Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag!

Hey guys! I did this tag last year and I really enjoyed it so thought I’d revisit it this year! It’s crazy how we are in June already, where is this year going?? I’ve already completed my reading challenge of 30 books! I am now hoping to reach 50 and since I have half the year left, I am feeling pretty confident that I can achieve that! Here’s my picks for the mid-year freak out book tag:

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A Breath After Drowning

1) Best book you’ve read so far in 2018

This is a tough one because I have read so many amazing books so far and discovered some, albeit not many, fantastic authors! Alice Blanchard is just one of my newly discovered authors and this book was a rollercoaster from start to finish! One of the most amazing psychological thrillers I have read! I loved all of the characters, the twist at the end was on point and it had me hooked from start to finish. This book had everything I wanted and more! I can’t wait to read more books from her!

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BLOG TOUR: The Captives by Debra Jo Immergut

The CaptivesTitle: The Captives by Debra Jo Immergut
Pages: 352
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 5th June 2018
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis: 

Convicted of murder and destined to spend the best years of her life in prison, Miranda Greene is desperate for an escape. She signs up for sessions with the prison psychologist, Frank Lundquist, so that she can access the drugs to end it all. But unknown to her, Frank remembers her from high school, where, forgettable and unseen, he had a crush on Miranda. Now, captivated again, his feelings deepen to obsession. What led the daughter of a former Congressman to commit such a terrible crime? And how can he make her remember him?

As Miranda contemplates a dark future and a darker past, she soon realises that Frank might offer another way to the freedom she longs for. But at what cost?

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ARC REVIEW: The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

The Death of Mrs WestawayTitle: The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
Pages: 400
Published by: Harvill Secker
Publication date: 28th June 2018
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: eBook
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Synopsis: 

When Harriet Westaway receives an unexpected letter telling her she’s inherited a substantial bequest from her Cornish grandmother, it seems like the answer to her prayers. She owes money to a loan shark and the threats are getting increasingly aggressive: she needs to get her hands on some cash fast.

There’s just one problem – Hal’s real grandparents died more than twenty years ago. The letter has been sent to the wrong person. But Hal knows that the cold-reading techniques she’s honed as a seaside fortune teller could help her con her way to getting the money. If anyone has the skills to turn up at a stranger’s funeral and claim a bequest they’re not entitled to, it’s her.

Hal makes a choice that will change her life for ever. But once she embarks on her deception, there is no going back. She must keep going or risk losing everything, even her life…

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June TBR!

Hey guys! Even though I have been completely smashing my TBR the past two months, I am still going to set a low one this month as I like only having a small TBR. Having a small one each month is definitely more manageable and I feel it’s less pressure on myself. If I set a massive TBR I’d feel so stressed all month and rush to complete it. So I’ll be setting myself 6 books and if I manage to read them all before the end of the month, then I’ll just pick up another book at random. So without further ado, here is what I want to read this month:

The Rose Society The Midnight Star by Marie Lu: This series is a trilogy and I’ve already read the first book The Young Elites, so I’m going to now read the other two. The first one was OK, not great to be honest. I wasn’t sure if it was worth continuing but apparently the second book is a lot better so I’ve decided to get them both read. I’ve heard Marie Lu is a fantastic writer, maybe this isn’t one of her best series? I probably should have started with Legend but oh well.

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May Wrap Up!

Hey guys! You are going to be so shocked and hopefully impressed with me! I managed to read nine books in May and I am so ecstatic! Of course it helped that I had a week off work and managed to read three books. I don’t know how people manage to read this many books every month, it was such a challenge for me but it was awesome constantly reading and not having a breather in between for work and other things! So without further ado, here it was I read this month:

1) Friend Request by Laura Marshall: I feel like if the publisher has to put “The most addictive thriller you’ll read this year” or similar on the cover, then the chances are that it’s not going to be very good and not addictive at all. Let me tell you that this book was so boring and it felt so ridiculous. It switched between an adult life and high school drama and it was exhausting trying to find reasons to care about these characters. It was such a disappointing story and there’s better thrillers out there for sure.

2) Copycat by Alex Lake: I liked this book, I thought the mystery was really good and I kept me guessing all the way through. It’s a psychological thriller because it twists everything and makes you think the main character is actually going crazy and forgetting what she is doing. The ending left me surprised and it actually strayed into some pretty dark stuff. I didn’t like the last few pages and would have preferred a different ending because it’s left on a cliffhanger and if it’s a standalone book that is annoying.

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May Book Haul!

Hey guys! I can’t believe it’s June on Friday, this year is going by way, way too fast! I feel like this year has gone by in such a blur. I feel like my book haul posts are slowing down now and I’m actually reading more books that I am buying. My May haul was small and I am pleased with what I have acquired this month. Three I purchased myself and one was sent to me for review: So without further ado, here is my May haul:

Charmcaster1) Charmcaster by Sebastien De Castell

I am actually in love with the covers for this series! They are so bright, so eye-catching and so damn beautiful! I was so excited when this book came out and I’m actually already halfway through it now! Expect to see it on my May wrap up, woop! I ordered a signed copy, but unfortunately it arrived damaged! I’m getting a replacement though so fingers crossed that one arrives in perfect condition! I thought I’d read this now though so I can keep my replacement nice! I’m being sneaky. From how much I have read of this so far, I love how each book has new characters and is in a different setting, it makes it that more exciting! I still love Kellen, he is so adorable.

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FairyLoot Unboxing: May 2018!

Hey guys! I have another FairyLoot unboxing for you, yay! May’s theme was Save the Kingdom and I just knew I immediately had to get that because I really love YA books involving Kingdoms and it sounded like it was going to be a really great box! I did really like this box and here are all the items that were included:

Exclusive Norgard Vegan Bath Bomb (Made by Little Heart Gifts): The first item I picked up was this stunning castle bath bomb! It’s inspired by the book of the month and it’s honestly one of the prettiest bath bombs I have ever seen! It’s so cute and I am so excited to use this! It is Moonstones & Berries Scent and it is cruelty free and vegan friendly which is super!

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