ARC REVIEW: If I Die Before I Wake by Emily Koch

If I Die Before I Wake

Title: If I Die Before I Wake by Emily Koch
Pages: 320
Published by: Harvill Secker
Publication date: 11th January 2018
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: eBook
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Everyone believes Alex is in a coma, unlikely to ever wake up. As his family debate withdrawing life support, and his friends talk about how his girlfriend Bea needs to move on, he can only listen.

But Alex soon begins to suspect that the accident that put him here wasn’t really an accident. Even worse, the perpetrator is still out there and Alex is not the only one in danger.

As he goes over a series of clues from his past, Alex must use his remaining senses to solve the mystery of who tried to kill him, and try to protect those he loves, before they decide to let him go.

A stunning edge-of-your-seat debut novel with an unforgettable narrator. 

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Top 5 Wednesday: Nostalgic Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends

Hey guys! I’m so excited for this Top 5 Wednesday post as this week we can take a trip down memory lane and revisit those characters we swooned over when we were younger! This is going to be so good!

This group was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey) and is hosted by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). If you want to participate, check out the link on Goodreads here.

The Vampire Diaries1) Damon Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith)

Using the TV show cover because I think everyone preferred the TV show to the books… But I read the books first and I absolutely adored Damon in the books. Then I watched the TV show and fell in love with Damon all over again! Damon’s character development is just incredible. He’s so misunderstood and everyone believes him to be a monster but he’s not. I loved watching him fall in love with Elena and seeing the way he was around her. He is very protective of those he loves and I just wanted to give him as much love as possible because he deserves it. He really deserves it. You can probably tell I was a Delena shipper.


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Appreciation Post: City of Bones Tenth Anniversary Edition!

Hey guys! I’m just so damn excited for this beautiful book that I had to share it on my blog! You’ve all probably seen it by now or have your own copies but I was only able to pick mine up yesterday and I was freaking out! This book is stunning! Absolutely stunning! A similar post I did for Lord of Shadows was surprisingly popular so I thought why not do one for this too? If you want the contents of this book to be a surprise then do not view this post!

This is my 200th post which is flipping fantastic and quite fitting that I dedicate it to an author that I wholeheartedly adore!

Before we get into this post I would just like to apologise in advance for the awful pictures. I didn’t get home until 7pm so obviously I had zero daylight and had to take the pictures in the dark. But I added some pretty fairy lights to hopefully make up for my sucky pictures?

See? My pictures are kind of sucky but hopefully you can still appreciate how utterly gorgeous this book is! That cover is beautiful and it was honestly love at first sight when I picked this book up. Plus, it’s signed! I already have a signed copy of Lady Midnight but Cassie is one of my favourite authors – I adore her books. So if I have the opportunity to get another signed book, I’m going to get it! The website had a signed copy and a normal hardback copy and both were £15 so obviously I’m going to get the signed one! Also, SPINE BEAUTY!

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November TBR!

Hey guys! Since I have to try and read five books this month I’m going to be selecting books that I really want to read or I know I will read really fast! It’s going to be a very random selection so without further ado, here are the books I plan on reading this month:

Lord of Shadows1) Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

I’ve lost count of how many times this has been on my TBR in the past months but I have actually started reading it now! I’m currently two hundred pages in and hoping to finish it this weekend! I had a little panic when I realised how close the end of the year was. If I don’t read this book by the end of the year, I may end up falling behind with Cassie’s books because she likes to introduce and publish lots of new books/series! The tenth anniversary edition of City of Bones is out this month and I might take a trip down memory lane and re-read that at some point. So you’ll definitely be seeing this book on my November wrap up!

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October Wrap Up!

Hey guys! I can’t BELIEVE it’s November today, what the hell?! I was looking at my reading challenge and I’ve read 40/50 books. So I have to read five books in November and five books in December. This is going to be tough but I really don’t want to fail my reading challenge, I’m so close!

I managed to read three books this month and one short story. I don’t think that’s bad but I would have liked to have read one or two more. I literally read them all at the start of the month and then the last two weeks I have been flat out tired. I got home from work and went straight to bed, I just couldn’t read. I was too tired.

Mirror, Mirror1) Mirror, Mirror by Cara Delevingne 

GUYS! Before I tell you all (again!) how amazing this book is, I got a limited edition tote bag prize for pre-ordering the book! If you pre-ordered the book you could email your receipt to the publisher and be in with a chance of winning 1 of 500 tote bags. I got really excited about this so I entered but then I completely forgot about it. It came in this massive box and I was like what the hell is this? Proceed to me squealing in excitement when I opened it and saw the beautiful tote bag! You can never have too many tote bags for all your beautiful books!

So anyways, this book was amazing! Cara did a fantastic job with the characters, I loved them all so much. I flew through this book, it was really addicting and exciting. There was never a dull moment and I was hooked all the way through! I was definitely not expecting this from Cara and I can’t wait to see if she writes anymore books in the future!

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Ridiculous October Book Haul!

Hey guys! I am calling this the Ridiculous October Book Haul because I bought a ridiculous amount of books this month! Stating the obvious, much? I honestly think this crazy book obsessed demon possessed me at the start of the month and went on a massive splurge in Waterstones. In our defence, I bought some beautiful books and scored a few signed ones!

1) La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One by Philip Pullman

I was seriously excited for this book and when I saw Waterstones had a special signed edition limited to 5,000 copies for £35 I had to get one. I had to. So imagine my relief when they’d all sold out and I’d pre-ordered one the day they released them on the website. But imagine my disappointment when I got home and noticed it was damaged. I was heartbroken. I took it back to Waterstones but obviously I couldn’t get another because they’d all sold out. They knocked £10 off so I only ended up paying £25 but it still kind of annoys me. Despite the fault it is a truly beautiful book and they’ve done an amazing job. Alongside this I also got the £10 hardback so these two books were an expensive buy.

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TV shows I’m currently loving!

Hey guys! Today I’m going to be talking about my favourite TV shows and why I love them so much! All book lovers love binge-watching a good TV show and I hardly ever talk about my favourites so thought it was about time I did just that! I hope you enjoy!

Riverdale.jpg1) Riverdale

I got addicted to this show so bloody fast, it’s actually sunk its claws into me and I can’t escape – not that I want to! This show is such a whirlwind of emotions I feel like every episode I’m about to step on to a fairground ride and I’m going to be dizzy as hell when I get off. I watched 10 episodes in one day which is pretty freaking good for me and then I finished the rest of season 1 over the new few days. I’m in utter agony now having to wait a week for every ep – I need the whole season and I need it now! I love the characters so much! I love Cheryl Blossom even though I’m 90% sure she is insane. She is evil to the core but, damn it, I love her and I don’t know why! Everyone needs to watch this show because it’s addicting as hell and so bloody good!

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