ARC REVIEW: Hell Bay by Kate Rhodes

Hell BayTitle: Hell Bay by Kate Rhodes
Pages: 432
Published by: Simon & Schuster UK
Publication date: 25th January 2018
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: eBook
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Synopsis:

Trapped in a storm, with no way out …

DI Ben Kitto needs a second chance. After ten years working for the murder squad in London, a traumatic event has left him grief-stricken. He’s tried to resign from his job, but his boss has persuaded him to take three months to reconsider.

Ben plans to work in his uncle Ray’s boatyard, on the tiny Scilly island of Bryher where he was born, hoping to mend his shattered nerves. His plans go awry when the body of sixteen year old Laura Trescothick is found on the beach at Hell Bay. Her attacker must still be on the island because no ferries have sailed during a two-day storm.

Everyone on the island is under suspicion. Dark secrets are about to resurface. And the murderer could strike again at any time. 

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WWW Wednesday!

Hey guys! Welcome to another WWW Wednesday post! Haven’t done one of these in a while so thought I’d just give you all an update on what I’m currently reading and what I plan on reading next, so you can see what reviews will be coming up on my blog! Lets get into it!

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words.

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To take part, all you have to do is answer the following questions:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

The Child FinderCurrently reading:

This was very kindly sent to me for review by Orion Publishing Group. Only fifty pages in so far so haven’t really formed an opinion yet but it is interesting. It flips between the past and the present and it’s from the perspective of Naomi Cottle who finds missing children and Madison Culver who has been missing for three years and is presumed dead. That’s all I have so far because the synopsis doesn’t really give too much away! It’s quite short so hoping to finish it on the weekend!

 

 

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REVIEW: Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare (The Dark Artifices (#2)

Lord of ShadowsTitle: Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
Pages: 701
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Publication date: 23rd May 2017
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis:

Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she’d be at peace. But she is anything but calm.

Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again? And the faerie courts are not silent. The Unseelie King is tired of the Cold Peace, and will no longer concede to the Shadowhunters’ demands.

Caught between the call of faerie and the laws of the Clave, Emma, Julian, and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear – before it’s too late.

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Books I Didn’t Get to In 2017!

Hey guys! I messed up and posted next weeks Top 5 Wednesday post this week so to make up for it I am doing this weeks topic today, if that makes sense? I was supposed to talk about books I didn’t get to in 2017 but ended up talking about forgettable books instead! Oops! Sorry for the mix up and please enjoy this post!

So these are books I was really excited for in 2017 and really wanted to read but just didn’t find the time. I am definitely prioritising them this year because I went out and bought them so I need to read them!

He Said:She Said1) He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly

I was freaking out when this book was published because it looks absolutely amazing. Like the cover instantly caught my attention and the synopsis sounds so chilling! Everything inside of me was screaming at me to read this book and I was like okokok I NEED THIS! But I never actually read it! I bought it, shelved it and then forgot to pick it up. Very annoyed and disappointed with myself. Hoping to pick it up in February!

 

 

 

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Top 5 Wednesday: Forgettable Books

Hey guys! So like an idiot I read the list of topics for January in a rush and accidentally ended up posting the topic for the 17th on the 10th! I thought ‘Forgettable Books’ was this week but it was actually ‘Books You Didn’t Get to In 2017’! Sorry for the mix up and enjoy my picks for ‘Forgettable Books’ a week early, I guess!

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I was actually really excited to get to this topic because it seems like such an interesting one. I’m really excited to see what books people find forgettable and if we share any! I’m just revisiting old favourites and realising they are no longer my favourites because I can’t remember nothing about them. I don’t have a clue what happened with regards to plot and characters, even though they are 300-400 pages. So they have made my list for forgettable books! Enjoy!

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.

insurgent1) Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Quite an old book now but I’m being completely honest with you all when I say I have absolutely no idea what happened in this book or what it was about. I have read this book twice and I just have no clue what happened. I can’t remember anything about it. I really hope no one asks me what this book is about because I wouldn’t have a clue what to tell them. Even the first book, I have a vague idea of what happens but I can’t remember it fully. So this series is just very forgetful for me. I mean I loved the books when I read them but obviously the writing isn’t that memorable if I can’t remember anything about the plot or the characters.

 

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ARC REVIEW: Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings (The Androma Saga #1)

ZenithTitle: Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
Pages: 512
Published by: Harlequin Teen
Publication date: 11th January 2018
Genre: Science Fiction
Format: eBook
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Synopsis:

Most know Androma Racella as the Bloody Baroness, a powerful mercenary whose reign of terror stretches across the Mirabel Galaxy. To those aboard her glass starship, Marauder, however, she’s just Andi, their friend and fearless leader.

But when a routine mission goes awry, the Marauder‘s all-girl crew is tested as they find themselves in a treacherous situation and at the mercy of a sadistic bounty hunter from Andi’s past.

Meanwhile, across the galaxy, a ruthless ruler waits in the shadows of the planet Xen Ptera, biding her time to exact revenge for the destruction of her people. The pieces of her deadly plan are about to fall into place, unleashing a plot that will tear Mirabel in two.

Andi and her crew embark on a dangerous, soul-testing journey that could restore order to their ship or just as easily start a war that will devour worlds. As the Marauder hurtles toward the unknown, and Mirabel hangs in the balance, the only certainty is that in a galaxy run on lies and illusion, no one can be trusted.

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Books I’m excited for in 2018!

Hey guys! I’m a bit late to the party for this one considering one of the books on this list is already out and I own a copy now but oh well! I’m still excited for it as I am yet to read it! So here are all the books I am excited for in 2018! I may make another one later in the year as I discover more wonderful books that are coming out this year!

Queen of Air and Darkness1) Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

Even though I didn’t like Lord of Shadows, that doesn’t mean I’m not super excited for Queen of Air and Darkness! It’s not out until December though and I’m just like… Why? Why do we have to wait so damn long? I need it now! I want to curl up in a ball and sob and beg the publishers for a copy (I wish!). Also – just look at that gorgeous cover! How is it possible for them to make every new cover more beautiful than the last? That cover is so pretty it makes my heart hurt. Books are so beautiful! 

 

 

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