Most Anticipated 2017 Releases! (#2)

Hey guys! I did this post at the start of the year for books being released between January and May. I didn’t really know what books were being released later on in the year so decided to do another post when I had more of an idea. So here we are! These are all the books coming out in the second half of 2017 that I am pretty much freaking out over! Enjoy!

Wonder Woman.jpg1) Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

So I’ve pre-ordered a paperback copy and a signed hardback copy from my lovely, lovely, lovely Waterstones. The excitement for this book is pretty much killing me and I want it in my hands right now. It’s even worse after seeing the film. I loved the film so damn much, it was amazing and awesome and they are incredible for doing such a kickass film! Thank you to them! Now hopefully we’ll get a kickass book too! This comes out 28th August just before I go on holiday so that can be one of my holiday reads, yay! This will be the first book I’ve read by Leigh Bardugo and I’ve heard nothing but good things about her writing so I’m excited!

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WWW Wednesday!

Hey guys! I’ve not done a WWW Wednesday post in a while so I thought I’d give you all a quick update on what I’ve been reading recently and what reviews to expect from me in the future! Hope you enjoy!

As always, 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?

Emma in the NightCurrently reading: 

Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker: I received an ARC of this via NetGalley and I’m currently only 20% in so far. It’s very interesting but also quite strange. I like it but I’m not quite sure what’s going on at the minute. The synopsis made the book sound really good so hopefully the more I read the better it will get.

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ARC REVIEW: Flutter by Olivia Evans

FlutterTitle: Flutter by Olivia Evans
Pages: 448
Published by: Xpresso Book Tours
Publication date: 24th July 2017
Genre: Mystery/Romance
Format: eBook
Amazon UK

Synopsis:

Dylan Walker has spent six years trying to move on from the loss of his girlfriend, Presley Cooper. Motivated by grief and the desire to do for others what he couldn’t do for her, he burns the candle at both ends to make it through medical school. After graduation he moves west, putting as much distance as possible between his past and his present.

Or so he thought.

Unknowingly, Dylan has been set on a path that will destroy everything he thought he knew. All the pain, all the grief, was all for nothing. With the help of an unexpected ally, Dylan must find the answers and save the girl he loves before it’s too late.

Deceit.

Betrayal.

Revenge.

A second chance at love.

But first, he must find a way to make her remember her past. Remember him. Remember everything.

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Top 5 Books of 2017 (So far!)

Hey guys! Since we are over halfway through the year, I thought it was time I did a post talking about my five favourite books I’ve read so far this year. Currently I have read 26/50 books and according to Goodreads I am on track! I am super happy with the number of books I’ve read so far and I’m doing better than last year! There are so many books I’ve loved reading and it’s so hard narrowing down my favourites but it has to be done. So lets get into it, shall we?

If We Were Villains1) If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio

This has got to be one of the best crime thrillers I’ve ever read. It had a very dark and twisted story. The story relies heavily on Shakespeare and the themes he uses in his plays. It has a lot of jealously and rivalry between certain characters and each character has their own stereotype: villain, hero, tyrant and temptress. Being totally honest with you, I’m not a fan of Shakespeare and don’t really enjoy reading his plays. So it made me hesitant to read this but because I’m a sucker for crime thrillers I decided to read it. You guys… it was amazing. It blew me away. The story goes from strength to strength and I became so attached to the characters. I was left reeling when I found out which friend turned up dead and the writing was phenomenal. I felt like I was standing there staring down at the dead body… it was insane. M.L. Rio is an amazing writer and I look forward to reading more from her!

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REVIEW: Sherlock Holmes: A Betrayal in Blood by Mark A. Latham

A Betrayal in BloodTitle: Sherlock Holmes: A Betrayal in Blood by Mark. A Latham
Pages: 298
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 28th March 2017
Genre: Thrillers & Mystery
Format: Paperback
Amazon UKWaterstones

Synopsis: 

Man or Monster?

It is 1894, and the news of a Transylvanian nobleman’s death at the hands of a certain Professor Van Helsing is the talk of London.

Unsatisfied at the acquittal of the professor, Mycroft Holmes asks Sherlock to investigate what truly led to the deaths of Lucy Westenra and the mysterious aristocrat. The newspapers are full of inconsistencies and wild supernatural theories, and as Holmes digs deeper, he suspects that those hailed as heroes are not what they seem. The clues point to an innocent man framed and murdered for crimes he did not commit, and Holmes and Watson find themselves targeted at every turn, as what began as a quest to clear one man’s name reveals a conspiracy that draws them to the mountains of Transylvania and the infamous Castle Dracula.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Children’s Books

Hey guys! I’m back with another Top 5 Wednesday post! This week we are talking about children’s books and I’m excited to share with you some of my favourite children’s books! I read all of these when I was little and I loved them! So lets get into it!

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.

1) Private Peaceful & War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

I probably read Michael Morpurgo’s books when I was eleven or twelve and they are so, so, so incredibly sad. They are great for introducing children into the horrors of the war, War Horse especially. It’s told from the point of view of a horse who sees the best and worst of humanity but also has an incredibly powerful friendship with his owner. It’s very sad and it did make me cry but it’s worth it because it’s a really touching story. I liked how it shed some light on the millions of horses who died in the war and how they were also impacted by the horrors of the war. Private Peaceful is another truly sad story but it’s very powerful and compelling. It gripped me from start to finish and I really impacted me. They are two very captivating stories and they make great children’s books despite the tragic horrors of the war that is at the core of the story.

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REVIEW: The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

The Lying GameTitle: The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
Pages: 384
Published by: Vintage Publishing
Publication date: 15th June 2017
Genre: Thrillers & Mystery
Format: eBook
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis: 

Four friends. One promise. But someone isn’t telling the truth. The twisting new mystery from bestselling phenomenon Ruth Ware.

The text message arrives in the small hours of the night. It’s just three words: I need you.
Isa drops everything, takes her baby daughter and heads straight to Salten. She spent the most significant days of her life at boarding school on the marshes there, days which still cast their shadow over her.

At school Isa and her three best friends used to play the Lying Game. They competed to convince people of the most outrageous stories. Now, after seventeen years of secrets, something terrible has been found on the beach. Something which will force Isa to confront her past, together with the three women she hasn’t seen for years, but has never forgotten.

Theirs is no cosy reunion: Salten isn’t a safe place for them, not after what they did. It’s time for the women to get their story straight…

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