BLOG TOUR: The Retreat by Sherri Smith

27D81D4E-45AA-499F-BB9B-572ED6FC6790Title: The Retreat by Sherri Smith
Pages: 432
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 13 August 2019
Genre: Thrillers & Mystery
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis: 

Katie Manning was a beloved child star until her mid-teens when her manager attacked and permanently scarred her face, effectively ending her career and sending her on a path of all-too-familiar post-Hollywood self-destruction.

Now twenty-seven, Katie wants a better answer to those clickbait “Where Are They Now?” articles that float around online. An answer she hopes to find when her brother’s too-good-to-be-true fiancee invites her to a wellness retreat upstate. Together with Katie’s two best friends–one struggling with crippling debt and family obligations, one running away from a failed job and relationship–Katie will try to find the inner peace promised at the tranquil retreat. But finding oneself just might drudge up more memories than Katie is prepared to deal with.

Each woman has come to the retreat for different reasons. Each has her secrets to hide. And at the end of this weekend, only one will be left standing.

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Nevermind Book Tag!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you the Nevermind Book Tag which was recently created by readinginfinitely. I love finding new tags to do and this one seemed like a lot of fun! It’s goes through books or series you changed your mind about and I don’t think I’ve done anything like this on my blog before so I’m excited to share my choices with all of you! So let’s get into it!

Shatter Me

A book you rated high but have now changed your mind and/or a book you’ve rated low and changed your mind

For a book you rated high but have now change your mind about I’m going to go with Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. When I first read Shatter Me in 2016 (Was that really 3 years ago?) I rated it 5 stars just because it was so different and I loved Tahereh’s writing style. However, I reread it this year and only gave it 3 stars. I didn’t think there was much of a plot; it was all very repetitious and I couldn’t justify giving it higher than that. Also I read in a couple reviews that there was massive character development by the end of the book but I didn’t think there was? I was disappointed to give it such a low rating but I didn’t enjoy it all that much.

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REVIEW: Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Seven by Lyndsay Faye et al.

4C4BFAA9-0FED-463D-8102-896ABFC34F41Title: Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Seven by Lyndsay Faye et al.
Pages: 511
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 9th July 2019
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis: 

Eliminate the impossible…

Sherlock Holmes lives on in this extraordinary collection of brand-new novellas. Marvel as the master detective scours London’s sewers to expose the killer of a mudlark; attends a deadly séance that may prove a man’s guilt; visits a dark carnival with an unusual menu; solves the murder of an Egyptologist’s butler; uncovers the shocking secret of a tobacco dealer; sets sail for America to investigate the death of a cult leader and settles an old score for his famous associate Inspector Lestrade!

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REVIEW: Closer Than You Think by Lee Maguire

Closer Than You ThinkTitle: Closer Than You Think by Lee Maguire
Pages: 314
Published by: TCK Publishing
Publication date: 22nd October 2018
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: eBook
Amazon UK

Synopsis: 

Meet Bryce Davison, a gifted psychologist who can heal any troubled mind—except his own.

You see, Bryce’s life is falling apart. His marriage is crumbling. His insomnia brings only half-sleep and troubled dreams—visions of dark and buried memories he’d rather forget or ignore completely. And the new female patient in his psych ward just might be more trouble than he’s able to cope with.

…and now he has a stalker.

Somebody’s been watching Bryce for a long time. Somebody who knows his life inside and out—his fears, his regrets, his greatest longings and deepest despairs. Somebody with access to his most private places—his workplace, his home, his family…anywhere Bryce might have felt safe.

They do their dirty work in the shadows… and they want Bryce Davison dead.

So Bryce has got to get his life together. To save his patients. To save his family. To save his marriage…and his life.

Because no matter how close Bryce gets to the deadly truth, the enigmatic stalker is always closer than he thinks.

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REVIEW: Our Dark Duet by V.E. Schwab (Monsters of Verity #2)

821B25F1-8CAD-4267-B26F-38310B7A432DTitle: Our Dark Duet by V.E. Schwab
Pages: 470
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 13th June 2017
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis: 

Kate Harker is a girl who hunts monsters. And she’s good at it. August Flynn is a monster who can never be human. Nearly six months after Kate and August were first thrown together, the war between the monsters and the humans is a terrifying reality. In Verity, August has become the leader he never wished to be, and in Prosperity, Kate has become the ruthless hunter she knew she could be. When a new monster emerges from the shadows –one who feeds on chaos and brings out its victim’s inner demons–Kate must face a monster she thought she’d killed, a boy she thought she knew and a demon all her own…

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REVIEW: This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab (Monsters of Verity #1)

this-savage-songTitle: This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab
Pages: 411
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 7th June 2016
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis: 

Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city, a grisly metropolis where the violence has begun to create real and deadly monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the inhabitants pay for his protection. August just wants to be human, as good-hearted as his own father–but his curse is to be what the humans fear. The thin truce that keeps the Harker and Flynn families at peace is crumbling, and an assassination attempt forces Kate and August into a tenuous alliance. But how long will they survive in a city where no one is safe and monsters are real…

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August 2019 TBR!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my August TBR. Even though it’s only the 2nd, I’ve already finished one book this month. I read This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab so it won’t be included it in my list below and my thoughts will be in a review soon! Here’s the rest of the books I want to read in August:

Our Dark Duet by V.E. Schwab: Since this is the sequel I can’t really say much about it but I’m curious to see where the story goes next and what else happens with Kate and August. The first book was interesting and the ending left me wanting more so let hope this delivers.

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