October Wrap Up & Book Haul!

Hey guys! I’m actually combining my wrap up and my book haul posts because this month has been such an awful reading month! I thought it was bad that I only read three books last month but this month I only read one. One freaking book! I have been in such a horrible slump that I only recently got out of and I was so annoyed because I wanted to read but I just couldn’t. I am really hoping I will be back to reading five books in November! It’s annoying because my goal is to read fifty books this year and so far I have read thirty four so I really could have done with reading another five books this month. I’m not sure if I will make fifty but I’m going to damn well try!

Wrap Up:

The Couple Next DoorThe Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

This book really helped me get out of my slump because it was such an easy read! It’s about a couple who leaves their six month daughter home alone while they go to a party next door. They agree to check on her every half an hour but when they check on her in the early hours of the morning, she is gone from her cot. She has been taken and they are left with no choice but to call the police and who knows what secrets they will uncover…

It was very interesting and full of so many exciting twists and turns. At first I thought it revealed the plot really early but it turns out there were more secrets to uncover and I honestly couldn’t put this book down. The ending was left on such a horrible cliffhanger though and I really hope there is a second book because I don’t think I can live with that cliffhanger in my life, I need answers. 

I would highly recommend this book if you are into crime thrillers and mysteries.

Continue reading

Top 5 Wednesday: Favourite Spooky Settings

Hey guys! Another Top 5 Wednesday post, yay! This week is favourite spooky settings which I think is incredibly awesome to talk about! It can be settings that exist in books or ones you’d like to see in books. It doesn’t necessarily have to be horror it can be eerie, atmospheric settings!

Just to let you know, 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-hound-of-the-baskervilles1) The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

I absolutely love the Sherlock Holmes books but my all time favourite has to be The Hound of the Baskervilles. The setting was especially spooky because it’s set in the moors in the middle of nowhere. You can get completely lost there and when there are crazy people or monsters on the loose, it makes it even more scary! This was such a creepy book and it has a perfect spooky setting for this topic. It gave me goose bumps and had the hairs on the back of my neck rising! I was completely engrossed in the story and the setting. The atmosphere was just so spooky and the writing was incredible.

 

Continue reading

BLOG TOUR: Weregirl by C. D. Bell (Weregirl #1)

Weregirl_5x7_postcard.indd

Title: Weregirl by C. D. Bell
Pages: 400
Published by: Chooseco
Publication date: 1st November 2016
Genre: Fantasy/Supernatural
Format: eBook
Amazon UK – Weregirl Website

Synopsis:

Nessa Kurland is running for her life.

C.D. Bell’s WEREGIRL is a fast-paced teen thriller set in Tether, Michigan, a town on the brink of shutdown since it was stripped of its resources by corporate polluter Dutch Chemical.

High school junior, Nessa Kurland, is a cross-country runner with her eyes set on one thing: a college scholarship as her one-way ticket out of Tether.

Talented teammate Cynthia Sinise invites Nessa on a nighttime run through Tether’s overgrown forest trails. But she speeds ahead, leaving Nessa alone to discover a trapped wolf. Nessa tries to free the animal but is badly bitten, seemingly ruining her hopes for a strong fall season with the cross-country team.

Instead, Nessa’s freakishly quick recovery is followed by improved running times. All her senses are heightened. Nessa has transformed.

She has become a werewolf. 

In her new state, Nessa learns there are things about Tether that powerful people want to keep hidden. Why does a Nobel Laureate work at the small-town medical clinic? Are top college athletic scouts really interested in her emerging talent? Can she trust Chayton, the motorcycle-riding guide her friends have faith in? WEREGIRL‘s Nessa must navigate her junior year and true human darkness, while making peace with her new, wild nature.

Continue reading

Top 5 Wednesday: Favourite Non-Canon Ships

Hey guys! It’s that time of the week again already! This week’s topic is favourite non-canon ships and can be couples you love, but they never got together or did get together but weren’t together at the end of the series. Or a couple you ship but it’s actually impossible for them to be together because they are from different worlds, franchises, etc.

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.

thg1) Katniss and Gale (The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins)

I’m not really a big fan of these books and I have never understood why they are so popular but it actually killed me when Katniss and Gale didn’t end up together. I could not (and still can’t) see what was so great about Katniss and Peeta. I know I am not alone because I have seen others say they wanted Gale and Katniss to be together! They were so much better suited and I feel like the author just did that whole thing with Gale as an excuse to get him out of the way.

 

 

Continue reading

Book Recommendations: Trilogies!

Who doesn’t love a good trilogy? I thought I’d share with you some of my favourites!

1) The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

These books are kind of fantasy and historical fiction and I absolutely love them! The covers are so beautiful too! I can’t decide if I prefer these to The Mortal Instruments or not because I really liked the characters a lot more and I thought the story was a lot more interesting. I loved the bond between Jem and Will and the love triangle between them and Tessa. I’m not a fan of love triangles really but I thought that this one was done really well and not in an annoying way.

Continue reading

Top 5 Wednesday: Inaccurate Book Covers

Hey guys! 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.

This week’s topic is inaccurate book covers! It can be books with covers that have nothing to do with the story or the cover model doesn’t look anything like the actual main character, or it’s a really cheesy cover for a great read!

Shatter Me1) Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

I know this is the original cover but I absolutely hate it. It makes me cringe so much when I look at it! I hate when they use real people for book covers because it just makes the book look so cheap and disgusting. Maybe I am being a bit harsh but I really, really, really don’t like real people on book covers. When you read a book, you are imaging all these wonderful places and characters, so why ruin it for you by sticking a real person on the cover? Plus, I’m assuming this girl is supposed to be Juliette, but this is not how I pictured her to look at all.

 

 

Continue reading

REVIEW: Dreamland by Robert L. Anderson

DreamlandTitle: Dreamland by Robert L. Anderson
Pages: 332
Published by: Hodder Paperbacks
Publication date: 22nd September 2015
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

Dea Donahue has been able to travel through people’s dreams since she was six years old. Her mother taught her the three rules of walking: Never interfere. Never be seen. Never walk the same person’s dream more than once. Dea has never questioned her mother, not about the rules, not about the clocks or the mirrors, not about moving from place to place to be one step ahead of the unseen monsters that Dean’s mother is certain are right behind them.

Then a mysterious new boy, Connor, comes to town and Dea finally starts to feel normal. As Connor breaks down the walls that she’s had up for so long, he gets closer to learning her secret. For the first time she wonders if that’s so bad. But when Dea beaks the rules, the boundary between worlds begins to deteriorate. How can she know that’s real and what’s not?

Continue reading