September 2019 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! I hope you’ve all had a great reading month! I managed to read nine books and one graphic novel this month which I am very pleased with. Funny thing, I didn’t realise until I actually sat down to write this post that the graphic novel was the only young adult novel that I read. The rest were all crime thrillers and for the most part, I really enjoyed them! Here’s what I read:

The Devil Upstairs by Anthony O’Neill: I haven’t come across Anthony O’Neill before but after reading this I’ll certainly be on the lookout for more of his books. It was a really intriguing and sometimes creepy story and I thought the setting (Edinburgh) was perfect. I also really liked the cast of characters, especially Cat. She was intelligent, confident and career driven. I loved how dark the plot was at times and how Cat believed she was living below the Devil! It was the ending that completely threw me, though. It took such a dark turn and was really unexpected. This was a great thriller and I’d love to read more books by this author!

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh: I was not prepared for how much of a rollercoaster this book was going to be! I thought it was about a mother overcoming the death of her son and the guilt she felt for letting his hand go, hence the title I Let You Go. Turns out it was about something completely different and it really threw me. The first half was incredibly sad and focused on the death of a little boy but then the second half took a really wild turn. I was disorientated and confused but once it hit, wow. This story was incredibly impactful and I was flitting through all these different emotions while reading it. I haven’t come across a book with such a shocking twist in a while. Clare did a fantastic job with this.

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Illumicrate Blood & Blades: The Darkdawn Edition Unboxing!

Hey guys! I am super excited to share with you my unboxing of Illumicrate’s Blood & Blades! I was absolutely thrilled with this and I loved all of the items so much. They did such a fantastic job with this box and I can’t wait to see what they do next!

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Before I get into this I just want to show some appreciation for the artwork for this box! It looks awesome! Normally I bin the spoiler booklets/cards but I’m tempted to keep this one? I wish they made this into a print as well!

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BLOG TOUR: The Devil Upstairs by Anthony O’Neill

THEDEVILUPSTAIRS_JKT.inddTitle: The Devil Upstairs by Anthony O’Neill
Pages: 304
Published by: Black & White Publishing
Publication date: 5th September 2019
Genre: Thrillers & Mystery
Format: Hardback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis: 

Cat Thomas, a brilliant fraud investigator, has just relocated from Florida to a dreamy flat in historic Edinburgh. Everything seems perfect. Everything seems serene. Except for the unbelievably noisy wannabe rockstar upstairs.

Soon Cat’s blissful new life is in ruins. Desperate, she’s willing to try anything. When all else fails, she makes an appeal… to Satan.

And suddenly everything is eerily quiet. But her nightmare has only just begun…

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September 2019 TBR!

Hey guys! Today I am sharing with you my September 2019 TBR. I’ve already finished one book this month (The Devil Upstairs by Anthony O’Neill) and I’m hoping I can read another 6 (possibly more). I’m having a crime fiction month but I may squeeze some fantasy in there later on! Here’s what I’d like to read in September:

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh: I really enjoyed Let Me Lie which I read earlier in the year and I read a lot of reviews saying that wasn’t even Clare’s best book so naturally I was intrigued. I found this in a charity shop and snatched it up straight away. I’ve started it and even the opening chapters have been upsetting with a five year old boy being killed in a hit and run. I think this will be tugging on my heartstrings and I’m interested to see what happens in the aftermath of Jacob’s death.

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware: I am buddy reading this with my lovely friend Kate and so far I am really enjoying it! I love Ruth’s books and I think her writing just gets better and better with each new book. I love the way she has decided to tell this story and so far I’m hooked. I can’t wait to see how everything unfolds!

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August 2019 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my August wrap up and I managed to read 9 books. I’ve had a bit of a rocky ride with the books I’ve read recently as a lot of them have been 3 stars but this month was a little better as one was 4 and the other 5. I read my usual mixture of fantasy and crime fiction. So let’s get into it!

Monsters of Verity by V.E. Schwab: So I read this duology and sadly it wasn’t my favourite Schwab series. I couldn’t connect with the characters and I found the first book boring and slow. The second one was definitely better and more intense as I felt like so much more was on the line for August and Kate. I liked the idea how acts of violence creates monsters and how there was all these different kinds of monsters. It was wildly creative and unique but I didn’t enjoy her writing as much as I have in her other books.

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