REVIEW: Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare

9751119d-e99a-4945-b562-2f3ec2fb45d2Title: Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Kelly Link and Robin Wasserman
Pages: 617
Published by: Walker Books
Publication date: 4th June 2019
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Format: Hardback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

The Shadow Market is a meeting point for faeries, werewolves, warlocks, and vampires. It’s no place for Shadowhunters, but through two centuries a Silent Brother has visited. Brother Zachariah was once a Shadowhunter called Jem Carstairs, and his love, then and always, is the warlock Tessa Gray. Now he is searching for a relic from his past.

Follow Jem and see, against the backdrop of the Market’s dark dealings, Anna Lightwood’s doomed romance, Matthew Fairchild’s great sin, and Tessa Gray as she is plunged into a world war. Valentine Morgenstern buys a soul and a young Jace Wayland’s finds safety.

In the Market is hidden a lost heir and a beloved ghost. But no one can save you once you have traded away your heart. Not even Brother Zachariah.

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Favourite Authors of 2019!

Hey guys! Since 2019 is drawing to a close I thought it was about time I kicked off my usual end of the year posts and I wanted to start with my favourite authors. These are not necessarily my favourite books; they are just authors that made me feel so many different emotions that I had to highlight their awesomeness. I hope you enjoy!

Stephanie Garber

Stephanie Garber is, without question, my favourite author this year. I finally read her Caraval series and fell completely and utterly in love with her world and her characters. I had no idea how much I wanted a series like this and I can only hope she writes similar fantasy books in the future. Her writing is so magical and she easily transports you to world of Caraval. I was completely entranced by Legend and eager to find out who this mysterious character was. I was made up with the ending; I was sad to finish it but the ending was everything I wanted and more. There wasn’t one thing that disappointed me in this entire series and I hope one day I can meet Stephanie to thank her for writing such an incredible series.

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The End of The Year Book Tag!

Hey guys! I haven’t done a book tag in a while and since we are approaching the end of the year, I thought this one created by Ariel Bissett was perfect! I hope you enjoy!

Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

Oh, boy. For this one I’m going to pick Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo and Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus. I DNF’d both of these books and for some reason I am so bad at finishing Crooked Kingdom. I have no idea why! I just can’t get into this book but I really want to finish it!

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REVIEW: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

The Family Upstairs.jpgTitle: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
Pages: 384
Published by: Cornerstone
Publication date: 8th August 2019
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Hardback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

In a large house in London’s fashionable Chelsea, a baby is awake in her cot. Well-fed and cared for, she is happily waiting for someone to pick her up.

In the kitchen lie three decomposing corpses. Close to them is a hastily scrawled note.

They’ve been dead for several days.

Who has been looking after the baby? And where did they go?

Two entangled families. A house with the darkest of secrets.

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REVIEW: After the End by Clare Mackintosh

After the End.jpgTitle: After the End by Clare Mackintosh
Pages: 384
Published by: Sphere
Publication date: 25th June 2019
Genre: Contemporary
Format: Hardback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

Max and Pip are the strongest couple you know. Only now they’re facing the most important decision of their lives – and they don’t agree.

As the consequences of an impossible choice threaten to devastate them both, nothing will ever be the same again.

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REVIEW: Dark Ink by Gary Kemble (Harry Hendrick #2)

Dark InkTitle: Dark Ink by Gary Kemble
Pages: 320
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 8th October 2019
Genre: Thriller/Mystery
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

Investigating sordid political corruption, journalist Harry Hendrick grows uneasy when he hears rumours of a chilling figure behind it. Mistress Hel plies her dark arts from a luxurious suburban lair, motivated be a desire for revenge from a past marred by terrible wrongs.

Harry hears of demonic visions, of people under a supernatural thrall, and is slowly drawn into her web. Inside are diabolical ceremonies and visions that threaten both his sanity and his life; something black and infernal reaching out into the world…

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ARC REVIEW: Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Demon by James Lovegrove

Christmas Demon.jpgTitle: Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Demon by James Lovegrove 
Pages: 384
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 22nd  October 2019
Genre: Thrillers & Mystery
Format: Hardback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

It is 1890, and in the days before Christmas Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson are visited at Baker Street by a new client. Eve Allerthorpe – eldest daughter of a grand but somewhat eccentric Yorkshire-based dynasty – is greatly distressed, as she believes she is being haunted by a demonic Christmas spirit.

Her late mother told her terrifying tales of the sinister Black Thurrick, and Eve is sure that she has seen the creature from her bedroom window. What is more, she has begun to receive mysterious parcels of birch twigs, the Black Thurrick’s calling card…

Eve stands to inherit a fortune if she is sound in mind, but it seems that something – or someone – is threatening her sanity. Holmes and Watson travel to the Allerthorpe family seat at Fellscar Keep to investigate, but soon discover that there is more to the case than at first appeared. There is another spirit haunting the family, and when a member of the household is found dead, the companions realise that no one is beyond suspicion.

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