ARC REVIEW: Hell Bay by Kate Rhodes

Hell BayTitle: Hell Bay by Kate Rhodes
Pages: 432
Published by: Simon & Schuster UK
Publication date: 25th January 2018
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: eBook
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Trapped in a storm, with no way out …

DI Ben Kitto needs a second chance. After ten years working for the murder squad in London, a traumatic event has left him grief-stricken. He’s tried to resign from his job, but his boss has persuaded him to take three months to reconsider.

Ben plans to work in his uncle Ray’s boatyard, on the tiny Scilly island of Bryher where he was born, hoping to mend his shattered nerves. His plans go awry when the body of sixteen year old Laura Trescothick is found on the beach at Hell Bay. Her attacker must still be on the island because no ferries have sailed during a two-day storm.

Everyone on the island is under suspicion. Dark secrets are about to resurface. And the murderer could strike again at any time. 

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REVIEW: Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare (The Dark Artifices (#2)

Lord of ShadowsTitle: Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
Pages: 701
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Publication date: 23rd May 2017
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
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Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she’d be at peace. But she is anything but calm.

Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again? And the faerie courts are not silent. The Unseelie King is tired of the Cold Peace, and will no longer concede to the Shadowhunters’ demands.

Caught between the call of faerie and the laws of the Clave, Emma, Julian, and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear – before it’s too late.

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ARC REVIEW: Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings (The Androma Saga #1)

ZenithTitle: Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
Pages: 512
Published by: Harlequin Teen
Publication date: 11th January 2018
Genre: Science Fiction
Format: eBook
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Most know Androma Racella as the Bloody Baroness, a powerful mercenary whose reign of terror stretches across the Mirabel Galaxy. To those aboard her glass starship, Marauder, however, she’s just Andi, their friend and fearless leader.

But when a routine mission goes awry, the Marauder‘s all-girl crew is tested as they find themselves in a treacherous situation and at the mercy of a sadistic bounty hunter from Andi’s past.

Meanwhile, across the galaxy, a ruthless ruler waits in the shadows of the planet Xen Ptera, biding her time to exact revenge for the destruction of her people. The pieces of her deadly plan are about to fall into place, unleashing a plot that will tear Mirabel in two.

Andi and her crew embark on a dangerous, soul-testing journey that could restore order to their ship or just as easily start a war that will devour worlds. As the Marauder hurtles toward the unknown, and Mirabel hangs in the balance, the only certainty is that in a galaxy run on lies and illusion, no one can be trusted.

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December Wrap Up!

Hey guys! I read a lot in December, I’m so proud of myself! I read five books and then a short story. I managed to complete my reading challenge on Goodreads! I read 50/50 books, yay! Compared to everyone else, it was quite a low target but for me it was a challenge and I’m so happy I managed to complete it!

Lord of Shadows1) Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

This was the last book I read in 2017 but I’m putting it at the top so you can all see that I finally finished Lord of Shadows! After it being on my TBR for months and starting it in November only to never finish it, I finally picked it up and read away! Sad to say, I did not like this book and only gave it three stars. Don’t think I’ve ever given one of Cassie’s books such a low score before? To tell you the truth, this book bored me to tears! Nothing happened! Nothing! 700 pages of… what? I don’t even know! The ending was so sad though. My heart still hurts. I think it actually shattered when I read the last sentence. Full review to come!

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ARC REVIEW: Futura: A Novella by Jordan Phillips

FuturaTitle: Futura: A Novella by Jordan Phillips
Pages: 90
Published by: Self-published
Publication date: 2nd January 2018
Genre: General Fiction
Format: eBook


By the year 2050, Paris is a stark contrast from other large cities, which had long ago morphed into ultramodern metropolises, where every new building was practically a city within a city. Even in France, humans cannot escape the fact that the Invisibles have taken over. Some come in the form of microscopic chips that are embedded practically everywhere, while others are more visible because they power robots. Humans were suddenly underutilized, and they would be forever.

Past futurists had cried that this would be disorienting and depressing, but it turned out to be quite liberating. Human qualities—good and bad—are tolerated because they are authentic, and not artificially created. To err is to be human, and these days, to be human is to be beautiful.

Futura follows a single American woman named Ruby as she figures out how to thrive in a dramatically different cultural landscape. This utopian novella pushes back on the cynical views many hold today. Instead, author Jordan Phillips has imagined a bright future for the entire human race.

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ARC REVIEW: Now You See by Max Manning

Now You SeeTitle: Now You See by Max Manning
Pages: 304
Published by: Wildfire
Publication date: 19th April 2018
Genre: Thrillers & Mystery
Format: eBook
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I, Killer has posted two photos of his first victim online – Before Death and After Death. They’ve gone viral before DCI Fenton’s team even discovers the body.

Soon, another victim’s photo is similarly posted…and so begins the killer’s following.

DCI Fenton is determined to discover the identity of I, Killer. Then the murderer makes the hunt personal, and Fenton’s search becomes a matter of life or death for him and his daughter.

But as I, Killer‘s body-count rises, his number of online followers is growing – and he loves to give his fans what they want…

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REVIEW: Sherlock Holmes: The Legacy of Deeds by Nick Kyme

The Legacy of DeedsTitle: Sherlock Holmes: The Legacy of Deeds by Nick Kyme
Pages: 288
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 24th October 2017
Genre: Thrillers & Mystery
Format: Paperback
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It is 1894, and Sherlock Holmes is called to a Covent Garden art gallery where dozens of patrons lie dead before a painting of the Undying Man.

Holmes and Watson are soon on the trail of a mysterious figure in black, whose astounding speed and agility make capture impossible. The same suspect is then implicated in another murder, when the servant of a visiting Russian grand duke is found terribly mutilated in a notorious slum. But what links the two crimes, and do they have anything to do with the suicide of an unpopular schoolteacher at a remote boarding school? So begins a case that will reveal the dark shadows that past misdeeds can cast, and test the companions to their limits…

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