When I made a post about dystopian posts a while back, one of the series I mentioned was The Slated books by Teri Terry. A series set in a post-Brexit Britain many years before it actually happened, it follows a sixteen-year-old girl called Kyla who has been Slated. In this world slating is a process where teenage criminals have their memories erased and are given a device which means they must always remain calm and must never be violent or they could be shocked and killed.
This was one of my all-time favourite series, so having finally gotten my own copy of the first book from a charity shop. I decided it was about time for a reread.
And, unfortunately, though I can still see plenty of good in it, I’m not sure it’s a favourite anymore!
Continue reading “Series Reread and Review: The Slated Trilogy by Teri Terry”
Yes, I know we’re a few days into the month now. Okay, more than a few, but it’s still plenty of time to join in our reading club! We’ve now moved onto Discord where we have separate channels for each of the books so that means you can catch up and discuss each book even if you join us late. If you’re interested then let me know down below and I’ll find somewhere to privately send you to the join link!
Continue reading “Otherworldalong – Stolen”
So, I got through my books pretty quickly and Love Songs for Sceptics wound up being my first book of 2021. And it did not take me long. At all. It was so good and such an easy read that I had to review it on here. This was actually on my Mini TBR for January which you can check out here!
This book follows Zoë, editor of a music magazine and a woman who has been in love with her best friend Simon since they were kids. Simon has been living in the US but he moves back to London just as Zoë is experiencing some problems in her work life. All areas seem to get mixed together and Zoë has a lot to learn about herself as well as her relationships.
Continue reading “Book Review: Love Songs For Sceptics by Christina Pishiris”
Can you believe it’s January already? It feels like yesterday that it was December…though that could be because I’m writing this in December, ha! But, honestly, I can’t believe the year is over with and we’re in 2021.
A new year means I want to try some new things with my blog. Though I’ve had this for a few years, this is going to be the first full year that I put total effort in all year round. I only started to really try with it last summer and the growth has been absolutely amazing. So I’m excited to keep it up and see where it goes. And that means that I need a few regular posts that you guys can look forward to.
You’ve already seen that I’m doing a mini TBR this month but I also want to talk about the books I’m looking forward to seeing released each month as well! Now, I most definitely won’t be buying all these books every month. And there may be months without a post if I can’t find anything that appeals but I’m looking forward to seeing what’s going to be out there each month!
So, without further ado, here are the books I’m excited for in January 2021!
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I hope you all had a Happy Christmas if you celebrate it! If not then I hope the holidays weren’t too lonely or stressful at least. The world is a mess right now, especially in the UK, so I hope you managed to handle whatever’s going on for you all without much trouble.
Books are something I always ask for at Christmas and I did receive a few. So I thought why not share them all with you in a post since I’m not doing videos anymore. I’m going to split this into sections and I’ll be providing a little info and buy links on each of the books!
Continue reading “Christmas Book Haul!”
Curating lists like this is so hard. How do you narrow down what you loved when you’ve consumed so much media? I’ve adored so many books this year but I’ve managed to narrow it down to five books to go into detail about and another five that I’ll just list.
Unsurprisingly, this list is very sci-fi and fantasy heavy. There are no sequels in either of the lists so if you’re looking for a good book to start off your new year with then you can always check out some of these ;).
Continue reading “My Top Five Books of 2020!”
Hey, look, it’s one of those rare reviews of a book I actually bought. Shocker, I know. But I was really surprised by this book and wanted to write something on it.
So here we go!
Beach Read by Emily Henry follows January. A writer of ‘women’s fiction’ her books are filled with romance and happy endings but after finding out about her Father’s affair at his funeral, January is struggling to write her happy endings. Introducing Gus, literary fiction writer extraordinaire, college rival and her neighbor in the house her Dad left her. After an argument, they make a bet to try writing each other’s genre to see if that helps and that’s where the shenanigans begin.
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If you’re looking for a fun enemies to lovers romance that will teach you some things, then do I have the book for you!
In many ways Shipped is very much your typical chick-lit novel but one that slips into the romance genre. Our heroine is Henley, a woman who has been working her way up through the marketing department of an adventure cruise line. When a new role is created, she’s one of two names up for the promotion. The only problem is that the other is Graeme, her incredibly attractive work nemesis. To give the both of them the chance to prove what they could do as digital marketing manager, they’re sent on a cruise to the Galapagos to see what they can come up with to help promote that area. Only, things are never as simple as we’d like them to be and being in such close quarters with Graeme on this trip may mean that Henley learns to like him a lot more than expected.
Continue reading “Book Review: Shipped by Angie Hockman”
I’m not going to pretend that I came up with this idea. I saw that Beth from BooksNest did a video like this on her booktube channel and I thought to myself; I should do a post like that. I’ve been trying to come up with some posts that I can write easily for when I’m a lil distracted and right now is one of those times.
So here we go!
Continue reading “Have My Reading Tastes Changed in 2020?”
Cover love can be both a wonderful thing and a curse. You see all these beautiful books and their covers lure you in! It’s not so bad when it’s the next book in a series you’re reading. You’d probably pick those up even without the pretty covers.
But for new books? Ooof.
If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, don’t worry, I’m not sure either. But I wanted to post something on some of the covers for books being released early next year that are drawing me in. These are all first books or standalones and these aren’t the only covers I love. I’ve narrowed it down to a few and though I’m particularly drawn to.
Continue reading “Beautiful Book Covers Jan – July 2021”