Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books – Cathy Rentzenbrink

*I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, Picador – Pan Macmillan and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.* Blurb: Dear Reader is a moving, funny and joyous exploration of how books can change the course of your life, packed with recommendations from one reader to another.For as long … Continue reading Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books – Cathy Rentzenbrink

Giveaway Courtesy of Abby Arthur, author of Twins of Shadow

      Popping in today to give you all a quick heads up that fantasy author Abby Arthur is running a HUGE giveaway in August with 17 recent YA Fantasy books and a Kindle Fire 7 eReader as prizes. Books include those by Sabaa Tahir, Cassandra Clare, Sarah J Maas, and other best sellers … Continue reading Giveaway Courtesy of Abby Arthur, author of Twins of Shadow

Blog Tour: The Word-Keeper – Veronica Del Valle

  *I received a free ARC of this book with thanks to the author and Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources blog tours. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  What would happen if words disappeared forever? Set in a whimsical town called Inkwell, a place with an ancient secret history, this fairytale-like adventure … Continue reading Blog Tour: The Word-Keeper – Veronica Del Valle

Holiday Shorts!

  I am back from my 'reading retreat' (which was basically just me staying in a local hotel for a couple of nights sans kids, pets and snoring hubby).  Obviously I didn't get through the whole of my rather optimistic pile of books, but I did manage a few, so I thought I would summarise … Continue reading Holiday Shorts!

Small Gods – Terry Pratchett

The Turtle Moves. In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was: 'Hey, you!' For Brutha the novice is the Chosen One. He wants peace and justice and brotherly love. He also wants the Inquisition to stop torturing him now, please... The disclaimer needed here is that this is my all-time favourite book and … Continue reading Small Gods – Terry Pratchett

Reaper Man – Terry Pratchett

I had forgotten just how great this book is! I am currently rereading the whole of the Discworld series in chronological order to commemorate the anniversary of Sir Terry Pratchett's death, and Reaper Man is the first in the series that I have rated as unequivocally 5 stars.   Blurb:  'Death has to happen. That’s … Continue reading Reaper Man – Terry Pratchett

Love, Lies & Hocus Pocus: A Study in Mischief and Beginnings – Lydia Sherrer

*I received free copies of this novella and novel via Kevin Potter's Magic Through the Ages event on Facebook* A Study in Mischief blurb:  Wizards are born, witches are made, and they mix about as well as oil and water. So when an introverted wizard and a troublemaking witch cross paths, what could possibly go wrong? Lily … Continue reading Love, Lies & Hocus Pocus: A Study in Mischief and Beginnings – Lydia Sherrer

The First Crown and The Tainted Crown- Meg Cowley

*I received a free copy of The First Crown novelette via Kevin Potter's Magic Through the Ages event.  I subsequently purchased The Tainted Crown of my own volition.* The First Crown:  A Caledan Novelette - Meg Cowley Blurb:  It's easy to kill a man. It's hard to kill a dragon. Is it impossible to kill a god? Bahr, … Continue reading The First Crown and The Tainted Crown- Meg Cowley

37 hours – J. F. Kirwan

*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.* Blurb: The only way to hunt down a killer is to become one… After two long years spent in a secret British prison, Nadia Laksheva is suddenly granted her freedom. Yet there is a dangerous price to pay for her release: she … Continue reading 37 hours – J. F. Kirwan

The Last Child of Leif – Chris Pridmore

*I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.* Blurb:  Forced from my home, I find myself fleeing from the evil forces that killed my father. My mother and Sebastian, our protector, are by my side — but for how long? I soon find myself travelling with a circus led … Continue reading The Last Child of Leif – Chris Pridmore