Wednesday, 24 February 2016

ARC Book Review: The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

I received an e-arc of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book in any way.

Publisher: Hot Key Books

Published: March 2016

Series: The Girl from Everywhere #1

Pages: 400


Summary


It was the kind of August day that hinted at monsoons, and the year was 1774, though not for very much longer.

Sixteen-year-old Nix Song is a time-traveller. She, her father and their crew of time refugees travel the world aboard The Temptation, a glorious pirate ship stuffed with treasures both typical and mythical. Old maps allow Nix and her father to navigate not just to distant lands, but distant times - although a map will only take you somewhere once. And Nix's father is only interested in one time, and one place: Honolulu 1868. A time before Nix was born, and her mother was alive. Something that puts Nix's existence rather dangerously in question...
Nix has grown used to her father's obsession, but only because she's convinced it can't work. But then a map falls into her father's lap that changes everything. And when Nix refuses to help, her father threatens to maroon Kashmir, her only friend (and perhaps, only love) in a time where Nix will never be able to find him. And if Nix has learned one thing, it's that losing the person you love is a torment that no one can withstand. Nix must work out what she wants, who she is, and where she really belongs before time runs out on her forever.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

RELEASE DAY PARTY + GIVEAWAY for Darkly, Deeply, Beautifully by Megan Tayte


Hey everyone! I'm incredibly excited to be hosting this release day party for Darkly, Deeply, Beautifully, the fifth and final instalment in Megan Tayte's fantastic series The Ceruleans. I read and reviewed the first and second books, Death Wish and Forget Me Not, and seriously can't wait to delve deeper into the series! Be sure to scroll down this post for a great excerpt from Megan's latest book, and enter the giveaway for your chance to win a copy!

DARKNESS HAS FALLEN, AND SHE ALONE WILL SEE THE LIGHT.
With her mother's life hanging in the balance, Scarlett is devastated - and done with being in the dark. She wants answers, all of them.

But when was her pursuit of the truth ever straightforward?

Pulling a single thread impels a great unraveling. And each revelation will force Scarlett to rethink what she thought she knew about the Ceruleans, the Fallen, her family - herself.

All that came before was a mere prelude to this, the last journey. From London to Twycombe to Hollythwaite to Cerulea, Scarlett will be stalked by the ghosts of what has been, what may have been and what may come to pass. Until she reaches the place where it all began, and it all must end.

But in the final reckoning, none will survive unscathed. And some will not survive at all.

In this explosive conclusione to The Ceruleans series, all must be defined by their actions: sinner, saint... or something more beautiful entirely?

Buy Darkly, Deeply, Beautifully on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Book Review: Forget Me Not by Megan Tayte

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book in any way.

Publisher: Heaven Afire

Pages: 338

Series: Ceruleans #2


Summary


IN THE FACE OF DEATH, SHE MUST PROTECT THOSE SHE LOVES.

The Ceruleans: mere mortals infused with power over life and death. Five books; one question: If the might of the heavens were in your hands, would you be a sinner or a saint?

Death is stalking Scarlett Blake. As if the encroaching darkness in her head wasn't enough, she's become disturbingly accident prone. Falling off a cliff isn't ideal when all you want is as much time as possible to live, to love. Her fate is horrifying. Unbearable. And inescapable, No one can save Scarlett from The End that's looming. Not Jude, the Cerulean who is intent on Claiming her. Not Luke, the boy who is intent on loving her. 

The clock is ticking, louder with every heartbeat. Now Scarlett must decide how best to protect the people she loves. Will she trust in Jude and the life-after-death he promises? Will she stand against the Fallen, who have her sister captive? Will she carry the burden of her death alone - every headache, every hallucination, every wrenching, aching emotion? And when the clock falls silent, when the darkness eclipses the light, will Scarlett fight for life? Or will she have no choice but to surrender?

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

January 2016 Wrap-Up!

2016 started off really well with a great reading month! Surprisingly, in January I managed to read all of 6 books, which is fantastic for my standards (I usually read 3-4 books a month). And I managed to review 4 of them!! Although I was still pretty busy in real life, juggling tons of activities, I somehow managed to squeeze in some more reading time. I just hope to be able to keep that up in the next months...

What I read and reviewed


covers link to Goodreads

Grudging by Michelle Hauck - 5/5
This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp - 4/5
Bookishly Ever After by Isabelle Bandeira - 4/5
Broken Dolls by Tyrolin Puxty - 3.5/5

Links in titles take you to my full review



What I added to my shelves


This month was rich in review copies! Huge thanks to NetGalley, all the publishers and authors Megan Tayte and Matt Brolly for these beauties. All covers link to Goodreads.


My Plans for February


I definitely want to get on top of my review copies in February, so I'll be giving priority to March releases. I'm almost finished with Forget Me Not, book 2 in the Ceruleans series, so I'll have a review up for that very, very soon. I'm also about half-way through La petite fille qui avait avalĂ© un nuage grand comme la tour Eiffel, which was a new release in my local library. After these, I plan on getting started on review copies like You Were Here and The Girl from Everywhere.



What about you? How did your reading 2016 start?
 Tell me EVERYTHING in the comments!