February 2014

Dandelion Clocks by Rebecca Westcott - Blog Tour!

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I am delighted to be hosting a stop on the Dandelion Clocks blog tour. Rebecca Westcott is a very talented debut author who’s beautiful tale of loss was emotionally charged and surprisingly gentle. Diary entries play a big part in the storyline and I’m thrilled to be sharing a diary entry from an 11 year old Rebecca Westcott! Enjoy!

Summary from Goodreads

Dandelion Clocks by Rebecca Westcott Smith will be loved by fans of Jacqueline Wilson, Cathy Cassidy or Annabel Pitcher. Liv takes us on a journey through her life from “Thirteen Weeks Before” to “Six Months After”. We discover Liv’s passion for photography, her brother’s obsession with sticking to the rules, the stupidity of Moronic Louise at school, and how the family copes as Mum’s terminal illness takes hold…Guided by Mum’s own childhood diaries, Liv finds a new way to live.Read more >>>

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Enders (Starters #2) by Lissa Price

Summary from Goodreads

The riveting conclusion to the sci-fi thriller STARTERS!

Someone is after Starters like Callie and Michael – teens with chips in their brains. They want to experiment on anyone left over from Prime Destinations -With the body bank destroyed, Callie no longer has to rent herself out to creepy Enders. But Enders can still get inside her mind and make her do things she doesn’t want to do. Like hurt someone she loves. Having the chip removed could save her life – but it could also silence the voice in her head that might belong to her father.
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Banished (The Blackhart Legacy #1) by Liz de Jager - Blog Tour!

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Summary from Goodreads

Sworn to protect, honour and slay. Because chaos won’t banish itself…

Kit is proud to be a Blackhart, now she’s encountered her unorthodox cousins and their strange lives. And her home-schooling now includes spells, fighting enemy fae and using ancient weapons. But it’s not until she rescues a rather handsome fae prince, fighting for his life on the edge of Blackhart Manor, that her training really kicks in. With her family away on various missions, Kit must protect Prince Thorn, rely on new friends and use her own unfamiliar magic to stay ahead of Thorn’s enemies. As things go from bad to apocalyptic, fae battle fae in a war that threatens to spill into the human world.… Read more >>>

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The Illusionists by Laure Eve - COVER REVEAL!

I am delighted to be sharing the fabulous cover for Laure Eve’s new book The Illusionists! I am a huge fan of Laure’s writing and her debut Fearsome Dreamer rocked my socks off last year! I just can’t wait to have my hands on this second instalmet. So without further ado…

Summary
A shocking new world. A dangerous choice. Two futures preparing to collide…

Having left White behind her in Angle Tar, Rue is trying to make sense of her new and unfamiliar life in World. Its culture is as baffling as is it thrilling to her, and Rue quickly realises World’s fascination with technology can have intoxicating and deadly consequences. 


She is also desperately lonely.Read more >>>
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On the Cover #47

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On The Cover is a feature I am going to doing every now and again. I will pick one book cover that sticks out, is really interesting or just beautiful – I particularly like a book cover that has a stunning landscape.
 
I think the cover of a book is very important, it’s the first thing a person sees and some of the time it’s the reason why a person will pick a book up and read the back. I will just pick a book that catches my eye from throughout the week.
 
So come on Book Cover Lovers, share with me your favourite book covers.Read more >>>
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Heart of the Wolf (Eye of the Storm #3) by Dianna Hardy

Summary from Goodreads

The third book in the erotic, dark paranormal fantasy series, Eye Of The Storm.

Lydia becomes ever closer to her three mates. However, with unrest all around, she is struggling to keep her wolves together for her first full moon, just twenty-four hours away.

A trip back home for Ryan could bring much needed support for them all, but at what cost?

As The Trident close in on Ryan’s pack, the pack itself becomes divided over Lydia’s presence and Lawrence is encouraged to return as the Alpha. But they don’t know his secret, and he’s doubtful of his ability to protect them.… Read more >>>

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Waiting on Wednesday #59

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
 
Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Summary from Goodreads
What if you had the chance to start again…but only if you promised never to look back? Samantha is popular, rich, and seemed to have it all…until the night she and her best ‘frenemy’ Cassie disappeared and only Sammy resurfaced, with no recollection of who she is or what happened. Sammy’s a stranger in her own life – a life she no longer wants any part of.Read more >>>
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Pretties (Uglies #2) by Scott Westerfeld

Summary from Goodreads

Gorgeous. Popular. Perfect. Perfectly wrong.

Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she’s completely popular. It’s everything she’s ever wanted.
But beneath all the fun — the nonstop parties, the high-tech luxury, the total freedom — is a nagging sense that something’s wrong. Something important. Then a message from Tally’s ugly past arrives. Reading it, Tally remembers what’s wrong with pretty life, and the fun stops cold.

Now she has to choose between fighting to forget what she knows and fighting for her life — because the authorities don’t intend to let anyone with this information survive.… Read more >>>

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The Language of Dying by Sarah Pinborough

Summary from Goodreads

Tonight is a special, terrible night. A woman sits at her father’s bedside watching the clock tick away the last hours of his life. Her brothers and sisters – all traumatised in their own ways, their bonds fragile – have been there for the past week, but now she is alone. And that’s always when it comes. As the clock ticks in the darkness, she can only wait for it to find her…

Hardcover, 144 pages
Published December 5th 2013 by Jo Fletcher Books (first published 2009)

My Review

I just don’t know how to explain how this book made me feel – it’s like I stumbled upon something not quite like what I was expecting and completely loosing myself to it’s beauty.Read more >>>

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Waiting on Wednesday #58

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
Goose by Dawn O’ Porter
Summary from Amazon UK
It’s a year and a half on from PAPER AEROPLANES, and Renée is now living idyllically with her Auntie Jo. They even have geese, and Renée likes to sit and watch them, wondering if she’ll ever find ‘the One’ – someone who will love her no matter what, and be there for her no matter how bad things get. She and Flo are in their final year at school, and they’ve got some tough choices to make – like will they go to university?… Read more >>>
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