Wow, what a wordy title. It is however the perfect description for the three books I want to talk about in this post because they do leave me with conflicted feelings. They are books I read in June that I hoped would be fast-paced, and deliver on hype surrounding them. Yeah…maybe not.
Stats: Title – The FamiliarsAuthor – Stacey HallsGenre – Adult Historical FictionFormat – HardbackStyle – ProseStandalone/series – StandalonePage count – 416 pagesDate of Publication – 7th February 2019 Warning – there is the possibility of minor spoilers regarding the history of The Pendle Witch Trials.
No synopsis is really needed for this memoir because the title speaks for itself – The Diary of a Bookseller. That’s all it is. Daily journal entries by Shaun Bythell, a bookseller who owns one the second largest second-hand bookshop in Scotland – The Bookshop. Not exactly inventive but as they say, simplicity is oftenContinue reading “The Diary of a Bookseller”
Statistics: Title – Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? Author – Holly Bourne Series/Standalone – Standalone Book No – N/A Genre – YA Contemporary Date of Publication – 9th August 2018 Number of Pages – 397
Statistics: Title – Everless Author – Sara Holland Series/Standalone – Series Book Number – 1 Genre – YA Fantasy/Dystopia Date of Publication – 27th December 2017 (UK) Number of Pages – 361 Synopsis: When your own blood and personal time is a currency, how far would you go to save your loved ones and giveContinue reading “Review – Everless”
Statistics Title – The Price Guide to the Occult Author – Leslye Walton Series/Standalone – Standalone Genre – YA Fantasy Date of Publication – 6th September 2018 (UK)/13th March 2018 (US) Number of Pages – 288
Format: paperback Number of pages: 352 Date of Publication: 8th February 2018 Genre: YA Contemporary Synopsis: An incandescent, soul-searching story about a broken young woman’s search for a truth buried so deep it threatens to consume her, body and mind. These are the things Lux knows: She is an artist. She is lucky. She isContinue reading “The Taste of Blue Light”
Jessa Whitworth knew she didn’t belong in her ex-boyfriend Caleb’s room. But she couldn’t deny that she was everywhere – in his photos, his neatly folded T-shirts, even the dragonfly necklace in his jeans pocket, the one she gave him for safe keeping on that day. His mother asked her to pack up his thingsContinue reading “ARC Review: Fragments of the Lost”
Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again… Working as a lady’s companion, the heroine of Rebecca learns her place. Her future looks bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, she meets Max de Winter, a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by surprise. She accepts, but whiskedContinue reading “Rebecca”
Winter, folklore, fairy tales, the messages of courage and strength to follow your heart and mind, to not give in to your beliefs…. These are what I take away from The Bear and the Nightingale, and they are what have relieved me from this reading slump.