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Book Review: The Love of My Life by Louise Douglas

 ★★★★✩ I would like start by saying thank you to Bookouture for sending me a copy of this via NetGalley. It’s a wonderful story and I gave it 4 heartstring-tugging stars. “He should have been my happy ending. Instead, he is the sad beginning to my story.“ When Liv was a teenager, she never fit in with her family, nor did she fit in with the Felicone family. After falling in love with Luca Felicone, Liv took the giant step of eloping to London with him, and in turn inadvertently burned any remaining bridges she might have had with her…

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Book Review + Blog Tour: When Shadows Fall by Bruce Blake

★★★✩✩+ I was kindly provided with a copy of the book as part of the Neverland Blog Tour for When Shadows Fall by Bruce Blake. I gave this book 3.5 stars! Today I will be posting my review for the first book followed by the synopsis of the next book in this fantasy series. When Shadows Fall is the first installment in Bruce Blake’s The Small Gods series. The story follows Prince Teryk, who finds life behind the castle walls boring and uneventful. Whilst he and his sister amuse themselves by breaking the rules, they find themselves stumbling across a…

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Book Review + Giveaway: Holy Cow by David Duchovny

★★★★✩ I would like to start with a massive thank you to Headline Publishing who sent me this book via Bookbridgr in exchange for an honest review. I gave this book a nice, meaty 4 stars! Holy Cow follows the story of Elsie Bovary, who starts the tale as an ordinary, happy cow who spends her days being milked, eating grass, and chatting with her BFF. However, everything changes for Elsie one night when she sneaks from her pasture and finds herself drawn to the farmhouse. Through the window, she sees the family gathered around what can only be a…

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Book Review: Fragile Lies by Laura Elliot

★★★✩✩+ A huge thank you to Bookouture. They sent me a copy of this in exchange for an honest review. I gave this book 3.5 stars! “Love and hate. Two sides of a damaged coin.“ Fragile Lies is a story based around the love, betrayal and their consequences in relationships that occur behind closed doors. When an illicit love affair tears apart Lorraine’s marriage, she finds herself uprooting her teenage daughter and moving to different scenery. Swapping her bustling city centre town for a home in a seaside village, Lorraine finds herself struggling to forget the past, whilst her daughter…

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Sophie and Suze's NetGalley Challenge

I was always one of these people that refused to purchase an eReader. I believed in sticking to the real thing, and always purchasing paperback instead. However, since I’ve started book blogging, authors and publishers have offered to send me eBook ARCs to review, and how on earth could I possibly resist? So, just last week, my dad surprised me by coming home with a Kindle Fire for me. Turns out, I’m bloody in love with it. I mean, I can read with the light off meaning I don’t have to jump out of bed when I’m ready to sleep,…

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Book Review: Horns – Joe Hill

★★★★★ After seeing the trailer for the movie adaptation of Horns, I naturally made the decision to read the book before watching the film, and after hearing nothing but good things about it from my brother, I couldn’t wait to get stuck in. Horns follows the story of Ignatius Perrish, who is living in his very own hell where his childhood sweetheart and long-term girlfriend, Merrin, has been murdered, and despite the lack of evidence, Ig is the prime suspect, and everyone in his town believes he did it. When Ig wakes up one morning with an aching head, a stinking…

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Book Review: Take One With You – Oak Anderson

★★★★☆ I’d like to start with a huge thank you to Oak Anderson, who was lovely enough to send me a copy of his book in exchange for a review, complete with personal message and signature – perfect! Charlie and Sarah are two teenagers who are dealing with depression. They meet in an online chatroom and soon come up with an idea to bring meaning to their lives – Take One With You. They encourage other despondent individuals to rid the world of it’s scum, such as paedophiles, rapists and others that have escaped justice. Anyone planning on committing suicide…

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Book Review: The Bad Place – Dean R Koontz

★★★☆☆ Let me just start by saying that I would actually consider this is 3.5 stars than just a 3! 🙂 Frank pollard awakes at night, in the middle of an alley, with nothing but his confusion and panic. His mind is a complete blank; he can’t remember who he is, doesn’t recall how he got in the alley, and doesn’t know who to turn to for help. He knows nothing but his name. Every time Frank goes to sleep, he wakes up with things he can’t explain – valuables in his pockets, blood on his hands – and has…

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Book Review: The Gift – Cecelia Ahern

★★★★★ Admittedly, I, like so many others before me, seem to associate Cecelia Ahern with lovely, girly books, especially with the gorgeous covers her books always have. This is far from the case. Her books are incredibly touching, the writing is clever and this book in particular is a fabulous example of how her books can be moralistic with a magical touch. The Gift centres on the story of Lou Suffern, as told through the eyes of someone else. Lou is your stereotypical over-working business man; he constantly needs to be in two places at once, strives to always be…