29 September 2016

Book Review: How to Date Dead Guys (The Witch's Handbook #1), Ann M. Noser

How To Date Dead Guys (Under the Blood Moon, #1)

Title: How to Date Dead Guys
Series: The Witch's Handbook #1
Author: Ann M. Noser
Published: 15/07/2014, Curiosity Quills Press
Pages: 302
Source: Netgalley
Format: Ebook

Rating: 3/5

"College sophomore Emma Roberts remembers her mother’s sage advice: “don’t sleep around, don’t burp in public, and don’t tell anyone you see ghosts.” But when cute Mike Carlson drowns in the campus river under her watch, Emma’s sheltered life shatters.

Blamed for Mike’s death and haunted by nightmares, Emma turns to witchcraft and a mysterious Book of Shadows to bring him back. Under a Blood Moon, she lights candles, draws a pentacle on the campus bridge, and casts a spell. The invoked river rages up against her, but she escapes its fury. As she stumbles back to the dorm, a stranger drags himself from the water and follows her home. And he isn’t the only one…

Instead of raising Mike, Emma assists the others she stole back from the dead—a pre-med student who jumped off the bridge, a young man determined to solve his own murder, and a frat boy Emma can’t stand…at first. More comfortable with the dead than the living, Emma delves deeper into the seductive Book of Shadows. Her powers grow, but witchcraft may not be enough to protect her against the vengeful river and the killers that feed it their victims.

Inspired by the controversial Smiley Face Murders, HOW TO DATE DEAD GUYS will appeal to the secret powers hidden deep within each of us."

27 September 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Autumn TBR


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is ten books on my autumn TBR.

26 September 2016

ARC Review: One Was Lost, Natalie D. Richards

One Was Lost

Title: One Was Lost
Author: Natalie D. Richards
Published: 04/10/2016, Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 320
Source: Netgalley
Format: Ebook

Rating: 4/5

"Damaged. Deceptive. Dangerous. Darling. Are they labels or a warning? The answer could cost Sera everything.

Murder, justice, and revenge were so not a part of the plan when Sera set out on her senior camping trip. After all, hiking through the woods is supposed to be safe and uneventful.

Then one morning the group wakes up groggy, confused, and with words scrawled on their wrists: Damaged. Deceptive. Dangerous. Darling. Their supplies? Destroyed. Half their group? Gone. Their chaperone? Unconscious. Worst of all, they find four dolls acting out a murder—dolls dressed just like them.

Suddenly it's clear; they're being hunted. And with the only positive word on her wrist, Sera falls under suspicion…"

22 September 2016

Book Review: Forever, Judy Blume

Forever

Title: Forever
Author: Judy Blume
Published: 01/04/2015, MacMillan Children's Books
Pages: 208
Source: Netgalley
Format: Ebook

Rating: 2/5

"Do you remember the first time?

Forever is still the bravest, freshest, fruitiest and most honest account of first love, first sex and first heartbreak ever written for teens. It was a book ahead of its time - and remains, after forty years in print, a teenage bestseller from the award-winning Judy Blume.

With a gorgeous cover, Forever is a teen classic ripe for a new generation of readers."

20 September 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: iPod Shuffle


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is and audio freebie. I have only just started listening to audiobooks this year and I've actually only been working my way through the Harry potter ones. So instead of doing a bookish related post this week, I'm going to stick my iPod on shuffle and list the first 10 songs that generate. This could get embarrassing...

16 September 2016

Book Review: The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike #1) Robert Galbraith

The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)

Title: The Cuckoo's Calling
Series: Cormoran Strike #1
Author: Robert Galbraith
Published: 18/04/2016, Sphere
Pages: 449
Source: Bought
Format: Hardback

Rating: 4/5

"After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.

Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man."

13 September 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: All Time Favourite Contemporary Books


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is top ten all time favourite books of X genre. This is a tricky topic this week and it's so hard to choose one genre... but I think I'm going to go with Contemporary (mainly because there are so many different sub-genres).

12 September 2016

ARC Review: The Cabin, Natasha Preston

The Cabin

Title: The Cabin
Author: Natasha Preston
Published: 06/09/2016, Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 336
Source: Netgalley
Format: Ebook

Rating: 3/5

"There may only be one killer, but no one is innocent in this new thriller from Natasha Preston, author of The Cellar and Awake.

When Mackenzie treks to a secluded cabin in the woods with six friends, she expects a fun weekend of partying, drinking, and hookups. But when they wake to find two of their own dead and covered in blood, it's clear there's a killer among them.

As the police try to unravel the case, Mackenzie launches her own investigation. Before long secrets start to emerge, revealing a sinister web of sins among the original seven friends. The killer is still free. Every one of them is a suspect. And Mackenzie starts to realize that no one is innocent…"

06 September 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wish Would be Adapted into TV Shows


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is a TV themed freebie. I don't actually watch very much TV... so I'm going to go with books I wish would be adapted into TV shows.

01 September 2016

ARC Review: Gone Wild, Jodi Lundgren

Gone Wild

Title: Gone Wild
Author: Jodi Lundgren
Published: 01/09/2016, Lorimer
Pages: 176
Source: Netgalley
Format: Ebook

Rating: 2/5

"Bullied in foster care and then by his adoptive mother's boyfriend, Seth decides to head out on his own. Brooke thinks she might be pregnant, and instead of facing her controlling mother, she runs. The strangers meet in a wilderness park on Vancouver Island, where basic survival is a challenge. As they work together to find food, water, and shelter, they find the strength to take control of their own lives."

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