Book Reviews, Received for Review

Review: The Migration by Helen Marshall – #Gifted

The Migration by Helen Marshall
Genre: Horror | Science Fiction
Length: 288 pages
Published on 5th March 2019 by Titan Books
Purchase*: Amazon | Wordery
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Helen Marshall: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Received for free from publishers in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis: Creepy and atmospheric, evocative of Stephen King’s classic Pet Sematary , The Migration is a story of sisterhood, transformation, and the limitations of love, from a thrilling new voice in Canadian fiction.

When I was younger I didn’t know a thing about death. I thought it meant stillness, a body gone limp. A marionette with its strings cut. Death was like a long vacation–a going away.

Storms and flooding are worsening around the world, and a mysterious immune disorder has begun to afflict the young. Sophie Perella is about to begin her senior year of high school in Toronto when her little sister, Kira, is diagnosed. Their parents’ marriage falters under the strain, and Sophie’s mother takes the girls to Oxford, England, to live with their Aunt Irene. An Oxford University professor and historical epidemiologist obsessed with relics of the Black Death, Irene works with a centre that specializes in treating people with the illness. She is a friend to Sophie, and offers a window into a strange and ancient history of human plague and recovery. Sophie just wants to understand what’s happening now; but as mortality rates climb, and reports emerge of bodily tremors in the deceased, it becomes clear there is nothing normal about this condition–and that the dead aren’t staying dead. When Kira succumbs, Sophie faces an unimaginable choice: let go of the sister she knows, or take action to embrace something terrifying and new.

Tender and chilling, unsettling and hopeful, The Migration is a story of a young woman’s dawning awareness of mortality and the power of the human heart to thrive in cataclysmic circumstances.

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Discussion

Required Reading | The Bloggers in the Attic

Discussion_ChainThe Bloggers in the Attic is a discussion chain created by Camilla @ Reader in the Attic. She has put together a small group of bloggers who’ll discuss a common topic covering the whole month which allows for us all to share our unique experiences. Her hopes are that it’ll create a discussion space that could explore a normal topic for different areas of the world.

If you’re wanting to take part let Cam know. At the moment the Discussion Chain is taking part every two months so there is plenty of time for you to hop in!

February Theme

This month’s discussion topic is required reading and all things related to it. You can follow all the posts on twitter using #DiscussionAttic, and #DAFebruary for this months topic specifically. Continue reading “Required Reading | The Bloggers in the Attic”

Challenges, Micro Brew

Micro Brew | Favourites (5)

5145E5FA-32CA-4941-BE8D-5F94C9BB74B5_2Micro Brew | Favourites
Micro Brew is hosted by Allie @ Hexen Librarian and its a fun way to promote something you love. On the 1st of each month she’ll give us 2 lots of prompts/questions for the 2 post that month.

Best thing is you can take part when you’re ready! So your answers can go live on the designated days or later on when it suits you best.

To take part all you have to do is tag Allie so she can see your responses, visit Melanie (part of the prompt creation) on twitter, include the header and an explanation, and complete the themed prompt. Continue reading “Micro Brew | Favourites (5)”

Book Reviews, Books and Tea Book Club, Received for Review

ARC Review: The Shadowglass by Rin Chupeco – #Gifted

The Shadowglass by Rin Chupeco
Series: The Bone Witch #3
Genre: Fantasy | Young Adult
Length: 432 pages
Published on 1st March 2019 by Sourcebooks Fire
Purchase: Amazon | TBD
Rin Chupeco: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Review copy received from publishers at YALC

Synopsis:
In the highly anticipated finale to the Bone Witch trilogy, Tea’s life—and the fate of the kingdoms—hangs in the balance.
Tea is a bone witch with the dark magic needed to raise the dead. She has used this magic to breathe life into those she has loved and lost…and those who would join her army against the deceitful royals. But Tea’s quest to conjure a shadowglass—to achieve immortality for the one person she loves most in the world—threatens to consume her heart.

Tea’s black heartsglass only grows darker with each new betrayal. And when she is left with new blood on her hands, Tea must answer to a power greater than the elder asha or even her conscience…

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Haul Posts

Januarys Book Haul | 40+ books to add to your TBR

jan book haulJanuarys Book Haul | 40+ books to add to your TBR

Remember in December when I made a post about my reading goals for 2019 in which I said “I’d also like to seriously cut down on the amount of books I get“? *cackles uncontrollably* Yeah me either apparently.

So I suggest you keep reading to see what a mess I put myself in with my TBR pile and yes I got more books than there are days in January.

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