Book Reviews, Received for Review

Why I DNF The Beholder, The Meaning of Birds and 5 other books

Recent books I did not finish
I’m looking at my “Review to Write” list and noticing it’s gotten pretty out of hand, its fine I’ll catch up. It’s one of my main focuses for the month.

Today I plan to lower the count by 7. Yes that’s right I’m going to talk about 7 books I chose to DNF already this year. Keep reading to see which books I didn’t finish and why.
Continue reading “Why I DNF The Beholder, The Meaning of Birds and 5 other books”

Book Reviews, Received for Review

Poetry Review: Where I Ache by Megan O’Keeffe

Where I Ache by Megan O’Keeffe
Genre: Nonfiction | Poetry
Length: 157 pages
Published on 10th June 2019 by Author
Purchase*: Amazon
*these are affiliate links
Megan O’Keeffe: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Received for free from the author in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis:
Where I Ache is broken up into six chapters ranging from themes such as depression, jealousy, death, and strength. These are delicate subjects to talk about and most people avoid them because of the uncomfortable vulnerability. I’ve always written and shared my poetry with the hope that readers would relate and feel less alone. I hope you feel a sense of community to all of those connected throughout this collection.

Continue reading “Poetry Review: Where I Ache by Megan O’Keeffe”

Book Reviews, Received for Review

Review: The Infinite Noise ARC | Written by Gail

The Infinite Noise by Lauren Shippen Series: The Bright Sessions #1 Genre: LGBT | Young Adult Length: 336 pages Published on 24th September 2019 by Tor Teen Purchase*: Amazon | Wordery *these are affiliate links Lauren Shippen: Website | Twitter | Goodreads Received for free from the author in exchange for an honest review
Synopsis: From Lauren Shippen, the creator of the beloved and award-winning podcast The Bright Sessions, comes the first novel in a series that follows the struggles and discoveries of three teenagers with supernatural abilites who end up on the couch of Dr. Bright, a mysterious therapist who specializes in atypicals. “What if the X-Men, instead of becoming superheroes, decided to spend some time in therapy?”

I was lucky enough to be selected to get an ARC of The Infinite Noise by Lauren Shippen (my first ever ARC!). I had finished reading it only a day later, and I am glad to say, upfront, before we get into the nitty gritty details, that I really, truly enjoyed it.

Continue reading “Review: The Infinite Noise ARC | Written by Gail”

Discussion, Down the TBR

My TBR and I are a mess

Reading GoalsMy TBR and I are a mess | Reading Goals

Yesterday (or at least the time I’m writing this) I got to spend the day with Imi from Imi Reviews Books. It was a lovely day but I also instilled some fright into the poor girl.

She got to look at my bookshelves, all of them, (not just the ones I post for Browsing Bloggers Bookshelves) and talk about the books. As two book lovers do.

Unfortunately, this also meant I got to experience first hand the looks of disapproval when she realised what I still needed to read, what I still had bookmarks in, and just y’know in general that I am A Mess™.

Please note: this post contains summaries from Goodreads and affiliate links to purchase the books; you’ll not be charged any extra when purchasing through these. Continue reading “My TBR and I are a mess”

Book Tours, Received for Review

Book Tour: One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence | #Gifted

One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence
Series: Impossible Times #1
Genre: Science Fiction | Young Adult
Length: 204 pages
Published on 1st May 2019 by 47North
Purchase*: Amazon | Wordery | Blackwells
*these are affiliate links
Mark Lawrence: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Received for free from publisher in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis: Ready Player One meets Stranger Things in this thrilling new novel by bestselling author Mark Lawrence.

In January 1986, fifteen-year-old boy-genius Nick Hayes discovers he’s dying. And it isn’t even the strangest thing to happen to him that week.

Nick and his Dungeons & Dragons-playing friends are used to living in their imaginations. But when a new girl, Mia, joins the group and reality becomes weirder than the fantasy world they visit in their weekly games, none of them are prepared for what comes next. A strange—yet curiously familiar—man is following Nick, with abilities that just shouldn’t exist. And this man bears a cryptic message: Mia’s in grave danger, though she doesn’t know it yet. She needs Nick’s help—now.

He finds himself in a race against time to unravel an impossible mystery and save the girl. And all that stands in his way is a probably terminal disease, a knife-wielding maniac and the laws of physics.

Challenge accepted.

Continue reading “Book Tour: One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence | #Gifted”