Goodreads Monday – 13/09/2021

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.

Zero, Repeat, Forever by G.S. Prendergast

He has no voice or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind: Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall.
His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.
Until a human kills her…

Sixteen-year-old Raven is at summer camp when the terrifying armored Nahx invade. Isolated in the wilderness, Raven and her fellow campers can only stay put. Await rescue. Raven doesn’t like feeling helpless, but what choice does she have?

Then a Nahx kills her boyfriend.

Thrown together in a violent, unfamiliar world, Eighth and Raven should feel only hate and fear. But when Raven is injured, and Eighth deserts his unit, their survival comes to depend on trusting each other…


Book Review: Defy the Night: Brigid Kemmerer

A massive thank you to the author, publisher and Netgalley for this review copy!

*Publication Date: 14th September 2021*

The blurb from the back of the book:

A spark of rebellion is all it takes to DEFY THE NIGHT.

In a kingdom where sickness stalks the streets and only the richest can afford a cure, King Harristan and his brother Prince Corrick are forced to rule with an iron fist.

Tessa Cade is a masked outlaw marked for death, but she likes it that way. Together with the mysterious, handsome Weston, she robs from the rich to help the poor, distributing food and medicine to those who need it most.

As it becomes clear that the only way to save her people is to assassinate the King, Tessa must face a deadly mission that will take her to the dark heart of the kingdom . and force her to work with the very people she intended to destroy.


It’s been soo long since I got so immersed in a story like this! Wow!

I loved every second of it! I loved Tessa and Wes, and my heart wept at first until I knew the truth (I cannot say…you have to read it!)

I even loved Harriston and Quint! Even Lochlan in his own special way.

Corrick. My favourite of them all. I loved his different personalities.

At first, I thought this was a pandemic story, how very wrong I was. I loved the whole Robin Hood theme that the author based her story off. Stunning.

This is a book that you won’t, and can’t, put down. Breathtaking. I absolutely cannot wait for the next one!

I gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Book Review: Nostalgia is Heartless – Sarah Lahey

A massive thank you to the author and publisher for this review copy!

*Publication Date: 26th October 2021*

The blurb from the back of the book:

Earth, 2050. Pregnant, unemployed, and living back home with her father, climate scientist Quinn Buyers wonders how she got to this point in her life. Her famous scientist mother is mysteriously missing, the planet is at risk from a massive solar storm, the Transhumans want to take a colony to Titan, and her assisted living companion, a robotic meerkat, is showing clear signs of anxiety and depression. But her biggest challenge is her partner. How can she reconcile her long-distance relationship with this reserved, enigmatic cyborg?


I was thrilled when I got asked to review this book! I absolutely loved Gravity is Heartless, so I was excited to delve back into this world again!

I love Quinn and all that she represents. This world that has been created is a little scary at times (I mean, it could happen, right?!), but I loved every second of it!

I loved the plot. It was so interesting, and it reignited my love of science.

Great little read!

I gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

You can read my review for Gravity is Heartless here.

First Lines Friday

First Line Friday is a weekly feature that I now love to take part in.

It is hosted by Wandering Words.

What if, instead of judging a book by its cover or by its author, we judged the book by its opening lines?

Here is how it works:

– Pick a book off your shelf and open to the first page.

– Copy the first few lines without giving the book away.

– Reveal the book

Here we go!



Scroll down to reveal the book!

Stay Another Day by Juno Dawson

Just been approved for this on Netgalley. I’m intrigued!

Goodreads Monday – 23/08/2021

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.


The Infinity Files by S.M. Wilson

Ash Yang dreamed of being a starfighter pilot. But when she crashes out of her final test – literally – she somehow lands the most powerful job in the universe. As Guardian of the Infinity Files she must secretly planet-hop through the galaxies, stealing or returning treasures that have the power to stop wars…or start them.

But when her home planet is the one at war, can she get the job done?

First Lines Friday

First Line Friday is a weekly feature that I now love to take part in.

It is hosted by Wandering Words.

What if, instead of judging a book by its cover or by its author, we judged the book by its opening lines?

Here is how it works:

– Pick a book off your shelf and open to the first page.

– Copy the first few lines without giving the book away.

– Reveal the book

Here we go!



Scroll down to reveal the book!

The Sisters of Reckoning by Charlotte Nicole Davis

I’ve recently been approved for this one on Netgalley and I’m super excited to read it! I loved The Good Luck Girls, so I’m looking forward to delving back into this world!

Goodreads Monday – 16/08/21

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.


This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron

Ever since she can remember, Briseis has had power over plants. Flowers bloom in her footsteps and leaves turn to face her as though she were the sun. It’s a power she and her adoptive mothers have spent her whole life trying to hide. And then Briseis inherits an old house from her birth mother and suddenly finds herself with the space and privacy to test her powers for the first time. 

But as Briseis starts to bring the house’s rambling garden back to life, she finds she has also inherited generations of secrets. A hidden altar to a dark goddess, a lineage of witches stretching back to ancient times, and a hidden garden overgrown with the most deadly poisonous plants on earth. And Briseis’s long-departed ancestors aren’t going to let her rest until she accepts her place as the keeper of the terrible power that lies at the heart of the Poison Garden.


I loved Cinderella is Dead, so I’m super excited to start this one!

Blog Tour: Fireborn – Aisling Fowler

A massive thank you to the publisher, Netgalley and the Write Reads for this review copy!

**Publication Date: 30th September 2021**

The blurb from the back of the book:

Twelve has spoken the Pledge and now she is a Huntling. She has given up her name to train in the art of fighting monsters and keeping the peace, and she won’t get to choose a new one until she has earned it.

But when the Lodge’s walls are breached for the first time, and a little girl is taken, Twelve is the only one interested in going after a child . . .

Teaming up with Dog, the Stone Guardian of the Lodge, Twelve ends up on an epic adventure that will change her life, her name – and her entire world.


If you are a fan of Harry Potter then this one is for you. It gave me all those magical vibes that I loved when reading HP, but in a totally different way!

The world building in this book is so good. I really felt as if I was right there with Twelve and her little companion squirrel!

The main thing I loved about this book was the creatures. Spiders, ogres, grims, goblins, and so many more! I really would like to see a compendium of all the creatures and beasts, just like the book that Twelve refers to!

Overall, it was a really fun read with lots of drama and battles. I sincerely hope there is a second book. I think the book ended in a way that there could be.

I gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

First Lines Friday

First Line Friday is a weekly feature that I now love to take part in.

It is hosted by Wandering Words.

What if, instead of judging a book by its cover or by its author, we judged the book by its opening lines?

Here is how it works:

– Pick a book off your shelf and open to the first page.

– Copy the first few lines without giving the book away.

– Reveal the book

Here we go!



Scroll down to reveal the book!

Green Rising by Lauren James

I am so excited to read this one!! I’ve been waiting for Lauren’s next book for so long!!

Book Review: The Wanderer – Josie Williams

A massive thank you to the author, Firefly Press and Netgalley for this review copy!

**Publication Date: 7th October 2021**

The blurb from the back of the book:

Nothing can stand in the way of love, not even death. Fifteen-year-old Maggie is in foster care following the death of her mother and her grandmother’s slip into dementia. When Ryder saves her life, she can’t help but fall in love with him. The only problem is that he has been dead for five years… Unsentimental, passionate and immensely moving, The Wanderer takes a fresh look at first love and growing up.


Well, when I requested this book I was intrigued about the premise. Let’s just say, it wasn’t exactly what I was expecting, but what a read.

The story takes place around Ryder, a ghost wandering the earth after never moving on, and Maggie, a loner girl who has had a really hard and difficult life.

When Ryder falls in love with Maggie, he does the unthinkable, much to the distress of his best friend, Jade.

(By the way, Jade needs a book of her own. I would love to hear more about her life and her wandering days before Ryder.)

This is a book of first loves and finding yourself. I didn’t expect to get so immersed into this story. It got to the point where I actually cried (that doesn’t happen often!).

This was a quick read, but one that I enjoyed. I can’t wait to read more from this author.

I gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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