Marrow Charm is the first story in The Gate Cycle series, a Young Adult fantasy about a world decimated by magic. Azure Brimvine is one of those that has retreated underground to try and avoid the dangers of a magic borne plague of the Above. However the Below is also unsafe, as Azure finds out when her brother Armin becomes infected and is forced to the Above.
Specter opens with Lanie Adam being unexpectedly visited in her bedroom by two supernatural, ghostly visitors. Initially suspecting she may be hallucinating the whole event in a fever induced stupor, she soon realises that it may be her job to help put the spirits to rest.
Enlisting the help of stoner Ryan, they begin investigating the decades long mystery in their Connecticut town. But like any mystery/conspiracy that has been buried for decades, someone wants the truth to remain hidden.
I received this book to read and review as part of the 2020 BBNYA (Book Blogger Novel of the Year Award) and the BBNYA tours organised by TWR Tour Team. All opinions are my own unbiased honest thoughts.
Ever Alice is a story that takes place where Alice in Wonderland left off…. I have generally really enjoyed the small number of re-tellings I have read so far, so I was definitely pleased when one of the titles I got to read was Ever Alice by H.J. Ramsey.
eARC received from the publisher (Quirk Books) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Waking from a coma following an accident, a millennial woman is advised she has short-term amnesia when she can’t remember almost anything about herself. Her limited items she was admitted with include a Chanel lipstick, her Prada dress and an iPhone with almost all traces of her identity wiped or missing. With no-one coming to find her, she has to use her social media presence to try and trace who she is and what happened to her.
New Year, New TBR!
For anyone new here, I am a huge mood reader. Meaning my TBR should be taken with a huge pinch of salt.
2020 is gone – thank goodness! Bring on 2021, and the reading targets/hopes I have for the upcoming year.
Another month, another bunch of monthly movies that I have watched (and in most cases enjoyed). Also, the cinemas have re-opened in the UK, so I even got to see a few of these on big screens and mostly feeling securely social distanced. Some thoughts on films including My Neighbour Totoro, Ex Machina and Tenet.
August 2020 was a great reading month for me – I read some of my favourite books of the year so far.
In September, I am hoping to have an equally good reading month, by riding on the motivation that August has given me…
Diary of a Confused Feminist is written as the diary of Kat Evans. A British teenager who alongside the challenges of GCSEs decides that she would like to improve on being a feminist – whilst juggling to determine quite what a feminist is.
I will preface this review by advising that I did receive an ARC via Netgalley… which I unintentionally forgot I had and subsequently borrowed from the Library. As such, my review is based on the finished copy and my honest opinion.
I thought July 2020 had been quite a slow reading month, but actually with the help of a number of audiobooks and titles I had started but not yet finished, it was a vast improvement on the likes of March, April and May.