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.
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.
The Shadows is a mystery/thriller with lingering supernatural tones. Review of the Audio-ARC thanks to NetGalley and Macmillan Audio.
Fence, Volume 2, for anyone who is unfamiliar, is a graphic novel series aimed at a young adult audience.
Date Started: 9th February 2019 Date Finished: 9th February 2019 Time taken to read: 1 day Rating: 4.5 stars Heartstopper is an LGBTQIA+ contemporary graphic novel, which focuses on the developing friendship and burgeoning relationship between Charlie and Nick. Two teenagers who meet when the form structure changes at their secondary school throws them together….
Date Started: 19th January 2019 Date Finished: 20th January 2019 Time taken to read: 2 days Rating: 3.5 stars By the time I’d busted my ass five times in a row, I figured it was time to call it quits. From Lukov with Love is a story based around the world of competitive pairs figure…
Date Started: 6th January 2019 Date Finished: 19th January 2019 Time taken to read: 14 days Rating: 2.5 stars But, you may say, we asked you to speak about women and fiction – what has that got to do with a room of one’s own? A Room of One’s Own is an essay written by…