[Review] ‘See How They Lie’ by Sue Wallman

34382011Title – ‘See How They Lie’
Author – Sue Wallman
Publishing – March 2nd 2017 by Scholastic
Pages – 320
Format – Paperback

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Book Summary –

‘All’s not well at the Hummingbird Creek wellness resort. No one can see in. No one can get out…
New from the talented author who brought you Lying About Last Summer: a psycho-chiller to wake up your darkest phobias. If you got to live in a luxury hotel with world-class cuisine, a state-of-the-art sports centre and the latest spa treatments, would you say ‘yes please’?
Well, that’s kind of what Hummingbird Creek is like. No wonder Mae feels lucky to be there. It’s meant as a rich-kid’s sanatorium, but she isn’t sick. Her dad is the top psychiatrist there. But one day Mae breaks a rule. NOT a good idea. This place is all about rules – and breaking them can hurt you…
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[Review] ‘Royal Bastards’ by Andrew Shvarts

25752041Title – ‘Royal Bastards’
Author – Andrew Shvarts
Publishing – May 30th 2017 by Disney-Hyperion 
Pages – 352
Format – Hardback

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Book Summary –

‘Being a bastard blows. Tilla would know. Her father, Lord Kent of the Western Province, loved her as a child, but cast her aside as soon as he had trueborn children.

At sixteen, Tilla spends her days exploring long-forgotten tunnels beneath the castle with her stablehand half brother, Jax, and her nights drinking with the servants, passing out on Jax’s floor while her castle bedroom collects dust. Tilla secretly longs to sit by her father’s side, resplendent in a sparkling gown, enjoying feasts with the rest of the family. Instead, she sits with the other bastards, like Miles of House Hampstedt, an awkward scholar who’s been in love with Tilla since they were children.

Then, at a feast honoring the visiting princess Lyriana, the royal shocks everyone by choosing to sit at the Bastards’ Table. Before she knows it, Tilla is leading the sheltered princess on a late-night escapade. Along with Jax, Miles, and fellow bastard Zell, a Zitochi warrior from the north, they stumble upon a crime they were never meant to witness.

Rebellion is brewing in the west, and a brutal coup leaves Lyriana’s uncle, the Royal Archmagus, dead—with Lyriana next on the list. The group flees for their lives, relentlessly pursued by murderous mercenaries; their own parents have put a price on their heads to prevent the king and his powerful Royal Mages from discovering their treachery.

The bastards band together, realizing they alone have the power to prevent a civil war that will tear their kingdom apart—if they can warn the king in time. And if they can survive the journey . . ’ Continue reading

[Review] ‘Geekerella’ by Ashley Poston

34790383Title – ‘Geekerella’
Author – Ashley Poston
Publishing – April 4th 2017 by Quirk Books 
Pages – 320 
Format – Paperback

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Book Summary –

Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale.

Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.’
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[Book Tag] The ‘Aesthetically Pleasing’ Book Tag

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Hey what’s up bookworms! I’ve been absent from this blog for the past 2 weeks and I apologise for that… as it was… I just lost a lot of motivation and didn’t have any ideas on what to write. My reading has suffered massively these past 2 weeks so I didn’t even have any reviews I could write and put up. But fingers crossed I’ll get out of my little slump quickly.

Because of said slump I decided to hunt around for some book tags and found this gem – the ‘aesthetically pleasing’ book tag by Book Syrup over on YouTube and you can watch the original video -> HERE <-

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Fairy Loot’s May ‘Warriors & Legends’ – Unboxing & Review

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It’s that time of the month again! Fairyloot time! I love getting this little treat every month… always perks up my day indeed. To be honest.. I’ve been subscribed to Fairyloot since November of last year and I genuinely haven’t disliked one box. This months box was just the same… it had some wonderful items and I know this months book is definitely a highly anticipated one so I’m looking forward to diving in when I’ve got the time!

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[Review] ‘Bookishly Ever After’ by Isabel Bandeira

21018154Title – ‘Bookishly Ever After’
Author – Isabel Bandeira
Publishing – January 12th 2016 by Spencer Hill Contemporary 
Pages – 378
Format – E-Book

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Book Summary –

In a perfect world, sixteen-year-old Phoebe Martins’ life would be a book. Preferably one filled with magic and a hot paranormal love interest. Unfortunately, her life probably wouldn’t even qualify for a quiet contemporary.

Everything changes when Phoebe learns that Dev, the hottest guy in the clarinet section, might actually have a crush on her. So, Phoebe turns to the heroines in her favorite books for advice on a personality overhaul. Becoming as awesome as her book characters isn’t as easy as it sounds and when another girl nets Dev for herself right from under Phoebe’s nose, she’s crushed.

Then, to up the suckage, she gets assigned as his co-counselor at a sixth grade camp and has to spend an entire week tied to the hip with the one guy on the planet she wanted to avoid. Can she make it through the potential danger of romantic bonfires and nature walks without Dev figuring out she’s still not over him, or will her counseling career end in emotional disaster? Can she ever go back to her happy world of fictional boys after falling for the real thing? Continue reading

May TBR (& First Thoughts)

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Wow… I haven’t done one of these in a while. I’m not one to usually make set TBR lists for each month because frankly, I don’t stick to them. However… this month I figured I’d try and start structuring my reading for each month again. If I set a certain amount of books to read then it usually pushes me to read that amount!

Anyhow… there’s 4 books of my TBR for this month. I’ve learnt that setting it any higher is going to be disastrous so 4 books it is… 4 is manageable. And so without further ado… here’s my May TBR AND first thoughts! Continue reading

[Book Tag] The ‘TBR’ Tag

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Ok so this is a fairly old tag but I stumbled across a book tubers video of it [BooksandLala] and decided I wanted to do it because it look fun! Actually when aren’t book tags fun to do… probably why I’ve got a sudden urge to do a bunch!! 😆

Anyhow this tag was originally created by Rachel and Dana over at ‘A Perfection Called Books‘ and if you want to check out the original post the click -> HERE ❤️

But without further ado… lets begin!


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[Review] ‘Spellslinger’ by Sebastien De Castell

33787347Title – ‘Spellslinger’
Author – Sebastien De Castell   
Publishing – May 4th 2017 by Hot Key Books
Pages – 416
Format – E-Book

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Book Summary –

MAGIC IS A CON GAME.

Kellen is moments away from facing his first mage’s duel and the start of four trials that will make him a spellcaster. There’s just one problem: his magic is gone.

As his sixteenth birthday approaches, Kellen falls back on his cunning in a bid to avoid total disgrace. But when a daring stranger arrives in town, she challenges Kellen to take a different path.

Ferius Parfax is one of the mysterious Argosi – a traveller who lives by her wits and the three decks of cards she carries. She’s difficult and unpredictable, but she may be Kellen’s only hope… Continue reading