Instructions for dancing by Nicola Yoon

Today is my stop on the blog tour with The Write Reads for Nicola Yoon's new novel, Instructions for Dancing. This lovely novel is endearing and highlights that perspective is key when it comes to love, that love can be full of heartache but more than anything it is glorious. Evie's views on love have... Continue Reading →

Fresh water for flowers by Valérie Perrin

There is only one way to describe this novel and that is heartachingly bittersweet. Valérie Perrin has written a novel that is touching to your very soul. A novel that is paced with the steady rhythm of a heartbeat and is adoringly beautiful. So what has made me write such a statement? I'm not just... Continue Reading →

The Explorer by Katherine Rundell

Image from Katherine Rundell delights this reader with another of her novels. The Explorer is wonderful and simply adorable. I utterly loved it. Filled with adventure, excitement, a little danger, but overall there's a sense of love. Love for the Amazon, love for the beauty of the world and love between the characters. I... Continue Reading →

Shards of Earth by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Today is my stop on the blog tour for Shards of Earth by Adrian Tchaikovsky with The Write Reads. Other bloggers and reviewers have loved this novel and I feel I'm in the minority. I didn't entirely love it, but I didn't hate it either. I do feel though (and I've expressed this before) that... Continue Reading →

Cinderella is dead by Kalynn Bayron

Image from Its always good to pick up a book that re-tells a story that you are familiar with. Its a bit like marmite, a retelling is either something you love or hate. Fortunately Kalynn Bayron has done a wonderful job of taking the story of Cinderella, turned it upside down, inside out and... Continue Reading →

Rumaysa: a fairytale by Radiya Hafiza

Image from There are few children's novels out in the world that offer diverse, relatable characters. Rumaysa is one of those rare gems of a book. It is simply delightfully exquisite, and is a book that I wish had been around when I was a young reader. What makes this stand out? Well Radiya... Continue Reading →

Watching you by Lisa Jewell

Image from Lisa Jewell is a thriller writer that I only discovered last year when the opportunity arose to read a proof copy of her novel Invisible Girl. After reading something that was completely compelling I knew I'd read more from the author. Watching You was the next one of Lisa's I read. (I... Continue Reading →

The dinner guest by B. P. Walter

Image from I've seen this novel around and it kept popping up as a book I'd quite like to read, especially after reading the blurb. The blurb however does not do the book any justice and creates a completely different perception of what this book is about.The premise states 'Four people walked into the... Continue Reading →

The lies you told by Harriet Tyce

Image from The first novel by Harriet Tyce, Blood Orange was one that I enjoyed immensely so when this second novel by the author, The Lies You Told was spied in the bookshop, I had to add it to my TBR pile. Although I found this not as thrilling as Blood Orange, I was... Continue Reading →

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