Month: April 2016

Monthly Round-up! March 2016

Posted April 10, 2016 by Charlotte in Monthly Round-up! / 0 Comments
Monthly Round-up! March 2016

Monthly Round-up, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. This Round-up March 2016. Currently reading: Reviews:   Blog Tours:   Challenges:  This year I am participating in the movie musical challenge hosted by Bookish Whimsy. I managed to watch two musicals this month – the brilliant Gulls and Dolls with its wonderful musical and High Society which left me a little disappointed. As per usual I’m participating in the Goodreads Challenge. I’ve pledged to read 100 books! And so far have managed to read 26 books. This means I am ahead on the challenge but I still feel so far behind. So what do you think of my round-up March 2016? What have you read this month? Let me know in the comments below!   Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Email Address Subscribe Join 910 other subscribers

Blog Tour / Review: Relativity by Antonia Hayes

Posted April 9, 2016 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Reviews / 0 Comments
Blog Tour / Review: Relativity by Antonia Hayes

I received this book for free from Netgalley, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Relativity by Antonia Hayes Published by Corsair on April 7, 2016 Genres: Contemporary, Fiction Pages: 368 Format: E-Arc, Hardback Source: Netgalley, Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads Relativity is a novel of assured and measured empathy, a story of familial love and familial hurt that is fair, honest and remarkably non-judgmental. Hayes is a convincing writer and a true storyteller: her characters are alive.’ Christos Tsiolkas, author of THE SLAP”Help,” he said. “He’s not breathing.” A tiny baby is rushed to hospital. Doctors suspect he was shaken by his father, who is later charged and convicted. The baby grows up in the care of his mother. Life goes on. Twelve years later, Ethan is a singular young boy. Gifted with an innate affinity for physics and astronomy, Ethan sees the world in ways others simply can’t – through a prism of light, time, stars and space. Ethan is the centre of his […]

Review: Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Posted April 8, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli Series: Stargirl #1 Published by Scholastic on September 8, 2002 Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult Pages: 186 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads A celebration of nonconformity; a tense, emotional tale about the fleeting, cruel nature of popularity–and the thrill and inspiration of first love. Ages 12+ Leo Borlock follows the unspoken rule at Mica Area High School: don’t stand out–under any circumstances! Then Stargirl arrives at Mica High and everything changes–for Leo and for the entire school. After 15 years of home schooling, Stargirl bursts into tenth grade in an explosion of color and a clatter of ukulele music, enchanting the Mica student body. But the delicate scales of popularity suddenly shift, and Stargirl is shunned for everything that makes her different. Somewhere in the midst of Stargirl’s arrival and rise and fall, normal Leo Borlock has tumbled into love with her. In a […]

Review: Fellside by M. R. Carey

Posted April 7, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Fellside by M. R. Carey

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Fellside by M.R. Carey Published by Orbit on April 5, 2016 Genres: Fiction, Horror, Thriller Pages: 486 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads Fellside is a maximum security prison on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors. It’s not the kind of place you’d want to end up. But it’s where Jess Moulson could be spending the rest of her life. It’s a place where even the walls whisper. And one voice belongs to a little boy with a message for Jess. Will she listen? So I picked Fellside up because I adored The Girl With All the Gifts, so to see M. C. Carey’s new book  was really exciting. And there was a little bit of jumping up and down. Unfortunately/fortunately (depending how you look at it) this is a completely different book in ever way. This doesn’t mean that it was a bad book, rather my expectations got in the way. This is a mystery book […]

Sampler and Giveaway: The One You Really Want by Jill Mansell

Posted April 6, 2016 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Guest Post / 0 Comments
Sampler and Giveaway: The One You Really Want by Jill Mansell

For anyone who knows me, it is a simple fact that I adore Jill Mansell books, they are always a feel-good story that can put a smile on my face no matter what. So today I’m really pleased to be taking part in sampler and giveaway tour for Jill Mansell’s The One You Really Want – a book which I have previously shown love for on the blog. I promise that you will be spoilt below, with an eleven chapter exclusive of The One You Really Want. Plenty to find out if you are a fan of Jill Mansell, and if you like what you see there is even a giveaway for the book!  Read below for more details: About the Book: When it comes to love, never say never When Nancy discovers the expensive jewelry her husband’s been buying isn’t for her, she decamps from the Scottish countryside to her best friend Carmen’s posh Chelsea town house to sort things out. Nancy finds herself in a surprising new world, where rock stars are nicer than you thought, social workers are not necessarily to be […]