Month: October 2016

Blog Tour / Guest Post: ‘The Inspiration for The Disciple’ by Stephen Lloyd Jones, author of The Disciple

Posted October 17, 2016 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Guest Post / 0 Comments
Blog Tour / Guest Post: ‘The Inspiration for The Disciple’ by Stephen Lloyd Jones, author of The Disciple

Today I am delighted to be part of the Blog Tour for The Disciple by Stephen Lloyd Jones with a guest post about the inspiration. I loved reading The Disciple (see my review) and I recommend it to those who love fantasy and horror. Don’t forget to visit other blog stops along the tour for other great content. The Inspiration for The Disciple In The Disciple, published by Headline this month, Edward Schwinn, a barely-functioning recluse, is returning home one winter evening when he happens across a five-vehicle pile-up. Investigating the wreckage, he discovers the sole survivor: a woman, heavily pregnant, blindfolded and bound. It’s over a year since I wrote that opening scene, but I remember the experience very clearly. One moment I was walking near my home, and the next I was sitting beside Edward in his Land Rover as he navigated the mountain road on which he travelled. I could smell the wet odour of his dog in the back, and could just about see around the corner to the carnage that awaited him. At this point, I had no […]

Review: The Disciple by Stephen Lloyd Jones

Posted October 15, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: The Disciple by Stephen Lloyd Jones

The Disciple by Stephen Lloyd Jones Published by Headline on October 6, 2016 Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Historical, Mystery, Thriller Pages: 544 Format: E-Arc, Paperback Source: Netgalley, Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads On a storm-battered road at the edge of the Devil’s Kitchen, a woman survives a fatal accident and gives birth to a girl who should never have lived. The child’s protection lies in the hands of Edward Schwinn – a loner who must draw himself out of darkness to keep her safe – and her arrival will trigger a chain of terrifying events that no one can explain. She is a child like no other, being hunted by an evil beyond measure. For if the potential within her is realised, nothing will be the same. Not for Edward. Not for any who live to see it. I was excited to get my hands on The Disciple ever since I saw that Stephen Lloyd Jones had written a new novel. This is completely different from The String Diaries that in some ways it is hard to see that each book is from the same […]

Monthly Round-up! September 2016

Posted October 13, 2016 by Charlotte in Monthly Round-up! / 0 Comments
Monthly Round-up! September 2016

Monthly Round-up, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. This Round-up September 2016. Currently reading:   Reviews:   Blog Tours:   Through the Letterbox:   Challenges: A new year and a new challenge. This year I am participating in the movie musical challenge hosted by Bookish Whimsy. This month I recorded Singin’ in the Rain to watch and review but somehow I haven’t sat in front of a tv to watch. Maybe as the nights are now drawing in I will be a little better… As per usual I’m participating in the Goodreads Challenge. I’ve pledged to read 100 books! And so far have managed to read 68 books. I’m 9 behind which is terrible and I’m not sure how I will recover. But I’m doing Dewey’s readathon on the 24th October so hopefully  will be able to make some headway there… So what do you think of my round-up September 2016? What have you read this month? Let me know in the comments below!   Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address […]

Review: The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart

Posted October 7, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: The Boyfriend List by  E. Lockhart

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.The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart Series: Ruby Oliver #1 Published by Hot Key Books on July 14, 2016 Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult Pages: 256 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads 5 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver From E. Lockhart, author of the best-seller We Were Liars, and the highly-acclaimed The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, comes this hilarious and heart-warming series. Ruby Oliver is fifteen and has a shrink. But before you make up your mind about her, you should know that she has had a pretty awful (and eventful) past ten days. She has: * lost her boyfriend* lost her best friend (Kim)* lost all her other friends (Nora, Cricket)* did something suspicious with a boy* did something advanced with a boy* had an argument with a boy* drank her first beer (someone handed it to her)* got caught by […]

Review: Holding up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

Posted October 5, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Holding up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven Published by Penguin on October 6, 2016 Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Young Adult Pages: 392 Format: E-Arc, Paperback Source: Netgalley, Own Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed ‘America’s Fattest Teen’. But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to see who she really is. Since her mum’s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby’s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for EVERY POSSIBILITY LIFE HAS TO OFFER. I know the part I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do anything. Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin too. Yes, he’s got swagger, but he’s also mastered the art of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a secret: he can’t recognize faces. Even his own brothers are strangers to him. He’s the guy who can re-engineer and rebuild […]