Month: April 2019

Monthly Round-Up! December 2018 – April 2019

Posted April 30, 2019 by Charlotte in Monthly Round-up! / 0 Comments
Monthly Round-Up! December 2018 – April 2019

Monthly Round-up, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. This Round-up December 2018 – April 2019.   Reviews:   Blog Tours:   Challenges: As per usual I’m participating in the Goodreads Challenge. So what do you think of my Round-up December 2018 – April 2019? 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

Review: The Forgotten Village by Lorna Cook

Posted April 29, 2019 by Charlotte in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: The Forgotten Village by Lorna Cook

The Forgotten Village by Lorna Cook Published by Avon on 4th April 2019 Genres: Fiction, Historical Pages: 400 Format: Paperback Source: Publisher Goodreads A timeless story of love and sacrifice, perfect for fans of Rachel Hore, Tracy Rees and Kate Morton. 1943: The world is at war, and the villagers of Tyneham are being asked to make one more sacrifice: to give their homes over to the British army. But on the eve of their departure, a terrible act will cause three of them to disappear forever. 2017: Melissa had hoped a break on the coast of Dorset would rekindle her stagnant relationship, but despite the idyllic scenery, it’s pushing her and Liam to the brink. When Melissa discovers a strange photograph of a woman who once lived in the forgotten local village of Tyneham, she becomes determined to find out more about her story. But Tyneham hides a terrible secret, and Melissa’s search for the truth will change her life in ways she never imagined possible. Last week was my turn on the blog tour for The Forgotten Village […]

Blog Tour / Extract: The Forgotten Village by Lorna Cook

Posted April 26, 2019 by Charlotte in Blog Tour / 1 Comment
Blog Tour / Extract: The Forgotten Village by Lorna Cook

Today I am so pleased to share with you an extract of The Forgotten Village by Lorna Cook. I also have my review of The Forgotten Village by Lorna Cook up on my blog if this is not enough to entice you to pick up this amazing book! Don’t forget to check out all the other awesome blogs on the tour! Extract: ‘It’s a beautiful building.’ He pointed at the top floor. ‘My gran used to work as a maid here, up until the requisition.’ Melissa made an appropriate noise and looked at the gabled servants’ quarters on the second floor. It was the only level that didn’t have any window boards. Every window on both the first and ground floor had metal sheets with Danger, Keep Out emblazoned across them. The studded dark wooden front door inside the arch was still in place and looked original. And uninviting. It all gave off a depressing and cold air, even in the heat of the summer sun. But Melissa was sure that in its prime this house would have been something else entirely.  ‘I’m […]

Review: Love & Other Curses by Michael Thomas Ford

Posted April 23, 2019 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Love & Other Curses by Michael Thomas Ford

Love & Other Curses by Michael Thomas Ford Published by HarperTeen on April 9, 2019 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Pages: 352 Format: Arc Source: Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads The Weyward family has been haunted by a curse for generations—if a Weyward falls in love before their seventeenth birthday, the person they love dies. Sam doesn’t plan to fall for anyone in the nine weeks before his birthday. He’ll spend his time working at the Eezy-Freeze with his dad; cooking up some midsummer magic with his grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother (the Grands); and experimenting with drag with the help of the queens at the Shangri-La, the local gay club. But when a new guy comes to town, Sam finds himself in trouble when they strike up a friendship that might be way more than that. As Sam’s birthday approaches and he still hasn’t quite fallen in love, the curse seems to get more powerful and less specific about who it targets. A mysterious girl Sam talks to on the phone late at night and a woman he’s only seen in […]

Review: Empress of all Seasons by Emiko Jean

Posted April 18, 2019 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Empress of all Seasons by Emiko Jean

Empress of all Seasons by Emiko Jean Published by Gollancz on November 6, 2018 Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult Pages: 384 Format: E-Arc, Paperback Source: Fairyloot, Netgalley, Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads In a palace of illusions, nothing is what it seems. Each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku. The rules are simple. Survive the palace’s enchanted seasonal rooms. Conquer Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Marry the prince. All are eligible to compete—all except yōkai, supernatural monsters and spirits whom the human emperor is determined to enslave and destroy. Mari has spent a lifetime training to become empress. Winning should be easy. And it would be, if she weren’t hiding a dangerous secret. Mari is a yōkai with the ability to transform into a terrifying monster. If discovered, her life will be forfeit. As she struggles to keep her true identity hidden, Mari’s fate collides with that of Taro, the prince who has no desire to inherit the imperial throne, and Akira, a half-human, half-yōkai outcast. Torn between duty and love, loyalty and betrayal, […]