Month: April 2020

Pastime Pleasures #34 Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Posted April 18, 2020 by Charlotte in Pastime Pleasures / 0 Comments
Pastime Pleasures #34 Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Welcome to my feature, Pastime Pleasures all about books I have loved and adored and were published over five years.  Today is the turn of  Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. Steelheart was the first book that I ever read by Brandon Sanderson and was one of the first books that I reviewed on this blog. It is slightly crazy to think that the first time I read this book was over six years ago. But like any good book the story sticks with you and you cannot wait for that moment when you forget and can have the pleasure of reading again. This is one book that I have asked, begged friends and family to read because it is so good. Luckily a few of them have listened. And perhaps more importantly they agree with me! Throughout we follow David as he seeks to become a Reckoner and bring the downfall of Steelheart. A Epic who killed his father and whose weakness David only seems to know.  I’d also forgotten how hilariously awful David’s metaphors are. So bad that they have […]

Review: To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

Posted April 15, 2020 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo Published by Hot Key Books on March 6, 2018 Genres: Fairytale, Fantasy, Fiction, Retelling, Young Adult Pages: 358 Format: E-Arc, Paperback Source: Netgalley, Own Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads I have a heart for every year I’ve been alive. There are seventeen hidden in the sand of my bedroom. Every so often, I claw through the shingle just to check they’re still there. Buried deep and bloody. Princess Lira is siren royalty and revered across the sea until she is cursed into humanity by the ruthless Sea Queen. Now Lira must deliver the heart of the infamous siren killer or remain a human forever. Prince Elian is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world and captain to a deadly crew of siren hunters. When he rescues a drowning woman from the ocean, she promises to help him destroy sirenkind for good. But he has no way of knowing whether he can trust her … I may have been a little slow on the uptake to read To Kill a Kingdom. But […]

Blog Tour / Review: When Life Gives You Lemons by Fiona Gibson

Posted April 6, 2020 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Reviews / 0 Comments
Blog Tour / Review: When Life Gives You Lemons by Fiona Gibson

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.When Life Gives You Lemons by Fiona Gibson Published by HarperCollins Publishers on March 5, 2020 Genres: Chick-lit, Fiction, Humour, Romance Pages: 400 Format: E-Arc, Paperback Source: Netgalley, Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads Sometimes life can be bittersweet . . . Between tending to the whims of her seven-year-old and the demands of her boss, Viv barely gets a moment to herself. It’s not quite the life she wanted, but she hasn’t run screaming for the hills yet. But then Viv’s husband Andy makes his mid-life crisis her problem. He’s having an affair with his (infuriatingly age-appropriate) colleague, a woman who – unlike Viv – doesn’t put on weight when she so much as glances at a cream cake. Viv suddenly finds herself single, with zero desire to mingle. Should she be mourning the end of life as she knows it, or could this be the perfect chance to put herself […]

Review: Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Posted April 3, 2020 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams Published by Orion on March 19, 2019 Genres: Contemporary, Fiction Pages: 330 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Americanah in this disarmingly honest, boldly political, and truly inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place. Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. She works at a national newspaper, where she’s constantly forced to compare herself to her white middle class peers. After a messy break up from her long-term white boyfriend, Queenie seeks comfort in all the wrong places…including several hazardous men who do a good job of occupying brain space and a bad job of affirming self-worth. As Queenie careens from one questionable decision to another, she finds herself wondering, “What are you doing? Why are you doing it? Who do you want to be?”—all of the questions today’s woman must face in a world trying to answer them for her.. Having read Queenie a little […]