Month: June 2020

Monthly Round-Up! June 2020

Posted June 30, 2020 by Charlotte in Monthly Round-up! / 0 Comments
Monthly Round-Up! June 2020

Monthly Round-up, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. This Round-up June 2020. June was a funny month as I am still on furlough. It is still so strange to not having a weekly routine and going to work. But it has meant that I have got a lot of reading done. Currently reading: Reviews:   Blog Tours:   Random Thoughts:   Pastime Pleasures:   Challenges: As per usual I’m participating in the Goodreads Challenge.   So what do you think of my round-up June 2020? 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. Join 910 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

Review: Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart

Posted June 28, 2020 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart

Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart Series: Grace and Fury #1 Published by Hodder & Stoughton on July 1, 2018 Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult Pages: 310 Format: Hardback Source: Fairyloot, Own Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads In a world where women have no rights, sisters Serina and Nomi Tessaro face two very different fates: one in the palace, the other in prison. Serina has been groomed her whole life to become a Grace–someone to stand by the heir to the throne as a shining, subjugated example of the perfect woman. But when her headstrong and rebellious younger sister, Nomi, catches the heir’s eye, it’s Serina who takes the fall for the dangerous secret that Nomi has been hiding. Now trapped in a life she never wanted, Nomi has only one way to save Serina: surrender to her role as a Grace until she can use her position to release her sister. This is easier said than done. A traitor walks the halls of the palace, and deception lurks in every corner. But Serina is running out of time, imprisoned […]

Review: Court of Miracles by Kester Grant

Posted June 26, 2020 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Court of Miracles by Kester Grant

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 Court of Miracles by Kester Grant Series: Court of Miracles #1 Published by Harper Voyager on June 4, 2020 Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Historical, Retelling, Young Adult Pages: 464 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads A diverse fantasy reimagining of Les Misérables and The Jungle Book. In the dark days following a failed French Revolution, in the violent jungle of an alternate 1828 Paris, young cat-burglar Eponine (Nina) Thenardier goes head to head with merciless royalty, and the lords of the city’s criminal underworld to save the life of her adopted sister Cosette (Ettie). Her vow will take her from the city’s dark underbelly, through a dawning revolution, to the very heart of the glittering court of Louis XVII, where she must make an impossible choice between guild, blood, betrayal and war. I love and adore Les Mis, so a Court of Miracles being a retelling of that beloved story […]

Review: Artemis Fowl Movie

Posted June 24, 2020 by Charlotte in Film Review / 0 Comments
Review: Artemis Fowl Movie

Artemis Fowl Movie directed by Released on 12 June 2020 Genres: Family, Adventure, Fantasy Feature Length: 95 mins Source: Disney+ Rating: Artemis Fowl, a young criminal prodigy, hunts down a secret society of fairies to find his missing father.   Review: So I was super excited to watch the Artemis Fowl Movie on Disney+. It is one of my favourite reads from my childhood and so I had high hopes. Yet somehow they managed to distort and change a really good story by amalgamating the first two books into one story.  Which in my opinion confused the whole plot. And took away that quintessential idea of a twelve year old being a criminal mastermind who still believed in magic. Someone who wars with being a child while taking on the adult responsibility of the family business. And then let’s get to that family business. In the books they are criminals. And that is what Artemis is. A criminal who wants his name noticed by doing something no one else in his family has done – steal from the fairies – Instead we get […]

Review: Coming Home to Winter Island by Jo Thomas

Posted June 22, 2020 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Coming Home to Winter Island by Jo Thomas

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.Coming Home to Winter Island by Jo Thomas Published by Headline Review on 12 December 2019 Genres: Chick-lit, Fiction Pages: 336 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads Wrap up warm and explore the breath-taking beauty of a remote Scottish island and an old house waiting to unlock enchanting family secrets. Do you need to find out where you’ve come from before you can know what the future holds? Ruby’s singing career is on the verge of hitting the big time, when her voice breaks. Fearing her career is over, she signs up for a retreat in Tenerife to recover. But an unexpected call from a stranger on a remote Scottish island takes her on a short trip to sort out some family business. It’s time to go and see the grandfather she’s never met. City girl Ruby knows she will be happy to leave the windswept beaches behind as quickly […]