Blog Tour / Review The House by Simon Lelic

Posted September 19, 2017 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Reviews / 0 Comments
Blog Tour / Review The House by Simon Lelic

This is not my usual cup of tea and with good reason. It is dark, twisted and utterly terrifying. As a bit of a wimp there was several occasions when I had to put this book down and think happy thoughts. Simon Lelic has woven a web such unexpectedness, I do not even know where to begin. It was hard when I first started reading to see how all the pieces fitted and how all the little mysteries where connected. Having the diary narration really put me off the scent because the source was so untrustworthy. The reason this is a 4 star book is because when we started to come to the conclusion I guessed the outcome. A lot sooner than I would have like. I also felt like the book was leading me one where and we ended in a completed different story. At the start it was more horror than thriller. And I couldn’t read the book on my own because I became so hyper-aware of my surroundings. Yet despite all my misgiving this was an extremely compelling and addictive read. This is an unexpected and dark read that should only be read in daylight hours. This […]

Through the Letterbox: Fairyloot Otherworlds August Unboxing

Posted September 15, 2017 by Charlotte in Through the Letterbox / 5 Comments
Through the Letterbox: Fairyloot Otherworlds  August Unboxing

So I think that it is fair to say now that I am a huge fan of  FairyLoot. This is a monthly subscription ya book box based in the UK.   the box: In each box you can expect: One recently published Young Adult book, 4-6 goodies often related to the book, promotional items such as posters, bookmarks and a signed bookplate (whenever possible),  a unique hashtag that links you up with one other person receiving a box. The box is £26 plus shipping at £3.95 (if UK based) bringing it to a grand total of £29.95. I wish that the shipping is including in the price because it is like a hidden extra. But I do think that this box is well worth the price. I was super excited for this theme, because the August ‘Otherworlds’ box celebrates other fictional worlds, or fictional worlds within our normal world. If you’re a fan of A Court of Mist and Fury, Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones and Peter Pan the unboxing: •The book is Wicked Like A Wildfire with author letter and signed book plate by Lana  Popovic Witchsoul Candle from bookandnookshop which smells and looks amazing. It is purple and glittery! So the […]

Monthly Round-Up! August 2017

Posted September 13, 2017 by Charlotte in Monthly Round-up! / 0 Comments
Monthly Round-Up! August 2017

Monthly feature, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month – although this month’s is a little late! Currently reading: Reviews: Blog Tours:   Through the Letterbox: Challenges: As per usual I’m participating in the Goodreads Challenge. For Movie Musical Challenge I watched: Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 777 other subscribers Email Address

Blog Tour: Extract from the Prologue of The Little Bakery on Rosemary Lane by Ellen Berry

Posted September 11, 2017 by Charlotte in Blog Tour / 2 Comments

Today, I’m part of the blog tour of The Little Bakery on Rosemary Lane by Ellen Berry. Below I have a little extract from the beginning of the book and one that I hope will wet your appetite…. The Extract: Whilst pretending to sit completely zen, Marsha snuck a glance at Roxanne, who was still panting a little. Marsha had already spent an awful lot of time observing her over the past fortnight. She was always running, Marsha had noted – off to appointments and shoots, cheeks flushed, hair askew, phone clasped to her ear. And she was in some state this morning. Her cheeks were bright red and her casual topknot was tumbling loose, with strands of fair wavy hair flapping in her face. However, although it pained Marsha to admit it, Roxanne was still striking for her age (when you were a mere thirty-three, ‘late forties’ sounded geriatric), her natural beauty quite captivating. Her light blue eyes were stunning and she was blessed with the kind of delicate bone structure that gave a person an air of elegance and dignity. On top of this, Roxanne had a casual, bohemian way of dressing that Marsha could only hope to emulate […]

Review: Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

Posted September 8, 2017 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

So this is the first book from fairyloot that I have actually picked up and read and I have to be honest it was quite good. I was hooked from the beginning and it was only small things, like having to go to work, that stopped me reading in one go. Sorrina and her cast of illusions were instantly my firends. Sorrina was a typical teen, scared of the further, loyal to her loved one and determined. She also had a the traumatic problem for have a flat space where her eyes should be… If I’d have been her I would not have gone outside. One thing I did expect was the thrill of the carnival to play a bigger role. For the carnival to be central to the plot, but it really just felt like a way to move from city to city. When I frist read the synopsis I thought that it would be more like Caraval by Stephanie Greber. But I can assure you it is not. This is more a murder mystery with a bit of magic to spice things up. My main issue with this book is that I felt like there were some huge plot […]