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Review: The Silver Mask by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black

Review: The Silver Mask by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black

“Everyone hates death, Call.” “But not everyone has to be its enemy.” If you haven’t read the first three books in the Magisterium series yet, look away now: things are about to get spoilery. At the end of The Bronze Key, Call’s best friend Aaron bit […]

Review: Clean by Juno Dawson

Review: Clean by Juno Dawson

‘I sigh. it’s all so improbable. How can I be ‘an addict’? I’m seventeen years old. I always sort of aspired to a coke problem as I turned thirty, but never this.’ Lexi Volkov is in rehab, and she’s not fucking happy about it. Just […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Recommendations for my daughter

Top Ten Tuesday: Recommendations for my daughter

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish, but was recently relocated to That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week is a freebie week, so to celebrate it being exactly four weeks since I gave birth – phew, time has flown! – I decided I’d […]

Review: Intricate Deceptions by Jennifer Rayes

Review: Intricate Deceptions by Jennifer Rayes

When Jennifer Rayes contacted me asking if I’d like to read and review a copy of Intricate Deceptions, I jumped at the chance. Focused on the victim of a human trafficking operation, it sounded unlike any book I’d ever read before. With the amount of five […]

Review: Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron

Review: Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron

‘It was our 9/11, our Princess Diana, our JFK. You’d always remember where you were when you heard about Being No. 1.’ Ten days after Jaya’s mother died, Beings started falling from the sky. Over the course of eight months 85 Beings fall, and no […]

Review: Thirteen Chairs by Dave Shelton

Review: Thirteen Chairs by Dave Shelton

I hadn’t heard of Dave Shelton before he was announced as the British Books Challenge Author of the Month for April, but I decided to check out Thirteen Chairs when I saw that they had it on the library catalogue. A collection of thirteen ghost stories masquerading […]

Blog tour: The Goose Road by Rowena House

Blog tour: The Goose Road by Rowena House

Hello, and welcome to my stop on The Goose Road blog tour. I’m so excited to be teaming up with Walker Books to welcome Rowena House to The Bumbling Blogger to share her top tips for budding writers and how to get published – but first, let’s […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite books I’ll never reread

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite books I’ll never reread

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish, but was recently relocated to That Artsy Reader Girl.  There are a few books that I reread constantly, but normally when I love a book I find it impossible to reread it. I worry that it […]

Review: The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

Review: The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

Flora Banks has anterograde amnesia and she’s unable to remember anything past the age of 11. That is, until she kisses Drake – her best friend Paige’s recent ex-boyfriend – on the beach during a party. Flora can remember kissing Drake, and she wonders if he […]

Review: Cream Buns and Crime by Robin Stevens

Review: Cream Buns and Crime by Robin Stevens

‘No English person wants to believe that another Englishman could do awful things.’ Cream Buns and Crime isn’t actually a novel, but a collection that fits beautifully into the Murder Most Unladylike universe. Including five short stories and a handful of various other bits and pieces, […]