Thursday, April 12, 2018

In My Mailbox



In for review today is this gorgeous looking proof copy of Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian . I can’t wait to start this later tonight . Ahhhhhh lovely books :0) 

Sunday, April 8, 2018

All Of This Is True by Lygia Day Peñaflor . Review



When Miri and her friends get the chance to meet their idol - author Fatima Ro , writer of their favorite book Undertow,  the friends jump at the chance . Their meeting with her could not have gone better and they develop a friendship with this older cool female writer that they look up to and admire. The story was fascinating to watch , the writer used these kids and their lives for her own entertainment and profit directing them to situations and people that were not good for them then watched it all play out . Devious! It did make a terrific plot and I could not put it down . 

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at lovereading4kids. This book is being published May 2018 and will be available from lovereading4kids and all other good bookstores then . 
Below please find a link to this on the website : 

The Madonna Of The Mountains by Elise Valmorbida. Review



This beautiful story takes place in Italy from the 1920’s and centers around a female character called 
Maria and all of her family . The story begins with her as a young woman and starting her adult life , getting married , starting a family etc , then we see her life during war time and all the ups and downs her life and family face at that hard time  . This was a gorgeous story set in a beautiful place , it was dreamy reading about the place she lived. 
I loved how strong Maria was , and how smart . Caring  for her young family during a time of political upheavals was hard but she was really the backbone of her family , they relied heavily on her and she made the best of it . A must read for those interested in books set during war time in Europe. 

I received this book in exchange for a review curtesy of the lovely people over at lovereading.co.uk. 
This book was published March 2018 and is available for purchase from Lovereading.co.uk and all other good bookstores. 
Below please find a link to this book on the Lovereading.co.uk website :

Dear Martin by Nic Stone . Review



I really enjoyed this thought provoking story about a young man called Justyce who is trying to find his place in the world and in the community he lives in during a time of heated anger between police and young men of a different color to them . It was frightening reading about the behavior you needed when approached by a police man , not just standard politeness but much more then that . I found myself holding by breath reading parts of the story and how brutal life could be for these characters , even so Justyce was still reaching out for hope and change by reading about Dr. Martin Luther King , a man who eminated love and peace and justice for all . This was a beautiful story that I recommend for everyone to read . It would be lovely to think we were all treated the same but the sad truth is we are not and this story captures this . 

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at lovereading4kids. This book is going to be published May 2018 and will be available from lovereading4kids and all other good bookstores then. 
Below please find a link to this book on the lovereading4kids website :

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Savage Island by Bryony Pearce. Review



When the opportunity arises for a group of friends to take part in an “Iron Teen “ , competition they take it , they all have their own reasons for entering the competition and with the amount of prize money on offer there is a good few teens entering . If they win they each get 1 million pounds .
The story takes place on a private island in the Outer Hebrides far away from all help , with Millionaire Marcus Gold as the brains and wallet behind this competition. 
What starts as a fun game , a bit like geocaching mixed with a milder version of the hunger games soon amps up and becomes more like the movie saw with less charming people . This was a pure adrenaline ride of a story , the teams were interesting and you just don’t know who to trust making this a seriously fun read . This is not for very young readers . Great plot ! 

I received this book for review thanks to the lovely people over at lovereading4kids.co.uk
This book is being published April 2018 and will be available from lovereading4kids and all other good bookstores then. Below please find a link to this book on the lovereading4kids website :

Sunday, March 18, 2018

I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Foreman . Review




This was a beautiful story about three lost souls who one day accidentally collide into each other’s lives . Freya , Harun and Nathaniel are each going through hardships in their lives and this story takes place over one day , the day they all meet each other . I truly loved these three characters , my heart went out to each of them , each struggling and searching for something  , seemingly in-vain  , and finding just what they needed in each other , a friend and hope . I loved this ! I recommend this for everyone to read .


I received this book for review from the lovely people over at lovereading4kids. This book is being published April 2018 and will be available from lovereading4kids and all other good bookstores then. Below please find a link to this book on the website:

http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/9781471173721/isbn/noredirect


Saturday, March 10, 2018

Miss Buncle’s Book by DE Stevenson. Review



If you have never read Miss Buncle’s Book you are doing yourself an injustice! 
This book combines a lot of things I am fond of in stories  ; writers , publishing , small village life , nosy neighbours , amusing characters that you take a genuine interest in , and lastly... love .
The story is about a woman called Barbara Buncle who lives in a little village in England , she decides to write a book about all she sees around her while adding her own little touches to each neighbours story and just about every neighbour gets a mention . 
I loved every page of this .... from Miss Buncle’s gumption to her sense of mischief , it is a fun filled read .
 I also loved how the book effected all the villagers in different ways and it was so enjoyable seeing the fallout :0)
The characters were very interesting but I especially loved Miss Buncle’s friend Sarah ( the doctors wife) and Mr Abbott ( Miss Buncle’s Publisher) . 
All in all a terrific book that should not be missed ! 
I loved every page .