• Book review: The Kiss Quotient

    The Kiss Quotient – Helen Hoang

    Release date: 30 May 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient, #1) blurb: Stella Lane thinks mathematics is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases – a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with and far less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old. It doesn’t help that Stella has Asperger’s and French-kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her…

  • Book review: At the Stroke of Midnight

    At the Stroke of Midnight – Tara Sivec

    Release date: 27 February 2018 Goodreads link Amazon link (non affiliate) Rating At the Stroke of Midnight (The Naughty Princess Club #1) blurb: Once upon a time Cynthia was the perfect housewife. Between being the President of the PTA and keeping her home spotless without a hair (or her pearls) out of place, her life was a dream come true. Her husband was once her knight in shining armor, but now he’s run off with all their money…and the babysitter. Dressed as a princess at the annual Halloween block party…

  • Book review: Check Please Volume 1 #Hockey

    Check Please Vol 1+ – Ngozi Ukazu

    Release date: 18 September 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Read it online! Rating Check Please Vol 1 #Hockey (Check Please, #1) blurb: Eric Bittle may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented amateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole new challenge. It is nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia! First of all? There’s checking (anything that hinders the player with possession of the puck, ranging from a stick check all the way to a…

  • Book review: All That Compels the Heart

    All That Compels the Heart – Erin Bowlen

    Release date: 13 February 2018 Goodreads link Amazon link (no affiliates) Rating All That Compels the Heart blurb: Aoife O’Reilly had the perfect life: her dream job working in a publishing house, a successful boyfriend, and the two best friends she could ever ask for. But, when tragedy strikes, she begins to feel like her life is unraveling. Seeking some sort of divine answer to what she should with her life she seemingly finds her answer in the charming village of Ballyclara, and in a bold move, Aoife uproots her…

  • Book review: Wundersmith – The Calling of Morrigan Crow

    Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow – Jessica Townsend

    Release date: 30 October 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Book 1: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #2) blurb: Morrigan Crow may have defeated her deadly curse, passed the dangerous trials and joined the mystical Wundrous Society, but her journey into Nevermoor and all its secrets has only just begun. And she is fast learning that not all magic is used for good. Morrigan Crow has been invited to join the prestigious Wundrous Society, a place that promised her friendship, protection…

  • Book review: The House with Chicken Legs

    The House with Chicken Legs – Sophie Anderson

    Release date: 5 April 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The House with Chicken Legs blurb: All twelve-year-old Marinka wants is a friend. A real friend. Not like her house with chicken legs. Sure, the house can play games like tag and hide-and-seek, but Marinka longs for a human companion. Someone she can talk to and share her secrets with. But that’s tough when your grandmother is a Yaga, a guardian who guides the dead into the afterlife. It’s even harder when you live in a house that wanders…

  • Book review: The Prince and the Dressmaker

    The Prince and the Dressmaker – Jen Wang

    Release date: 13 February 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Prince and the Dressmaker blurb: Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia―the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion! Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances―one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this…

  • Book review banner: Emergency Contact

    Emergency Contact – Mary H. K. Choi

    Release date: 8 January 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Emergency Contact blurb: For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she’d somehow landed a boyfriend, they never managed to know much about each other. Now Penny is heading to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer. It’s seventy-nine miles and a zillion light-years away from everything she can’t wait to leave behind. Sam’s stuck. Literally, figuratively, emotionally, financially. He works at a café…

  • Book review: The Hazel Wood

    The Hazel Wood – Melissa Albert

    Release date: 30 January 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Hazel Wood (The Hazel Wood, #1) blurb: Seventeen-year-old Alice Proserpine and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get. Her mother is stolen away – by a figure who claims to come…

  • Book Review: Batman Nightwalker

    Batman: Nightwalker – Marie Lu

    Release date: 2 January 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating: Book 1: Wonder Woman: Warbringer Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons, #2) blurb: Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City. The city’s elites are being taken out one by one as their mansions’ security systems turn against them, trapping them like prey. Bruce Wayne is next on their list. Bruce is about to become eighteen and inherit his family’s fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Industries and all the tech gadgetry that he loves. But on the way home from his…

  • Book review: Royals

    Royals – Rachel Hawkins

    Release date: 3 May 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link FYI, this book has since been re-released as Prince Charming Rating Royals (Royals, #1) blurb: Meet Daisy Winters. She’s an offbeat sixteen-year-old with mermaid-red hair and a picture perfect older sister who’s just got engaged to the most eligible prince in the world. Daisy has no desire to live in the spotlight, but after being hounded by the tabloids, she flees to a castle in Scotland with her sister. Hiding from the flashbulbs is made all the more fun by a…

  • Book review: To Kill a Kingdom

    To Kill a Kingdom – Alexandra Christo

    Release date: 6 March 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating: To Kill A Kingdom blurb: Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal if them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing sirens loathe most – a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart…

  • Book review: The Summer of Jordi Perez

    The Summer of Jordi Perez – Amy Spalding

    Release date: 3 April 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) blurb: Seventeen, fashion-obsessed, and gay, Abby Ives has always been content playing the sidekick in other people’s lives. While her friends and sister have plunged headfirst into the world of dating and romances, Abby’s been happy to focus on her plus-size style blog and her dreams of taking the fashion industry by storm. When she lands an internship at at her favourite boutique, she’s thrilled to take…

  • Book Review: A Thousand Perfect Notes

    A Thousand Perfect Notes – C.G. Drews

    Release date: 7 June 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating A Thousand Perfect Notes blurb: Beck’s mother, a once famous pianist, lives out her shattered dreams through her son. Crushed by her violence, and forced to play the piano until his hands bleed, Beck is broken until August comes along. August, with her bare feet and doodled hands. August, fiercely protective of those in need. Can she help Beck unlock his own music and say all the things he’s never said? I’ve been delaying this review because I don’t…

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    Top 5… books I didn’t get to in 2018

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘top 5 books I didn’t get to in 2018’. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics we have coming up! Well, I definitely didn’t get to everything that I had planned on reading this year. There is a (large) number of books that are still sitting on my TBR that I was going to get to……