• Book review: The Switch by Beth O'Leary

    The Switch – Beth O’Leary

    Release date: 28 April 2020 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Switch blurb: On a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, Leena escapes to her grandmother Eileen’s house for some overdue rest. Eileen is newly single and about to turn eighty.  She’d like a second chance at love, but her tiny Yorkshire village doesn’t offer many eligible gentlemen… A life swap seems the perfect solution. But with a rabble of unruly OAPs to contend with, as well as the annoyingly perfect – and distractingly handsome –…

  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

    An Ember in the Ashes – Sabaa Tahir

    Release date: 28 April 2015 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1) blurb: An orphan fighting for her family. A soldier searching for his freedom. A story burning to be told. Laia is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested in the dead of night for treason and her loved ones slain, Laia must go undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from those…

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    10 amazing fantasy classics you should read (one day)

    Good morning bookworms! Just in case you haven’t heard me scream about this previously, YA wasn’t really a thing when I was growing up. You had board books for toddlers, picture books for children, then like this weird sort of tween stage (now lovingly referred to as middle grade) where you read 846 books from series such as The Babysitters’ Club (including the mysteries, the super specials, Logan’s stories, the super mysteries, AND Little Sister if you got in on that), Sweet Valley High, Sweet Valley Uni, The Saddle Club,…

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    Mini reviews: Mrs Claus’ Read-a-thon edition

    Good morning bookworms! This post is kind of a double up in terms of me reading SIX BOOKS for Sam @ Fictionally Sam’s Mrs Claus’ Readathon, AND also ticking off some mini reviews for books that I probably won’t write full reviews on. Looking for romance recommendations? Look no further!! As per every readathon I have ever done, I had a plan of what I was going to read for prompts. I think I did two of those… so, to begin with, here’s what I actually read! Challenge Prompt Book…

  • Mrs Claus’ Read-a-thon

    Good evening bookworms! Welcome to another edition of “Meeghan signs herself up for more things than she can handle”… or can she? Who knows?! She can definitely stop talking about herself in the third person though… *mh-hm* Anyway… Gorgeous Sam @ Fictionally Sam is hosting this wonderful read-a-thon, and due to the fact that I’ve been devouring romance books like they’re going out of fashion (FYI, they’re not), I thought it was appropriate that I sign up for the thing! That started this morning! Huzzah! (Also, huge shout out to…

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    November ’19 wrap up and December TBR

    Good morning bookworms! It’s time for the November wrap-up! During November I read a very reasonable 10 books. Honestly it feels like that long ago I can barely remember it… but we are almost nearly halfway through December, so I imagine that it did happen! Book Author Series Format Rating (/5) Cover Against the Rules Laura Heffernan Gamer Girls #2 eBook via Netgalley 3.5 Make Your Move Laura Heffernan Gamer Girls #3 eBook via Netgalley 3 Serpent & Dove Shelby Mahurin Serpent & Dove #1 Hardcover 5 The Last of…

  • Book Review Banner: Against the Rules & Make Your Move

    Against the Rules / Make Your Move – Laura Heffernan

    Against the Rules Release date: 15 October 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Against the Rules (Gamer Girls, #2) blurb: Holly has taken herself out of the dating game since breaking up with her cheating, thieving ex. She barely notices Marc, who comes into the game store every week, hoping to get her attention. Her friends insist it’s time to take on a new role, to leave Quiet Holly behind and embrace her inner flirt. And on paper, Marc’s great: cute, funny, and a hardcore gamer just like Holly…

  • Book Review: Darkdawn

    Darkdawn – Jay Kristoff

    Release date: 3 September 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle, #3) blurb: The greatest games in Godsgrave’s history have ended with the most audacious murders in the history of the Itreyan Republic. Mia Corvere, gladiatii, escaped slave and infamous assassin, is on the run. Pursued by Blades of the Red Church and soldiers of the Luminatii legion, she may never escape the City of Bridges and Bones alive. Her mentor Mercurio is now in the clutches of her enemies. Her own family wishes her dead.…

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    Mini reviews: The #Reviewathon edition #1

    Good morning bookworms! We are OFFICIALLY just past a third of the way into ARC August, so I am keen to post some of my ARC reviews. Although I’ve been pushing through them so quickly (HUZZAH!) that I actually don’t have enough days to do full reviews for each book… so what’s a gal to do? Well, mini reviews seem like the best idea – and in fact, I might do a couple of these throughout the month! SHE’S GOT GAME – LAURA HEFFERNAN Release date: 13 August 2019Goodreads linkRating…

  • Book review: The Bride Test

    The Bride Test – Helen Hoang

    Release date: 7 May 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient, #2) blurb: Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions – like grief. And love. He thinks he’s defective. Khai’s family, however, understand that his autism means he processes emotions differently. As he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect…

  • 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…

  • Mini reviews: Romance edition, featuring four book cover: Parental Guidance, In Bed with the Beast, Kiss the Girl, and Kissing Tolstoy

    Mini reviews: The Romance edition 😍

    Good afternoon bookworms! (I really need to remember to change the am/pm time on that scheduling sidebar!) So, I’ve been on a bit of a romance binge lately. And, as what generally happens, I am just so behind on book reviews because I’m so busy screaming about TBRs for read-a-thons that I never remember to stick to, and Top 5 posts and all of the other things. So, to try and catch up a tiny bit, I’m squishing a bunch into a mini reviews post! Huzzah! PARENTAL GUIDANCE – AVERY…

  • Book Review: The Hating Game

    The Hating Game – Sally Thorne

    Release date: 9 August 2016 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Hating Game blurb: Nemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome 2) A person’s undoing 3) Joshua Templeman Lucy Hutton has always been certain that the nice girl can get the corner office. She’s charming and accommodating and prides herself on being loved by everyone at Bexley & Gamin. Everyone except for coldly efficient, impeccably attired, physically intimidating Joshua Templeman. And the feeling is mutual. Trapped in a shared office together forty…

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    Recommendations: So, I'm thinking about trying adult fiction…

    Good evening bookworms! So, most of you are probably thinking ‘What the hell, Meegs? WE READ YA!’ Don’t get me wrong – I’m totally with you. But sometimes I like to change things up. (Not very often though… I am a creature of comfort.) I was, weirdly, reading adult books before there was a defined YA age group. Uh-huh, that’s how old I am kids, Old enough to remember pre-internet, pre-mobile phones, and pre-YA. It truly was the dark ages. However, in those years BYA (before YA), I read some…

  • Book Review: Small Kingdoms and Other Stories

    Small Kingdoms and Other Stories – Charlaine Harris

    Release date: 28 May 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link (this book is not listed on book depository) Amazon link Rating Small Kingdoms and Other Stories (Anne DeWitt, #1-4) blurb: Principal Anne DeWitt knew her past could catch up with her, but she didn’t expect it would make her late for school. Killing a man does take time though; so does disposing the body . . . if you do it right. After three relatively quiet years at Travis High School, it seems Anne is in danger of being exposed—even…

  • Mini review: Ten Count Volumes 1 to 6

    Mini review: Ten Count Vol 1-6 – Rihito Takarai

    Release date (Vol 1 in English): 9 August 2016 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Ten Count Vol 1 (Ten Count, #1) blurb: Corporate secretary Shirotani suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. One day he meets Kurose, a therapist who offers to take him through a ten-step program to cure him of his compulsion. As the two go through each of the ten steps, Shirotani’s attraction to his counselor grows. Before we get started today, I just want to advise you all that Ten Count is R18+ rated. It is a yaoi…

  • 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…