• Book Review: American Royals

    American Royals – Katharine McGee

    Release date: 5 September 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating American Royals (American Royals, #1) blurb: The Washingtons have ruled America for almost 250 years. They’re gorgeous, fiercely famous and the beating heart of the most glorious court in the world. But behind the glittering ballrooms, elegant gowns and perfect public personas lie forbidden romances and scandalous secrets that…

  • Book review: Wayward Son

    Wayward Son – Rainbow Rowell

    Release date: 24 September 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Pan MacMillan (for Aussie’s) Rating Wayward Son (Simon Snow, #2) blurb: Come on, Simon Snow. Your hero’s journey might be over – but your life has just begun. Simon Snow did everything he was supposed to do. He beat the villain. He won the war. He even fell in love.…

  • Book review banner: Midnight Beauties

    Midnight Beauties – Megan Shepherd

    Release date: 13 August 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Midnight Beauties (Grim Lovelies, #2) blurb: Ever since she discovered her affinity for magic, seventeen-year-old Anouk has been desperate to become a witch. It’s the only way to save her friends who, like Anouk, are beasties – animals enchanted into humans. But unlike Anouk, the other beasties didn’t make…

  • 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…

  • Book review: The Spotted Dog

    The Spotted Dog – Kerry Greenwood

    Release date: 10 September 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Spotted Dog (Corinna Chapman, #7) blurb: Rising at four o’clock every morning isn’t Corinna Chapman’s favorite part of running her Australian bakery, Earthly Delights, and the glowing light of dawn starts to feel even harsher when a seemingly disturbed man collapses in her shop. When the man, a…

  • Book review: White Cat

    White Cat – Holly Black

    Release date: 4 May 2010 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating White Cat (The Curse Workers, #1) blurb: Cassel comes from a family of curse workers: people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they’re all criminals. Many become mobsters and con…

  • Book review: Shadow and Bone

    Shadow and Bone – Leigh Bardugo

    Release date: 5 June 2012 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Shadow and Bone (Grisha, #1) blurb: “I’ve been waiting for you a long time, Alina,” he said. “You and I are going to change the world.” The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka. Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a…

  • Book review: Call It What You Want

    Call It What You Want – Brigid Kemmerer

    Release date: 1 July 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Call It What You Want blurb: Rob had it all, but when his dad was caught embezzling funds from half the town, everything changed. Now Rob’s the social pariah who lost everything – his friends, his status, even his family. Maegan was a typical overachiever until the pressure got…

  • Book review: The Eyes of Tamburah

    The Eyes of Tamburah – Maria V Snyder

    Release date: 17 June 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Eyes of Tamburah (Archives of the Invisible Sword #1) blurb: ‘He thinks you are the thief…’ Shyla is a researcher who resides in the underground desert city of Zirdai, which is ruled by the wealthy Water Prince and brutal Heliacal Priestess. Even though Shyla is sun-kissed – an…

  • 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.…

  • Book review: Darkwood

    Darkwood – Gabby Hutchinson Crouch

    Release date: 13 June 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Darkwood (The Darkwood Series #1) blurb: Magic is forbidden in Myrsina, along with various other abominations, such as girls doing maths. This is bad news for Gretel Mudd, who doesn’t perform magic, but does know a lot of maths. When the sinister masked Huntsmen accuse Gretel of witchcraft, she…

  • Book review: Isla and the Happily Ever After

    Isla and the Happily Ever After – Stephanie Perkins

    Release date: 14 August 2014 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss #3) blurb: The café is boiling. The atmosphere is clouded with bittersweet coffee. Three years of desire rip through my body and burst from my lips: “Josh!” His head jolts up. For a long time, a very long…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Book review: The Princess and the Fangirl

    The Princess and the Fangirl – Ashley Poston

    Release date: 2 April 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Princess and the Fangirl (Once Upon a Con, #2) blurb: Imogen Lovelace is an ordinary fangirl on an impossible mission: to save her favourite character, Princess Amara, from being killed off in the Starfield movie sequel. The problem is, Jessica Stone, the actress who plays Amara, desperately wants…

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    Off Tangent Thoughts… while writing book reviews

    Good morning bookworms! Sorry I’m late!! I spent all day yesterday finishing the secret beta read, and messaging with the authors, and stayed up way too late! Then this morning I slept in, and woke up in time to watch NY Excelsior (my babies – yes, I picked them because Gansey’s catchphrase is ‘Excelsior’) get beaten by Vancouver in the…

  • 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…

  • Book review: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

    The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue – Mackenzi Lee

    Release date: 27 June 2017 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings, #1) blurb: Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any…

  • 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…

  • Book review: Geekerella

    Geekerella – Ashley Poston

    Release date: 4 April 2017 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Geekerella (Once Upon a Con, #1) blurb: Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic science-fiction series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the…

  • Book review: Radio Silence

    Radio Silence – Alice Oseman

    Release date: 8 January 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Radio Silence blurb: What if everything you set yourself up to be was wrong? Frances is a study machine with one goal. Nothing will stand in her way; not friends, not a guilty secret – not even the person she is on the inside. The Frances meets Aled, and…

  • Book review: The Boy Who Steals Houses

    The Boy Who Steals Houses – C.G. Drews

    Release date: 4 April 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Boy Who Steals Houses blurb: Can two broken boys find their perfect home? Sam is only fifteen but he and his autistic older brother, Avery, have been abandoned by every relative he’s ever known. Now Sam’s trying to build a new life for them. He survives by breaking…

  • Book review: Tea Dragon Society

    The Tea Dragon Society – Katie O'Neill

    Release date: 18 October 2017 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Tea Dragon Society blurb: From the award-winning Owlcrate author of Princess Princess Ever After comes The Tea Dragon Society , a charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons. After discovering a…

  • Book review: Lola and the Boy Next Door

    Lola and the Boy Next Door – Stephanie Perkins

    Release date: 2 December 2010 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Book 1: Anna and the French Kiss Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2) blurb: I have three wishes. The first is to attend the winter formal dressed like Marie Antoinette. The second is for my parents to approve of my boyfriend. And my third…