1 Year Blogging Anniversary

TW/CW: talking of depression & anxiety Hiya everyone, So today is a very special and exciting day as it's the anniversary of my first year blogging! Last year on the 31st of August I decided to take the plunge and put up my first blog post, as well as my first bookstagram post - I think I might have started my Twitter a bit earlier but for the sake of consistency I'm just going to say that was on the 31st as well 😂 I am so glad that I made that post and was introduced to the bookish community! I've had so much fun over the last year and have grown so much as well, especially with my writing skills, my confidence and the books I have now read that I would have probably never have heard of be

The Quickening - Rhiannon Ward (ARC)

"Feminist gothic fiction set between the late 19th century and the early 20th century - an era of burgeoning spiritualism and the suffragette movement - that couldn't be more relevant today. England, 1925. Louisa Drew lost her husband in the First World War and her six-year-old twin sons in the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918. Newly re-married to a war-traumatised husband and seven months pregnant, Louisa is asked by her employer to travel to Clewer Hall in Sussex where she is to photograph the contents of the house for auction. She learns Clewer Hall was host to an infamous séance in 1896, and that the lady of the house has asked those who gathered back then to come together once more to recre

Raybearer - Jordan Ifueko (ARC)

"Nothing is more important than loyalty. But what if you’ve sworn to protect the one you were born to destroy? Tarisai has always longed for the warmth of a family. She was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Lady sends her to the capital of the global empire of Aritsar to compete with other children to be chosen as one of the Crown Prince’s Council of 11. If she’s picked, she’ll be joined with the other Council members through the Ray, a bond deeper than blood. That closeness is irresistible to Tarisai, who has always wanted to belong somewhere. But The Lady has other ideas, including a magical wish that Tarisai is compelled to obey: Kill the

July Wrap Up!

Hiya everyone, How are you all? Sorry this is coming a little late, but better late than never I suppose 😂 On the plus side though - how amazing was Umbrella Academy Season 2!!! 😱🙌 Books I've Read I've been pretty consistent the last couple of months with reading so I'm pretty sure I'm going to be heading towards a slump soon 😂 Aristotle & Dante Discover The Secrets of The Universe - Benjamin Alire Saenz A Wicked Magic - Sasha Laurens Raybearer - Jordan Ifueko Killing Eve: Codename Villanelle - Luke Jennings Rags of Time - Michael Ward The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller If The Sun Never Sets - Ana Huang May Day - Josie Jaffrey Ninth House - Leigh Bardugo Book Haul I have managed to c

If The Sun Never Sets - Ana Huang (ARC)

"Five years ago, he broke her heart. Now, he’ll do anything to win her back. FARRAH When Farrah walked into her lunch meeting, she didn’t expect to see him. Blake Ryan. Her first love. Her first heartbreak. And now, her first client as a freelance interior designer. It’s been five years, but she’ll never forget the way he shattered her. He whispers pretty words, but she’ll never believe him. Her body craves his, but she’ll never give him her heart. Not again. Not ever. BLAKE Money. Looks. A booming sports bar empire.On the surface, Blake has it all. But inside, he's haunted—both by nightmares of a tragic loss, and dreams of the girl he once betrayed. When fate reunites them, he sees it as a

Kissing Daisy Parker - Michael Milton (Blog Tour)

"First Loves. Last Chances. Street Fighter II. Daisy is a Sylvia Plath reading, Robert Smith devotee, planning on a summer of Australian beaches with or without her two favourite boys. Obsessed gamer and jealous boyfriend Greg needs the prize money from the Scottish Street Fighter II championships to join Daisy in Oz. She wouldn’t really go without him. Would she? Scottish-born, English-accented Junaid is the couple’s best friend. Haunted by that school dance and terrified of the future, he finds himself falling for his best friend’s girl. When a disastrous event at the video game tournament brings Daisy and J closer together, Greg attempts the ultimate redemption. Each makes decisions which

Rags of Time - Michael Ward (ARC)

"London. 1639. Thomas Tallant, a young and ambitious Spice Merchant, returns from India to find his city in turmoil. A bitter struggle is brewing between King Charles I and Parliament, as England slides into civil war. The capital is simmering with dissent. The conflict is ready to boil over. But Thomas soon has other troubles to contend with. A wealthy merchant, Sir Joseph Venell, is savagely killed; then his partner Sir Hugh Swofford plunges to his death, in the Tallant household. Suspicion falls on Thomas, who is sucked into a mire of treachery and rumour within the City of London. As the merchant struggles to clear his name, he becomes captivated by the enigmatic Elizabeth Seymour, whos


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