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Review: The Hate U Give

Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised, and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.

5* Read!

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Review: Through The Barricades & Giveaway!

She was willing to sacrifice everything for her country. He was willing to sacrifice everything for her

“Make a difference in the world” are the last words Maggie Gilligan’s father ever says to her. They form a legacy that she carries in her heart, years later when, at the age of fifteen, she tries to better the lives of Dublin’s largely forgotten poor.

“Don’t go getting distracted, now” is what Daniel Healy’s father says to him after seeing him talking to the same Maggie Gilligan. Daniel is more than distracted. He is intrigued. Never has he met anyone as dismissive, argumentative… as downright infuriating.

4.5* Read!

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Review: Seven Steps to Happiness

Is there such a thing as a formula for happiness?

If it’s Netflix + 2 for 1 Malbec + the perfect toasted-cheese sandwich, Lenny Dublonsky has it covered. Even if she works for a tech company where her colleagues ride scooters round the office, and is in a relationship with a man who doesn’t do relationships.

A funny and moving novel of friendship, heartbreak, and the restorative power of melted cheese.

4.5* Read!

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Review: The Double Life of Mistress Kit Kavanagh

Of all the dangers she faced, the greatest was discovery… When Irish beauty Kit Kavanagh’s husband is taken to be a soldier, Kit enlists in the Duke of Marlborough’s regiment, disguised as a man, to follow him across war-torn Italy. Risking her life in battle, she forms a close bond with her wry and handsome commanding officer, Captain Ross.

But even when she dresses once more as a woman to evade capture, the war is not over for Kit. She catches the eye of the scheming Duke of Ormonde, who recruits her to spy upon the French. Torn between Captain Ross and her husband, and under the orders of the English Crown, Kit’s life will be in more danger now than on any battlefield.

5* Read!

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Review: The Crying Tree

Irene Stanley thought her world had come to an end when her son Shep was murdered during a robbery at their home. 19 years later, Shep’s killer is placed on death row, awaiting a date for execution. Irene, having reached the brink of suicide, now realizes that she needs to face the secrets that surround her son’s murder.

4.5* Read!

Top Ten Tuesday – Favourite Books Of 2015 (So Far)

Top Ten Favourite Books Of 2015 (So Far) I feel like I’m finally getting to grips with reading this year – I had a great start to 2015 with reading and blogging, but hit a slump in the Spring, but it’s beginning to feel like I’m back on track again! So, here are the top ten books […]

Review: Slammed

Slammed by Colleen Hoover, published February 2013 by Simon & Schuster. Read: April 2015 Genre: New Adult/Romance/Contemporary Source: Purchased #Pages: 352 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: Layken’s father died suddenly, leaving her to gather every ounce of strength to be a pillar for her family, in order to prevent their world from falling apart. Now her life is […]

Review: The Good Psychopath’s Guide To Success

The Good Psychopath’s Guide To Success by Dr Kevin Dutton and Andy McNab, published February 2015 Corgi. Read: April 2015 Genre: Non-Fiction/Psychology/Self-Help Source: Purchased #Pages: 384 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: What is a good psychopath? And how can thinking like one help you to be the best that you can be? Dr Kevin Dutton has spent […]

ReRead Review: Maybe Someday

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover, published March 2014 by Simon & Schuster. First Read: May 2014 ReRead: January 2015 Genre: New Adult/Contemporary/Romance Source: Purchased Goodreads – Amazon UK – Amazon US – Book People Synopsis: Sydney is living in an idyllic bubble – she’s a dedicated student with a steady job on the side. She lives with her best friend, has a great […]

Babes and Books Review: Before I Go

Before I Go by Colleen Oakley, published January 2015 by Gallery Books. Read: January 2015 Genre: Adult/Romance/Contemporary/Issues Source: Publisher #Pages: 320 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: Daisy is 27-years-old and has only months to live. And, each day, she’s finding her way through what needs to be done. Her major worry is what her wonderful, charming husband, Jack, will […]

Babes and Books Review: Never Never

Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher, published January 2015 by Hoover Ink. Read: January 2015 Genre: Young Adult/Romance/Suspense/Mystery Source: Purchased #Pages: 140 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen. Complete strangers since this morning. He’ll do anything to remember. She’ll do anything to forget. When […]

Review: Bad Feminist

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay, published by Harper Perennial. Read: January 2015 Genre: Non-Fiction/Feminism/Essays Source: Purchased #Pages: 320 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay. In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of […]

Review: Heir of Fire

Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas, published by Bloomsbury Childrens. Read: January 2015 Genre: Young Adult/Romance/Fantasy/Adventure Source: Purchased #Pages: 562 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: Consumed by guilt and rage, Celaena can’t bring herself to spill blood for the King of Adarlan. She must fight back… The Immortal Queen will help her destroy the king – for a […]