Blog Tour Review; The Sunday Girl- Pip Drysdale

The Sunday Girl is rather like a car crash; you just can’t help but watch the horror unfold.

Page Count 400

Publication date June 2019/ Publisher Simon & Schuster

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Synopsis:

The Girl on the Train meets Before I Go to Sleep with a dash of Bridget Jones in this chilling tale of love gone horribly wrong …

Any woman who’s ever been involved with a bad, bad man and been dumped will understand what it feels like to be broken, broken-hearted and bent on revenge. Taylor Bishop is hurt, angry and wants to destroy Angus Hollingsworth in the way he destroyed her: Insidiously. Irreparably. Like a puzzle, he’d slowly dissembled … stolen a couple of pieces from, and then discarded, knowing that nobody would ever be able to put it back together ever again. So Taylor consulted The Art of War and made a plan. Then she took the next step – one that would change her life forever.

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May Reading Wrap-up 2019

As predicted my reading list dropped dramatically this month. I’m back at work, rediscovered my social life and got a little distracted by Netflix and sunshiney days.

Altogether I read 11 books in June.
Here’s a bit about them…

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A Curse So Dark and Lonely – Bridget Kemmerer
A fresh take on Beauty & the Beast. This isn’t my favourite retelling and I wasn’t captured by the MCs ‘romance’, but Harper made a fantastic Beauty- Her cerebral palsy was well written and I connected with her moral beliefs. I also loved all of the side characters- especially Grey.The pacing dwindled slightly in the middle but I was content by the end.

The Girl In Red – Christina Henry
You gotta know I’m gonna HIGHLY recommend this. I love Christina Henry and her Red Riding Hood retelling includes a fantastic crossover, read it and find out yourselves! Come back for my review on the 15th!

The Furies – Katie Lowe
An artistic tale of four college students and their transformation into vengeful young women. Acquired from Netgalley. Review to come.

The Girls – Emma Cline
This has been on my wishlist forever. Evie recalls her childhood summer in a cult. A dirt track road of a book about girl gangs, drugs, teenage desperation and small town life. An engulfing, atmospheric read.

The Red Labyrinth – Meredith Tate
Acquired from Netgalley- Review HERE

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The Pathkeeper – N J Simmonds
An NA fantasy romance, not my usual style but definitely worth reading. Acquired from Netgalley. Full review HERE.

Pans Labyrinth- GDT & Cornelia Funke
Absolutely perfect. Whether you’ve seen the film or not I implore you to pick up this beautiful blend of fantasy, history and horror.
Review to come 2nd July.

Allegedly- Tiffany D Jackson
When a young black girl allegedly kills a white baby the world doesn’t dig deep enough for the truth. A scarily feasible, shocking and harrowing read. Told in present and past tense, with excerpts of news articles and doctor evaluations throughout, Jacksons fantastic character development gave me all the emotions!

When The Lights Went Out – Bridget Morrissey
A summer YA tale of friendship, loyalty and loss. Acquired from Netgalley. Review HERE

The Sunday Girl – Pip Drysdale
Pegged as Bridget Jones meets Girl On The Train. Find my contribution to the RandomThings blog tour right here on June 18th

The Dark Game – Jonathan Janz
Goosebumps for adults! Pure entertainment with constant and unbelievable threats from fantastical creations. A raw dirty kind of horror that makes you feel like you need to scrub it off after reading.
See my full review HERE.

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As for spending- I purchased The Priory Of The Orange Tree on an insane Amazon deal promoted by Shannon. It’s an intimidating book and I’ll probably wait years to tackle it but I just HAD to, right? I also picked up 8 other book deals.

The Hunted- Meagan Spooner
Vanishing Girl- Laura Thalassa
The Moor- Sam Haysom
Dune- Frank Herbert
Kill Hill Carnage- Tim Meyer
The Pretty Ones- Ania Ahlborn
The Magpies- Mark Edwards
The Wicked Deep- Shea Ernshaw

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ARC Life

I’ve started giving myself a time limit on Netgalley to try and restrict any chaotic request binges. In the past two weeks I requested 5 titles and wished for 7. I’ve had four acceptances and one rejection so far.
Doing this alongside my blog tour acceptances, unread library and occasional purchases will still keep my behind my TBR til the end of time!

Netgalley ratio: 72%

Current stance on Goodreads: 67/100

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So, what did you read this month? Any thoughts on my choices? 

 

Book Review; The Red Labyrinth- Meredith Tate

Magical tricksters and a dangerous labyrinth in a dystopian world. What’s not to love!

I received a copy of this title from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

Page Count 352

Publication date June 2019/ Publisher Flux

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Scrolling through Netgalley recently my eyes immediately zeroed in on the word Labyrinth. I am an enormous fan of the old Bowie fantasy film from Jim Henson, in fact I’d only watched it the week before. I only needed to skim the blurb of The Red Labyrinth to see the similarities… Continue reading “Book Review; The Red Labyrinth- Meredith Tate”

Book Review; When The Light Went Out – Bridget Morrissey

A YA tale of loss, love and summertime adventures.

I received a copy of this title from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

Page Count 320

Publication date June 2019/ Publisher Sourcebooks Fire

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