Title: Belladonna Author: Anbara Salam Genre: Fiction Publisher: Fig Tree, Penguin Publication Date: 16th July 2020 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: It is summer, 1956, when fifteen-year-old Bridget first meets Isabella. In their conservative Connecticut town, Isabella is a breath of fresh air. She is worldly, alluring and brazen: an enigma. When they receive an offer … Continue reading Belladonna by Anbara Salam – Book Review
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Hello! I hope you are all having a nice week so far? … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Make Me Smile!
Title: Spirited Author: Julie Cohen Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Orion Publication Date: 9th July 2020 Rating: 4/5 Cover: Summary: Viola has an impossible talent. Searching for meaning in her grief, she uses her photography to feel closer to her late father, taking solace from the skills he taught her - and to keep her distance … Continue reading Spirited by Julie Cohen – Blog Tour Review
Title: The Shadow Friend Author: Alex North Genre: Mystery/Thriller Publisher: Michael Joseph Publication Date: 9th July 2020 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: The victim was his friend. So was the murderer.Twenty-five years ago, troubled teenager Charlie Crabtree committed a shocking and unprovoked murder.For Paul Adams, it's a day he'll never forget. He's never forgiven himself for … Continue reading The Shadow Friend by Alex North – Book Review
Title: The Miseducation of Evie Epworth Author: Matson Taylor Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scribner, Simon & Schuster Publication Date: 14th July 2020 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: Sixteen year-old Evie Epworth stands on the cusp of womanhood. But what kind of a woman will she become? The fastest milk bottle-delivery girl in East Yorkshire, Evie is tall as … Continue reading The Miseducation of Evie Epworth by Matson Taylor – Book Review
Title: The Unwinding: and other dreamings Author: Jackie Morris Genre: Illustration, Poetry Publisher: Unbound Publication Date: 9th July 2020 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: This book is not meant to be read from cover to cover. It is a book for dreamers. Slight of word, rich of image, its purpose is to ease the soul. The … Continue reading The Unwinding: and other dreamings by Jackie Morris – Blog Tour Review
Title: The Girl From Widow Hills Author: Megan Miranda Genre: Mystery/Thriller Publisher: Corvus Publication Date: 2nd July 2020 Rating: 4.5/5 Cover: Summary: Everyone knows the story of the girl from Widow Hills. When Arden Maynor was six years old, she was swept away in terrifying storm and went missing for days. Against all odds, she … Continue reading The Girl From Widow Hills by Megan Miranda – Blog Tour Review
Title: Harrow Lake Author: Kat Ellis Genre: YA Horror Publisher: Penguin Publication Date: 9th July 2020 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: Lola Nox is the daughter of a celebrated horror filmmaker - she thinks nothing can scare her. But when her father is brutally attacked in their New York apartment, she's swiftly packed off to live … Continue reading Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis – Book Review
I can't believe that's another month come and gone! This difficult and unusual summer is going by so quickly. Lockdown is starting to become more relaxed here in Scotland and whilst I understand many are happy about this, I have to confess I'm pretty stressed about it. I'm an anxious person at the best of … Continue reading June Wrap-Up!
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Hello! I hope everyone is having a nice start to the week! … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020