Blog Tour Announcement: Tell No Lies by Lisa Hartley

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Today's post is a little different - something I've not done before on this blog!

I'm here to announce that I will be taking part in the Blog Tour of 'Tell No Lies' by Lisa Hartley!
This runs from the 27th of February to the 11th of March - I'll be posting a book review on the 4th of March!

SNEAK PEAK - I really enjoyed this one!

I'd like to say thank you to Canelo and to Ellie Pilcher for the chance to participate in this blog tour!

Also, check out all of the other blog posts in this blog tour (detailed below) - this will involve both Book Reviews and Spotlights! Moreover, check out the book!




*Buy it now: 

At Amazon: Tell No Lies (Detective Caelan Small Book 2)

*This book is released on February, 19th 2018 in the UK*

I received this E-Arc in exchange for an honest review and would like to say thank-you to Canelo for providing me with an advanced-readers-copy of this book. 

*Affiliate link - I make a small profit off of this link

February TBR

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Welcome Back!

I am still on my work placement with a crazy schedule! So, I'm sorry for the lack of content, any of which is currently scheduled from early January. I'll be back in late March, I promise. That being said, I couldn't leave you all with no content and so I'm back with my TBR for February.

Thinking back to my January TBR, I'm sad to say that I read only one of the books. However, I read A LOT of other books. This was due to getting a ton of E-Arcs very suddenly, and thus, my January TBR was sidelined for the time being.

This month isn't very different, my TBR is focused very much on my E-Arc's which are being released in February or March - Reviews coming soon!

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Category: Thriller/Suspense
Publication Date: 8/2/18


This is a debut novel which is marketed as The next blockbuster novel of suspense and follows the woman before, the woman after and the wife in between.

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions. It’s about a jealous wife, obsessed with her replacement. It’s about a younger woman set to marry the man she loves. The first wife seems like a disaster; her replacement is the perfect woman.You will assume you know the motives, the history, the anatomy of the relationships.You will be wrong.

The Collector by Fiona Cummins

Category: Thriller/Suspense
Publication Date: 22/2/18


Jakey escaped with his life and moved to a new town. His rescue was a miracle but his parents know that the Collector is still out there, watching, waiting . . .
Clara, the girl he left behind, dreams of being found. Her mother is falling apart but she will not give up hope. The Collector has found an apprentice to take over his family’s legacy.
But he can’t forget the one who got away and the detective who destroyed his dreams. DS Etta Fitzroy must hunt him down before his obsession destroys them all. 

More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer

Category: YA/Contemporary/Teens
Publication Date: 8/3/18


Every day Rev struggles with the memories and demons of the time before he was adopted. He’s always managed just fine, until a letter from his birth father brings hellfire, fear and danger back into his life
Emma escapes her life in an online game she built herself. Virtual reality is so much easier than real life. But then another player joins the game and suddenly ultra-violent threats start to stream in
When Rev and Emma meet, they are fighting a darkness they can’t put into words. But somehow they hear each other and together they might be able to find a way out

The Exact Opposite Of Okay by Laura Steven

Category: YA/Contemporary/Teens/Feminist
Publication Date: 8/3/18


Izzy O'Neill here! Impoverished orphan, aspiring comedian and Slut Extraordinaire, if the gossip sites are anything to go by . . .
Izzy never expected to be eighteen and internationally reviled. But when explicit photos involving her, a politician's son and a garden bench are published online, the trolls set out to take her apart. Armed with best friend Ajita and a metric ton of nachos, she tries to laugh it off - but as the daily slut-shaming intensifies, she soon learns the way the world treats teenage girls is not okay. It's the Exact Opposite of Okay. 

You can follow my progress on my Goodreads: Here!

So, do you guys have a TBR for February, what are you wanting to read the most? Let me know down below!

Book Review: Feel Free by Zadie Smith

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Title: Feel Free

Author: Zadie Smith
Genre: Non-Fiction
Published: 8/2/18
Star Rating: ⭐ 1/2


The one and only Zadie Smith, prize-winning, bestselling author of Swing Time and White Teeth, is back with a second unmissable collection of essays No subject is too fringe or too mainstream for the unstoppable Zadie Smith. From social media to the environment, from Jay-Z to Karl Ove Knausgaard, she has boundless curiosity and the boundless wit to match. In Feel Free, pop culture, high culture, social change and political debate all get the Zadie Smith treatment, dissected with razor-sharp intellect, set brilliantly against the context of the utterly contemporary, and considered with a deep humanity and compassion. This electrifying new collection showcases its author as a true literary powerhouse, demonstrating once again her credentials as an essential voice of her generation.

Spoiler-Free Review:

It's hard to review a collection of essays - there's not much you can really say without sharing the essays themselves. I'll do my best to capture what I think about the collection as a whole, rather than referring to specific pieces, as this is spoiler-free and pre-release. 

Firstly, Zadie Smith's writing is very good, she writes beautifully, captivating the readers' attention and making you want to read this whole book in one sitting. However, I think that this is a collection of essays, and that you could read them in different ways, for instance, reading one essay per day, over a longer period of time, reading one of five sections of the book or reading the whole book in one day. I read this on and off, and ended up reading around one section per sitting. 

I really enjoyed reading this collection of essays, I'm a fan of sets of poems, anthologies and essay collections as I enjoy picking these kinds of books from my bookshelf and reading small excerpts, dipping in and out. My favourites were the essays focused on politics or media, because I found these the most interesting and engaging - probably as these are topics I enjoy reading about, whereas I didn't enjoy the essays which discussed and commented on art etc. Some of these were interesting but the majority felt like a page-filler. 

I would recommend this collection of essays for those who like dipping in and out of these kinds of reads, and would recommend reading this in parts. I will look out for Zadie Smith's books in the future!

Let me know your favourite essays and why down below! I'm interested in what you all think.  


*This book is released on February, 8th 2018 in the UK*

I received this E-Arc in exchange for an honest review and would like to say thank-you to Penguin for providing me with an advanced-readers-copy of this book. 

*Affiliate link - I make a small profit off of this link