Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough

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    WARNING: this book will cause shortness of breath and heart palpitations.  Today I am sharing with you my thoughts on Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough.

    Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough

    Publication Date: 17th May 2018
    Publisher: 
    HarperCollins
    Genre: Thriller, Adult Fiction
    Format: 
    ARC, Netgalley
    Synopsis:  SOMEONE IS LIVING A LIE… BUT WHO?
    Is it Lisa?  Haunted by a tragic past, all Lisa wants is a quiet life with her daughter, Ava.  And when she meets a new man, things seem to be falling into place. But Lisa is hiding a secret so momentous it could shatter her entire world…
    Is it Ava?  When sixteen-year-old Ava saves a young boy’s life, she becomes a local hero. But never in a million years could she have anticipated the fallout of her actions…
    Is it  Marilyn? Marilyn has the perfect life. Her husband, her job, her house—she seems to have it all. But she could never admit to her best friend Lisa the lies she tells herself to get through the day…
    One moment will change these three women’s lives forever. And the secrets they’ve been keeping could destroy them all.

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    20th May 2018

    Tin Man by Sarah Winman

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    I feel like it has been about five years since I have sat down and wrote a full review.  Come on, brain.  We can do this!  *training montage plays*  Here are my thoughts on Tin Man by Sarah Winman.

    Tin Man

    Tin Man by Sarah Winman

    Publication Date: 27th July 2017
    Publisher: 
    Tinder Press
    Genre: Adult Fiction
    Format: 
    Paperback, 196 pages
    Synopsis:  It begins with two boys, Ellis and Michael, who are inseparable.  And the boys become men, and then Annie walks into their lives, and it changes nothing and everything.

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    13th May 2018

    April Wrap Up and May TBR

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    How is it May next week?  Where did April go?   *has existential crisis*  

    I enjoy reading monthly Wrap Up and TBR posts (as well as watching them on YouTube) and you know me, I couldn’t resist writing my own.  I hope writing this type of post on a regular basis will help to read more and hopefully get on top of the ever-growing To Be Read pile.  The more books I read, the more books I can buy.  The more books I can buy, the more books I can read  It’s a win-win, right?

    April Wrap Up and May TBR

    Books I Read in April

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    1st May 2018

    New Bookshelf Additions #4

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    Don’t look at me like that.  Yes, I know that I am supposed to be on a book buying ban, but after a hectic and stressful period at work, I needed a treat in the form of a book (or two).  Sit down, grab a drink, and let me tell you about the books that have entered my life recently.

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    15th April 2018

    New Bookshelf Additions #3

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    When I came to write my last New Bookshelf Additions post, I realised I had bought more books than I had originally thought *guilty face* so I decided to write two separate blog posts instead.

    In the previous New Bookshelf Additions blog post, I shared the Kindle books I had bought.  Today, I am sharing with you the physical books I have bought, or acquired, recently.

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    14th March 2018

    The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven

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    January seemed to be about 5 years long, yet February flew by in a blink of an eye.  Did I actually do anything in February?   March is here, with a lot of exciting books coming our way.  One of them is The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven.

    The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven

    Publication Date: 8th March 2018
    Publisher: 
    Electric Monkey
    Genre: YA
    Format: 
    Paperback, 337 pages
    Synopsis:  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.

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    6th March 2018

    New Bookshelf Additions #2

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    My original intention for this blog post was to share the books I had bought recently, but when I came to write it, I realised I had bought a lot more than I had thought.  *wears the cone of shame* 

    In this instalment, I am sharing the Kindle books I have bought recently.

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    3rd March 2018

    Anticipated Releases #01

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    Fun fact: it’s taken me so long to write this blog post two of the books I originally planned to feature have already been published.  Oops.

    As there are so many amazing books being published in 2018, I thought I would create a new series on my blog to regularly share the books I’m looking forward to.  The idea behind this series is to make sure I don’t miss out on a book I’m excited for, as well as (hopefully!) put a new book on to your radar too.

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    26th February 2018

    Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard

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    It’s February! Yay!  That means January is FINALLY over.  I don’t know about you, but it felt like January was never going to end. The main reason that I couldn’t wait for February to arrive was the publication of a book I was incredibly excited for; Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard.

    Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard

    Publication Date:  8th February 2018
    Publisher: Pan Macmillan / Macmillan Children’s Books
    Genre: YA
    Format: Paperback, 300 pages
    Synopsis: When I was wild, you were steady . . .
    Now you are wild – what am I? 

    Eden McKinley knows she can’t count on much in this world, but she can depend on Bonnie, her solid, steady, straight-A best friend. So it’s a bit of a surprise when Bonnie runs away with the boyfriend Eden knows nothing about five days before the start of their GCSEs. Especially when the police arrive on her doorstep and Eden finds out that the boyfriend is actually their music teacher, Mr Cohn.

    Sworn to secrecy and bound by loyalty, only Eden knows Bonnie’s location, and that’s the way it has to stay. There’s no way she’s betraying her best friend. Not even when she’s faced with police questioning, suspicious parents and her own growing doubts.

    As the days pass and things begin to unravel, Eden is forced to question everything she thought she knew about the world, her best friend and herself.

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    4th February 2018

    New Bookshelf Additions #1

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    I’ll be honest, I couldn’t think of a catchy name for this blog post, and with my book buying habits, for a potential blog series.  Suggestions are welcome!

    I buy a lot of books, and I enjoy seeing what books other people have bought (as it gives me ideas as to what book to buy next!). I thought that I would share the books I have recently bought, or been given, for those who are looking for a new read.

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    31st January 2018