Letters To The Lost Review

Friday, 22 September 2017

By Brigid Kemmerer 
Rating: 5/5
Source: W H Smith bundle 

Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother's death, she leaves letters at her grave. It's the only way Juliet can cope.

Declan Murphy isn't the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service at the local cemetery, he's trying to escape the demons of his past.

When Declan reads a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can't resist writing back. Soon, he's opening up to a perfect stranger, and their connection is immediate. But neither Declan nor Juliet knows that they're not actually strangers. When life at school interferes with their secret life of letters, sparks will fly as Juliet and Declan discover truths that might tear them apart.

Girlhood Review

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

By: Cat Clarke
Rating: 5/5
Source: W H Smith bundle

Harper has tried to forget the past and fit in at expensive boarding school Duncraggan Academy. Her new group of friends are tight; the kind of girls who Harper knows have her back. But Harper can't escape the guilt of her twin sister's Jenna's death, and her own part in it - and she knows noone else will ever really understand.

But new girl Kirsty seems to get Harper in ways she never expected. She has lost a sister too. Harper finally feels secure. She finally feels...loved. As if she can grow beyond the person she was when Jenna died.

Then Kirsty's behaviour becomes more erratic. Why is her life a perfect mirror of Harper's? And why is she so obsessed with Harper's lost sister? Soon, Harper's closeness with Kirsty begins to threaten her other relationships, and her own sense of identity.

How can Harper get back to the person she wants to be, and to the girls who mean the most to her?

A darkly compulsive story about love, death, and growing up under the shadow of grief.

Burn, Rewrite, Reread

Monday, 18 September 2017

I got the idea to do this post from Kelly over at Kelly's Ramblings, so make sure you check out her post too! The idea is to pick 3 books at random from your ‘read’ shelf on Goodreads and decide which you will reread, which you will rewrite and which book will be burned! I’m going to do five rounds for this post.

The Rules:

  • Randomly choose 3 books you’ve read. (Use the ‘random’ option on your Goodreads “read” shelf.)
  • For each group of three books, decide which book you’d burn, rewrite, or reread.
  • Repeat until you complete three rounds (or five)

They Both Die At The End Review

Friday, 15 September 2017

By: Adam Silvera 
Rating: 5/5
Source: Amazon

On September 5th, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: they're going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they're both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: there's an app for that. It's called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure - to live a lifetime in a single day.

Freshers Review

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

By Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivision
Rating: 5/5
Source: Waterstones

Uni beckons. Phoebe can't wait to be a fresher - especially since her crush from school will be there too. She'll be totally different at Uni: cooler, prettier, smarter ... the perfect potential girlfriend. She'll reinvent herself completely. But Luke's oblivious, still reeling from the fallout of the break-up with his ex. Thrown head first into a world of new friends, parties and social media disasters - can Phoebe and Luke survive the year, let alone find each other?

Get To Know Me Tag

Monday, 11 September 2017

Hey everyone, I got this tag from the lovely Faye over at Daydreamers Thoughts, so go check out her post and show her some love! Today I'm doing the get to know me tag because I've been doing this blogging thing for nearly nine months but I don't think I've shared very much about my life beyond books. So on that note, lets start getting to know me with the book section of the tag...


Can you stop reading at any time, or does it have to be a certain page or chapter?
As long I'm not in bed and falling asleep then I will always finish a chapter before putting my book down. If a book is separated into 'parts' then I'd much rather finish a part because that's where the author has deliberately broken up the book.  

Do you eat or drink anything whilst reading?
Drinking I suppose but I hate cracking the spine of a book so in order to keep it open I usually need two hands to actually be able to read.

Can you read listening to music or watching tv?
Honestly I could read through anything, I have to in my house. Dogs barking, people talking, every TV in the house being on... Music would be tame.

One book at a time or several at once?
One. I have to finish a book before I start another or I get my wires crossed or end up never going back to finish one.

Reading at home or everywhere?
Everywhere. Reading outside of my house would actually be easier.

Reading out loud or in your head?
In my head, reading out loud would take far too long.

Do you read ahead or skip pages?
Not since I was about ten.

Breaking the spine or keeping it new?
New. Broken spines aren't good for anyone or anything.

Do you write books or just read them?
I'm trying to write! And I do that by reading and thinking how cool it would be if someone was reading my book.

Five favorite books:
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

The last book that you read?
I just finished They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera
Currently reading Noah Can't Even by Simon James Green

About Me


Name meaning:
Join, bind, snare - apparently. My mum just liked it.

Named after anyone:
My middle name (Louise) is after my auntie.

Hair color:

Hair length:

Eye colour:

1st March (like Ron Weasley)


Place of birth:
Newcastle, England

Star sign:

Best feature:

Ears, two per ear.

Deathly Hallows on my forearm.

Right or lefty:

Two dogs (Harley and Sooty) Four fish -  (Magnus, Merlin, Merry and Pippin).

Two sisters and a brother.



Reading, Writing, Blogging, Watching TV, Cinema, walking, travelling.



Death Of A Bachelor by Panic! At The Disco.

TV shows:
Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Shadowhunters, Once Upon A Time.

AmazingPhil, Daniel Howell, Zoella, PointlessBlog(Vlogs), Joe Sugg, nosaferplace, Jack Maynard, The Sim Supply, Deligracy.


Coke zero, iced tea, lime cordial, hot chocolate.

Coast, Nandos, Las Iguanas.

Primark, Waterstones, Forbidden Planet.

Wolves, dogs, horses, painted hunting dogs.

Versace Yellow Diamond, Moschino Fresh Couture.

Orange and purple.

Alt rock, pop-punk, pop

Do You:

Believe in love at first sight?
I'd like to, but it hasn't happened yet.

Believe in ghosts?

Believe in aliens?
Not little green men, but I believe there's something out there.

Believe in soulmates?
Again, I want to but no luck so far.

Believe in heaven and hell?

Believe in yourself?
Not at all.


If you won the lottery, what would you buy?
A house for myself and one for my mum and step dad for a start and a villa in Florida for the family to use whenever.

Your favourite/worst subject in high school?
Favourite – English
Worst – Maths

Something you wish you were talented at?
Singing :(

First thing you notice about people?
Smile or lack of (I always smile at strangers)

On top of your bucket list?
Buy a house - avoid renting a place.

Your biggest accomplishment?
Raising money for a charity close to my family.

Something you look for in a partner?
Smiles and trust.

Something you dislike?
Parallel parking.

Favourite fairytale?
Little Red Riding Hood.

Random Final Questions


Furthest you’ve ever been from home?

If you could live anywhere in the world, where?
Australia maybe, I doubt I'll leave my hometown for more than a year as I like it.

Sweet or savoury?

Last time you cried?
Yesterday, Adam Silvera's fault.

If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?

Scary movie or happy ending?
50/50 I go scary recently though.

How would you describe your fashion sense?
Black and very very dark grey.

Are you competitive?

Describe yourself in a single sentence.
A Glee character who can't sing.

Who is your role model?
Zoe Sugg/Zoella springs to mind. She's created an empire even with anxiety trying to hold her down.

If you could give your younger self advice, what would it be?
Start blogging in high school. I've never felt so confident.

Thanks for reading!

Deadly Burial Review - Blog Tour

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

By Jon Richter
Rating: 4/5
Source: PR copy for blog tour

When DI Chris Sigurdsson is assigned a grisly murder case on remote Salvation Island, he knows that it might be his strangest yet.

A forgotten wrestling star of the 1980s has been poisoned whilst in the ring, and amidst the slippery lies of his dangerous opponents, unravelling the victim’s murky past is almost impossible.

And as a storm threatens to cut Salvation Island off from the mainland, the race is on for Sigurdsson to find the ruthless killer before he strikes again…

Illumicrate - August Unboxing

Monday, 4 September 2017

I honestly didn't think that anything could top the May Illumicrate box but I was wrong! For anyone who doesn't know, Illumicrate is a quarterly subscription box that gives you books (usually ARCs and/or exclusive versions of books) and other bookish goodies for just £30 including postage. The August subscription is easily my favourite so far and I'm really excited to be sharing the amazing contents of this box with you. Spoilers ahead for anyone who hasn't received their box yet!

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