Tuesday, July 25

24 in 48 Readathon Recap (I DID IT, I DID IT!!)

photo by Nick Hillier

As a lot of you know this past weekend I took part in the 24 in 48 hours readathon which takes place twice a year and the goal is to read for 24 hours in 48 hours. AND I DID IT, I READ FOR 24+ HOURS!! I still can't believe that I was able to do that, because back when I was making my TBR post it seemed VERY hard, near impossible, to tell you the truth. I'm so satisfied and proud of myself right now. 

Today, I'm here with a recap of the 9 books + 1 short story that I read this past weekend, and I'm very happy to say that most of these books were great. Even the two that I rated 3 stars were fairly enjoyable, so yay.

Friday, July 21

24 in 48 Readathon TBR (Let's cheer each other on!)


Hello everyone! I'm here with an update/announcement today about a readathon starting this very day, in just about two hours. It's called the 24 in 48 Readathon (find out more here), and the participants' aim is to read at least 24 out of 48 hours. I KNOW, SOUNDS BRUTAL, buuuut I did the maths (literally anyone who knows me would go through those numbers VERY carefully, because I'm bad with numbers, but I swear this will be correct!!) and it seems totally doable if you think about it. 

What I'm personally aiming to do is to read approx the same amount of time on both days, which would mean around 12 hours each day. Sounds hard, BUT not if you look at it this way: if I sleep six hours, which is perfectly enough for me as long as I don't do that for days and days, I'll have 18 hours left of each day. That means that if I can keep up the 12 hours/day schedule, I'll have 6 hours left of each day to eat, update on my progress etc. SEE? I just made the impossible look possible. Thank me later. 

On a side note, this is actually my second time participating, and the last time I was in a smaller reading slump, so I failed spectacularly, but this time around I'm a lot more prepared, which means that I have a whole TBR ready, full of books I'm super-duper excited for. 

I picked 5 copies I own in physical form and 5 that I own in ebook form. I contemplated adding review copies to my list, but I like to write my reviews soon after finishing a book, and that obviously wouldn't be possible here. Also, I'm not sure if ten books is too much or no (pretty sure it is), but I'd rather have more than less. 

To be honest, knowing myself there's a huge chance I won't read the majority of these, but rather pick up other novels.. yeah, I'm that much of a mood reader. But still, let's take a look at them together!

Thursday, July 20

Popular Books That Did NOT Work For Me


Hello everyone! *waves* These past few days I haven't felt like writing reviews... well, actually, I haven't felt like doing much of anything, so whining about making a list of books that disappointed me seemed like a splendid idea. After all, who doesn't want to hear me complain about their possible faves!? (Shh, don't contradict me on that, I know you're dying to read my list.)

I brought you 8 books that are/were incredibly popular and well-loved... but didn't work for me. WHICH SUCKS, TBH. Do you know that feeling when you pick something up that everyone loves, and then... you just don't? Sometime you have NO ONE to talk to about your feelings, because, hey, you're the black sheep here, YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN. But maybe you aren't! Maybe you'll find YOUR disappointments on this list, and so we can cry together over them (I hope?).

DISCLAIMER: I do not intend to hurt anyone's feelings by criticizing their faves, that is in no way my intention with this post. These are my opinions only, I don't expect anyone to bow to my judgement - I mean, would be cool, but.. god, just concentrate - so don't take my dislike for these books to heart. :) 

Tuesday, July 18

A Curated List of Diverse Books Releasing in the Second Half of 2017


Hi lovelies! Today we're here with a post that we hope will be both enjoyable and helpful, as it's a list containing all the diverse novels that are being released in the second half of 2017. You can find the first part of it by clicking here.

Our purpose with this list is to make finding diverse new releases easier, as some of them, especially the non-hyped and/self-published ones, can be super-hard to tackle down. To create a truly helpful post, just like the previous time, we listed down all the diverse elements we could hunt down, and linked in the Goodreads pages, so you may be able to add it to your tbr and find some early-reviews there. 


As per usual, we did our very best to find out everything about each book, including which of these are #ownvoices novels, but we may have missed things. More than that, we may have made mistakes, so let us know if there's anything we should change! Also, if you've read any of these novels feel free to tell us & our readers in the comments if the representation was any good. Leave a link to your review(s) if you have one!


Now without further ado, let's jump into this thorough list of diverse titles releasing in the second half of 2017. 

Saturday, July 15

Claire Barker - Knitbone Pepper and the Last Circus Tiger (Knitbone Pepper #2)

"Everyone should have a circus in the garden."

Roll up! Roll up! The circus is coming to Starcross, and Knitbone Pepper and his ghostly animal friends can't wait! But amidst the magicians, the acrobats and clowns, Knitbone senses something beastly in the big top...

A wonderfully warm, whimsical series, jam-packed with mayhem, chuckles and woofs!


Monday, July 10

Eight Fantastic Diverse Novels You Probably Haven't Read But 100% Should



Hello everyone!! A few days ago I was browsing through what I've read so far this year and found that many-many titles that I absolutely adored are quite underrated. I thought back to how perfect each of these books were, how complex and diverse the characters are and how freaking well-written the story is, and I got so damn mad, because less than 5000 Goodreads ratings is NOT what they deserve. No way. Nuh-huh.

I figured, as a book blogger/reviewer, the least I can do is try to convince you all to give these titles a chance, because they and their authors sure as hell deserve to be supported. So, without further ado - let me present the 8 most underrated DIVERSE books I've read in 2017 so far. 

WARNING: 
This post contains heavy fangirling and flailing. Expect to be convinced to pick up all these titles. Read at your own risk.

Saturday, July 8

The Mid-Year Book Freak Out 2017


We were tagged by the lovely Clare & Ann from Dual Reads to do this tag and since we definitely need to do some freaking out over the books we've read the past year, we're taking the plunge. 

Vera has had a marvelous reading year (as always) while mine has been kinda meh, to be honest. I've only read 30 books so far, so I've had a decidedly hard time with these, so do forgive me for the repetition of the same books- but they really did blow me away, so I don't really mind. 

Anyhoo, without further ado- let's have a look at the books that deserve the limelight the most so far this year, and more!

Thursday, July 6

One Heck of a Mystery Awaits You in The Leaf Reader by Emily Arsenault

"Maybe, occasionally, some of the pictures I saw in teacups were not for the tea drinkers."

Marnie Wells knows that she creeps people out. It's not really her fault; her brother is always in trouble, and her grandmother, who's been their guardian since Mom took off is... eccentric. So no one even bats an eye when Marnie finds an old tea-leaf-reading book and starts telling fortunes. The ceremony and symbols are weirdly soothing, but she knows and hopes everyone else does too that none of it's real.

Then basketball star Matt Cotrell asks for a reading. He s been getting emails from someone claiming to be his best friend, Andrea Quinley, who disappeared and is presumed dead. Rumor has it Matt and Andrea were romantically involved, though they'd always denied it. A faint cloud of suspicion still hangs over Matt. But Marnie sees a kindred spirit: someone who, like her, is damaged by association. 

Suddenly the readings seem real. And they're telling Marnie things about Matt that make him seem increasingly dangerous. But she can't shake her initial attraction to him. In fact, it's getting stronger. And that could turn out to be deadly.


Saturday, July 1

July 2017 YA Releases We've Been Waiting On Forever


Hi, everyone!! It's July 1st, which means that I (Veronika) am officially back on the blog! I'm so happy I'm over my exams AT LAST. This was my second semester, and it's safe to say that it was much harder than my first one. I had end term tests in 5 classes, and then I had NINE different exams. It honestly blows my mind that I'm over them. To be frank, I'm not over them as of right now, when I'm writing this post, but I'll be over them by the time this post goes live. (UPDATE: yep, over them, and I'm pretty satisfied with my grades)

And if you're wondering where I am the day this post goes live - I'm at or on my way to a music festival to see IMAGINE DRAGONS. I'm so freaking excited omg. Yes, I've seen them once before, but they're hands down one of my favorite artists AND they are freaking fantastic live, SO I CAN'T WAIT. 

Anyhow, this post really isn't about that, but about ALL the exciting as hell new releases that Ruzi and I are super-pumped to pick up, so let's get right onto them.

Saturday, June 24

Colleen Nelson - Blood Brothers

Close as brothers, Jakub’s and Lincoln’s lives diverge when Jakub gets a private school scholarship and Lincoln is lured into a gang.

Fifteen-year-old Jakub Kaminsky is the son of Polish immigrants, a good Catholic boy, and a graffiti artist. While his father sleeps, Jakub and his best friend, Lincoln, sneak out with spray paint to make their mark as Morf and Skar.

When Jakub gets a scholarship to an elite private school, he knows it’s his chance for a better life. But it means leaving Lincoln and the neighbourhood he calls home.

While Jakub’s future is looking bright, Lincoln’s gets shady as he is lured into his brother’s gang. Jakub watches helplessly as Lincoln gets pulled deeper into the violent world of the Red Bloodz. The Red Bloodz find out Jakub knows more than he should about a murder and want him silenced — for good. Lincoln has to either save his friend, or embrace life as one of the Red Bloodz. 


Thursday, June 22

Claire Barker - Knitbone Pepper Ghost Dog: Best Friends Forever

Knitbone has a problem. His beloved owner Winnie and her bonkers parents may be forced to move and leave Knitbone behind! Can the spirits of Starcross, a gigglesome gang of ghostly animals, help Winnie save her home?
A wonderfully whimsical new series, jam-packed with mayhem, chuckles and woofs!

Saturday, June 17

Royal Rantings: Here's How You Write a Problematic AF Book


I recently had the absolute privilege of reading what must be the most problematic (read racist, Islamophobic) pile of shit ever. It certainly is the most appalling book I ever came across, and I knew I just couldn't review it without tearing it to pieces, and I told the author as much- I got it for review even after stating that I was Muslim which somehow makes it all the more terrible. I could have easily DNF-ed it, but I kept waiting for it to redeem itself at least a little bit, and part of me was just morbidly curious as to how things would turn out. Spoiler: not so great.  

What made the author think I would enjoy something like it I'll never know, but today I'm here to help you through writing a problematic af book- with excerpts from the very book I was talking about. I need this- catharsis or whatever you call it, I just need to get it all out of my system after keeping silent about it for so long. 

I'll just be listing down all the things I can think of, in no particular order. Follow just a couple of this (in case one is too mainstream) and you're good. 

Wednesday, June 14

Vicki Covington - Once in a Blue Moon

In Once in a Blue Moon, Vicki Covington’s new novel set during Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign, change is in the air. 

Readers follow a diverse community of renters in Southside Birmingham through one transformative year. Abraham Kasir has properties scattered across Birmingham, but the ones on Cullom Street hold a special place in his heart. So does his newest tenant, Landon Cooper, a transplant from one of the city’s ritzier suburbs. 

Landon’s a psychologist managing her own mental illness in the face of divorce and downsizing. Her upstairs neighbor, Abi, is a country girl trying to shake her rural roots even as her father’s illness pulls her back home. Across the street, Jet is a former prostitute reeling from an uncovered truth about her birth mother. Jet has a crush on her neighbor Sam, a weed dealer paying his way through college and wrestling with his dreams for the future. 

Mr. Kasir acts not just as a landlord but as a father figure to each of them—and most of all to his grandson, Jason. Fresh out of high school, Jason is trying to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps while his own father struggles with drug addiction. 

In league with other great Southern novelists including Anne Tyler and Fannie Flagg, Covington writes with tenderness and humor while asking important questions about family, faith, race, class, and—ultimately—hope.


Friday, June 9

The Chocolate Book Tag


Almost half the year has flown by and I still haven't done a book tag over here, can you believe? That's certainly cause for concern and I'm fixing that right now! The lovely Uma @ Books. Bags. Burgers. did this one over at her blog recently, and I just knew I had to do it. It's chocolate after all, how could I resist?

Wednesday, June 7

Waiting on Wednesday: The Last Magician


Hi guys! Today I'm here with a Waiting on Wednesday post, and forgive me if this post turns out to be quite weird, because a) I haven't done one in years, and b) I'm currently studying for my exams, so I'm typing this up real fast. In any case, let me introduce you to a fantastic as hell book, called The Last Magician, that is releasing this July.

Also, don't be confused - yep, I'm still on a hiatus, but, ya know, the #devilsowncontest is taking place, and I'm not about to lose all those entries I could get by writing a WoW post. SO ENJOY! 

PS: Here's a link to the contest if you want to know more!


Tuesday, June 6

The World's Shortest Hiatus Ever

I'm officially calling off the hiatus from my end.

I know, I know- it's been less than a week (5 days to be precise) and what am I even thinking, playing with your poor feelings?!

Well...idk?

Um, okay- let me try better. I really can't pinpoint exactly why but this hiatus feels too much like abandoning the blog altogether and it just so breaks my heart. Also, I know I probably might be needing a little break (Vera certainly thinks so), but there are just so many books that need flailing about and so little time that letting this whole month go waste seems like such a pity. 

I might also be needing a hiatus more sometime later this year (it's the final year of my BSc, in case you're wondering) than right now. See my dilemma? I could slack with the blogging now when things are relatively less busy at uni and regret it later or just go on blogging like I always do (last minute posts and what not) and take a break- maybe take a break- later when I'll really need it. Well, I could take two hiatuses (hiati would sound so much better), but that's out of the question- I physically cannot.

Or maybe I just have attachment issues. Say what you may, and I'm sorry, but you're having to put up with me much sooner than you anticipated. 


Hello! It's nice to be back.



Thursday, June 1

YA Books Releasing in June 2017 We Just Need in Our Lives (& We're Going on a HIATUS)


Well, hello there you lovely, lovely people! June's upon us already (because we obviously love to rub it in your faces on a monthly basis about how time's just flying) and we are here with all the new releases we are looking forward to this month. But before that we have a small, small announcement to make. 

Peter Bunzl - Moonlocket (The Cogheart Adventures #2)

Storm clouds gather over Lily and Robert’s summer when criminal mastermind the Jack of Diamonds appears. For Jack is searching for the mysterious Moonlocket – but that’s not the only thing he wants.

Soon, dark secrets from Robert’s past plunge him into danger, because Jack is playing a cruel game. Lily and Malkin, the mechanical fox, must stay one step ahead before Jack plays his final, deadly, card...











Saturday, May 27

5 Reasons to Read Being Miss Nobody by Tamsin Winters

...I am Miss Nobody.

Rosalind hates her new secondary school. She's the weird girl who doesn't talk. The Mute-ant. And it's easy to pick on someone who can't fight back. So Rosalind starts a blog - Miss Nobody; a place to speak up, a place where she has a voice. But there's a problem...

Is Miss Nobody becoming a bully herself?



Thursday, May 25

All the Psychopathic Awesomeness in My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier

“Didn’t anyone ask you where your parents are?"
"They asked. Especially about my parents."

"What did you tell them?"

"I said I ate them."
"Jesus, Rosa.”


What if the most terrifying person you'd ever met was your ten-year old sister?

'I promise,' said Rosa. 'I won't kill and I won't make anyone else kill.'

I can't see the loophole. Since the guinea pig there's been nothing. Months now without Rosa killing as much as a mosquito.

As far as I know.


Che Taylor has four items on his list: 1. He wants to spar, not just train in the boxing gym. 2. He wants a girlfriend. 3. He wants to go home. 4. He wants to keep Rosa under control.

Che's little sister Rosa is smart, talented, pretty, and so good at deception that Che's convinced she must be a psychopath. She hasn't hurt anyone yet, but he's certain it's just a matter of time. And when their parents move them to New York City, Che longs to return to Sydney and his three best friends. But his first duty is to his sister Rosa, who is playing increasingly complex and disturbing games. Can he protect Rosa from the world - and the world from Rosa?




Saturday, May 20

Sandhya Menon - When Dimple Met Rishi

A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married. 

Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right? 

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself. 

The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not? 

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.


Thursday, May 18

Geraldine McCaughrean - Where the World Ends

“After the world ends, only music and love will survive.”

Every time a lad came fowling on the St Kilda stacs, he went home less of a boy and more of a man. If he went home at all, that is...

In the summer of 1727, a group of men and boys are put ashore on a remote sea stac to harvest birds for food. No one returns to collect them. Why? Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they have been abandoned to endure storms, starvation and terror. And how can they survive, housed in stone and imprisoned on every side by the ocean? 








Saturday, May 13

The Eurovision Book Tag


I'm pretty certain a lot of you guys know that I'm from Hungary, but I don't think I've talked about my obsession with Eurovision on the blog before. If that really is the case then imagine me shaking my head super-hard right now, because I'm so in love with the Eurovision Song Contest that it's one of my biggest goals in life to attend it at least once.

The time has FINALLY come for me to flail about Eurovision, because, based on the idea of Clare from Dual Reads, she, Ann - her sister and co-blogger - and I have created this fantastic book tag that flawlessly mashes together two of the best things ever, books and Eurovision. 

To be able to repeat doing this tag again next year, I'm going to include books I read in 2017 so far - Clare is doing the same thing, while Ann is choosing from a wilder range of books. Go ahead and check out their post here.

Thursday, May 11

5 Reasons To Read Alice by J.M. Sullivan, a Retelling Filled With Bravery,

"His head exploded. I’d never seen someone’s Head explode."

“Always protect your queen.”


Ever since the outbreak of the Plague, life hasn’t been easy, and for seventeen-year-old Alice Carroll, it just got worse. Her sister, Dinah, has contracted the ‘un-deadly’ Momerath Virus and without a cure, will soon be worse than dead. She’ll be momerath.

Alice must leave the safety of the Sector and venture into Momerath Territory to find the antidote - if it exists. Chasing a rumor about a mysterious doctor with the cure, Alice falls down the rabbit hole into Wanderland, where ravenous momerath aren’t the only danger lurking.






Tuesday, May 9

Ten Things I'd Love to See More of in Books


Hello lovelies! Today's Top Ten Tuesday (a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) topic is something I'm excited to do, because it's about ten things I'd love to see more of in books, and, boy, are there MANY things I wish were more present in books. Let's jump right into these, shall we?

PS: Obviously, many of these ARE in some books, but I wish even MORE books had them. 


Saturday, May 6

Unsatisfactory Portrayal of Hungary: Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

“Some rebels are made, not born”


Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. Though her family is part of the Luminate, powerful users of magic, she is Barren, unable to perform the simplest spells. Anna would do anything to belong. But her fate takes another course when, after inadvertently breaking her sister’s debutante spell—an important chance for a highborn young woman to show her prowess with magic—Anna finds herself exiled to her family’s once powerful but now crumbling native Hungary.

Her life might well be over.

In Hungary, Anna discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. Not the people around her, from her aloof cousin Noémi to the fierce and handsome Romani Gábor. Not the society she’s known all her life, for discontent with the Luminate is sweeping the land. And not her lack of magic. Isolated from the only world she cares about, Anna still can’t seem to stop herself from breaking spells.

As rebellion spreads across the region, Anna’s unique ability becomes the catalyst everyone is seeking. In the company of nobles, revolutionaries, and Romanies, Anna must choose: deny her unique power and cling to the life she’s always wanted, or embrace her ability and change that world forever.





One of the most dreadful things that can happen to a bookworm? Having been waiting for a title for the looongest time, thinking it's going to rock your socks off, and then it turning out to be one of the biggest disappointments of the year. Readers, let me introduce you to Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves, one of the best examples of this phenomenon.

PS: Forgive me if I seem to be overly critical - this was a huge let down after being enormously excited about it being set in Hungary, because, hey, I'm Hungarian. *waves*



Thursday, May 4

Introducing You to The Kingdom of Oceana by Mitchell Charles- and Giveaway!

Hello everyone! Today I'm very excited to spotlight a very promising adventure set half a millennium ago in the land that's now called Hawaii. The Kingdom of Oceana by Mitchell Charles has sorcerers, volcanoes, shape-shifters and more!




Tuesday, May 2

Ten Spring-tacularly Flowery YA Covers


Hello everyone! Today's Top Ten Tuesday (a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) is a cover freebie, and, as we're still a month away from the end of spring, I decided to share with you a couple of covers that have gorgeous flowers on them. So, lay back, and let your eyes feast on these fantastically pretty book covers.


Monday, May 1

May, 2017: The Month That Has ALL The New Book Releases


Hello, you beautiful human beans! Can you believe we are done with 1/3rd of the year already? It's kinda funny how we keep saying this every single month but it's amazing how fast time flies. We can't wait for 2018 already, and knowing time, it sure would be upon us very soon. *snickers*  Anyway, this month we are bringing you some of the new releases we are the mostest excited for-  it would have been impossible to list all the books we are looking forward to, so we are giving you our top picks. Without further ado, have a look at all the awesomeness we'll be blessed with this May! 

Saturday, April 29

Conquering Kingdoms Book Tag


Hello guys! Today - courtesy of Clare from Dual Reads, who told me she'd be interested in my answers - I'm doing the Conquering Kingdoms Book Tag. This tag is styled after The Falling Kingdoms series, which I've never read, if you're wondering, BUT THE QUESTIONS ARE TOO COOL TO PASS ON. So, here I am. Hope you'll enjoy. 

Thursday, April 27

Fierce Female Friendship and Lovely Romance in 180 Seconds by Jessica Park

“I love you, Allison. It happened when I wasn’t looking for it, when I didn’t know I needed it. But I fell in love with you so quickly and so smoothly. So without question.” 

Some people live their entire lives without changing their perspective. For Allison Dennis, all it takes is 180 seconds…

After a life spent bouncing from one foster home to the next, Allison is determined to keep others at arm’s length. Adopted at sixteen, she knows better than to believe in the permanence of anything. But as she begins her third year in college, she finds it increasingly difficult to disappear into the white noise pouring from her earbuds.

One unsuspecting afternoon, Allison is roped into a social experiment just off campus. Suddenly, she finds herself in front of a crowd, forced to interact with a complete stranger for 180 seconds. Neither she, nor Esben Baylor, the dreamy social media star seated opposite her, is prepared for the outcome.

When time is called, the intensity of the experience overwhelms Allison and Esben in a way that unnerves and electrifies them both. With a push from her oldest friend, Allison embarks on a journey to find out if what she and Esben shared is the real thing—and if she can finally trust in herself, in others, and in love.



TRIGGER WARNINGS:
rape and terminal cancer

Tuesday, April 25

Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Read A Book


If you regularly participate in Top Ten Tuesday (weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish), or just like to check out other people's posts, you likely know that today's topic - stuff that will make us turn away from a book fast as hell - is the exact opposite of last week's. If you've seen that post of mine, you saw (and hopefully liked) how I mentioned two books that I picked up exactly for that reason. I'm not doing that today, because the books I could bring up for some of these categories don't deserve to be promoted. At all. 


When reading my post, some of you might wonder how do I know about all those things without reading the book itself? Thanks to all the kickass bloggers' review in the community - SO THANK YOU EVERYONE for your insightful thoughts. KEEP ON BEING AWESOME. 


Please don't forget that everyone has the right to decide against reading a book based on anything (blurb, reviews, quotes) AND sharing that with the world, telling their reasons. 

Sunday, April 23

Peter Bunzl - Cogheart (The Cogheart Adventures #1)

Some secrets change the world in a heartbeat. . . .

Lily’s life is in mortal peril. Her father is missing and now silver-eyed men stalk her through the shadows. What could they want from her?

With her friends—Robert, the clockmaker’s son, and Malkin, her mechanical fox—Lily is plunged into a murky and menacing world. Too soon Lily realizes that those she holds dear may be the very ones to break her heart. . . .

Murder, mayhem and mystery meet in this gripping Victorian adventure.






Thursday, April 20

Oh, I've Read This Book! ...Or Have I?


Have you ever read a book and then thinking back, discovered you've forgotten parts of it? Have you ever read a whole book and then promptly forgotten all about it? Because then, congrats! You've got book amnesia.

I consider myself a classic case of recurring book amnesia- many are the times when I've forgotten things about books I've read. It maybe something trivial like the name of a side character to something major, like a huge chunk of the whole story. Or on rare occasions, it may even be... wait for it... a whole freaking book