• Book Review,  Reviews

    Purity – Jackson Pearce

    “‘When I said it, I didn’t mean it. I just wanted to go home after another long day in the ICU. But then, I didn’t know it was really the end. ‘Promise me something,’ My mom said, her voice cracking, a whisper, over the hum of the machines that latched onto her body.'” When 10 year old Shelby agrees to the three promises her mum asks of her she doesn’t realise they will be the last words her mum ever says. 6 years on Shelby is desperately trying to stick to her mothers dying wishes but with her dad planning a father-daughter Princess Ball, during which she will pledge to…

  • Letterbox Love

    Letterbox Love (#73)

    Letterbox Love is a weekly feature that is hosted by Lynsey at Narratively Speaking and is a way for us to share the books that come through our letterbox, galleys and e-books (through our electronic letterbox) and any other bookish goodies that we want to tell you about. For Review:  A Midsummer’s Nightmare – Kody Keplinger New Kody Keplinger! WOOO! I loved The Duff and this is bound to be just as good. Its about a girl whose Dad seems to have forgotten she exists and has built up a new life without her, with a new girlfriend who happens to have a son around the same age as her – and…

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    Fathomless – Jackson Pearce

    “There are lights at the surface.  Lights so unlike the sun, that can’t reach down into the depths of the ocean. Lights we can see only when we look outside the water. She turned the thought over and over in her mind, imagining the lights as best she could until she had to ask her sisters for help again. ‘What about the carnival? Are the lights on the rides? What are the rides?’ she asked one of the oldest, who just turned away – that sister rarely spoke any more” Celia is a harborer of memories. She can see into a persons past just by simple touching the. For her…

  • Letterbox Love

    Letterbox Love (#46)

    Welcome to Letterbox Love, this is a UK meme, hosted by the lovely Lynsey at Narratively Speaking and inspired by The Story Siren’s In My Mailbox. This post is a means by which to highlight the books we get in the post and beyond, and especially to bring attention to those books which may be sat on our shelves for a little while yet that we love all the same. For Review: Fathomless – Jackson Pearce  I adore the Jackson Pearce books that I have read and this one sounds brilliant, it is the third in the Fairytale Retelling series which is quite possibly one of my favourite series’. Unfortunately though I…

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    Sweetly – Jackson Pearce

    “The book said there was a witch in the woods. That’s why they were among the thick trees to begin with – to find her. The three of them trudged along, weaving through the hemlocks and maples. Long out of sight of their house, their father’s happy smiles, their mother’s soft hands” 12 years since their sister went missing in the woods Ansel and Gretchen Kassel have been kicked out by their stepmom. Embarking on a road trip to get the hell away from her they’re making their way to the ocean when they break down near to Live Oak. The town doesn’t like strangers but luck is on their…

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    As You Wish – Jackson Pearce

    “All I’ve learnt in today’s Shakespeare class is: Sometimes you have to fall in love with the wrong person just so you can find the right person. A more useful lesson would’ve been: Sometimes the right person doesn’t love you back. Or sometimes the right person is gay.” Viola feels invisible. Ever since her childhood friend and young sweetheart broke up with her and came out of the closet she has felt broken, not belonging and invisible. She wishes that she could belong, could be seen, and then a jinn turns up. The jinn will grant her three wishes and he has his own feelings to consider, the longer she…