• The Lie Tree, 2015 cover with the tree and a girl stood next to it, on a wooden background with an overlay on top of the image which says "The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge Book Review"
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    The Lie Tree – Frances Hardinge

    The leaves were cold and slightly clammy. There was no mistaking them. She had seen their likeness painstakingly sketched in her father’s journal. This was his greatest secret, his treasure and his undoing. The Tree of Lies. Now it was hers, and the journey he had never finished stretched out before her.When Faith’s father is found dead under mysterious circumstances, she is determined to untangle the truth from the lies. Searching through his belongings for clues, she discovers a strange tree. A tree that feeds off whispered lies and bears fruit that reveals hidden secrets.But as Faith’s untruths spiral out of control, she discovers that where lies seduce, truths shatter……

  • A copy of Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron sits on a wooden background with a blog graphic overlay saying @POut of the Blue by Sophie Cameron Book Review"
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    Out of the Blue – Sophie Cameron

    When angels start falling from the sky, it seems like the world is ending. Smashing down to earth at extraordinary speeds, wings bent, faces contorted, not a single one has survived.As the world goes wild for angels, Jaya’s father uproots the family to Edinburgh intent on catching one alive. But Jaya can’t stand this obsession and, still reeling from her mother’s recent death and the sudden disappearance of her ex-girlfriend, she’s determined to stay out of it.Then something incredible happens: an angel lands right at Jaya’s feet – and it’s alive… *** Its taken me a while to write this book review. I don’t really know where to begin. I…

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    Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell

    “There was a boy in her room.  Cath looked up at the number painted on the door, then down at the room assignment in her hand.  Pound Hall, 913.  This was definitely room 913, but maybe it wasn’t Pound Hall – all these dormitories look alike, like public housing towers for the elderly. Maybe Cath should try to catch her dad before he brought up the rest of her boxes. ‘You must be Cather,” the boy said, grinning and holding out his hand.  ‘Cath,’ she said, feeling a panicky jump in her stomach. She ignored his hand. (She was holding a box anyway, what did he expect from her?)”  Cath…

  • Letterbox Love

    Letterbox Love (#57)

    Letterbox Love is a weekly feature that is hosted by Lynsey at Narratively Speaking and basically, the idea came out of a discussion with other UK book bloggers about the need to do a weekly meme with more of a British feel to it. Therefore, Letterbox Love was born and the logo was lovingly designed by Dark Readers. Letterbox Love 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: Frost Hollow Hall – Emma Carroll  Creepy ghost stories are definitely my thing and I…

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    One Crow Alone – SD Crockett

    “High on a wave-battered cliff is a simple cottage built of stone. It clings the black rocks above a churning wide-grey sea. Smoke from a narrow chimney is beaten horizontal by the wind.  Inside the cottage a girl tends the fire. But her baby will not sleep.”  After her Grandmother dies, Magda is alone in their house in their small Polish village. That evening men come and evacuate the village, but not knowing who the men are, and assuming them to be thieves in the night, Magda hides. The next day she is alone completely. Taking her neighbours horse she rides towards the nearest town. There she finds more evacuations,…

  • TBR Pile

    From The Review Pile (#11): Forbidden by Jana Oliver

    From the Review Pile is a meme created by Stephanie over at Stepping Out of the Page Designed to highlight the books that we have have sitting on our review piles and tbr shelves for far too long, it gives books the little bit of extra publicity they deserve. You can find out more about the meme here and you can follow the link above to Stephanie’s blog.  Todays Pick comes to you from my very large review pile. When the final book in the Demon Trappers series came out I was offered them all. I asked for the first two books hoping I would like them then I would buy the…

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    From The Review Pile (#5): Across the Nightingale Floor by Lain Hearn

    From the Review Pile is a meme created by Stephanie over at Stepping Out of the Page. Designed to highlight the books that we have have sitting on our review piles and tbr shelves for far too long, it gives books the little bit of extra publicity they deserve. You can find out more about the meme here and you can follow the link above to Stephanie’s blog. Hmm, what to highlight this week? I have a lot on my tbr pile… in all honesty I can’t even bring myself to count how many books are just sat there begging to be read. I have over a hundred easily and thats only hard…