Monday, December 29, 2014

The Door That Led To Where by Sally Gardener . Review.

From the moment I received this book I had a good feeling about it as soon as I saw the cover. A door with a map behind it, I was intrigued! This is the story about a young man called AJ. He does not have the best life ,his mother is not a great one ,and there is not much money to go around. 
His life takes a huge turn for the best when he gets a job all thanks to his mother . The past and present become closer then they seem and there are many adventures ahead of him all because of his mysterious father. The book travels between present day and 1830 meeting various interesting characters and some time travelling favourite characters were AJ and Elsie, Elsie is the mother figure that he never really had and she is a real rock for him , I loved their scenes together! 
If you like adventure, mystery and time travel with some heart warming scenes then this is the book for you! 
 I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Lovereading4kids.
This book is due to be released in January 2015 and will be a available from Lovereading4kids and all other good bookstores then.
Please find a link to this book below.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Kindle haul!!!!

Death of an Avid Reader by Frances Brody. I adore this cover! I collect this series!

The Curse Of The House of Foskett by M.R.C Kasasian. This was one of kindle daily deals this week.

The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club by Duncan Whitehead.
The Whispering Skull by Jonathan Stroud . Book 2 in the Lockwood & Co series. I adored book 1!!
The Age of Gold by Harry Black

Bookish Christmas Gifts

Hi guys!!! I received some wonderful bookish gifts this year that made me grin from ear to ear. My friend and I always send each other books ,but this year he really outdid himself. Check out the goodies below. I was spoilt! 

A Banned Books Mug!!!!! How cool is this!!
Oriental Carpet Bookmark
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. I can't wait to read this, it comes highly recommended !

  This is a beautiful hard back edition of one of my favourite childhood books, the illustrations throughout are stunning!

The Little Bookstore In Big Stone Gap by Wendy Welch. I could not believe that he got me this! I am a fan of the Big Stone Gap series by Adrianna Trigiani and so when I saw this non fiction book based in the town I was a very happy lady !

In My Mailbox

Hi guys! Just thought you might like to see these two books I received very recently for review from the lovely peeps over at . Both these books are to be released in January. 
All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

The Art Of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

Both these books are YA books and can be found over at
Links can be found below and reviews to follow this week.

The Art Of Being Normal

All The Bright Places

Monday, December 22, 2014

In My Mailbox

These awesome goodies came to me recently for review. I can't wait to start them . These are YA and adult fiction . 
The Catalyst by Helena Coggan

The Two Of Us by Andy Jones
The Sky Is a Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Cranberry Bluff by Deborah Garner. Review.

This is the story about a woman called Molly , she has moved from Tallahassee Florida across country to Cranberry Cove where she has inherited her  Aunt Maggie's Bed and breakfast . Molly takes over the business and tries to put the reason she moved here out of her mind but some things just don't want to stay in the past. Molly is a very likeable leading character and I really enjoyed getting to know her and her neighbours and friends , but the most interesting people are the guests staying in the bed and breakfast as some  may not  be as innocent as they first look. 
A perfect cozy mystery to be enjoyed with a big cup of tea ....  and maybe cake........ :0)

Yes Please by Amy Poehler . Review

I knew nothing about Amy until I came across the movie Baby Mama that she starred in with her good friend Tina Fey. So when I found out that this awesome lady had written a book I could not wait until publication day. I got this book from and it is Amy telling us her story along with some of her friends who happily helped her tell other parts of it.  A lot of the story is told about her work , she has had a wonderful and rich career filled with some amazing people and a supportive family surrounding her. Her life can be glamourous but she does not shy away in telling us the darker parts of the life she has had which I found inspiring. From being a young girl right up to present day we get a good idea of this smart funny intelligent woman that we know and love on screen. There is some serious parts and some down right funny bits that could make you spit your tea out with laughing, so there is plenty in here for everyone .
Read this if you like inspirational women ! 

Death With All The Trimmings by Lucy Burdette . Review

This is book Five in the Key West Food Critic Mystery Series. In this book it's Christmas time in Key west and Hayley Snow ( our main character in the series) is interviewing the famous if not slightly terrifying Edel Waugh. Many thanks go out to Lucy from me as she used my name for the character and it was a complete honor and great fun reading what this Edel got up to. Chef Edel Waugh has just opened a restaurant in Key West but not a single thing is going as planned because at every turn we are met with one disaster after another and it  feels more like Friday the 13th then the holly jolly festive season.
Someone is really trying to hurt Edel's business and Hayley feeling sorry for this hard working woman decides to help her before she meets with more disasters. These two form the most unlikely a friendship as you could ever meet but it makes for great reading. One of my favourite characters Hayley's friend and houseboat mate Gloria is back and we spend a good bit of time with this character in this book which I loved as she is a real mother figure with extra sparkle and charm. This story is just the perfect Christmas cozy mystery and I loved every minute of it.  Now I am crossing my fingers that book 6 will be out soon so I can get back to my favourite characters in the beautiful Key West that Lucy describes so well. 

I Was Here by Gayle Forman . Review

This is the story about a young woman called Meg who decides to take her own life and the aftermath she leaves behind. The story is told by her best friend Cody who is in shock , and devastated by her friends actions .Cody is a good narrator and a pretty tough cookie on the outside but inside we get glimpses of a softer side to her that she does not show often. Through her we get to know more about Meg and when Cody goes to Meg's collage to tidy up the remnants of her life there she gets more and more information about her friend . There seems more to Meg's suicide then at first meets the eye and Cody takes it upon herself to find out what went on with the most unlikely of help from  Meg's ex.
I recommend this to anyone who wants a really good page turner that will leave you with a lump in your throat. 

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Lovereading4kids.
This book is due to be published January 2015 and will be available from Lovereading4kids and all other good bookstores then. 
Below please find a link to this book on Lovereading4kids.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Seven Days by Eve Ainsworth . Review

This is the story about a girl called Jess. Jess is fourteen years old and getting bullied at school. She lives with her mum and sister and her mum works hard but money wise  things are tight for this small family of three so she does not have the best of everything. Jess's dad is pretty much absent in her life and basically a useless individual , you would not want to rely on this guy. So when the bullying gets worse she has hardly anyone to turn to. Half of this story is told from the bully's point of view, her life is no picnic either but it's interesting reading a book about bullying seeing what's going on in the bullies life at the same time as the victim.This was different from any other book about bullying that I have ever read , I found it left me with a smile and sense of hope. 
I recommend this to anyone who has been bullied or is going through it as Jess is a very likeable character who is very relatable and full of goodness.

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Lovereading4kids.
This book is due to be released february 2015 and will be available from and all other good bookstores then. 
Below please find a link to this book on the Lovereading4kids website.

The Earth Is Singing by Vanessa Curtis. Review

This is the story about three women from one Jewish family at the time when the Nazi's invade their town. This is a remarkable well told story that both astonishes and is heartbreaking while being beautiful written. These three strong women from three generations are to be admired,they are resilient , smart and courageous , it was a pleasure reading about them and the emotions and struggles they went through, you really feel for these people. There were moments I had a lump in my throat and I think that is something special when an author can do that. The youngest girl in the family is called Hanna and she is the narrator , her father has gone away and no one is sure where he has gone or if he will be back, and with the invasion of these terrifying troups it is a fearful time, her mama is trying to support and care for her and her own mother or as Hanna calls her Omama. 
I recommend this book for any fans of Anne Frank . Unforgettable and touching! 

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Lovereading4kids 
You can find this book through the link below.
This book is due to be published January 2015 and will be available from and all other bookstores at that time

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

In My Mailbox

These two fabulous books arrived in my mailbox yesterday . Both are due to be be published early next year. The first book is The Girl In The Photograph by Kate Riordan . 

The second book is a YA book called Seven  Days by Eve Ainsworth

I can't wait to start these! You can expect reviews on these books coming up soon. Have a great day guys x x x

Monday, December 1, 2014

Orkney Twilight by Clare Carson . Review

This is the story about a cranky secret cop who is a little fond of the drink , and his inquisitive daughter and her quest to find out more about him while they both visit the Island of Orkney . Although Jim is bad tempered and abrupt pretty much all the time I found him very likeable and enjoyed reading his story. Spy's , double agents , secrets and lies all combine in this story in which we can never be sure that everyone is who they seem to be. I enjoyed the setting of the story , I did not know much about Orkney before and so I had to look it up. The characters , especially Jim, was fascinating , his life was very cloak and dagger and it really intrigued me about why someone would do that type of job and what the world of the secret services is actually like. 

I recommend this to everyone who likes a thrilling good spy story ,that will keep you guessing. You will love this!

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at
This book is due to be published  April 2015  and will be available to buy from lovereading and all other good bookstores at that time. 
Below please find a link to the lovereading website! 

Sleepless by Lou Morgan . Review

This is the story of a young girl called Izzy , it is coming up to exam time and her and her friends are all worried about managing to get all the studying in that they need to pass exams , so they take some unwise steps that is about to lead them in to a whole lot of danger that none of them could have foretold. Paranoia , hullucinations , fear and terror are some of the things these characters go through and it is described so well that it is very believable and there is a real sense of unseen menace . Quickly It becomes hard to know who is friend or foe.It was very hard to put this down and I recommend this to everyone , but especially young adults who likes eerie, creepy books that will keep them up at night. I can't wait to read more books from the Red Eye series , this is the second book and I have read both so far and I am very impressed!

I received this book from Lovereading4kids for review . 
This book is due to be published in January and can be purchased through the link below or found at all good bookstores.
This is a YA book and is aimed at ages 14 +