I'm a huge Karen M. McManus fan, and I reviewed One of Us is Lying here and One of Us is Next here. So when I saw the chance to get on a blog tour for this incredible book with The Write Reads, I jumped at it. I absolutely loved this complicated family drama between estranged cousins and their mysterious grandmother. Rating: 5 stars
I really liked This Lie Will Kill You (and reviewed it last year) and I have a complete soft spot for YA thriller types, especially when there's a murder mystery involved. So I was keen to read this one. I didn't even realise it was so queer until I started it, which was an excellent surprise. Rating: 4 stars!
This one was on my radar forever and as more and more hype came in for it, I got more excited to read it. I don't know how it took me so long to get around to it. Once I picked it up, I literally read this in one sitting - it really was that good, and a lot like watching a movie unfold in front of me. Rating: 5 stars!
I'm a sucker for a YA thriller and when I heard that this one was a sapphic murder mystery, I just had to request it. And then a friend hyped this up when they realised I had a review copy, so I bumped it right up my TBR. I'm glad I did, because this was a great, easy marathon read that I couldn't put down until I knew what was going on. Rating: 3.5 stars!
The real one, the original, was Honour thy father and mother. But he purged my mother from history. As far as he was concerned, there was only one person who should get the honouring: him. II was completely drawn in by the cover for this one. Live by the rules, die by the rules? What … Continue reading The Rules by Tracy Darnton (Review)
When your sister murders three hundred people, you can't help but wonder why - especially if you were one of the intended victims - though I do forgive her, if you can believe it. THE MAJESTIES is being released by Pushkin Press on August 6th. I requested this one on a whim, based on the … Continue reading The Majesties by Tiffany Tsao (Review)
Our lives do not belong to us.You speak and we rejoice.You never will do wrong to us.We live to hear your voice. Nightshade was out on the 7th of April, and true to form I read it immediately! My intention was to post this on April 9th, to round off my Alex Rider re-read but … Continue reading Nightshade, by Anthony Horowitz (Alex Rider review #13)
Nightshade is out today! I'm not usually a huge fan of short story collections, but I'm giving them a try in 2020 after reading a couple of incredible ones. The stories were fun (and I've broken them down below) but they did contradict the main stories a little which was my biggest criticism. I think … Continue reading Secret Weapon, by Anthony Horowitz (Alex Rider reread #12)
“We all make choices, Cossack. Who we are in this world, what we do in it. Generous or selfish. Happy or sad. Good or evil. It's all down to choice.” This book has almost legendary status on my bookshelves, honestly. I've owned it since it was released in 2013, and never read it. That's nearly … Continue reading Russian Roulette, by Anthony Horowitz (Alex Rider reread #11)
“I am happy,” Alex said. He wondered if he had convinced Sabina. He certainly hadn’t convinced himself. We are finally caught up! And we're actually out of order here. Release order would be Russian Roulette next, then Secret Weapon ready for NIGHTSHADE. But I'm not doing that, because I wanted to read Alex's whole story … Continue reading Never Say Die, by Anthony Horowitz (Alex Rider reread #10)