Bookish Rambling: Back to Unbound and my third book pledge…

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I’ve been unbounding again! I remember it so clearly, it was the night of the Mayweather vs McGregor fight, I had a cup of coffee and I was browsing Twitter, when it hit me – this overwhelming urge to buy a new book! Despite a wish-list that is exceedingly long, I couldn’t decided what book I wanted so I thought I’d browse Unbound and see if anything took my fancy… And that brings us to now and my third Unbound book pledge.

Now, my long time followers should know immediately what I’m talking about so feel free skip this recap and head straight to the I Pledged section. If you’re new to the party, you may be wondering what on earth I’m going on about so I’ll break it down for you real quick. Unbound is a crowdfunding publisher, they have a variety of books on their website that you can pledge towards, if the book reaches 100% of its funding, the book is published and you receive a copy of the book and any other perks included in your pledge packet. Everyone who pledges, if they wish, gets their name printed in the book as a patron. You can find all the information on their website here. Continue reading “Bookish Rambling: Back to Unbound and my third book pledge…”

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Book Review: All The Wicked Girls by Chris Whitaker

All The Wicked Girls by Chris Witaker

“Sometimes Ordinary Lives Hide the Darkest Secrets”

Book Description:

“Raine sometimes complains that nothing exciting is ever gonna happen in Grace again. Daddy told her careful what you wish for.”

Everyone loves Summer Ryan. A model student and musical prodigy, she’s a ray of light in the struggling small town of Grace, Alabama – especially compared to her troubled sister, Raine.

Then Summer goes missing. Grace is already simmering, and with this new tragedy the police have their hands full keeping the peace. Only Raine throws herself into the search, supported by a most unlikely ally.

But perhaps there was always more to Summer than met the eye . . .

A gripping crime novel with a huge heart, this is the second novel from the exceptionally talented Chris Whitaker. Continue reading “Book Review: All The Wicked Girls by Chris Whitaker”

Book Review: Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Not a Drop to Drink - Mindy McGinnis

I discovered this book a while back, after reading the blurb, I was so enticed… Imagine my surprise when I asked the librarian for this book and she took me along to the teen section! I can probably count on one hand the number of YA/teen fiction books I have read this year but I checked it out anyway and here’s what I thought…

From the back cover:

Regret was for people with nothing to defend, people who had no water.

Lynn knows every threat to her pond: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and, most importantly, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty, or doesn’t leave at all.

Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world beyond the nearby fields and forest. Having a life means dedicating it to survival, and the constant work of gathering wood and water. Having a pond requires the fortitude to protect it, something Mother taught her well during their quiet hours on the rooftop, rifles in hand.

But wisps of smoke on the horizon mean one thing: strangers. The mysterious footprints by the pond, nighttime threats, and gunshots make it all too clear Lynn has exactly what they want, and they won’t stop until they get it….

With evocative, spare language and incredible drama, danger, and romance, debut author Mindy McGinnis depicts one girl’s journey in a barren world not so different than our own. Continue reading “Book Review: Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis”

Blog Tour | Review: House of Spines by Michael J. Malone

House of Spines - Michael J. Malone

Welcome to my stop on the House of Spines blog tour; I’ll be sharing my review with you all today. This blog tour spans into October so be sure to check out all the stops.

Book Description:

A terrifying psychological thriller cum Gothic mystery, as a young man with mental health issues inherits an isolate mansion, where all is not as it seems…

Ran McGhie’s world has been turned upside down. A young, lonely and frustrated writer, and suffering from mental-health problems, he discovers that his long-dead mother was related to one of Glasgow’s oldest merchant families. Not only that, but Ran has inherited Newton Hall, a vast mansion that belonged to his great-uncle, who it seems has been watching from afar as his estranged great-nephew has grown up. Entering his new-found home, it seems Great-Uncle Fitzpatrick has turned it into a temple to the written word – the perfect place for poet Ran. But everything is not as it seems. As he explores the Hall’s endless corridors, Ran’s grasp on reality appears to be loosening. And then he comes across an ancient lift; and in that lift a mirror. And in the mirror… the reflection of a woman… A terrifying psychological thriller with more than a hint of the Gothic, House of Spines is a love letter to the power of books, and an exploration of how lust and betrayal can be deadly… Continue reading “Blog Tour | Review: House of Spines by Michael J. Malone”

Book Review: Defender by G X Todd #HearTheVoices

Defender - G X Todd

“What if the voice in your head didn’t belong to you?

‘On the cusp of sleep, have we not all heard a voice call out our name?’”

From the inside cover:

In a world where long drinks are in short supply, a stranger listens to the voice in his head telling him to buy a lemonade from the girl sitting on the dusty road.

The moment locks them together.

Here and now it’s dangerous to listen to your inner voice. Those who do, keep it quiet.

The voices have purpose. And when Pilgrim meets Lacey, there is a reason. He just doesn’t know it yet.

Defender pulls you on a wild ride to a place where the voices in your head will save or slaughter you. Continue reading “Book Review: Defender by G X Todd #HearTheVoices”