Urbane Unboxed: Box 5 – June & July Books

It came a little later in the month than usual but it’s here at last! I starting panicking when it didn’t arrive and then I saw Jill @ Jill’s Books Cafe’s unboxing and I went into full on panic-mode, thinking Urbane forgot to send my parcel – I even asked Jill when hers arrived haha, but she put my mind at ease saying that hers came late also. Three days later, because I missed the delivery three times, I finally have it – June and July’s Urbane books and this month there’s eight titles instead of the usual six!

Malice by Hugh Fraser

Malice Continue reading “Urbane Unboxed: Box 5 – June & July Books”


Book Review: Marked for Revenge by Emelie Schepp (Jana Berzelius #2)

Marked for Revenge - Emelie Schepp

Marked for Revenge follows Marked for Life in the Jana Berzelius trilogy.

Book Description:

When a girl overdoses smuggling drugs across the Swedish border, the trail points to the one man Jana Berzelius most wants to destroy.

Notorious criminal Danillo Pena knows the truth about Jana’s old identity – and, as one of Sweden’s best-respected public prosecutors, Jana can’t risk that information becoming public knowledge. With Danillo closing in, Jana knows she must hunt her nemesis down…and kill him, before he can reveal her secrets.

But, as she prepares for the fight of her life, Jana discovers an even more explosive betrayal—one that will take her deep into a deadly network of crime. Continue reading “Book Review: Marked for Revenge by Emelie Schepp (Jana Berzelius #2)”

Blog Tour | Book Extract: Cast Iron by Peter May @riverrunbooks

Cast Iron - Peter May

Hey bookworms, today’s my stop on the blog tour for Cast Iron by Peter May – the sixth book in The Enzo Files series. I’ll be sharing an extract of the book with you today, after reading this extract I now have another crime series to add to my list!

Book Description:


In 1989, a killer dumped the body of twenty-year-old Lucie Martin into a picturesque lake in the West of France. Fourteen years later, during a summer heatwave, a drought exposed her remains – bleached bones amid the scorched mud and slime.


No one was ever convicted of her murder. But now, forensic expert Enzo Macleod is reviewing this stone-cold case – the toughest of those he has been challenged to solve.


Yet when Enzo finds a flaw in the original evidence surrounding Lucie’s murder, he opens a Pandora’s box that not only raises old ghosts but endangers his entire family. Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Extract: Cast Iron by Peter May @riverrunbooks”

Book Review: Dogwood by Lindsay Parnell // Being a Ninja Book Box Reader

Dogwood - Linsay Parnell.jpg

As well as a book review, I’ve got some exciting news to share with you today…. I’m an official Ninja Book Box reader… but more on that after my review of Dogwood.

From the back cover:

“You’d think she was an angel if she wasn’t always flying so close to hell.”

Released from prison on probation, 19-year-old Harper Haley returns to the brutal, sweaty, dogwood scented landscape of her youth. Chronicling her homecoming and struggle for rehabilitation, this is the story of one girl’s sin, guilt and resurrection.

At the heart of the novel is the dangerous, obsessive sisterhood between Harper and her childhood friends Collier, a seductively destructive debutante, and Caro, a jaded dreamer yearning for escape. As Harper backslides into a violent cycle of sex, drugs and abuse, the sisterhood at the core of her identity, and of the story, begins to unravel.

Climaxing in the confession of the act that irreversibly altered her life and those closest to her, Dogwood is Harper’s story, the one she can’t forget and the one she cannot speak. Continue reading “Book Review: Dogwood by Lindsay Parnell // Being a Ninja Book Box Reader”

#24in48 Readathon Wrap Up


If you read my last post (or caught my posts on social media), you’ll know I took part in the 24in48 readathon this weekend. So, how did I do?

I read for: 24 hours 4mins

I did it! I’m so happy, I feel like this is a real achievement – is it acceptable to mention this when applying for jobs!?! It was so worth only sleeping for 4 hours each night! I finished 4 books, one more than I thought I would – there’s nothing like a readathon to stop me procrastinating. There was a slight change to my TBR, these are the four books I finished: Continue reading “#24in48 Readathon Wrap Up”