Since You’ve Been Gone

Since You've Been Gone

Title: Since You’ve Been Gone

Author: Morgan Matson

Series: N/A

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Release Date: May 6th 2014


Four Stars

It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. But right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. All she leaves behind is a to-do list.

On it, thirteen Sloane-inspired tasks that Emily would normally never try. But what if they could bring her best friend back?

Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough.

Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not?

Kiss a stranger? Um…

Emily now has this unexpected summer, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected), to check things off Sloane’s list. Who knows what she’ll find?

Go skinny-dipping? Wait…what?

– Blurb courtesy of

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Ten Thousand Skies Above You

Ten Thousand Skies Above You

Title: Ten Thousand Skies Above You

Author: Claudia Gray

Series: Firebird, #2

Publisher: Harper Teen

Release Date: November 3rd 2015


Five Stars

Ten thousand worlds. Ten thousand enemies. One love.

Marguerite Caine has done the impossible, traveling to alternate dimensions with the Firebird—the brilliant invention of her parents, her boyfriend, Paul, and their friend Theo. But she has also caught the attention of enemies willing to kidnap, blackmail, and even kill to use the Firebird for themselves.

When Paul’s soul is splintered into four pieces –pieces that are trapped within Pauls in other dimensions –Marguerite will do anything, and travel anywhere, to save him. But the price of his safe return is steep. If she doesn’t sabotage her parents in multiple universes, Paul will be lost forever.

Unwilling to sacrifice her family, Marguerite enlists the brilliant Theo to help. The two forge a plan to save Paul and the Firebird, but succeeding means outsmarting a genius and risking not only their lives but also the lives of their counterparts in every other dimension.

Their mission takes them to the most dangerous universes yet: a war-torn San Francisco, the criminal underworld of New York City, and a glittering Paris where another Marguerite hides a shocking secret. Each leap brings Marguerite closer to saving Paul—but her journey reveals dark truths that lead her to doubt the one constant she’s found between worlds: their love for each other.

– Blurb courtesy of

This review may contain spoilers for previous book(s) in the series.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Bookworm Delights

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Bookworm Delights.

There are so many things I love about books, probably why I buy so many and why I blog about the in my spare time. The only issue I had with this week’s topic was narrowing it down to only ten because there is so much I could have chose; when I arrive home and see a parcel from Amazon on my doorstep, when I start a new book or when I finish a favourite series. There is so much to love about reading and blogging and this week I highlighted my favourite parts of being a bookaholic.

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A Thousand Pieces of You

A Thousand Pieces of You

Title: A Thousand Pieces of You

Author: Claudia Gray

Series: Firebird, #1

Publisher: Harper Teen

Release Date: November 4th 2014


Five Stars

Cloud Atlas meets Orphan Black in this epic dimension-bending trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray about a girl who must chase her father’s killer through multiple dimensions.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite’s father is murdered, and the killer – her parent’s handsome, enigmatic assistant Paul – escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite refuses to let the man who destroyed her family go free. So she races after Paul through different universes, always leaping into another version of herself. But she also meets alternate versions of the people she knows—including Paul, whose life entangles with hers in increasingly familiar ways. Before long she begins to question Paul’s guilt—as well as her own heart. And soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is far more sinister than she expected.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores an amazingly intricate multi-universe where fate is unavoidable, the truth elusive, and love the greatest mystery of all.

– Blurb courtesy of

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We Were Liars

We Were Liars

Title: We Were Liars

Author: E. Lockhart

Series: N/A

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Release Date: May 13th 2014


Five Stars

A beautiful and distinguished family.

A private island.

A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.

A group of four friends – the Liars – whose friendship turns destructive.

A revolution. An accident. A secret.

Lies upon lies.

True love.

The truth.

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honouree E. Lockhart.

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

I hadn’t actually seen this award around before I was nominated for it, but I was thrilled to be nominated and even more thrilled to discover rather than giving facts about myself there were questions for me to answer. I am running very low on facts I can share about myself.

I was nominated for this award by Brigitte at The Book and The Bone. Thanks so much for the nomination Brigitte, I was thrilled to receive this one and excited to post it on my blog.

The Sunshine Blogger Award


  • Answer the 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate some wonderful bloggers and write 11 questions for them to answer.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books that Made Me Smile and Cry

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books That Made Me Smile and Cry.

I read a lot of books and most I love, but there are few which have made me want to smile so much I physically can’t hold it in. I find myself sat reading with a massive smile on my face because the story or the characters or the relationships just make me so happy I can’t help but smile. Then there are others which have moved me to tears; the story or the situation or even the writing itself is so emotional I can’t help but cry at the saddest parts. So for this week’s theme I didn’t pick books that made me laugh, instead I picked five that I couldn’t help smiling through, and five that moved me to tears.

Top Ten Tuesday #19

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ARC Review: The Star-Touched Queen

The Star-Touched Queen

Title: The Star-Touched Queen

Author: Roshani Chokshi

Series: N/A

Publisher: St Martin’s Griffin

Release Date: April 26th 2016


Five Stars

Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you’re only seventeen?

Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire…

But Akaran has its own secrets—thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most…including herself.

A lush and vivid story that is steeped in Indian folklore and mythology. The Star-Touched Queen is a novel that no reader will soon forget.

– Blurb courtesy of

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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