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THERE'S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE - by Stephanie Perkins

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THERE'S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE - Stephanie Perkins.
Published: September 2017 - Dutton Books for Young Readers.
Genres: Young adult / thriller / contemporary mystery / romance / horror
Pages: 289.
Triggers/Content Advisory: Infrequent badlanguage, non-explicit sex scenes and sexual innuendo, strong violence and gore.
Format: Paperback.
Source: Thank you so much to Pan Macmillan SA for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. 


One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.

I have never read Perkins before. I know a lot of people are curious to read this book because it's so different from the fluffy contemporaries she usually writes, but I'm none the wiser. I basically just wanted to read this book because the cover is so absolutely gorgeous. AND IT REAL…

CANARY CLUB - by Sherry D. Ficklin

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CANARY CLUB - Sherry D. Ficklin
Published: 2017 - Clean Teen Publishing.
Genres: Young adult / historical fiction / romance
Pages: N.A.
Triggers/Content Advisory: Mild violence, sexual innuendo, mentions and incidents of sexual assault.
Format: eBook.
Source:  Thank you so much to the publisher for sending me an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
"Bad Luck" Benny is a boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Recently released from jail, he has vowed to keep his head down and stay out of trouble. But he also needs to care for his ailing sister and the rest of his struggling family, and he'll do anything to make that happen—even if it means taking a position with a notorious crime boss. He soon finds himself in over his head—and worse still—falling for the one dame on earth he should be staying away from. Masie is the daughter of a wealthy gangster with the voice of an angel and gun smoke in her veins. Strong-willed but trapped in a life she never wanted, she drea…

Waiting on Wednesday #52: BLADE RUNNER 2049 (film)

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme originally hosted by Breaking the Spine and now taken over by Wishful Endings that highlights upcoming book releases we're excited to read. On my blog, I include movies as well.

BLADE RUNNER 2049

Release Date: 6th October 2017.

A young blade runner's discovery of a long buried secret leads him on a quest to track down former blade runner, Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.


Confession: I never watched the original. *cowers*...
BUT I love Ryan Gosling (and yeah, Harrison Ford is okay) and the trailer looks so awesome.
So I wanna see it.



Anyone else excited for Blade Runner 2049?

A STRANGER IN THE HOUSE - by Shari Lapena

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A STRANGER IN THE HOUSE - Shari Lapena
Published: 2017 - Pamela Dorman Books.
Pages: 305.
Genres: Adult / thriller / contemporary / mystery
Triggers/Content Advisory: Sexual innuendo.
Format: Paperback.
Source:  Thank you so much to Penguin Random House SA for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review.
Karen and Tom Krupp are happy—they’ve got a lovely home in upstate New York, they’re practically newlyweds, and they have no kids to interrupt their comfortable life together. But one day, Tom returns home to find Karen has vanished—her car’s gone and it seems she left in a rush. She even left her purse—complete with phone and ID—behind. There's a knock on the door—the police are there to take Tom to the hospital where his wife has been admitted. She had a car accident, and lost control as she sped through the worst part of town. The accident has left Karen with a concussion and a few scrapes. Still, she’s mostly okay—except that she can’t remember what she was doing or wher…

WAYFARER (Passenger #2) - by Alexandra Bracken

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WAYFARER - Alexandra Bracken
Published: 2017 - Disney Hyperion
Genres: Young adult / romance / science fiction / fantasy / historical fiction
Pages: 532.
Triggers/Content Rating: Violence.
Format: Paperback.
Source: Thank you so much to Pan Macmillan SA for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review.
All Etta Spencer wanted was to make her violin debut when she was thrust into a treacherous world where the struggle for power could alter history. After losing the one thing that would have allowed her to protect the Timeline, and the one person worth fighting for, Etta wakes up alone in an unknown place and time, exposed to the threat of the two groups who would rather see her dead than succeed. When help arrives, it comes from the last person Etta ever expected - Julian Ironwood, the Grand Master's heir who has long been presumed dead, and whose dangerous alliance with a man from Etta's past could put them both at risk. Meanwhile, Nicholas and Sophia are racing through t…

Weekly Round-Up: I'm in a blogging slump :(

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I'm in a blogging slump, y'all. And I am so, so sorry I haven't visited your blogs as much as I want to - life's been busy, school's been demanding, and I'm so behind on blog hopping and comments. I'm feeling tired, unmotivated, and yesterday was a huge step when I actually forced myself to sit down at the computer and start typing posts.  I will get past this, but I'm not sure how long it'll take. 

Posts of the week:  Waiting on Wednesday #51 The Blog Squad: Part 25 Blog Tour - Guest Post: FIRE LINES

I'm still slogging through Canary Club and I'm really not enjoying it :( I just can't get invested in the story. 


Finished this week: 
Reviews to come soon :)




I don't typically read Middle Grade, but I got paperbacks of Goth Girland Girls Can Vlog for review, and they do look very sweet and fun.  I also got an eARC of Heart of the Fae from its lovely author :) 



Greg reviews Warcross
Maria celebrates her 7th blogiversary with a giveaway!
Han…

Blog Tour - Guest Post: FIRE LINES - by Cara Thurlbourn

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I am so excited to be sharing this post with you today! FireLines sounds amazing, unique, and beautiful, and what Cara has to share is awesome. It makes me want to read the book more than ever.  
Over to you, Cara :) 
Five favourite things about Émi’s world – The Four Cities
 It’s so hard to choose only five things! If I really have to, though, my top five would be: 

1. The elephants. They’re absolutely incredible creatures, particularly when you start looking at the emotional bonds they form and the dynamics of their family groups. I was lucky enough to visit a sanctuary in India where we helped to bathe elephants who had been rescued from the tourism trade and it was an absolutely incredible experience – they are so powerful and yet gentle at the same time, and their eyes are truly soulful. They’re going to feature lots more later in the series, in book three particularly, so I can’t wait to get writing those bits! 
2. Magick. I’m a sucker for magic – I always have been. I feel like F…

The Blog Squad: Part 25

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We are a group of three book bloggers situated on different continents but brought together by our love for books and a penchant for talking about them. We’ve joined our forces to create a collaborative series of posts about book blogging and we hope you’ll enjoy the discussions. 
A MAGICAL WORLD OF WORDS - AmyNikita  BOOKS.BAGS.BURGERS - Uma K  BOOK REVIEWS BY DI - Di Hewlett

What's the strangest thing you've done in the name of blogging? 


Blogging has seen me doing all sorts of things I didn’t think that I would need to do when I was a newbie blogger! For example:
Learning strange new languages (HTML, CSS, JAVA) Opening social media accounts all over the Internet (Twitter, Facebook Page, Instagram, Pinterest!) Who even has time to maintain all these things!? Buying and binge reading 5 previous books in a series Spending HOURS actually blogging and then minimal hours actually READING In order to GET more reading hours I stay up WAAAAY past my bedtime (who needs sleep)

None of these ar…

Waiting on Wednesday #51: KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (film)

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme originally hosted by Breaking the Spine and now taken over by Wishful Endings that highlights upcoming book releases we're excited to read. On my blog, I include movies as well.
KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
Release Date: 22 September 2017. 
When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.



I didn't love the first movie and Eggsy is a FREAKIN' annoying hero, but the action was cool. And when I heard Channing Tatum would be starring in the sequel as a cowboy, what better incentive was there to anticipate it?  




Anyone else excited to see Channing Tatum in a cowboy hatKingsman: The Golden Circle

Weekly Round-Up: Busy, busy, busy

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It's been such a busy and exciting week. My cousins are visiting Cape Town on holiday, so I've been spending every spare minute with them and we've been binge watching Hawaii Five-O together - for me, it's re-watching, and although I don't think it's a well written series at all, it's such a fun guilty pleasure ;)

Otherwise, I'm seriously behind on replying to blog comments, going blog-hopping, and writing my WIP. I had hoped to get the first draft of my book finished by this time, but I haven't had the time. And since I've been sleeping over and spending most mornings with my cousins, I've had to use the afternoons to catch up on school.
Sigh.

OH AND I HAVE EXCITING NEWS. I finally got a cellphone!! My amazing cousin is an absolute darling, and surprised me with it when she visited on Wednesday. I literally cried.

I've also started bookstagraming again. YAY.


Posts of the week:  
Book Review: Blog Tour: Review - COLD MALICE
Waiting on We…