Bestsellers · fantasy

Muse Of Nightmares – Laini Taylor ★★★★

Blurb; Sarai has lived and breathed nightmares since she was six years old.

She believed she knew every horror and was beyond surprise.

She was wrong.

In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were before. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle to grasp the new boundaries of their selves as dark-minded Minya holds them hostage, intent on vengeance against Weep.

Lazlo faces an unthinkable choice—save the woman he loves, or everyone else?—while Sarai feels more helpless than ever. But is she? Sometimes, only the direst need can teach us our own depths, and Sarai, the Muse of Nightmares, has not yet discovered what she’s capable of.

As humans and godspawn reel in the aftermath of the citadel’s near fall, a new foe shatters their fragile hopes, and the mysteries of the Mesarthim are resurrected: Where did the gods come from, and why? What was done with thousands of children born in the citadel nursery? And most important of all, as forgotten doors are opened and new worlds revealed: Must heroes always slay monsters, or is it possible to save them instead?

My Review; After enjoying Strange the Dreamer last year I couldn’t wait to dive into this one. I loved and enjoyed this one even more. However at 522 pages I will admit it took me a while to read! Big books scare me, but this was worth it. There has always been a lot of hype about both these books and I can understand why. It’s certainly unique.

There is just so much going on in this book. Secrets. Fears. Lies. War. Death. Ghosts. Past. Present. Love. Loss. Unexpected twists and turns which keep you turning those pages. Brilliant! A happy ending for all… I’d love to see what would happen next… Never say never. And Lazlo still a sweetheart how his life changed in this story. You never know whats going to happen next… There areany tense, edge of your seat chapters in this story which had my heart pounding.

A well deserved four stars. Highly recommend. Really enjoyed it.

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chick-lit · Comedy · romance

*BLOG TOUR* Has Anyone Seen my Sex Life? – Kristen Bailey ★★★★

Blurb; It’s normal for your washing machine to get more action than you, right?

I wake up, bleary-eyed.

It’s been two years, six months and three hours since I last shaved my legs, and the llama-patterned knickers I’m wearing have seen better days.

We have seven minutes before the kids wake up, and my husband shuffles closer. ‘Ouch,’ he says, a piece of Lego sticking into his back.

Then, a light comes on in the landing. Small footsteps creep down the stairs. A little voice screams, ‘IS SOMEONE COMING TO MAKE BREAKFAST?!’

All hopes of having some ‘alone time’ is replaced with wondering if we’ve run out of Cheerios, thinking about the overflowing laundry, and remembering that I forgot to take out the recycling. Again.

Just a typical Monday morning for the Morton family…

Except today, when I go downstairs in my dressing gown, I find something. Something belonging to my husband. Something that definitely wasn’t mentioned in the wedding vows. And it’s either going to make us… or break us.

My Review; This is hilarious. It will have you laughing out loud from beginning to end! Brilliant. It’s a mood boosting book for sure. You can’t help but smile as you read along… I am 100% sure every mother can at least relate to one part of this story. The way it is written makes you feel like you personally know this family and are friends.

The only downside was long chapters as I prefer short chapters but I raced through this so it didn’t matter much. It is brilliantly written. Loved the setting and characters. Can’t say a bad word about it. It sure is a book that will stick in your mind, especially certain parts! Ha.

I’m still smiling about this book now even writing this review. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend. If you need a laugh and cheering up then this is a book for you.

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mystery · Young adult

Expelled – James Patterson & Emily Raymond ★★★★

Blurb; One viral photo.
Four expelled teens.
Everyone’s a suspect.

Theo Foster’s Twitter account used to be anonymous–until someone posted a revealing photo that got him expelled. No final grade. No future. No fair.

Theo’s resigned to a life of misery working at the local mini-mart when a miracle happens: Sasha Ellis speaks to him. Sasha Ellis knows his name. She was also expelled for a crime she didn’t commit, and now he has the perfect way to get her attention: find out who set them up.

To uncover the truth, Theo has to get close to the suspects: the hacker, the quarterback, the mean girl, the vice principal, and his own best friend. What secrets are they hiding? And how can Theo catch their confessions on camera?

My Review; I have been enjoying James Pattersons young adult stories and this didn’t disappoint either. It’s a brilliant story with similar ties to The Breakfast Club. Theo is the main character and got expelled from his school by being framed for posting a photo. He is determined to prove his innocence. However, he is not the only pupil to be have been expelled…

As the expelled group come together with thanks to Theo for his determination to prove they’re all innocent, they become a mixed group of unlikely friends.. Nevertheless, along the way there are plenty of secrets and lies unfolded… Some pupils are guilty, some arn’t. Each have their own reasons for what they have done. Who’s innocent? Who’s guilty? Does Theo ever prove his innocence?

I really enjoyed this one… It’s not a death story but still a ‘who dunnit?’ story. Easy reading. Short chapters. Brilliant co-written with Emily. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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