S.T.A.G.S. Review

Monday, 30 October 2017


By: M.A. Bennett
Rating: 5/5
Source: Amazon

It is the autumn term and Greer MacDonald is struggling to settle into the sixth form at the exclusive St. Aidan the Great boarding school, known to its privileged pupils as S.T.A.G.S.

To her surprise Greer receives a mysterious invitation with three words embossed upon on it: huntin' shootin' fishin' - an invitation to spend the half term weekend at the country manor of Henry de Warlencourt, the most popular and wealthy boy at S.T.A.G.S.

Greer joins the other chosen students at the ancient and sprawling Longcross Hall, and soon realises that they are at the mercy of their capricious host. Over the next three days, as the three bloodsports - hunting, shooting and fishing - become increasingly dark and twisted, Greer comes to the horrifying reality that those being hunted are not wild game, but the very misfits Henry has brought with him from school...

The Fallen Children Review

Friday, 27 October 2017



By: David Owen
Rating: 4/5
Source: Amazon

Young people on the Midwich Estate don't have much hope for their futures. Keisha has lived there her whole life, and has been working hard to escape it; others have just accepted their lot.

But change is coming . . .

One night, everyone inside Midwich Tower falls mysteriously unconscious in one inexplicable 'Nightout'. No one can explain what happened during those lost hours, but soon afterwards Keisha and three other girls find they're pregnant - and the babies are growing at an alarming rate.

As the news spreads around the tower, its residents turns against them and the situation spirals toward violence. Keisha's life unravels as she realises that the pregnancy may not have just ruined her hopes for the future: she might be mother to the end of the world.

Turtles All The Way Down Review

Sunday, 22 October 2017


By: John Green
Rating: 3.5/5
Source: Amazon

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there's a hundred thousand dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett's son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

A Vicarage Christmas Review - Blog Tour

Tuesday, 17 October 2017


Anna Holley, the third of four sisters, has always felt a little bit forgotten. A family tragedy when she was a child had her retreating deep into shyness, and social anxiety kept her on the fringes of the cozy, chaotic bustle of the busy vicarage.

When she finished school Anna left for Manchester and tried to avoid coming back home and the well-meaning nosiness being a Holley sister in a small village like Thornthwaite meant… but when her father says he has an important announcement to make, she’s drawn back home for the happy chaos of a vicarage Christmas.

Avoiding her sisters’ bossy questions, Anna heads out to the local pub one night, and meets a handsome stranger nursing a pint. Somehow, unburdened by expectations, Simon seems like the perfect person to spill all her secrets to—including a hopeless, long-held crush on her sister’s boyfriend. Confident she’ll never see him again, Anna returns home… only to discover the next day that Simon is actually her father’s new curate!

Anna is beyond mortified, but Simon won’t let her retreat into her usual shyness—and for once Anna is forced to confront the past, and all the fears and feelings she’d tried so long to hide. But with his own heartache that needs to heal, can Simon help Anna to make this the most magical Christmas either of them have known?

Disney Book Tag

Monday, 9 October 2017


Hey everyone! Back at you with another tag post, this time it's the Disney Book Tag which I saw on the lovely Amy's blog, she's over at Golden Books Girl and you should definitely check out her post. Anyone who knows me, knows I'm all over anything Disney related so when I saw this tag I knew I had to take part, now onto the questions!

A Fictional Faculty - Wunderkids Blog Tour

Wednesday, 4 October 2017


Jacqueline had the idea of doing things a bit differently for this blog tour, instead of reviews and extracts there'll be a blog post every day answering different types of questions, this has been working great so far and as I'm only day four I hope the rest of the tour goes as well as the first few days. 

For my post myself and Jacqueline have been working on who she would choose as her 'fictional faculty', basically which book characters she would choose to teach different subjects at school. When we were planning this I gave her the example of Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games teaching food technology or Home Economics for the Americans out there. So lets see who she chose!
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