Q&A with Sari Taurez author of Bubblegum

Monday, 9 October 2017

I am so excited to post my very first Q&A to my blog! I am planning to have a whole series of these coming soon on my blog and to start off with a bang I had the pleasure oft interviewing Sari Taurez author of the action packed Bubblegum.

I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Bubblegum to review prior to its release which is tomorrow!I gave it a 4/5 and you can find my review here and purchase Bubblegum here.

  1. Get to know the Author: What is your favourite Book? Movie? Song?

Favorite book: Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. I read it while going through my first self-edits of Bubblegum, and it just blew me away. It has a lot of the same stuff I want Bubblegum to be known for: diverse cast, lots of badass ladies, and action that never lets up (but isn’t mindless action, either).


Friday, 6 October 2017

Hi Friends!
I'm sorry I was so quiet last week, I had a bookstagram friend staying with me and I was actually doing so much reading! I read 5 books last month, YAYAYAY! I think this is the most books that I have read in one month all year, so lets jump straight in!


A Dangerous Year by Kes Trester: ★★★★★

I loved this book! It was funny, relatable and action packed! I flew through this book in 2 days, you can find my full spoiler free review here.


Book: Anna and the French Kiss
Rating: ★★★
Publication date: 2nd December 2010
Pages: 372
Synopsis: Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris--until she meets √Čtienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, √Čtienne has it all...including a serious girlfriend. 

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?

My Review: 
I adored this book... I devoured this book in one night and I want another ten books like it. 


Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Book: Bubblegum by Sari Taurez
Rating: ★★★
Publication date: 9th October 2017
Synopsis:Tiana is your typical pampered young blonde with a love for expensive shoes, hot guys, and murder. After Tiana is cut off from her family’s riches, she takes advantage of her talents and becomes a killer for hire.
It’s a lucrative business in her country, where a call to the police can amount to a lifetime of debt.

 But when she discovers Bobby Nails has a full army of mercenaries at his disposal, Tiana wonders if she may be in over her head.Her first client: Julia, a lower-class IT genius, lesbian, and devout Catholic. When the orphanage Julia volunteers at is targeted by the infamous brothel-owner Bobby Nails, Tiana is excited to take the job. 

Tiana and Julia face an unexpected adventure as they seek vengeance against the elusive Nails. Along the way they are joined by Ruby, a pyromaniac ex-prostitute who catches Julia’s eye, and William, a mysterious acrobatic fugitive searching for his daughter. In the end, will they be enough to stop Nails and the chaos he has created?

TAG TUESDAY: Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

You may not know this about me, but I LOVE scavenger hunts, so as soon as I saw this tag I had to do it! For this tag there is a list of different items you locate on your bookshelf, surprisingly I was able to find all of them!

This tag was originally created by Sarah over at The Library Of Sarah.

Let the scavenger hunt, BEGIN!

Find an author’s name or title with the letter Z in it

This is one of my all time favourites!!


Monday, 25 September 2017

Book: Editing Emma by Chloe Seager
Rating: ★★★
Publisher: Harper Collins 
Publication date: 1st October 2017
Pages: 230 
Synopsis: When sixteen year old Emma is ghosted by love of her life Leon Naylor she does what any normal girl would do.Emma spends the summer lurking in her bedroom, avoiding all human contact (and the shower), surrounded by the collection of chewit wrappers she saved from packs Leon gave her, back when he actually acknowledged her existence…

But seeing Leon suddenly ‘In a relationship’ on Facebook with the perfect Anna, spurs Emma into action and she embarks on a mission to make positive changes to her life (or ‘edits,’ if you will) and vows to use the internet for more than obsessively stalking Leon’s activities! Instead, she will use it for good and noble causes like finding someone who will actually be nice to her, and recording her findings for the rest of the world to see (i.e. BFF Steph and her mum) on her new Editing Emma blog.

But Emma soon discovers her ‘habit’ is harder to break than she first thought – turns out she’s not the only one ‘editing’ herself online (thank you Tinder for finding her mum’s profile, age 35, really?) and that life through an Instagram filter isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. But it could be worse, she could have outed her best friend, accidentally chatted up a 12 year old boy and revealed to the world why Leon Naylor is worth no girl’s time or virginity… oh no wait, that’s exactly what happened...


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Hi Friends! I am so so sorry I've been so quiet this last week! But I am back and its Tag Tuesday, lets do this!

1. The Original Sims: The best author debut

Jennifer Nivens YA debut All The Bright Places was a heartbreakingly beautiful tale that makes me ache just thinking about it... I adored this and I am looking forward to reading more of her young adult stories.

2. The Grim Reaper: The saddest character death

Oh golly where to begin... I'll leave huge SPOILER WARNING here for Teen Wolf.


Saturday, 9 September 2017

Book:A Dangerous Year by Kes Trester
Rating: ★★★
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Publication date: 26th September 2017
Pages: 230 
Synopsis:Seventeen-year-old Riley Collins has grown up in some of the world’s most dangerous cities, learning political strategies from her ambassador dad and defensive skills from his security chief. The only thing they didn’t prepare her for: life as an American teenager.

After an incident forces her to leave her Pakistani home, Riley is recruited by the State Department to attend Harrington Academy, one of the most elite boarding schools in Connecticut. The catch: she must use her tactical skills to covertly keep an eye on Hayden Frasier, the daughter of a tech billionaire whose new code-breaking spyware has the international intelligence community in an uproar.

Disturbing signs begin to appear that Riley’s assignment wasn’t the walk in the park she’d been promised. Now, Riley must fight for her life and Hayden’s, as those around her reveal themselves to be true friends or the ultimate betrayers.

TAG TUESDAY: The Taylor Swift Book Tag

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Happy Tuesday everybody! I am so excited about this tag, I didn't even realise it existed until today and I don't know about you but I am loving her new songs, so when I saw this I thought OMG YESS!

1. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (A book or series that you were pretty sure that you were in love with, but then wanted to break up with)

I used to LOVE Twilight when I was younger, I was a diehard Twihard and me and my friends would read them in school and then go and see the movies together. I think I outgrew this series slightly, I admittedly haven't re-read the series since high school, so who knows maybe I will love them again when I re-read them, but for now they are my guilty pleasure.


Saturday, 2 September 2017

Book: On The Spectrum
Rating: ★★★ (3.75)
Publisher: Second Story Press
Publication date: 12th September 2017
Pages: 365
Synopsis:The unexpected responsibility of caring for her autistic brother during her
summer in Paris turns out to be just the adventure that Clara needed.

Growing up in the shadow of a famous mother, Clara has never felt good about her body. Now, at sixteen, she has an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating. After a social media disaster, she decides to escape for the summer to Paris to stay with her estranged dad and her six-year-old brother, Alastair, who is on the autism spectrum.

Charged with his care, Clara and Alastair set out to explore the city. Paris, and a handsome young French baker, teaches Clara about first love, and a new love of food. And Alastair teachers Clara about patience, trust, and the beauty of loving without judgment.

TAG TUESDAY: Chocolate Book Tag

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

So I've decided I am going to start doing 'Tag Tuesday',  where I complete a book tag I've seen or been tagged in. I want to start posting more regularly and I think this is a great way to get the momentum flowing.

For my first Tag Tuesday I am going to be completing The Chocolate Book Tag, I was tagged by the lovely Becky from Coffee, Cocktails and Books. Thank you for this tag Becky and for all your support.

1Dark Chocolate — A book that covers a dark topic (abuse, domestic violence, rape, loneliness, bullying, death, etc)

Thirteen Reasons Why covers most of the above topics mentioned, I will give a trigger warning for these as well as suicide, it is a very heavy read and not a book I would recommend to someone lightly. 

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