Friday 26 April 2019

Book Review | The Truth About Lies by Tracy Darnton

Thye Truth About Lies by Tracy Darnton
Published by Stripes
Publication Date: 12th July 2018
Genre: Young AdultMystery
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
Links: GoodreadsAmazonWaterstones


Jess has an incredible memory. She can remember every single detail of every single day since she was eleven. But Jess would rather not be remarkable and, after years of testing at the hands of a ruthless research team, she has finally managed to escape.

Just when Jess thinks that she’s managing to settle in to living a normal life, everything changes. Her boarding-school roommate dies and the school is thrown into a state of chaos and grief. Then new boy Dan appears and Jess can’t help but find herself drawn to him. But building relationships is hard when you can’t reveal who you really are and Jess is getting hints that someone knows more about her than she would like.

Is it time to run again? Will she ever be truly free?


Thursday 4 April 2019

Book Review | One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence

One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence
Published by 47North 
Publication Date: 1st May 2019
Genre: Fantasy, Science-Fiction
Format: Ebook
Source: Kindle
Links: Goodreads, Amazon, Book Depository (Pre-Order)

In January 1986, fifteen-year-old boy-genius Nick Hayes discovers he’s dying. And it isn’t even the strangest thing to happen to him that week.

Nick and his Dungeons & Dragons-playing friends are used to living in their imaginations. But when a new girl, Mia, joins the group and reality becomes weirder than the fantasy world they visit in their weekly games, none of them are prepared for what comes next. A strange—yet curiously familiar—man is following Nick, with abilities that just shouldn’t exist. And this man bears a cryptic message: Mia’s in grave danger, though she doesn’t know it yet. She needs Nick’s help—now.

He finds himself in a race against time to unravel an impossible mystery and save the girl. And all that stands in his way is a probably terminal disease, a knife-wielding maniac and the laws of physics.


Monday 1 April 2019

My first Mother's Day without my mum

As I'm writing this, it's currently Mothering Sunday in the UK. It's also my first Mother's Day without my mum. 7 weeks ago my mum passed away in hospital after a long illness and to be honest it still doesn't feel real. She was in hospital for long stretches over the past two years and so most of the time it just feels like she's still there and I'll be visiting her in a few days. Then something will happen such as seeing a movie trailer that I think she'd like or our favourite football team winning a match and then realising that I won't be able to talk to her about it and then reality just comes flooding back.

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