Hello guys! New blog idea(that I will hopefully stay with)
I'm going to do a post each Sunday on the books I got through the week. This will include books I've bought, borrowed, received for review and won.
This week I didn't buy any books as by the time it was payday I already had things to pay for but I can tell next week will be different ;)
I won four books and they came this week from Maximumpop books. It is the Noughts & Crosses series from Malorie Blackman. I'm ashamed to say I've never read these but I am going to start the first one this month! I won the new covers and they where signed!!
I received 4 books to review this week! One for a blog tour and 3 others I requested. Thank you to the wonderful publishers for sending me the books! So excited to get stuck into them.
Laura Lam's Shattered Minds stars a female 'Dexter' with a drug problem and a conscience, in a terrifying near-future where technology rules our lives and haunts our dreams. She can uncover the truth, if she defeats her demons Ex-neuroscientist Carina struggles with a drug problem, her conscience, and urges to kill. She satisfies her cravings in dreams, fuelled by the addictive drug 'Zeal'. Now she's heading for self-destruction - until she has a vision of a dead girl. Sudice Inc. damaged Carina when she worked on their sinister brain-mapping project, causing her violent compulsions. And this girl was a similar experiment. When Carina realizes the vision was planted by her old colleague Mark, desperate for help to expose the company, she knows he's probably dead. Her only hope is to unmask her nemesis - or she's next. To unlock the secrets Mark hid in her mind, she'll need a group of specialist hackers. Dax is one of them, a doctor who can help Carina fight her addictions. If she holds on to her humanity, they might even have a future together. But first she must destroy her adversary - before it changes us and our society, forever.
Harper has tried to forget the past and fit in at expensive boarding school Duncraggan Academy. Her new group of friends are tight; the kind of girls who Harper knows have her back. But Harper can't escape the guilt of her twin sister's Jenna's death, and her own part in it - and she knows noone else will ever really understand. But new girl Kirsty seems to get Harper in ways she never expected. She has lost a sister too. Harper finally feels secure. She finally feels...loved. As if she can grow beyond the person she was when Jenna died. Then Kirsty's behaviour becomes more erratic. Why is her life a perfect mirror of Harper's? And why is she so obsessed with Harper's lost sister? Soon, Harper's closeness with Kirsty begins to threaten her other relationships, and her own sense of identity.
How can Harper get back to the person she wants to be, and to the girls who mean the most to her? A darkly compulsive story about love, death, and growing up under the shadow of grief.
One stormy summer night, Olive and her best friend, Rose, begin to lose things. It starts with simple items like hair clips and jewellery, but soon it's clear that Rose has lost something bigger; something she won't talk about. Then Olive meets three wild, mysterious strangers: Ivy, Hazel and Rowan. Like Rose, they're mourning losses - and holding tight to secrets. When they discover the ancient spellbook, full of hand-inked charms to conjure back lost things, they realise it might be their chance to set everything right. Unless it's leading them towards secrets that were never meant to be found...
Judith Tremayne is missing. She hasn't been online, nobody has heard from her. She simply appears to have vanished, until Abbie Kerr, a school nobody, receives a message: "I want to come home". Suddenly everyone knows Abbie's name. The mean girls and the misfits alike are obsessed with Jude's disappearance. Abbie finds herself at the centre of a whirlwind of rumours, secrets and lies. Why would popular, fun Jude be messaging loner, loser Abbie? Why would Jude disappear? Can Abbie bring her home? Award-winning author Cathy MacPhail authentically captures the voice and lives of teens -- desperate to be seen, bombarded with online harassment yet obsessed with living their lives on social media.
Is this about the time we get into panic because it's almost May? HOW!?
Anyways-a bunch of new books are coming out in May and here are my some of my anticipated releases! (Again, I won't put books in that I've received early copies off)
When Loretta Simmons returns to Hope, Oklahoma, after a disastrous marriage, she's determined to remain independent for the sake of her daughter. The only thing standing in her way is Deacon Fox - the man she loved and walked away from years ago. Since Loretta owns the bookstore right next to his current renovation project, Deacon can't escape the woman who broke his heart. Throw in her adorable little girl and one ridiculously oversized dog, and they're almost a family. Only he can't be that guy - what they had was once in a lifetime. But love has a funny way of re-opening a door you thought was firmly closed...
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's manoeuvrings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit - and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords - and hunt for allies in unexpected places.
Obvs had to be on my list-I'm ready to colour in Rhysand.
The legions will be unleashed. No-one can stand against the coming horde. After witnessing a powerful sacrifice, Ember Hill knows that nothing she was taught by dragon organisation Talon is true. About humans, about rogue dragons, about herself and what she's capable of doing and feeling. In the face of great loss, Ember vows to stand with rogue dragon Riley against The Order of St. George and against own twin brother Dante-the heir apparent Talon, who will soon unleash the greatest threat dragonkind has ever known. Talon is poised to take over the world, and the abominations they have created will soon take to the skies, darkening the world with the promise of blood and death to those who will not yield.
Milly loves her sisters more than anything - they are her best friends. But this holiday is different. The loss of their dad has left a gaping hole in their lives that none of them know how to fill. Heartbreak is a hard thing to fix ...Still, there is plenty to keep the girls busy in Rome. A family wedding. Food, wine, parties and sun. And of course Luke ...Luke is hot, there is no way around that. And Milly will always have a crush on him. But this summer is about family, being together, and learning to live without Dad. It isn't about Luke at all ...is it?
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. The Fallen Children is a story of violation, of judgment and of young people who must fight to defy what is expected of them.
The Fallen Children has one cover design but 360 different colourways. Each one is numbered from 1 to 360 on the spine. The colour you receive will be completely random.
I am SUPER EXCITED to show you all the cover for Nicola Doherty new book. I loved her last book, Love And Other Man-Made Disasters and this book sounds like it is going to be fantastic.
Are you ready?
Are you really ready?
HERE IT IS!
Delilah Hoover has gone dark.
She’s quit social media, moved to Paris and changed her name to Lola Maxwell. Because she made a mistake – one she can’t take back. It was all over Twitter, and it’s still the first thing that comes up when you Google her.
Paris is a fresh start, in a new school with new friends including smooth student politician Tariq. With awkward dates, tipsy afternoons and a perfect kiss, Lola’s life as a normal teenager could be back on track … But can she ever tell people who she really is?
And what happens if they find out first?
Sometimes being yourself is the hardest thing of all.
DOESN'T IT SOUND AMAZING?
It's not out till August 10th(so sad)but, you can pre-order it and you should pre-order it.
Nicola grew up in Monkstown, Co. Dublin before moving to London after university. She worked in publishing for several years before writing her first book, THE OUT OF OFFICE GIRL, which was shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year 2013. Her second book, IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME, was published by Headline in 2014 and her e-series Girls on Tour was published in 2015. Nicola lives in Highbury, north London, with her husband and no cats (yet).
Today I am going to talk about all the things I loved in March. This includes; make up, skincare, clothing and more!
I want to start doing this monthly so let me know what you think.
Zoella Make up bag - I had to buy this as soon as she annouced it. It's the perfect size for all of my make-up and the design is so cute.
L'oreal Infallible Foundation - shade 15 - I've tried so many foundations but this is the only one that matches my skintone and it is really good coverage.
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - Fair - I only bought this last month and it was my first time using it. After seeing people rave about it I had to get it and I don't regret it! It's so good and I need to get a new one soon.
Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner - This is my most favourite eyeliner. It doesn't smudge, it goes on nicely and it's only 2.99! How can you go wrong with that.
Make-up Revolution Eyebrow Palette - I got this in my MUR 12 days of Christmas box and only recently started doing my eyebrows and it's so good! The link is the closest thing I can find to the one I have.
Tanya Burr Highlighter - This highlighter is so good! It is a liquid highlighter and it looks so nice on. It has got a bit of a gold tone to it and I got this on a Christmas set and I just adore it.
H&M Blush&Contour set - I got this in store as I was by the till and I've heard people raving about H&M make-up and guys, it's so good! The Contour colour is a really nice brown and not too dark for my skin and the highlighters are beautiful!
Benefit Porefessional - This is my most favourite thing to use. I love using it before I put my make up on and I really need to stock up of more soon.
Benefit Gimme Brow - 5 - I usually don't use anything to set my eyebrows but started to use this and it's really good! It doesn't leave my eyebrows feeling tacky or anything.
Soap&Glory Vitamin C Facial Wash - I got the bigger size at Christmas and it's so good! I love using it everyday as it leaves my face feeling really nice and clean.
L'oreal Pure Clay - I've been wanting to use this for awhile and I just love it. I use it once or twice a week and my skin is looking a lot better because of it.
Zoella Shower Glaze - This came in my Christmas Zoella Hamper and I'm so sad I'm on my last one. It smells amazing and leaves my body feeling nice and clean.
Zoella Hungry Hands - It smells like gingerbread and it's the best thing ever.
Zoella Bath Fizzers - I love using these in my bath. Feels amazing and they smell so good.
(As you can tell, I love the Zoella beauty range)
All I've been wearing lately is my converse and my Rose&Rosie top! I love their merch and I can't wait to get more and of course, black converse are just the best.
I got an Instax Mini for my birthday and I just love it. It's so cute and I love putting the photos all around my house.
I got the Zoella Gingerbread fragrance for Christmas and I'm so sad that I'm almost out since there are no more of it. It smells like baking and it's just so good!
So, what did you love in March?!
March is over (It's going so fast) and now time for another wrap-up! March was a great reading month for me and I read some amazing books.
Hope Flames by Jaci Burton - REVIEW/BUY
Fire In You by Jennifer L. Armentrout - REVIEW/BUY
The State Of Grace by Rachael Lucas - REVIEW/BUY
Doing It by Hannah Witton - REVIEW/BUY
Master Professor by Tara Sue Me - REVIEW/BUY
See How They Lie by Sue Wallman - REVIEW/BUY
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas - REVIEW/BUY
Geekerella by Ashley Poston - REVIEW/BUY
The Last Piece Of My Heart by Paige Toon - REVIEW/BUY
Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee by Mary G. Thompson - REVIEW/BUY
Waking In Time by Angie Stanton - REVIEW/BUY
Hi! I'm Beth, 26 and from the UK. I love, love, love reading. This is a blog to share my love of books and my thoughts on books etc!
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