Secrets never stay buried for long…
Lucy Harper has always been good at one thing: running from her past. But when her beloved Nana Lily passes away she has no choice except to return to the one place in the world she most wants to avoid…
Luna Bay hasn’t changed much in the eight years she has spent in London. The little Yorkshire village is still just as beautiful, but the new pub landlord is a gorgeous addition to the scenery!
Lucy only intended to stay for a day, yet when she discovers that Nana Lily has not only left her a cottage but also ‘The Broken Hearts Book Club’, Lucy is intrigued. Her Nana never have mentioned the club and Lucy can’t wait to get started, but walking into her first meeting she is more aware than ever that her past is finally catching up with her.
One way or another, Lucy must finally face the secrets she’s kept buried for so long – or spend the rest of her life on the run…
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I give it - 5/5
My review - I adored this book!
After reading Lynsey's debut novel earlier this year, I was really excited to join the blog tour for her new book THE BROKEN HEARTS BOOK CLUB and I loved every second of this book.
Lynsey is a really fantastic writer as this book had me gripped from the very first line and I didn't stop until the book had finish, even then I didn't want it to be over!
In this book we follow Lucy, she is back home for her nana's funeral. She finds it hard to return as she hasn't been home in 8 years and now lives in London. In her Nana's will, she has asked Lucy to run her book club for 3 months. She gets to know the members and remembers why she loved Luna Bay, and there is also a new pub owner named Jake who makes her stay in Luna Bay a little bit exciting.
I was gripped to this book as I wanted to know what happened to Lucy. There was some mystery in this book as you read on to find out why she left all those years ago.
I loved the broken hearts book club! All the members had had their hearts broken in some way and this was a way for them to try and get over it and try and get their heart fixed. It was such a cute idea that, that was my favourite part of this book!
I really enjoyed the romantic aspects of the story. Her and Jakes romance wasn't always smooth sailing but it was adorable as you could tell neither one of them wanted to give up on it.
This was a really beautiful story that I think everyone would love! It has a little bit of mystery and whole lot of romance and I loved every second of it.
Lynsey James was born in Fife in 1991 and has been telling people how to spell her name ever since. She's an incurable bookworm who loves nothing more than getting lost in a good story with memorable characters. She started writing when she was really young and credits her lovely Grandad- and possibly a bump on the head from a Mr Frosty machine- with her love of telling stories. She used to write her own episodes of Friends and act them out in front of her family (in fact she's sure she put Ross and Rachel together first!)
A careers adviser at school once told Lynsey writing wasn't a "good option" and for a few years, she believed her. She tried a little bit of everything, including make-up artistry, teaching and doing admin for a chocolate fountain company. The free chocolate was brilliant. When Lynsey left her job a couple of years ago, she started writing full-time while she looked for another one. As soon as she started working on her story, Lynsey fell in love and decided to finally pursue her dream. She haven't looked back since.
When Lynsey's not writing, eating cake or drinking tea, she's daydreaming about the day Dylan O'Brien FINALLY realises they're meant to be together. It'll happen one day…
The year is 2575 and two mega-corporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice covered speck. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them Ezra and Kady have to make their escape on the evacuating fleet. But their troubles are just beginning. A deadly plague has broken out on one of the space ships and it is mutating with terrifying results. Their ships protection is seriously flawed. No one will say what is going on.
As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth its clear only one person can help her. Ezra. And the only problem with that is they split up before all this trouble started and she isn’t supposed to be talking to him.
~A proof was sent to me in exchange for an honest review this in no way changes my opinion~
I give it - 5/5
My review - Have you ever just read a book and fell instantly in love with it? That's what happened to me with Illuminae!
It is so different from anything I have everything read before!
When I first got the proof copy, I was amazed by how big it was, over 600 pages! But don't be scared of it being a big book as it mainly filled with transcripts of interviews, email conversations, reports, events etc and it really brought the book together. It really made it unique.
I have never read anything from Amie and Jay before but I think they worked really well in writing this book together!
In this story we follow Kady and Ezra who just broke up when the planet is attacked, bad timing eh? Kady becomes a hacker and Ezra is becoming a fighter pilot. But a lot more is going on then they expect. They try to figure out what is happening, why a deadly disease is spreading and why the artificial intelligence has gone haywire, all whilst trying to get their romance back on track. These teens have a lot to do and not a lot of time to do it.
This is one of the best Sci-Fi books I have ever read! I loved every second of it, even all the twist, and I really want the sequel now, I don't think I can wait for it to come out.
Hands down, one of the best Sci-Fi books of 2015.
About the authors
Jay Kristoff is a tragic nerd, but has spent the last ten years dumping expeez into his Intimidation stat, with the result that nobody is brave enough to say it to his face. He grew up in the second most isolated capital city on earth and fled at his earliest convenience, although he’s been known to trek back for weddings of the particularly nice and funerals of the particularly wealthy. He spent most of his formative years locked in his bedroom with piles of books, or gathered around dimly-lit tables rolling polyhedral dice. Being the holder of an Arts degree, he has no education to speak of.
His first trilogy, THE LOTUS WAR, is set to be published in over a dozen countries. The first installment, STORMDANCER, was critically acclaimed in Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, shortlisted for the Aurealis Award, and nominated for the David Gemmell Morningstar and Legend awards. The Lotus War novella THE LAST STORMDANCER won the 2014 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Fiction. Jay’s new series, the SciFi thriller ILLUMINAE, which he co-authored with Amie Kaufman, is due for publication by Random House in October 2015. A new fantasy series, THE NEVERNIGHT CHRONICLE, commences with book 1, NEVERNIGHT, from St Martins Press/Thomas Dunne Books in 2016. He is as surprised about all this as you are.
Jay is 6’7 and has approximately 13380 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world’s laziest Jack Russell.
He does not believe in happy endings.
Amie Kaufman is the New York Times bestselling co-author of These Broken Stars and This Shattered World, and Illuminae, the first in a new series starting in 2015. She writes science fiction and fantasy for teens, and her favourite procrastination techniques involve chocolate, baking, sailing, excellent books and TV, plotting and executing overseas travel, and napping.
She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, their rescue dog, and her considerable library.