My recent six-book haul – what books did I get?

My recent six-book haul – what books did I get?

Features, Recommendations
Here's something a bit new. Because I've not been finishing any actual books lately to review, I thought I'd do an article on a recent book haul I had when I went into Sheringham which is a north Norfolk town absolutely filled with charity and book shops. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. As well as this, I recently received some book vouchers for Waterstones and National Book Tokens and so had plenty of money to go out and spend which made looking around one of the best places for books…
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Sea State by J.M. Simpson book review

Sea State by J.M. Simpson book review

Book reviews, Mystery, Thriller
Sea State by J.M. Simpson is a book that picked for me as part of me followers picks of the year. if you don't know, at the start of the year, I asked all of my followers to pick a book and then I chose the 12 most-liked or recommended and put one as each month of the year. Sea State was one of these books after some people said it was a hidden gem. I can wholeheartedly agree. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. Sea State tells the intertwining stories…
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A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas book review

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas book review

Book reviews
The ACATOR series is one of those names that, as soon as you join Bookstagram or BookTok, you'll start seeing it pop everywhere - especially a few years ago. A Court of Mist and Fury is the second book in the series and the one that I told took the series to another level after I found myself incredibly disappointed with the first. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. If you've not yet had a chance to read my thoughts on the first book in the series, A Court of Thorns…
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The Maid by Nita Prose book review

The Maid by Nita Prose book review

Book reviews, Crime, Mystery
During a haul of some of the cheapest paperbacks I could find on Amazon, I picked up the much talked about The Maid by Nita Prose. An appealing front cover and the promise of a unique main character pulled me in on this one and had me hoping for a new series to get stuck into (knowing there was a sequel and plans for a third). Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may received a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. The Maid follows our main character Molly who is an young woman who works at a hotel as a…
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And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie book review

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie book review

Book reviews, Crime, Mystery
Agatha Christie is widely considered the greatest crime writer to ever do it. Not only did she end up writing an incredibly large number of them, but some of the "cliches" and "tropes" that we experience in crime today were literally formed by her. This last point is no more true than the incredibly popular story of And Then There Were None. Oh and when I say popular, apparently only about five other books have ever sold more than this one book which is impressive for a woman who penned 75 books, 66 of which were full-length detective novels. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost…
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A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles book review

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles book review

Book reviews, Historical Fiction
I picked up A Gentleman in Moscow from my favourite local charity shop randomly one day a few months ago, not really expecting that it would be a book that I picked up that soon. However, when a convenient gap opened up in my reading where I needed a new audiobook and couldn't be bothered to scour for a new one, A Gentleman in Moscow seemed like the perfect fit. I had absolutely no idea what I was in for. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. A Gentleman In Moscow follows…
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The 10 books I read in February and what I thought of them

The 10 books I read in February and what I thought of them

Features, Monthly Round Ups
Let me start this right off by saying it's not actually ten books from February but actually 8. However, I didn't include two of them in my last round-up as I didn't think I'd get these two books finished in the month so did all the posting about the other eight and then did actually finish them. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. Anyway, putting the fact I'm a big liar aside, I've got ten books below that I've read over the previous month. This article is a bit late this…
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The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin book review

The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin book review

Book reviews, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
N.K. Jemisin is one of those author names that I think a lot of fantasy fans are beginning to really respect. Quite some time ago I did read The Fifth Season, it was before I started this blog so there's no review of it on here but I do remember really enjoying it and being really impressed by it. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small comission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinio of the products. Therefore, when I started The City We Became another series by N.K. Jemisin, I thought I would be equally impressed. However, having finished it and feeling…
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The Girls Who Disappeared by Claire Douglas book review

The Girls Who Disappeared by Claire Douglas book review

Book reviews, Mystery, Thriller
I'm starting to really get into my thrillers. I think previously I wasn't appreciating the connecting plot and the interweaving stories that come with the genre. But as I've read more and taken more care to understand them, I've really began to appreciate it. The Girls Who Disappeared by Claire Douglas is another thriller that absolutely nails it for me with a generous, intelligent story and a cast of characters that do just enough to make me care. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. The Girls Who Disappeared tells the story…
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The Housemaid’s Secret by Freida McFadden book review

The Housemaid’s Secret by Freida McFadden book review

Book reviews, Mystery, Thriller
So often a book comes out that everybody starts talking about and then you read it and it’s a disappointment. This was not the case with The Housemaid which I was incredibly impressed by, even going as far as to include it in my top ten books of the year list. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. However, what can then happen is the author writes a sequel to this incredibly successful book and it’s awful because the magic isn’t there like in the first book. Once again, this is not…
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