2016 Spotlight: Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel. A YAY book!

Publication Date: 21st April 2016 from Penguin (Michael Joseph) UK and Del Rey (US) Source: Netgalley (UK) A girl named Rose is riding her bike home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square-shaped hole, its walls glowing with… Continue reading

2016 Spotlight: Fellside by M R Carey

Publication Date: 7th April 2016 from Little Brown (Orbit) Source: Netgalley Fellside is a maximum security prison on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors. It’s not the kind of place you’d want to end up. But it’s where Jess Moulson could be spending the rest of her life. It’s a… Continue reading

2016 Spotlight: Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman: Teaser review

Publication Date May 5th 2016 From Little Brown. Source: Netgalley Girls on Fire tells the story of Hannah and Lacey and their obsessive teenage female friendship so passionately violent it bloodies the very sunset its protagonists insist on riding into, together, at any cost. Opening with a suicide whose aftermath… Continue reading

2016 Spotlight: The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood

Publication Date: January 7th 2016 from Sphere Source: Netgalley When three-year-old identical twin Coco goes missing during a family celebration, there is a media frenzy. Her parents are rich and influential, as are the friends they were with at their holiday home by the sea. But what really happened to… Continue reading

Liz Currently Loves….Devastation Road by Jason Hewitt.

Publication Date: Available Now from Schribner UK Source: Publisher Review Copy Spring, 1945: A man wakes in a field in a country he does not know. Injured and confused, he pulls himself to his feet and starts to walk, and so sets out on an extraordinary journey in search of… Continue reading

How To Be Brave. Or how to make readers cry great big buckets of tears….

Publication Date: Available Now from Orenda Source: Via the publisher and several reads later…. All the stories died that morning … until we found the one we’d always known. When nine-year-old Rose is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, Natalie must use her imagination to keep her daughter alive. They begin… Continue reading

The Dark Inside. Blog Tour.

Oh goodie look I get to babble on about this one again. I reviewed this recently (review can be seen below) and felt VERY lucky to be able to ask author, Rod Reynolds a few questions about The Dark Inside as part of the official blog tour. Here is what… Continue reading

New Release Spotlight. Asking For It by Louise O’Neill.

Publication Date: 3rd Sept 2015 from Quercus Source: Review copy (after which I bought a shiny hardback signed copy. Had to be done) It’s the beginning of the summer in a small town in Ireland. Emma O’Donovan is eighteen years old, beautiful, happy, confident. One night, there’s a party. Everyone… Continue reading

September Highlights – The Dark Inside by Rod Reynolds.

Publication Date: September 3rd from Faber and Faber Source: Publisher Review Copy 1946, Texarkana: a town on the border of Texas and Arkansas. Disgraced New York reporter Charlie Yates has been sent to cover the story of a spate of brutal murders – young couples who’ve been slaughtered at a… Continue reading

The Tracer Tour…Here we go…

Publication Date: 16th July from Little Brown. Source: Netgalley A huge space station orbits the Earth, holding the last of humanity. It’s broken, rusted, falling apart. We’ve wrecked our planet, and now we have to live with the consequences: a new home that’s dirty, overcrowded and inescapable. What’s more, there’s… Continue reading