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October Review

Another quiet month for me book wise sadly. Here's what I managed to get through over the past month.

Books Read in October
Royally Obsessed by Meg Cabot (4 stars)
Tonight the Streets are ours by Leila Sales (3 stars)
Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone: Illustrated edition (5 stars)
Life and Death Twilight Reimagined by Stephenie Meyer (3 stars)
Prom Princess by Meg Cabot (4 stars)
After Iris by Natasha Farrant (4 stars)
The Hollow Boy by Jonathan Stroud (4 stars)


Book of the Month





Yes this is cheating but the pictures throughout this book are so beautiful that it couldn't not be my book of the month this month.


Events Attended
None sadly.

On the Blog

Blog Tours
Zeroes Blog Tour
Railhead Blog Tour
Monsters Blog Tour

AWOL series
A series of posts from me catching up with reviews
AWOL intro post
Activity books
Books I wished I'd DNfed
TV and film tie ins
Books I loved

I also blogged about the 2016 releases I am looking forward to.

November's TBR pile
Beautiful Broken Things…

Can't wait to read

Another month and another set of books I cannot wait to get my hands on. I'm mostly focusing on 2016 releases this month ready for the new year.

Jolly Foul Play by Robin Stevens - Out March 2016


Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong have returned to Deepdean for a new school term, but nothing is the same. There's a new Head Girl, Elizabeth Hurst, and a team of Prefects - and these bullying Big Girls are certainly not good eggs.

Then, after the fireworks display on Bonfire Night, Elizabeth is found - murdered.

Many girls at Deepdean had reason to hate Elizabeth, but who might have committed such foul play? Could the murder be linked to the secrets and scandals, scribbled on scraps of paper, that are suddenly appearing around the school? And with their own friendship falling to pieces, how will Daisy and Hazel solve this mystery?


I  love this series. I cannot wait for this to be released.

How Not to Disappear by Clare Furniss - Out January 2016


Hattie's summer isn't going as p…

Monster Blog Tour

Today I have been offered an extract from Monster by CJ Skuse to share with you all as part of the Monster Blog Tour







Mini Reviews: Books I loved

I wanted to review this books separately because I loved them all. It didn't happen because of life so I want to at the very least give them an airing on here so you all know how awesome they all are.

All of the above by James Dawson





This is a funny and moving love story about friends, first loves and self-discovery by Queen of Teen 2014. When sixteen-year-old Toria Bland arrives at her new school she needs to work out who her friends are in a crazy whirl of worry, exam pressure and anxiety over fitting in. Things start looking up when Toria meets the funny and foul-mouthed Polly, who's the coolest girl that Toria has ever seen. Polly and the rest of the 'alternative' kids take Toria under their wing. And that's when she meets the irresistible Nico Mancini, lead singer of a local band - and it's instalove at first sight! Toria likes Nico, Nico likes Toria, but then there's Polly...love and friendship have a funny way of going round in circles.

I…

Mini reviews: TV and Film tie ins

I received these two books in the last month to dip in and out of

Buffy: Demons of the Hellmouth


Demons of the Hellmouth is a fully licensed guide to the vampires and other demons that flocked to the Sunnydale Hellmouth in Joss Whedon’s cult TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This in-universe illustrated guide is written by Rupert Giles, and also contains handwritten notes from Buffy and Willow. This unique book promises a diabolical romp through the highlights of the beloved show.

I love Buffy and was therefore excited to read this. However I must say it didn't really do it for me. There was nothing in it I didn't already know and the 'notes' from Buffy and the gang didn't feel like them enough for me to buy it which put me off sadly.

Harry Potter: The Character Vault



Unlock new information about your favourite characters from the Harry Potter movies with this definitive coffeetable book profiling the good, the bad, and everything in between within the Harry …

Mini Reviews: Books I wish I'd DNFed

These are the books I've read over the last few weeks which I wish I'd given up on. In some cases it was definitely as case of it's not you it's me with the state I've been in. In other cases, based on reviews from my blogger friends, it definitely isn't just me.

Silence is Goldfish by Annabel Pitcher



My name is Tess Turner - at least, that's what I've always been told. I have a voice but it isn't mine. It used to say things so I'd fit in, to please my parents, to please my teachers. It used to tell the universe I was something I wasn't. It lied. It never occurred to me that everyone else was lying too. But the words that really hurt weren't the lies: it was six hundred and seventeen words of truth that turned my world upside down. Words scare me, the lies and the truth, so I decided to stop using them. I am Pluto. Silent. Inaccessible. Billions of miles away from everything I thought I knew. Tessie-T has never really felt she fitt…

Mini reviews: Activity books

The first in my series of mini reviews are for a variety of activity books. I haven't read much of late so these books have been a godsend for me

Secret Garden: Artist's Edition by Johanna Basford





I actually loved this colouring book. It has a variety of really sweet drawings and I loved that you could take the pages out completely. I doubt very much I'd be framing them because it's not really something I'd be interested in doing but the fact that you could is a really nice idea

DC Super Heroes Origami


I was so excited to receive this book. I started out making wonder woman's tiara which worked out fab but everything else I tried was rubbish. The instructions were unclear and fiddly and pretty much every item ended up being screwed up and flung across the room

Colour me Mindful series by Anastasia Cartis






I really love this series and these little colouring books. The thing I like most is the size. That are smaller than most colouring books and therefore an easi…

Catch up since I've been AWOL for so long

You might have noticed over the past six weeks or so I have been rather absent both on here and on Bookish Brits and twitter. Things have been stupidly busy at work and I've not been in a brilliant place as a result of being completely overwhelmed with work stress which means I really haven't read much at all and not felt like reviewing anything. I've also managed to backlog myself and it has meant I've not wanted to blog anything because it just seems like another mountain I need to climb.

So the next few posts to follow are going to get me caught up with several little reviews of the bits and pieces I've been reading of late and to let you know that between now and the end of the year I might not be about much. If I do read anything I've keep goodreads updated but I'm hoping to give myself a bit of time without much pressure to get everything sorted. As a rule November / December tend to be quieter month for review copies now is a perfect time for me to g…

Railhead Blog Tour: G is for Guardian

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