Night Shift By Debi Gliori

Night Shift By Debi Gliori

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This title will be released on January 12, 2017.

A groundbreaking picture book on depression with stunning illustrations.

With stunning black and white illustration and deceptively simple text, author and illustrator Debi Gliori examines how depression affects one’s whole outlook upon life, and shows that there can be an escape – it may not be easy to find, but it is there. Drawn from Debi’s own experiences and with a moving testimony at the end of the book explaining how depression has affected her and how she continues to cope, Debi hopes that by sharing her own experience she can help others who suffer from depression, and to find that subtle shift that will show the way out.

‘I have used dragons to represent depression. This is partly because of their legendary ability to turn a once fertile realm into a blackened, smoking ruin and partly because popular mythology shows them as monstrous opponents with a tendency to pick fights with smaller creatures. I’m not particularly brave or resourceful, and after so many years battling my beasts, I have to admit to a certain weariness, but I will arm-wrestle dragons for eternity if it means that I can help anyone going through a similar struggle.’

My Thoughts:

I received an advanced reading copy of this book. The cover looks stunning even better in real life. The book is based around the author Debi’s own experiences which to me makes it even more personal. The illustrations inside are exceptional too. I felt I had a real insight into how Debi felt. This book shows people what it is like to have depression, but also to show people that have depression that you can come out the other side and that you are not alone.

Pre-order your copy here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Night-Shift-insight-depression-struggle

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Beware that Girl By Teresa Toten

Beware that Girl By Teresa Toten

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This title will be released on January 12, 2017.

Kate O’Brien has always been known as the scholarship kid, running away from a terrible past and overcoming obstacles, some more sinister than others. She’s determined to make a better life for herself. She deserves it. And at the elite Waverly school, Kate is willing to do whatever it takes to climb the social ladder and land her spot at Yale.

There’s one girl in particular who catches Kate’s eye. Olivia Michelle Sumner, all born blonde and rich and just messed up enough for Kate to latch on to. As for Olivia, she’s a damaged girl, looking to be mended. She finds something promising in Kate. A study buddy. A best friend. A sister she never had. But even a vulnerable girl like Olivia has her own dark past to contend with.

When the handsome and whip-smart Mark Redkin joins the Waverly administration, he manages to woo the whole student body, paying particular attention to Olivia – an affair she very much wants to keep to herself, especially from Kate. And as a man who knows just how to get what he wants, Kate realises that Mark poses a huge threat, in more ways than she is willing to admit.

My Thoughts:

I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of this book. This is a very dark twisted physiological thriller that had me guessing till the very end. There is alot of messed up stuff that happens in this book which I didn’t believe could happen but it does. It is crazy yes but you will want to keep reading on.

Pre-order your copy here:

 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beware-that-Girl-Teresa-Toten

Someone is Watching By Joy Fielding

Someone is Watching By Joy Fielding

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Bailey Carpenter is a smart and savvy private investigator, until a horrific attack leaves her trapped at home in her Miami high-rise apartment, crippled by paranoia.

Everywhere she looks, she sees the face of her attacker.

Including in the apartment directly opposite her.

Where someone is watching.

My Thoughts:

This is the first book I have read by Joy Fielding and it certainly wont be the last. You know when you get a book and start reading and you just know you are going to enjoy it. How Joy writes is very powerful, I felt for Bailey as what she has gone through is unimaginable. How the story evolves I was thinking it was making her go crazy but is there something more sinister about to happen? There are twists and turns and you will never believe the ending. I didn’t want this book to end.

Get your copy here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Someone-Watching-gripping-thriller-psychological

Trouble Makes a Comeback By Stephanie Tromly

Trouble Makes a Comeback By Stephanie Tromly

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After a fall semester of fiascos: getting arrested, then kidnapped, then blown up in an explosion (all thanks to the weird, but brilliant Philip Digby), Zoe Webster is looking forward to a quiet spring. Now that Digby has left town, she’s finally built a regular high school life for herself. She’s dating Miles; she knows girls she considers friends; she’s learning to enjoy being normal and semi-popular.

Which of course is when Digby comes back: He’s got a new lead on his missing sister and he needs Zoe’s help. Suddenly Zoe is tussling with a billionaire archvillain, locking horns with armed goons, and digging into what makes the Digby family tick, even as she tries to navigate the confusing and emotionally fraught world of high school politics and locker-room drama. After all, it’s hard to explain Digby to a boy like Miles, especially when Zoe isn’t sure how she feels about Digby herself – or how he feels about her.

My Thoughts:

I received this book for an honest review. You can read this book as a standalone but to get some of the characters background I would suggest reading the first book Trouble is a friend of mine. I haven’t read it yet but it is definitely on my list to read. Zoe and Digby are friends somehow dysfunctional and irrational works for them I don’t know how but it does. There are a few characters that intrigued me Sloane was one of them. The plot was completely crazy but it worked. I will be looking forward to reading the next book as I was left wanting more from the ending.

Get your copy here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Trouble-Makes-Comeback-Friend-Mine-x/

The Dog with the Golden Eyes By L M Kay

The Dog with the Golden Eyes By L M Kay

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Nicholas James Corrigan is a small boy who doesn’t speak. One day he meets a strange dog and discovers they can understand each other’s thoughts.

Nicholas James was a key witness to a crime when he was little and now The Man Who Did the Very Bad Thing is back and looking for him. Can his faithful new friend protect him? There’s only one way to find out!

My Thoughts:

I was excited to be able to read and review this book. It is a lovely heart warming story which I really loved especially just before Christmas. I loved the way Nicholas and the dog connect, it brought tears to my eyes. Such a wonderful story with lots of emotions.

Get your copy here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dog-Golden-Eyes-L-Kay

The One We Fell in Love With By Paige Toon

The One We Fell in Love With By Paige Toon

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Phoebe is caught between a rock and a hard place. Settle down and get married, or return to the French Alps to pursue her passion?

Eliza is in love with someone who is no longer hers. In fact, he probably never was… And her dream of becoming a successful musician seems to be vanishing before her eyes.

Rose is out of a job and out of a boyfriend. To make matters worse, she’s been forced to move back in with her mother…

But these very different girls have one thing in common. Angus. The one they fell in love with…

My Thoughts:

Paige Toon’s books never fail to engage me. The cover is so pretty like all her book covers are, this was a story about triplets called Rose, Phoebe and Eliza. I haven’t read many books about triplets so that made me excited. There is a mutual love interest between the girls and you can see what is going to happen. Then something tragic happens and you see all the girls lives turned upside down. There is heartbreak, emotion, love and romance and Paige Toon brings it all together in a truly wonderful read.

Get your copy here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-We-Fell-Love

Divergent Trilogy By Veronica Roth Books 1 – 3

Divergent Trilogy By Veronica Roth Books 1 – 3

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Divergent:
In the world of Divergent, society is divided into five factions and all are forced to choose where they belong. The choice Beatrice Prior makes shocks everyone, including herself.

Once decisions are made faction members are forced to undergo extreme initiation tests with devastating consequences. Tris must determine who her friends are – and whether the man who both threatens and protects her is really on her side.

Because Tris has a deadly secret. As growing conflict threatens to unravel their seemingly perfect society, this secret might save those Tris loves… or it might destroy her.

Insurgent:
One choice can transform you – or it can destroy you. Tris Prior’s initiation day should have been marked by celebrations; instead it ended with unspeakable horrors. Now unrest surges in the factions around her as conflict between their ideologies grows.

In times of war sides must be chosen and secrets will emerge. Tris has already paid a terrible price for survival and is wracked by haunting guilt. But radical new discoveries and shifting relationships mean that she must fully embrace her Divergence – even though she stands to lose everything…

Allegiant:
The faction-based society that Tris once believed in is shattered – fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she will find a simple new life, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties and painful memories.

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature – and of herself – while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.

My Thoughts:

After watching the film a while back and loving it, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the books. It took me a while to get my head around everything and everyone but once that was sorted I was loving it. The first couple of chapters are mainly information about the factions but trust me keep on going. I definitely enjoyed Divergent to the other two books.

Insurgent for me was a little bit irritating as it seemed to be all about self sacrifice, lover’s quarrels and a lot of backstabbing, kind of put me of it a bit.

Allegiant was a bit of a let down too as the ending wasn’t as good as I hoped for. Divergent was definitely my favourite of the books.

Get your copies here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Divergent-Trilogy-boxed-Set-books