ARC: The Trust

Title: The Trust Author: Ronald H. Balson Publisher: St Martin's Press Publication Date: 19th September 2017 Synopsis: When Liam reluctantly returns to Northern Ireland he learns that not only was his uncle shot to death, but he’d anticipated his own murder. In an astonishing last will and testament, Uncle Fergus has left his entire estate to a [...]

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Poetry Corner: Plath and Kaur

First of all, I would just like to say that I am not the biggest fan of poetry. I feel that I have to work hard to discover the meaning and inspiration behind each piece and, quite simply, I am just too lazy. However, as I gracefully approach 30, I felt I should dip my [...]

Subscription: Illumicrate Box, August Edition

It is crazy how quickly time flies; the summer is nearly over and another Illumicrate is here which means a whole 3 months has passed! I can't believe how fast 2017 is going, before we know it the dreaded C word will be upon us. Anyway, here we have the August edition of the Illumicrate [...]

Man Booker Prize Contenders: Exit West

Title: Exit West Author: Moshin Hamid Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Publication Date: March 2017 Synopsis: In a city swollen by refugees but still mostly at peace, or at least not yet openly at war, Saeed and Nadia share a cup of coffee, and their story begins. It will be a love story but also a story about war [...]

Down the TBR Rabbit Hole #1

After reading the lovely Aria's blog post at http://bluelilyandblue.com, I thought I should take a look at my Goodreads TBR list. I am guilty of simply throwing books on to the pile and never getting around to reading them so I thought a little sort through my TBR list might do the world of good and [...]

Man Booker Prize Contenders: Lincoln in the Bardo

Title: Lincoln in the Bardo Author: George Saunders Publisher: Bloomsbury Publication Date: March 2017 (This Edition) Synopsis: February 1862. The American Civil War rages while President Lincoln’s beloved eleven-year-old son lies gravely ill. In a matter of days, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns to the [...]

Book Review: Final Girls

Title: Final Girls Author: Riley Sager Publisher: Ebury Press Publication Date: July 2017  Synopsis: Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to—a group of similar survivors [...]