Book Review: The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton

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Synopsis: Juliette loves Nate. She will follow him anywhere. She’s even become a flight attendant for his airline, so she can keep a closer eye on him.

They are meant to be.

The fact that Nate broke up with her six months ago means nothing. Because Juliette has a plan to win him back. She is the perfect girlfriend. And she’ll make sure no one stops her from getting exactly what she wants.

True love hurts, but Juliette knows it’s worth all the pain…


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Book Review: The Key by Kathryn Hughes

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Synopsis: 1956: It’s Ellen Crosby’s first day at work as a student nurse at Ambergate County Lunatic Asylum. When she meets a young girl committed by her father, and a pioneering physician keen to try out the various ‘cures’ available for mental illness, little does Ellen know that a choice she will make is to change all their lives for ever…

2006: Sarah is drawn to the abandoned Ambergate Asylum and whilst exploring the old corridors she discovers a suitcase in an attic belonging to a female patient who was admitted to the asylum fifty years earlier. The shocking contents of the suitcase lead Sarah to unravel a forgotten story of tragedy, lost love and an old wrong that only Sarah may have the power to put right.

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Book Tag: The Rapid Fire Book Tag

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I’ve just started a new full-time job, complete with a commute and everything! It’s great – the job is great and what I want. I’m just having to make a few adjustments to blogging. It mainly means there will be more book reviews and less film ones because I’m suddenly reading a lot more and not able to watch four episodes in an evening!

But that’s all good and exciting. I’ll balance myself off. It also means that I’m a bit behind where I want to be and everything is a frantic rush. When I saw this tag, I knew it would be the perfect filler to keep me going!

I discovered this one on Book Magpie here, so I strongly suggest you go and check out their awesome blog!

On with the tag!

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Book Review: Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking

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Synopsis: Malin is a Valkyrie-in-training. It’s her responsibility to slay immortals, returning them to the afterlife to maintain balance in the world. She also struggles to maintain balance in her own life – between her studies, her duties as a Valkyrie and her conflicting feelings for her ex-girlfriend.

But when a beguiling stranger breaks into her home on a quest for vengeance, Malin’s carefully balanced life falls apart. Asher is hunting the rogue immortal who murdered his mother, and he thinks Malin may have information. Her loyalties are tested, as she uncovers a betrayal that unravels everything she thought she knew. And she must decide if helping the mysterious Asher enact his revenge is worth the risk – to the world, and to her heart.

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Television Review: The Flash, Series 3

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Synopsis: After seeing his father murdered by Zoom, Barry travels back in time to the night of his mother’s murder. Despite enjoying a few months, happy, in the newly created time-line, “Flashpoint”, Barry knows it cannot last.

But upon his return to the present day, he realises things aren’t as he left them. Cisco hates him. Caitlin has powers that threaten to consume her. Iris and Joe aren’t speaking. And there is a new person at CCPD who doesn’t want Barry around.

The biggest threat, however, is a Speedster God, who with the power to destroy Barry’s future for good.

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Novel Progress: February

It’s always the way that just when you start getting into a routine, your situation changes and you need to figure out a new one.

That’s my novel progress at the moment. I was finally getting into the habit of working on it every day. Then I went from working part-time locally to full-time with a commute, and suddenly those novel sessions aren’t as easy to fit in.

When you’re loving working on something though, fitting the time in won’t be too challenging. Maybe this will be my weekend plans?

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Book Review: Scribes by James Wolanyk

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Synopsis: Pawns in an endless war, scribes are feared and worshipped, valued and exploited, prized and hunted. But there is only one whose powers can determine the fate of the world . . . 

Born into the ruins of Rzolka’s brutal civil unrest, Anna has never known peace. Here, in her remote village—a wasteland smoldering in the shadows of outlying foreign armies—being imbued with the magic of the scribes has made her future all the more uncertain.

Through intricate carvings of the flesh, scribes can grant temporary invulnerability against enemies to those seeking protection. In an embattled world where child scribes are sold and traded to corrupt leaders, Anna is invaluable. Her scars never fade. The immunity she grants lasts forever.

Taken to a desert metropolis, Anna is promised a life of reverence, wealth, and fame—in exchange for her gifts. She believes she is helping to restore her homeland, creating gods and kings for an immortal army—until she witnesses the hordes slaughtering without reproach, sacking cities, and threatening everything she holds dear. Now, with the help of an enigmatic assassin, Anna must reclaim the power of her scars—before she becomes the unwitting architect of an apocalyptic war.

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