Something different…

So I have had this blog for almost a year now and I appreciate the support on it from you guys a lot. However as of lately I have found myself coming up against what I’m going to call ‘Reviewer’s Block’, now don’t get me wrong, I’m still reading and enjoying new books, that’s not going to go away. But I have found myself uninspired to write reviews, I feel like I am just regurgitating the same words for every review unless it’s a Rant Review but if I want more of them I have to purposely spend my time looking for and reading bad books and no one wants that. So I have fell into a bit of a hole and I’m not sure how to dig myself out of it. I am unsure whether I want to branch out and write about other things or not and even if I did, I don’t know what I’d write about. In my life I have been trying to branch out more including starting my own novel and also attempting to learn the piano. I’ve been working on bettering myself as a person for example working on my own self confidence and mental health which no one should neglect. Aside from the productive stuff I have also been spending most of my time watching Netflix’s Queer Eye, it’s become a guility pleasure of mine, watching how someone can be transformed into a better version of themselves from clothes and the home to eating habits and grooming techniques, (it’s self care not vanity).

I think I have rambled enough about what is going on in my life at the moment, drop me a comment and let me know your thoughts or any advice as to what I should do with my blog. Books only or branch out, and to what?

Anyway, thank you for reading,
Kirsty

What The Hell Did I Just Read by David Wong

★★★★

Pages: 437   Published: 2017 by Titan Books   Genre: Humor

Blurb:

“It’s the story ‘They’ don’t want you to read. Though, to be fair, ‘They’ are probably right about this one. No, don’t put the book back on the shelf – it is now your duty to purchase it to prevent others from reading it. Yes, it works with ebooks, too; I don’t have time to explain how. While investigating a fairly straightforward case of a shape-shifting interdimensional child predator, Dave, John and Amy realized there might actually be something weird going on. Together they navigate a diabolically convoluted maze of illusions, lies, and their own incompetence in an attempt to uncover a terrible truth that they – like you – would be better off not knowing. Your first impulse will be to think that a story this gruesome – and, to be frank, stupid – cannot possibly be true. That is precisely the reaction ‘They’ are hoping for.”

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There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

★★

Pages: 287   Published: 2017 by Macmillan   Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Thriller

Blurb:

“Makani Young thought she’d left her dark past behind her in Hawaii, settling in with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska. She’s found new friends and even started to fall for mysterious outsider Ollie Larsson. But her past isn’t far behind. Then, one by one, the students of Osborne High begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasingly grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and her feelings for Ollie intensify, Makani is forced to confront her own dark secrets”

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A Bargin In Silver (Solis Invicti 1) by Josie Jaffrey

★★★★

Pages: 356   Published: 2015   Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Dystopian

Blurb:

“A deadly infection threatens to wipe out humanity. The only people who can stem its advances are the Silver, a vampiric race who offer a simple exchange: protection in return for blood and subservience. It’s not a deal that Emmy’s willing to make, but as her world burns around her she finds herself in the arms of the enemy and the line between oppressor and saviour begins to blur. After an attack by the infected, Emmy is rescued by the handsome Drew who introduces her to the world of the Silver. Desperate to escape subjugation and confused by her attraction to him, she gathers what remains of her surrogate family and plans to make a break for freedom. But despite her efforts to resist, she is draw further into the intrigues of the mysterious Silver through the agency of their ruler, the Primus: Solomon. Emmy refuses to submit to the cold and detached Primus and an attempt on her life makes it clear that he is unable to protect her from the political machinations of his race. As the connection between them deepens she must choose between her desire and her will to rebel, but can she trust his intentions when everyone is after her blood?” Continue reading “A Bargin In Silver (Solis Invicti 1) by Josie Jaffrey”

Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven

★★

Pages: 388   Published: 2016 by Penguin Books   Genre: Young Adult

Blurb:

“Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, but no one’s ever looked past her weight to see who she really is. Since her mum’s death, Libby’s been hiding, but now she’s ready for high school. Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin too – sexy, aloof and too cool for school. But Jack’s swaggering confidence is hiding a secret he must keep at all costs. The Jack meets Libby. And their worlds change. Because sometimes when you meet someone, the whole universe just comes into focus.” Continue reading “Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven”

A Better Ten Commandments by James Miller

★★★★★

Pages: 110   Published: 2017   Genre: Non-fiction

Blurb:

“A Better Ten Commandments is a compilation of humanities most timeless wisdom and illuminates a path to meaning and purpose in life that takes nothing on faith. It’s about who we are, what we want, and what truly matters in life … the only life you can count on.”

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Dead Simple by Peter James

★★★★★

Pages: 457   Published: 2005 by Macmillan   Genre: Crime

Blurb:

“It was meant to be a harmless stag night prank. A few hours later Michael Harrison has disappeared and four of his friends are dead. With only three days to the wedding, Detective Superintendant Roy Grace – a man haunted by the shadow of his own missing wife – is contacted by Michael’s beautiful, distraught fiancée, Ashley Harper. Grace discovers that the one man who ought to know Michael Harrison’s whereabouts is saying nothing. But then he has a lot more to gain than anyone realises, for one man’s disaster is another man’s fortune…” Continue reading “Dead Simple by Peter James”