What do you get if you combine a less futuristic version of Ready Player One with a romantic comedy? Well, the answer is you get something similar to Playing for Love by Jeevani Charika.
As some of you may know by the now, as well as being a complete book worm I am also a big gamer. So when I saw this book on Netgalley I had to give it a read. Thanks to Netgalley and Hq Digital for gifting me a copy in exchange for an honest review.
These last few months I have dlipped behind a bit with my reviews so I thought I would try and have a more productive month of reviews starting with this one, which I did a buddy read of with a good friend of mine from Bookstagram.
This is the first book I have read which has been set during the 2020 lockdowns and the whole premise of it, including the fact it was set in Ireland peaked my interest.
No one knew they’d moved in together. Now one of them is dead. Could this be the perfect murder?
56 DAYS AGO Ciara and Oliver meet in a supermarket queue in Dublin the same week Covid-19 reaches Irish shores.
35 DAYS AGO When lockdown threatens to keep them apart, Oliver suggests that Ciara move in with him. She sees a unique opportunity for a new relationship to flourish without the pressure of scrutiny of family and friends. He sees it as an opportunity to hide who – and what – he really is.
Detectives arrive at Oliver’s apartment to discover a decomposing body inside.
Will they be able to determine what really happened, or has lockdown provided someone with the opportunity to commit the perfect crime?
Today I am honoured to take part in Angie Delazie’s book tour for her latest novel, the 2nd in the series, Elladur, the Elder’s Legacy. I was gifted both this and the first book in exchange for an honest review which gave me the chance to read this one straight after The Awakening which I previously reviewed on here.
It is a time of rising evil and reluctant heroes. A time of grit and fear. A time to rise above what life has given and discover the hidden power resting in us all.
Liya’s life has become a whirlwind of unanswered questions. Her success in closing the gates should have been the end of her ordeal, but it was only the beginning. Forced into a world she struggles to understand, Liya must adapt if she has any hope of survival. Terrible threats loom on the horizon, lurking in the corners ever out of reach. An ancient evil has awakened and seeks the total domination of the entire world.
I was gifted a copy of this by Love Book Tours and Angie Delazie in advance of the book tour for the second book, elladur the Elder’s Legacy which is coming to lizzieslittlebooknook.co.uk on 7th March.
I love a good fantasy novel and this one really caught my eye. So let’s start off with a bit of a….
Magic – a legacy of the ancient era, created by genetic manipulation. For as long as Liya can remember, her magic has been a curse. Something to hide, something to despise. As king’s spy, she ventures out to uncover more about the political marriage of the hostile kingdom. Her nerves intensify when she realizes that her former lover, Haydn, is to be the future king of Dar’Angaar. With a war between the kingdom hanging in the balance, she and her best friend Ewan discover an ancient scroll from the long-lost kingdom of Elladur. It reveals a mysterious portal to another world, where eternal darkness and a king await his revenge.
Yet, at such a risk, who would do such a thing? The answer might be closer than she realizes.
It’s time for another book tour, yes two in one day, or two for the price of one you lucky people 😉 This time we go from thriller to contemporary rom com in the shape of Nothing’s as it seems by Holly Brandon. This is the 2nd book in the Life in the Chastity zone series and although I haven’t read the first one I don’t feel like I missed out too much as I was still able to read it as a standalone and keep up with what was going on.
Chastity Morgan is a woman in her 30s who is looking for a man, someone she can settle down with and also lose her virginity too. However, the star of the show is her family which is made up of a crazy mix of personalities from the bubbly, loving cousin, Roxie to the pushy grandma who is determined to see her granddaughter paired up with a man sooner rather than later.
I am proud to be one of the hosts for the book tour of Deborah Stone’s New book, Me and My Shadow. Thanks to Love Book Tours and Deborah Stone for gifting me a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.
When the line between truth and lies blurs…
Imagine being flooded with shame, unworthiness, and paranoia. Each day you wake up to a life that feels just beyond the reach of your control. No matter how many attempts you make to move forward, you are met repeatedly with betrayal and rejection from your family – the very people who are supposed to love you the most. This is the reality for Rachel. Since childhood, all she has ever desired is to be loved, to be seen, to be accepted, yet she faces one disappointment after another.
So, what happens when someone is pushed too far and they begin to lose their grip on reality? How would you cope if you felt that no one loved you? And how far would you go to be happy? Accompany Rachel as she tries to shake off the shadows of her past and attempts to repair decades worth of pain.
I have always said that the one genre I haven’t read enough of which I want to explore more is historical fiction. So, naturally I jumped at the chance of taking part in T.L Mogford’s book tour for her first historical fiction novel, The Plant Hunter.
1867. When plant hunter Harry Compton receives a rare specimen and a map, he sets out to find fame and fortune. But where there is wealth there is corruption, and soon Harry is fleeing England, sailing up the Yangtze alongside a young widow – both in pursuit of the plant that could change their futures.
Thanks to Hodder books for gifting me this wonderful copy in exchange for an honest review.
I read the Blurb for this book and it instantly struck me as an intriguing, thrilling read and I couldn’t wait to dive in and let me tell you, it will pull you under, take your breath away and expose you to the deepest depths of the human psyche.
Today I have the pleasure of revealing the cover of Heidi Visser’s new novel, The Community. It sounds like a great dystopian read so check out the blurb below:
How much control is too much?
It’s the question Nora must ask herself after illegally becoming pregnant. It’s not as if she planned it. In fact, the very opposite – she received drugs to prevent it, just like every other baby in the Community. Extra children equal extra food rations, an impossibility for a society that controls every last resource.
She is on the cusp of having it all: perfect job, perfect fiancé, perfect wedding vaulting her from a Level Four to the uber-wealthy Level Six. Now this baby, and her rebellion against Community rules, is ruining everything. But it’s not just her life unraveling; it’s deeply hidden secrets that Nora’s escape threatens to reveal. She, along with the rest of the Community, must confront their past if there’s any hope of survival.