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Stacking The Shelves

Welcome to my Stacking The Shelves post, hosted by Reading Reality! As I have been on holiday the stacking of my shelves has been low, however I got accepted onto a Blog Tour for the end of September and I bought a book whilst away:

Blog Tour Book:

The Witches Of Moonshyne Manor by Bianca Marais (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

A coven of modern-day witches. A magical heist-gone-wrong. A looming threat.

Five octogenarian witches gather as an angry mob threatens to demolish Moonshyne Manor. All eyes turn to the witch in charge, Queenie, who confesses they’ve fallen far behind on their mortgage payments. Still, there’s hope, since the imminent return of Ruby—one of the sisterhood who’s been gone for thirty-three years—will surely be their salvation.

But the mob is only the start of their troubles. One man is hellbent on avenging his family for the theft of a legacy he claims was rightfully his. In an act of desperation, Queenie makes a bargain with an evil far more powerful than anything they’ve ever faced. Then things take a turn for the worse when Ruby’s homecoming reveals a seemingly insurmountable obstacle instead of the solution to all their problems.

The witches are determined to save their home and themselves, but their aging powers are no match for increasingly malicious threats. Thankfully, they get a bit of help from Persephone, a feisty TikToker eager to smash the patriarchy. As the deadline to save the manor approaches, fractures among the sisterhood are revealed, and long-held secrets are exposed, culminating in a fiery confrontation with their enemies.

Funny, tender and uplifting, the novel explores the formidable power that can be discovered in aging, found family and unlikely friendships. Marais’ clever prose offers as much laughter as insight, delving deeply into feminism, identity and power dynamics while stirring up intrigue and drama through secrets, lies and sex. Heartbreaking and heart-mending, it will make you grateful for the amazing women in your life.”

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 30 September. Keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

Book I bought from a Welsh Book shop:

Just William by Richmal Crompton (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“In Just William the Outlaws plan a day of non-stop adventure. The only problem is that William is meant to be babysitting. But William won’t let that stop him having fun with his gang—he’ll just bring the baby along! There is only one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, loveable imp of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his hundreds of thousands of admirers since 1922. This delightful children’s classic features original inside illustrations by Thomas Henry, and with a ribbon marker and a specially commissioned foreword by Roddy Doyle, it will bring the antics of the mischievous William Brown to a new generation of children.”

I saw this in a bookshop in Wales and thought that it was a bit of fun that I can share with my son.

What have you been stacking your shelves with this week?

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Stacking The Shelves/Library Loot

Welcome to my Stacking The Shelves/Library Loot post, hosted by Reading Reality (Stacking the Shelves) and The Captive Reader and Real Life Reading (Library Loot).

A quiet week this week with only a couple of books for me; a Blog Tour book and a library book:

Blog Tour Book:

Quarter to Midnight by Karen Rose

Book Description:

“Quarter to Midnight is the first thrilling novel in a brand new series by Sunday Times bestselling author Karen Rose, set in New Orleans.

Rocky Hebert walks into his death at quarter to midnight one New Orleans night.

His son Gabe cannot accept the official verdict of suicide and enlists the help of the Burke Broussard Private Investigation Agency to discover the real cause of death.

PI Molly Sutton knows what it’s like to lose a father in tragic circumstances and will go to any lengths to crack the investigation, as she tries to fight off her growing feelings for Gabe.

They soon realise Rocky was working on an investigation of his own; one that threatened to expose the deep corruption going all the way to the top of the police department. And that the key to the puzzle lies with a young witness to a murder that happened years earlier: Xavier Morrow.

Just what did Rocky know? And who might have shut him up?

As they get closer and closer to the truth, they realise that the killer is not going to stop at Rocky. And that Xavier is in very real danger. Someone will go to any lengths to protect what he witnessed that night coming out…”

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 23 August so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Goodreads, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Library Book:

The Christmas Murder Game by Alexandra Benedict (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Follow the clues. Find the fortune. Solve the Mystery. This Christmas is to die for. Let the game begin…

‘Endgame has kept our secrets for half a century, now it’s time for it, and its secrets, to have a new owner.’

When Lily returns home to her aunt’s manor house, she discovers that in order to inherit, she and her estranged cousins must stay together over the Christmas week and take part in a family tradition: the annual treasure hunt.

But as they are drawn deeper into the game, the clues seem to point not to the deeds to the manor house, but to the key to a twenty-year-old mystery: what really happened to Lily’s mother?

As a snowstorm cuts them off from the village, it becomes apparent that the game has turned deadly and that Lily is fighting for more than just an inheritance: she is now fighting for her life. Does she have what it takes to survive?

12 clues, 12 keys and 12 days of Christmas for the heirs of Endgame House to find their inheritance, but how many will die before Twelfth Night?”

I chose this book to read for Christmas in July. I haven’t started it yet, so I probably won’t get it read before 25 July, but I am still hoping to read it in the month of July!

What have you been stacking your shelves with this week?

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Stacking The Shelves/Library Loot

Welcome to my Stacking The Shelves/Library Loot post, hosted by Reading Reality (Stacking the Shelves) and The Captive Reader and Real Life Reading (Library Loot).

This week I have had a couple of Blog Tour books turn up as well as getting a few books from the library! I have slowed down on Blog Tours so that I can try and catch up on my own books. We shall see how long that lasts!

Blog Tour Books

Double or Nothing by Kim Sherwood (click for link to Goodreads)

“The start of a brand new trilogy following MI6’s agents with a licence to kill, that blows the world of James Bond wide open!
James Bond is missing…
007 has been captured, perhaps even killed, by a sinister private military company. His whereabouts are unknown.

Meet the new generation of spies…
Johanna Harwood, 003. Joseph Dryden, 004. Sid Bashir, 009. Together, they represent the very best and brightest of MI6. Skilled, determined and with a licence to kill, they will do anything to protect their country.

The fate of the world rests in their hands…
Tech billionaire Sir Bertram Paradise claims he can reverse the climate crisis and save the planet. But can he really? The new spies must uncover the truth, because the future of humanity hangs in the balance.

Time is running out.”

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 2 September so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

The Weekend Before The Wedding by Tracy Bloom (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Mamma Mia meets Bridesmaids in a laugh-out-loud, life affirming comedy

One weekend, one bride-to-be, what could possibly go wrong…

All Shelley wanted on her hen weekend was to enjoy three days of sun, sea and sangria. But instead of being surrounded by the A-team of her closest friends, she somehow ends up with a Golden Girls-meets-the-Spice Girls B-list that includes her mother, a rebellious teenager, and a best mate ‘on the verge’.

The squabbling starts at the airport, and on arrival in Spain, Shelley barely has time to unpack her suitcase before getting an unwanted text ̶ one that throws her wedding into doubt.

Shelley has got a BIG decision to make, but her unruly medley of nearest and dearest seem determined to confuse matters with their own problems.

Have they got what it takes to get her through the most important weekend of her life?”

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 15 August so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

My Library Books

From the Libby App

The Little Paris Patisserie by Julie Caplin (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“In a cosy corner of Paris, a delicious little patisserie is just waiting to be discovered. And romance might just be on the menu…

As the youngest of four, Nina Hadley has always had her big brothers telling her what to do. So, when she’s given the chance to move to Paris and help run a patisserie course, she can’t say au revoir quick enough!

There’s just one problem: high-flying chef Sebastian Finlay is the owner of the patisserie. He’s also her brother Nick’s best friend – and the man she has secretly been in love with since forever.

Amongst the mouth-wateringly delicious eclairs and delicate macaroons, Nina’s culinary creations aren’t the only tempting thing she’s working with…”

I chose this book to read for Paris In July. I have wanted to read more of Julie Caplin since enjoying The Little Cafe in Copenhagen so this was an excellent excuse!

Physical Book

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa De La Cruz

Book Description From Goodreads:

Darcy Fitzwilliam simply doesn’t have time to fall in love. But this Christmas, a kiss under the mistletoe will change everything…

As partner at a major New York hedge fund, Darcy’s only serious relationship is with her work cellphone. The truth is, she’s too busy being successful and making money to have time for Christmas… let alone to allow romance into her life.

But this year Darcy is coming home to Pemberley, Ohio, for the holidays. There, she runs into her old neighbour and high-school foe Luke Bennet – the oldest of five wayward brothers. When Darcy’s enmity with Luke is re-opened, along with a hefty dollop of sexual chemistry… well, sparks are sure to fly. Can Darcy fall in love – or will her pride, and Luke’s prejudice against big-city girls, stand in their way?”

I chose this to read for Christmas in July. I love an Austen retelling so was quite excited to find this!

My Son’s Library Book

Chicken Little: The Real and Totally True Tale by Sam Wedelich (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

Who are you calling little?
“Whimsy reigns in Wedelich’s debut picture book… A spry readaloud that will entertain adults and listeners in equal measure.” — Publishers Weekly

Chicken Little is NOT afraid of anything. Well, okay, maybe a mysterious BONK to the head can produce panic. But only momentarily. It’s not as though she meant to send the barnyard into a tailspin, thinking that the sky was falling. How ridiculous! But can she calm her feathered friends with facts and reason?

A timeless favorite becomes a clever cautionary tale in this FUNNY, fresh, and timely picture book debut by cartoonist, Sam Wedelich!”

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Toddler Edition – Stacking The Shelves/Library Loot

Welcome to my Stacking The Shelves/Library Loot post, hosted by Reading Reality (Stacking the Shelves) and The Captive Reader and Real Life Reading (Library Loot).

This week has been a quiet week with only my son stacking his shelves with library books!

Hugless Douglas Goes to Little School by David Melling (click for link to Goodreads)

Hugless Douglas and the Great Cake Bake by David Melling (click for link to Goodreads)

Love You Hoo by Rachel Bright (click for link to Goodreads)

Hey Duggee: The Space Badge (click for link to Goodreads)

All You Need to Know Before You Start School by Felicity Brooks, Marina Aizen (Illustrator) (click for link to Goodreads)

What have you been stacking your shelves with this week?

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Stacking The Shelves/Library Loot

Welcome to my Stacking The Shelves/Library Loot post, hosted by Reading Reality (Stacking the Shelves) and The Captive Reader and Real Life Reading (Library Loot).

I have had quite a bit of activity on my shelves this week with a Blog Tour sign up, 2 free Kindle books and my son’s library book haul!

Blog Tour Sign Up

Daisy and the Dazzling Dachshunds by Janey Clarke

Book Description From Random Things Tours:

“The discovery of a murdered woman with a rescued dog and her puppies on Bodmin Moor, hurtles Daisy, a shy retired librarian and her oddball friends, into another dangerous, yet comical escapade.

Daisy is on a mission to find the murdered woman’s killer, linking events to the puppy farm, and is suddenly thrust into a world of explosions, shootings and kidnappings!

Furthermore, family secrets come to light and Daisy discovers an unexpected revelation that will change her life forever.

This newfound knowledge is difficult for Daisy to cope with and somewhat hinders the situation that befalls herself and her friends. And if that isn’t enough, the return of her ex-husband poses even more problems.

Daisy enlists the help of Cleo her cat, and Flora her puppy, both rescue animals, in her search for the puppy farm. However, the question remains, even with all the help she has, can Daisy manage to outwit the villains and save herself and the puppies from harm?”

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 26 July so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Goodreads, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Free Kindle Books (free when I got them on 29 June 2022)

A Ghostly Gift by Angie Fox (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“From New York Times best-selling author Angie Fox – a fabulously fun short story in the new Southern Ghost Hunter Mystery series.

Verity Long doesn’t want to see ghosts, and she’d rather not let anyone know her little secret, either. But when a restless spirit stirs up trouble in her friend’s resale shop, Verity and her very new, very dead gangster friend team up to learn what is really happening. They discover an age-old secret and must learn the truth behind a mysterious disappearance… before it’s too late.”

I got this ready for my July Genre Goals! The cover drew me in and together with the blurb I decided to get it!

Murder at the Manor by Catherine Coles (click for links to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

Downton Abbey crossed with Murder, She Wrote…set in a Yorkshire village!

Evelyn Christie has resigned herself to another long, boring weekend at Hessleham Hall, the home of her husband, Tommy’s, family. However, it turns out to be anything but dull when his uncle, the Earl of Northmoor, is shockingly murdered!

Evelyn must use all of her sleuthing knowledge, gained whilst she was a member of the Police force during the war, to find out who the murderer is before the bungling local police force decide the Earl was bumped off so Tommy could inherit his title.

If you enjoy the glamour of bygone eras like 1920s Downton Abbey and gentle, cozy mysteries set in the English countryside then you will love this new series.

Again, another one that I downloaded that fit this month’s Genre Goals!

My Son’s Library Book Haul

The Hueys in… It Wasn’t Me by Oliver Jeffers (click for link to Goodreads)

I Love My Teacher by Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd (click for link to Goodreads)

Dreamy Me (The Me Me Me’s) by Annabelle Neilson (click for link to Goodreads)

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Stacking The Shelves

Welcome to my Stacking The Shelves post, hosted by Reading Reality!

A Library based stacking this week:

My book:

Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wife Upstairs comes a deliciously wicked gothic suspense, set on an isolated Pacific island with a dark history, for fans of Lucy Foley and Ruth Ware.

When Lux McAllister and her boyfriend, Nico, are hired to sail two women to a remote island in the South Pacific, it seems like the opportunity of a lifetime. Stuck in a dead-end job in Hawaii, and longing to travel the world after a family tragedy, Lux is eager to climb on board The Susannah and set out on an adventure. She’s also quick to bond with their passengers, college best friends Brittany and Amma. The two women say they want to travel off the beaten path. But like Lux, they may have other reasons to be seeking an escape.

Shimmering on the horizon after days at sea, Meroe Island is every bit the paradise the foursome expects, despite a mysterious history of shipwrecks, cannibalism, and even rumors of murder. But what they don’t expect is to discover another boat already anchored off Meroe’s sandy beaches. The owners of the Azure Sky, Jake and Eliza, are a true golden couple: gorgeous, laidback, and if their sleek catamaran and well-stocked bar are any indication, rich. Now a party of six, the new friends settle in to experience life on an exotic island, and the serenity of being completely off the grid. Lux hasn’t felt like she truly belonged anywhere in years, yet here on Meroe, with these fellow free spirits, she finally has a sense of peace.

But with the arrival of a skeevy stranger sailing alone in pursuit of a darker kind of good time, the balance of the group is disrupted. Soon, cracks begin to emerge: it seems that Brittany and Amma haven’t been completely honest with Lux about their pasts––and perhaps not even with each other. And though Jake and Eliza seem like the perfect pair, the rocky history of their relationship begins to resurface, and their reasons for sailing to Meroe might not be as innocent as they first appeared.

When it becomes clear that the group is even more cut off from civilization than they initially thought, it starts to feel like the island itself is closing in on them. And when one person goes missing, and another turns up dead, Lux begins to wonder if any of them are going to make it off the island alive.”

My toddler’s books:

Peppa Loves Yoga (click for link to Goodreads)

Peppa the Easter Bunny (click for link to Goodreads)

What’s The Opposite by Oliver Jeffers (click for link to Goodreads)

We do not allow our son to watch Peppa Pig and so every time he sees a Peppa Pig book in the library he has to get it!

What have you been stacking your shelves with this week?

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Stacking The Shelves

Welcome to my Stacking The Shelves post, hosted by Reading Reality!

I haven’t signed up to any new Blog Tours this week and no books have arrived for my other Blog Tours so it is a library book post this week!

My Library Books:

The Book Of Cold Cases by Simone St James (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description from Goodreads:

“In 1977, Claire Lake, Oregon, was shaken by the Lady Killer Murders: Two men, seemingly randomly, were murdered with the same gun, with strange notes left behind. Beth Greer was the perfect suspect–a rich, eccentric twenty-three-year-old woman, seen fleeing one of the crimes. But she was acquitted, and she retreated to the isolation of her mansion.

Oregon, 2017Shea Collins is a receptionist, but by night, she runs a true crime website, the Book of Cold Cases–a passion fueled by the attempted abduction she escaped as a child. When she meets Beth by chance, Shea asks her for an interview. To Shea’s surprise, Beth says yes.

They meet regularly at Beth’s mansion, though Shea is never comfortable there. Items move when she’s not looking, and she could swear she’s seen a girl outside the window. The allure of learning the truth about the case from the smart, charming Beth is too much to resist, but even as they grow closer, Shea senses something isn’t right. Is she making friends with a manipulative murderer, or are there other dangers lurking in the darkness of the Greer house?

A true crime blogger gets more than she bargained for while interviewing the woman acquitted of two cold case slayings in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Down Motel.

You Had Me At Halloumi by Ginger Jones (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Freya Butterly has always dreamed of being a Head Chef but despite running every service at the Mediterranean restaurant, she still doesn’t get the recognition she deserves. Craving adventure and a real taste of the Mediterranean, Freya takes matters into her own hands, ditching both her job and unsupportive boyfriend, she packs her bags for sunny Cyprus in pursuit of the prestigious Golden Spoon culinary award.

As one of the seven competitors, Freya is determined to clinch the trophy and rediscover her passion for food, but what she doesn’t expect to discover is Xanthos. As gorgeous as he is charming – he’s quite the dish. Freya is instantly attracted to him, but this trip was about Cypriot cuisine, not cypriot sausage (ahem, romance) and she knows she must not let Xanthos distract her from the competition.

But if she walks away, will Freya spend the rest of her life wondering What If?

My Son’s Library Books:

The Hundred and One Dalmations by Dodie Smith

The Adventures of Paddington My First Letters Book A B C

How To Hide A Lion At School by Helen Stephens (click for link to Goodreads)

Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen (click for link to Goodreads)

What have you been stacking your shelves with this week?

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Stacking The Shelves

Welcome to my Stacking The Shelves post, hosted by Reading Reality!

This week has been a week of my Blog Tour Books arriving and borrowing library books (physical and electronic).

Blog Tour Books That Arrived:

Fish Swimming in Dappled Sunlight by Riku Onda, translated by Alison Watts (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Set in a Tokyo flat over the course of one night, Aki and Hiro spend one last night together before going their separate ways. Each believes the other to be a murderer and is determined to extract a confession before the night is over. Who has been killed and why? Which one is the killer? In an intense battle of wills over the course of a night, the true nature of the pair’s relationship and the chain of events leading up to this night are gradually revealed in this gripping psychological thriller that keeps the reader in suspense to the very end.

The thriller–buried in a literary whodunit–explores the mysteries of romantic love, memory and attaining self-knowledge. Like the best Japanese crime writing, it is an unflinching foray into the darker recesses of the soul, quietly suspenseful and elegantly constructed.”

Retreat To The Spanish Sun by Jo Thomas (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Eliza has a full house! When her three children grew up and moved out, she downsized to a smaller property… but now they’re all back. Every room in the house is taken and Eliza finds herself sharing her bed with her eldest daughter and her daughter’s pug. Combined with the online course she’s trying to finish, plus her job to fit in, there just isn’t the peace and quiet that Eliza needs.

So when an ad pops up on her laptop saying ‘house-sitters wanted’, Eliza can’t resist the chance to escape. She ends up moving to a rural finca in southern Spain, looking after the owner’s Iberico pigs, learning about secret gastronomic societies… and finding a new zest for life and love along the way.”

Electronic Library Book

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“From one of Britain’s most celebrated writers of color, Girl, Woman, Other is a magnificent portrayal of the intersections of identity and a moving and hopeful story of an interconnected group of Black British women that paints a vivid portrait of the state of post-Brexit Britain, as well as looking back to the legacy of Britain’s colonial history in Africa and the Caribbean.

The twelve central characters of this multi-voiced novel lead vastly different lives: Amma is a newly acclaimed playwright whose work often explores her Black lesbian identity; her old friend Shirley is a teacher, jaded after decades of work in London’s funding-deprived schools; Carole, one of Shirley’s former students, is a successful investment banker; Carole’s mother Bummi works as a cleaner and worries about her daughter’s lack of rootedness despite her obvious achievements. From a nonbinary social media influencer to a 93-year-old woman living on a farm in Northern England, these unforgettable characters also intersect in shared aspects of their identities, from age to race to sexuality to class.

Sparklingly witty and filled with emotion, centering voices we often see othered, and written in an innovative fast-moving form that borrows technique from poetry, Girl, Woman, Other is a polyphonic and richly textured social novel that shows a side of Britain we rarely see, one that reminds us of all that connects us to our neighbors, even in times when we are encouraged to be split apart.”

Physical Library Books

Little Elizabeth by Valerie Wilding and Pauline Reeves (click for link to my review)

Book Description From Goodreads:

The incredible true story of a young and brilliant Princess who grew up to become our Queen.

Once, a very long time ago, there was a little Princess called Elizabeth who loved to play and have fun with her horses, dogs and little sister, Margaret. But when she was ten years old, her life changed forever.

From growing up during the Second World War and training as an army mechanic, to celebrating VE day with the people of Britain and marrying the man she loved, this is the amazing true story of a little girl who became Queen Elizabeth II.

With fantastically fun, charming and playful illustrations by Pauline Reeves, this picture book will amaze and entertain young readers.”

The Adventures of Paddington Summer Games

Also see Todder Library Loot

What have you been stacking your shelves with this week?

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Stacking The Shelves

Welcome to my Stacking The Shelves post, hosted by Reading Reality!

This week has been a week of Blog Tour Sign ups plus one Author’s eARC book.

Blog Tour Sign ups

Fish Swimming in Dappled Sunlight by Riku Onda, translated by Alison Watts (click for link to Goodreads)

Retreat To The Spanish Sun by Jo Thomas (click for link to Goodreads)

The Bay by Allie Reynolds (click for link to Goodreads)

Author eARC

Distant Stars by Kassandra Garrison (Click for link to Goodreads)

What have you been stacking your shelves with this week?

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Stacking The Shelves

Welcome to my Stacking The Shelves post, hosted by Reading Reality.

Back to my usual quiet book stacking post this week (thank goodness as my house is only small and my TBR pile is huge!). So this week I have signed up to two Blog Tours (awaiting the books) and my son borrowed just one book from the library.

Blog Tour Sign Ups:

Just For Today by Nell Hudson

Book Description:

“The party has to end sometime.

It all starts on New Year’s Eve. A night that has to be a success, whatever the cost. For Joni and her friends, it’ll be a party that promises all the high stakes and glamour of any other, but by sunrise they’ll be dealing with something darker than the usual post-party comedown.

Not that they let this stand in their way. For this is their year to revel in all that the playground of London has to offer: sneaking into places they shouldn’t, breaking every rule, falling in love with the wrong people. All the while avoiding one undeniable truth: it’s not if the party ends, it’s how.

JUST FOR TODAY is a bittersweet evocation of the end of innocence, and an exhilarating celebration of having nothing to lose – until suddenly, you do.”

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 23 June so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

Vlad and the Roman Triumph by Kate Cunningham, illustrated by Sam Cunningham

Book Description:

“This is a history picture book narrated by Vlad flea. It is the sixth book in the Flea in History series, and all the books are factually accurate and aim to help children learn whilst enjoying a story.

Summary – Vlad flea has been brought from Egypt by Cleopatra’s children. He is meant to be taking part in a Triumph for the Emperor Augustus, but gets lost in the streets of Rome, where he sees what life is like in his new home.

Vlad flea is back with another history adventure. Join him and his friend, Felix the cat, as they explore ancient Rome.

They are meant to be part of the Emperor’s Triumph, but become lost in their new city and are in danger of being over-shadowed by a monster which is destined for Octavian’s museum.

From the team that created the Flea in History series, this is an adventure story with information woven into the tale. Young readers will see all ranks of Romans, living their daily lives and joining in the celebrations.

With a fact file and 32 pages of colour illustrations this book tells the story of Octavian’s Triumph as narrated by Vlad.

Each page is full detail, and teaching materials and parent packs can be downloaded for free from the Reading Riddle website.”

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 14 June so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

My Son’s Library Book:

There’s A Superhero In Your Book by Tom Fletcher (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

A super fun book with a satisfying twist that celebrates the power of kindness and the true meaning of being a hero.

Whoosh! There’s a Superhero in your book!

In this brilliantly interactive picture book, help your new Superhero friend take on the terrible Scribbler. Use the power of your imagination to unlock Superhero’s super powers. You’d better act quickly before the Scribbler ruins your book completely!

Full of familiar friends, this is a feast for the imagination from the creators of There’s a Monster in Your Book and There’s a Dragon in Your Book.” 

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