Oh yes it’s……..HOLIDAY READS!!!

It’s that time of year when I choose my reads to take on holiday!

I’m actually excited about this as we haven’t been on holiday for over 2 years because of the dreaded c word.

To make up for our 2 years of no holidays we’ve splashed out and are having 2 this year, one next week and another at the end of August!

I’ve gone through my, frankly huge, tbr and picked out some books for next week and cross fingers I’ll actually get to read between all the swimming, eating and activities!!!

I’ve gone for all romance books, not quite sure why (and Book Lovers is a reread!)

What books are on your holiday read list?

Review: Heat Wave by TJ Klune

Title: Heat Wave

Series: The Extraordinaires #3

Author: TJ Klune

Nick, Seth, Gibby, and Jazz are back in action bringing justice, protection, and disaster energy to the people of Nova City.

An unexpected hero returns to Nova City and crash lands into Nick’s home, upturning his life, his family, and his understanding of what it means to be a hero in the explosive finale of the thrilling and hilarious Extraordinaries trilogy by New York Times bestselling author TJ Klune.

Omg how I love this series, I don’t want it to end ever!!! Can I just say that the narrator, Michael Lesley, is a genius!

Nicky, Seth, Gibby, Jazz and their parental units. Back with the Lighthouse crew!

I will say first of all that this book felt different from the others, still funny but this was a bit more serious I guess. There was something up, Nicky could feel it, I thought I’d guessed it but I was wrong!!!

There were still moments that made me laugh out loud, the shop door part, the enema part, the wedding. And also Burrito Jerry is my hero! Full of action, humour and revelations, this was a superb conclusion!

I have to say that even though I absolutely love Nicky, Gibby is my utter fave. She is sarcastic and cutting and everything that is right with the world!

Oh bittersweet. The end. It was perfect.

TTT – Freebie!!! Looking waaaay forward!

Top Ten Tuesday is featured by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Topic: Freebie!

I’ve done different types of bookish merch so thought I’d look waaaaay forward to 2023 and see what books are releasing that I probably want to get!

I know release dates are a bit unstable at the moment and some of these haven’t even got release dates and they don’t even have covers (so I’ll entertain you with some others in the series/by the authors!)

The Stolen Heir by Holly Black – 3 January 2023 Chain of Thorns by Cassandra Clare – 31st January 2023
Defiant by Brandon Sanderson – 16 March 2023
In the Lives of Puppets by TJ Klune – 28 March 2023
Painted Devils by Margaret Rogerson 16 May 2023
The Scarlet Veil by Shelby Mahurin – 29 November 2023

Ones I can’t see a fixed release date for:

The Wicked Powers by Cassandra Clare
Heavenly Tyrant by Xiran Jay Zhao
Foxglove by Adalyn Grace
Iris at the Front by Rebecca Ross 
Fallen City by Adrienne Young

The Sunday Post – 17th July 2022 (no more issues!!)

The Sunday Post is a blog news meme hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer It’s a chance to share news, a post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received.

Hi everyone, hope you’ve had a good week?

You might have noticed that my website disappeared for a week! All is now sorted so I can now stop stressing!

It’s been a busy week at work and also my son had 3 end of school events so it’s been a rush to say the least but I did manage to wind down with 2 reads, 2 audiobooks and a reread (Zodiac Academy book 1!!!)

What I’ve Read

🎧 Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
See my review here

The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid
See my review here

🎧 Her Majesties Royal Coven by Juno Dawson
See my review here

What Lies Beyond the Veil by Harper L Woods
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ See my review here

New arrivals

None! Look how I’ve grown!!!!!

In case you missed it…..

Feature – New-to-me authors: June
Review – The Darkening by Sunya Mara
Review – Becoming his Monster by Amelia Hutchins
Feature – Books I Want releasing August
Unboxing – Fairyloot Adult June 22: Hex Appeal

What have you read lately?

Fairyloot Adult: June 2022 – Hex Appeal

Fairyloot Adult – June 2022

Theme – Hex Appeal

The featured book is a story that explores real world topics of feminism and friendship whilst giving us magic, witches and warlocks! Apparently this books is perfect for lovers of witchcraft, ancient prophecies, modern dating and demonic frenemies!


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Books I want releasing August 2022!

It’s that time of the month again where I say I need to really cutback on my book buying, only add 1 or 2 books that I say I’ll allow myself to get…..and then I actually buy 6 or 7 🤣🤣🤣

So here is that August post where om saying only 1 🤣. I have already read it and preordered!!!

Dragons Promise by Elizabeth Lim

What books are you looking forward to?

Review: Becoming His Monster by Amelia Hutchins

Title: Becoming His Monster

Series: Playing with Monsters #3

Author: Amelia Hutchins

Sacrifice your soul?
Die to protect those you love?
Come back as something the world hasn’t seen since the dawn of mankind?
Make those who hurt me wish the Gods had never created them?
I’m still working on this one…
Are you ready to play? I’m coming back. I’m more, darker, deadlier, and I’m pissed.
Heaven has fallen, Hell has risen and the walls that once protected man from monsters are down. Foe’s become friends, enemies become lovers, and this world is thrown into chaos unlike anything it’s ever seen before. I’m ready to play now, I’m ready to win.

It’s taken me a while but I’ve got here!

For the first time ever I thought I’d listen to an Amelia book and LOVED it! Can totally recommend the audio! I must admit I was a bit confused in the beginning about what was going on. Maybe I should have done a skim read of the last book to remind myself of details!

So we know what Lena sacrificed at the end of the last book (heartbreaking!) and now Lucifer and his creatures are free. So what would happen next? (I won’t tell!!!)

I really didn’t gel with the new Lena and that made me sad after what she had been through, she got right on my wick but I did like that she makes Lucian work for it! Poor old Lucian (he’s my fave!)

Loved seeing Synthia, Ryder, Ristan and Spyder! I vote myself as tribute for Spyder’s HEA!!!!

Another cliffy, but not so brutal but jaw dropping…..there will be trouble ahead! And I still don’t know what Lucian is!

Review: The Darkening by Sunya Mara

Title: The Darkening

Series: The Darkening #1

Author: Sunya Mara

Vesper Vale is the daughter of revolutionaries. Failed revolutionaries. When her mother was caught by the queen’s soldiers, they gave her a choice: death by the hangman’s axe, or death by the Storm that surrounds the city and curses anyone it touches. She chose the Storm. And when the queen’s soldiers—led by a paranoid prince—catch up to Vesper’s father after twelve years on the run, Vesper will do whatever it takes to save him from sharing that fate.

Even arm herself with her father’s book of dangerous experimental magic.

Even infiltrate the prince’s elite squad of soldier-sorcerers.

Even cheat her way into his cold heart.

But when Vesper learns that there’s more to the story of her mother’s death, she’ll have to make a choice if she wants to save her city: trust the devious prince with her family’s secrets, or follow her mother’s footsteps into the Storm.

I listened to the audiobook and really enjoyed the narrator so would recommend!

Vesper is the daughter of parents who failed a rebellion against the ruler of their country, the Regia. Her mum gone and her dad is in hiding until he is caught by Prince Dalca and taken to prison. So Vesper makes it her mission to save him but then begins to question a lot of things.

I really enjoyed this book! The story was fast paced, the writing was beautiful and I loved the bond between the characters.

The pacing felt off in a few places but it didn’t bother me that much as I was eager to know what happened next!

Vesper’s growth was so lovely to see and it might surprise you to know that I loved Dalca! Morally grey, hot and amazing! My kind of fave character!!!

Now I need that next book!

I’m back!!! (and it was my own fault!!)


I did disappear so my apologies! My website went down last week and all because I lost track of the renewal and the email linked to my account was one that got hacked (3 years ago!) so I didn’t get reminders for payment!

But, very slowly, I have been talking to the powers that be and now it’s all sorted!

This was such a pain as it’s a really busy time of year for me what with end of school events, ferrying my son here, there and everywhere, getting ready for my holiday and also it’s a busy time at work for me too. But I really only have myself to blame!

Anyhoo, my website is back, I’m back so I’ll be back to blog hopping, seeing everyone’s posts, commenting and posting so everyone can actually see my posts!