Review: Laura’s Spooky Show by Natasha Mac a’Bhaird

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.

Disclaimer: This review is part of a blog tour run by the author. This has in way affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of this review.

Blurb:

Star Club are planning a new show, full of witches, magic and mystery – and Laura is going to write it! She finds plenty of inspiration from a spooky old house nearby, where strange things are happening. Is Laura imagining it, or could it really be … haunted? Continue reading

Review: Bride Squad Runaway by Caroline Grace Cassidy and Lisa C. Carey

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.

Disclaimer: This review is part of a blog tour run by the publisher, Black & White Publishing. This has not affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of this review.

Blurb:

Ava O’Hara seems to have it all . . . She has a great job, a long-term relationship and the promise of a wedding on the horizon. But her fiancé has other plans, and Ava’s not part of them.
On the big day itself, she’s forced to flee the ruins of her best life. Ava needs help, and fast. Who knew that a trio of old friends, two roguish strangers in an ice-cream van and one handsome French man would turn out to be the best emergency bride squad ever?

A brilliantly funny, wise and warm-hearted story of love, friendship and freedom by BFFs, Caroline and Lisa.

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Books Published on June 27th

June 27th is a very important day. It is the Djiboutian Day of Independence. It is the day Tony Blair resigned as British PM. It is my birthday. To be honest, that’s the most important part of the day. I love my birthday, and it’s the one day of the year I turn into Blair Waldorf.

This year, my birthday falls on a Thursday. Thursdays are pretty big in the book world, as it’s a day quite a lot of books are published. So, this year I have the honour of sharing my birthday with not just Mary McAleese (former President of Ireland) and Jo Frost (Supernanny), but also with some really fantastic books.

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Tag Thursday: Reading Your Country Tag

St Patrick’s Day has just been and gone, and it’s made me feel very patriotic. It’s the perfect time to take the Reading My Country Tag and chat a little about the Emerald Isle. This tag originally was created by Booktuber Cook Read Create, but I’ve decided to take it as a written exam and spare you the horror of my voice.

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Review: Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill

Challenge criteria: A book about feminism.

Blurb:

In a world in which baby girls are no longer born naturally, women are bred in schools, trained in the arts of pleasing men until they are ready for the outside world. At graduation, the most highly rated girls become “companions”, permitted to live with their husbands and breed sons until they are no longer useful.

For the girls left behind, the future – as a concubine or a teacher – is grim.

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