Ashes of London went on my To Read list almost as soon as it came out, but it lingered there until I had the opportunity to get a copy through Net-galley last year. Thank you to them and the publishers
The Unwinding: Gin’s Story came as a Net-galley suggestion. Juliana Rew is the editor of the Third Flatiron Anthologies, so I was keen to see what sort of book she wrote herself. I am now totally insecure as a writer.
Outside is a book I received from the publisher via Net-galley. This review reflects my own opinions. Outside will be published on Thursday, 3rd January. I expect it’s going to be a big hit. Outside by Sarah Ann Juckes Here’s
Ivon releases this week, and I would like to thank the RedDoor Publishing and NetGalley for the ARC. The blurb intrigued me! Ivon by Michael Aylwin The year is 2144, and the world is powered by sport – politically and practically.
The Stranger Diaries is not a Ruth Galloway novel. It’s not even a Stephens & Mephisto novel. It’s a new stand alone from Elly Griffiths, out on 1st November, and I’m very grateful to Net-galley and Quercus books for the
Bloody Brilliant Women was released on Thursday. I received a pre-release copy from the publishers 4th Estate and William Collins, via NetGalley. The full title is Bloody Brilliant Women: The Pioneers, Revolutionaries and Geniuses Your History Teacher Forgot to Mention. This does
The Mystery of Three Quarters is a new Hercule Poirot Mystery from Sophie Hannah, published on 23rd August. I’m very grateful to the publishers HarperCollins (HarperFiction) and to Net-Galley for a pre-release review copy. As you know I’ve already read
Everything is Lies came to me via Netgalley from Michael Joseph publishers thanks to my enthusiastic review of Dear Amy, probably my Book of 2016. Helen Callaghan’s new book is out 22 February, and it’s a great follow-up (not a series). Everything
Young Explorers Adventure Guide is an annual collection of science fiction stories for children. I asked for the ARC from NetGalley because science fiction for middle grade readers seems to be in short supply. Judging from the number of authors
Gnomon was another ARC received from the publishers via NetGalley after they sent me a blurb I couldn’t resist. What I didn’t spot was the page count. When I opened it on my kindle and watched the ‘estimated time left’
Austral caught my eye when it came up as a Net-galley ARC. I was delighted to receive a free review copy from the publisher. Antarctica, climate change, geo-engineering, and a thriller – plenty in there to float my boat. I
Did You See Melody? launches in the UK August 24th, and I received an ARC via Net-Galley some months ago. I like Sophie Hannah, although wasn’t quite so keen on her Poirot adventures. I thought this would be truer to
The Roanoke Girls came from the publisher via Net-Galley. Thank you very much. I’d heard some whispers about this one, so either the marketing worked, or the word-of-mouth. After I read it, I wish I’d listened closer. I thought it
How to Stop Time was an advance review copy I got from the publisher via Net-galley. It launches this week. How to Stop Time by Matt Haig Published by Canongate books on 6th July 304 pages – paperback ISBN 9781782118626; ebook
See you in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng, is a middle grade listed book that I had from Net-Galley to review prior to its publication in March. So this review has been on Goodreads and on the Amazon site for a few weeks. I
Sea by Sarah Driver, is the first in a new series, to be published on April 7th. Apart from the magnificent cover, I also liked the blurb, and jumped at the chance of an ARC from Net-Galley. In retrospect, I think
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, by Balli Kaur Jaswal, was an ARC from Net-galley. I was hoping it wasn’t too rude, since this is an MG blog. This is a funny, warm, compassionate mystery and suspense story, but it is also explicit. It
Welcome to today’s Insecure Writers’ Support Group post. Today I bemoan having too many books on the go, both reading and writing. Don’t forget to visit the other #IWSG participants and our wonderful hosts. Welcome to March as well. Not that
This was a book I got from Net-Galley in November. I had a few problems with the reading of it on a technical level, but I assume this will have been sorted out by the time it was published. It might
This was a Net Galley book I received before Christmas which launched on Thursday (12th January). The blurb The original blurb I saw was: You always remember your first kiss. Flora remembers nothing else… “I look at my hands. One
This was one of those NetGalley recommends books, and it took the publishers ages to come back to me after I’d applied for it. It’s a quirky blurb, as I think you’ll agree, and I was drawn to it. I
This was a Net-galley book I received at the end of Camp Nano, and it will be published this coming Tuesday. The Blurb A children’s writer rents a house on the Normandy coast where he plans to write his first crime
I got a Net-Galley copy of this to review before its publication which is this coming Thursday, July 7th. The blurb reads like it might be for older children, since the protagonists are boys in boarding school, but it’s not.
This is the first book I’ve got of my own accord through Net-Galley. A few came that way as a result of blog tours, but I picked this one out of the Net-Galley list and I wasn’t disappointed. It was