View Post

Fi Phillips: Author Interview

Meet Fi Phillips. Author of the Haven Chronicles, a YA series that combines both magic and science fiction published by Burning Chair. She’s here to chat about her latest book, Magic Bound. (Check out my review here) Hiya Fi. Thank you so much for joining me today. I’m loving your swirly magical cover. Here we go with the first question. …

View Post

Magic Bound by Fi Phillips: Book Review

THE BLURB The magic returns. When Hartley Keg and Blessing go missing, Steve Haven, the young heir to the Haven Robotics Corporation, once again finds himself plunged back into the chaos of Darkacre. Teaming up with the darkling, he finds himself on the run from the Council and their enforcers, the Hidden, as he seeks to keep safe those he …

View Post

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #Giveaway

I’ve not done a giveaway for a while, so to celebrate the new covers on my ‘ShockWaves’ series, I’m running a competition for ‘A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder’ by Holly Jackson. The winner of the 2020 BRITISH BOOK AWARDS’ CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR, (and lots of other awards!) ‘A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder’ by Holly Jackson follows …

View Post

The (almost) true story of reading in lockdown

She stared at the dwindling collection of books that made up her to-be-read list; her escape from lockdown, the only thing keeping her sane. Her hair sat unevenly just above her shoulders. They’d kept promising her that lockdown would end soon, but it hadn’t come fast enough to prevent her watching three hours of YouTube videos on home haircuts and …

View Post

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes #giveaway

Guess what the most wanted book on Amazon is right now? Yes, it’s The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins. And I have one lovely shiny, hardback copy to giveaway on my blog during August. A prequel to the Hunger Games, this book tells the story of Coriolanus Snow as he battles his way to win the 10th …

View Post

Book Review: The Connelly Boys by Lily Velez

THE BLURB Witches, magic, mystery, and adventure. The Secret Circle meets Shadowhunters in this addictive new dark fantasy you won’t be able to put down!  The Connelly boys are practically royalty at St. Andrew’s Prep. Popular, wealthy, and devastatingly beautiful, the four brothers have long cast a spell over their classmates and over the sleepy seaport town of Rosalyn Bay, …

View Post

Another book win: Just Don’t Mention It by Estelle Maskame

Just Don’t Mention It: Estelle Maskame’s latest book I’ve done very well at winning books recently and I’m really excited to receive a pre-publication copy of Just Don’t Mention It by Estelle Maskame from the lovely guys over at Black and White Publishing. The one all DIMILY readers have been shouting for … Tyler’s story! Tyler Bruce – hell raiser and …

View Post

Book review: The Nearest Far Away Place by Hayley Long

A book about grief and brothers looking out for each other Being honest, I don’t usually choose books about grief. However, the ‘brothers looking out for each other’ reminded me of Supernatural (and who doesn’t love Sam and Dean?). Not only that, The Nearest Far Away Place by Hayley Long has won multiple awards (not always a good thing).  But, as …

View Post

Another Day by David Levithan – quick review

I wasn’t going to post today but I finished reading Another Day by David Levithan last night and I had to tell you about it. This will be super quick, so here goes. I read Every Day a couple of weeks back. You can check out my review but, long-story-short, I really liked it … except for the ending. There had to …

View Post

Book win – The Ludlow Ladies Society

  Book win – The Ludlow Ladies Society There’s nothing like receiving a new book to improve your day. So I was super pleased when a copy of The Ludlow Ladies’ Society by Ann O’Loughlin dropped through the letterbox this morning. The Ludlow Ladies’ Society is a story of friendship, resilience and compassion, and how women support each other through the …