Book Birthday: The Sentinel’s Alliance by Suzanne Rogerson

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Today is the release day for the third book in Suzanne Rogerson’s The Silent Sea Chronicles – I recently posted a mid-read review of book one & next week I’m posting a mini review of the whole book. I really enjoyed the first book so I’m trying to post this without reading too much of the synopsis because I don’t want spoilers – but y’all should definitely read it!


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Happy Book Birthday to The Temptation of Adam by Dave Connis!

The Temptation of AdamThe Temptation of Adam is a story about a teenage boy who uses porn as a way to cope with the separation of his parents – this coping mechanism turns into an addiction though, & with addiction comes numbness & bad decisions. Although this book wasn’t perfect, I did enjoy it – I obviously share the same sense of humour as the author so I laughed a lot, but the book also made me think & taught me things about addiction that I didn’t previously know or understand.

I was sent an eARC of this book by Sky Pony Press in return for an honest review.

This book contains discussions of masturbation, pornography, drug abuse, alcoholism, overdoses, suicide, depression, sex, cancer, murder & addiction.

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Love, Secrets & Absolution by K. L. Loveley: Release Blitz & Giveaway

People in the village gossip about Grace’s son, Alfie.Love, Secrets & Absolution release image

He’s a lonely boy full of secrets, lies, and obsessive thoughts.

How far can a mother’s love go? Will she ultimately sacrifice her life for his?

Set in Nottinghamshire, this family drama follows the lives of Grace and Alfie as he transforms from a naïve, young boy into a teenager spiralling out of control.

Love, Secrets, and Absolution is a coming of age story with a difference.

Deceit, betrayal, love, and addiction, a family falling apart in the midst of teenage angst and torn loyalties; will anybody find absolution?

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Happy Book Birthday to The Hollow Girl by Hillary Monahan!

The Hollow GirlThe Hollow Girl is totally different from every other book that I’ve ever read, there’s truly nothing else like it; in some ways I love it but in other ways I’m totally disturbed by it. This book isn’t an easy, smooth read, it will make you cry a river & leave your stomach churning, but there’s no doubt that it’s a masterpiece.

I was sent an eARC of this book by Random House in return for an honest review!

Trigger Warning:
This book contains rape, extreme violence & paranormal themes

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Happy Book Birthday to The Girl Who Said Sorry by Hayoung Yim!

Today two books that I have previously read are being released, & the first is the adorable children’s book called The Girl Who Said Sorry by Hayoung Yim!

The Girl Who Said Sorry is a very quick read, with only 16 pages, but it carries a very The Girl Who Said Sorryimportant message for young girls. The book shows several examples of when girls are told contradicting things whilst growing up, for example being told that we’re too thin & then being told not to eat something later on the same day – for which we then apologise for! The book then goes on to show The Girl Who Said Sorry deciding that she’s no longer going to apologise for being herself, & that it is okay to express yourself – that it’s not something to apologise for!

With gorgeous illustrations & poetic wording, The Girl Who Said Sorry is perfect for little girls who are just starting to learn to read & for the ones who may be questioning how they fit into this world.

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Happy Book Birthday to Seasons of the Moon by Julien Aranda (translated by Roland Glasser)

Seasons of the MoonToday is the day Seasons of the Moon by Julien Aranda is released! Seasons of the Moon is a steady moving story about a man who goes on a journey to find the daughter of a Nazi solider, whose dying wish is for his daughter to know that he loves her. Or so I thought. This is only part of the story; we also follow protagonist Paul as he grows from a boy to a man, works for the French army, marries the love of his life, & fulfills his childhood dream of becoming a sailor.

I received an eARC from the publisher, AmazonCrossing,
in return for an honest review.

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Happy Book Birthday to The Red Ribbon by Lucy Adlington

The Red RibbonToday one of my favourite reads of the year is finally being released into the big wide world! The Red Ribbon by Lucy Adlington is an emotional rollercoaster that filled me with so much sadness, but also so much hope.

The Red Ribbon tells the story of Ella, a young Jewish girl who is sent to Auschwitz during The Second World War. In order to survive Ella uses her skills as a seamstress to gain some favour from the Nazis keeping her captive – but as time goes on Ella starts to realise the harsh reality of what she’s living through & things start to crash down around her.

You can find my full review of this gorgeous story here.

You can order your own copy using the links below: DepositoryWordery

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Belated Book Birthdays!

I’m never very good at birthdays & this is evident now as I forgot to post about two books that were released yesterday; The Shadow Warrior by Tanya Lloyd Kyi (Illustrated by Celia Krampien) & To Look A Nazi in the Eye by Kathy Kacer & Jordana Lebowitz. These are both books that I’ve read & enjoyed, & both have affected me in very different ways.

                                       Shadow Warrior To Look A Nazi in the Eye

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