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Review: Genuine Fraud

I received a copy of this through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 33843362 Title: Genuine Fraud Author: E. Lockhart What's it about? The story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge. Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat. Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.  An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.  A bad romance, or maybe three. Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.  A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her. A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.

[Blurb taken from Goodreads]

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By InkyBumblebee, ago
Other

Grief.

I haven't been around much recently and this post should make it clear why. I'm going to talk a little about death and grief so if this is something that triggers you, please skip this post. (more…)

By InkyBumblebee, ago
Recommended Read

Review: Gemina

  Title: Gemina Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Series: The Illuminae Files (find my review for book one here)   What's it about? Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna's social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed. Hanna is the captain's pampered daughter. Nik is the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. While the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the Jump Station Heimdall, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right towards them carrying news of the Kerenza invasion. Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station's wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren't just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia - and possibly the known universe - is in their hands. But relax. They've totally got this. They hope.  (more…)

By InkyBumblebee, ago
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Review: Masquerade

I received a copy of this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. So here it is: Masquerade (Micah Grey, #3) Title: Masquerade Author: Laura Lam Series: The Micah Grey Trilogy   What's it about? Micah's Chimaera powers are growing, until his dark visions overwhelm him. Drystan is forced to take him to Dr Pozzi, to save his life. But can they really trust the doctor, especially when a close friend is revealed to be his spy? Meanwhile, violent unrest is sweeping the country, as anti-royalist factions fight to be heard. Then three chimaera are attacked, after revealing their existence with the monarchy's blessing - and the struggle becomes personal. A small sect decimated the chimaera in ancient times and nearly destroyed the world. Now they've re-emerged to spread terror once more. Micah will discover a royal secret, which draws him into the heart of the conflict. And he and his friends must risk everything to finally bring peace to their land.

[Blurb taken from Goodreads]

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By InkyBumblebee, ago
Adult

In which I adopt kittens and read The League of Dragons

Things have been utterly mad round here for the last fortnight or so. I lost a friend, it's still raw, it still hurts, and I really cannot describe just how much I hate cancer. But what's helping me through that is that my fiance and I have adopted two gorgeous, five month old kittens from the local RSPCA shelter. I mean, just look at their tiny faces! (Leia is the kitten on the right and Zelda is the kitten on the left being squished by her sister.) (more…)

By InkyBumblebee, ago
Books

My TBR for 2017

  I was delighted by how deceptively tiny this pile looked in the photo. Delighted! Until I remembered my to-be-read (TBR) pile for 2017 is the above pile plus last year's pile as I utterly failed to make much dent in it. I have high hopes this year though. So without further ado, I present to you... (more…)

By InkyBumblebee, ago
Books

2016: reviews and house-moves and TBRs – oh my!

2016 was a weird year. It was definitely a year that went out kicking, screaming and flailing its fists. The biggest thing that happened was easily moving into my new home with my fiance. They're not kidding when they say that buying a house is one of the most stressful things to do. They're really not. But we moved and that's the important thing. I did manage to achieve a few personal blogging goals last year. I did 29 blog posts and took part in my first weekly meme (The Broke and the Bookish's Top Ten Tuesday). I also branched out a little from just reviewing, with posts on my love for Gail Carriger's books, musings on re-reading old favourites, and I even posted a basic cake recipe. (more…)

By InkyBumblebee, ago
Other

Hello 2017!

It’s been a while since I last posted – five months actually – and I think I’m ready to come back to blogging. The TLDR of those five months is this: things got really hard in my personal life and 2016 went out kicking and flailing. So I took a Read more…

By InkyBumblebee, ago
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I’m moving house!

Me and my fiancé have just bought our first home together. This is the scariest grown-up thing I’ve done for a while, but it means upgrading from our teeny one bed flat together to an actual house. A house! That distant sound of cheering you can hear is my parents Read more…

By InkyBumblebee, ago
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