Monday, September 26, 2016

Blog Tour: DARK WATER by Sara Bailey

Title: Dark Water
Author: Sara Bailey
Publisher: Nightingale Editions
Publication Date: October 3, 2016
Number of Pages: 224
How I Got It: from publisher
Format: Kindle 
Goodreads Description:
Friendship doesn't die, it waits...
A haunting and lyrical novel, Dark Water is a psychologically intense portrait of adolescent yearning and obsession.
When Helena returns to her childhood home in Orkney, she is forced to face memories that she has spent half a lifetime running from. Her best friend, the charismatic Anastasia, disappeared after a swimming incident. But what really happened that night by the wrecks?

My Review:
1st of all, that tagline: "Friendship doesn't die, it waits..." paired with that cover, how can you resist? As soon as you start reading, you won't want to stop, wanting to know (just like everyone in the novel), "What happened to Anastasia?" I was quite surprised to find that this was Sara Bailey's debut novel because it was pretty perfect. The setting of the Orkney Islands made this read a great follow up to The Ice Twins by S.K. Treymayne. Dark Water has a slow intensity that delivers plenty of spine tingles and creepy feelings to make this a perfect read for a rainy fall afternoon.

More Info: 
For more information about this novel, check out its press release and review by Amy Liptrot, author of 'The Outrun' which won the Wainwright Prize 2016
***Disclaimer:: I was given a copy of this release in exchange for an honest review. I received no additional compensation. ***

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Blog Tour:: THE VANISHING YEAR by Kate Moretti

Title: The Vanishing Year

Author: Kate Moretti
Publisher: Atria 
Publication Date: September 27, 2016
ISBN: 9781501118432
Number of Pages: 304 pages
How I Got It: from publisher
Format: Kindle
Publicist Supplied Description: 
Zoe Whittaker is living a charmed life. She is the beautiful young wife to handsome, charming Wall Street tycoon Henry Whittaker. She is a member of Manhattan’s social elite. She is on the board of one of the city’s most prestigious philanthropic organizations. She has a perfect Tribeca penthouse in the city and a gorgeous lake house in the country. The finest wine, the most up-to-date fashion, and the most luxurious vacations are all at her fingertips. What no one knows is that five years ago, Zoe’s life was in danger. Back then, Zoe wasn’t Zoe at all. Now her secrets are coming back to haunt her. As the past and present collide, Zoe must decide who she can trust before she—whoever she is—vanishes completely.
My Review:
I don't read a lot of thrillers but when I do I either love them or I hate them. I hate if I can figure everything out in the first hundred pages. Not so with THE VANISHING YEAR! I loved that I truly couldn't put it down (that doesn't happen often with me) and that I just couldn't put my finger on how everything was connected. This one is going to be one I'll be recommending for sure! I've not read any other work from Kate Moretti but I just requested her previous releases from my library. I'm hooked! Enter the blog tour giveaway below and try to win a copy for yourself! 


Kate Moretti is the New York Times bestselling author of Thought I Knew YouBinds That Tie, and While You Were Gone. She lives in eastern Pennsylvania with her husband and two kids. 

Twitter: @KateMoretti1
Instagram: @katemoretti1


***Disclaimer:: I was given a copy of this release in exchange for an honest review. I received no additional compensation. ***

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Book Talk with R and T:: Review of THE BOOKSHOP ON THE CORNER by Jenny Colgan

Title: The Bookshop on the Corner
Author: Jenny Colgan
Publisher: William Morrow 
Publication Date: September 20, 2016
ISBN: 9780062467263
Number of Pages: 332
How I Got It: From publisher
Format: paperback
Goodreads Description:
Nina Redmond is a literary matchmaker. Pairing a reader with that perfect book is her passion… and also her job. Or at least it was. Until yesterday, she was a librarian in the hectic city. But now the job she loved is no more. Determined to make a new life for herself, Nina moves to a sleepy village many miles away. There she buys a van and transforms it into a bookmobile—a mobile bookshop that she drives from neighborhood to neighborhood, changing one life after another with the power of storytelling. From helping her grumpy landlord deliver a lamb, to sharing picnics with a charming train conductor who serenades her with poetry, Nina discovers there’s plenty of adventure, magic, and soul in a place that’s beginning to feel like home… a place where she just might be able to write her own happy ending.

My Review:
Months ago when I was planning my upcoming reading schedule, I came across this title and thought it would be the perfect choice for an edition of Book Talk with R and T. Tamara quickly agreed and after reading it, I think it was a perfect choice! I mean, a literary matchmaker with a bookmobile...hello! As soon as I started reading, I started texting Tamara to tell her how much I was enjoying this selection and how much it was making me smile. I thoroughly enjoyed spending an absolutely perfect Sunday with Nina, Surinder, Lennox, Parsley and the gang. I loved Jenny Colgan's The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris and after reading The Bookshop on the Corner, I will automatically read anything else by her.

Verdict: Grab a cuppa, a blanket, and The Bookshop on the Corner for a perfect autumn afternoon! 

Be sure to check out Tamara's review and enter our giveaway

***Disclaimer:: I was given a copy of this release in exchange for an honest review. I received no additional compensation. ***