Another month, another wrap-up! 
I can't believe how quickly these months are going!! Blink and you'll miss them, before you know it it'll be Christmas (sorry if you're one of those people who hates talking about Christmas so early, but I'm one of those losers people who'd happily talk about it in June...)
Time for my not-so-impressive wrap-up from September, I'm not entirely proud of myself but I just hit a slump and my brain refused to let me read anymore for the past couple of weeks.

Into The Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
Synopsis - Outside the dome of Reverie, Aria and Perry are struggling to keep their people from tearing each other apart. Their situation is desperate, and with the Aether storms worsening time is running out for them to rescue Cinder from Hess and Sable.
Cinder is both the key to unlock the Still Blue and their only hope for survival, so Aria and Perry assemble an unlikely team to attempt a daring rescue mission. They know that in a dying world, the bond of friendship is what matters most.
I read this book...I finished the series....And I absolutely adored every second of it all! 
For me it was the perfect ending, I'm not going to give anything away but I thought it was a lovely ending, sad in parts but all in all I felt like Ms Rossi took care of my favourite trilogy, and some of my favourite characters, very well :)
So long for now Peregrine, you will always be in my heart my number one book boyfriend <3

To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
Synopsis - Lara Jean keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. One for every boy she's ever loved. When she writes, she can pour out her heart and soul and say all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only.Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control.
Now I liked this book...sort of...I felt the characters were a bit whiny, and too juvenile for their age, and our protagonist Lara Jean got on my wick a lot of the time with her moaning and pining, but saying that I thought the male characters were written well and all in all it was a well written little book that I enjoyed, but it's nothing trailblazing, and nowhere near as good as I thought it would be from other bloggers and Youtubers raves about it! I gave it 3.5 stars, as I felt three would be too stingy but four was far too generous.

Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
Synopsis - Memories define us.
So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story.
Welcome to Christine's life.
I was told to read this by my friend Frances because she really enjoyed it, more than Gone Girl which I was reading at the time, so I was excited to read this!
I must admit, I didn't enjoy it as much as Gone Girl, I felt Before I Go To Sleep gets too bogged down in detail and description.
It was a very intriguing story though, I've lent it to my work mate at the moment (which is why it's not pictured above) because I know she'll really enjoy it as she enjoyed Gone Girl too, and I would say it's a similar ''twisty'' style thriller so if you enjoyed Gone Girl you would enjoy this, but the difference between them for me is that I didn't guess the twist with Gone Girl, but unfortunately I did with Before I Go To Sleep which always puts a dampener on a story for me!
I gave this book 3.5.

There we go! Only the three for me this month, I would say I hope to read more next month but I always say that, and to be honest I just read as and when I want to because reading is a hobby and I'd hate to force myself to read, that might make me get bored of it! 
Heaven forbid!
TTFN! x
Hello lovely people! 
Time for my October TBR already!!
October has come around so fast, it's actually my birthday on the 11th so I will be 23, that seems very old to me at the moment haha!
But my birthday is a great excuse to meet up with all my friends and spend some quality time with them, plus I'm off work for 2 weeks and I'm going to see the comedian Jon Richardson live on the 10th, so all in all October will not be a bad month at all! 
I've kept my TBR relatively modest as I'm in a bit of a reading slump at the moment, and also I might not have a lot of time to read tons and tons, but the books I have put on there are all a bit spooky as Halloween is coming up so I figured I'd try and theme my TBR a little bit!

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Synopsis - Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger. She wakes from a coma in hospital with no memory of how she got there or of the bizarre accident that caused the deaths of her best friends and her boyfriend, yet left her mysteriously unharmed. The doctors suggest that starting over in a new city, a new school, would be good for her and just to let the memories gradually come back on their own. But Mara's new start is anything but comforting. She sees the faces of her dead friends everywhere, and when she suddenly begins to see other people's deaths right before they happen, Mara wonders whether she's going crazy! And if dealing with all this wasn't enough, Noah Shaw, the most beautiful boy she has ever seen can't seem to leave her alone...but as her life unravels around her, Mara can't help but wonder if Noah has another agenda altogether...
I don't know whether this book is particularly spooky or not but it certainly looks and sounds it so I thought I'd stick this in my TBR for this month, this will also be in my September haul, it was such a charity shop bargain! 

House of the Lost by Sarah Rayne
Synopsis - When novelist Theo Kendal inherits the remote Norfolk house in which his cousin Charmery was murdered, he believes it will bring him closer to the truth about her death. It will also be the ideal place to finish his new book. 

But the bleak Fenn House is a lonely and sometimes uncomfortable place to spend the winter. And the strangest thing is that Theo's new novel seems to be writing itself - and heading in an unplanned direction. Theo finds himself describing a young boy called Matthew who lives in constant fear of a visit from the cold-eyed men. Struggling to understand the dangerous secrets that surround him and his family, Matthew inhabits a terrifying world where people die in macabre circumstances, where they can be imprisoned without trial or reason, their identities wiped from the world forever.
And then Theo discovers that Matthew and his family really existed, part of a dark and violent segment of recent history that threatens to reach across the years to tear his life apart.
And somehow it all connects to the death of his cousin Charmery.
My friend from work lent me this book to read and I said I'd save it until around Halloween because she said it was ''very weird'' haha.
The front cover definitely looks eerie, it reminds me of a still from the series Supernatural or something.
I'm excited to read this, I love getting recommendations from people, whether it's fellow bloggers or Youtubers or real life humans!

Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
Synopsis - Dexter Morgan isn't exactly the kind of man you'd bring home to your mum. At heart, he's the perfect gentleman: he has a shy girlfriend, and seems to lead a quiet, normal life bordering on the mundane. Despite the fact that he can't stand the sight of blood, he works as a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police.
But Dexter also has a secret hobby: he is an accomplished serial killer. So far, he's killed 36 people and has never been caught because he knows exactly how to hide the evidence. And while that may lead some people to assume he's not such a nice guy, he tempers his insatiable hunger for brutality by only killing the bad guys.
However, Dexter's well-organised life is suddenly disrupted when a second, much more visible serial killer appears in Miami. Intrigued that the other killer favours a style similar to his own, Dexter soon realises that the mysterious new arrival is not simply invading his turf but offering him a direct invitation to 'come out and play'..
This was on my TBR last month but I didn't get round to reading it due to my reading slump I found myself in for the past week or so, but I think this would be a good, gory read for the Halloween season!

And that's my TBR! I don't own any horror books really but both of my brothers are big fans of Stephen King so I should really give them a go! 
If you know any great horror/thriller novels then please do let me know, before the witching season gets underway! 
Toodles! x
Hello guys and dolls!!
I haven't done one of these top 5 Wednesday posts in a long while but it's because I haven't been inspired by the topics! I just personally couldn't think of 5 good answers.
But this weeks question seemed one that I could think of some good answers to as I don't just read exclusively YA books, so here we go!

1. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
This is a book I'm sure you've heard me mention before, I love this book and it's by far my favourite, I'm due for a re-read soon I think just to refresh it's amazingness in my mind but it is definitely my top non-YA book!

2. I Heart New York by Lindsey Kelk
I love these fluffy, chick-lit novels and I Heart New York is definitely my favourite of that genre! Angela is such a likeable protagonist, yes she makes mistakes, but she makes mistakes every normal human being would and you always feel like you're rooting for her.

3. The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
Jojo Moyes again, but she is my favourite author so she deserved another mention.
This book was also a 5 out of 5 from me, although it didn't threaten Me Before You's place in my heart I still really enjoyed it!

4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
I read this book recently and it was brilliant, I really enjoyed all the twists and turns and, for once, I didn't guess the twist before it happened! 
This book can get a bit spooky and mess with your head a bit, but you'll definitely enjoy it!

5. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
This is obviously a classic and might not be to everyones taste but I really enjoyed it, it tackled a lot of issues that are still relevant today as well as having the iconic love story at the centre of it.

Toodles! x
TGIF everyone!!
Even though I won't be having a proper weekend this week as I'm working on Sunday, boo! 
But still, I get Saturday off so I'm looking forward to that :)
Synopsis - In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught.
Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament - fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin's heart be melted?
I've heard so so much about this book that I thought it was about time I started reading it!
I haven't started at all yet, I've got my bookmark in it ready and waiting but I just haven't had a chance to pick it up yet.
I love the cover, it's not usually the kind of look I like to a book but there's something about it that catches my eye!

That's all for my Friday reads post, hopefully I'll get this book finished this week and have a new one for you next Friday!
TTFN! x
Hey book babes!
I haven't done a tag post in a while and when I saw this one floating around booktube I knew I had to do it!
I'm a big fan of fictional men, why can't real life men be demon hunters/angels/warriors?! Real life sucks sometimes....
Also expect to see a few repeat answers here, I'm very loyal to one particular book boyfriend...

1. Most romantic boyfriend
Levi from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I loved Levi, he didn't do huge romantic gestures but for me the little things are always way more appealing, like him always walking her home across the dark campus and sticking up for her and her sister.
He's always there for Cath and is the kind of boy you could imagine all your friends and family loving!

2. Dark and moody bad boy with a good side
Mr Darcy from Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
This might be a weird choice but for me he's the original dark, moody bad boy who turns out to be so much more!
Elizabeth is one lucky lady getting to step out with Mr Darcy, he so intensely loves her and you know it's a true love because, even though he tried to fight it, he couldn't and he gave into it and poured his heart out to her.

3. Paranormal boyfriend
Akiva from Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
If you've never read these books then O.M.G. you have missed out! Akiva is an absolute babe, he just so happens to be an angel too!
He isn't a girly angel though with feathery wings and a halo, he's a bad-ass, butt kicking angel with a six pack and a face so beautiful it almost hurts to look at him...see what I mean about fictional boyfriends being SO much better than real guys?!

4. Boyfriend you want to tame
Dexter from Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
Now...a lot of people might think this choice is weird but HELLO, have you SEEN Dexter in the TV series?!
Technically it might be cheating because I haven't read the Dexter books but I have watched the whole TV series and I know I adore him so I'm going to give myself this one!
Yes, he's a serial killer..but he only kills bad people, and I definitely think I could tame this ultimate of all bad boys!

5. Boy you friend zoned
Peeta from Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
There was something about Peeta that I just couldn't get behind, I always felt more connection with Gale but even then I didn't feel the heat you should feel between a book couple, I just felt like Katniss was carrying Peeta a lot and he wasn't much of a hero, and Gale was a bit bland! 

6. Your soul mate
Perry from Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Peregrine is my number one book boyfriend, the way he talks about Aria is so dreamy, he loves her so much and protects her over anything else.
He is also a certified HOTTIE! He's exactly my type, blonde hair, tanned, a little bit rough around the edges but still a pretty boy.
I can't even begin to tell you how much I love him, I think Veronica Rossi writes characters really well, especially male characters.

7. Boyfriend you want to elope with
Willem from Just One Day by Gayle Forman
Willem was such a fun character, I really felt like if you went to Paris, or anywhere, with him you would have so much fun with this free spirit! 

8. Boyfriend you'd venture anywhere with
Roar from Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Roar and Perry were neck and neck for a while in my affections until Perry started to pull away and win the race, but I still have a massive soft spot for Roar.
He's a sweet, cute guy with a joke for every occasion, plus he's absolutely beautiful.
He would be a great travelling companion because he always protects Aria in the books, he's fun to be around but he knows when to be serious, plus you'd never get bored of staring at his face!

9. Boyfriend you'd want to be stranded on a desert island with
Akiva from Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
For all of the reasons I listed before, gorgeous, intense, loving...but also he has wings, so he could fly us straight off the island! A no-brainer :)

10. Most badass boyfriend
Perry from Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Perry again! He is definitely bad-ass, through all three books he puts himself at risk to save others and goes through a lot of pain, and inflicts even more pain, and if that's not bad-ass then I don't know what is!!

There we are! Feel free to do this tag if you'd like to, but do link below because I'd love to read it :)
Now I'm off for a cold shower..............
Toodles! x
Hello and welcome to my slightly late August wrap-up!
This has been a pretty busy month for me, lots of working and my boyfriends birthday to contend with so I didn't read as much as I wanted, but I did read 2 out of the 3 of the books on my August TBR so that's a little success I can pat myself on the back for! 
But I'm afraid it wasn't a massively successful month reading wise, 2 of the books only garnered a 3 out of 5 from me, and that was me being a bit generous to be honest! 
Onto the wrap-up!

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Synopsis - Eleanor is the new girl in town, and she's never felt more alone. All mismatched clothes, mad red hair and chaotic home life, she couldn't stick out more if she tried.
Then she takes the seat on the bus next to Park. Quiet, careful and - in Eleanor's eyes - impossibly cool, Park's worked out that flying under the radar is the best way to get by.
Slowly, steadily, through late-night conversations and an ever-growing stack of mix tapes, Eleanor and Park fall in love. They fall in love the way you do the first time, when you're 16, and you have nothing and everything to lose.
Set over the course of one school year in 1986, Eleanor & Park is funny, sad, shocking and true - an exquisite nostalgia trip for anyone who has never forgotten their first love.
I know tons of people love this book..but I really couldn't get into it.
I'm a big lover of Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell so I was super excited to read this book, plus I've heard tons of hype about it, but it just left me a bit cold.
I gave it a generous 3 out of 5 stars, although I think if GoodReads allowed half ratings I'd have given it a 2.5.
I found Park to be a interesting character, he was quirky and seemed like a genuinely nice guy, but Eleanor kind of annoyed me! She was so closed off from Park, and I understand she had issues with her family but she was mean to Park a lot of the time which I felt was a bit uncalled for.
Maybe I just missed the point of the book but, without giving too much away, I expected a more shocking ending to the book than I got, it seemed to be building up to something and for me, it didn't deliver.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Synopsis - Lissa Dragomir is a mortal vampire. She must be protected at all times from the fiercest and most dangerous vampires of all - the ones who will never die.
Rose Hathaway is Lissa's best friend - and her bodyguard.
Now, after two years of illicit freedom, they've been dragged back inside the iron gates of St. Vladimir's Academy. The girls must survive a world of forbidden romances, a ruthless social scene and terrifying night-time rituals. But above all, they must neverlet their guard down, lest the immortal vampires take Lissa - forever . . .
I enjoyed this book more than Eleanor & Park but I felt at times the writing was a bit juvenile and the characters felt very teenage, which I know they are teenage but they sounded like the typical whiny American teenagers from cliched teen movies.
I enjoyed Dmitri very much though, he definitely saved the book for me and I am interested in that romance.
I would read the rest of the books but I'm not sure I'm in any hurry to buy the box set, but I will at some point.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Synopsis - Who are you?
What have we done to each other?
These are the questions Nick Dunne finds himself asking on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they weren't made by him. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?
I really enjoyed this book, I gave it 4 out of 5 stars because, despite being slightly longer than the average book I read, it kept me gripped all the way through.
I'll be honest, I preferred part 1 of the book to part 2, just because there's more suspense and you get to wonder what's happening and make your own guesses whereas in part 2 you know what's happened and it's still interesting but I preferred the mystery of part 1.
I can't really explain much about this book without giving it away, I will say that I'm very good at guessing twists (We Were Liars, I'm looking at you!!) but Gone Girl managed to evade me and I didn't guess the twist.

There we go! I'm hoping I will read more in September but you never can tell, depends if I'm in a reading mood or not so we shall see, same time next month! 
TTFN! x
Hey book lovers!!
I thought I'd give my bookshelves a bit of a reshuffle and get rid of a few books for one reason or another, and I thought I'd bring you along for the ride! 
The Perfect Present by Karen Swan
Synopsis - Haunted by a past she can’t escape, Laura Cunningham desires nothing more than to keep her world small and precise - her quiet relationship and growing jewellery business are all she needs to get by. Until the day when Rob Blake walks into her studio and commissions a necklace that will tell his enigmatic wife Cat’s life in charms.
As Laura interviews Cat’s family, friends and former lovers, she steps out of her world and into theirs – a charmed world where weekends are spent in Verbier and the air is lavender-scented, where friends are wild, extravagant and jealous, and a big love has to compete with grand passions.
Hearts are opened, secrets revealed and as the necklace begins to fill up with trinkets, Cat’s intoxicating life envelops Laura’s own. By the time she has to identify the final charm, Laura’s metamorphosis is almost complete. But the last story left to tell has the power to change all of their lives forever, and Laura is forced to choose between who she really is and who it is she wants to be.
I'm just giving it away because I've had it for a long time and never got round to reading it so it's time for it to move on to a better home!

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Synopsis - Lissa Dragomir is a mortal vampire. She must be protected at all times from the fiercest and most dangerous vampires of all - the ones who will never die.
Rose Hathaway is Lissa's best friend - and her bodyguard.
Now, after two years of illicit freedom, they've been dragged back inside the iron gates of St. Vladimir's Academy. The girls must survive a world of forbidden romances, a ruthless social scene and terrifying night-time rituals. But above all, they must neverlet their guard down, lest the immortal vampires take Lissa - forever . . .
This book wasn't bad, I gave it 3 out of 5 stars and I would probably carry on with the series (even just for dishy Dimitri...) but I've decided to just buy the full box set of the books as it's more cost effective than buying them individually so I don't need this copy anymore!

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Synopsis - When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him that apparently he's the last to know. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord's curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Leaving his unsympathetic aunt and uncle for Hogwarts, a wizarding school brimming with ghosts and enchantments, Harry stumbles upon a sinister adventure when he finds a three-headed dog guarding a room on the third floor. Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers which could be valuable, dangerous, or both.
Everyone knows about Harry Potter but this was the first time I'd ever read it and I really enjoyed it! I gave it four stars, and exactly like the Vampire Diaries, I'm going to buy the box set so I have all the copies and it's more cost effective :)
This is the signature edition cover, which I think is really cool! 

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Synopsis - We are the Liars. We are beautiful, privileged and live a life of carefree luxury. We are cracked and broken. A story of love and romance. A tale of tragedy. Which are lies? Which is truth?
I know people raved about this book...and I know everyone loved it...but I didn't, I only gave it 3 out of 5 stars, and that was me being generous.
I just found it quite predictable, and when it's a book so dependant on its twist like this one, that sort of ruins it.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Synopsis - Eleanor is the new girl in town, and she's never felt more alone. All mismatched clothes, mad red hair and chaotic home life, she couldn't stick out more if she tried.
Then she takes the seat on the bus next to Park. Quiet, careful and - in Eleanor's eyes - impossibly cool, Park's worked out that flying under the radar is the best way to get by.
Slowly, steadily, through late-night conversations and an ever-growing stack of mix tapes, Eleanor and Park fall in love. They fall in love the way you do the first time, when you're 16, and you have nothing and everything to lose.
This is another book that everyone else raves about but I read and felt a bit...meh.
I enjoyed it, but I think I was expecting something BIG to happen, I was imagining allsorts, and it just didn't pan out the way I expected.
I gave this 3 out of 5 stars and didn't enjoy it anywhere near as much as Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, so I thought I'd just give it away for someone else to enjoy! 

There we go!
Toodles! x
Hello again bookish peeps!! 
I can't believe it's September already!!! 
I'm super stoked for Autumn, I can't wait for the leaves to start turning orange and for it to get chilly enough to start buying/wearing jumpers!
I did really well with my August TBR, I finished 2 of the books and I'm currently reading the third, so a successful TBR for once!!

Into The Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
Synopsis - Outside the dome of Reverie, Aria and Perry are struggling to keep their people from tearing each other apart. Their situation is desperate, and with the Aether storms worsening time is running out for them to rescue Cinder from Hess and Sable.
Cinder is both the key to unlock the Still Blue and their only hope for survival, so Aria and Perry assemble an unlikely team to attempt a daring rescue mission. They know that in a dying world, the bond of friendship is what matters most.
I'm part of the way through this book now but I pushed it to the wayside to read Before I Go To Sleep so I can go and see the movie of that book when it comes out.
I adore this trilogy and I'll be so sad when it's come to an end! 
This was on my last months TBR, the only book I didn't successfully finish but I have started it and it shouldn't be long until I do finish it!

Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
Synopsis - Memories define us.
So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story.
Welcome to Christine's life.
I was recommended to read this book by my friend because she wants to go and see the film once it comes out so I promised to read this book before the 5th of September!
I'm so far really enjoying it, I've just finished Gone Girl and Before I Go To Sleep is definitely on a similar vein to that book, full of intrigue and guessing games.
I really like books that get me thinking like this and I am looking forward to seeing the movie!

To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
Synopsis - Lara Jean keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. One for every boy she's ever loved. When she writes, she can pour out her heart and soul and say all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only.Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control.
I've heard so much about this Jenny Han book that I just can't resist any longer!
I love the cover with the shiny black Sharpie-esque writing too, it really looks like someone as written on the cover!

Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
Synopsis - Dexter Morgan isn't exactly the kind of man you'd bring home to your mum. At heart, he's the perfect gentleman: he has a shy girlfriend, and seems to lead a quiet, normal life bordering on the mundane. Despite the fact that he can't stand the sight of blood, he works as a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police.
But Dexter also has a secret hobby: he is an accomplished serial killer. So far, he's killed 36 people and has never been caught because he knows exactly how to hide the evidence. And while that may lead some people to assume he's not such a nice guy, he tempers his insatiable hunger for brutality by only killing the bad guys.
However, Dexter's well-organised life is suddenly disrupted when a second, much more visible serial killer appears in Miami. Intrigued that the other killer favours a style similar to his own, Dexter soon realises that the mysterious new arrival is not simply invading his turf but offering him a direct invitation to 'come out and play'...
Longest. Synopsis. EVER.
I'm sure we all know what Dexter is, the sexy serial killer played by Michael C. Hall, but these are the books that inspired the series!
Apparently the series took a completely different route to the books so, although the books will be familiar to a fan of the series like me, I don't think me having watched all of the seasons will have ruined the books for me entirely.

There we go! My TBR is slightly more adventurous this month, but I must put my disclaimer out there that I do on every TBR, I may not finish all these books as sometimes I just like to read whatever I feel like at the time, and not plan it out weeks in advance.
Toodles! x