Author Spotlight: K.A Tucker

K.A Tucker has been around since 2012, so I can’t believe I never picked up a book of hers until 2016. But hey, better late then never! I have been devouring her novels lately and really enjoying them, so I thought I’d do a little wrap up post! My review ranged from 5 stars to 2 stars, but despite loving some books more than others, something about K.A Tucker’s writing just kept me reading and reading and reading.

Ten Tiny Breaths Series

Ten Tiny Breaths[Review]3 stars
One Tiny Lie[Review]5 stars
Four Seconds to Lose[Review] 2 stars
Five Ways to Fall[Review]4 stars

Burying Water Series

Burying Water[Review]5 stars
Becoming Rain[Review]5 stars
Chasing River[Review]2 stars
Surviving Ice[Review]2 stars

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Bookish Update… Alessandra Torre, Christina Lauren, and the last of my 2016 reads

Since my last Bookish Update I’ve been devouring the following books…

Idol by Kristen Callihan – [Review]3 stars
Managed by Kristen Callihan – [Review]3 stars
Raw by Belle Aurora – [Review]2 stars
Mr President by Katy Evans – [Review]2 stars
Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre – [Review]4 stars
Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren – [Review]5 stars
Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren – [Review] 3 stars
Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren – [Review]1 star
Black Lies by Alessandra Torre – [Review]4 stars
Tight by Alessandra Torre – [Review]2 stars

New to my bookshelf…

Some I purchased, some were sent to me from publishers…

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Happy Birthday to Me!

It’s my birthday! The big 30! What a landmark. Happy birthday to me!

I suppose some people would be nervous to hit 30, but I’m actually excited for it. My 20’s have been excellent and I’ve done so many things, so I’m intrigued to see what my 30’s will bring. Woo!

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!

I hope you all had an excellent day. My day was filled with great food, excellent presents, amazing company, and really good memories. I’m such a huge Christmas fan, and even though I was delayed in feeling the Christmas spirit this year, I’m certainly feeling it now!

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My 5-Star Reads of 2016…

I read a lot of books this year – 116 according to GoodReads. And of those 116 books, a mere 16 were 5 stars for me. Which isn’t too bad. I’m a notoriously picky reader! So without further ado, here are my favourite books that I read in 2016…


The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh – [Review]


Wild Reckless by Ginger Scott – [Review]


A Court of Mist & Fury by Sarah J Maas – [Review]


Ladies Man by Katy Evans – [Review]


After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid – [Review]


One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid – [Review]


An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – [Review]


The Deal by Elle Kennedy – [Review]


Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas – [Review]


It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover – [Review]


The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon – [Review]


Paper Princess by Erin Watt – [Review]


Preppy by TM Frazier – [Review]


Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas – [Review]


Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren – [Review]


One Tiny Lie by K.A Tucker – [Review]

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Bookish Update… Colleen Hoover, Penelope Douglas

Since my last bookish update I’ve devoured the following books… which exclude the 5 books I read on holidays whilst in Vanuatu. I’ve been on a bit of a Colleen Hoover and Penelope Douglas spree. I’m seriously loving New Adult romances at the moment! I was also super excited to read Preppy by TM Frazier, and as far as I’m concerned, it lived up to the hype!

Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale – [Review]3 stars
Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James – [Review]2 stars
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover – [Review]5 stars
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover – [Review]4 stars
Confess by Colleen Hoover – [Review]4 stars
Too Late by Colleen Hoover – [Review]2 stars
Never Never by Colleen Hoover – [Review]3 stars
Preppy by TM Frazier – [Review] 5 stars
The Air He Breathes by Brittainy C. Cherry – [Review]3 stars
Stuck-Up Suit by Vi Keeland – [Review]3 stars
Big Rock by Lauren Blakely – [Review]3 stars
Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas – [Review] 5 stars
Bully by Penelope Douglas – [Review]3 stars

New to my bookshelf…

Some I purchased, some were sent to me from publishers…

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Heartless by Marissa Meyer Blog Tour

Title: Heartless
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Retelling
Links: GoodReads

Blurb:

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland—the infamous Queen of Hearts—she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen.

Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

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My Review:

I like how this book immediately felt unique and interesting. It has a real cult vibe to it, and it was definitely an easy read. I would have liked some more dynamics – moments where my heart could race and I could feel the emotion, but I didn’t connect to the story in that way.

In saying that, whilst I wasn’t giggling and crying and flipping all over the place in excitement, I did enjoy this. I read in whilst on holidays in two separate sittings. It was an interesting tale of how the Queen of Hearts came to be. I like those sort of stories – like how Wicked is the story of Elphaba and how she becomes the Wicked Witch of the West.

Very intriguing.

My Verdict – 3 stars

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