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Read or Dare: #TheDare by Carol Wyer @carolewyer @bookouture @lydia_newhouse

Reviewing series is equally awfully difficult and totally exciting! Today, we’re reuniting with Natalie Ward!

Hugs to the Bookouture team for providing me with a copy of the novel and to Kim for organising such a great blog tour!

the dareTitle: The Dare
Author: Carol Wyer
Publisher: Bookouture
Date of publication: 25/04/2019
Format: uncorrected proof
Source: Publisher
Number of pages: 348

Oh, Carol Wyer knows how to play with her readers’ feelings!

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Happy Friday! #ThePositivityWave 7

Welcome to today’s Happy Friday! My remedy against feeling down is to make a list of all the good things in my life. It can be anything. Really, anything. The smallest gesture from a stranger can change your day, if you open your eyes. Now, I am a pessimistic and I need daily reminders to look for the bright side. Maybe you are too, or maybe the state of our world is weighing on you. In any case, here’s your shot at some happy things!

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Hell in Paradise: #FallenAngel by Chris Brookmyre @cbrookmyre @GraceEVincent @LittleBrownUK #PublicationDay #BlogTour

I am honored to be part of the blog tour for Fallen Angel by Chris Brookmyre on publication day with my other lovely blogger friends.

Also, I am a tiny teeny bit excited because it discussing a book from an author you admire so much is just the best! Excuse the fangirlism. One is allowed to yell their love for a book, right?

I would like to thank Little Brown UK for inviting me to be part of this blog tour. Special thanks to Caolinn and Grace!

fallen angelTitle: Fallen Angel
Author: Chris Brookmyre
Publisher: Little Brown UK
Date of publication: 25/04/2019
Format: uncorrected proof
Source: Publisher
Number of pages: 400

ONE FAMILY, TWO HOLIDAYS, ONE DEVASTATING SECRET

To new nanny Amanda, the Temple family seem to have it all: the former actress; the famous professor; their three successful grown-up children. But like any family, beneath the smiles and hugs there lurks far darker emotions.

Sixteen years earlier, little Niamh Temple died while they were on holiday in Portugal. Now, as Amanda joins the family for a reunion at their seaside villa, she begins to suspect one of them might be hiding something terrible…

And suspicion is a dangerous thing.

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Work-In-Progress: Becoming by Michelle Obama #audiobook

I am not used to audiobooks! Writing reviews feels so much complicated when you’ve listened to a story! So bear with me while I tell you about my meeting with Michelle Obama…

becoming

Author: Michelle Obama
Narrator: Michelle Obama
Publisher: Random House audio
Year: 2018
Length: 19h3min
Rating: 5 ⭐️

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former first lady of the United States

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As first lady of the United States of America – the first African American to serve in that role – she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the United States and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her – from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it – in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations – and whose story inspires us to do the same.

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Trapped: #NoWayOut by Cara Hunter @CaraHunterBooks @EllieeHud @PenguinUKBooks #BlogTour

Weekends are for snuggling on the couch with a book and a pot of tea. Let me help you choose your next crime fiction gem!

I would like to thank Penguin Random House, and particularly Ellie, for inviting me to be part of this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of No Way Out.

no way out.jpgTitle: No Way Out
Author: Cara Hunter
Publisher: Penguin Random House UK
Date of publication: 2019
Format: paperback
Source: Publisher
Number of pages: 360

The Christmas holidays, and two children have just been pulled from the wreckage of their burning home in North Oxford. The toddler is dead, and his brother is soon fighting for his life.

Why were they left in the house alone? Where is their mother, and why is their father not answering his phone?

Then new evidence is discovered, and DI Fawley’s worst nightmare comes true.

Because this fire wasn’t an accident.

It was murder.

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Happy Friday! #ThePositivityWave 6

Welcome to today’s Happy Friday! My remedy against feeling down is to make a list of all the good things in my life. It can be anything. Really, anything. The smallest gesture from a stranger can change your day, if you open your eyes. Now, I am a pessimistic and I need daily reminders to look for the bright side. Maybe you are too, or maybe the state of our world is weighing on you. In any case, here’s your shot at some happy things!

The POsitivity wave without c`

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Start the Fire: Envy by Amanda Robson @AmandaRauthor @AvonBooksUK

Happy Thursday! What’s your favourite sin? Have you ever been guilty of envy? Thanks to Amanda Robson, you won’t ever feel bad about your own desires!

My biggest thanks to Avon Books UK for providing me with a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review.

envyTitle: Envy
Author: Amanda Robson
Publisher: Avon
Date of publication: 04/04/2019
Format: paperback
Source: Publisher
Number of pages: 410

She wants your life – and she’ll do anything to get it…

Erica has always wanted to be exactly like her neighbour, Faye: beautiful, thin, and a mother. But Faye’s life isn’t as perfect as it seems – she has a terrible secret, and slowly but surely, it is threatening to destroy her and everything she holds dear.

When Faye’s daughter Tamsin goes missing after school, the police turn to Erica. But is Erica the only one who has been enviously watching Faye? Or is there another threat hiding in the shadows…?

An unsettling, claustrophobic thriller about jealousy, greed and desire from Sunday Times bestseller Amanda Robson.

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L’hebdo French de Meg: La maison aveugle d’Alex Reeve @storyjoy @SMarsanEditeur (The House on Half Moon Street quickie review)

Le mercredi, c’est chronique française chez Chocolate’n’Waffles! Aujourd’hui, j’ai hâte de vous présenter mon avis sur La maison aveugle, un roman époustouflant!

(For my English friends and readers, you will find a smaller version of the French review in your language at the end of the article!)

Un énorme merci aux Éditions Stéphane Marsan et à Stéphanie de m’avoir fait parvenir un exemplaire de ce roman en échange d’une chronique sincère!

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