August TBR – Women In Translation Month

It’s been a while since I’ve done a TBR post as I’ve been mainly focusing on blog tours of late, some of which have been a little last minute, however I wanted to try and step back from that a little to avoid getting burned out. So, I was thrilled when I found out that August is Women in Translation month, as I have many books that have been starting from me from my physical shelves and my kindle ones for quite some time and I’m very excited to finally pick them up! My TBR for this month is a little ambitious, and I know I might not read all of them, but I also wanted to make this post to help out anyone who wants to broaden their reading!

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a TBR post as I’ve been mainly focusing on blog tours of late, some of which have been a little last minute, however I wanted to try and step back from that a little to avoid getting burned out. So, I was thrilled when I found out that August is Women in Translation month, as I have many books that have been starting from me from my physical shelves and my kindle ones for quite some time and I’m very excited to finally pick them up! My TBR for this month is a little ambitious, and I know I might not read all of them, but I also wanted to make this post to help out anyone who wants to broaden their reading!

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Blog Tour – Lying with Lions by Annabel Fielding

Welcome to my stop on the Lying with Lions blog tour! Huge thanks to Annabel Fielding for giving me the opportunity to take part in this!

Publisher: KDP
Publication Date:
21/06/2021
Length: 233 pages
Genre:
Historical Fiction | LGBT |Gothic

CW: mentions of sexual assault

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Edwardian England. Agnes Ashford knows that her duty is threefold: she needs to work on cataloguing the archive of the titled Bryant family, she needs to keep the wounds of her past tightly under wraps, and she needs to be quietly grateful to her employers for taking her up in her hour of need. However, a dark secret she uncovers due to her work thrusts her into the Bryants’ brilliant orbit – and into the clutch of their ambitions.

They are prepared to take the new century head-on and fight for their preeminent position and political survival tooth and nail – and not just to the first blood. With a mix of loyalty, competence, and well-judged silence Agnes rises to the position of a right-hand woman to the family matriarch – the cunning and glamorous Lady Helen. But Lady Helen’s plans to hold on to power through her son are as bold as they are cynical, and one day Agnes is going to face an impossible choice…

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Blog Tour – Rayna’s Sacrifice by A.D. Lombardo

Welcome to my stop on the Rayna’s Sacrifice blog tour! Huge thanks to Blackberry Book Tours for giving me the opportunity to take part in this! I was provided a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review.

Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date:
15/03/2020
Length: 283 pages
Genre:
Fantasy | Middle Grade | Young Adult

CW: n/a

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Will the reappearance of Keegan destroy Kai’s life with Rayna?

Locked in a battle against the Katori Guardians, Kai, the headstrong Prince of Diu, must fight to claim his birthright, but gaining access to his magic will not be easy. In an epic struggle, he lays everything on the line to gain the power he needs to search for his mother, Mariana. With Rayna, the love of his life, by his side, he fights for the life he never knew he wanted.

When Kai meets his long-lost grandfather, Lucca, he realizes that Lucca has very different plans for Mariana’s fate. Their lack of trust soon puts them at odds, but when it comes time to test his will against that of his powerful grandfather, will Kai be able to control his newfound abilities? And how could he have foreseen his choices would put him on a collision course with his murderous father, Keegan?

Caught up in a magical life, Rayna must discover her own identity and the range of her new powers. Although her adopted parents gave her everything, she always wanted to know where she came from. While finding her sister gave her comfort, coming face to face with her mother may not be all she hoped. With Keegan hot on their heels, Rayna does the unthinkable and may suffer the consequences.

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Blog Tour – Cabin Fever by Alex Dahl

Welcome to my stop on the Cabin Fever blog tour! Huge thanks to Midas PR and Head of Zeus for giving me the opportunity to take part in this! I was provided a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review.

Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publication Date:
08/07/2021
Length: 400 pages
Genre:
Thriller | Scandinavian Thriller

CW: drug use, suicide ideation, suicide, graphic depictions of death, attempted sexual assault, references to domestic violence

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You are her therapist.
Kristina is a successful therapist in central Oslo. She spends her days helping clients navigate their lives with a cool professionalism that has got her to the top.

She is your client.
But when her client Leah, a successful novelist, arrives at her office clearly distressed, begging Kristina to come to her remote cabin in the woods, she feels the balance begin to slip.

But out here in the woods.
When Leah fails to turn up to her next two sessions, Kristina reluctantly heads out into the wilderness to find her.

Nothing is as it seems.
Alone and isolated, Kristina finds Leah’s unfinished manuscript, and as she reads she realises the main character is terrifyingly familiar…

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Wendy, Darling by A.C. Wise

Firstly, a huge thank you to Titan Books for sending me a copy of Wendy, Darling in exchange for an honest review!

Publisher: Titan Books
Publication Date:
01/06/2021
Length: 352 pages
Genre:
Fantasy Retelling | Young Adult

CW: abuse, mental health institutions

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For those that lived there, Neverland was a children’s paradise. No rules, no adults, only endless adventure and enchanted forests – all led by the charismatic boy who would never grow old.

But Wendy Darling grew up. She left Neverland and became a woman, a mother, a patient, and a survivor. Because Neverland isn’t as perfect as she remembers. There’s darkness at the heart of the island, and now Peter Pan has returned to claim a new Wendy for his lost boys…

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The Coward by Stephen Aryan

Firstly, a huge thank you to Caroline and Angry Robot Books for sending me a copy of The Coward in exchange for an honest review.

Publisher: Angry Robot Books
Publication Date:
08/06/2021
Length: 412 pages
Genre:
Fantasy

CW: violence

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Kell Kressia is a legend, a celebrity, a hero. Aged just seventeen he set out on an epic quest with a band of grizzled fighters to slay the Ice Lich and save the world, but only he returned victorious. The Lich was dead, the ice receded and the Five Kingdoms were safe.


Ten years have passed Kell lives a quiet farmer’s life, while stories about his heroism are told in every tavern across the length and breadth of the land. But now a new terror has arisen in the north. Beyond the frozen circle, north of the Frostrunner clans, something has taken up residence in the Lich’s abandoned castle. And the ice is beginning to creep south once more.


For the second time, Kell is called upon to take up his famous sword, Slayer, and battle the forces of darkness. But he has a terrible secret that nobody knows. He’s not a hero – he was just lucky. Everyone puts their faith in Kell the Legend, but he’s a coward who has no intention of risking his life for anyone…

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