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Down The TBR Hole #33 | Down The TBR Hole Tag

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Hi Everyone! Welcome to the 33rd edition of my Down The TBR Hole Posts.

How Down the TBR Hole works: 

❤ 1. Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
❤ 2. Order on ascending date added.
❤ 3. Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books.
❤ 4. Read the synopsis of the books.
❤ 5. Time to Decide: keep it or should it go

Here’s the next patch:

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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

I am not sure about Everything, Everything. I think I am past these types of books? What do you think, should I keep it?

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Hidden Pieces by Paula Stokes

I am letting Hidden Pieces go. It reminds me of a few other books I’ve read, and I am not sure I will fully enjoy it.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra Clare

I am definitely keeping this one! I will actually read the full The Dark Artifices series in June, so brace yourselves – my reviews will be coming!

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1) by Sarah J. Maas

I read A Court Of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas and I really loved it. I should continue that series and start this one as well!

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood, #1) by Becky Albertalli

Yes – this is definitely a book I have on my wishlist, and also definitely a book I want to read soon!

Verdict: KEEP ☑

The V Girl by Mya Robarts

 I am intrigued by this book, and can’t remember a book that is similar to this. I would definitely love to read it! Has anyone read it? What did you think?

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Puddle Jumping (Puddle Jumping, #1) by Amber L. Johnson

Nope.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Some Lucky Woman: Jana’s Story (What’s Luck Got To Do With It #1) by Carmen DeSousa

I don’t usually read these type of books, but I already own it on my Kindle, and I might as well read it.

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Menagerie by Kristy Tate

I might read this someday. I will keep it on my list, but I am not completely fussed about.

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Plagued: The Midamerica Zombie Half-Breed Experiment (Plagued, #1) by Better Hero Army

I think I will enjoy this one for some reason…

Verdict: KEEP ☑

flower-divider-flower-dividers-clip-art-flowers-line-divider-stock-vector-illustration-of-elegantI only removed 3 books this time around and currently have 368 books on my TBR list. This is how my TBR list looks now.

Which books would you keep or remove? Let me know in the comments.

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The Man In The Mirror – Georgia Le Carre

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★★★

Have you ever wanted a steamy Beauty and the Beast retelling? You might not get the Disney fantasy, but you will get the true love part. Or will you?

Charlotte is a nanny and she goes in a rich family to take care of a little boy. His mother is demanding and his father stays in his room at all times.

Mr. King survived a fire accident and half of his face is covered with a golden mask, to hide the sad memories. He almost never goes out and his son is scared of him. Also,he only visits him at night.

He always talks to his son’s nannies through the intercom, to ask about his day. But with this nanny, it feels different. He can’t wait to hear her voice.

Compared to ‘’Nanny and the Beast’’, The Man in the Mirror is not as steamy, and the love relationship feels a bit more realistic. However, the story is still under developed for my tastes.

The nannies in Georgia’s books are represented in a bit of an unrealistic way. As a nanny, I think you will always influence the child you spend time with. Bear in mind, you spend all day, every day with them. But there are rules and boundaries set by the parents, and you do not cross those. The author somehow forgot about this part, it seems.

The Man in the Mirror opens up plenty of topics for discussion and in the end, it is a quick and enjoyable read. Georgia’s books are the ones that you pick up, wanting to have a quick read moment and relax.

If this book sounds intriguing, go and grab your copy, and let me know in the comments whether you enjoyed it.

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Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel by Ruth Hogan

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Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel is a book that not all kinds of readers will relate to. You either love it or hate it. And me, well, I really wish I loved it.

The book flows in two parallel timelines: Tilda in the present and little Tilly in her childhood. Tilda has a broken relationship with her mother, who killed her dad. After her mum dies, Tilda goes to a place called Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel, to find the truth of what happened in the past.

The writing style of when Tilda is little was hard for me to connect to. If felt as if the grown up version was talking in both timelines. The book is very slow, with no major plot twist, which made it boring. We had the whole ending dumped in the last chapters, with no anticipation. She is a girl that clearly has a troubled past, and she has with her a sense of mystery, as she is able to see what other people can’t. She is very attached to her father, even though he was absent most of her life, and she spent her childhood and teenage years holding a grudge against her mother.

And yet, I didn’t care about her.

In fact, I didn’t care about anyone in this book, and by the end, I just wished for the story to finish. I am sad that I couldn’t relate to this book, and I wish I liked it. But I didn’t. Moving on. A shame though, it has such a beautiful cover.

If the synopsis seems interesting to you, I would still encourage you to give it a go and let me know what you thought. You opinion is also valid.

Thank you to Netgalley and John Murray Press, for sending me an ebook, in exchange for an honest review.

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Down The TBR Hole #32 | Down The TBR Hole Tag

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Hi Everyone! Welcome to the 32nd edition of my Down The TBR Hole Posts.

In this edition of the Down The TBR Hole, I keep most of the books.

How it works: 

❤ 1. Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
❤ 2. Order on ascending date added.
❤ 3. Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books.
❤ 4. Read the synopsis of the books.
❤ 5. Time to Decide: keep it or should it go

Here’s the next patch:

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This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay

I love the sound of this book, but I don’t think I am that intrigued to read it.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

Now we’re talking. This book, guys… I want it!

Verdict: KEEP  ☑ 

Fallen (Fallen, #1) by Lauren Kate

Not so sure about Fallen – I have hundreds of these type of books on my shelves… How do you know something is a hidden gem, when they all sound like the same book?

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

This is a book that many of you kept recommending last year. But I am not sure I will enjoy it. I don’t know.. I think it should go. 

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Bethany’s Sin by Robert R. McCammon

Bethany’s Sin seems like something I would enjoy during Halloween. It gives me the vibes that Carrie by Stephen King, and I really enjoyed that one.

Verdict: KEEP ☑

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

Quite a popular book, especially here in the UK. I have never been so sure about this one. What do you think – should I keep it?

Verdict: MAYBE ☑

Wintersong (Wintersong, #1) by S. Jae-Jones

Have you seen Wintersong’s cover? That is the first reason I want this book. And then, did you read the blurb? Now you get me….

Verdict: KEEP  ☑ 

The Giver by Lois Lowry

A dystopian world and a book that a lot of my friend recommended. I should just read this already… 

Verdict: KEEP  ☑ 

Eye of the Oracle (Oracles of Fire, #1) by Bryan Davis

I will pass on this one. 

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1) by Pittacus Lore

I don’t know why or how I haven’t read this yet. Adding it on my ”priority” TBR list.

Verdict: KEEP ☑

flower-divider-flower-dividers-clip-art-flowers-line-divider-stock-vector-illustration-of-elegantI only removed 4 books this time around. This is how my TBR list looks now.

Which books would you keep or remove? Please let me know in the comments because I love reading your comments and thoughts! 

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BLOG TOUR – I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney

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I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney is a book that stays with you after you read it. Dark, twisted and unpredictable until the very last chapter.

In the very beginning, we are met with the unknown. Aimee Sinclair is an actress and when she comes home, she realises her husband is missing. The police suspect she is hiding something. They are right, she does have a secret…

The book switches between two timelines; the first being Aimee today and the second being Aimee’s childhood. We get to enjoy these parallel stories and understand how Aimee’s childhood directly influences her decisions as a grown up.

‘’Sometimes it only takes one person to believe in you, to change your life forever. Sometimes it only takes one person not believing in you to destroy it. Humans are a highly sensitive species.’’

Alice’s writing is brilliant, and when reading the two timelines, you feel the child and you feel the adult. A skill not many writers can perfect.

Aimee’s whole life has been about being a different person. That is why she choose to become an actress. She can change into different people as she wants, and keep her true self hidden somewhere safe. But she didn’t learn this all by herself.

The book will leave things unpredictable until the very end. I had my theories and they kept changing all the time. The moment you feel you are close to the truth, something happens and you are back at the start. I loved it!

I wasn’t disappointed with the ending, but I did feel grossed out and disgusted by a certain someone. At times, some scenes felt like too much, but they were crucial to the story.

If you love dark and twisted psychological thrillers, you will most probably enjoy reading I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney.

Trigger warnings for abuse in all shapes and forms, animal cruelty and childhood trauma.

Thank you to the team at HQ, for the opportunity to be part of this blog tour, and for sending me a paperback copy in exchange for an honest review.

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