Friday’s Fairy Tales: Hansel and Gretel


So…embarrassingly, I had originally planned to post this Friday’s Fairytales over Hallowe’en because when would this tale be more fitting, since it is the international time of year when kids gorge themselves on sweets? Oops, real life got in the way. It has been a while since I’ve posted a Friday’s Fairytales (the last one being The Frog King on 17th October 2014- man, that flew by)- so let’s get straight into it!

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130. The Labyrinth House- Mark Rollins


Title: The Labyrinth House

Author: Mark Rollins

Rating: ★★★

On the Shelves: Fiction> Fantasy/Mystery

What would you do if you entered a house that you couldn’t leave?

Bradley Jensen, a young architect on his honeymoon, finds himself facing this very question when he finds a door embedded in a tree on a nature hike with his new wife. On the other side of the door is a mansion, and in the mansion are other people: a man from the 70’s, a former slave, and a young woman from the time of the Salem Witch Trials. They, like Bradley, can’t escape. They can’t open the door that leads to the exit; they can’t break down the walls.

There’s one other person in the mansion, a man none of the others like to talk about. He’s like them, plucked out of the world and placed here in a mansion beyond time. Except he’s dangerous. Deadly. In order to figure out the mystery of his current situation and—hopefully—make it back to his wife, Bradley is going to have to confront this man, as well as something far more dangerous:

The Labyrinth House itself (Goodreads 2014)

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Giveaways: Because who doesn’t love a free book?


Well I thought of putting a giveaway together to celebrate both reaching 100 followers, which is shocking to no end, and also for this book blog reaching it’s 1 year anniversary on 12th December. I am a little early because obviously, it is still November, but I figured if I could get this up and running now, I could send the prize out in the Christmas post to the winner!

 I love the community I’ve discovered through book blogging, and I can’t wait to meet more book lovers in the future through this!

The only rules are:-

+ as long as The Book Despository ships to you, you can enter this giveaway.
+ The winner can pick any book up to the value of £10.00/$10.00
+ You can pick any book you like 🙂

Start date: 23rd November 2014
Closes: 5th December 2014

So, what are you waiting for? Have a book on me ;3 I’ll announce the winner on 5th December, so you have 2 weeks to enter and spread the word!

129. Life After Life- Kate Atkinson


Title: Life After Life

Author: Kate Atkinson

Rating: ★★★★

On the Shelves: Fiction> Historical Fiction/Paranormal

What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right?

During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath.

During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale.

What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to?

Life After Life follows Ursula Todd as she lives through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. With wit and compassion, she finds warmth even in life’s bleakest moments, and shows an extraordinary ability to evoke the past. Here is Kate Atkinson at her most profound and inventive, in a novel that celebrates the best and worst of ourselves (Goodreads 2014)

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128. All Quiet on the Western Front- Erich Maria Remarque


Title: All Quiet on the Western Front

Author: Erich Maria Remarque

Rating: ★★★★

On the Shelves: Fiction> Classics

One by one the boys begin to fall…

In 1914 a room full of German schoolboys, fresh-faced and idealistic, are goaded by their schoolmaster to troop off to the ‘glorious war’. With the fire and patriotism of youth they sign up. What follows is the moving story of a young ‘unknown soldier’ experiencing the horror and disillusionment of life in the trenches. (Goodreads 2014)

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