Review: My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry

My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry (ARC cover)

Title: My Husband’s Wife
Author: Jane Corry
Genre: Contemporary, Thriller
Source: The publisher
Publisher: Penguin Books (25th August 2016)

It’s the perfect love story.

Lily meets Ed at a party, and on their second date, he proposes. She’s a lawyer, he’s an up-and-coming artist. They own a small but beautiful flat in London and mix with all the right people.

But Lily has a secret. Something from her past, that is soon to collide with her present. And she thinks her new husband is hiding something too…

The vows they made will soon be tested to the very limits.

‘Till death us do part…’

(Blurb from

Rating: *** (3 stars)

MY HUSBAND’S WIFE is the debut novel by Jane Corry. It tells the story of Lily Macdonald, a lawyer, who has recently come back from her honeymoon. Lily views her marriage to Ed as a chance to have a fresh start, to leave her past behind her. On her return to London Lily finds herself put on the case of a convicted murderer that claims he is innocent of all charges. The trouble is, he reminds Lily of someone whom she used to know.

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Bout of Books 17 | Read-a-thon fun

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. 

– From the Bout of Books team

It’s time for another Bout of Books, and I’ve decided to sign-up again. I want to use this opportunity to both kick-start myself back into reading & I want to use the opportunity to finish some books I’ve had lying around the house for a while. I really like the fact that this read-a-thon is no pressure. With that in mind, I don’t plan to do daily vlogs this time around. If you want to keep track of how I’m doing I’ll post an updates post on Monday where you can keep track, or you can follow me on Instagram or Twitter. Depending on how things go I may also post a vlog round-up of how Bout of Books 17 went for me once everything’s done.

As far as goals go for this read-a-thon they’re going to be real low-key, as I don’t want to pile the pressure on myself. Basically I want to read – and finish – the three books in the photo below, and anything on top of that will be gravy. Oh, and I definitely want to try for one of the Twitter chats as they’re super fun and I highly recommend them if you’re taking part and can make them – they are chaotic fun at its best!

The 3 books I want to read!

Please let me know in the comments below if you’re taking part, & good luck and I hope you have fun.

Review: The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater (UK edition)

Title: The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, 4)
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher: Scholastic (26th April 2016)

For years, Gansey has been on a quest to find a lost king. One by one, he’s drawn others into his mission: Ronan, who steals from dreams; Adam, whose life is no longer his own; Noah, whose life is no longer life; and Blue, who loves Gansey . . . and is certain she is destined to kill him.

Nothing dead is to be trusted.

Now the endgame has begun.

Nothing living is safe.

Dreams and nightmares are converging. Love and loss are inseparable. And the quest refuses to be pinned to a path.

Rating: *** (3 stars)

THE RAVEN KING is the fourth and final instalment of Maggie Stiefvater’s enthralling The Raven Cycle series. This book brings Stiefvater’s magical series to its conclusion. Gansey’s search for Glendower reaches its finale whilst Ronan deals with the consequences of his power; whilst Adam with the results of his bargain; whilst Noah faces what it means to be dead; and whilst the prophecy of killing her true love when she kisses him looms over Blue.

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Illumicrate Unboxing 4 – August 2016

Surprise! Despite everything going on at the moment I have actually managed to get this out on time – go me! My Illumicrate arrived last Wednesday and I thought you might like to see what’s in it. So I’ve done an unboxing video you can watch if you want, and I’ve also included photos of the items in the box. Needless to say there will be !Spoilers! beyond this point if you haven’t got your box yet.

If you’ve never heard of Illumicrate before it is a UK based subscription service. It is a box that contains a book and some other bookish goodies. It costs £29.99 (plus P&P if you live outside the UK). You can find out more information and sign-up for updates about the next box here: . Needless to say I’m not  affiliated with them, I just enjoy the boxes!

The video for those who want to watch:

& of course, here are some photos for you to look at:

The items in this quarter’s Illumicrate are:

  • A gift card from MyBOOKMark
  • Drink Me Strawberry Tea by Post Tea
  • Jay Kristoff signed bookplate
  • Laure Eve signed bookplate
  • Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir sampler
  • Red Rising inspired artwork
  • Temporary Tattoos based on The Graces
  • A letter from Laure Eve
  • Postcard about Unboxed by Non Pratt
  • The Graces by Laure Eve
  • Nevernight by Jay Kristoff bookmark
  • Coloring Quotes by Ashley Poston
  • Trio Coasters by Taratjah Art
  • In Omnia Paratus tote bag by Colorful Geekiness
  • Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

I hope you enjoyed this unboxing. I really enjoyed this quarter’s box, and I’m curious to see what the next Illumicrate will bring.

Review: The King’s Men by Nora Sakavic

The King’s Men by Nora Sakavic

Title: The King’s Men (All For The Game, 3)
Author: Nora Sakavic
Genre: Contemporary, GLBT, Mafia, New Adult, Thriller
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (31st March 2016)

Neil Josten is out of time. He knew when he came to PSU he wouldn’t survive the year, but with his death right around the corner he’s got more reasons than ever to live.

Befriending the Foxes was inadvisable. Kissing one is unthinkable. Neil should know better than to get involved with anyone this close to the end, but Andrew’s never been the easiest person to walk away from. If they both say it doesn’t mean anything, maybe Neil won’t regret losing it, but the one person Neil can’t lie to is himself.

He’s got promises to keep and a team to get to championships if he can outrun Riko a little longer, but Riko’s not the only monster in Neil’s life. The truth might get them all killed – or be Neil’s one shot at getting out of this alive.

Rating: ***** (5 stars)

THE KING’S MEN by Nora Sakavic is the concluding part of her All For The Game trilogy. When Neil Josten signed with the PSU Foxes he knew he would only have limited time, but now that time has run out and Neil must face the consequences of choosing to stay. The monsters in his life are growing closer, and now after years of running Neil might just have a reason to live. His growing bond with the Foxes means for the first time he has a family. But one of them might mean a whole lot more to him, and kissing them would be dangerous.

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Status Update!


Hopefully if you follow me on my blog The Flutterby Room things will have been posting pretty normally – I actually managed to schedule two posts a week, which I was super happy about. If you follow me on other forms of social media then you may have noticed that I have been pretty much absent for the past month. I feel that I owe you an explanation for this unexpected absence, but I also don’t want to go into too much detail, as the whole point of this blog is to post about the books I’ve read recently and what I thought of them.

Basically, I have a medical condition that flared up badly and I ended up in hospital for ten days. This has meant that I have fallen behind on answering emails – I honestly cannot remember as I write this the last time I logged into my accounts – and just keeping up to date on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms. I am really sorry if I owe you a response, but I am still not one hundred percent. I will do my best to respond to all emails, comments and communication as quickly as I can. In order to keep posting regularly from August 18th I will be reverting to posting one review a week on the blog.

Thank you for your patience,


Review: Lover Unleashed by J. R. Ward

Lover Unleashed by J. R. Ward (UK edition)

Title: Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, 9)
Author: J. R. Ward
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Piatkus (3rd November 2011)


Payne, twin sister of the Vishous, is cut from the same dark, seductive cloth as her vampire brother. Imprisoned for eons by their mother, the Scribe Virgin, she finally frees herself – only to face a devastating injury.

Manuel Manello, MD, is drafted by the Brotherhood to save her as only he can – but when the human surgeon and the vampire warrior meet, their two worlds collide in the face of their undeniable passion. With so much working against them, can love prove stronger than the birthright and the biology that separate them?

Rating: *** (3 stars)

LOVER UNLEASHED by J. R. Ward is the ninth book in her Black Dagger Brotherhood series. This book tells the story of Payne, twin sister to Vishous who is a member of the Brotherhood. Payne has spent the last several centuries imprisoned by their mother, and has only been recently reunited with her brother whom she watched from afar. After she frees herself, Payne is injured and requires the help of a surgeon. Jane ropes in an old friend to help in the form of Manuel “Manny” Manello. Payne and Manuel share something more than doctor and patient, and the lines between them quickly become blurred.

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Review: The Raven King by Nora Sakavic

The Raven King by Nora Sakavic

Title: The Raven King (All For The Game, 2)
Author: Nora Sakavic
Genre: Contemporary, Mafia, New Adult, Thriller
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform  (31st March 2016)

The Foxes are a fractured mess, but their latest disaster might be the miracle they’ve always needed to come together as a team. The one person standing in their way is Andrew, and the only one who can break through his personal barriers is Neil.

Except Andrew doesn’t give up anything for free and Neil is terrible at trusting anyone but himself. The two don’t have much time to come to terms with their situation before outside forces start tearing them apart. Riko is intent on destroying Neil’s fragile new life, and the Foxes have just become collateral damage.

Neil’s days are numbered, but he’s learning the hard way to go down fighting for what he believes in, and Neil believes in Andrew even if Andrew won’t believe in himself.

Rating: ***** (5 stars)

THE RAVEN KING by Nora Sakavic is the second book in the All For The Game trilogy. It continues Neil’s story several days after the events of THE FOXHOLE COURT, and deals with the repercussions of those events. Neil and his teammates are left reeling after THE FOXHOLE COURT, and Neil’s past is quickly catching up to him. To stand a chance the PSU Foxes need to pull together, and Neil has made his choice.

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Review: Captive Prince by C. S. Pacat

Captive Prince by C. S. Pacat

Title: Captive Prince (Captive Prince Trilogy, 1)
Author: C. S. Pacat
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Berkley (23rd April 2015)


Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos. But when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave.

Beautiful, manipulative, and deadly, his new master, Prince Laurent, epitomizes the worst of the court at Vere. But in the lethal polical web of the Veretian court, nothing is as it seems, and when Damen finds himself caught up in a play for the throne, he must work together with Laurent to survive and save his country.

For Damen, there is just one rule: never, ever reveal his true identity. Because the one man Damen needs is the one man who has more reason to hate him than anyone else . . .

Rating: *** (3 stars)

CAPTIVE PRINCE by C. S. Pacat is book one of the Captive Prince Trilogy. In it we are introduced to Prince Damen and Prince Laurent, who are heirs to the thrones of rival kingdoms. Damen is sent to serve Prince Laurent as a pleasure slave when his half-brother seizes power and becomes King of Akielos. Stuck in a place where discovery will mean his death, Damen struggles to fit into the Veretian Court.

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Review: Angel’s Ink by Jocelynn Drake

Angel’s Ink by Jocelynn Drake

Title: Angel’s Ink (The Asylum Tales, 1)
Author: Jocelynn Drake
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Harper Voyager (20th June 2013)


Looking for a tattoo – and maybe a littel something extra: a burst of good luck, a dollop of true love, or even a hex on an ex? Head to the quiet and mysterious Gage, the best skin artist in town. Using unique potions – a blend of extraordinary ingredients and speical inks – to etch the right symbol, he can fulfill any heart’s desire. But in a place like Low Town, where elves, faeries, trolls, werewolves, and vampires happily walk among humanity, everything has its price.

No one knows that better than Gage. Turning his back  on his own kind, he left the magical Ivory Tower where cruel witches and warlocks rule, a decision that cost him the right to practise magic. And if he disobeys, his punishment – execution – will be swift.

Though he’s tried to fly under the radar, Gage can’t hide from powerful warlocks who want him dead – or the secrets of his own past. But with the help of his friends, Trixie, a gorgeous elf who hides her true identity, and a hulking troll named Bronx, Gage might just make it through this enchanted world alive.

Rating: *** (3 stars)

ANGEL’S INK by Jocelynn Drake is the first book in The Asylum Tales. It tells the story of Gage Powell a tattoo artist with a mysterious past. He’s known as the best skin artist in town, and he’s the person to visit if you want a tattoo with a little something extra. When Gage’s past comes calling and a mysterious customer comes in search of a tattoo, he has no choice but to gamble everything on the slim hope of survival. Everything has a price in Gabe’s world; sometimes the dice are not stacked in your favour but you still have to roll them.

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