#BookReview: There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

Receiving books free in exchange for reviews will never sway the outcome of my reviews. All my reviews are own my personal thoughts and opinions whether they for review or bought. While I may feel a certain way, others may feel differently. So sit back and relax and check out my thoughts on this book. Don't forget to share your thoughts (no spoilers) on the books or reviews on this blog in comments.

Title: There's Someone Inside Your House
Format: ebook
Pages: 306
Published: 26th Sept 2017
Publisher: Macmillan's Children's Books
Source: Bought
Genre: YA Horror, Mystery
Shelfability:  Borrow
Over a year after her parents sent her away from Hawaii to live with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska, Makani Young is still adjusting to her new life. She's made a small group of close friends and even flirted with romance, but her past in Hawaii is still hard to forget. 

And then . . . one by one the students of her new high school begin to die in a series of gruesome murders. Makani doesn't know who's next on the list. Between this, and a secret scorching relationship with the school weirdo, this school year may turn out to be one to die for . . . literally. 

There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins will have you swooning with fear and romance, and is the perfect page-turner for fans of Scream Queens and I Know What You Did Last Summer.

I am a bit rusty on writing reviews so please bare with me. It's been a while since I even attempted writing one as you can see from the lack of blog posts. However, here goes nothing!!

There's Someone Inside Your House is a YA horror novel about teenager Makani. Who is forced to go live with her grandmother in Nebraska. She has a dark secret that she thought no one would have to find out. However, when her fellow classmates start getting murdered, will she be able to keep hiding her secret? And will she be safe from the killer?

Having read some of the author's work before I was familiar with her style of writing. The story itself is really quick read and you can easily get lost in it. There is no denying that the author knows how to write. However, it was the plot itself that I struggled with. It was an ok read don't get me wrong. I read it in a day. I just didn't love the story.

I was expecting it to be a really good YA slasher book. I am a big baby when comes to horror movies and books. So it doesn't take much to freak me out. Sadly this one didn't have that scare factor that I was looking for. The mystery aspect of the killer was interesting at first. You want to know who and why. Sadly, the killer is revealed way too early for my liking and the motive just felt a bit................meh.

Now the characters themselves, they didn't really stand out for me. Usually when reading a book you can connect with at least one character. I couldn't with any of them. Maybe Ollie a little for his pink hair because I used to have pink hair but that's about it. Makani is the main character with a dark secret. Now when you are teased with this from the beginning of the book you are wanting something dark, something juicy right? Makani made a mistake. Was it super dark? Not really. I was really disappointed with the big reveal. A huge let down.

As I said the story is a fast paced read. It's a good book just to escape into a for while. Just for me personally it didn't have the fear factor a good horror should have.
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#2017MyYear: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

2017 has been one hell of year. Readings wise it has sucked. I only read 33 books. But I read some amazing ones. Personally? There have been ups and downs. I have had some great times with great people. I have laughed and cried. Had my heart broken and made so many mistakes. But, I don't think I would change any of it. Including all the bad decisions because let's face it those bad decisions were fucking fun to make. Lol.

However, let's focus on all the good time shall we?? 


Dirty Dancing

That's right. I took my mum to her favourite movie on stage and it was something else. It was fantastic  I grew up on Dirty Dancing, even though my dad didn't let me watch it as a child but my mum did. LOL. And it really does explain how I dance as an adult lol. Seeing it on stage was amazing. It was funny and sexy!!! I hope we get to see it again.


Ben Montieth

Ben is a Glasgow musician. He is outstanding. His voice gives me chills. He is handsome and talent and I hope he goes far. Getting a chance to see him in Classic Grand in a proper gig was phenomenal. You can usually find him busking in Glasgow city centre but seeing him in on stage was completely different. You can get his albums on itunes/google play etc. His original music is fantastic and his song "Home" hits me in the feels.


Grease is my favourite movie of all time. My wifey (my best friend lol) took me to see Grease in the Edinburgh Playhouse. I was ill, I had no voice and a dodgy stomach but let you tell you. It did not stop me having a great time and enjoying the show. I had never seen it on stage before and it did not disappoint at all.

My Baby Boy Turned 11.

That's right my boy turned 11 years old. I still can't believe it sometimes. I still remember bringing him home from the hospital like it was yesterday. Now he's 11 years old. Growing up too fast. Big and cheeky.

Welcome to the World Keelin.

My niece Keelin finally arrived! A proud moment for everyone. She is so precious and my son adores her. He is a great big cousin and that little girl is going to grow up surrounded by love.

Bestie Tattoos.

After years of saying we would do it. We finally done. We got our shark fin tattoos. I   haven't got a photo of two of them together which I am sure I can fix at some point but we finally got matching tattoos. Silly little tattoos but for us means a lot.

Five & 911

Another present from my bestie. She got me tickets to go see my favourite childhood band FIVE. 911 I only really knew one song but FIVE I know them all. Sadly my bestie couldn't make but my friend Sarah came along and had a great time.

The 8th Circle Tattoo.

For years I have wanted this as a tattoo. And one day I was sitting on my break at work and just decided I needed it now.  I booked myself in a few days later with Antonio and there you go.  It's just a simple tattoo but I love it. And one of the favourite things about the tattoo is that the author commented on the post. Nothing big just a simple comment and I fan girled like crazy. She is one my fave author!!!

Always Tattoo
You should know by now that I love Harry Potter. I grow up on the books and the movies. For years I knew I needed some sort of tattoo for it. When I seen this one I knew it was it. I showed my bestie when we were in getting our shark fins and she booked me in. I am so in love with it.

Tiffany Reisz

And something else magical happened that. Tiffany Reisz started following me in instagram and liked my Always tattoo post!!! You have no idea how much of a screaming fan girl I turned into that moment. LOL.

Christmas 2017

Christmas was a quiet time of us. But a great time. The Kid got spoiled as usual. He got everything he asked for aswell as some surprises. I have no idea where I am going to put everything but it's worth it to see his face. 2017 would bethe  last year he gets a lot as he is getting older and everything is so expensive. I am dreading Christmas 2018 although I already know what I am getting him. Lol.

So that's just a few of my highlights of 2017. I can honestly say I had a good year for the most part. I won't say much about the bad stuff because there was plenty and a few are actually attached to my best parts which makes one or two bittersweet. However, If you know me you will know the bad decisions are always fun. I am not ashamed of who I am. I regret nothing. I put my heart out there and few times got it crushed but it makes me who I am. I have made some massive mistakes but I keep making them and in all honestly will probably make them in 2018 again but hey, that's me.

Hope you all had a great 2017 and that 2018 will hopefully be even better. 
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#2017ReadingChallenges: Completed

Well, I started out 2017 with great intentions and it's turned out to be THE WORST year for me. I originally set out with a goal of 50 books. However, half way through the year I knew I was never going to complete it, so I give myself a new goal of 30 and I just made it.  I read 33 books in total. I started so many more but I have been in a weird funk all year and only certain books can hold my attention. 

I also decided to do the 2017 Totally Doable Reading Challenge by Reading Like A Boss. And even though it was only 12 books I thought I wasn't going to complete it. But I got there. I finished the last book on 30th Dec. So I was cutting it close. But we got there in the end.

What you about you? Did you reach your reading goals this year? Planning on any next? Let us know. 

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#BookSpotlight: Plunder with Intent Blog Tour

Title: Plunder With Intent
Series: N/A
Author: Joanna D'Este Clark
Genre: Historical, Fiction.
Publisher: Ember Press
Published: 7th Nov 2017
Buy: Amazon UK

5th Century BC, Athens

Humble sculptor, Nikodimos, toils away in his workshop to create a sumptuous marble masterpiece of Athena Parthenos. His beautiful, noble creation is destined to be housed in the Parthenon. Nikodimos has no reason to suspect that it will not remain in its rightful home forever...

19th Century AD, Athens

Lord Quimby, rich, powerful and greedy, is enchanted by the wealth of the Parthenon. Unconcerned by the locals' distress, Lord Quimby plunders the Parthenon of her finest artefacts. His twelve-year-old nephew, Maximilian, helplessly watches his Uncle's savage devastation of the treasure as it is shipped off to England, never to be seen again on Greek soil.

Present Day

Young Cambridge student Max Perceval unearths the horror of his late ancestor's murky deeds and realises all is not what it seems in the Museum of Classical Antiquities. In order to locate the treasured marble, and right the wrongs of the past, Max must take matters into his own hands and confront the ghosts of the Quimby dynasty.

Based on a True Story

The Parthenon Marbles are a collection of Classical Greek marble sculptures that form part of the Parthenon temple in Athens, built nearly 2,500 years ago. They are considered amongst the finest examples of Greek art. In the early 19th century however, the British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire removed about half of the remaining sculptures from the Parthenon. They were first exhibited in 1807 in London before they went on show at the British Museum in 1817. Ever since the sculptures have been on display to the public in the British Museum. However, since the early 1830s, Greek governments have argued for the return of all the Parthenon sculptures to Athens and this debate is still ongoing today.

Joanna D’Este Clark fell in love with the classical world and all-things-Greek while studying architecture and history of art at a Canadian university. For the last ten years she has been a strong supporter of the BCRPM (British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece). She is a member of Marbles Re-United, and in 2016 was invited to speak about her exciting new work at the Acropolis Museum in Athens.

Joanna lives in London although she dreams of spending a lot more time in Greece. Plunder with Intent is inspired by her passion to see the Parthenon Marbles finally come home. 

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