6th Annual End Of The Year Survey -- 2015 Edition!

I'm usually always so late when it comes to bookish things whether is a meme, a tag, or you know anything, so I was a bit lost when a bunch of surveys flooded my bloglovin and twitter timeline. I had no clue who was hosting it, (the lovely Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner btw) neither did I even think I would be non-lazy enough to actually answer all the questions, but after being intrigued and amused by some of the answers I've seen, I decided to say fuck it, and get busy sharing my 2015 in books. Now keep scrolling folks, it's time to get this party started!

Number of Books You've Read This Year: 71 
Number of Re-Reads: EW, us cool kids don't re-read books
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary of course!

1. Best Book You Read In 2015? 

YA contemporary - The Anatomical Shape of A Heart
YA Sci-Fi - Illuminae 
YA Fantasy - A Darker Shade of Magic
NA Contemporary - Burying Water
Adult Contemporary - The Witch of Painted Sorrows

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
The Girl Who Fell by Shannon M. Parker. I hated this debut & everyone else loves it. MEH. 

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read? 
Air Awakens by Elise Kova really surprised me! I loved the concept, the writing, the diverse characters. EVERYTHING

4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
Definitely the Anatomical Shape of A Heart lol. I loved Jack, I meant that book so much to the point I shoved it down everyone's throat. It worked of course haha.

5. Best series you started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015?
I haven't started a series this year . . . or have I lol? 
Best sequel goes to the Mime Order by Samantha Shannon. SUCH A DOPE SERIES GUYS.
I haven't finished a series, like ever since I started blogging lmao.

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?
K.A fucking Tucker!

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
I don't read alot of science fiction, but Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff blew me away!

8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab!

9. Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
People re-read books, this is actually a thing? GROSS lol.

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?
Fire Falling by Elise Kova. Prince Aldrik looks so delicious on that cover!

11. Most memorable character of 2015?
Jack from The Anatomical Shape of a Heart.

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?
Hands down The Weight of Feathers by Anna Marie-McLemore.

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015?
Mmm, ahh skip this question lol.

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read? 

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015?
16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?
I honestly don't have favorite quotes from books lol.

17. Book That Shocked You The Most
No question Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
Ezra and Kady from Illuminae!

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2015 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
Wandering Star by Romina Russell.

21. Best Book You Read In 2015 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. 

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?
The Darkling from Shadow and Bone. Oh and Jack from The Anatomical Shape of a Heart.

23. Best 2015 debut you read?
The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
YO Find Me I'm Yours by Hillary Carlip!

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?
I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios. I died mentally and spiritually reading this.

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne. This book was sooo good!

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
Fire Falling by Elise Kova. That cliffhanger, seriously, I'm dead. FORREAL

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?
Find Me I'm Yours by Killary Carlip. All the photos, websites, and videos made it such a cool read.

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)? 
The Girl Who Fell by Shannon M. Parker. This book pissed me tf off.

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?
The intro to my ACOTAR review is my favorite, BUT I think my favorite review is The Weight of Feathers of Anna Marie-McLemore

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
Discussions? NON-reviews? WHAT ARE THOOOOSEEEE? haha

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
Irish Banana Blog Tours hosted by Hannah! I absolutely love her!

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015?
I would say being recognized by others as their favorite blogger. That was pretty dope.

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
I think just staying ontop of posts, and participating. I hardly did meme's, tags, or anything other than reviews the second half of this year. I got super lazy yo.

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
My review for The Weight of Feathers. It has 43 comments and 333 views.  Thanks everyone MUAH

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
Mmm, none to be honest. You guys really show me love here on my blog and I appreciate it!

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
I completed my goodreads challenge! I set a limit for 50 books this year, and I surpassed that by 22 books!

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2016?
* Stares at TBR * Do you really want to know the answer to this? lol.

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2016 (non-debut)?
A Gathering of Shadows. Let's go Victoria!

3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. 

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2016?
I haven't really started too many series to care about this just yet haha

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2016?
I really want to be more organized next year!

6. A 2016 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
I've only read two 2016 releases so far, and since they aren't ah-mazing, (one was cool, the other one was disastrous) I'll have to skip this question lol.

So that's all you guys, this year has been pretty decent reading wise, but I'm aiming for bigger and better in 2016! HUUURRAHHH!

Okay, I'm done being ridiculous  

This Raging Light Collaboration Review -- Q&A Time!

This Raging Light | Estelle Laure
Release Date: December 20, 2015 | HMHkids
Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 288
Edition: ARC
Source: Publisher

Can the best thing happen at the worst time?

Her dad went crazy. Her mom left town. She has bills to pay and a little sister to look after. Now is not the time for level-headed seventeen-year-old Lucille to fall in love. But love—messy, inconvenient love—is what she's about to experience when she falls for Digby Jones, her best friend's brother. With blazing longing that builds to a fever pitch, Estelle Laure's soulful debut will keep readers hooked and hoping until the very last page.

I received a review copy courtesy of the author/publisher. This does not affect my opinion or views regarding the book whatsoever.



Did This Debut Novel Deliver
Or did it stink horribly like a piece of bologna that no one ever wants to eat? 
That was funny right? No? Okay whatever.


Outside of blogging, I don't have any friends that enjoy reading which is one of the many reasons why I started fangirlconfessions. I yearned to be able to chat about my love for books, and with my friends . . . that just wasn't happening. After being apart of the community for just a couple of weeks, I was already making new friends, and participating in fun bookish things such as buddy reads, which has become an absolute favorite of mine. I'm definitely one of those readers who loves to share my thoughts with others. I like the idea of reading in pairs or groups, knocking out chapters while we rant, rave, or stir up ridiculous (but very plausible) theories about the stories we're reading. I've noticed that just about every month, I'm buddied up with someone, and when I noticed my friends Tina and Erin were reading This Raging Light around the same time as I, well . . . you know what ensued. So instead of doing a traditional review, we've decided to team up to do a fun post, Q&A style!

Ready to get this poppin?


What Were Your Initial Thoughts Prior To Reading TRL?

This Raging Light was one of my most anticipated reads for 2015, so I was pretty excited going in. Okay, I was more than excited, but that's a discussion for another time. My good friend Jocelyn had read and loved it, and since we have the same taste in books, I figured this would go on my " I-fucking-love-you " shelf, especially after being told the author covered the aspect of cheating. I'm always down to read realistic fiction, so to make a long story short, the only thought I had going in was, " I-need-to-read-this-like-now. "
I wasn't sure what to expect since I've heard very mix things about TRL. It seemed like you either loved it or you hated it. I was curious to see what I would think about it.

When I first saw the title, I was expecting an issue-heavy book. Maybe it's the title's reference to "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" that really led me to believe that it would be a book full of hardships and struggles. I was also really hoping that it would have a really strong female lead character.

Concept & Writing: Raging Hit Or Flopping Miss?

As strange as this may sound . . . both. While I felt the concept and writing were strong, there were instances where they didn't exactly work for me. It took me a couple of chapters to get used to the writing, (which was a bit over-bearing at times) but after a while it started to flow, and I eventually came to enjoy it's quirkiness. As far as the concept goes, it was definitely a raging hit. I enjoyed how the subject matter was relatable, even though there were scenes that were a bit far-fetched for my tastes. On the other hand, the story was so faced paced that situations and characters didn't get the opportunity to fully blossom, not to mention how the ending completely left us hanging. Grrr.
TRL has a very delicate subject matter. Sure, we've all read our fair share of crappy parents in YA but TRL has a whole different kind of shitty parents. The concept isn't unheard of but I was curious to see how the author would deliver the story. The writing was different and took a couple chapters to get use to, and with the pace being so fast, I think it really hurt the story. Things didn't develop the way they could've, but it did keep me interested because I had so many questions, and I had this need to know what was going on. Personally, I thought it was a bit sugarcoated but I do admire that the author took a chance on a subject that I have rarely read or seen in YA.

It really took a while for me to get used to Ms. Laure's writing style. It's actually kind of awkward because I just felt like it didn't really represent how most teenagers speak. I think that Ms. Laure was trying for something poetic, especially because of the book's title, but she just missed the mark. It was a bit of a fusion between prose and how a teenager would actually speak. It was kind of weird, and I would have enjoyed something more reliable.

Now For Our Hottest Topic: Characters. Thoughts Ladies?

I didn't develop a major connection with any of the characters, which was a big problem for me. I really liked how determined and fierce Lucille was when it came to taking care of her sister, but other than that, I found her to be a bit immature. I hate a wishy-washy person in general, and Lu often displayed hot and cold behavior, always snapping at weird times over stupid things. Maybe it was the pressure from her situation, maybe I'm just being insensitive who knows, I just wasn't her biggest fan. The secondary characters added to the story but not much. Digby was cool, but his " situationship " with Lucille happened too quickly, so I wasn't completely sold on them. You don't really get a chance to connect with Digby, his sister Eden, or Lu's younger sister Wren, so you're basically going through the motions, which isn't completely a bad thing, but it isn't a good one either.

I felt bad for Lucille, the girl was seriously handed the shittiest card in the parents department, but I also admired her, she was strong and stepped up when she could've easily broken down. What I didn't like about her was that she had this sense of entitlement like Eden and Digby needed to help her and would become upset when their life wouldn't allow them to help her. I personally wish we could've read the story through Wren's eyes or had her point of view somewhere in between. I think she would've added a fresh perspective. I thought Eden was a good friend to have but she wasn't present enough for me to really consider her a best friend. What little I did learn from her she seemed like the kind of character you want on your team. I didn't care for Digby, and it didn't really have to do with the cheating but more of the mixed signals never really knowing him, and I felt like he was just another mess in Lucille's life instead of helping her.

I wasn't really impressed with the characters in This Raging Light because I feel like I know nothing about them! All of them - Lucille, Wren, Eden, Digby, and Shane - really aren't all that spectacular. It was kind of annoying to find such flat characters, especially in a novel that's full of all of these crazy issues.

Likes, Dislikes?

The subject matter was probably my favorite thing about TRL. As a parent, I couldn't imagine leaving my son to fend for himself, not for a second, a day, or even years. It was tough seeing Lucille take guardianship over her sister at such a young age, but it definitely showed a side to her that I could relate to. She would do anything to protect her family, and that my friends is what we have in common. I don't have many dislikes, (I do wish the author pushed the envelop a bit on the " cheating aspect.") but what I had a problem with, (the pacing and how nothing really seemed to be resolved) hindered the story big time for me, causing me to chop a few points off of the rating.

The concept of the story! It was very interesting and one I would love to keep reading. I actually liked the writing style, and her little sister Wren. Like I mentioned before, if the story was told through her point of view it would've been amazing! The mystery surrounding the " guardian angels " really enhanced the story and kept you wondering who was helping to take care of the girls. As far as dislikes, I would definitely say the pacing! I felt like it could've been slower so that the ending and the story could have developed better. It seemed like everyone knew about Lucille's mom leaving but didn't say anything.
The unanswered questions, I felt like the ending left so many things open for interpretation with bit of a cliffhanger. Not too mention it was incredibly rushed and left me wondering about Eden, and for Pete's sake where is the Mom!? So much backstory was missing about the mother, and since she seemed to be the focus, I honestly knew nothing about her.

I liked the idea of This Raging Light, but I don't think that Ms. Laure executed it in a way that will reach readers. The whole "older sibling taking care of a younger sibling" just seemed too easy. The romance between Lu and Digby was awkward, and it seems like it was forced. I also wasn't a fan of the plot twist at the end of the book because it felt like a way to shake things up instead of focusing on what's really at hand.

Rating & Recommendation?

I'm still very conflicted when it comes to the rating, but after having time to collect my thoughts and break down the story, I think I'm settling on a 3.
This Raging Light is definitely for fans of Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, especially if you like reading about sucky parents.

I am so torn. I enjoyed the book but things were missing. Something was missing. Is it a standalone? Is it a series? I guess if I have to pick I'd say three stars.

Unfortunately This Raging Light wasn't really for me. I thought I liked it, and I really do think that there are some great aspects, but something about it was off. I ended up disliking more about the book than I liked, so I had to give it a low rating. I think fans of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars and Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park would enjoy This Raging Light.

Burying Water Review -- Now This Is What I Call New Adult

Burying Water | K.A Tucker
Release Date: October 7th, 2014 | Atria
Genre(s): New Adult, Contemporary, Suspense
Pages: 368
Edition: Kindle
Source: Amazon

Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives—but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to “Jane Doe” for another day, the woman renames herself “Water” for the tiny, hidden marking on her body—the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbor, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barracuda? Why won’t Ginny let him step foot on her property? And why does Water feel she recognizes him?

Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Welles doesn’t know how long it will be before Water gets her memory back. For her sake, Jesse hopes the answer is never. He knows that she’ll stay so much safer—and happier—that way. And that’s why, as hard as it is, he needs to keep his distance. Because getting too close could flood her with realities better left buried.

The trouble is, water always seems to find its way to the surface.



Straight Out Of The Lifetime Movie Network 
Grab your snuggie, some popcorn, and a box of tissues for this book folks . . it's THAT good! 


Let's start this off by doing a little exercise. Nooo, sit down, sit down, no jumping jacks people, I want you to use your brains for justtttt a second.

Now, thinking back to all of the books you've read this year. Can you think of one that completely blew you away? One that grabbed you by your collar, sucked you into it's words, and consumed your soul with it's bookish greatness? One that was so picturesque, you could've easily been watching a movie in HD, imaginary nacho cheese dripping down your chin and all? Yes? Well good, you've now been inducted into the " how-do-I-live-a-normal-fucking-life-after-reading-this club because GUYS, when I say Burying Water did that and then some, I mean it . . .

 and now I don't know what the hell to do with myself.  

Even though this is my first book by K.A Tucker, I am no stranger to her work. I purchased Ten Tiny Breaths, (first book in the Ten Tiny Breaths series) about a hundred years ago, but like all the other titles I impulsively buy, it's collecting dust, impatiently waiting to be read. But there was something about Burying Water that called to me -- something that increased my urge to read it, forcing me to push aside all of my must-read-now arcs to do so. Making said choice was probably the best decision I've made this year, because following the lives of Alex and Jesse was a tragic, yet incredibly beautiful experience that I'm sure I'll never forget.

Now go, shoo, grab all of your movie snacks and let's get this poppin!

The Mind Can Be A Deceitful Thing. But It's No Match For The Heart.

Clutches Pearls
The story kicks off with an explosive opener that sets the tone for the rest of the book. I had no clue what to expect, (I hardly ever read a book's synopsis anymore lol) so from the start I was completely on edge, desperately trying to piece together the missing fragments. Very reminiscent to those dramatically epic lifetime movies, the plot gave us a delicious recipe of scandalousness -- I'm talking martial abuse, (not that this is delicious or anything) infidelity, hot mechanics, Russian mobsters, near-death experiences . . . look if you can name it, it had it. By the time I finished, I was literally one big ball of emotion, satisfied with such an amazing conclusion, yet completely heartbroken by some events. EMO-TIONAL rollercoaster folks.

The Ping Pong Effect
I don't know about you guys, but I loveeee me a dual or multi-perspective story! I enjoy reading through the eyes of more than one person, which for me not only adds depth, (especially if it's executed well) but brings me closer to the characters and events. Have you ever felt as if you knew more about the MC's because you were reading from not only their perspective, but from others as well? In my opinion, this increases my connection, which is exactly what happened this time around.
Tucker's take on what I call the " Ping Pong Effect " was brilliant! She brought in both the past and present setting, bouncing us from Jesse's perspective during " then " which consisted of all the agonizingly intense events that led up to the " now, " the present day perspective of Alex. Their stories rolled together like movie reels, and played out just as vividly.

Chemistry 101
Before reading Burying Water, I never actually rooted for a fictional couple. Sure I shipped some of our fave characters, but it wasn't a ship I was completely dedicated to or anything, so if it tragically sunk like the Titanic, then well, good riddance. HOWEVER, I fangirled so hard for Alex and Jesse. Normally I'm not into the whole " Hero Saves The Day " type of thing when it comes to guys, (I love me a badass anti-hero hehe) but there was something about Jesse's strong personality that I craved, something about Alex's fragile manner that intrigued me. From the start their chemistry was undeniable, setting off a spark that slowly grow into blazing flame, creating such an exquisite romance. Trust me, if you're searching for sexy and sensual, then this is your book.

I think it's safe to say that Burying Water is one of the best contemporaries I've read this year. The writing was simple yet gorgeous, nothing gimmicky or forced about it, and matched with a plot this suspenseful, mysterious, and heartwarming, it was no surprise I fell in love with it. With just one title alone, K.A Tucker has became one of my favorite new adult authors, completely topping others on my list, and I can't wait to devour more of her spectacular work!

Have any of you read The Burying Water series or other titles by Tucker?


Rules For 50/50 Chances Review -- The Eye-Opener

Rules For 50/50 Chances | Kate McGovern
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
Release Date: November 24, 2015
Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 352
Edition: Hardcover
Source: Publisher

A heartrending but ultimately uplifting debut novel about learning to accept life's uncertainties; a perfect fit for the current trend in contemporary realistic novels that confront issues about life, death, and love.

Seventeen-year-old Rose Levenson has a decision to make: Does she want to know how she's going to die? Because when Rose turns eighteen, she can take the test that tells her if she carries the genetic mutation for Huntington's disease, the degenerative condition that is slowly killing her mother.

With a fifty-fifty shot at inheriting her family's genetic curse, Rose is skeptical about pursuing anything that presumes she'll live to be a healthy adult-including her dream career in ballet and the possibility of falling in love. But when she meets a boy from a similarly flawed genetic pool and gets an audition for a dance scholarship across the country, Rose begins to question her carefully laid rules

I received a review copy courtesy of the author/publisher. This does not affect my opinion or views regarding the book whatsoever.



The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly.
Now this is what I call realistic fiction . . .


Fantasy vs Contemporary. 
I've had this conversation about a dozen times with a million people, and my answer is always the same. Even though I've come to truly love the fantasy genre this past year, there's something about contemporary that tugs at my whole being, and no matter what genre I venture off to, it always manages to pull me right back. The question I'm often asked is why? Why choose contemp over a genre you can get lost in? A genre with magical worlds, magical people doing magical things? My answer: contemporary is magical too, just not in the sword wielding princess, fire breathing dragon, flying pigs that can see the future, sort of way.

I enjoy this genre because for the most part, it mirrors real life. Without even knowing it, you can be fictionally exploring the lives of anyone, your mailman, the Starbucks barista you think is cute with the shaggy hair, your next door neighbor that keeps digging through the trash, in fewer words, contemporary can open eyes to realities that are not always our own. So when I picked up Rules For 50/50 Chances, I had no clue just how close to someone's reality my experience would actually be.

What I Adored

Eye-Opening Experience
Before reading this book, I wasn't entirely familiar with Huntington's Disease. It was always just a diagnosis that I've seen in passing, in the doctor's office, on a random TV commercial, in health class on a day I was surely half paying attention, but never did I actually know what it was, and how damaging it is for an individual as well as their family . . until now. Reading this book was incredibly humbling. I learned so much about this ugly, horrible, terrifying disease to the point it opened my eyes to just how fortunate I really am.

Wait you have parentals?
Have you ever read a YA book where the main character lived at home but yet their parents were like . . . nowhere to be found? & if they do make an appearance, it's such a small role, that it's almost like they didn't exist at all? Well throw some damn confetti in the air, because the aspect of family in this story is so strong! Our main character Rose lives at home with her sickly mother who has HD, her father who is so over-emotionally hilarious, and her British grandmother. I loved seeing them interact, especially at times where the hardships of the disease affected them all. It's also pretty damn beautiful to see that the entire family played major roles within the story.

Jungle Fever 
I'm not even going to lie, I was so surprised to see that the love interest was an African-American. It's been a while since I've read a book with a POC, particularly black, and I was extremely pleased with how well he was portrayed. Caleb was such an all out nerd. He was a sweetheart, kind, goofy, and completely understanding of her mother's illness, especially since both his mother and twin sisters suffer from Sickle Cell. I loved his relationship with Rose because it felt so mature for YA. Sure they did things like eat icecream, and nerd out about illnesses, but there was something so genuine and not so cheesy about their affection for each other that I absolutely adored.

Through the entire book, my only dislike was that our main character Rose proved to be a bit selfish and difficult at times. I sympathized of course because her situation is definitely tough, but the girl sure had a way of always being so hard to deal with, so negative. Thank goodness for Caleb and his " tell-it-like-it-is " attitude which definitely helped set her straight a bit. She did end up showing some great character growth by the end of the book, I just wish it didn't happen so suddenly. 

Focused heavily on decision-making, family, love, and friendships, Rules For 50/50 Chances proved to be such an incredibly important read. I believe it's a strong contender in the YA genre, being incredibly diversewell-written, and emotionally driven. By the end I was inspired, humbled, and certainly appreciative of the life I as well as my family were given. If you're looking for a contemporary that has a heartwarming message to deliver, I would highly suggest you pick this up!


One Step Too Far -- Promo Post

One Step Too Far | Tina Seskis
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Publisher: Harpercollins 
Genre(s): Adult, Mystery, Psychological Thriller
Pages: 304
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

An apparently happy marriage. A beautiful family. A dream home. So what makes lawyer Emily Coleman—a woman who appears to have everything—get up one morning and walk right out of her life to start again as someone new?

Deliberately losing herself in London, Emily quickly transforms herself into Cat. Along with her new name, she finds a new home in a shared house in North London teeming with an odd assortment of flatmates, and a new job as a receptionist.

Soon Cat has buried any trace of her old self so well, no one knows how to find her. But she can’t bury the past—or her own painful memories. As the days turn to months, thoughts of all she’s left behind begin to consume her. She cannot outrun the ghosts that haunt her, no matter how hard she tries to elude them. And soon, she’ll have to face the truth of what she’s done—a shocking revelation that may push her one step too far. . . .



I've always liked my books weird and crazy,
but lord knows I wasn't expecting this . . . 


Psychological thrillers have always been a top fave of mine. I crave the mystery surrounding the plot, and tend to be a bit obsessed with the characters that always seem to be unreliable as hell, and One Step Too Far isn't any different. Emily Coleman has ran away from her perfect life, completely starting anew. There are alter egos, flashbacks that uncover a dark past, and a plot twist that even I, Sherlock Holmes Jr, didn't see coming!

About The Author

Tina Seskis grew up in Hampshire, England, and after graduating from the University of Bath spent more than twenty years working in marketing and advertising. One Step Too Far is her debut novel, and was first published independently in the UK, where it shot to the #1 spot on the bestseller list. Her second novel is forthcoming. She lives in North London with her husband and son.

Find out more about Tina at her website, and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.