The one to relax with: Queen Bee by Jane Fallon @MichaelJBooks @JaneFallon #QueenBee #BookLovers

Queen Bee by Jane Fallon book cover UK edition

GIFTED / Today I happily present you my review for Queen Bee, the newest novel by Jane Fallon, who’s work I always enjoy.

This book should have been published back in April, but the release day has been changed to July 9th 2020. It has 400 pages.

I received an eARC via Netgalley in an exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Michael Joseph, Penguin for giving me this chance.


About the book:

FROM GOODREADS / Welcome to The Close – a beautiful street of mansions, where gorgeous Stella is the indisputable Queen Bee . . .

It is here that Laura, seeking peace and privacy after her marriage falls apart, rents a tiny studio. Unfortunately, her arrival upsets suspicious Stella – who fears Laura has designs on her fiancé, Al.

When Laura stumbles on the big secret Al is hiding, suddenly Stella’s perfectly controlled world, not to mention Laura’s future, are threatened.

Taking a chance on beating Al at his own twisted game, these two former strangers are fast becoming best friends.

But has Laura forgotten that revenge never comes without a sting in the tail?



Once again, Jane Fallon proved herself as a perfect go-to author for book clubs with her newest book Queen Bee.

As I already stated in my reviews for her other novels, I think Fallon’s work is great to read along with friends, as her novels often demand to be discussed about.
However, this time there wasn’t too many things people could argue about, but still it would make a perfect choice to read together and just comment things that were served.

I started this book and immediately knew I wouldn’t let it go until I finish that last page.
But life doesn’t happen as we planned it, so I gave birth somewhere in the middle of my Queen Bee journey, and too pause from it to get to know my baby and get better from that exper.
Once I finally took some time to read again, I was so happy to continue, as I was really looking forward to it, and didn’t forget anything that happened.

I enjoyed spending time in the neighborhood along with Laura. I think fans of Desperate Housewives would enjoy this story, because of the setting and mentality of characters.

The book is written in first person, following Laura’s POV.

I think it was a great choice because it made me really invested in the story.

I also really enjoyed how children of main characters were involved and I was looking forward to read about them.

I really recommend Queen Bee to readers of women’s fiction and I can’t wait to read more from this author in the future.

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Books I read in July (Monthly Reading Wrap Up) #BookBloggers #Booklovers #Reading #July

July was great month for me when it comes to reading. I managed to finish 10 books, and since my average number per month is 7, I am pretty happy with my result.

To be fair, I do have more free time on my hands now, so that is the main reason why I could finish that many books (even though I know for some of you it is not that big of a number). I hope that in August I will be able to read even more books (12 would be great, 14 would be amazing).

Without further ado, here are the books I read in July:

Then She Vanishes by Claire Douglas UK book cover I Heart Hawaii by Lindsey Kelk paperback UK book cover Quiet by Susan Cain book cover 99 percent mine by Sally Thorne book cover Looker by Laura Sims UK paperback book cover Strange the Dreamer Laini Taylor book cover UK edition Her Husband's Mistake by Sheila O'Flanagan UK book cover paperback blood promise by Richelle Mead, Vampire academy book 4, US cover The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman book cover one last greek summer by mandy baggot book cover

Favourite book of the month: Strange the Dreamer Laini Taylor book cover UK edition

That is it!

Tell me what awesome books have your read in July?
What was your favorite one?

I am back and here is my July Wrap Up + Book Haul

Hi guys, long time no see! I took some time off blogosphere, as you probably noticed.
The reason for doing so is that my life just got pretty busy and hectic and I felt like I needed a pause from everything.
I thought I’d just take few days off from reading and blogging, so I could recharge my inner batteries.
Few days turned into week and then even more then a week, but the good thing is I am back now and I do feel better, so I guess taking a little pause when it comes to blogging wasn’t a bad idea.

Now, I have some catching up to do. I guess it will take some time to visit all of you guys on your blogs, but it doesn’t matter.

I plan to post on regular basis from now on and I hope to have at least 2 book reviews per week. I also plan to do some tags and other book related posts. Movie Monday will also be back and of course, some giveaways are planned as well.

Ok, now when I said everything that was on my mind here is my

July Wrap Up:

In month of July I read 1 graphic novel, 1 short story and 6 novels.
Short story turned out to be my favorite read of the month.
This is what I read:

i.d. in a new york minute the fire child The Couple Next DoorThe Paris secret the name I call just kiss me the one that got away


Book Haul:

Here are the books I collected in July:

Freebei: in a new york minute

For review: the hating game just kiss me the one that got away love notes for freddie the summer that melted everything the name I call the moment she left The Couple Next Door

Waiting on Wendesday (#8): P.S. I Like You by Kasie West


Waiting on Wendesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights upcoming releases we can’t wait to read.

This week I am eagerly anticipating:

p.s. i like you

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

Publisher: Point

Publication Date: July 26th, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads):

What if the person you were falling for was a total mystery?

While Lily is spacing out in Chemistry one day, she picks up her pencil and scribbles a line from one of her favorite songs on the desk. The next day, someone else has written back to her on the desk! Soon enough Lily and the mystery student are exchanging notes, and lyrics, and even sharing secrets. When Lily finds out that her anonymous pen pal is a guy, she’s flustered — and kind of feels like she’s falling for him. She and her best friend set out to unravel the identity of the letter writer — but when the truth is revealed, the guy is the LAST person Lily could have ever imagined it to be. Now that Lily knows the truth, can she untangle her feelings and gather the courage to listen to her heart?

From beloved author Kasie West (The Distance Between Us) comes an utterly charming story about mixed messages, missed connections, and the magic of good old-fashioned secret admirer notes.

Why am I waiting?

If you know me for some time now, you know that I often like to say that Kasie West is my ya contemporary queen.
I read all of her contemporary books so far and loved every single one of them.
Her books always put me in great mood, I love to reread them and I can’t get enough of her writing.
She also creates awesome characters that I want to befriend with.

Overall, when it comes to this genre, I can’t imagine anyone doing it better then West.

I just can’t wait to see what she cooked for us in her new novel.
I just KNOW I’ll devour this story!

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