#Review Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

Book: Under Rose Tainted Skies
Author: Louise Gornall
Pages: 320
Release Date: 7th July 2016
Publisher: Chicken House
Received Paperback Proof in exchange for honest review
Rating: ✪✪✪✪

Synopsis VIA Goodreads:

Norah has agoraphobia and OCD. When groceries are left on the porch, she can’t step out to get them. Struggling to snag the bags with a stick, she meets Luke. He’s sweet and funny, and he just caught her fishing for groceries. Because of course he did.

Norah can’t leave the house, but can she let someone in? As their friendship grows deeper, Norah realizes Luke deserves a normal girl. One who can lie on the front lawn and look up at the stars. One who isn’t so screwed up.


Under Rose Tainted Skies is not just any book it's a stunning book that looks at the effect of agoraphobia and OCD in a real way. Seeing Louise describe all the feelings Norah was having to deal with felt so real and it could only be portrayed though Louise's beautiful writing. 

We are seeing though Norah our protagonist's eyes her struggle with agoraphobia and OCD and her struggle, to not overcome it as you can never fully overcome these things but to make the little steps she wants to make in her life. Though the help of Luke her next door neighbour and her mum who is such a support system to Norah you see her journey in a realistic and emotional way. The story was fast paced but did slow a little in the middle but picked right back up. 

There is a romance within Under Rose Tainted Skies but for a person who typically loves a swoon worthy romance I just loved the way Lousie wrote it. You can really tell they really like each other  but Louise showed that she doesn't just try to overcome things because of a boy. It's's about a young girl and her journey and being accepted for who she is. 

Louise Gornall's Under Rose Tainted Skies, is a stunning book that portrays mental health in a realistic way while being stunningly beautiful in its portrayal. A book that makes you think and feel.

It's Summer, here are the books am anticipating!

It's officially summer, but as usual the UK weather isn't taking notice of that fact. Today it's cold and raining which means I am staying in and reading (not a bad day in my opinion) which got me thinking about books that are releasing this summer I am excited for. There is only five on the list but there a good five and one of them is in my top 5 highly anticipated of the year.

Releases: July 19th 2016

Blurb VIA Goodreads

Seventeen-year-old Bo has always had delusions that he can travel through time. When he was ten, Bo claimed to have witnessed the Titanic hit an iceberg, and at fifteen, he found himself on a Civil War battlefield, horrified by the bodies surrounding him. So when his concerned parents send him to a school for troubled youth, Bo assumes he knows the truth: that he’s actually attending Berkshire Academy, a school for kids who, like Bo, have "superpowers."

At Berkshire, Bo falls in love with Sofia, a quiet girl with a tragic past and the superpower of invisibility. Sofia helps Bo open up in a way he never has before. In turn, Bo provides comfort to Sofia, who lost her mother and two sisters at a very young age. 

But even the strength of their love isn’t enough to help Sofia escape her deep depression. After she commits suicide, Bo is convinced that she's not actually dead. He believes that she's stuck somewhere in time — that he somehow left her in the past, and now it's his job to save her. 

A world without you is one of my highly anticipated of the year it will be my first Beth Revis book and I am really eager to get my hands on it. This year I seem to be reading a lot of books surrounding mental health and I have a feeling this book is going to be a powerful read.

Releases: July 5th 2016

Blurb VIA Goodreads:

They tell me that my memory will never be the same, that I'll start forgetting things. At first just a little, and then a lot. So I'm writing to remember.

Sammie was always a girl with a plan: graduate at the top of her class and get out of her small town as soon as humanly possible. Nothing will stand in her way--not even a rare genetic disorder the doctors say will slowly start to steal her memories and then her health. What she needs is a new plan.

So the Memory Book is born: Sammie's notes to her future self, a document of moments great and small. It's where she'll record every perfect detail of her first date with longtime crush, Stuart--a brilliant young writer who is home for the summer. And where she'll admit how much she's missed her childhood best friend, Cooper, and even take some of the blame for the fight that ended their friendship.

Through a mix of heartfelt journal entries, mementos, and guest posts from friends and family, readers will fall in love with Sammie, a brave and remarkable girl who learns to live and love life fully, even though it's not the life she planned.

I think The memory book is going to be a really good book that will give me so many emotions. It just sounds fantastic and I don't have long to wait.

Releases: July 19th 2016

Blurb VIA Goodreads:

Since sixteen-year-old Riley Strout lost her mother two years ago, her saving grace has been her quirky little family in the grief support group she joined as a freshman. Jay, Kate, and Noah understand her pain; each lost a loved one, and they’ve stuck together in spite of their differences, united by tragedies only they understand.

When Riley thinks she spots her mother shopping in a grocery store, she fears she is suffering some sort of post-traumatic stress. Then Jay and Kate report similar experiences. Only Noah hasn’t had some kind of vision, which is perhaps why he’s become so skeptical and distant.

When Noah disappears, Riley fears she’s lost another loved one. As they frantically search for him, she, Kate, and Jay are drawn into the mystery surrounding a relic that belonged to Jay’s dead father and contains clues about the afterlife. Riley finds herself wrestling with her feelings for both Noah and Jay—which have become clear only in Noah’s absence. If Riley is to help those she loves, and herself, she must set things right with the one she’s lost.

I am really intrigued by Signs Of You it seems to have a mystery and some magical realism thrown in and am interested to see where this story goes.

Goodreads* Releases-  July 26th 2016

Blurb VIA 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.

I feel like in the summer you need to read a good few contemporary romance books and I just think this one sounds so cute and fun. I have heard nothing but good things about Kasie West's writing and I am looking forward to this lighthearted contemporary.

Releases: August 2nd 2016

This is the third book in the Alienated Series therefore I don't want to put the blurb to spoil anyone. It's a YA book with aliens it's a fun series with a swoonworthy romance. You can check out my review of the first book here

Is there anymore you think should be on my list? What books are you anticipating releasing this summer?

Hello... can you hear me?? IM BACK

Hellloo!! I haven't blogged much this year as I have just felt meh about blogging. I don't know why but finally am kinda over it can we call it a blogging slump that seemed to last FOREVER!!

So what have I been up to apart from blogging well 'reading and becoming even more addicted to social media. I joined instagram and I am loving taking bookstagram photos. If you want to follow me am @ megan_readingawaythedays 

I am still addicted to Twitter it's my favourite social media platform. You can follow me @teamwolf1988

Hopefully over the coming weeks I will have more reviews up and just a heads up my tastes in books have changed so much in the last year, so be on the look out for some adult erotica reviews!