Book Review // Wasteland*

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I am very excited to share with you today’s post, it’s my very first book review of July. It’s definitely not quiet at the moment for book reviews! I’ve even got a couple more lined up to share with you over the next couple of weeks. Today, I will be reviewing Wasteland by Terry Tyler, I’m super excited to share this one with you today. This review opportunity has been made possible by Reads & Reels.

Before we start my review and what I thought, let’s read the book bio for background context.

Wasteland? Let me tell you a little bit about it;

‘Those who escape ‘the system’ are left to survive outside society. The fortunate find places in off-grid communities; the others disappear into the wasteland.’

The year is 2061, and in the new UK megacities, the government watches every move you make. Speech is no longer free – an ‘offensive’ word reaching the wrong ear means a social demerit and a hefty fine. One too many demerits? Job loss and eviction, with free transport to your nearest community for the homeless: the Hope Villages.

Rae Farrer is a megacity girl through and through, proud of her educational and career achievements, until a shocking discovery about her birth forces her to question every aspect of life in UK Megacity 12. On the other side of the supposedly safe megacity walls, a few wastelanders suspect that their freedom cannot last forever…

When I picked up this book I knew it was a sequel and to be honest, that didn’t stop me! It’s unique because it is a true standalone as well. We’re treated to a book that shares the action between several protagonists but Rae Farrer is the central character. Rae’s thoughts is in the first person and the other characters are in the third person. Terry Tyler portrays Rae as a fairly typical conformist member of society. For me the first half of the book was a little slow but the second half of the book definitely explodes into life!

By the end I was definitely engrossed and then I realised I finished the book. I’m glad the unanswered questions are tied up at the end, it’s definitely allows the book to be a stand-alone one as mentioned above. You go through so many different emotions throughout this book, Terry Tyler has definitely done well with this one. There are some poignant, sad and disturbing moments. I also love the writing style of Terry Tyler!

This is the first book I have read from Terry Tyler and I’ve fallen in love with her style so I’m definitely going to look at her other books. Of course, like my other reviews, I don’t want to reveal too much! If you want to find out more, then you’ll have to read it for yourself. I can thoroughly recommend Wasteland to any reader who loves the Dystopia genre, to be honest, even if you just want to try Terry Tyler’s work.

How about a little about the author, Terry Tyler;

Terry Tyler is the author of twenty books available from Amazon, the latest being ‘Blackthorn’, set in a post apocalyptic England, 115 years in the future. Proud to be independently published, Terry is an avid reader and book reviewer, and a member of Rosie Amber’s Book Review Team.

Terry is a Walking Dead addict, and has a great interest in history (particularly 14th-17th century), and sociological/cultural/anthropological stuff, generally. She loves South Park, Netflix, autumn and winter, and going for long walks in quiet places where there are lots of trees.

You can follow Terry Tyler on Twitter and her official website.

Please give some love to Terry Tyler and if you can not wait any longer to read it for yourself, you can buy Wasteland to read in Ebook (Kindle Format). You can also find it on Goodreads now!

I hope you have enjoyed this little review! What are your
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Love Gemma x

*Thank you Reads & Reels for gifting me the Wasteland eBook, in return for an honest review. The featured image was sent to me in the Media Pack, for more information please see my About Page.

Book Review // Link*

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It feels like yesterday where I shared my last book review here on An Ocean Glimmer. Oh wait, it was only last week! That’s right, I shared with you my thoughts on Cutlass and Flintlock by Ashley Nixon. Today, I will be reviewing Link by Summer Wier, I’m super excited to share this one with you today. This review opportunity has been made possible by Lola’s Blog Tours.

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Book Review // Cutlass & Flintlock*

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Here we are again, I’ve really been treating you recently. Here is not one book review, but two! I’ve been able to share with you quite a lot of book reviews recently, I hope you’ve been enjoying them. I’m excited to share with you today’s books, I’ll be reviewing book one and two of the Cutlass Trilogy by Ashley Nixon, Cutlass and Flintlock. This review opportunity has been made possible by Lola’s Blog Tours.

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Book Review // After Darkness*

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I’m excited to be a part of today’s blog book tour. Today, I am reviewing After Darkness by J. F. Johns – on the third day of the blog book tour hosted by R&R Book Tours. I love sharing book reviews on An Ocean Glimmer, I love exploring new genres. This is my second blog book tour in May! Before that, I shared The Vatican Games in February. My Goodreads 2020 Reading Challenge is looking good at the moment, after reading this book, I am now half way over!

Before we start my review and what I thought, let’s read the book bio for background context.

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6 of my current Disney+ picks

While in lockdown I have watched A LOT of films and series on both Netflix and Disney+. Yes, I’ve been working but I need something in the background, also I’ve got more time in the morning and evening. Also, I’m not really doing that much on the weekend! Disney+ was launched whilst in the lockdown and I forgot how many films are Disney, it was like going back to my childhood.

If you don’t know what Disney+ is, it’s a streaming service just like Netflix and Amazon Prime, but it has everything Disney! I have been watching so much, it was definitely time for a new platform, I was starting to run out of things to watch on Netflix. There is so much to watch on Disney+, where do you start!? In the past, I’ve shared my Netflix recommendations, today I thought I would share my current Disney+ picks.

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Book Review // Undead Ultra*

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I’m excited to be a part of today’s blog book tour. Today, I am reviewing Undead Ultra by Camille Picott – on the fifth and final day of the blog book tour hosted by R&R Book Tours. It’s been a little while since my last blog book tour, the last one was back in February with The Vatican Games. There should be just a few book reviews coming to An Ocean Glimmer in the next couple of months – I’m excited to share these with you!

Before we start my review and what I thought, let’s read the book bio for background context.

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The Coffee Book Tag

It’s no surprise that I love a good tag! I have done plenty over the years of being a blogger. They’re always something I have a passion for. Unfortunately, it has been a little while since I have done one and if I’m honest, I have missed doing them. There’s not been one that has jumped out to me, until now of course! I found this tag over at The Wordy Habitat and it’s called Coffee Book Tag – two of my favourite things!

I’m definitely a coffee girl, I know my Instagram doesn’t show it at the moment, being in the lockdown and all but I used to spend quite a lot of my time at Starbucks. Also, there’s nothing better than grabbing a book and escaping from the world around you for a couple of hours. The Coffee Book Tag was really fun to answer; let me know what your answers would be down in the comments!

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Motorsports books on my bookshelf

If you don’t already know, but I am a massive motorsports fan. If you didn’t know that, where have you been? If you’re new to An Ocean Glimmer, please say hello! If I’m not watching motorsports, you will find me at a race circuit. Of course, neither is possible at the moment so the next best thing is reading. My bookshelf is full of motorsports books, so I thought I would share my range of motorsports books.

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Easter movie picks

🐰 Happy Easter 🐤

I hope you and your families are keeping safe and well. We’re in a crazy world at the moment but that doesn’t mean we cannot enjoy ourselves indoors. One way of doing that is relaxing on the sofa while watching something on television. There are so many TV shows and movies out there that can keep you occupied for hours.

I have watched so much already, there is still so much to watch though! Also who thought to release Disney+ now? I have been addicted to watching everything and there are so many movies I forgot how much I loved! One day I binged watched Mulan and then next The Princess Diaries, I love it and there’s still so much I need to watch.

With Easter this weekend, I thought it would be a great time to share with you some Easter movie picks to get us into the spirit – especially as we cannot explore the great outdoors.

Here are four Easter/Spring movies you should watch this weekend:

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Book Review // Never Date a Siren*

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Three books completed for 2020, which means I’m only one book behind where I should be on my 2020 Goodreads Challenge – I think that’s pretty good if I say so myself. I’m treating you this month, here’s my second book review of the month! Today I am reviewing Never Date a Siren by Byrd Nash.

Before we start my review and what I thought, let’s read the book bio for background context.

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