Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Review: Petals

Petals Petals by Laurisa White Reyes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book far exceeded my expectations in as much as I didn't think it would hook me as much as it did.
Having never read any of this authors books before (and I usually read over 200+ per year) I think I will be continuing to look more into any other books she's published.

Here is a young woman that comes from parents who are of different race.
The father comes from Guatemalan and mum is white.
Her mother is dead and she's trying hard to come to terms with this.
I liked how the author moved us to and fro with the girls thoughts.

Her father wants to introduce her to his family so decides a trip is needed.

She has to meet the extended family who she is reluctant to meet but not only that, why were they not close when her mother was alive?

Bit by bit her healing starts to happen.

It's beautifully woven that will suck you in with emotion.

I really enjoyed reading this.

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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Review: The Alcoholic's Daughter

The Alcoholic's Daughter The Alcoholic's Daughter by David Sherman
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I really tried with these one.
I don't hardly ever give up on a book because many times I've been proved wrong. But not this time.

There was repetitive narration. Really off putting.
The writing needed some attention to give some umph to this plot.

Thank you to the publishers for sending me a widget to read this though

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Review: Last Witness

Last Witness Last Witness by Carys Jones
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'm on the book tour for this one and I'm thrilled.
I read book 1 which was really good, so was happy to pick up book 2 and dive into it right away.

The first book was fast paced and kept my attention and juices going, I had high hopes for this one too.
I can honestly say that I throughly enjoyed getting into this one too.

It was great to catch up with the next revelation in this plot. The characters were the same and because of what I'd previously read it was easy to get engrossed.

Once you start this book, be prepared to get nothing else done.

My thanks to Aria via Net Galley for my early copy.

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Review: Sleep Tight

Sleep Tight Sleep Tight by Caroline Mitchell
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

I look forward to each and every book this author writes with anticipation as she never lets me down. I know I am in for a good read, a bumpy ride and a full head on collision.

This book in the series was of no exception for me.

One by one women are being taken. Who is this person who is using these girls to fulfill his fantasies?
We learn quite early on, however, it doesn't take anything from the storyline, infact, it enhances it.

Nathan is the father of Detective Ruby Preston child. There is still love and attraction there but Nathan is on the wrong side of the tracks.
Now he is the suspect in this crime.

Ruby is a detective who breaks rules and you see this many times, but she has huge respect from not only her team but her superior.

Not saying any more!

Its one that needs to be read and savoured.

My thanks to Bookoutour and Net Galley for my copy

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Review: Dead Letters

Dead Letters Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is marketed in the thriller genre, so I was expecting more excitement thank what I got.

It kicked off well enough with the twin girls and how they were named.
Then an email arriving to one of the twins informing the other twin that her sister was dead, so that got me interested.

But I have to be honest in saying that the book was a roller coaster ride for me in between loving it, then it dipping to where I lost a bit of interest
The book is written very well .

There was an element of 'thriller and intrigue' to it, but I did struggle in places but I kept with it, and I am so glad I did as the 'thriller' elements did released itself within the letters left behind by the dead twin sister.

Its a cat and mouse tale which does have a very good edge to it.

I would definitely read more by this author.

My thanks to Corvus for my copy

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Review: Before the Fall

Before the Fall Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a stunning read this was, and, to think this is going to become a film, I'll be first in line to watch it.

This is full of suspense, intrigue and full on the edge of your seat stuff. This book makes your heart pound and really gets your brain thinking.

You know those books that you don't want to finish?
You know those books that you don't know what to read next because that one was so dam good?
The ones that long after you put it down, you remember it?

Yep, this is one of them.

When the private jet plunges into the sea with only two survivors, that is the time to realize you will not be leaving your seat until you have this read.
It really was a captivating read.

It gave me goosebumps on some occasions whether that was through shock or anticipation I am not sure, maybe both.


My thanks to HODDER & STOUGHTON for my copy

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Review: The Summer House Party

The Summer House Party

The Summer House Party by Caro Fraser
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

You get real good value for money with this book, its a heaping 512 pages thick full of goodness, drama, intrigue and mystery.

I was very lucky to receive a proof copy from Head of Zeus which I will forever treasure.

Its the summer of 1936 and a group of people meet up at the Summer House. Its 'party' time. Champagne is flowing nicely, chit chatter being had and flowing nicely and what would a party be without a little bit of flirting. Dan had a 'thing' for Meg and she was in his thoughts as he was getting ready for the summer party.

A fight breaks out on the lawn between Latimer and Asher. Dan ran down the stairs needing to separate the pair of them. It turns out the fight was over a game of cards.
A few rows, bickerings follow including some loving behind closed doors.

A death suddenly occurs that put a stop to all the high adventure and revelry which now suddenly alters the entire meet up at the Summer House party.

Its a fabulously written book which will have you turning page after page. The conversations that go on and the intrigue of 'oh what is going to happen next' is well on the agenda as you flip the pages.

Within 3 years war will break out.

For anyone who loves to read books such as this, its a "must" read.

The Summer House Party Caro Fraser

The Summer House Party by Caro Fraser  which we are publishing on 6th April.  Set during the two
 World Wars,
 in the gloriously hot summer of 1936. a group of people meet at a country house party..
.none has an inkling that the choices they will make will have fateful consequences lasting 
through the War and beyond.

The Summer 
Caro Fraser

Publication Date: 6th April 2017
Price: £18.99

"Fraser writes with fluent flair. Her irony is light but merciless,
benefiting from a good ear for dialogue."
The Daily Telegraph

"Fraser engages her readers quickly and never lets go."

In the gloriously hot summer of 1936, a group of people meet at a country house
 Within three years, the country will be engulfed in war, but for now time 
stands still as they sip champagne on the lawn, engaging in casual flirtations 
and carefree conversation. Then a shocking death puts an end to their revelry, 
changing everything in an instant.

For all of them, that summer house party will be a turning point.

 The mistakes made during that fateful weekend will change their lives forever.

Caro Fraser is the author of the bestselling Caper Court novels, based on 
her own experiences as a lawyer. She is the daughter of bestselling Flashman author
 George MacDonald Fraser.

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