Friday, 7 May 2021

Review: The Liar

The Liar The Liar by Jennifer Wells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A really good change of scenery for a book read from thrillers.

This was an outstanding historical fiction novel.

Loving the style of writing and definitely will read more of this authors work.

Set in 1935.
The Liar is her first novel and outstanding

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Review: White Bodies

White Bodies White Bodies by Jane Robins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Oh geez.
I read this in one sitting. I hated it, I loved it.
It messed with my head so much I had to keep reading.

I know! Doesn’t make sense right?!

Why didn’t I read this sooner.

It’s creepy, it’s darn right out of this world illogically creepy yet I can’t help but have liked it.

I’m not sure what that says about me.

Go in with caution.

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Review: The Girl Who Had No Fear

The Girl Who Had No Fear The Girl Who Had No Fear by Marnie Riches
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Oh I hadn’t realised this was a series.
But I loved it.

I’d taken a break from Detective/Police procedures but this ones been on my backlist for ages.

Gay men are being murdered. Why? Who?

Then we have something g coming to the forefront on the Detective.

This is a Serial killer or is it?

Thoroughly enjoyed getting my teeth into this one.

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Review: The Pull of the Stars

The Pull of the Stars The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A most definite absolute 100% five stars from me.

A gorgeous book set over just three days. An overworked Midwife helping pregnant women during their labour. During an epidemic.
Not all goes well.

A lovely volunteer joins her, what would she have done without her.

This is set in Ireland while the flu epidemic was going on.

It was so detailed and so heartwarming but sad in some places. It definitely takes you on a journal.

These people became known to me, they were real.

The ending shocked me and most definitely made me cry.

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Saturday, 1 May 2021

Review: The New Girl (Elle

The New Girl (Elle The New Girl (Elle by Kid Toussaint
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a good first comic book that deals with mental health that I’ve read.

Mental health comes with stigma, and it shouldn’t. It’s an illness like any other and nothing to fear, what is fearful is the unknown when you don’t understand something.

This young girl was now in another school.

But what happens when they see her personality change?
Her rapid mood swings are depicted in full different varying pictorial colours of Elle. I thought that a brilliant touch to depict each part of her various mood swings.

The one that stood out to me was the little one with oversized glasses on she brought a lot of humour to a serious subject.

Highly recommend for YA.

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Friday, 30 April 2021

Review: The Paper Girl of Paris

The Paper Girl of Paris The Paper Girl of Paris by Jordyn Taylor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A remarkable book told from two points of view.

One from the Granddaughter and one from the Grandmothers sister.

It’s about getting to know her Grandmother as a person and what unfolds.

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Thursday, 29 April 2021

Review: The Marriage

The Marriage The Marriage by K.L. Slater
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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What first pulled me in on this one was not only was it written by K L Slater but look at the first blurb line.

She married the killer, the killer of her son.

Totally enthusiastic to get to this one.
So many questions running around in my head.

Was I disappointed?
Not at all did this book release me to go off doing something else or thinking of something else, the words on the pages just kept on delivering and I was totally lost in it.

It’s a 5* for me as just lately with so much going on in my life this took my thoughts from it, it delivered just what I needed.

A great storyline that hooked me.
Fast enough pace so it didn’t lag.

Characters that were totally and utterly believable.

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Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Review: Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not Forget Me Not by Alix Garin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Such a sad but also exhilarating book to read.

The graphics within are colourful and depict each step of the way as the story unfolds and the emotions on faces really draws you in.

Clemence has personal issues of his own. This becomes more apparent as I got through the story.

Her Grandmother is in a nursing home.

I could relate to this young person on all levels and I’m an adult.
It’s difficult to resign yourself in the first place that the person with Alzheimer’s will be safer in a specialised home that cater for their needs let alone visiting and finding out they hate it there.

As an adult, I knew that was going to happen and part of the illness, and encouraging them that you will return.

But Clemence is upset for her Grandmother. How could her Mother leave her in there. It’s just not right.

So one day he hijacks her out of the nursing home.

The adventure they go on is so well depicted in the drawings.

Sad but happy ending.

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Monday, 26 April 2021

Review: The Queen of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A brilliant debut by this author.

I have another book by Kimmery Martin, after all this book was written in 2018, so I chose to read this one first.

Based around medical “stuff” this was truly enlightening along with the suspense that ran along side it.

It’s a beauty of a cover that got my attention first (yep I’m shallow) I was rewarded with a good read that was very satisfying.

I remember buying this book when it was published, finally I got to read it.

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Saturday, 24 April 2021

Review: Get a Life, Chloe Brown

Get a Life, Chloe Brown Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Such a refreshing book on so many levels.

A character with chronic pain

I can’t recall a fiction book that was centred around a person with chronic pain that was obvious throughout the book.

It’s fun. It’s light and......I enjoyed it!

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