Thursday, 19 March 2020

Review: This Is Not A Love Letter

This Is Not A Love Letter This Is Not A Love Letter by Kim Purcell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a hard hitting book that will leave you emotional.

It’s not the perfect book, there are things in there that could have easily been chopped out, but, you do get involved so much you can kind of excuse it somewhat.

I applaud the author for using subjects of diversity and mental health woven in this storyline which was expertly written.

A book I will remember for quite a while

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Review: Dying to Help

Dying to Help Dying to Help by Penny Kline
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This is a slow paced mystery come thriller.

I’ve joined in the reading challenge for choosing books you’ve had on your shelf since before 2020, this one definitely fit that.

The main character chooses a line of work that helps people. She chose that line of work too because she had an invested interest in something her brother was accused of years ago which in the end resulted in his death.

I have to say, it’s not a book I’d emphatically recommend any time soon.
I got a bit bored, a bit disinterested come the end. But I did finish it.

This one didn’t have the umph or pace that I would look for in this kind of storyline.

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Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Review: Beyond Fear

Beyond Fear Beyond Fear by Jaye Ford
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

𝐃𝐨 you enjoy a thriller?
𝐃𝐨 you enjoy a tense thriller?
𝐃𝐨 you enjoy a thriller full of intensity?
𝐅𝐮𝐥𝐥 of action that just goes on giving and giving ?

Then 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 is the book for you.

A strong female lead that had a terrible event happen to her, did she learn from this, did it make her stronger? Oh yes it did!

The story is set in a remote place where 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 can happen, and it does.

The villains in this are 𝑒𝓈𝓅𝑒𝒸𝒾𝒶𝓁𝓁𝓎 evil, and brought out a reaction in me let alone the main character.

A very well crafted read that has made me consider her other books to add to my reading material for the future.

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Sunday, 8 March 2020

Review: After the Fire

After the Fire After the Fire by Jane Casey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I took a long break from reading police procedures as they all seemed to be merging into one.

But then I noticed I had a backlist book from Netgalley that needed my attention, so I thought, ok, today is the day.

Although this is book 6 in the Maeve Kerrigan series I didn’t feel entirely that I was lost in the bases of this case only in backstory in certain ways. 

This author writes and pulls in the mystery, the excitement and the reader by keeping you guessing. Well, that’s how it felt for me.

So what’s happening on level 11?
And what is this leading to?

A very well thought out plot with realistic characters.

Thoroughly enjoyed this.

If you like mystery, DI procedures and things that keep you guessing. Here you are!

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Review: Knit Stitch: 50 Knit + Purl Patterns

Knit Stitch: 50 Knit + Purl Patterns Knit Stitch: 50 Knit + Purl Patterns by Kristen McDonnell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Saturday, 7 March 2020

Review: The forbidden book

The forbidden book The forbidden book by Angelina van Kemenade
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I thought I’d jump in on the Middle grade readathon which has 5 helpful prompts for choosing your books. This is my first time in joining in and I hope to continue throughout this month within reading my planned books too.

There is only one review on Amazon UK, and none on Goodreads. So when this caught my eye I was inquisitive. 

This book fits 3 prompts.

1, Book with illustrations (it has some black and white drawings within the pages ✔️

2. Book about a book ✔️

3. Mystery ✔️

We had this girl whose Grandma had this attractive magical book. So she lends it to her Granddaughter.

It’s about the people who look after the stars in the universe. But one star drops, so now the sky is incomplete. And while Myrtle is reading the book a star man walks across the pages.
Then she finds she’s no longer in her bedroom. But where is she?

The mysterious adventure begins.

It was fascinating how it held my interest even at my age!

But this book has a mysterious beginning and a lethal ending. That’s all I’m saying.

I have no idea why no one has read this? It has been out since 2016. It’s been translated from Dutch to English. The author is known well in Netherlands and she’s illustrated this herself.

I kinda liked it!

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