Wednesday, 26 July 2017

The girl who lied by Sue Fortin - Review.

The girl who lied by Sue Fortin.

The truth hurts…

Erin and Roisin were once friends until a fatal accident ruined both their lives. Now, Roisin has discovered a secret—one Erin has kept for over a decade—and she’s determined to make Erin pay for her lies.

Erin wants nothing to do with Roisin. She has a new life in London and no intention of going back home. Yet when her father is mysteriously and critically injured, Erin has no choice but to return and face Roisin—and her past. Erin knows if the secret of what she gave up got out, the consequences could be devastating.

When Roisin suddenly disappears, suspicion soon lands on Erin. She would do anything to protect her family, but just how far is she willing to go when time is running out…?

Right, well one day I was doing my normal looking in charity shops for books, I hadn’t had much luck up to this point, but then a cover of a book grabbed me, so I picked it up and it was The girl who lied by Sue Fortin, I read the back and ‘I got to have this’ popped into my head, so I went to the counter paid for it, got home and started it and it did not disappoint!

This book gets right into the story which for me is brilliant!

I love how there are many twists to keep you thinking along the way, you start to think you know what’s going to happen but then something happens and you don’t.

The lie was not what I was expecting at all so when I did get to that part it did genially shock me and throughout this book where I thought ‘ah that’s going to happen’ it turned around and I was wrong but I’m glad I was because I did really enjoy finding out the reasons behind why things were happening and why they happened in the first place.

The whole plot of this book I could honestly see happening in everyday life, hopefully, without the tragedy this book has, but the whole idea of why this girl was lying I really could see someone going through, which made this book more gripping as it almost sounded true that it had happened. 

I really did enjoy this book, I loved the plot of the story, how it was written and the twists that kept you thinking, so I would certainly recommend this book, I also cannot wait to read more of Sue Fortin’s work.

If you do get this book I hope you enjoy it and leave me a comment saying what you thought.

My rating is:      
(5 stars)

Thank you for reading.

The girl who lied currently 99p on Amazon for Kindles:

Author: Sue Fortin

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Broken Branches By M. Jonathan Lee - Review.

Broken branches By M. Jonathan Lee.

'Family curses don't exist. Sure, some families seem to suffer more pain than others, but a curse? An actual curse? I don't think so.'

A family tragedy was the catalyst for Ian Perkins to return to the isolated cottage with his wife and young son. But now they are back, it seems yet more grief might befall the family.

There is still time to act, but that means Ian must face the uncomfortable truth about his past. And in doing so, he must uncover the truth behind the supposed family curse.

I really liked the idea of this book, anything that has curse’s, ghosts or anything that has something to give you a scare automatically gets my attention.

When hideaway fall said this would be the book we would be getting to review I have to admit I was excited and couldn’t wait to start it. 

So.. Little Ray Of Sunshine and I started the book together and to be completely honest I did get confused at times, the book would be telling the story for the present day then jump to the past and leave the bit about the present day and I would be… ‘Well, what happened?’ ‘Are we coming back to that part?’ ‘Why have we jumped to this part?’ But once I got further on in the book it was easier to pick up and understand.

When the story picked up and got jumpy I really did get into it, then when it went ‘quiet’ I would lose interest and start having a lot of questions like…. ‘Why did that happen?’ ‘Why was the little boy there and what did he want?’ but I wanted to find out more so I kept reading and I’m glad I did because the whole idea of the story is great.

The characters how they were written you could (well I could) really related to how they were feeling and why they were feeling like that which for me I thought was fantastic.

For me personally I would have liked the writer to have gone into more detail about the curse, I know why the curse was there but more of the history, what happened to other families over the years and why only the first born? (without saying too much) Has the curse gone? Is it just waiting? Is there another family we don’t know about? But on the whole, this is a good read and will defiantly get your mind thinking, it did mine!

I really did enjoy the jump/scare side of this book and what it was about, for me I just wanted more information to go with it.

So, if you like books like this give it ago!

If you do get this book I hope you enjoy and leave me a comment saying what you thought.

My rating is:    

(3 stars)

Thank you for reading.

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Friday, 2 June 2017

Troll by DB Thorne - Review - Blog tour.

Troll by  DB Thorne.
Blog tour.

A gripping and explosive psychological thriller about a young woman who disappears in suspicious circumstances having been hounded by a vicious online troll.

Years ago, Fortune gave up on his daughter, Sophie, after a troubled adolescence. ow she's gone missing, vanished without trace. And after weeks of investigation, the police have given up on her, too.

Driven by guilt, and a determination to atone for his failures as a father, he takes on the search himself. He soon finds that his daughter had been living in fear of a vicious online troll who seemed to know far too much about her. Could Sophie's disappearance be linked to this unknown predator? Fortune is about to discovers that monsters which live online don't always stay there...

Me and my very good friend A little ray of sunshine decided that we were going to do a read along together with this book, so we set up the date that we were going to start and from there we we’re pretty much hooked!

This book gets right into the story which for me is brilliant!

I love how Troll shows both sides of the story almost like 1 chapter from the dad’s point of view and 1 chapter from the daughter’s point of view as I said I really like how that is done you really get how the characters are feeling and what they are going through you can connect to them with how this book is wrote.

Troll goes into a lot of detail with the story line, like how the dad is doing everything he can to find his daughter even though he was told she had committed suicide, and seeing what he believed was his daughter’s body in the morgue.

I also think this book could also show teenagers the dangers of the internet and how the internet plays a huge part in everyone’s lives but also shows how internet trolls can affect and have a dramatic effect on people’s lives too
I really do think this book is very good at showing how helpless and scared someone must feel to have an internet troll commenting on your posts and then commenting on something that only you and someone who saw you in your everyday life would know, it’s very good and making you feel what the character must be feeling at that time.

Troll also shows you how you do not give up on family, how you will do anything for them and if you are a parent what lengths you will go for your children, even if you do put your own health/life on the line.

So as you know if you have read some of my reviews before you know I don’t like to give away anything in the book I like you to have a read for yourself but I will say this book has some good twist and most defiantly has you thinking throughout the book.

I really did enjoy this book, I loved the plot of the story, how it was written and the twists that kept you thinking, so I would certainly recommend this book!

If you do get this book I hope you enjoy and leave me a comment saying what you thought.

My rating is:       

(5 stars)

Thank you for reading.

Troll on Amazon:

About the Author

D. B. Thorne has worked as a writer for the last 15 years, originally in advertising, then in television and radio comedy.  He has written material for many comedians, including Jimmy Carr, Alan Carr, David Mitchell and Bob Mortimer.  He was a major contributor to the BAFTA-winning Armstrong and Miller Show, and has worked on shows including Facejacker, Harry and Paul and Alan Carr : Chatty Man.  Troll is his fourth novel.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

I still remember - Review - Blog Tour.

I still remember by Priya Prithviraj.
Blog Tour.

Title: I Still Remember
Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Coming-of-Age
Age category: Young Adult
Release date: May 14, 2017

How do you forget someone you’ve loved once?

Ji-woo dreams of becoming a writer and is back in college giving it a second shot. But then Weon-gyu, her first love, comes back into her new life. Will she give up on her dreams or will she write them a happy ending?

So… this book is a nice short read, something nice and easy to pick up.

I read this on holiday and I wanted something that I could get stuck into but something that wasn’t going to take all my time up if I got stuck into it and to be honest this book did just that I actually finished it in 2 nights.

For me personally, I would have liked a bit more background on the characters that are in the book so we could relate to them a bit more.

I liked how to story is about a love you once had can turn up at any time maybe not back into your life but you can see them in the street, café or shop and it can bring back all the memories you have and it can potentially put your life on hold if you let it.  

I love how this story goes through the way running into someone you once loved can affect you but also how you can take control and see that the experience made you who you are, and I love how at the end it says how she has changed due to everything she had gone through.

My favourite part would have to be the ending where she says she doesn’t regret the past with the one she loved, she didn’t want to see him again but she would still remember everything and I personally think that is how all of our ‘love stories’ go we wouldn’t really want to see them again but the experiences make us who we are today and we will always remember that.

If you do get this book I hope you enjoy and leave me a comment saying what you thought.

My rating is:      

(4 stars)

Thank you for reading.

Priya Prithviraj writes poems which appear in journals such as Eastlit and the New Plains Review. She also writes about books, writing and publishing on her blog. She tweets at @priyaprithviraj.

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Sunday, 14 May 2017

Hide and seek - Review.

Hide and Seek by P.S. Brown

An unforeseen school reunion sparked by the death of a childhood friend quickly turns into a living nightmare for Peter Stevenson.

Waking the day after, he finds his friends missing, his possessions gone, and himself placed at the centre of a twisted game of hide and seek.

As the day unfolds, Peter is forced to relive his past in order to find and save his friends. And as the cruel challenge against the clock unfolds, he has to come to terms with the fact that any one of his friends could be the mastermind behind the sinister game.

Hide and Seek was a page-turner that had me hooked from the first word, I started this as the cover grabbed me and then I found it very hard to put down!

If you like the saw films then you will love this book, it's along the same lines as them!
It is a short read of only 193 pages but right from page 1 your fully into the story which I found great!

This book also has flashbacks to the past and in my personal opinion P.S. Brown does them fantastically, he doesn’t overdo them at all there is just about the right amount of flashback to give you the information needed and then your back to the story. 

The writing in this book is great and the thought that has gone into getting the information correct is again fantastic!
He goes into just about the right depth of information just enough to make your stomach turn in places, (without giving too much away) the arm that was left in the oven?

Now I’m at a bit of an advantage point as this is most defiantly the type of book I love!! but I will say that it is very well written and the plot to the book is very good and again very much like the saw films which again in my eyes gives it that extra bonus point.

The ending to this book to say there is a twist well that is an understatement!
My mouth was on the floor! Seriously I did not expect that ending what so ever the thought didn’t even enter my head, but the ending along with the rest of this book is really good.

I cannot wait to read more of P.s Brown’s work I think he is a fantastic Author!

If you do get this book I hope you enjoy and leave me a comment saying what you thought.

My rating is:      
(5 stars)
Thank you for reading.

Hide and seek currently 99p on amazon:

Author: P.S. Brown

Monday, 8 May 2017

Shallow Graves - Review.

Shallow Graves by Patrick Logan.

Not all houses are made of brick and stone...

Robert Watts is having the worst day of his entire life: first he's laid off, then he finds out that his wife is having an affair... with his boss no less. And that's only the beginning. 

Before the month is out, Robert finds himself alone to raise his daughter with no money, no job, and a house that is minutes from being repossessed. Just when he hits rock bottom, a strange visitor arrives at the doorstep of his soon to be foreclosed house with a letter from an Aunt he didn't know existed.

The offer is simple: look after Aunt Ruth during her dying days, and in return Robert will be bequeathed the Harlop Estate in which she currently resides. It's a no brainer and Robert jumps at the opportunity, equally motivated by the prospect of financial security as he is for a fresh start. 

Problem is, it only takes a few nights in the Harlop Estate before he begins to question Aunt Ruth's claims that they are the home's only inhabitants...

It's the scratching he hears during the night, the voices that he can barely make out over the constant rain, and then there's the girl with the rat...

With their house foreclosed and their bank accounts liquidated, Robert and his daughter Amy desperately need a place to live. But the question Robert soon finds himself struggling with is whether living in the Harlop Estate is worth it... and if he can survive until Aunt Ruth passes to collect his inheritance. 

So… I have to say this book has one of the worst, no let me rephrase that, one of the most stomach turning starts to a book I have ever read! Given it was only the prologue but still it was stomach turning!

I feel the plot to this story is fantastic, but to me, some parts were very slow and almost like 2 story’s in one. I understand that you need the start (without saying too much) with the crash to lead the story to the ending but I felt I would have liked more of the ‘second’ story – where the crash led to.

For me personally the cover well I love it, the story is good I’m glad I read it but I would have liked more of what I thought the book was ‘ghostly’ and I know the warn you about the language before you get the book but there was a lot of swearing in there more than I thought there was going to be and for I just didn’t like it, I thought the story didn’t need it to be honest.

Ok… so the book didn’t really have much of a scare factor for me. I really like books that build up the tension then has the scare. For me this book didn’t have a build-up, it seemed the ghosts and voices started to happen, all of the sudden something big happens and then bamn the end!

So if you are after a quick read with a good plot I would give this ago, as I said the plot is very good, just a bit slow for me in places and not enough scare factor, with a few unanswered questions (I won’t say in case you read the book yourself) and yes I know there is more that carry on so I will have to try the others to see if my questions get answered 😊

If you do get this book I hope you enjoy and leave me a comment saying what you thought.

My rating is:    

(3 stars)

Thank you for reading.

Shallow graves currently £3.49 on amazon:

Author: Patrick Logan: 

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Sunday, 23 April 2017

A monster calls - Review

A monster calls. By Patrick Ness

The bestselling novel about love, loss and hope from the twice Carnegie Medal-winning Patrick Ness, soon to be a major motion picture. Conor has the same dream every night, ever since his mother first fell ill, ever since she started the treatments that don't quite seem to be working. But tonight is different. Tonight, when he wakes, there's a visitor at his window. It’s ancient, elemental, a force of nature. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth. Patrick Ness takes the final idea of the late, award-winning writer Siobhan Dowd and weaves an extraordinary and heart-breaking tale of mischief, healing and above all, the courage it takes to survive.

Me and my very good friend A little ray of sunshine decided that we were going to do a read along together with this book, so we set up the date that we was going to start and we set 1 chapter per day as we weren't sure about time due to other commitments. Well we started the book and that was it we were both hooked and we couldn’t stay to just one chapter per day it just didn’t happen we had to read more!

This book will have you in an emotional whirlwind, from feeling so so angry to the next feeling so sad (and in my case actually in tears)

The story I think is amazing it really shows you how losing someone can bring out a vast amount of emotions some of which you wouldn’t have thought of, from anger and sadness to acceptance and relief. It really is a hard read (Well it was for me) and I don’t mean because it wasn’t very good I mean because it will have you thinking of loved ones you’ve lost and have you feeling the exact same way as Conor it really is incredible! 

Ok, so without telling too much of the story in case you haven’t read it yourself, I want to touch upon the 3 tales within the story which I personally thought were great, I absolutely loved tale one!  Tale one explains how nothing is how it seems. When reading, listening or seeing something new always trying and look at the bigger picture being what you are seeing, listening to or reading could have a completely different meaning or outcome all together and I think tale one explains that brilliantly! 
So remember people less of the judging 😉 

Another tale touched on how in a situation or story there isn’t always a good or bad guy which I thought was a good thing to have, all of us I’m sure is guilty of picking up a book reading through and going ‘oh he/she must be the good one’ ‘ah he/she is defiantly the baddie’  well this tale which I believe is tale two, shows this point perfectly that there doesn’t always have to or is a good or bad guy in the story or even in real life events.

Right well as I said I don’t want to give too much away for the ones who haven’t read it, so I will leave it with a few of my thoughts…..

For me this book 100% hit home with the bullying and a family member having cancer, it had me feeling exactly how Conor felt and exactly how I felt when I was younger as I said before it really does bring you on an emotional rollercoaster and I think this piece of work is brilliant.

I really did love this book the story, having a story within a story was also a very nice touch so I would certainly recommend this book!
If you do get this book I hope you enjoy and leave me a comment saying what you thought.

My rating is: ✮ ✮ ✮ ✮ ✮  
(5 stars)
Thank you for reading.

A monster calls on amazon:

Author: Patrick Ness