Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Fireman by Joe Hill . Review


The story begins after a virus has began spreading its way across the world supposedly let loose by a terror organisation. There are many suspected organisations but no one knows for sure but it is causing many horrific deaths The spores passing from person to person easily makes its spread very rapid . Harper is the main character , she is a school nurse and she has been infected and soon after realises she is pregnant too. This is an epic tale of survival against the odds and one woman's determination to do what she has to do for her unborn child no matter what . This is a must read for all Joe Hill fans . 

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Lovereading.co.uk 
This book is being published May 2017 and will be available from Lovereading and all other good bookstores then. 
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Trouble Makers by Catherine Barter . Review


Meet Alena , a fifteen year old girl living with her brother Danny and his partner Nick . Alena's mother died when she was a three and Danny has raised her since she was pretty much a baby. I felt for Alena, she did not have a conventional upbringing  with a mum and a dad and I think it did her no harm until her teenage years when she started to ask questions about how her mother died and her mother's lifestyle and choices she made , she is made even more curious about it all when her brother is adamant in not wanting to tell her anything . I loved Danny's character , not many brothers would do what he did and do it as well as he did , instilling good sense and morals into a much younger sister who is trying to find her roots and hold on to every bit of family she has . This is an awesome book for anyone who knows that being from a  "normal family " is all in how you look at it . 

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Lovereading4kids.co.uk
This book is being published June 2017 and will be available from Lovereading4kids and all other good bookstores then.
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The Way Back Home by Allan Stratton . Review

This is the story about a young girl called Zoe who has a really strong bond with her grandmother . Zoe's granny has Alzheimer's and the worse it is getting the more Zoe is struggling to cope with the idea of her granny's future .  Under huge amounts of stress she undertakes a road trip with her granny in a bid to find her uncle who she believes will help save the day. This was such a touching story , anyone who has ever loved a grandparent will feel empathy for Zoe and the predicament she finds herself in , especially as her granny is her one true friend . My heart went out to Zoe , going through so much anguish and yet trying to make the best possible life for her sick grandmother and going above and beyond what a lot of kids would be willing to do . Zoe is an inspiring girl with a big heart and an even bigger set of values that are commendable. Loved her! Go read this immediately! 

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Lovereading4kids.co.uk
This book is being published May 2017 and will be available from Lovereading4kids and all other good bookstores then. Below please find a link to this book on the website:

Exquisite by Sarah Stovell . Review


This was an amazing story set in England  about two women writers called Alice and Bo. Bo is a very famous published  writer and is there at the retreat to teach and Alice is a writer in the making with real talent who is hoping to gain more knowledge of the whole process . What starts off as an innocent trip to a writers retreat quickly leads to a very dark , twisted, psychological tale full of danger and manipulation . The story was deeply disturbing ( in a good way) , the more I read the more apparent the mental health problems were with one of the ladies . The extent to which they were willing to go to for their own gain was eye opening and deeply unnerving . I started this book and did not put it down until the breathtaking end . I am really hoping this book will have a sequel as this was amazing and very cleverly written . Absolutely awesome !

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Lovereading.co.uk 
This book is being published in June 2017 and will be available from Lovereading and all other good bookstores then .
Below please find a link to this book on the website:

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein . Review


The story is set in the 1930's in England and is mostly centred around a wealthy family's  estate . The water around the estate is ripe with pearls and there is many keen on stealing them much to the frustration of the family . When Julie , the grandchild from the estate is on her way home for the summer to visit  she is met by a terrible accident , when she wakes in hospital she remembers little of any use and has made the most unlikely allies in a traveller family . The story was full of atmosphere , and Julie was a likeable  person who stands up for those she sees being treated bad , she has gumption and can be very tongue in cheek . I really enjoyed the story and the mystery surrounding her accident , this is definitely a book to add to your TBR list! 

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Lovereading4kids. 
This book is being published May 2017 and will be available from Lovereading4kids and all other good bookstores then.
Below please find a link to this book on the website:

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox today were these two awesome young adult books. I believe both are being published June 2017  . I was sent both books curtesy of Lovereading4kids.co.uk .

The Way Back Home by Allan Stratton
Trouble Makers by Catherine Barter

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Grantchester Mysteries . Sidney Chambers And The Shadow Of Death by James Runcie . Review

This was such a fun story set in a small village primarily and centred around clergyman Canon Sydney Chambers . Sydney is a likeable man , young , social and always finding himself in the centre of trouble , which makes for great reading! The story feels like a lot of short stories combined to make one large story about Sydney and his friends and it  takes place in London and the countryside . There is thievery, murder, deception , and all sorts of red herrings ! This was a fantastic read and I can't wait to read more in this series ! If you enjoy a satisfying mystery series like those of M.C Beaton then this is just the book for you. 

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Lovereading.co.uk
This book has been published and the newest book in the series is being published May 2017 . Below please find a link: