Book Review: The Good Father by Noah Hawley

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OK, Noah Hawley is very quickly rising to the top of my favourite authors list, and I have only read 2 of his books.  The first book I read by him was Before the Fall, and it was the best book I had read in awhile.  With that, I figured giving another book of his a chance was only fair, and man-oh-man, I was not disappointed.

Hawley knows how to tell a story, he creates characters and situations that suck you in, you just want to know what happens, or what happened.  I’m not someone who has ever read that last page of a book to see how it ends, but his stories tempt me to.  Not in a bad way, because I want his books to last, but just in the sense that you wonder how much discovery are you going to have to go through before you…

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Old Friends and New Enemies by Owen Mullins #BlogTour @Bloodhoundbook



Old Friends and New Enemies by Owen Mullen

About this book…

The body on the mortuary slab wasn’t who Glasgow PI Charlie Cameron was looking for. But it wasn’t a stranger. Ian Selkirk must have crossed some dangerous people. Because now he was dead. Stabbed through the heart and dumped in the loch. Suddenly, a routine missing persons investigation becomes a fight for survival as Charlie goes up against notorious gangster, Jimmy Rafferty, who has ruled the east end of the city with fear for over thirty years. Rafferty is ruthless. Even his own family are terrified of him. But Jimmy’s best days are behind him and in the Rafferty clan a power struggle is taking place between the sons. Finding what the thief stole is the old man’s last chance to protect what he has built and hold on to power just a little longer. He wants to use Charlie…

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Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Pages Of Addiction


Pages: 308

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult

Release Date: June 5th 2012

Published By: Henry Holt and Company

Source from Goodreads

Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness…

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*BLOG TOUR* The Watcher – Netta Newbound. ✶✶✶✶✶

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Life couldn’t get much better for Hannah. She accepts her dream job in Manchester, and easily makes friends with her new neighbours. When she becomes romantically involved with her boss, she can’t believe her luck. But things are about to take a grisly turn.

As her colleagues and neighbours are killed off one by one, Hannah’s idyllic life starts to fall apart. But when her mother becomes the next victim, the connection to Hannah is all too real.
Who is watching her every move?
Will the police discover the real killer in time?
Hannah is about to learn that appearances can be deceptive.

My Review:
OMG! What a dark, edge of your seat thriller. I held my breathe throughout multiple parts of this book, I had forgotten to breathe. This is the first book I have read by Netta and it will not be my last either. WOW. The…

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STARS: ***1/2

I’m thankful to the author for sending me her book for the second time. I’ve read “The Vanirim” a few months back and really loved the plot. It was a sci-fi meets mythology story. But this book, “Queen if America” is different. It’s genre is purely based on mythology and history.
The story starts with a battle scene between a young Viking rebel woman that happened about 500 years ago. Many years later, the Viking girl Freya is set for a mission to find the Vinland. I really liked the character of the female protagonist. The way the author has described her character as a strong, fearless and rebellious, it was very impressive. The story is not fast paced like “The Vanirim” but this book is a must read for mythology lovers. It says a great deal…

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Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land – a review


imagesI was given a copy of this via netgalley.

Good Me, Bad Me centres around a young girl called Milly. She has recently moved in with a foster family and has been given a new identity. This is because she is awaiting the trial of her Mother, a serial killer. Milly is looking forward to being able to put what has happened behind her, and start a new life. Only her foster parents and the head teacher at her school know who she really is. However her foster sister Phoebe isn’t quite so keen on having yet another foster child staying with them, and soon starts to cause trouble. Milly also begins to realise that it isn’t always that easy to stay hidden, especially if people don’t want you to.

The publishers blurb for this book states that Good Me, Bad Me is ‘set to be one of the most…

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Book Review – All The Ugly & Wonderful Things

- A Couple Reads -

Very few books that I have read in my life really stick with me. There are some I remember and others that are a distant memory. Those thatI can’t get through are promptly forgotten and some are abandoned.Then there are those that are a shining memory, ones I cannot get out of my head, the ones that I think about and remember how much they broke me, gutted me. One of those books is Lullabies For Little Criminals. After reading that book I thought to myself there’s no way another book could ever come close to this. Friends, welcome to All The Ugly & Wonderful Things. This book has surpassed my love for Lullabies for Little Criminals, just a tad, and has landed itself 5 stars and a spot on my favourites shelf. As I write this I am still shaky (since I literally just put the book down and…

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The Raveners by L.D. Towers

The Blithering Bibliomaniacs

Reviewed by: Sian

On 26 May 1897, Bram Stoker brought us the story of Dracula; an undead creature who terrorised the living by drinking their blood. He based his creature on the legends of Ireland and Eastern Europe, bringing it to life with all the pomp of Victorian literature. What if his concept was correct, but the execution was not? What if there was not one creature, but a band of twenty-four? Crusader knights who committed such a terrible act that the Pope of Rome and the Rabbis of Jerusalem joined together in petitioning God to bring a terrible curse upon them. Sentenced to eternal life as punishment for their crimes, yet hounded by both the clerical and the secular as they struggle to live them. The Jews called them Ga’ashekelah: the Raveners. To the Catholic Church, they are the Accursed Ones. Feasting on the bodies of the living to…

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Review: The Good Sisters by Helen Phifer

The Most Sublime

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5 starsSynopsis:

The chilling new horror from bestselling author, Helen Phifer, is the perfect Halloween read.

1931, Mother Superior Agnes offers sanctuary to a desperate young woman fleeing for her life. Only to wake in the morning to discover a terrible fate has befallen one of the Sisters – in a room locked from the inside. Agnes can’t help but fear that she has allowed a great evil to enter the convent, but she has no idea how far reaching the consequences of that one fateful night will be…

Over 80 years later, Kate Parker, divorced, alcoholic, and broke, moves into the dilapidated old convent she dreams of turning into a bed and breakfast, whilst changing her life. Although the locals refuse to go near the place at night, Kate is determined to stay while the renovations take place. But when she starts to hear strange noises…

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Book Review: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro


For Ishiguro’s first novel in ten years this packs a good ol’ punch! Wow, I loved this book it is firmly on my re-read pile (does anyone else have one of these?).

The story, and it is a story in the traditional sense, is narrated by a third person who sets the scene – forthe more modern reader -of anEngland (post the legend of King Arthur)where”icyfogs hung over rivers and marshes, serving all too well the ogres that were then still native to this land“. But do not fear:”ogres were not so bad provided one did not provoke them“. There is a mist that descends this version of England created by the breath of a mythological dragon which keeps all in a permanent state of amnesia.

We join two protagonists: husband and wife Beatrice and Axl who one daydecide on embarking on a mission to find…

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