Reviews

BLOG TOUR: The Sky Weaver by Kristen Ciccarelli // Review

Title: The Sky Weaver by Kristen Ciccarelli

Rating: ★★★★

Release: 12th November 2019

Synopsis: At the end of one world, there always lies another. Safire, a soldier, knows her role in this world is to serve the King of Firgaard—helping to maintain the peace in her oft-troubled nation. Eris, a deadly pirate, has no such conviction. Known as the Death Dancer for her ability to evade even the most determined of pursuers, she possesses a superhuman power to move between worlds. When one can roam from dimension to dimension, can one ever be home? Can love and loyalty truly exist? Now Safire and Eris—sworn enemies—find themselves on a common mission: to find Asha, the last Namsara. From the port city of Darmoor to the fabled faraway Star Isles, their search and their stories become woven ever more tightly together as they discover the uncertain fate they’re hurtling towards may just be a shared one. In this world—and the next.

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The final book in the thrilling Iskari trilogy is finally here, and what an ending it is!

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BLOGTOBER DAY 30: Dirty Little Secrets by Jo Spain // Review


Title: Dirty Little Secrets by Jo Spain

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 7th February 2019

Synopsis: In the exclusive gated community of Withered Vale, people’s lives appear as perfect as their beautifully manicured lawns. Money, success, privilege – the residents have it all. Life is good. There’s just one problem. Olive Collins’ dead body has been rotting inside number four for the last three months. Her neighbours say they’re shocked at the discovery but nobody thought to check on her when she vanished from sight. The police start to ask questions and the seemingly flawless facade begins to crack. Because, when it comes to Olive’s neighbours, it seems each of them has something to hide, something to lose and everything to gain from her death.divider-2461548_1280

Do you ever really know the people in your neighborhood? This book just proves that no mater how well you think you know someone, you never know what will be lurking around the corner.

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BLOGTOBER DAY 29: Mindhunter by John Douglas // Review


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Mindhunter by John Douglas

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 2nd November 2017

Synopsis: John Douglas is a former FBI Special Agent and expert in criminal profiling and behavioural science. He made a career of looking evil in the eye – and understanding it. No wonder that he was the inspiration for Special Agent Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, as well as the film’s consultant on the reality of serial killers. Douglas invented and established the practice of criminal profiling, and submerged himself in the world of serial killers in a quest to understand why they killed, and to help prevent more innocent lives from being ended by future killers. As his serial crime unit developed from a derided two-bit operation in a dingy officer to one of the FBI’s elite task forces, Douglas personally confronted the most terrible crimes of the age, including those of Jeffrey Dahmer, Charles Manson, Ted Bundy and the Atlanta child murderer.divider-2461548_1280

Now a bestselling Netflix Original series, this is where it all began. The hunt for serial killers, and the basis for what we know about the most evil minds of the world.

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BLOGTOBER DAY 27: The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson // Review


Title: The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 13th September 1977

Synopsis: In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers, and sisters in the house, but the property–complete with boathouse and swimming pool–and the price had been too good to pass up. Twenty-eight days later, the entire Lutz family fled in terror.divider-2461548_1280

One of the most notorious examples of a supernatural presence, and one that has split the nation. The legend is explained in full in this book, and you don’t want to miss it.

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BLOGTOBER DAY 25: Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand // Review


Title: Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

Rating: ★★★★

Release: 2nd October 2018

Synopsis: Who are the Sawkill Girls? Marion: The newbie. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she’s sure she’ll never find. Zoey: The pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe she’s broken—or maybe everyone else is. Val: The queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Words like silk and eyes like knives; a heart made of secrets and a mouth full of lies. Their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where gleaming horses graze in rolling pastures and cold waves crash against black cliffs. Where kids whisper the legend of an insidious monster at parties and around campfires. Where girls have been disappearing for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fight…until now.divider-2461548_1280

A fantastical and mystical book about the power of girls, friendships and all things dangerous.

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BLOGTOBER DAY 23: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara // Review


Title: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 28th February 2018

Synopsis: The masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer – the serial rapist turned murderer who terrorised California for over a decade – from the late Michelle McNamara. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark offers a unique snapshot of suburban West Coast America in the 1980s, and a chilling account of the wreckage left behind by a criminal mastermind. It is also a portrait of one woman’s obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth, three decades later, in spite of the personal cost.divider-2461548_1280

The masterful record of one of the most talked about true crime cases in the world, this book is truly a wonderful piece of work.

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BLOGTOBER DAY 21: Lock Every Door by Riley Sager // Review


Title: Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 25th July 2019

Synopsis: You’ve been offered a luxury apartment, rent free. The catch: you may not live long enough to enjoy it… 
No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents. These are the only rules for Jules Larson’s new job as apartment sitter for an elusive resident of the Bartholomew, one of Manhattan’s most high-profile private buildings and home to the super rich and famous. Recently heartbroken and practically homeless, Jules accepts the terms, ready to leave her past life behind. Out of place among the extremely wealthy, Jules finds herself pulled toward other apartment sitter Ingrid. But Ingrid confides that the Bartholomew is not what it seems and the dark history hidden beneath its gleaming facade is starting to frighten her. Jules brushes it off as a harmless ghost story – but the next day, her new friend has vanished. And then Jules discovers that Ingrid is not the first temporary resident to go missing…
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It seems too good to be true; a luxurious apartment, more money than you could ever imagine, and the only thing you need to do? Stay there for 3 months. The only downside? People are disappearing and you might be next…

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BLOGTOBER DAY 19: Scythe by Neal Shusterman // Review


Title: Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 22nd November 2016

Synopsis: In a world where disease, war and crime have been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (“gleaned”) by professional scythes. Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythes’ apprentices, and despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation, they must learn the art of killing and understand the necessity of what they do. Only one of them will be chosen as a scythe’s apprentice and as Citra and Rowan come up against a terrifyingly corrupt Scythedom, it becomes clear that the winning apprentice’s first task will be to glean the loser.divider-2461548_1280

What happens when the only way to keep yourself alive is to kill others?

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BLOGTOBER DAY 17: Book Jumper by Mechthild Glaser // Review


Title: The Book Jumper by Mechthild Glaser

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 16th February 2015

Synopsis: Amy Lennox doesn’t know quite what to expect when she and her mother pick up and leave Germany for Scotland, heading to her mother’s childhood home of Lennox House on the island of Stormsay. Amy’s grandmother, Lady Mairead, insists that Amy must read while she resides at Lennox House – but not in the usual way. It turns out that Amy is a book jumper, able to leap into a story and interact with the world inside. As exciting as Amy’s new power is, it also brings danger – someone is stealing from the books she visits, and that person may be after her life. Teaming up with fellow book jumper Will, Amy vows to get to the bottom of the thefts – at whatever cost.divider-2461548_1280

A beautifuly story about books, families and magical realism that you will fall in love with.

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BLOGTOBER DAY 15: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge // Review


Title: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Rating: ★★★★

Release: 28th January 2014

Synopsis: Betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom, Nyx has always known that her fate was to marry him, kill him, and free her people from his tyranny. But on her seventeenth birthday when she moves into his castle high on the kingdom’s mountaintop, nothing is what she expected—particularly her charming and beguiling new husband. Nyx knows she must save her homeland at all costs, yet she can’t resist the pull of her sworn enemy—who’s gotten in her way by stealing her heart.divider-2461548_1280

A completely captivating, and unique retelling of one of the most well loved fairytales, this is the breath of fresh air that the story needed.

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