Review: Dark Places

Dark Places
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After reading Flynns critically acclaimed novel Gone Girl I knew that Dark Places was entirely likely to be a dark creepy mystery novel. I wasn’t wrong.

Libby Day is a victim of a horrendous childhood. One dark night her Mother and her two older sisters were brutally murdered in a so-called ” Satanic Devil worshipping attack” their home on their farm. Libby escaped out a window and endured such a cold environment outside she had to have parts of her fingers and toes removed as a result of frostbite. Libby’s surly teenage brother was accused, charged and later jailed for the murders as a result of Libbys account of the night.

Years later and Libby hasn’t made much of her life. She finds it hard to get out of bed in the morning. She has been living for over 20 years on the donations given to her as a child victim of crime but her bank account has dwindled to less than 1000 dollars.

Out of the blue Libby receives a letter from Lyle. He is highly interested in the Day case and is involved in a Kill Club where enthusiasts share theories about serial killers, murders and unsolved crime cases. In exchange for payments – to supplement her miniscule bank account – Libby agrees to placate Lyles theory that Ben Day did not kill his siblings and mother that night. However what occurs isn’t exactly what Libby signed up for.

A slow burning eerie murder mystery that is a must read for crime, mystery, thriller fiction readers.

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Review: Mortality Doctrine: The Eye of Minds

Mortality Doctrine: The Eye of Minds
Mortality Doctrine: The Eye of Minds by James Dashner
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

Received First Reads Giveaway Copy in the post today. Did not have a clue that I won this because I hadn’t checked my other email account in over a week so it was a lovely surprise. Looking forward to reading this as I enjoyed The Maze Runner Series by the author.

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Review: Billy and Me

Billy and Me
Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

My initial thoughts before reading:
Before reading this book I had little or no expectations as the book is the debut offering from author Giovanna Fletcher. In the beginning I fell in love with the story for many different reasons. Part 1 of the novel was probably one of the cutest things I have ever read. However from part 2 onwards certain elements of the novel – in particular numerous characters began to grate on me. Also I felt that Sophie Mays big personal conflict was slightly anti-climactic. It was built up so big for so long that all I could think was, “Oh, that’s it?”

The rest of my review consists of a series of gifs and pictures:

Sophie May :

Billy Buskin :

In my head this is Molly trying to get Sophie May to talk to Billy:

The shop, omg the Shop:

 

*Drools about cakes and biscuits, and muffins, and scones and loads of tea, tea and more tea*

What I wanted to do to Paul every damn time he spoke

Me Listening to Sophie May whining in part 2 & 3 & 4

Me at the ending:

 

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Review: Girl in the Mirror

Girl in the Mirror
Girl in the Mirror by Cecelia Ahern
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Girl in the mirror contains two short stories – Girl in the Mirror and The Memory Maker. Both of these short stories are in line with Aherns usual technique of incorporating magical elements to contemporary storylines.

A very quick read I read each short story in a small amount of time. However both stories ended leaving me want to learn more about what happened to the characters. Part of me wishes that these two short stories were novels that I could read.

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Review: Eleanor & Park

Eleanor & Park
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My initial thoughts?

Squeeeeeeeeee

This was a really cute read. I couldn’t help but fall in love with our male characters Eleanor & Park. Their love that grew originally from hatred and then a friendship was a slow-burning love and a welcome alternative to many other YA books where the main characters fall head over heels in love with each other halfway through Chapter 1.

Other characters were also well developed and I especially loved hearing from Parks mother because I found her hilarious.

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Review: Untitled Cormoran Strike #2

Untitled
Untitled by Robert Galbraith
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

J.K Rowling releases a novel under a pseudonym? Then announces that said novels sequel is already written and will be released in 2014??

This is how I imagine she looks right now.

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