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review 2017-08-13 17:39
Review: Bone White by Ronald Malfi
Bone White - Ronald Malfi


I would like to thank Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced reading copy of this book.

 

There was a lot to love about Bone White but I found myself losing interest somewhere along the line. It started off great and I was thoroughly enjoying it but it slowed down nearer the middle and I wasn't as invested in the story as I had been up to that point. It's not that I was bored, I think the suspense was overshadowed by the main characters initial lack of direction once he reached the town of Dreads Hand and the repetitive way that every person in town seemed to treat him. The build up stagnates and meanders along for too long and although it does pick up again the dread and suspense never recovers enough for the ending to be as satisfactory as it should have been.

 

That being said, the writing was great and the descriptions of the surroundings were vivid and easily pictured in the mind's eye. The atmosphere really drew me in and the feeling of the cold and isolation of the forest came across well. It's just a shame that the middle section of the story didn't work for me.

 

 

 

 

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review 2017-08-02 20:08
Review: Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed
Gather the Daughters: A Novel - Jennie Melamed

 

I would like to thank Headline for providing me with an advanced reading copy of this book.

 

Gather The Daughters was a middle of the road read for me. The premise was interesting but it never quite reached its full potential. It didn't have the impact that it should have considering the subject matter. I wanted it to get under my skin but instead, I found it to be predictable and I was left rather disappointed.

 

The characters came across as carbon copies of each other. There is quite a large cast of young girls in the book and there was only one who stood out from all the others. Things did pick up character wise a little later on in the book but by then it was too late.

 

All in all, it was ok. I'm not sure I would recommend it though.

 

 

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review 2017-07-20 16:05
Review: The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter
The Good Daughter - Karin Slaughter


I would like to thank HarperCollins UK for providing me with an advanced reading copy of this book.

 

I have yet to pick up one of Karin Slaughter's books and be disappointed. The Good Daughter had me completely engrossed from start to end. There are so many fascinating layers to the plot, there's always something going on and the pages couldn't turn fast enough. Every time I thought I had all the information, another layer was revealed and it got better and better with every page turn.

 

The characters were complex and well developed, they were living, breathing, real people and I was right there with them throughout. I shared their pain, their fear, their anger, and their sadness. I can honestly say that I loved everything about this one.

 

Definitely one I would recommend.

 

 

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review 2017-07-14 14:38
Review: Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
Two Nights - Kathy Reichs


I've been a fan of Kathy Reichs for years and have thoroughly enjoyed all of the Temperance Brennan series so I was looking forward to Two Nights. Even more so when I learned that it was a stand alone, but I have to say, I was a bit disappointed.

 

I didn't particularly enjoy it, it held my attention enough that I finished it but I couldn't connect with the main character, or any of the other characters. They didn't feel real, they were just names on the page and not very likeable at all. The only thing that kept me reading was the plot. I wanted to know how it played out, but even then it was more out of curiosity than need.

 

Not one I would recommend.

 

 

 

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review 2017-07-10 19:54
Review: Savage Jungle by Hunter Shea
Savage Jungle: Lair Of The Orang Pendek - Hunter Shea

 

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with an advanced reading copy of this book.

 

Natalie and Austin McQueen set off on another adventure following on from their revenge on good ole Nessie. Like Loch Ness Revenge it's one that's not to be taken too seriously and just enjoyed for what it is. It's a fast, fun, and easy read. It's every bit as enjoyable, humorous, fast paced, and as cheesy as the previous instalment, with lots of madness, creatures, action and adventure.

 

Well worth a read.

 

 

 

 

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