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review 2017-04-27 16:12
Review: Jackals by Stuart R Brogan
Jackals - Stuart R Brogan


I have to say, I'm kind of fed up with a lot of the horror books lately. A large proportion of the horror released of late has been either the same old stories told in a slightly different way or are labelled as "extreme horror" and are full of violence and gore thrown in for nothing more than shock value with no real plot to speak of. But, I'm glad to say that that wasn't the case with Jackals.

 

How far would you go to protect the ones you love? Who can you trust when the seeds of corruption and violence have wormed their way into every crack?

 

Jackals was one heck of a wild and gory ride. It's most definitely not a book for the faint of heart. The action kicks off in great gory detail almost immediately and keeps you on the edge of your seat to the very end. The author takes the reader on an action-packed adrenaline ride to the deepest darkest depths of depravity and exposes the sadistic, twisted, and primitive side of human nature.

 

"They are without doubt some of the most dangerous people out there and the worrying thing is that ninety-nine percent of the population doesn't even know they exist..."

 

Nobody is what they seem. Take nothing, and no one, for granted. Heroes and villains emerge in the most unlikely of places. There is no safe place for the reader or the characters. The twists and turns keep you on your toes, they mess with your head, you're never quite sure what's around the corner or who's going to turn on you next.

 

Definitely one I would recommend.

 

 

 

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text 2017-04-27 00:37
70% done with The Night Brother by Rosie Garland
The Night Brother - Rosie Garland

 

I've not read anything like this before, it's so unique and unusual and I honestly have no idea where it's going. I want to fly through the pages but at the same time, I want to savour it and make it last longer.

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text 2017-04-25 23:38
Fibro Fog Derp of the night...

 

I made myself a warm drink, carried it through to my chair and proceeded to get all comfy.

Reading blanket = ✔
Cat settled on my lap = ✔
Book I'm currently reading = ✔
Reading playlist loaded = ✔
Warm drink = WTF?

 

On reaching for my cup I discovered the freshly boiled kettle sat where my cup should have been. As if that wasn't bad enough, my hubby had obviously watched me carry the kettle through and not thought to say anything lol.

 

 

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text 2017-04-25 04:14
100% done with Dark Asylum by E. S. Thomson
Dark Asylum (Jem Flockhart) - E. S. Thomson

 

I started reading this last weekend after being so excited to get started, but unfortunately my mother-n-law lost the last wee bit of mobility she had on the day I started it and as her primary carer I had to abandon all chance of reading anything until I could get her sorted into a new routine and adapt to the extra care she now needs.

 

I finally got to pick it up again this afternoon and flew through it in one sitting. I was a bit apprehensive because I loved the first book in the series, but I'm glad to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it and it was every bit as good as the first.

 

Review to come.

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review 2017-04-24 22:23
Review: The Girl Who Beat ISIS: Farida's Story
The Girl Who Beat ISIS: Farida's Story - Andrea C. Hoffmann,Farida Khalaf

 

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

This is the story of what happened to Farida after she was captured: the beatings, the rapes, the markets where ISIS sold women like cattle, and Farida's realisation that the more resistant she became, the harder it was for her captors to continue their atrocities against her. So she struggled, she bit, she kicked, she accused her captors of going against their religion, until, one day, the door to her room was left unlocked. She took her chance and, with five younger girls in her charge, fled into the Syrian desert...

 

I honestly don't know what to say about this book, or even where to start with reviewing it. It feels wrong to try and break it down and comment on writing style, star rating, etc.

 

This book really brings home how easily your life can change. One day you're enjoying the long hot summer days and the next you and your family are fleeing for your lives. Farada could be your daughter, your sister, your niece, she deserves to be safe, to live without fear just like everyone else. The suffering she endured was atrocious, yet she never gave up. Her story is a remarkable story of hope, faith, courage, and strength. It's not an easy read, but it is important that experiences like Farada's are told. It is important that the world is made aware of the atrocities that are occurring in order to better understand the horrors that refugees are running from.

 

The Girl Who Beat ISIS is a book that everyone should read.

 

 

 

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