Allegedly I am notoriously difficult to buy for at Christmas/birthdays etc according to my Other Half, Mr B.W (Book Widower). AS IF. Take me to a bookshop, let me roam, I love books and candles what is so difficult about that I ask you! The cheek of him! Anyway…to help him out last year , andRead more about Audiobook Review-‘Sawkill Girls’ by Claire Legrand[…]
The Bookouture team have given me the opportunity to read and review the ‘Paradigm Trilogy’ by Ceri A Lowe in time for the release of the final volume, ‘The Storm Girl’s Secret’. The whole trilogy has been leading to this point, it can be read as a stand alone, but I would recommend reading from the beginningRead more about Bookouture Book Tour-‘The Storm Girl’s Secret’ by Ceri A Lowe[…]
However, between me requesting this and it arriving, my daughter who was a voracious reader, suddenly downed tools and stopped reading.
Being a lover of YA fiction, I took up the slack whilst haranguing her daily to stop focussing on a YouTube star’s puppy’s birthday and read.
The two Netgalley books I am reviewing run along similar themes-entitlement, luxury getaways and MURDER!
‘The Hunting Party’ by Lucy Foley and ‘STAGS’ by M.A Bennett were both read alongside each other and as they complement each other, I thought it might be fun to focus on them both.
The Hunting Party is published in January 2019 and is the first crime thriller from author Lucy Foley. She sets the scene brilliantly as she details the separate groups of friends travelling to Scotland on an ‘no expense spared’ reunion.
Life has been good to this group of 9 (4 couples and a singleton) who-with the exception of Emma who has been in the ‘gang’ for 3 years as she is dating Mark-, have known each other since their uni days. Apart from Mark and Emma there are Miranda and Julien , Giles and Samira (plus baby Priya), Nick and Bo, and Katie, the lone singleton. Tensions are set right from the off when a seat booking error means one of them has to travel in a separate carriage so Katie takes it as a default for being single-but that does mean she is happy about it? Thisfurther reinforces her station as ‘the one to be pitied for not being partnered’.
I am pretty sure that I read more than 8 books this month, but Goodreads tells me that that is what I logged this month so I guess I will just go with it!
Apart from the books I have already reviewed on here, here are which 3 I have clustered together for quite in depth reviews as I draw my September reading to a close, and prepare for October .
I gratefully received a copy of this book courtesy of Lovereading4kids in return for an honest review. An engaging and involving read,I genuinely found myself connecting with the main character, Rosa. She is a fully realised character we meet at the time of her experimental surgery to transplant her brain into the body of a girl,Read more about Young Adult Book Recommendation-‘She,myself and I’ by Emma Young[…]