Bitter Roots – C.J Carmichael 

This is classed as a thriller but for me it reads like a dark romance novel or general fiction. A little too light and no feel of danger to the story. The murder in itself feels like an added backstory for the characters rather than the important part of this story. If you like these new types of fiction then it’s written well but for me I need more of a feeling of horror or pity for the victim but this really didn’t seem to care about the victim. 

Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov 

This is and was my classic for this year and I can’t believe this is on the curriculum in some countries. 

Deplorable storyline of a peadofile and often sickening descriptions of the torment of the child but then the author not happy with you hating the peodofile decides to blacken the victim’s character. No matter what Lolita was a child. Sicking story so be warned if you want to read it. 

What happens in London – Kristina Adams

I am always a bit hesitant reading a follow up novel 1 will it be as good and 2 will it taint the characters you loved in the first book? 

I can honestly say this is just as good as the first book. You also could read this as a stand alone if you wanted but I would advice reading the first one as you get more of a feeling of their perspective andpersonalities. 

It does leave on a small cliffhanger but one most readers can cope with. You not going to get a deep story but I would categorize this as a teenage novel like geek girl so it ticks all the boxes in that type of fiction. So if you looking for a good old fashioned light read then this for you. I have loved both books in the series and have downloaded a prequel to read.  

Thanks to the author for allowing me to read this for an unbiased review. 
The real world 

This was a little prequel. It’s short and sweet with basically a chapter but free from a link in the previous book I read. 

My Summer of Magic Moments – Caroline Roberts

This is my next NetGalley read. image003

About 24% in a few hours and it has giving me tears and understanding of the scars left behind after cancer. A really powerful start to the story and I’m already in love with the main character. A real page turner so far and different from what I expected.

I just couldn’t put this down. A real page turner and a heartfelt story that captured me from the start. I think I found a new favourite author to add to my reading list and looking forward to reading more from this author.

For a little while – Mary J.Williams

My new review read that I received from the author for an unbiased review.

About 20% so far and loving the characters. This is the second story I have read from the author and think this one is the better out of the two. 

A good story start with a good traditional romance feeling. Nothing surprising so far but a good story anyway. 

I would have like more of an effort from Spencer to win Blue’s trust again. Just a tad to easy for me but a good nice romance novel that will tick the right boxes for any romantic reader. 

Voyage of the Heart – Sorata Lane

Not a review copy but my next read. 

This is about the transportation of the war brides after the war. The first chapter sets up the beginning of a group of war brides budding friendship. Seems good so far. 

The story breaks down into three parts. The first part is the backstory and getting to know the characters and budding friendships. 

Just started the second section and very moving start to this part. This part is the reunion with their partners. 

The four individual story are strong enough separately but a great story that brought a tear to my eyes more than once. 

The Hanging Girl – Eileen Cook

Intriguing story so far of a girl called Skye way over her head in a prank that’s turning sinister… Only part way though but good character and it is written brilliantly so far. 

Okay coming up to half way now and I hate to ruin the story but talking about the first twist but I didn’t see it coming. I hope the story continues to keep me fascinated and interested. 

This have kept me guessing and I was often way off. Great story.
Forgot to say that this was provided free for an unbiased review on NetGalley.

Skye Thorn has given tarot card readings for years, and now her psychic visions are helping the police find the town’s missing golden girl. It’s no challenge—her readings have always been faked, but this time she has some insider knowledge. The kidnapping was supposed to be easy—no one would get hurt and she’d get the money she needs to start a new life. But a seemingly harmless prank has turned dark, and Skye realizes the people she’s involved with are willing to kill to get what they want and she must discover their true identity before it’s too late.