Mini reviews: A mixed bag. 14 – JT Ellison 2*, The Twelve Dice of Christmas – Gail Oust 3*, Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater 4*.

14 by JT Ellison

Goodreads synopsis

In the mid-1980s the Snow White Killer terrorised the streets of Nashville, Tennessee. Then suddenly the murders stopped. A letter from the killer to the police stated that his work was done. Now four more bodies are found, marked with his fatal signature. The residents fear a madman has returned, decades later, to finish his sick fairy tale.

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Sleep – CL Taylor

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Sleep is the 6th psychological thriller CL Taylor has written. It is a stand alone. And it is awesome. Definitely a 5 star read! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Expected publication date of 21st March 2019- (just in time for my birthday…Yes please!) <—- EDIT this is now out 4th April – after my birthday!!!!

Cally put on Instagram that this was on NetGalley back in October 2018 and I got super excited and high tailed it on over there. Only to find it had already gone to wish. Gutted! So I wished. And I was extra happy that I got approved for it the next day! 😊 Wahoo!

Sleep is about Anna, a young woman who is involved in a fatal car accident involving her and three colleagues. Two of her colleagues died in the crash and one is now paralysed from the waste down. Anna miraculously escapes with ‘minor’ injuries compared to the others. But the psychological effects are impacting her really badly. Read More »

BOOK SWAP – It Only Happens In The Movies – Holly Bourne and Perfect Evil – Alex Kava

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Every so often we like to do a book swap. Kate likes YA mainly and Becca enjoys thrillers. It’s good to try something different, so we came up with a book swap where we each give each other one of our reads and see what the other thinks.

This month we did ‘It Only Happens In The Movies’ by Holly Bourne (being Kate’s YA choice) and ‘Perfect Evil’ by Alex Kava (being Becca’s thriller choice). Here’s what we each thought of our respective swaps!

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Queen Of Air And Darkness By Cassandra Clare



Cassandra Clare does it again!!! Let’s be honest I didn’t doubt that she would deliver the goods with Queen Of Air And Darkness, but at nearly 900 pages long I wondered how she was going to finish off The Dark Artifices series without going off on a tangent.

At the end of Lord Of Shadows the two main points that needed to be covered is that our hero’s needed to take down Annabelle after she killed the Inquisitor (RIP Robert Lightwood) and Livvy Blackthorn (RIP – also, why don’t you just take my heart out now C.C?) and sort out that pesky Parabati bond. Oh and figure out what was going on with Jace and Clary. I know that’s a very brief summary of it but it’s the highlights that I remembered and in hindsight I really should have found the time to re-read both Lady Midnight and Lord of Shadows. Well, Queen of Air and Darkness does not disappoint in the least, there are multiple plot twists and surprises right up until literally the last page which had me squealing with joy and excitement in anticipation of how epic the next book will be.

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