The Kissing Booth – Beth Reekles

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So this one has been on my Netflix queue for a while  but as with all book to tv/film adaptations I prefer to read the book first, I wasn’t supposed to be buying books while in Waterstones the other week but hey ho I was in a bookstore so it was inevitable. While I was in the YA section staring longingly at the hard cover edition of Kingdom of Ash (I already have a normal paperback edition and a signed paperback edition  –  I CAN NOT buy the hardback edition as well)  I saw a trio of teenage girls browsing the books when one of them spotted ‘The Kissing Booth’ and they all fangirled in a ‘OMG, I didn’t know it was a book’ kinda way, so clearly they had seen the movie and their reaction to it was enough for me to pick it up and head to the till (along with a copy of Dumplin’ – my next book to film read).Read More »

Gone by Midnight – Candice Fox

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Gone by Midnight, is the third in the Crimson Lake series by Candice Fox.

Thank you to Century publishing for sending me a shiny hardback copy of this to review. And also NetGalley for letting me have a kindle version, all in the same week!

This was fantastic. I have recently read the second in the series, and I thoroughly enjoyed that. So when I knew this was coming, I was very excited.Read More »

The Red Dahlia – Lynda La Plante

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One of my all time favourite books, is Above Suspicion by Lynda La Plante. I read it such a long time ago and I absolutely loved it as soon as I started it. The Red Dahlia is the second book in the Anna Travis series, and I’ve wanted to read it for ages.

This year, Kate and I tried out the Icelandic tradition of Jokabokaflod – where we exchanged books on Christmas eve to be read throughout the day/night. Now, while I didn’t get much reading done on Christmas eve, I have made up for it since and this was just such a fantastic read. I’m super thankful that I got it from Kate, so thank you 🙂Read More »

All Souls – A Discovery Of Witches by Deborah Harkness

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Now this is a funny review to write as even though I have left it a week since finishing the book – I am still not entirely sure how I feel about this book. I even have notes on this book and I did some research into the author and events mentioned in the book as I wanted to get my facts right before I wrote this review.

So, let me start with saying that this book (and the second in the series) has sat on the bookcase in the spare room since 2014! And if it hadn’t been for the advert showing the TV adaptation, the books would have probably stayed on the shelf until I eventually caved and read them or donated them to charity.

But once I properly started it, I was racing through it and was hooked.Read More »

The Craftsman – Sharon Bolton

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The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton is fantastic! I thoroughly enjoyed this book. At first glance, this doesn’t look like my kind of thing – with witches and dark magic in the blurb. However, the way this is written makes this more believable than anything I’ve read of this genre for a little while.

No one was getting out of a Larry Glassbrook casket once they were shut inside. In fairness, very few people tried.

Florence ‘Flossie’ Lovelady is a fresh-out-of-the-academy police officer, new to the area of Sabden, and new to the male-orientated Sadben police force. It’s 1969, and someone is murdering teenagers and burying them in caskets in cemetaries. Larry Glassbrook subsequently confesses and is sent to prison until his death 30 years later.Read More »