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Gone Girl
Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.85

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting and entertaining, 7 Nov 2013
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This review is from: Gone Girl (Paperback)
Lets just start by saying I like it! Quite alot actually...
But, well... it wasn't terribly clever, and having read so many other great mystery books, I kind of guessed my way through it all... Even the strange ending :)
But that doesnt mean I didnt enjoy it, 'cus I really did. It just won't glue itself to my memory, like some others have... Finnished this and wants something similar? May I suggest "No time for Goodbye" by Linwood Barcley. Possibly an even better read ;)

Fast pacing, really entertaining... loveable and hateable characters too!


Ash
Ash
by James Herbert
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not his best....by far!, 7 Nov 2013
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This review is from: Ash (Paperback)
I love James Herbert, and "the Secret of Crickley Hall" was just brilliant. As i've come to expect from him...

I had longed for "Ash" for ages, set in Scotland (where I once lived) and all that concpiracy intrigued me...

Never have I been more dissapointed. The story starts out fantastic and promises loads of fun & fear. for the first third part of the book it's trully brilliant. but then, instead of continuing on this path it veers off into being, not scary, but discusting! He spends so much time describing the most disturbing and discusting parts of insane human psychology, when he should be building up the story. And then the story just falls apart and gets dreadfully boring towards the end...

I gave it the two stars... more because the IDEA was good,... Hopefully his next will be better and worty of my reading time...
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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery
by Alan Bradley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant & Entertaining Rump of a Story, 13 Aug 2012
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Flavia... oh how you entertain me!

How can one best describe the 11 year old heroine of our story? She seems to me to be a cross between a Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstockings. So clever, so brave and full of irony and witt! She think of herself as a chemist, but truth is she's more of a master dectective! I loved her deductions, and her reasoning. The language is colourful and very rich, and you get a "curl up on the sofa with tea" feeling from it all...
I can't wait to get my hands on the rest of these wonderful wonderful books. Easily the best read I've had this year! No doubt! The characters are so alive, and so lovable, you will have a hard time putting the book away. I carried it EVERYWHERE, just in case I had a couple of minutes to spare!

So let me tell you just briefly how the story goes...
you meet Flavia de Luce, 11 year old girl with pigtails and a taste for chemestry and poisionry! She lives to make life crap for her two older sisters, and loves her widowed father very much. You soon get the feeling that this girl has more guts than most grown up men, and the brains to match! She has pretty much free run of the massive english mansion they inhabit. Suddenly her life takes a very unexpected turn, from the highlight of her day being poisioning her sisters with poision ivy mixed in lipstick, to finding a dead man in the cucumber patch! When her father is hastily charged with the crime of murder she decides to find the truth her self, seeing as the police really feels it's practically a closed case.
We follow our heroine on one hell of a deducting journey, and you will be massivly entertained, I promise!!!

It's buildt up as a classic detective story, a "who dunnit" with just alittle extra that leaves you wanting more, SO much more!

ENJOY!!! and oh, buy the rest while you're at it, becuase I am currently cursing myself for not having them all at the ready! Having to wait for them to land in my mailbox... and I am not a happy bunny!


The Body Finder
The Body Finder
by Kimberly Derting
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars oh yes please!, 14 Mar 2011
This review is from: The Body Finder (Paperback)
A great mystery, with just the right amount of supernatural ingredients thrown into the mix. And did I mention the super cute romance??!

I am not a big beliver in telling too much of the story in reviews like this, what I will tell you is that it leaves you with a lovely feeling inside. It makes you want to be 16 and in love again, and it makes you want more! So much more! So I am eagerly waiting for "desires of the dead"...

Lovely teen book, for adults like me as well! :)
Read it in two days I did, thats how good it was!!! Yum!


Crescendo
Crescendo
by Becca Fitzpatrick
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling Sequal, 14 Mar 2011
This review is from: Crescendo (Hardcover)
I liked "Hush, Hush", but I felt it lacked a little spice. It was good, but not great you know?
Well, "Crescendo" certainly takes this story to a whole other level... It's sexy, scary and brilliant...

After Nora fell in love with a fallen angel, nothing can ever be the same. And her father's murder still troubles her, and the facts are just about to be revealed. And when they rise to the surface,, is she ready for what they are about to teach her?

I dont want to give you too many details about the story ahead of you... but I will tell you this; at the last page... you will scream of the unfairness of it all...because you WILL have to wait a while for the next instalment...

LOVED it...


I Shall Wear Midnight: (Discworld Novel 38) (Discworld Novels)
I Shall Wear Midnight: (Discworld Novel 38) (Discworld Novels)
by Terry Pratchett
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars one of those "please dont end" books!, 14 Mar 2011
How is it possible for Sir Terry to get any better already? His characters evolve in such richness you feel they are part of your family, and you love them as if they were!
This is the fourth Tiffany Aching book, and may very well be the last. It "felt" as the end when I reached the last page. Which again made me sad and melancoly, hugging the book for several minutes afterwards. Just drinking it all in again.
Great story, out-of-this-world kind of storytelling! Pratchett is king! Pratchett is a god!

Tiffany has finally ended her apprentship with the witches of Lancre and is back at the Chalk. But being a witch of the Chalk is never easy, it's sometimes downright horrible! And it doesnt get better when you're accused of murdering the Lord, and do all sorts of other dark things. And then something evil awakens and everyone seems to turn on her and her pointy black hat. But Tiffany has grown, and she is determined to find a way out of this mess, without the help of the Wyrd Sisters, thank you very much! But help comes anyway, from old friends, and new, and some that are serioulsy unexpected! ;) And what is that smell?! Is that love in the air?

Enjoy!


Mockingjay (part III of The Hunger Games Trilogy): 3/3
Mockingjay (part III of The Hunger Games Trilogy): 3/3
by Suzanne Collins
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Horrific!, 21 Sep 2010
this book will leave you feeling abandoned, stressed out. You will wreck your brain thinking about it, and it will haunt you for days after you finnish. But despite that, you will devour it, finnish it in no time at all.

Dont care what the low reviewers are saying about it, it is a spectacular ending to a very special triology! I just hope Collins doesnt stop to write... I am eagerly awaiting new books from her :)

I won't waste words about the storyline... we all know that this is a war book... Panem is at war, finally, and the motions Katniss & Peeta set alive in book one is about to change history. Will they get their revenge?


Lords And Ladies: (Discworld Novel 14) (Discworld Novels)
Lords And Ladies: (Discworld Novel 14) (Discworld Novels)
by Terry Pratchett
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.02

5.0 out of 5 stars A insanely hillarious rump of a tale!, 10 July 2010
Oh my... this is by far the best "witches" book so far... great numerous laughs, hysterical sexual hints and just pure wicked FUN!

When Pratchett takes on "a Midsummer Night's Dream" it is bound to be great, right? But not just great... fantastic!

The three witches return from their adventure with run-a-loose fairytales in the far countries, one to find she's getting married and the other to find there are faeries about. And such horrible times they bring!!!

Will this be the demise of the great Esme Weatherwax?

It's great... read it... love it!


Wyrd Sisters: A Discworld Novel: 6
Wyrd Sisters: A Discworld Novel: 6
by Terry Pratchett
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Funny! But I've read better Pratchett, 29 April 2010
It's funny, of course it is! It isn't a Pratchett if it's nto funny... but I just feel it was alittle... hmmm.... messy? Trying too hard? Oh I dont know... it just felt alittle off, compared to other books. But by all means.. I love the Witches and Nanny Ogg is seriously growing on me :)

I also like the great play on Macbeth and even good old fairytales like Sleeping Beauty. Hysterically mastered I must say...
I am so looking forward the next in line, "Witches Abroad"... should be just as fun, if not more...


Hush, Hush
Hush, Hush
by Becca Fitzpatrick
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Hotter towards the end, 29 April 2010
This review is from: Hush, Hush (Hardcover)
First off... I liked it! Alittle hazy on the detail descriptions maybe. And also a tad bit "I have heard this story before". But I did really enjoy it, and it got so much hotter towards the end as well. Becuase it does have alittle slow start...

The story tells of Nora, who falls in love with the mysterious and dangeours looking new guy, who just happens to be her new biology partner (sounds familiar to anyone?!??). But Patch as a past, its just that there is no record of it, anywhere! And the closer Nora gets to the truth the more danger she is in. But is it Patch who is putter her in danger, or is someone else out to hurt her. And what, or who, is Patch anyway?

:)

I though it could have explained alittle better about the back mythology for this kind of story. I have never read about Fallen Angels before, and do not know the termology, nor the mythology behind it. And I though the descriptions in the book were rather poor. Nephilim could have been described better as well :)

But by all means, a great read :) Fun and easy... and I will read the next installment due out this autumn :)


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