Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Book Blogger Hop : February


February

3rd - 9th - Read or Clean? Read or Bake? Read or Make Dinner? What would be your choice? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews)

Read. Read. Make Dinner. (Alas, my other love is food)

10th - 16th -What is your favorite Valentine's Day read? (submitted by Kristin @ Lukten av Trykksverte)

Captain Corelli's Mandolin - THE best romance ever written.

17th - 23rd - Can you read and watch TV or listen to the radio at the same time? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews)

No, but I rarely do either of those things so I don't think it's a problem.

24th - March 2nd - How do you feel about books with multiple narrators? (submitted by Eli @ The Book Supplier)

Love them! It's so interesting to see the story play out from different perspectives and it gives insight into parts of the story the MC may not know anything about.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

The Crystal Run - Sheila O'Flanagan


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This is the first book from Sheila O'Flanagan that I have ever read and I certainly wasn't disappointed. It's a brilliant read that I found very thought provoking in the way the story was expressed. Kaia's attitude towards her duty is very mature but also very... pitiable? That is probably not the right word but its the only one I could think of to express her willingness to sacrifice her life for her people. I love the romance between her and Joe, especially the contrast between Joe's instinct for running away from danger and Kaia's determination to run into it. I can't wait for it to be released in May and I can't wait for the second book either! It is well worth a read.

Thank you to the publishers for sending me a copy!

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

February 2017 Monthly Motif Challenge : Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch

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My February Mothly Motif Choice! A very interesting spiral of a book. It starts with Nicolas Wallpenny, a ghost in the cemetery nearby who witnesses a beheading and tells our protagonist, Peter Grant, all about it. Then a series of mysteriously magical murders occurs and constable Grant must lure out the killer and train to be a wizard (INSERT HARRY POTTER REFERENCE) at the same time.


The writing style is something I really enjoyed. I loved how tongue-in-cheek some of the humor was throughout. The only thing that nags at me was Lesley's fate, and the fact that I don't believe our main character will still have the same fantasies about her afterwards. It also took me a while to learn to love Beverly Brook. If only because she came off as very adolescent in some ways but I've read enough teen fiction for it not to bother me too much. Molly was one of my favorite characters, but I find it hard to point a finger as to why.


This book was recommended to me by one of my work-mates and good friends at the book shop. And while I usually, as an inside joke, make a point of hating everything he recommends me, I can't help but love this book. The climax has everything a good theatre goer loves and the madness all the way through keeps you guessing and guessing.