Some books you read should just be enjoyed for what they are
And this is one of them; it’s a book that feels like you’re in a movie; cross Mel Gibson and Danny Glover with zombies and this would be the outcome, its well written and engaging having all the hallmarks of good against bad with Brad and Travis part of a rescue team sent in to rescue any survivors
A well written classy period novel – as someone who wouldn't normally chose a period book I was pleasantly surprised with this ghostly tale. I cant say I was at any time actually scared, but the characters are well written, with flesh on their bones and enough suspense builds up through the story to keep you coming back for more!
I couldn't help but feel our main protagonist a young woman called Claire was more forthright and outspoken than a woman in her position as a governess in a large house could have ever been. But that it was needed for the ebb and flow of the story to be continued.
Silent Screams isn’t really sure what it is, or where it is set, some of the time I am convinced we are in 1950's Ireland, then its to Victorian England, before its whisked back all the way to modern day.
This tale of a young girl, who at the age of nineteen falls pregnant after being raped would have played and read so much better had it been set in the 1940's or 50's, I found it absolutely unbelievable that a girl would be treated in the modern day the way Jessica is. You feel very little sympathy for the main character, as you cannot believe she would be treated as such or that the people around her would behave towards her in such a way, for example; if one could imagine for a moment that in modern day Briton a young unmarried pregnant woman would be turned away from a shop unserved, we would also see the demise of every shop in the country!!
When I read the synopsis, I thought this book was going to be right up my street, and I wasnt wrong! Gord Rollo's supernatural thriller with a hint of horror hit all the right notes for me! It starts at good pace, and the book pretty much continues like that right up to the final climax!
Losing her sight (and her eyes) when a teenager, the beautiful but troubled Abby now lives and works with her 'surrogate family' as part of the 'freak show' in a travelling circus. But unlike most of the other 'freaks' her talents are real, she is able to see into the future, the loss of her eyes seemingly having given her another way to see, and enhanced the gifts she has always had!
What can I say I love this book, it has a way of making you feel young again as you read, and like others have said it brings back memories of Just William and Dennis the Menace. Following the mishap adventures of Hal and his side kick stinky.
Set on a space station Simon Haynes has done a great job with these characters and scenery one cant help but grow to love them.
Fall for you is a story set in a private school, it follows the life of students through changes in the history of their beloved academy. Now a mixed school, the change is met with resistance by Lizzie who is always certain to be leading the next cause.
You travel through the changing course of the students relationships with friends and enemies. Dante’s offhandedness intrigues you, keeping your interest throughout.
Leon Chameleon PI and the Case of the Kidnapped Mouse
This is a beautifully written children’s book with fabulous illustrations. The story brings to life the little woodland creatures we scarcely consider in daily life. The author introduces these creatures gradually, capturing the imagination of a shared animal existence unknown to humans.
I initially found this book didn’t grab my imagination but by the second chapter, I was intrigued to read more. From a historical aspect the author sent you back in time to experience the stark differences between lives now and then. The characters were engaging, average teenagers from different eras, gradually through the chapters you saw Kirstin in particular, change from a typical modern teen to a young woman willing to use her skills and wit to help a stranger, Rebecca to achieve her goal.
My first comment to anyone about to embark on this book is…..”stick with it”, the first few chapters seem to go by very slowly with very little to hook the reader into continuing, however by continuing, you do come across a very readable and charming story. The characters are well defined, the story eventually being told by two women, a mother and daughter, I found I enjoyed the Mother, Debra's story more than I did the main character, Jordyn. It is not until quite a way into the book, that you figure out where it is going, and once you realise what’s coming, the book does seem to whizz by, almost too fast, coming to a rather quick and abrupt end.