Dog Days – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “It’s so much easier to swim with the tide instead of against it.” (TW: mental health, abuse, self harm, suicide.) If you read one book this year, make sure it’s this one. What an absolutely stunning story of three characters coping with love and loss in the most intricate of ways. This…

The Other Side Of Fear – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “So what if it is? Wouldn’t that be karma? Sometimes karma’s a bitch.” Phew! What an absolute rollercoaster of a book this is! Eoghan Egan is an author that everyone needs to watch out for, and has very quickly become one of those crime/thriller writers that will always be on my radar….

Nasty Little Cuts – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “She takes shallow breaths. The knife is chilling, but his face is worse.” Oh my GOD. This book is already a strong contender for my book of the year, and we’re only just ending February! I am in complete shock and absolute awe, and I really don’t think my review even scratches…

Butterfly Sisters – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Love has to come above it all. We have to follow our hearts and accept the things we cannot change.” Harpeth Road Press are absolutely rocking it right now with two incredible new book announcements in the space of a couple of months – and I’ve had the absolute honour of shouting…

Where Hope Is Found – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The very thing that had caused the worst moment of her life surrounded the place she now called home. Yet, here amidst the turbulent waters, she had found hope.” This book was absolutely incredible. If you’re looking for a feel-good, uplifting book, this is probably not something you should reach for, but…

The Dummy Pass – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Fiona couldn’t put her finger on it, but she could swear while he was catching his breath William was talking to someone and cheering people on. But there was no-one else there…was there?” I was very pleasantly surprised with this book! Patrick Smith’s The Dummy Pass is not just a fun children’s…

Double Pursuit – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “She’s hunting arms smugglers. But who is hunting her?” Alison Morton has stunned me once again with book two in the Mélisende Thrillers series! Double Pursuit is the perfect follow-up to book one, Double Identity, and if anything, this one is even more explosive! The plot has been so suspenseful and gripping,…

The Holiday Plan – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Sometimes you have to let go of trying to control everything and have a little faith. Faith that, in spite of anything that’s happened, you’re right where you’re meant to be, at just the right time.” There’s always something extra special about your first book of the year, and The Holiday Plan…

That Night – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Something tells her that this is far from over. That the cracks are going to get deeper, form chasms, enough to move continents.” I’m embarrassed to say that this book is my first read by Gillian McAllister. (I know, I know. Even though all her books have been sitting on my bookshelf…

Valor and Victor and the Zombies from Earth – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “They trudged up the mountains of Kathmandu to find all the trekkers were zombies too. Tired and exhausted, battered and beat, they learned scaring zombies was no easy feat.” Tracy has done it again! Another delightfully quirky book with a very important message for the young ones, a message that even hit…