For the most part, "Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole: Extraordinary Journeys into the Human Brain" is a really engaging, interesting and educational read. The conditions that are described are fascinating, especially from the doctor's perspective, but I couldn't really warm to the doctor or his outdated opinions. This one gets 3 stars from me.
It's my stop on the blog tour for 'A Dark Matter', I've been won over by the Skelf women and the mysteries they are trying to uncover in this story. This is a unique mystery and thriller that will keep you engaged throughout. It's 5 stars from me!
Written with admirable passion, Dr Amanda Brown's memoir 'The Prison Doctor' was definitely my cup of tea. I really enjoyed reading about the range of situations that she has to deal with on a daily basis - 5 stars!
Exploring and understanding the emptiness felt by housewives in America during the 1960s, this little book is a really interesting read, especially if, like me, you don't know a great deal about the first two waves of feminism. 5 stars!
"The Elsinore Vanish" is another good read by Joanna Baker. I enjoyed acting the detective and putting together the puzzle pieces to try and solve this seemingly impossible murder. I'd recommend you give it a try! 4 stars!
"A Stranger on the Beach" is a twisty thriller by a well reviewed author. The story is unique and mostly enjoyable but I found it was a little too slow paced and more of an okay read for me. 3 stars!
“Record of a Night Too Brief” is an extremely quirky collection of stories by Japanese author Hiromi Kawakami. For the most part I enjoyed the writing of these stories, but really they were just a little too strange for me to enjoy fully - 2 stars.
"Setting the World on Fire" is a unique coming of age story. Having had everything she ever wanted in life, Rebecca DeMeyer is oblivious to reality. Rebecca finds her feet in the real world and learns the ugly truth about it too. This book was good and I'm sure that with some fine tuning, author Maggie K.C Au will be able to publish this as a great YA read.
I really enjoyed this story by Joanna Baker. 'Devastation Road' is a well-paced mystery that I'd recommend for any fans of the genre, even if you don't think that YA fiction is for you - 4 stars!
'The Existence of Amy' is a great book which opens your eyes to the struggles that others may be going through. It tells a powerful, and at times heart-warming, message from the point of view of a young woman with OCD and depression. 4 stars from me!