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described are fascinating, especially from the doctor's perspective, but I couldn't really warm to the doctor or his outdated opinions.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.
"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!
"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.
“Corpses in Enderby” is another good piece of 1950s detective fiction by George Bellairs. This is a nice story, but just an okay 3 star read for me. I won't be ruling out Bellairs' books in the future though (there are loads more for me to read!)
"The Guest Cat" is a short and sweet book that I'd recommend for cat-lovers but also for fans of Japanese literature. It wasn't one of my favourites, but it's a short, quick read that'll warm your heart. 3 stars from me.
It's my stop on the blog tour for "Leaves" by John Simmons. "Leaves" is very well written story of humanity and community. Parts of the description in particular is beautiful, like reading a poem or song lyrics.
“The Hope Family Calendar” is a light and easy read looking at family relationships following a tragic loss. It was a little predictable and I felt that something was missing, but I enjoyed it - 3 stars.
It's my stop on the blog tour for "The Birthday House" by Jill Treseder. "The Birthday House" is a powerful short read examining a real-life murder during the 1950s. Exploring how this crime affected the lives of those who knew the family, this really is a compelling and heart-wrenching story.
Today we're celebrating “Gorgito's Ice Rink” with a birthday blitz! "Gorgito's Ice Rink" is an interesting story, especially for someone with little knowledge of Russia. This book is a tale of love, loss and broken promises that deserves a little love on its publication birthday. I'm sure many people will enjoy this story and learn a little bit while reading too.
"The Choke" isn't an easy read, it's gritty and it's disturbing in places, but don't let that put you off - author Sofie Laguna is highly praised and rightfully so. This is a powerful read but not one I can say I enjoyed all that much - it's 3 stars from me.