“Death and Croissants” by Ian Moore is an entertaining mystery that's bound to put a smile on your face. Recommended for fans of a light-hearted cosy mystery. It’s 4 stars from me!
It's my stop on the blog tour for "A Hundred Million Years and a Day", a passionate adventure novel following one man on his quest to find the bones of a dinosaur. I didn't feel completely immersed in the story but I found this to be an enjoyable read with a really good translation.
“Wild Dog” is a unique and interesting story about switching off and going back into nature. I'm rating this book 4 stars and I'd definitely recommend checking it out once published next week.
“The Lost Lights of St Kilda" is a tale of love, hope and culture that I'm sad to say that wasn't really my cup of tea. This is a beautifully written book and I'm sure it is one that will be adored by many, but for me it was a little slow moving and that took away from my overall enjoyment. I'm rating this one 2 stars.
It's my stop on the blog tour for “The Snakes”, a compelling family drama about the hidden secrets of one dysfunctional family. If you're into a slow burning read, this is for you!
Deborah Levy's early novel "The Unloved" was odd and felt disconnected. I didn't really understand what was going on and therefore didn't enjoy reading it very much - 1 star.
It's 5 stars second time round for Deborah Levy's "Swimming Home". I really enjoy this style of book, or novella. Short but not all that sweet, it leaves you something to think about.
"Lullaby" is gripping and it's definitely a thriller, but I don't know if there is much more I can say. From page one we know how the story is going to end, so the pages explore why and how this has come to happen. When the final page is turned, we still don't really know the answers so let's say I enjoyed it but I need some more time to process what I've read to truly appreciate it. 3 stars!
I loved this tale of London in the future and I actually can't stop thinking about it now I've finished. It was so interesting to read something so awful that you actually could see becoming a sad reality. I liked all of the characters and the style of the writing, but it's the topic that makes "Sweet Fruit, Sour Land" 5 stars for me.
An enjoyable modern day thriller that kept me gripped throughout. I'm giving "Private Paris" 5 stars.