Friday, 28 July 2017

Recent Reads #9

recent reads 9

Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell

Frozen Charlotte

Dunvegan School for Girls has been closed for many years. Converted into a family home, the teachers and students are long gone. But they left something behind...
Sophie arrives at the old schoolhouse to spend the summer with her cousins. Brooding Cameron with his scarred hand, strange Lilias with her feat of bones and Piper, who seems just a bit too good to be true. And then there's her other cousin.
The girl with a room full of antique dolls. The girl that shouldn't be there. The girl that died.

If you are used to an in depth, messed up horror/thriller then this isn't for you. However for an easy read horror/thriller book it wasn't half bad. It wasn't to confusing in the sense that you could easily get lost but it did make you think and question some characters. I did feel for the characters especially the youngest sister Lilias. Some parts I did find silly but overall I enjoyed the book. 

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell


Cath and Wren are identical twins and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they're off to university and Wren's decided she doesn't want to be one half of a pair any more - she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose. It's not so easy for Cathy. She would rather busy herself in the fanfiction she writes where there's romance far more intense than anything she's experience in real life.
Now Cath has to decide whether she's ready to open her heart to new people and new experiences, and she's realising that there's more to learn about love than she ever thought possible...

I didn't like this book for two reasons. 1. It was two books in one basically. The book is pretty thick but the reason being there is another story inside that the character has written and it's about vampires and to be honest I don't like them kind of books. I read it in case it was really important to the book but wish I just skipped it. 2. I felt the book didn't go anywhere. There was a lot of pointlessness and none of it really grabbed me. However I did love the main guy character and want him to myself. Although I didn't like the book it is highly rated.

Perfect Remains by Helen Fields

Perfect Remains

On a remote Highland mountain, a body burns. All that's left behind are the victim's teeth and a fragment of silk. Meanwhile, in the hidden room of a house in Edinburgh, a second women screams into the darkness.
It's D.I. Luc Callanach's first day with Police Scotland, and he's handed a homicide investigation. With everything to prove, he and his new colleague D.I. Ava Turner are up against a killer who meticulously covers his tracks.
When a third women is taken, Callanach is desperate to prevent another innocent death - but the real fate of there women is more twisted than he could have ever imagined...

Not my usual style of books but I love crime films and my mum is always reading this kinda style of book so thought I would give it a go. I like how you know who the abductor is straight away and the book follows both his and the detectives point of views. Some points of the book did make me shiver at the thought of it but I liked that fact a book could make me do that. At some points I thought I knew how the story was going but then it was take a left turn and take me by surprise. For my first 'adult' crime book I did enjoy it and will be looking into this genre more.

Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant

Lie With Me

A few little lies never hurt anyone. Right?

I was disappointed with this book. Thrillers are meant to keep you gripped right? Well I was bored of this one and felt it dragged out. The main character I had no sympathy for and the rest of the characters I didn't like. Also, the ending pissed me off because it ended so suddenly! Safe to say this book wasn't for me.

What books have you read recently?


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