Month: March 2016

Review: The Father by Anton Svensson

Posted March 30, 2016 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: The Father by Anton Svensson

I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. The Father by Anton Svensson, translated by Elizabeth Clark Wessel Series: Made in Sweden, Part 1 Published by: Sphere on 24th March 2016 Genres:  Fiction; Mystery; Thriller Pages: 592 Format: Arc Source: Publisher Rating: *** About: How does a child become a criminal? How does a father lose a son? An epic crime novel with the excitement of Jo Nesbo’s Headhunters and the narrative depth of We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Father is inspired by the extraordinary true story of three brothers who committed ten audacious bank robberies in Sweden over the course of just two years. None had committed a crime before. All were under 24 years old. All of them would be changed forever as individuals and as a family. This intoxicating, heartbreaking thriller tells the story of how three boys are transformed over the course of their lives from innocent children to the most wanted criminals in Sweden. And of the man who made them that way: their father. Review: So I was initially drawn to this book because it is based on really life events, even though it is a work […]

Review: The Night That Changed Everything by Laura Tait and Jimmy Rice

Posted March 28, 2016 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: The Night That Changed Everything by Laura Tait and Jimmy Rice

I received this book for free from Netgalley / the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. The Night That Changed Everything by Laura Tait and Jimmy Rice Series: Standalone Published by:  Corgi on 24th March 2016 Genres: Chick-lit; Contemporary; Fiction Pages: 416 Format: E-Arc / Paperback Source: Netgalley / Publisher# Rating: ***** About: Rebecca is the only girl she knows who didn’t cry at the end of Titanic. Ben is the only man he knows who did. Rebecca’s untidy but Ben doesn’t mind picking up her pieces. Ben is laid back by Rebecca keeps him on his toes. They’re a perfect match. Nothing can come between them. Or so they think. When a throwaway comment reveals a secret from the past, their love story is rewritten. Can they recover from the night that changed everything? And how do you forgive when you can’t forget? The Night That Changed Everything is a funny, feel-good and bittersweet story, told in alternate chapters by Laura Tait and Jimmy Rice. Review: I adored this book so much, that it was a bit of a shock when it came to an end. I really could have kept reading for ages […]

Review: Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

Posted March 25, 2016 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 3 Comments
Review: Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Flawed by Cecelia Ahern Series: Flawed #1 Published by: HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks on 24th March 2016  Genres: Fiction; Science Fiction; Young Adult Pages: 368 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Rating: **** About: The Scarlet Letter meets Divergent in this thoughtful and thrilling novel by bestselling author Cecelia Ahern. Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she’s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan. But then Celestine encounters a situation where she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule. And now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found FLAWED. In her breathtaking young adult debut, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society where obedience is paramount and rebellion is punished. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her-everything. Review: So I spent the majority of this book feeling quite uncomfortable, with a load of nervous butterflies in my stomach. All of which I take as good signs of excellent writing and a great story that kept me hooked. I have to admit I […]

Review: The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

Posted March 23, 2016 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

I received this book for free from the Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski Series: The Winner’s Trilogy #3  Published by: Bloomsbury Children’s on 24th March 2016 Genres: Dystopia; Fantasy; Historical Fiction; Romance; Science Fiction; Young Adult Pages: 469 Format: E-arc Source: Netgalley Rating: **** About: War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it with untrustworthy new allies and the empire as his enemy. Though he has convinced himself that he no longer loves Kestrel, Arin hasn’t forgotten her, or how she became exactly the kind of person he has always despised. She cared more for the empire than she did for the lives of innocent people—and certainly more than she did for him. At least, that’s what he thinks. In the frozen north, Kestrel is a prisoner in a brutal work camp. As she searches desperately for a way to escape, she wishes Arin could know what she sacrificed for him. She wishes she could make the empire pay for what they’ve done to her. But no one gets what they want just by wishing. As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover that the world is changing. The East […]

Review: The Hurricane by R.J. Prescott

Posted March 22, 2016 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 4 Comments
Review: The Hurricane by  R.J. Prescott

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. The Hurricane by R.J. Prescott Series: The Hurricane #1 Published by: Piatkus on 17th March 2016 Genres: Contemporary; Fiction; New Adult;  Romance Pages: 300 Format: Paperback Source: Publisher  Rating:  **** About: Emily McCarthy is living in fear of a dark and dangerous past. A gifted mathematician, she is little more than a hollow, broken shell, trying desperately to make ends meet long enough to finish her degree. Through an unlikely friendship with the aging, cantankerous owner of an old boxing gym, Em is thrown into the path of the most dangerous man that she has ever met. Cormac “the Hurricane” O’Connell is cut, tattooed and dangerous. He is a lethal weapon with no safety and everyone is waiting for the mis-fire. He’s never been knocked out before, but when he meet Em he falls, HARD. Unlike any other girl he’s ever met, she doesn’t want anything from him, but just being around her makes him want to be a better person. They are polar opposites who were never meant to find each other, but some things are just worth the fight. Review:  So The […]