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Review: You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Posted March 22, 2014 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz

You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz Published by Grand Central Publishing on March 18, 2014 Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller Pages: 439 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads Grace Reinhart Sachs is living the only life she ever wanted for herself, devoted to her husband, a pediatric oncologist at a major cancer hospital, their young son Henry, and the patients she sees in her therapy practice. Grace is also the author of You Should Have Known, a book in which she castigates women for not valuing their intuition and calls upon them to examine their first impressions of men for signs of serious trouble later on. But weeks before the book is published, a chasm opens in her own life: a violent death, a missing husband, and, in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disast and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create […]

Pastime Pleasures #3 – Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Posted March 21, 2014 by Charlotte in Pastime Pleasures / 0 Comments
Pastime Pleasures #3 –  Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Welcome to my  feature, Pastime Pleasures, posted every other Friday. Today is the turn of Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger. Here I will look at books that have given me great pleasure in the past. These are books I can read over and over again. The only rule is that the book must have been published five or more years ago. Firstly you need to forget the film, there is so much that the film misses out that shows the extremes Andy goes to to achieve all her boss desires. In the book Miranda is an extremely difficult woman not only to work with but to also like and has an often used acid tongue. Emily is a slave to fashion and worships Miranda. And Lily has a far bigger and more significant role. Andy becomes obsessed with her new job, hoping that if she works hard enough for a year Miranda will give her a good reference. But can Andy last the year? Or will her responsibilities to her friends and family catch up with her? There are […]

Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Posted March 18, 2014 by Charlotte in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson on May 24, 2012 Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller Pages: 399 Format: E-Book Source: Own Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn. On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary […]

Review: Panic by Lauren Oliver

Posted March 16, 2014 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Panic by Lauren Oliver

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.Panic by Lauren Oliver Series: Panic #1 Published by HarperCollins on March 4th 2014 Genres: Contemporary, Thriller, Young Adult Pages: 408 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do. Heather never thought she would compete in Panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She’d never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought. Dodge has never been afraid of Panic. His secret will fuel him, and get him all the way through the game, he’s sure of it. But what he […]

Review: Brooklyn Girls: Angie by Gemma Burgess

Posted March 14, 2014 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Brooklyn Girls: Angie by Gemma Burgess

Brooklyn Girls: Angie by Gemma Burgess Published by Quercus on March 6th 2014 Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, New Adult Pages: 303 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads Broke. Broken-hearted. Bored. (Not necessarily in that order.) WELCOME TO NEW YORK CITY. Angie James is lost. A regular poster girl for Generation Screwed, being 22 isn’t what she expected. What happens when having fun isn’t, you know, fun? In the Brooklyn townhouse she shares with her best friends, Angie wants to figure out what to do with her life. But wild parties, bad dates, dead-end jobs, demanding fashionistas and even true love just keep getting in the way… Who knew adulthood would be so damn grown-up? When I started reading Brooklyn Girls: Angie I thought it was a long the lines of the chick-lit I use to read as a teenager (the Mates, Dates series or the Princess Diaries), cutesy books. And I was right… except there is a lot more swearing and sex.  When I read this book, I had realised it was part of a series, it was only […]