Review: First Impression by Pauline Creeden

Posted April 30, 2014 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: First Impression by Pauline Creeden

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. First Impression by Pauline Creeden Series: A Shadow Maven Paranormal Series Published by: All Nights Reads on 24th March 2014 Genres: Fantasy; Fiction; Mystery; Young Adult Pages: 176 Format: E-arc Source: Netgallery Rating: *** About: Chira Kelly thought she didn’t need anyone…until she met Ben. Because of one ugly rumour, Chira lives as an outcast at her school. Which is fine with her, because she works better alone. Always has, always will. And at least she has her one and only true friend, Tasha. When Tasha insists that they join a group to visit a possibly haunted abandoned old schoolhouse, she’s wary, but joins her friend. Because of that decision, their lives are in jeopardy as a malevolent spirit targets the group. Tragedies and accidents pick them off one by one, and Chira finds herself drawn to the one person who can see the truth. But can he protect her? Review: So I’m not really sure what to make of this book, it’s not really a fantasy/paranormal – these elements are so minimal, in my opinion, that I was left wondering what was the point […]

Review: Things We Never Say by Sheila O'Flanagan

Posted April 25, 2014 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Things We Never Say by Sheila O'Flanagan

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. Things We Never Say by Sheila O’Flanagan Series: Standalone Published by: Headline Press on 24th April 2014 Genres: Chick-lit; Contemporary; Fiction Pages: 512 Format: Paperback Rating: ***** About: Abbey Andersen is the last person to go looking for change. Yes, it’s tough that she barely sees her mother these days – but in San Francisco she has great friends, a steady relationship and a job she enjoys. When Abbey is contacted by Irish lawyer Ryan Gilligan she learns in an instant everything she believed about her roots is a lie. She must travel to Dublin to find out more – but she’s scarcely off the plane when she’s plunged into a new crisis. One that will change everything not just for Abbey but for the family in Ireland who had no idea that she even existed. Now Abbey has to make a choice that will affect everyone she knows. How can she be sure she makes the right one? And can life ever be quite the same again? Review: To begin with there are three flashback scenes which introduce to us […]

Review: The Quick by Lauren Owen

Posted April 23, 2014 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: The Quick by Lauren Owen

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. The Quick by Lauren Owen Series: Standalone Published by: Random House UK, Vintage Publishing on 3rd April 2014 Genres: Fantasy; Fiction; Historical Fiction; Thriller Pages: 528 Format: E-arc Source: Netgallery Rating: **** About: You are about to discover the secrets of The Quick – But first you must travel to Victorian Yorkshire, and there, on a remote country estate, meet a brother and sister alone in the world and bound by tragedy. In time, you will enter the rooms of London’s mysterious Aegolius Club – a society of some of the richest, most powerful men in fin-de-siecle England. And at some point – we cannot say when – these worlds will collide. It is then, and only then, that a new world emerges, one of romance, adventure and the most delicious of horrors – and the secrets of The Quick are revealed. Review: This is a brilliantly written debut novel by Lauren Owen, and the praise received is highly deserved. The story is mainly told in the third person, except for some diary entries which are told in the first person. Written in a style common in […]