Book review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Genre: Young adult / Fairy tale retelling

Page Count: 452 pages

Publication Date: February 2013

 

Goodreads Summary: scarlet

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner. Continue reading

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The last time I took part in this I received A Prison Diary by Jeffrey Archer. Even though I don’t usually go for non-fiction books I love reading stories in diary form, and I’m happy to say I absolutely fell in love with this one. The theme of the story is somewhat dark and scary, but it’s so well-written and personal that it feels like you really do know the author. Anyway, this is not a book review post, is it? So, moving on… Continue reading

Book Review: The Unexpected Guest by Agatha Christie

Genre: Mystery

Page Count: 213 pages

Publication Date: August 1958

 

Goodreads Summary: the-unexpected-guest

A thriller as well as a puzzler set in a foggy estate in Wales. This mystery opens as a stranger walks away from his ditched car toward a country manor to find a man murdered and his wife standing over him with a gun. But the woman is dazed and her confession unconvincing. The unexpected guest decides to help her and blame the murder on an intruder. Later, a pandora’s box of loves and hates, suspicions and intrigues is opened to the night air.

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Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

Genre: Fantasy / New adult

Page Count: 416 pages

Publication Date: May 2015

 

Goodreads summary:

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. Continue reading