Friday, 12 July 2013

June Book Reviews

This reminded me a lot of Ann Patchett's State of Wonder  in terms of style but also has the feeling of a grittier William Nicholson. It took me a long time to get into but I found myself relating to characters and Mantel's way of slowly revealing secrets of the characters through their history is both thought provoking and endearing. 

Ralph and Anna have never been conventional but when they move out to Africa to help with the mission they could not possibly have prepared themselves for what they found. The year in Africa and the trials faced here will haunt them forever, but how do you move on from the past?

After attending an event at the library with the author C.J Skuse I decided to try one of her books... They aren't what I would normally go for in terms of cover design but I found myself not able to put Dead Romantic down and finished it in a day.

Zoe and Camille are taking on the experiment of a lifetime - making their own dream boy! Witty, thoughtful and hilarious - this story incorporates adventure, drama, romance and teenage angst. An easy, enjoyable read.

With a little bit of help from the Rivers famiily and a host of magic galore DC Peter Grant is out again to find the truth and solve the death of  an American in London under suspicious circumstances. 

Aaronovitch uses the metropolis as an extra character in this series of stories to brilliant effect. A riveting read, would have liked to have seen more of Nightingale and the gang of The Folly but looking forward to the next in the series already.

A prelude to Dashner's Maze Runner series - this part of the story focuses on the disaster which was a prelude to the Maze and Scorch Trials.

Mark and Trina met each other on the day of the flare... as they team up with other survivors they take on what becomes WICKED's attempt to neutralise all those infected with the madness that it left behind. As a stand alone it works well but this idea has to be over now.

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