horror · suspense · thriller

*BLOG TOUR* The Dark Chorus – Ashley Meggitt ★★★★

Blurb; Oblivio salvationem Angelis opperitur

Oblivion awaits the Angel’s salvation

The Boy can see lost souls.

He has never questioned the fact that he can see them. He thinks of them as the Dark Chorus. When he sets out to restore the soul of his dead mother it becomes clear that his ability comes from within him. It is a force that he cannot ignore – the last shard of the shattered soul of an angel.

To be restored to the kingdom of light, the shard must be cleansed of the evil that infects it – but this requires the corrupt souls of the living!

With the help from Makka, a psychotically violent young man full of hate, and Vee, an abused young woman full of pain, the Boy begins to kill.

Psychiatrist Dr Eve Rhodes is seconded to assist the police investigation into the Boy’s apparently random ritualistic killings. As the investigation gathers pace, a pattern emerges. When Eve pulls at the thread from an article in an old psychology journal, what might otherwise have seemed to her a terrible psychotic delusion now feels all too real…

Will the Boy succeed in restoring the angel’s soul to the light? Can Eve stop him, or will she be lost to realm of the Dark Chorus?

My Review; This is a completely different read for me, a book out of my comfort zone should we say. A bit wierd, a bit woah whats going on? Took me a while to get use to it all I.e the spirits, rituals, souls, transferring etc as I have no clue about that at all. We all have our own beliefs about that sort of thing but for me it’s not something I’ve thought about.

However, after a few chapters I got into it. SURPRISE. I know it shocked me too. I did enjoy it in the end, something different. Mix between reality and the unknown. A little fantasy, horror, suspense and thriller. This book has it all and does get dark at points. Very descriptive which brings the story more to life for me and brilliantly written. Not something I would have picked up for myself but I’m glad I got the chance to read it!

A well deserved four stars from me.

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Adventure · fantasy

*BLOG TOUR* Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Hellenic Abduction – Columbkill Noonan ★★★★

Blurb; Demanding Greek gods. A world of intrigue. A mysterious helper.

Zeus is used to getting what he wants…but that was before he met Barnabas Tew!

Barnabas and Wilfred, the unluckiest detectives ever, are enjoying their time in India, working on mastering their emotions and learning how to do all sorts of interesting yoga poses. They feel as if they’ve finally found some peace in their lives.

Everything changes, though, when Zeus whisks them away from their idyllic retreat and demands that they solve a case for him.

Having no choice, they reluctantly accept the job, but quickly come to realize that nothing is as it should be. Zeus’ motives are suspect from the beginning, the rest of the Greek gods and goddesses are untrustworthy at best, and Barnabas soon finds his temper hasn’t improved at all during his time in India.

Who is the mysterious lady who keeps popping up just when they need her? Is she friend, or is she foe?

Will Barnabas and Wilfred figure out what’s right and what’s wrong in this topsy-turvy world of lies, intrigue, and trickery? Or will the Greek gods and goddesses prove too much for them?

My Review; I came into this series very late so I had no background of the characters or what had happened before this, read well as a standalone but I think the previous books makes a huge difference and perspective. I would love to go back and read the previous books if I have time.

Barnabas Tew and the case of the Hellenic Abduction is book five in the series I believe. The two main characters Barnabas and Wilfred are both detectives and are the perfect, funny duo act. It’s a story full of adventure, the unexpected and a little bit of comedy I would say between the two detectives, they’re lovable. Can never be bored while reading this story. It set my imagination on fire. Brilliantly written.

Now I must admit this is something I wouldn’t have picked up for myself to read but I really did enjoy it. The story contains many gods and goddesses including Zeus, Aphrodite and Hades to name a few. A well deserved four stars from me and I would recommend!

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Emotional · romance

Sam’s Letters to Jennifer- James Patterson ★★★★

Blurb; Grief-stricken by a recent tragedy, Jennifer returns to the resort village where she grew up to help her beloved grandmother. There, Jennifer will discover new meaning in life and experience not one, but two of the most amazing love stories ever.

My Review; I was given a pile of second hand James Patterson books not long ago and this was among them… I didn’t know he wrote romance and my god it was really really good. Brilliant. Amazing. I fell in love and devoured it in around 3 hours front to back. James Patterson is one of my favourite authors and now I’ve found his romances I love him even more. Something different from his thrillers and crime.

Easy reading with short chapters. A very cute story but parts had me tearing up and very emotional. A brilliant, cute ending of not one love story but two. A real page turner. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend. I’ve just started another romance story by him so keep your eye out on the blog for that…

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