Bestsellers · fantasy

Muse Of Nightmares – Laini Taylor ★★★★

Blurb; Sarai has lived and breathed nightmares since she was six years old.

She believed she knew every horror and was beyond surprise.

She was wrong.

In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were before. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle to grasp the new boundaries of their selves as dark-minded Minya holds them hostage, intent on vengeance against Weep.

Lazlo faces an unthinkable choice—save the woman he loves, or everyone else?—while Sarai feels more helpless than ever. But is she? Sometimes, only the direst need can teach us our own depths, and Sarai, the Muse of Nightmares, has not yet discovered what she’s capable of.

As humans and godspawn reel in the aftermath of the citadel’s near fall, a new foe shatters their fragile hopes, and the mysteries of the Mesarthim are resurrected: Where did the gods come from, and why? What was done with thousands of children born in the citadel nursery? And most important of all, as forgotten doors are opened and new worlds revealed: Must heroes always slay monsters, or is it possible to save them instead?

My Review; After enjoying Strange the Dreamer last year I couldn’t wait to dive into this one. I loved and enjoyed this one even more. However at 522 pages I will admit it took me a while to read! Big books scare me, but this was worth it. There has always been a lot of hype about both these books and I can understand why. It’s certainly unique.

There is just so much going on in this book. Secrets. Fears. Lies. War. Death. Ghosts. Past. Present. Love. Loss. Unexpected twists and turns which keep you turning those pages. Brilliant! A happy ending for all… I’d love to see what would happen next… Never say never. And Lazlo still a sweetheart how his life changed in this story. You never know whats going to happen next… There areany tense, edge of your seat chapters in this story which had my heart pounding.

A well deserved four stars. Highly recommend. Really enjoyed it.

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Bestsellers · mystery · suspense · thriller

*BLOG TOUR* The Passengers – John Marrs ★★★★★

Blurb; Eight self-drive cars set on a collision course. Who lives, who dies? You decide.

The new gripping page-turning thriller from the bestselling author of THE ONE – soon to be a major Netflix series.

When someone hacks into the systems of eight self-drive cars, their passengers are set on a fatal collision course.

The passengers are: a TV star, a pregnant young woman, a disabled war hero, an abused wife fleeing her husband, an illegal immigrant, a husband and wife – and parents of two – who are travelling in separate vehicles and a suicidal man. Now the public have to judge who should survive but are the passengers all that they first seem?

My Review; OMG! It’s been a while since I read a five star book! This was amazing. Absolutely loved it. A must read. I devoured it. A fast paced, page turner of a read that you won’t be able to put down. It will be all you think about.

Set in the future, driverless cars! One dark, twisted, disturbed and clever hacker messing with peoples lives and minds… Brilliantly written. A unique story, I can safely say I have not read anything like this before and was hooked, its different. One of a kind. I think I’d be against driverless cars myself if it ever came to it.

I felt so sorry for Libby caught in the middle of it all, made worse by the fact she knows one of the passengers. I must state that Jack’s character was a bit of a douche (being polite).

The book also links to social media and how people (most of us) put that before our actual actions, thoughts and feelings. Anyone can hide behind a screen which is sad and join in with these sick games… If this happened in real life you just wouldn’t would you? Well I guess there will always be a few who do. Eye opening. Shocking.

A well deserved five stars, highly recommend! A must buy. A must read. Will be going into my top twenty of 2019. Unforgettable.

Release date; 1st April 2019.

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Bestsellers · Emotional

Bridge of Clay – Markus Zusak ★★★★★

Blurb; The breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father’s disappearance.

At the center of the Dunbar family is Clay, a boy who will build a bridge—for his family, for his past, for greatness, for his sins, for a miracle.

The question is, how far is Clay willing to go? And how much can he overcome?

My Review; I had to read this one as his previous book (The Book Thief) is my all time favourite book… Ever. Now… Bridge of Clay is very different to The Book Thief but I enjoyed it and loved it just as much nevertheless.

Bridge of Clay is beautifully written. At 600 pages it is a hand killer to hold and that is the only downside to this book (I promise). All the characters within this story are very lovable and unique in their own way. Especially the dunbar boys. Clay has to be my favourite (obviously).

This is a beautiful story and though they don’t show it much the five brothers love each other really in their own unique ways and stick together as a family through the bad and good times. A story about forgiveness, love and loss. A story that will stick in your heart after you’ve long finished it.

A well deserved five stars, highly recommend! Bridge of Clay will also be going into my top 20 of 2018! Brilliant. I love Markus’s writing style and stories, big fan.

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