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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Emotional · suspense · thriller

*BLOG BLITZ* The Girl in his Eyes – Jennie Ensor ★★★★

Blurb; Her father abused her when she was a child. For years she was too afraid to speak out. But now she suspects he’s found another victim…

Laura, a young woman struggling to deal with what her father did to her a decade ago, is horrified to realise that the girl he takes swimming might be his next victim. Emma is twelve – the age Laura was when her father took away her innocence.

Intimidated by her father’s rages, Laura has never told anyone the truth about her childhood. Now she must decide whether she has the courage to expose him and face the consequences.

Can Laura overcome her fear and save Emma before the worst happens?

My Review; I’m going to start by saying this is one tough book to read! Very emotional, a hard read for me as parts hit a little too close to home. But nevertheless I read it all and parts can be a bit dark and out there in your face. But it is a good story!

Thinking about it, it’s also a powerful story with a hidden message. I felt all sorts of emotions throughout reading this story and I look up to Lauras character. This is a story that every reader can learn from or take something away from it, a story that makes the reader think! I understand it may not appeal to some readers due to the dark side of the story and abuse involved but it is written brilliantly.

A well deserved four stars from myself.

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Bestsellers · chick-lit · contemporary · Emotional

*BLOG TOUR* The After Wife – Cass Hunter ★★★★★

Blurb; When Rachel and Aidan fell in love, they thought it was forever.

She was a brilliant, high-flying scientist. He was her loving and supportive husband.

Now she’s gone, and Aidan must carry on and raise their daughter alone.

But Rachel has left behind her life’s work, a gift of love to see them through the dark days after her death.

A gift called iRachel.

My Review; Wow. What a beautiful story. A one of a kind. Unique. I don’t think I can say that I have read anything similar to this before. My heart broke at the beginning and it broke again at the end. It sure was hard to keep a dry eye towards the end. A stunning, powerful and thought provoking story.

The After Wife is beautiful written and I felt the story just connected to me. It’s beautiful. The story is told through each of the characters and I loved each and every character. I don’t want to give much away, but it ia a beautiful story with a beautiful meaning behind it all. Have I said beautiful enough yet? That’s all I cam say. A must read from me. A well deserved five stars. A story that’s going to stick with me and in my heart for a long time. Stunning.

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