Adapted to film · Bestsellers · Book club reads · Historical fiction · Young adult

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak ✶✶✶✶✶

book thief review

Now, this is my favourite book ever, my number one! This is the only story I will re-read as I do not usually re-read books. I would urge each and every one of you to read this book if you have not already, it is a must read for EVERYBODY before they die. I do not need to explain why I awarded five stars as everyone has their own favourite books and this is mine. The Book Thief is a story you will never forget and is the perfect read for those of you who enjoy young adult, historical fiction and World War II genre’s and would make the perfect read to discuss if you are part of a book club.

The Book Thief is set during World War II in Germany (not my usual type of story, but by now I should know better and never to judge). This is the story of a foster child named Liesel who starts to steal something she really needs/wants. Yes! Books and who can blame her? With the help of her foster father Liesel learns how to read. Throughout the bombing reads Liesel with her book in hand starts to read to everyone until it is safe to leave the air raid shelters. This is an outstanding and unforgettable story about how powerful books really are and how they can feed the soul.

I know it has been lucky enough to be adapted into a film, but I have not watched the film yet and cannot wait to get my hands onto a copy, so I cannot compare the book to the film. But please, please, please promise me you will read this book if you have not already! It is not an easy read but well worth reading! Enjoy.

Bestsellers · Book club reads · contemporary

And The Mountains Echoed – Khaled Hosseini ✶✶✶✶✶

and the mountains echoed

This is an unforgettable novel about finding yourself through someone else. This story revolves around the ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor and sacrifice for each other at times that matter the most. And The Mountains Echoed expands outwards becoming an emotional and powerful read with each page you turn. This is the perfect read for those who enjoy contemporary, bestsellers, drama and family genre’s and would make an outstanding read to discuss if you are part of a book club.

I have to admit this is another one of those books that I did not think was my kind of story, how wrong was I? Very. This has to be another of my all time favourite books! This is the first book I have read by Khaled Hosseini and it will not be the last, I cannot wait to dive into more of his outstanding stories. I chose to read this book as I had heard so many good reviews and recommendations and it did not disappoint me, so it would not disappoint you. I promise! I wouldn’t say i found this story an easy read but well worth the effort! And The Mountains Echoed is a beautifully written story that will leave you wanting more! This is a must read, page turner for you all to enjoy. You are welcome.

Bestsellers · Book club reads · contemporary · horror · mystery · suspense · thriller

The Ice Twins – S.K. Tremayne ✶✶✶✶✶

the ice twins

This is another of those books that you should have heard about, if not I will ask again… Where have you been? This book is excellent!! The easiest five stars i have awarded yet and let me tell you why… I devoured this book in two nights, it is an easy to read, fast paced psychological thriller. Now, if you have read some of my reviews you will already know that I find twins and the connection between them very interesting and The Ice Twins did not disappoint me. I found The Ice Twins an intense thrilling read which I could not put down, I was hooked alright! As I read this book at night in bed alone I found parts quiet scary which is a first for me (never felt scared through reading a book before), and whenever I heard a slight noise in my house I jumped out my skin (I really am not lying) that is how stuck into the book I was! If you have not already read this, buy it! Buy it, NOW! You will not forget or regret it. You are welcome.

The Ice Twins is perfect for readers who enjoy thrillers, mystery’s, horror, suspense and contemporary… One of the twins passed away after an accident just over a year ago and the family are still trying to piece together their shattered lives by moving to a lighthouse in Scotland and starting over again. But when Kirstie (the other alive twin) insists she is Lydia what can they do? Will they ever know which twin died? When Sarah (the twins mother) finds herself haunted by the past, the twins and strange situations will she ever find out the truth about the accident? And which twin she is still lucky to have? Now, that is all I am going to tell you, so if my review has not tempted you or the gorgeous book cover, what will tempt you? Do not be afraid, dive in! I dare you.