Bestsellers · Music · mystery

Run Rose Run – James Patterson & Dolly Parton ★★★★★

Blurb; From America’s most beloved superstar and its greatest storyteller—a thriller about a young singer/songwriter on the rise and on the run, and determined to do whatever it takes to survive.

Every song tells a story.
She’s a star on the rise, singing about the hard life behind her.
She’s also on the run. Find a future, lose a past.

Nashville is where she’s come to claim her destiny. It’s also where the darkness she’s fled might find her. And destroy her.

Run, Rose, Run is a novel glittering with danger and desire—a story that only America’s #1 most beloved entertainer and its #1 bestselling author could have created.

My Review; Ofcourse we’ve all been awaiting this one haven’t we and if you didn’t know about it… Where have you been? I got this release day and finished it the day after. Well and truelly devoured it. I don’t think my words or review will do this book the amount of justice it deserves but I will try. Let’s just say this is my book of the year. The cover is stunning, the whole story is amazing from the first page till the last and two brilliant authors, beautifully co-written.

I haven’t had chance to listen to the album yet but this really is a must buy, a must read. I’ve been shouting about it to everyone. A starting from the bottom story and reaching the top with challenges and hidden secrets emerging along the way. It is a work of fiction but parts had me relating characters to bits of Dolly herself. The songs within are beautiful too and the ending is utterly perfect.

I do not have one bad thing to say about it. I devoured it but I didn’t want to. I miss it. I can see it being turned into a future film (I can only hope). This is a huge 2022 book and bestseller and I can highly recommend it. A well deserved five stars from me. Going into my top ten reads of the year and its my book of the year already. Amazing. This is going to be hard to forget and will stay in my heart for a long time.

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Children's

Katt Loves Dogg – James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein ★★★★

Blurb; In this funny and paw-some story, lifelong rivals Molly and Oscar are forced to team up and brave the great outdoors and help their families before it’s too late.

Wilderness adventurers and expert trackers Molly the katt and Oscar the dogg go camping with their families: parents, siblings, cousins, aunts, and uncles. One big reunion! It would be fun if there weren’t so many rules to follow at the campsite. ATTENTION KATTS AND DOGGS: No crossing the border, or you’ll be asked to leave the Eastern Wilderness Reserve. If you’re still alive.

Molly and Oscar must outsmart the rule-makers when they discover that their katt and dogg cousins have run away together—for reasons only Molly and Oscar will understand. Now the clever pair must find and warn their cousins before all four of them are in need of a serious rescue mission.

My Review; This is a children’s book I know. But books don’t have an age limit on them and it’s one of my favourite authors, forgive me. This is actually book two in the Katt VS Dogg series and I didn’t read book one before but it read fine as a Standalone. It is beautifully illustrated throughout and a story full of hope, love, friendships and working together.

Cats and dogs are known to be enemies right? But what if it was the opposite? What if they were in love? Friends? What if all animals who didn’t get on decided to all accept each other and become friends? Work together? In this story you’ll find out all about that. When Molly (Katt) and Oscar (Dogg) become good friends they both find out a shared hidden family secret that made them enemies and they’re determined to fix it. Break the rules. Change the rules.

Fab, fun read. Something a little different for me. Would highly recommend to children and adults if you like. A well deserved four stars from me.

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fantasy · suspense · Young adult

City of the Dead – James Patterson & Mindy McGinnis ★★★★

Blurb; Hawk, the daughter of Maximum Ride, teams with her mother up to help save their beloved but dangerous city in this action-packed thriller.

For Hawk, being a hero weighs heavily on her wings. 

In the City of the Dead, life happens in the shadows. That’s why a war is brewing against an enemy no one can see. 

Hawk and Maximum Ride never back down from a conflict, or from each other, and they argue more than they agree.

But as the dead begin to outnumber the living, a mother’s experience and a daughter’s instinct can make one powerful arsenal. 

My Review; I absolutely love this series and their world, I hope it never ends. City of the Dead is book two in the Hawk series a spin off from the maximum ride series. All best read in order to make yourself familiar with the characters and their lives etc. An easy read, short chapters.

Again we are back with Hawk (Maximum rides daughter) but this time there is a plaque ongoing and her and her hybrid creatures are being blamed for bringing the virus to humans when that is not the case. (I do wonder where this idea came from hmmm. Maybe covid? As its his newest release? Anyway…) this soon leads to war human VS hybrids. With the help of her parents and others surely they’ll survive? Fix it? Reveal the truth? You’ll have to read it to find out. Fast paced. Page turner. War. Survival.

There’s one character in this book who started the rumour that hybrids where at fault for the virus and she is evil, nasty and wants to control the city. Did not like her at all. But with Hawk, her orphans and her parents flock coming to help surely they can beat anyone and anything together. Another brilliant read. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.

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