Book Review: The White Road by Sarah Lotz

The White Road - Sarah Lotz

When I read the synopsis for this one, I knew I had to read it – Man vs. Nature. I love the cover and the tagline on the front of the book – “Death waits at the top of the world”.

From the inside cover:

Adrenaline-junky Simon Newman sneaks onto private land to explore a dangerous cave in Wales with a strange man he’s met online. But Simon gets more than he bargained for when the expedition goes horribly wrong. He emerges, the only survivor, after a rainstorm trap the two in the cave. Simon thinks he’s had a lucky escape.

And then his video of his near-death experience goes viral.

Suddenly Simon finds himself more famous than he could ever have imagined. Now he’s faced with an impossible task: he’s got to defy death once again, and film the entire thing. The whole world will be watching. There’s only one place on earth for him to pit himself against the elements: Everest, the tallest mountain in the world.

But Everest is also one of the deadliest spots on the planet. Two hundred and eighty people have died trying to reach its peak.

And Simon’s luck is about to run out. Continue reading “Book Review: The White Road by Sarah Lotz”

Book Review: My Sister by Michelle Adams

My Sister by Michelle Adams

This is another example of FOMO being a good thing – initially, I overlooked My Sister because I wasn’t a huge fan of the cover but once the reviews started emerging, I HAD to read it…

Book Description:

My name is Irini. I was given away.

My name is Elle. I was kept.

All her life Irini thought she was given away because her family didn’t want her. What if the truth is something worse?

Two sisters. Two separate lives.

One family bound by a harrowing secret. Continue reading “Book Review: My Sister by Michelle Adams”

Mini Review x 2: Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin // Bleeding Heart by Lauren Bishop

Two reviews for the price of one! While Bleeding Heart missed the mark for me, I think I missed the mark for Fever Dream, I don’t know what the mark was or what the mark was suppose to be but it was all rather strange…

Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin

Fever Dream - Samanta Schweblin

From the inside cover:

A young woman named Amanda lies dying in a rural hospital clinic. A boy named David sits beside her. She’s not his mother. He’s not her child.

The two seem anxious and, at David’s ever more insistent prompting, Amanda recounts a series of events from the apparently recent past. As David pushes her to recall whatever trauma has landed her in her terminal state, he unwittingly opens a chest of horrors, and suddenly the terrifying nature of their reality is brought into shocking focus.

One of the freshest new voices to come out of the Spanish language, Samanta Schweblin creates an aura of strange and deeply unsettling psychological menace in this cautionary tale of maternal love, broken souls and the power and desperation of family. Continue reading “Mini Review x 2: Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin // Bleeding Heart by Lauren Bishop”

Urbane Unboxed: Box 4 – May Books

The time has arrived to unbox another monthly offering from Urbane Book Club, May’s box aka MAY BOOKS – AND THE SUN IS OUT AT LAST! This month is possibly my favourite box I’ve received so far because of the six books received, I’m going to read every single one! And two of the books are hardcovers – what more could a girl want!? So let’s get right to it…

Death’s Silent Judgement by Anne Coates

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Blog Tour | Book Review: That One May Smile by Valerie Keogh

That One May Smile - Valerie Keogh

Happy Monday bookworms! I’m delighted to be kicking of the blog tour for That One May Smile, the first book in the Garda West Crime series.

Book Description:

When Kelly Johnson’s husband disappears, her perfect world in the Foxrock suburb of Dublin falls apart. Then she stumbles on a dead body in the graveyard behind her house.
A coincidence? Garda Sergeant Mike West thinks so until he finds a link between the dead body and Kelly’s missing husband.
And then to add to the problem, Kelly disappears.
The investigation takes West first to Cornwall and then to Cork, on the trail of a tangled case involving identity theft, blackmail and illegal drugs. And as if the complications of the case weren’t enough there is the constant, irritating – and definitely unsuitable – attraction, to the beautiful Kelly, who will keep disappearing! Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Review: That One May Smile by Valerie Keogh”