Twitteresque Reviews: The Other Child, Mine to Spell, Ivory Terrors

October 19, 2015 Book review, Twitteresque Reviews 20 ★★★★

Twitteresque reviews are for books where I don’t feel like writing a full review but I want to give you a flavour of how I felt during the book.  All in 140 characters or less!

 

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The Other Child by Lucy Atkins

Twitteresque Reviews: The Other Child, Mine to Spell, Ivory TerrorsThe Other Child by Lucy Atkins
Published by Quercus on June 4th 2015
Genres: Suspense
Pages: 400
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
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four-stars

Sometimes a lie seems kinder than the truth . . . but what happens when that lie destroys everything you love?

When Tess is sent to photograph Greg, a high profile paediatric heart surgeon, she sees something troubled in his face, and feels instantly drawn to him. Their relationship quickly deepens, but then Tess, single mother to nine-year-old Joe, falls pregnant, and Greg is offered the job of a lifetime back in his hometown of Boston. Before she knows it, Tess is married, and relocating to the States. But life in an affluent American suburb proves anything but straightforward.

Unsettling things keep happening in the large rented house, Joe is distressed, the next-door neighbours are in crisis, and Tess is sure that someone is watching her. Greg's work is all-consuming and, as the baby's birth looms, he grows more and more unreachable. Something is very wrong, Tess knows it, and then she makes a jaw-dropping discovery . . .

 

An isolated woman + threatening atmosphere + uncomfortable events + dark secrets  = A scarily riveting and edgy read.

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Mine to Spell by Janeal Falor

Twitteresque Reviews: The Other Child, Mine to Spell, Ivory TerrorsMine to Spell by Janeal Falor
Series: Mine #2
Published by self published on 5th May 2014
Genres: Sci Fi, YA, Fantasy
Format: eBook
Source: Received from Author
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three-half-stars

Cynthia has always hidden from her father’s hexes behind her older sister. When her family gains independence unheard of for women, she’s relieved that her days of harsh punishments are over. But as her seventeenth birthday approaches—the typical age to be sold to a new master—death threats endanger her sisters. She now faces two options: run or meet society’s expectations.

For once, Cynthia isn’t going to let her older sister shield her from the problem. She’s going to prove to herself, her sisters, and society that her family isn’t a threat to their traditions. She willingly chooses to be purchased by a new master. A bold step that takes her somewhere she never thought she would go and to a man she might possibly fall in love with. With his help, she may just find a way to save her sisters while discovering how to stand up for herself. If she lives long enough.

 

Unique world of warlocks and magic where women have no rights and no powers make this a scary but compelling read. I love the way colour blends with magic to create spells.

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Ivory Terrors by Georgiana Derwent

Twitteresque Reviews: The Other Child, Mine to Spell, Ivory TerrorsIvory Terrors by Georgiana Derwent
Series: The Cavaliers,
Published by Createspace on May 1st 2014
Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 508
Format: eBook
Source: Received from Author
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four-stars

A Tale of the Posh, the Privileged and the Paranormal…
No one ever claimed that third year at Oxford University is easy, but Harriet French has more to worry about than just her final exams.

Richard, an ancient vampire with no love for Cavaliers or Roundheads, has dragged Harriet to his French fortress as part of his quest for revenge and power. Can Harriet support Richard’s plot to kill Augustine? He may have the country in his thrall, but he’s still family. She has no such qualms about killing the Roundhead leader Fea and her twin henchmen, but is she willing to sacrifice herself to do it?

And then there’s George, once the archetypal Cavalier, who now seems to have betrayed both Harriet and the society. It’s hard to be sure about anyone’s true loyalties and harder still to know the right thing to do.
Ivory Terrors concludes the story told in Oxford Blood and Screaming Spires of Harriet French’s time at Oxford and her involvement with an elite vampire society.

 

Love this series so much I reread book 1 before reading the third book.  Historical facts + Oxford + Vampires + contemp student life + well done love triangle = READ IT NOW!

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Talk to TrishHave you read any of these and what did you think of them? Are there any that you are interested in reading? 

four-stars

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20 Responses to “Twitteresque Reviews: The Other Child, Mine to Spell, Ivory Terrors”

    • trish

      Thanks Grace, I love doing these twitteresque reviews from time to time. The Other Child is creepy and disturbing so of course I loved it!

    • trish

      Thanks Donna, that’s great to hear. Glad you liked the twitteresque reviews and even gladder to hear that you’ll be back! 😀

    • trish

      Thanks Sarah, it DOES feel good to get through reviews like this! I have been doing them with a few years now and while I only pull them out now and again, they are fun to do. Glad to hear you have Mine, I think this is a great series. The world building is very unique, very anti-women and scary to read.

    • trish

      Thanks Rita, it feels good to pull these out now and again just to add a bit of variety to my reviews. And some books I don’t have a lot to say about even though I might have really enjoyed them. I think you would like The Other Child.

    • trish

      I read the first book in the Mine series (You are Mine) when I was relatively new to fantasy and it was one that made me want to read more. This world is so anti women and the world building had me terrified. I did prefer book 1 to book 2 but it’s a series I want to continue with.

    • trish

      I loved this whole series, especially the Oxford setting. It made me actually visit Oxford in real life as it sounded so fab (and it was!). This triangle kept me guessing and I changed sides a few times, so I really got it to it and normally I hate them too!

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