Tag: great characters

Book Review: Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

Book Review: Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

August 5, 2016 Book review 12 ★★★★

Imagine the unthinkable. Imagine being a mother, pouring over your daughter’s social media after her death. Then imagine trying to reconstruct her life and trying to figure out if it was suicide or homicide. That’s the premise of Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight.     Thoughts on Reconstructing Amelia by… Read more »

Book Review: Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent

Book Review: Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent

July 7, 2016 Book review 6 ★★★★★

Unravelling Oliver the début novel by Liz Nugent was dark and disturbing so I couldn’t wait to see what she followed that up with it. And the answer is something even darker, even more disturbing and even more unputdownable!  The answer is Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent.   First Line… Read more »

Book Review: Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

Book Review: Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

July 5, 2016 Book review 8 ★★★★½

My first thought on finishing Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah was that this author obviously feels the need to break her readers on every book.  Well mission accomplished.  This broke me every bit as much as The Nightingale did last year.   My Thoughts on Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah: I… Read more »

Book Review: My Name is Leon by Kit De Waal

Book Review: My Name is Leon by Kit De Waal

June 15, 2016 Book review 2 ★★★★

If you are looking for a book that has an authentic child narrator and navigates skilfully and heartbreakingly through the Foster Care system, then your search is over.  My Name is Leon by Kit De Waal is the perfect book for you.     First Line of My Name is… Read more »

Book Review : Room by Emma Donoghue

Book Review : Room by Emma Donoghue

May 19, 2016 Book review, Green Giants 8 ★★★★★

Green Giants is my feature where I share some of my favourite books by Irish Authors.   I’m passionate about Irish Authors, they supply us with an entertaining and exciting mix of books, hopefully you will find something new to try.  Today I’m featuring Room by Emma Donoghue which had me whizzing though… Read more »