Posts Categorized: Paperback


Book Review: I Confess by Alex Barclay

Book Review: I Confess by Alex Barclay

August 13, 2019 Book review 3 ★★★★½

I confess that I’ve never read an Alex Barclay book before. But now I have and I’ve seen the light. I’m a believer in her ability to spin a great yarn, and determined to read more of her back catalogue soon. My Thoughts on I Confess by Alex Barclay So… Read more »

Book Review: 47 Seconds by Jane Ryan

Book Review: 47 Seconds by Jane Ryan

May 1, 2019 Book review 12 ★★★★

Lately I am loving police procedural novels. And as 47 Seconds by Jane Ryan is set in Dublin, I couldn’t wait to read it. Within a couple of pages, I was hooked and knew this author had something different to add a genre I love. First Line of 47 Seconds… Read more »

Book Review: The Wych Elm by Tana French

Book Review: The Wych Elm by Tana French

March 28, 2019 Book review 2 ★★★★

This review for The Wych Elm by Tana French might sound a bit disjointed. I’m a HUGE Tana French fangirl, and I’ll chat all night about her characters, the moral dilemmas they face, and her GORGEOUS writing. But I simultaneously enjoyed this book, while also feeling a bit deflated after reading… Read more »

Review & Giveaway: Skin Deep by Liz Nugent

Review & Giveaway: Skin Deep by Liz Nugent

November 18, 2018 Book review 2 ★★★★★

I’m over the moon, to be joining this tour today organised by Penguin to celebrate the paperback launch of Skin Deep by Liz Nugent.  Liz’s claim to fame is her twisty dark writing and I’ve been fan-girling since her first book Unravelling Oliver.  I’m also giving away a copy on… Read more »

Book Review : Pointe by Brandy Colbert

Book Review : Pointe by Brandy Colbert

December 21, 2017 Book review 3 ★★½

I’m sad to say that I’m very conflicted about Pointe by Brandy Colbert.  The cover lured me in, the blurb had me racing to the till to pay for the book, but then I started reading.  And it all shot downhill from there.  I didn’t get the black-swan-like ballet book… Read more »

Book Review: Woman of State by Simon Berthon

Book Review: Woman of State by Simon Berthon

December 15, 2017 Book review 4 ★★★

When Woman of State by Simon Berthon popped into my mailbox, I was excited about the Belfast/Dublin/London settings.  But I knew this book would be an experiment for me as I don’t normally read political thrillers. First Line of Woman of State by Simon Berthon “The movement needs your help.” My Thoughts… Read more »

Book Review: Class by Jenny Colgan

Book Review: Class by Jenny Colgan

November 20, 2017 Book review 5 ★★★★½

Class by Jenny Colgan is a fast, fun, frivolous read that stirred up nostalgic feels for all the boarding school books of my childhood.  And just to clear up any confusion, they were originally published under the pen name Jane Beaton, but later under the author’s real name – Jenny Colgan…. Read more »

Book Review: The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon

Book Review: The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon

December 2, 2016 Book review 6 ★★★★½

Holy Moses!  This book!  How am I supposed to review this book except to say take everything you might assume this romance will be, roll all those thoughts into a little ball and fling them far away.  The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon is everything unexpected. First Line of… Read more »

Book Review : Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern

Book Review : Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern

November 16, 2016 Book review 11 ★★★★½

Can you imagine living your life in total isolation? And then being thrust in the craziness of a reality show? No! Me, neither but that is the intriguing premise of Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern. First Line of Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern “He moves away from the others, their constant chat… Read more »

Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

September 19, 2016 Book review 6 ★★★★★

It’s hard to know what to say about The Book Thief by Markus Zusak that probably hasn’t already been said by thousands of other reviewers.  But when I love a book as much I loved this one, I can’t help but add in my two cents worth. First Line of… Read more »