Book Reviews: Ghosts, Plague & more

I have become slack with my reviews of late. In fact, I look back and find that I have not written a book review since August 2018. In my own defense, I have been working on releasing Domino Effect, so that is why there has been a lack of posts. However, I look at the books I haven’t reviewed and feel it’s “too hard” to write proper reviews now. Translate this to “too lazy”. 😀

So, I have decided to write a single post with mini reviews instead. Here goes:

Audio Book: Ghost Story by Jim Butcher

Ghost Story (The Dresden Files, #13)

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I haven’t read many of this author’s work–in fact, this is the second book. I enjoyed the first one (which was a paperback), but not enough to continue with the series. However, this time I listened to the audio book and really enjoyed it. Listening to a story unwind is sometimes much better than reading words on a page. This is especially true for me when I can’t seem to get into a story. Ghost Story was exciting. It didn’t matter that I didn’t know the back story. I could easily figure out who was who; and what was happening.

I’m not sorry I tried this author again. Recommended..

eBook Review: Gilda Joyce: Psychic Investigator by Jennifer Allison

Gilda Joyce: Psychic Investigator (Gilda Joyce, #1)

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I enjoy books for younger readers. Sometimes I find I can indulge my inner child and just take it as it comes. However, whilst this book was okay, it wasn’t enthralling. I wanted it to be. But it didn’t quite make it for me. A younger reader will probably love it, but I don’t think I’ll be reading more in this series. I might, just to see how the next book goes, but not right now.

eBook Review: The Turn of Midnight by Minette Walters

The Turn of Midnight (Black Death, #2)

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is book 2 of the Black Death duo. I loved the first book and I loved the second book. Honestly, I felt as if the author took me into the past and I was living the events I was merely reading. Even the fact that I read the first book ten months prior to the second book, did not diminish the story line or the experience for me. The fact that I have a huge fascination about the plague or black death certainly helped, but these books were more than about that. They were gritty, suspenseful and brilliant.

I cannot recommend these books enough. Read them…now. 😀

Book Review: At Home with the Templetons by Monica McInerney

At Home With the Templetons

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have read one other book by this author. It was some years ago, and whilst it was okay it didn’t make me run out and buy more books by her. This one was given to me by a dear friend. My friend often gives me books, but this is the only one she has ever pointed to and said “you have to read that one, it’s brilliant”. I’ve known my friend for over 30 years, so that comment made me put the book on my reading list.

When I first started reading, I didn’t think I would get into it. But the characters drew me in. And before I knew it, I was hooked. I wanted to know what was going to happen and the pages turned quickly.

Part two of the book didn’t hold me as much, but just as I started to pull away from the story, part three commenced and I was hooked again. If you like books about family, friendship, lies and love, then give this a try. I think you’ll like it.

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