Recent Reads Rapid Reviews

Hey guys,

I’m back again with another batch of recent reads for review. I swear, I’ll get back to fuller reviews soon, but this is really helping me clear the backlog of books…

I think! 🙂

The Gods of Love

The Gods of Love: Happily ever after is ancient history . . . by [Mostyn, Nicola]

Meet Frida: divorce lawyer, cynic and secret descendant of the immortal love god Eros. She’s about to have a really bad day . . .

When a handsome but clearly delusional man named Dan bursts into Frida’s office and insists that she is fated to save the world, she has him ejected faster than you can say ‘prenup’.

But a creepy meeting, a demon or three and one attempted kidnapping later, Frida is beginning to face the inconvenient truth: Dan is in fact The Oracle, the gods of Greek mythology are real and Frida herself appears to be everyone’s only hope.

The world is doomed.

I had seen this one popping up on social media, and Ellen had read it too so I figured I would give it a shot. I actually enjoyed it more than I expected! It is a super fun read. It reminded me of something, but I can’t quite put my finger on what it was. Anyway, yeah it was definitely a quirky read, with some unexpected turns in the story. I would happily pick up book 2 whenever its out!

The Gods of Love by Nicola Mostyn

World After

World After: Penryn and the End of Days Book Two by [Ee, Susan]

In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world. When a group of people capture Penryn’s sister Paige, thinking she’s a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige.
Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels’ secret plans, where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can’t rejoin the angels, can’t take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?

Ok. So I loved Angelfall. It was a cracking opener to the trilogy and it set everything up really well for the subsequent books. Enter World After. I got about halfway into it and it just kinda got stuck. I found it lost pace, and there was a lot of focus on lesser characters, when all I wanted was Penryn and Raffe! Less explosive than Angelfall, but it was still an ok middle for a trilogy. I will definitely be buying book 3 because I need to know what will happen with these two characters!!!

World After by Susan Ee

Night School

The Midnight Line: (Jack Reacher 22) by [Child, Lee]

Jack Reacher is having a bad day.

It would be a dumb idea to make it worse. 
Reacher sees a West Point class ring in a pawn shop window. It’s tiny. It’s a woman cadet’s graduation present to herself. Why would she give it up? Reacher was a West Pointer too, and he knows what she went through to get it.

All he wants is to find the woman.

He’ll have to go through bikers, cops, crooks, and low-life muscle.
If she’s ok, he’ll walk away. If she’s not … he’ll stop at nothing.

Best advice: stay out of his way.

I love the Jack Reacher series of books, and The Midnight Line was no exception. Reacher is like a dog with a bone in this one. Spotting a West Point Class Ring in a pawn shop while on a bus rest stop, he wants to know who owned it and why it was pawned. So begins a story that ticks along slowly, unfolding layer by layer until we are presented with the unexpected towards the end of the story. I really enjoyed The Midnight Line, it was a great story and it kept my attention. Not quite the Reacher of old, but still a goodie all the same!

The Midnight Line by Lee Child

The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic (aka Confessions of a Shopaholic)

Meet Rebecca Bloomwood.

She has a great flat, a fabulous wardrobe full of the season’s must-haves, and a job telling other people how to manage their money. She spends her leisure time … shopping.

Retail therapy is the answer to all her problems. She knows she should stop, but she can’t. She tries Cutting Back, she tries Making More Money. But neither seems to work. The letters from the bank are getting harder to ignore. Can Becky ever escape from this dreamworld, find true love, and regain the use of her credit card?

I was eager to read a non-crime book, and this one was on my TBR for ages. I actually love the movie, so I was interested to see how different (similar) they would be to each other! I’m not going to lie, I spent a lot of the book comparing it to the movie, so I can ony imagine what I would have been like if I went about it the other way around! I definitely enjoyed this one. It was light-hearted, fun, and it definitely catered to my shopaholic heart. Although I am not as bad as Becky, thankfully! I actually went and bought the others in the series after finishing this one, so its safe to say I enjoyed it!

The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Ok! That’s it until the next batch. If I have time, I have a couple of actual reviews to get done so keep an eye out for those too!

Until next time, happy reading 🙂

Recent Reads Rapid Reviews

Hi guys,

I’m back again with the next batch of reviews, and these are all books I have read in the past couple of months. I actually think I’m up as far as August now so YAY! 🙂

Percy Jackson and The Battle of the Labyrinth 

Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth (Book 4) (Percy Jackson And The Olympians) by [Riordan, Rick]

Half Boy. Half God. ALL Hero.

Honestly, blowing up another school was the last thing I wanted to do.

As the son of a Greek God, I’ve had my share of near-death disaster – and now my arch enemy Luke wants to invade our camp via an ancient labyrinth.

If he succeeds, thousands of bloodthirsty monsters will attack. So it’s goodbye sunshine, hello darkness as four of us descend into the terrifying underground and beyond . . .

So I ploughed through these, begging the library to get them in if they weren’t available on BorrowBox and I’m so glad I did. These books are just so much fun, I love the relationships between the characters, and I really enjoyed the plot in this one. Plenty to keep me turning the pages and it made me eager to read the final book in the series!

Percy Jackson and The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

Angelfall

Angelfall: Penryn and the End of Days Book One by [Ee, Susan]

It’s been six weeks since the angels of the apocalypse destroyed the world as we know it. Only pockets of humanity remain.

Savage street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night.

When angels fly away with a helpless girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Including making a deal with the enemy.

Angelfall had been on my kindle for ages and in need of a change I picked it up one night to read. I was hooked immediately. I feel like I’ve gone through a thing of reading about fallen angels, as Laini Taylor has angels in her books too. And before either of these series, I hadn’t read any! Angelfall was a great opener. Chock full of action, avenging angels, the odd bloodbath, genuinely tons of stuff to keep me reading. I was so glad I had book two waiting for me as well because this one ends with a bit of a cliffhanger. Definitely recommended!

Angelfall by Susan Ee

Percy Jackson and The Last Olympian 

Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian (Book 5) (Percy Jackson And The Olympians) by [Riordan, Rick]

Most people get presents on their sixteenth birthday. I get a prophecy that could save or destroy the world.

It happens when you’re the son of Poseidon, God of the Sea.According to an ancient prophecy, I turn sixteen and the fate of the entire world is on me. But no pressure.

Now Kronos, Lord of the Titans, is beginning his attack on New York City. And the dreaded monster Typhon is also heading our way. So it’s me and forty of my demi-god friends versus untold evil . . .

I was so sad to get to the end of these books. Honestly, it left me a bit bereft because I had devoured them and become wholly invested in everyone’s fate. The Last Olympian was a fitting end to the Percy Jackson books though, and while there are no more of his exploits to read, there is a TON of other books in the Camp Halfblood universe. I can’t recommend this series highly enough, for both kids and adults. Wildly entertaining, and with real heart, these are books that have so much going for them that it’s hard not to love them!

Percy Jackson and The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

Hold Back The Stars

Hold Back the Stars by [Khan, Katie]

Ninety minutes.

A few years from now, not too far in the future, two people meet.

It is a classic story of boy meets girl.

Except that it’s not.

When we find them, they have an hour and a half left.

Unless they can save themselves, they won’t survive.

The clock is ticking.

Hold Back The Stars confused me a little if I’m honest. I enjoyed it, but I kinda got lost a little bit on the way. I know loads of people have read this and loved it, but I think that because I got lost I found it hard to stick with it. But I did. And it was a lovely story.

Hold Back The Stars by Katie Khan

Have you read any of these? Would you? Let me know 🙂

Recent Reads Rapid Reviews

Hey everyone,

I’m back with the next batch of super speedy reviews, and I’m still catching up so I think these four books were read back in June. It feels like AAAAAGES ago!

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

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Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Queen of Flame and Fury, was murdered before her eyes. Ten years later, Theo has learned to survive under the relentless abuse of the Kaiser and his court as the ridiculed Ash Princess.

When the Kaiser forces her to execute her last hope of rescue, Theo can’t ignore her feelings and memories any longer. She vows revenge, throwing herself into a plot to seduce and murder the Kaiser’s warrior son with the help of a group of magically gifted and volatile rebels. But Theo doesn’t expect to develop feelings for the Prinz.

Forced to make impossible choices and unable to trust even those who are on her side, Theo will have to decide how far she’s willing to go to save her people and how much of herself she’s willing to sacrifice to become Queen.

I really enjoyed Ash Princess. I borrowed it from the library as I had seen it pop up on BorrowBox a couple of times so figured I’d give it a go and I’m glad I did. It’s got strong characters, an interesting and twisty plot and I found it really engaging. It’s a YA fantasy book, and it kind of reminds me of Leigh Bardugo and Sarah J. Maas’s books, so of course I was hooked early on. Definitely recommended if you enjoy these authors!

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Golden Son

‘I’m still playing games. This is just the deadliest yet.

Darrow is a rebel forged by tragedy. For years he and his fellow Reds worked the mines, toiling to make the surface of Mars inhabitable. They were, they believed, mankind’s last hope. Until Darrow discovered that it was all a lie, and that the Red were nothing more than unwitting slaves to an elitist ruling class, the Golds, who had been living on Mars in luxury for generations.

In RED RISING, Darrow infiltrated Gold society, to fight in secret for a better future for his people. Now fully embedded amongst the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his dangerous work to bring them down from within. It’s a journey that will take him further than he’s ever been before – but is Darrow truly willing to pay the price that rebellion demands?

I’ll be the first to admit I didn’t love Red Rising. It was only ok for me, but boy oh boy did Golden Son redeem that! I was sucked back into Darrow’s world, and I was absolutely blindsided with how things went in this one. There is so much going on, lots to take in, but I was absorbed in this one compared to Red Rising. I loved Golden Son, and I am dying to read Morning Star to find out what happens next. Highly recommended if you’ve not read it already!

Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Blood Lines by Angela Marsons

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How do you catch a killer who leaves no trace?

A victim killed with a single, precise stab to the heart appears at first glance to be a robbery gone wrong. A caring, upstanding social worker lost to a senseless act of violence. But for Detective Kim Stone, something doesn’t add up.

When a local drug addict is found murdered with an identical wound, Kim knows instinctively that she is dealing with the same killer. But with nothing to link the two victims except the cold, calculated nature of their death, this could be her most difficult case yet.

Desperate to catch the twisted individual, Kim’s focus on the case is threatened when she receives a chilling letter from Dr Alex Thorne, the sociopath who Kim put behind bars. And this time, Alex is determined to hit where it hurts most, bringing Kim face-to-face with the woman responsible for the death of Kim’s little brother – her own mother.

As the body count increases, Kim and her team unravel a web of dark secrets, bringing them closer to the killer. But one of their own could be in mortal danger. Only this time, Kim might not be strong enough to save them…

Angela kindly sent me a copy of Blood Lines as I was playing catch up with the DI Kim Stone books so I was eager to read it! Not only does it bring back one of my fave baddies, Dr. Alex Thorne, but it’s chock full of tense moments! So much so that I actually had to put this book down for a couple of weeks before I could finish it. It was absolutely brilliant though, and I’m looking forward to reading the next books in the series!

Blood Lines by Angela Marsons

Percy Jackson and The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

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Half Boy. Half God. ALL Hero.
It’s not every day you find yourself in combat with a half-lion, half-human.
But when you’re the son of a Greek God, it happens. And now my friend Annabeth is missing, a Goddess is in chains and only five half-blood heroes can join the quest to defeat the doomsday monster.
Oh and guess what. The Oracle has predicted that not all of us will survive . . .

Another rip-roaring read here. This series is just so much fun that it’s impossible not to enjoy them while reading. I love Percy and this book was no exception. Witty, fast-paced and with plenty of monsters to fight, the Titan’s Curse was another brilliant read. Super fun for children and adults alike!

Percy Jackson and The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

So that’s it for now. I’ll have another one of these posts up soon as I’m still working my way through the backlog of books to be reviewed! The joys of taking a break 😂

Until next time, happy reading 📚

August 2018 Book Haul

Hi guys,

So I’m a couple of days late with this one as I didn’t want to schedule it over the weekend, and today seemed like the best time for it to go out!

*For any of you who don’t know, this is where I list the books that have made Bibliophile Book Club their new home in the previous month. The books are usually bought books, ARC’s sent from publishers, Netgalley review books and just basically any books I get go on here.

So without further ado, here are the books that I’ve added to my shelves and Kindle over the last month:

  1. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
  2. The Magicians Guild by Trudi Canavan
  3. Sleeper by JD Fennell
  4. The Good Son by You-jeong Jeong
  5. Loyalty by Megan DeVos
  6. Revolution by Megan DeVos
  7. Broken Falls by Derek Flynn
  8. Before Her Eyes by Jack Jordan
  9. A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
  10. Anarchy by Megan DeVos
  11. Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri
  12. King of Assassins by RJ Barker
  13. Cracked by Eliza Crewe
  14. Unnatural Causes by Richard Shepherd
  15. Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas
  16. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K Rowling
  17. Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K Rowling
  18. Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix by J.K Rowling
  19. Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince by J.K Rowling
  20. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling
  21. The Witch of Salt and Storm by Kendall Kulper
  22. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  23. For The Missing by Lina Bengsdotter
  24. That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger
  25. The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan
  26. Safe by Ryan Gattis
  27. The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveinstrup
  28. A Version of The Truth by B P Walter
  29. The Other Side of the Wall by Andrea Mara
  30. Private by James Patterson
  31. Heart of Mist by Helen Scheuerer

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June and July Book Haul 2018

Hey guys,

So I didn’t realize this until a week ago, but I didn’t actually do a June book haul. I’ve decided to do this month and last months haul in one post because of that, so it may look big, but it’s only because they’re together 🤣

For anyone that doesn’t know, this post is a list of the books that I’ve gotten during the months of June and July. It includes Netgalley, bought books and proofs that were sent to me. Also, this one includes all the books that I got while I attended Theakston’s Crime Festival at Harrogate recently. I’ll do a separate post about attending Harrogate when I get the chance but as it’s school holidays, I don’t know when that will be!

Without further ado, here’s what I’ve gotten since June 1st…

  1. Nightflyers by George RR Martin
  2. The Thinnest Air by Minka Kent
  3. Mageborn by Stephen Aryan
  4. The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly
  5. Vanishing Girls by Lisa Regan
  6. And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott
  7. Blood Lines by Angela Marsons
  8. Overkill by Vanda Symon
  9. Resin by Ann Riel
  10. Believe Me by JP Delaney
  11. A Steep Price by Robert Dugoni
  12. A Thousand Perfect Notes by CG Drews
  13. Light Years by Kass Morgan
  14. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  15. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  16. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
  17. The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark
  18. The Bitter End by Ann Evans and Robert D Tysall
  19. Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter
  20. The Murder of Harriet Monkton by Elizabeth Haynes
  21. About A Girl by Lindsay Kelk
  22. Too Much Time by Lee Child
  23. Ink by Alice Broadway
  24. The Tall Man by Phoebe Locke
  25. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  26. Ravencry by Ed McDonald
  27. Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghard
  28. Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  29. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (ebook)
  30. The Afterlife of Walter Augustus by Hannah Lynn
  31. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo
  32. The Bastard Legion by Gavin Smith
  33. The Bastard Legion: Friendly Fire by Gavin Smith
  34. Rosewater by Tade Thompson
  35. Aftershock by Adam Hamdy
  36. The Sisters of Winter Wood by Rena Rossner
  37. One of Us by Craig Di Louie
  38. Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig
  39. The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  40. Mort by Terry Pratchett
  41. A Killer’s Mind by Mike Omer
  42. Snowblind (ebook) by Ragnar Jónasson
  43. Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly
  44. The Hangman’s Hold by Michael Wood
  45. After The Fire by Will Hill
  46. Hunting Annabelle by Wendy Heard
  47. Foe by Iain Reid
  48. The Edge of Sanity by Chris Thomas
  49. The Puppet Show by M. W. Craven
  50. A Noise Downstairs by Linwood Barclay
  51. Past Tense by Lee Child
  52. All That Remains by Sue Black
  53. The Bus on Thursday by Shirley Barrett
  54. Match Up edited by Lee Child
  55. The Devil’s Claw by Laura Dearman
  56. Hydra by Matt Wesolowski
  57. The Bone Keeper by Luca Veste
  58. Palm Beach Finland by Antti Tuomainen
  59. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  60. To Catch A Killer by Emma Kavanagh
  61. Him by Clare Empson
  62. The Lost by Hanna Jameson
  63. The Secrets You Hide by Kate Helm
  64. The Dangerous Kind by Deborah O’Connor
  65. Degrees of Guilt by HS Chandler
  66. Her Name Was Rose by Claire Allen
  67. Jess Castle and the Eyeballs of Death by MB Vincent
  68. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

 

I’m sure I have other photos somewhere, but I cant find them this morning! 🙂

Have you read any of these books? Would you read them? Do let me know in the comments section!

Until next time…

May 2018 Book Haul

Hi guys,

So I’m a few days late with this one as I had a couple of things on the blog, and today (Monday) is a bank holiday here too so I just didn’t get a chance to do up the post until now.

*For any of you who don’t know, this is where I list the books that have made Bibliophile Book Club their new home in the previous month. The books are usually bought books, ARC’s sent from publishers, Netgalley review books and just basically any books I get go on here.

So without further ado, here are the books that I’ve added to my shelves and Kindle over the last month:

  1. Pressure by Betsy Reavley
  2. Lorali by Laura Dockrill
  3. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas*
  4. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas*
  5. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas*
  6. A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
  7. Shattermoon by Dominic Dulley
  8. Adrift by Rob Boffard
  9. The Island by M. A. Bennett
  10. Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp
  11. The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer
  12. The Lake of Dead Languages by Carol Goodman
  13. The Dying Detective by Leif G. W. Persson
  14. I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  15. 84K by Claire North
  16. Safe by Ryan Gattis
  17. The Call by Peadar O’Guilín
  18. The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill
  19. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  20. The Endless King by Dave Rudden
  21. Noirville Anthology by Various
  22. Problems by Jade Sharma
  23. Skin Deep by Liz Nugent
  24. Rhyming Rings by David Gemmell
  25. Hidden by Emma Kavanagh
  26. Beartown by Fredrik Backman
  27. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs
  28. The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
  29. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  30. After He’s Gone by Jane Isaac
  31. Absolution by Paul Hardisty
  32. The Party by Elizabeth Day
  33. The Last Librarian by Brandt Legg
  34. The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  35. The Gods of Love by Nicola Mostyn
  36. Dead is Better by Jo Perry
  37. The Similars by Rebecca Hanover
  38. You Saw Too Much by Adam icholls and Jay Nadel
  39. The Extinction Trials by S. M. Wilson
  40. Cause To Kill by Blake Pierce
  41. The Priest of Blood by Douglas Clegg
  42. Trust No One by Anthony Mosawi
  43. The Puppet Show by M. W. Craven
  44. This Is How It Ends by Eva Dolan
  45. Bermuda by Robert Enright
  46. First We Make The Beast Beautiful by Sarah Wilson
  47. The Devil’s Half Mile by Paddy Hirsch
  48. Pond Scum by Michael Lilly
  49. Sabriel by Garth Nix
  50. World After by Susan Ee
  51. The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan
  52. What She Left by T. R. Richmond
  53. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  54. Unrest by Jesper Stein
  55. A Man of Shadows by Jeff Noon
  56. Broken Bones by Angela Marsons
  57. Seven Bridges by LJ Ross

 

 

 

 

 

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So, there you have it. A bigger haul than usual, but some beautiful books in there. Have you read any? Would you read any? Do let me know in the comments!

Until next time…

🙂

Recent Reads~Rapid Reviews

Hi everyone,

So, I’m back with another Recent Reads Rapid Reviews post. I’ve not posted many reviews lately, even though there has been plenty of other bits and pieces on here. It made sense to carry on with this feature as it’s the only way I can get some mini-reviews done for what I’ve been reading lately.

Fault Lines by Doug Johnstone

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A little lie … a seismic secret … and the cracks are beginning to show…

In a reimagined contemporary Edinburgh, where a tectonic fault has opened up to produce a new volcano in the Firth of Forth, and where tremors are an everyday occurrence, volcanologist Surtsey makes a shocking discovery.
On a clandestine trip to new volcanic island The Inch, to meet Tom, her lover and her boss, she finds his lifeless body, and makes the fatal decision to keep their affair, and her discovery, a secret. Desperate to know how he died, but also terrified she’ll be exposed, Surtsey’s life quickly spirals into a nightmare when someone makes contact – someone who claims to know what she’s done…

I love anything to do with volcanoes, and if you add in murder, I am sold. I picked this one up after a run of not so good books, and I ended up reading pretty much the whole thing in one day. Doug Johnstone has a great writing style and Fault Lines is no different. It is a cleverly re-imagined crime thriller, but nature takes centre stage due to the fact there is a volcano in Scotland. I really enjoyed the escapism with Fault Lines. I had suspicions early on, but that in no way took away from my enjoyment of the book. It is a really good read packed with plenty of intrigue and secrets. Recommended for sure!

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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**A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready?**

In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the OASIS, a vast virtual world where most of humanity spends their days.

When the eccentric creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves behind a series of fiendish puzzles, based on his obsession with the pop culture of decades past. Whoever is first to solve them will inherit his vast fortune – and control of the OASIS itself.

Then Wade cracks the first clue. Suddenly he’s beset by rivals who’ll kill to take this prize. The race is on – and the only way to survive is to win.

Why oh why did I leave this languishing on my kindle for so long?! Even my husband, who doesn’t read that much, read it before me! I picked this up when I was in need of something different, and boy did it sing to my 80’s, geek-loving heart. John Hughes references, music I love and gaming references, what wasn’t there to love with this book?! I was hooked immediately, and I read it at every available opportunity. There wasn’t a thing I didn’t enjoy with Ready Player One. As soon as I had finished it, I wanted to go back and read it again, and that rarely happens to me with books! Highly recommended!

Trunk Music by Michael Connelly

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Harry Bosch is back at the LAPD in Homicide after disciplinary leave. But his first case proves to be one of the most difficult.

In the wooded hills overlooking the Hollywood Bowl, he opens the trunk of a white Rolls-Royce and finds a corpse. It looks like a simple case of Trunk Music – the execution style of the Mafia where the victim is shot in his own vehicle – but the victim is LA movie producer Tony Aliso, and the mob weren’t the only ones after him.

Bosch finds himself up against the FBI – and back in the arms of a beautiful ex-felon. It’s starting to look like Harry’s first case back in Homicide is in danger of being his last . . .

Continuing my re-read of the Harry Bosch series and Trunk Music was another great read. I am really enjoying this series, more so now that I am reading it in the correct order. The thing that stands out in these books is Connelly’s ability to create characters that are so well-written that you can’t help but become immersed in their stories. Trunk Music is a prime example of this. Bringing back an earlier character works really well here, and it really adds to the tension of the book as a whole. I can’t recommend these books highly enough!

Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier

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Five years ago, Geo’s first love was revealed as a terrifying serial killer.

But he escaped custody and went on the run.

Now, bodies have started turning up, killed in exactly the same way as before.

The message is clear: he’s making his way to her, one murder at a time…

Last but not least, Jar of Hearts. This was a really gripping book for so many reasons. Clever plotting, emotive scenes and great writing made this an interesting read. I loved Geo as a character, and I really felt for her in some parts of the book. This is a book for lovers of the serial killer thriller genre, because that is exactly what it is. There is a lot going on in Jar of Hearts, but it all weaves together beautifully. Highly recommended if you want a fast-paced thriller!

And that’s it for now. I have more reviews to do, some for blog tours, and some Netgalley reads as well. I will be raving about To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo and Furyborn by Claire Legrand sooooooooooon 🙂