Wednesday, October 21, 2015

When We Were Friends by Tina Seskis

When We Were Friends by Tina Seskis

5 stars

Year Published: 2013

389 pages

They were 6 best friends when they were in University and they kept in touch having reunions to try to keep that friendship but life changes and each has her own problems.
One day after twenty five years, they chose to have a reunion picnic in Hyde Park. It started alright then by the end while in drunken fury words were thrown and accusations made which will change their lives forever.
By the end of the night only five went home.
It was sad what happened with them and to them beacuse after that drunken picnic nothing will ever be the same.

This is the first time for me author and I totally enjoyed it.
The chapters were short and although the story kept going from one off the ladies to the other and from the past to the present it was a light and enjoyable read. I felt it understandable that they grew apart from what they faced and the secrets that were kept, he betrayal and heartaches.
I do have to mention that I LOVED the cover!! It was just so beautiful.

I will keep a lookout for other books by this author.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Forsaken by J.D. Barker

Forsaken by J.D. Barker

5 stars

Year Published: 2014

388 pages

Genre: Horror (Witches, Supernatural, Paranormal)

I loved this book. From the very first chapter I was hooked.
The writing style is so engaging and flows like a river.

Rachel's husband Thad has become a famous best seller author, writing his ideas and stories in a journal given to him as a gift 10 years prior. Then things start happening that make Rachel regret a deal she made when she got him the gift.
Full of secrets, betrayals and witchcraft the author weaved a very interesting and hard to put down book.
Can't wait to read the second book to see what happens next.

This is the first time for me to read by this author, and I would like to thank both the publicist and the author for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Quotes I liked:

“Sometimes the most frightening of thoughts can be found hiding among the shadows of our own minds.” 

“At one point, all authors are unknown until the day they are not.”

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan

The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan

4 Stars

Year Published: 2009

585 Pages

Genre: Horror (Vampires)

I picked this book up at Virgin Megastores when I started recording the series, so that I would read the book first and then see the series. Which now I'm planning on doing.

When a Boeing 777 plane lands in JFK airport in New York, all transmission from the plane has been cut off. The tower tries to contact the pilot but the plane seems to have died. No transmission, no lights, no engines. Nothing.
So, they send for the CDC's Dr. Ephraim "Eph" Goodweather and his team to check it out.
The result: All passengers are dead.
So they embark on a mission to solve the mystery and later on to stop the spreading of a virus that seems to turn New Yorkers to vicious vampires.

It was a scary thrilling ride through the book. The beginning of the book was so captivating and scary that it made me go on and on.. I couldn't put it down except to recap and think about what I just read and imagine it clearly. The legend of Sardu was chilling!!

Then in the middle of the book it started to drag and I really had to keep up with so many characters. It took me ages (literally: months) to go past that but I pulled through and the last third of the book went flying.. The excitement and action was all there.. I loved it.

That was the reason for the 4 stars and not 5 although it's been a while since a book got me from the first chapter. This was a book that did.

I will start watching the series I recorded as soon as I have some free time to spare and meanwhile consider getting the second book in the series to read.

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  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
  • Where There is Evil by Sandra Brown
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  • New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
  • The Sins of the Fathers by Lawrence Block
  • Time to Murder and Create by Lawrence Block
  • Drop Dead Sexy by Elisa Adams