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Sundays in Bed With…#8

weekly meme hosted by midnightbookgirl.com

Ginger > This morning I have been tackling the book Blue Monday by Nicci French.

I say tackling because from page 1 the book hasn’t been as exciting and drama filled as other French books I have read previously.

The blurb tells a great plot but the book is really not living up to its name.

Blurb: Five-year-old Matthew Faraday is abducted. His face is splashed across newspaper front pages. His parents and the police are desperate. Can anyone help find the little boy before it is too late? Psychotherapist Frieda klein just might know something. One of her patients describes dreams of seizing a boy who is the spitting image of Matthew. Convinced at first the police will dismiss her fears out of hand, Freida reluctantly finds herself drawn into the heart of the case. A previous abduction, from twenty years ago, suggests a new lead – one that only Frieda, an expert on the minds of disturbed individuals can uncover. Struggling to make sense of this terrifying investigation, Frieda will face her darkest fears in the hunt for a clever and brutal killer…

Specs > This morning Specs has been reading a novella called Plugged in by Steven Atwood

This ebook is approx 80 (kindle) pages long and is available on Amazon for free!

Description from Amazon:  The excitement of being a mercenary turns into more than newly retired US Special Forces operative David Jackson expected. An old friend called him about a great opportunity to get back into the fray for a lot of money. He immediately “enlisted” in Peter Gaun’s mercenary group to train and equip the new European Union Army. They soon discover that the EU plans to use bio-implants to enhance their Soldier’s abilities. As condition of employment, David agrees to have the implant installed in his neck. During the operation, he notices that chip is doing more to him than simply increasing his reflexes and sharpening his aim. What is the real purpose of the implants? Once he learns the truth, can he save himself and his friends?

Today was a double Sunday in bed with. Look out for our reviews of these books sometime this week!

Specs & Ginger x

P.S you may have noticed there was no stacking the shelves post this week – sorry about this but things will be back to normal with this meme next week 🙂

 
 

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The Burning of Isobel Key

The Burning of Isobel Key by Jen McConnel

Date Finished: 22/11/12

Pages: 288

I received this ebook for review by the author which was a great coincidence in itself. Just mere hours before I received this review request, I had came across Jen’s twitter page and thought this book sounded like a great read!

Feeling unwell this morning and told to take it easy and get lots of bed rest (which is not easy for me), I decided to start reading The Burning of Isobel Key.

At the start we are introduced to Lou who after walking out on her job, then ventures to Edinburgh with her roommate.

Whilst there Lou learns about the burnings of witches in the 17th century and unfolds a trail of discoveries not only about these events but also about herself and her family.

I loved how this ebook skipped back and forth from Lou and Isobel Key (of 17th century). I found myself lost within the plot and I just couldn’t stop reading chapter after chapter!

This is Jen McConnel’s first book and what a beauty it is. Can’t wait to read more by Jen in the future…

 

 

 

 

 

Ginger x

 

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Posted by on November 22, 2012 in Book Reviews, Books, Books, fiction, Uncategorized

 

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The Dating Game

The Dating Game by Susan Buchanan

Date Finished: 21/11/12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This ebook follows Gill, a recruitment consultant, who after being single for a while signs up to a dating agency (we all know a Gill).

The plot follows Gill through her unforgettable dates and her relationships with her three best friends. As you read along, you can’t help but grow a liking for Gill’s character.

Susan Buchanan’s style of writing is perfect for a good chicklit. I often find the typical chicklits quite mediocre in the sense that they are usually similar in plot and style. However the dating game is not like this.

Well written and full of drama, this is certainly not your average chick lit…

 

 

 

Also check out our 5 star review of Susan Buchanan’s first novel – Sign of the Times!

http://www.susancbuchanan.blogspot.co.uk

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Ginger x

 

 

 

 

 
 

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A house in the clouds

A house in the clouds: A short story by R.M.Duchene

 

 

 

 

 

Date Finished: 18/11/12

Pages: 21

Currently free on Amazon UK

I heard about this ebook on goodreads, and it looked like it could do with some reviews. With it being really short I thought I would give it a go whilst cooking sunday dinner 🙂

It took me less than 15 mins to read, if that.

Full of love, loss and decisions from start to finish, I enjoyed this fast read.

The ending could be improved slightly so that it is made a bit more thought provoking/meaningful because to be honest I did infact giggle at the end.

However I did think the ending was a good concept, I just think it could have been described better.

Overall I give this coffee break ebook…

 

 

 

Ginger x

 
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Posted by on November 19, 2012 in Book Reviews, Books, fiction, Uncategorized

 

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Callum

Callum by Malorie Blackman

 

 

 

 

 

Date Finished: 12/11/12

Pages: 65

When I saw this short book on Amazon UK yesterday i thought even though its only 65 pages I must download it. I have read every book in Malorie’s noughts and crosses series, so didn’t want to overlook this ebook.

Callum was published in April this year, and the book is told through the eyes of Callum after the LM kidnap Sephy. I do feel you need to have read the series in order to then read this book, and understand what is occurring. However fans of the series will soon notice that this book has an alternative ending something which may/may not be liked.

75% of the ebook was Callum and 25% of the 65 pages was an extract from another book.

Overall, i was a little disappointed that there was not much more given in this book. I wanted more!

Therefore…

 

 

Ginger x

 
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Posted by on November 13, 2012 in Book Reviews, Books, fiction, Uncategorized

 

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The man with the green suitcase

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The Man with The Green Suitcase by Dee Doanes

Date Finished: 10/11/2012

Pages: 310

I received this book for review by the author. It includes a number of characters (instead of the common 1 or 2 main ones) and they are cleverly brought together due to the mysterious happenings by ‘the man with the green suitcase’.

The first few pages started off slow, I found myself finding it hard to follow the plot at times. However once the story started to unravel (after about pg 55), it was worth it.

I read the book in a few hours, only stopping once because I needed to eat!

Dee writes beautifully and I fell in love with the realistic characters and the magic within. What I loved more than anything is…I didn’t see what was coming at the end! Most mystery books are predictable and you can usually see what is coming, but not this one. To be a good book, the book has to end well and this one did.

Mysterious and magical, definitely worth a read!

Congratulations to Dee Doanes on her great book

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www.deedoanes.com

www.themanwiththegreensuitcase.com

www.amazon.com/author/deedoanes

 
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Posted by on November 11, 2012 in Book Reviews, Books, Books, fiction, Uncategorized

 

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Not Again by Richard Von Hippel

Not Again by Richard Von Hippel

Pages: 129

Date Finished: 21/10/2012

Richard Von Hippel details the life of one of his patients ‘Iris’ in his ebook titled Not again.

Iris encounters many hardships in her life but gets through each and every one of them and comes out stronger each time – therefore it is story which needs to be told.

I am disappointed that I read this book around the time when I was very busy with exams and work and had virtually no free time. So therefore I do not feel I could give it the greatest justice it might deserve in my review, as i stopped and started alot through out reading it.

With the ebook being 129 pages long (I read it in PDF form so this may vary) it was a short read which i liked, and the way it was written with short paragraphs made it easy to read. I liked the style of writing and felt that i could hear the lady Iris almost talking back to me as if her story was recorded on tape. The only two faults I personally had was a) the book cover – I felt it didn’t do the book justice and b) the ending felt like it abruptly stopped – like the story had been paused not finished.

Overall I enjoyed this quick read, and give this ebook …

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Posted by on October 21, 2012 in Book Reviews, Books, Books

 

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