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

 

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Deck of Lies:Justice

Deck of Lies: Justice #1 by Jade Varden

Date Finished: 27/8/12

Pages: 93

“My palms were sweating by now, and I had to draw a deep steadying breath before I could bring myself to open the cover on the first album.”

I was asked to review this e-book by the author. It is a YA book full of twists and drama – I struggled to put it down. Rain Ramey’s life changes after one days events and the twists and turns just kept coming. It was a nice short read and Jade Varden’s style reminds me very much of one of my favourite authors Malorie Blackman. Jade Varden writes well and any reader who loves YA books will not be disappointed with this one. Definitely not average…

Reviewed by Ginger 2012

This is the first book  a trilogy. Titles of the other two books are The Tower and Death.

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Posted by on August 27, 2012 in Book Reviews, Uncategorized

 

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