The Prophecy of Bees

R.S Pateman
Hachette
Published 25th November 21014
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providing this book via Netgalley for 
an honest review. This did not influence
my review in any way.

CREEPY ALERT. This was a fun read. I like to be creeped out. I like to be kept guessing and wondering, even if I end up second guessing everything I thought about the book in the end and then to have it all turned around. Then, listen for it, that shout of “I KNEW IT!” This is why you shouldn’t watch movies with me. If I’m like this when I read, just imagine what I’m like when I’m with other people (clue: can never shut up).

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Caroline Kepnes
Simon & Schuster
Published 1st October 2014

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this book in exchange for an honest review.
This did not influence my review in any way.

Do you like a creepy read? Don’t mind staying up all night with the lights on? Don’t get too squeamish? Or like to read books that make you uncomfortable? This one just might be for you.

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Trust In Me


 Author: Sophie Mckenzie
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Star Rating: 3.5/5
Date Read: September 22nd, 2014
Read Count: 1
Review:
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It’s been a while since I’ve read a good keep-you-up-at-night psychological thriller. I love to be tripped out and tripped up and kept guessing and have my head spinning from all the twists and turns. Makes for a great, exciting read, although in this case I had this one finished before it got too late into the night because I just had to know.

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One Kick

One Kick

Author: Chelsea Cain
Series: Kick Lannigan, Book 1
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Star Rating: 4/5
Date Read: August 19th to 20th, 2014
Review:
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After spending six years in the care of a criminal, Kick Lannigan is rescued from the paedophilic movie maker at age twelve. She is confused, doesn’t remember much about the time before her kidnapping and worse, she doesn’t know where her loyalties lie. After countless therapy sessions and a multitude of therapists, the cop who rescued her suggests she take up self-defence. Before long, Kick has learnt it all. Then out of the blue, a man appears in her apartment and asks for her assistance in the case of a missing child. He’s not police, but he thinks Kick can help. Soon Kick is plunged back into a world she thought she had left behind.

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13:24 – A Story of Faith and Obsession

Author: M. Dolon Hickman
Publisher: Rehoboam Press
Star Rating: 4/5
Date Read: March 28th to 31st, 2014
Review:
Thank you to LibraryThing and the publishers, Rehoboam Press, for providing this book in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence my review in any way.

13:24 – A Story of Faith and Obsession is not for the faint of heart. It is gritty, presenting images to the reader that they will never want to see for themselves. It points fingers unashamedly. And reading it, you feel like it speaks a truth that has been covered up for some time, despite the fact that this particular story is fiction.

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Interview with the Vampire

Author: Anne Rice
Series: The Vampire Chronicles, Book 1
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Star Rating: 3/5
Date Read: October 10th to 17th, 2013
Read Count: 1
Review:
I was fascinated by this book. Intrigued. I think those are the right words to describe my relationship with Interview with the Vampire. I thought it was different and kind of exciting and even thrilling in places. I thought Louis was an interesting character. He had typical vampire features and instincts and yet his deeper thoughts, so out of tune with his kind, managed to retain their humanity. His suffering was a little heart wrenching and even overwhelming. But the vampire I felt the most for was Claudia. Imagine being in her position, stuck in a child’s body long after your mind had outgrown it. She had every right to be furious with Lestat and Louis, too, who had he not been such a weasel even through his self-righteousness, could have prevented her turn.

As for the story itself, when it was going, it was really good. Unfortunately there were places where it lagged or my attention wandered. I wasn’t sure if I was going to read the rest of the books in the Chronicles but maybe, just maybe, the last page was enough to change my mind…