‘Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas- Review!

After reading Adam Kays ‘This Is Going To Hurt’ last year and loving it I was excited to get his latest book which is ‘Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas’ I’m reviewing this today.

This book is a lot shorter than his previous around 140 pages but I’m ok with this as it’s his experiences around Christmas time. As I’ve also worked in healthcare and on Christmas Day before so I was able to relate but unlike Adam, I’ve had to dress up as Santa before!

The book contains many funny story’s but also some saddening ones which tackle tough topics such as abortion, drug use and miscarriage. Personally I really enjoyed the book but not as much as his previous.

‘Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas’ gets 4 stars from me and a good recommendation, great as a stocking filler.

Fatherland – Review!

Fatherland by Robert Harris is my latest read and took me a while since it’s quite long compared to the books I normally read. I read Fatherland with the help of Bookly.

Here’s the blurb from amazon

Fatherland is set in an alternative world where Hitler has won the Second World War. It is April 1964 and one week before Hitler’s 75th birthday. Xavier March, a detective of the Kriminalpolizei, is called out to investigate the discovery of a dead body in a lake near Berlin’s most prestigious suburb. As March discovers the identity of the body, he uncovers signs of a conspiracy that could go to the very top of the German Reich. And, with the Gestapo just one step behind, March, together with an American journalist, is caught up in a race to discover and reveal the truth – a truth that has already killed, a truth that could topple governments, a truth that will change history.

I didn’t expect to finish Fatherland as it seemed to take me ages but I was pleasantly surprised by how taken in I was when I did read it. The characters and plot were interesting and thought out.

In the end I gave Fatherland 5 stars and recommend you read it!

My next read is Blood And Blade by Matthew Harffy.

Thanks for reading.

Rosie Loves Jack – Review

I got a free copy of Rosie loves Jack from the reading agency for world book night 2019, I was also lucky enough the meet the author Mel Darbon also.

Rosie loves jack is the story of a teenage girl called Rosie. Rosie lives with Down syndrome and has a boyfriend called jack who she loves dearly. Jack has problems of his own though which means he can get quite violent. After jack goes too far one day he’s taken away to attend a anger management course in Brighton.

Rosie then sets out to be independent and make her way to jack. This is her experience.

I really enjoyed Rosie Loves Jack and I’m surprised as I don’t read romance books but I decided to give it a go after hearing more about the interesting prospective of Rosie and her Down’s syndrome. I would recommend this book!

Orphan, Monster, Spy – Review! 5/5 stars!

Orphan Monster Spy with another of my favourite books of 2019!

Orphan Monster Spy has been my latest read and my first YA for a little while. I had wanted to read it for a long time after seeing it in the local Waterstones. I was drawn in by the cover which stands out. Lucky I managed to get it on kindle for 99p!

Orphan, Monster, Spy follows the story of 15 year old Sarah. Sarah is a Jew in Germany at the beginning of the Second World War, after her and her mother try to escape it goes horribly wrong and Sarah is drawn into the world of spying and espionage. She’s given a near impossible mission which could change the course of the war.

I found Sarah likeable and interesting her character was well fleshed out and her story was mostly believable. The plot of the book is easy to follow and understand. The book was great until I got to about the last 10% when it really did get quite dark for a YA novel so it’s definitely for a more mature YA audience. There is no romance in the book so that really was a nice change which tips the books rating to 5 stars.

I would recommend Orphan, Monster, Spy to those who enjoy a good spy book and YA fans. It’s a 5 star rating from me!

Harley In The Sky Cover Reveal!

So… it’s cover reveal time for Harley In The Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman everyone!

It’s so colourful and eye catching! I love it.

What do you think? Drop a comment below!

Summer Bird Blue- Review! NetGalley

My latest favourite read is Summer Bird Blue, written by Akemi Dawn Bowman. Who is also the author of another of my favourite books, Starfish.

Summer bird blue is a story of hope, perseverance and love. The story of a young girl called Rumi is told after she has lost her beloveds sister Lea in a awful car accident. Rumi’s mother takes the really badly and to grieve she sends Rumi away to Hawaii with family. What follows is a tale of hopelessness, pain and anger until Rumi makes unexpected new friends and learns to grieve with their help.

Summer Bird Blue is up with my favourites of 2019 and the YA genre in general because of the powerful tale told.

Akemi’s writing style is unique to her and her use of imagery is amazing, she can really set the scene and convey characters emotions well.

At times I found myself reacting to Rumi’s sometimes disastrous decisions which means I really cared for all the main characters in the story.

These are some of the many reasons I have to give Summer Bird Blue the highest rating I can.

Five Stars from me!

Thanks for reading this review and I apologise for my prolonged absence for reviewing, I endeavour to post more reviews soon as I have a few more to write.