Summary: Nell lives with her Dad in an idyllic beach house and has lived there all her life, she is about to turn seventeen and wants to go off to collage, but her Dad has other ideas. Suddenly her world changes from one day to the next and she discovers things about herself and her family that she never expected. It is the first of a series.
A very powerful and emotional novel based on a true story. Written in the first person. There are some strong characters. The first few chapters covering Pam´s background were a little slow (but still interesting and also they were required to understand the novel) and maybe could have been shortened, once you got passed this the book got much more captivating and was difficult to put down. I felt awful for Pam and the things that have happened to her. It certainly raises issues with the system in the country.
Highly recommended for readers who enjoy prison and autobiographical novels. A very interesting story that I finished in only one day, it certainly kept my attention from wandering to my real life. The author gets her point through to the reader about the awful system. Continue reading
I give it 2 ½ stars.
Summary: Sarah has just escaped from an arranged marriage in which she was abused, she is in bad shape after escaping and when she meets Liam and from here onwards they strike up a relationship. In just a few days her life turns around with plenty of ups and downs.
I haven´t read a book with this subject before, the author writes about a hospital for the criminally insane, with all it´s ups and downs, there is some dark humour in the book as well as some good descriptions of the hospital and what goes on inside, some of which could be real, although the book is fiction.
There are various characters some of whom have large parts and some just small ones. This was a little confusing at times as some were introduced later on and too some time to figure out what their part was. Each character was introduced with just the correct amount of background, not too much and not too little, this was great, I really enjoyed this. Continue reading
Behold a Dark Mirror by Theophilus Axxe
Paperback, 330 pages
Published January 31st 2013 by Zum Ze Publishing (first published December 10th 2012)
ISBN 0988720515 (ISBN13: 9780988720510)
edition language; English
Genre: Science Fiction and fantasy
The setting that Theophilus Axxe has created is wonderful with some great explanations and descriptions, the book is set in the future although the exact year is known. Teleportation has been invented and inhabitants can now teleport between places and even between different planets. Could this be a future of Earth?
Jenus is one of the main characters, and also my favourite one, leads a quiet life as a successful chemist until he makes a bad gambling decision and then it gets turned upside down. Continue reading
My name was Bert by LeAnn Perman
I received an online version of the book in exchange for an honest review.
I give this book four out of five stars.
Theme: Children / Animals / Fiction
Summery: A delightful short story about a rottweiler called Bertha, who lives an ideal dogs life with Jo and Hank on a ranch close to Yosemite National Park, but tragedy strikes the ranch Bertha is forced to survive on nothing but her instincts. Will she survive and find her way home?
A wonderful and very emotional story with great descriptions written from the point of view of a 2 year old rottweiler who lives on a ranch close to Yosemite National Park. The book is probably aimed at children who are old enough to listen to stories with no pictures or illustrations, the chapters are short which makes the book easy to pick up or put down. With some children the reader might even finish the book in one sitting.
There are a couple of minor misspelt words but nothing too bad. Otherwise it is well written, with the story being fast paced at times and maybe even scary for some younger audiences. There is some very good imagination from the author who is obviously a dog lover because of the point of view.
My favourite part of the book was the ending, not what I was expecting but a good ending all the same.
Anybody who is an animal lover, specially a dog lover would enjoy this book. It might produce a few tears though maybe from sadness or maybe from happiness.
I would recommend a price of 0.99 for an ebook copy as the book is short and can be finished in one sitting. I would recommend this book to a friend who has children around 6-8 years of age, specially girls.
I give this book 1 out of 4 stars. I don´t recommend reading it.
Summary from goodreads.com scroll down for my review: Sam an ex cop moves to a smaller town to help escape his past. He gets nightmares each night that the author keeps describing but it is a little over the top. After some time Sam runs out of money and needs to find a job. He happens to be in the right place at the right time, at least that’s what he thought, when Carl came along and offered him a job protecting him as he is getting threatening phone calls and is worried they might turn into something real but Sam works under the disguise of being Carl´s driver, within a couple of days Carl is killed and the police think Sam is the killer. Sam then need to do some investigating of him own. Continue reading
The Ship Breaker (The Ship Breaker #1) – Paolo Bacigalupi http://windupstories.com/
n this powerful novel, award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a thrilling, fast-paced adventure set in a vivid and raw, uncertain future.
This dystopian, science fiction novel was something different from those novels I normally read, I was not sure exactly what to expect when I chose it so I don´t really have much to compare it with. It is the first book I have read by this author. Paolo Bacigalpui has won the 2011 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature for this book, and he has also won other awards for some of his other novels.
The whole book makes you really think about global warming, oil, the environment and if this may or not actually happen in the future. Continue reading