#BookReview: Grey Lore by Jean Knight Pace & Jacob Kennedy

grey loreAbout the Book

Despite the perks of living with her rich aunt, Ella’s new life in Napper, Indiana, is pretty much tragically boring.

Until Ella starts hearing strange voices.

As rogue wolves begin to stalk the edges of town and a serial killer with a penchant for silver bullets draws closer, the city of Napper seems to wake up.

Ella, with her new friends, Sam and Sarah, might be able to find out what the strange occurrences mean. Except that they’re all being pulled in different directions by people who love them; and some who don’t.

Before they lose their way to the whispers they hear from the past, or the call to a future they’re not sure they want to create, the friends will need to confront who they really are and figure out what’s hiding in the silence of their sleepy little town.

My Review

Grey Lore was a break from the typical genres I read, but it was an enjoyable break. I have to say that I got completely sucked into the story, especially nearing the end when all the pieces slowly started to come together. Fantasy, folklore, witches and werewolves … and an ending I didn’t see coming. Each character – both human and otherwise – were interesting to read about, and as the twists and turns kept coming, I kept getting more entranced. The only critique I will give is that the story was a bit long and drawn out in certain spots, but it did hold my interest all the way through. This was a very solid read and one I would recommend.

4 stars

#BookReview: Blind Side by Jennie Ensor

blind sideAbout the Book

Can you ever truly know someone? And what if you suspect the unthinkable?

London, 2005. Georgie is attracted to Nikolai, a volatile ex-soldier she meets in a pub. Despite her friend Julian’s warnings, she’s tempted to risk everything. Then she begins to suspect that the Russian is hiding something terrible from her…

BLIND SIDE explores love and friendship, guilt and betrayal, secrets and sexual obsession. A shiver-inducing psychological mystery for fans of quality psychological suspense such as Louise Doughty’s Apple Tree Yard.

My Review

Thrillers have been intriguing me more and more lately, and I was looking forward to reading the debut from Jennie Ensor. The first couple chapters had me pretty curious about the story, but somewhere after chapter six or so my interest started to waver just slightly. Georgie was a little hard to connect to, and the attraction with Nikolai came off a little forced at first. I am glad I decided to stick with it though, because the ending was incredibly suspenseful. I had no idea how the story would end, and the last few chapters were hard to put down. I will look forward to the next novel from Jennie Ensor.

3.5 stars  

#BookReview: It Started With a Tweet by Anna Bell

it started with a tweetAbout the Book

Daisy Hobson lives her whole life online. But when her social media obsession causes her to make a catastrophic mistake at work, Daisy finds her life going into free-fall . . .

Her sister Rosie thinks she has the answer to all of Daisy’s problems – a digital detox in a remote cottage in Cumbria. Soon, too, Daisy meets a welcome distraction there in Jack, the rugged man-next-door.

But can Daisy, a London girl, ever really settle into life in a tiny, isolated village?

And, more importantly, can she survive without her phone?

My Review

I knew I was going to like this book. The title, the cover, the synopsis – ah, yes. And I was not wrong. I laughed, I cringed, I nodded knowingly. The setting was also super cute to read about, and the romances … well, the romances had me wondering how this book would end, and wow was I surprised at the plot twist in here! But it culminated perfectly, and I commend Anna Bell on a book well written.  If you are a fan of chick lit or find yourself stuck on social media a bit too much, pick up It Started With a Tweet.

4 stars