Thursday, 17 March 2016

New Release Alert: Between You and Me by Lisa Hall‏

I love when I pre-order books and then completely forget about them so when they show up on my kindle it's like a surprise present. It's not too often that I pre-order books from authors that I don't know but this book just really grabbed my attention. The synopsis is very vague which is great because it adds an air of mystery. I haven't read any full reviews for this book yet but I have skipped over some and the words that keep popping out are big twist! Now who doesn't love a story with a twist thrown in. Between You and Me has received a lot of high ratings on Goodreads so it will be interesting to see what I think of this one. I wasn't too set on which book I was going to read next so I will probably read this next.

Goodreads Synopsis
They say every marriage has its secrets.
But no one sees what happens behind closed doors.
And sometimes those doors should never be opened …

Sal and Charlie are married. They love each other. But they aren’t happy. Sal cannot leave, no matter what Charlie does – no matter how much it hurts.

Monday, 14 March 2016

Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams

I will not be a victim. I will not think like a victim. I am going to avenge all those little girls. I am going to win.


This book was good but at the same time I felt like it could've been so much better. There will be some spoilers ahead so consider yourself warned. Ruth was a fantastic leading lady and really she couldn't have been written more perfectly. The bravery that she had was unbelievable and it goes to show that no matter what you are going through you've gotta keep on fighting! I get that it was Ruth's story but I would've loved to have seen more from Wolfman. It would've been nice to get his perspective on what was happening and the way that he felt with Ruth's refusal to give in. I have to refer to him as Wolfman cos you just can't take a name like Jerry T Balls seriously.

The back stories really didn't do anything for me and I think the story wouldn't have lost anything if they were taken out. It provided a bit of insight in to Ruth and Wolfman but there wasn't enough of it to warrant them being included. The story became a bit more spiritual and religious in parts than what I was expecting so that kind of threw me a little bit. I also found that a good chunk of the book towards the end was just unbelievable and not in a good way. The way that Wolfman kept coming back just became annoying and it got to the point where it was like, okay enough is enough and this is just getting ridiculous now. I did enjoy the part at the end though where Ruth was talking to all the emergency crews as you don't normally get this in other books. Normally the person is saved and that's that. It was good to see the way that Ruth reacted to everything going on around her and the process that was taken.

I generally don't venture into survival books too much but I think after reading this I might have to. It did keep you interested for the most part and Ruth was such a brave character that you wanted to keep reading just to see if she would survive and come out alive.

3 out of 5 Stars!