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Captain Corelli’s Mandolin Book Review | Blogmas #9

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin was a book on my 2018 must-read list, and I am so glad that I actually took the time to read this one. I wasn’t sure only because it was a book that had been taught at school and I wasn’t exactly sure what it was I was getting into. Safe to say this book blew me away and I actually learnt so much throughout this book about WWII that I hadn’t even thought about or was […]

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz Book Review | Blogmas #4

I heard amazing things about The Tattooist of Auschwitz and was excited to jump into the story and read about Auschwitz but from a completely different viewpoint. I think reading about the inner goings on of the camp from someone who had more knowledge of what was happening and saw the decisions that were being made behind the scenes it was completely new reading experience for me. Lale was in an odd position of not being favourited as such but given […]

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Ticker | 3 star review

Ticker is a book that I found through Kindle Unlimited and I have to say it was completely different from anything I would have picked up normally, but the cover got me. I think the idea of someone having a clockwork heart was really unique and something I hadn’t heard of before. I have to say the story was well written if not a little heavy on the description, it was sometimes difficult to keep a track of things because […]

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Renegades | 4 star review

I picked up Renegades because I loved The Lunar Chronicles and I was really excited to try something new, and it didn’t disappoint the characters and world were rich and well developed. I loved the politics that were wound all the way through the story, it’s always my favourite when there’s politics that are seamlessly integrated into the story and shape the characters and their lives. Plus this had a government that may not be perfect but it wasn’t based […]

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After Alice | 2 star review

I picked up After Alice after I failed to finish Wicked purely because I thought with it being a smaller book I might be able to get through this one and finish it. I did finish this one but I struggled all the way through. This book was boring, there’s no other word for it, I was bored all the way through. I just think the way the story was laid out was wrong, it made the story feel cumbersome […]

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The A.B.C Murders | 4 star review

I know I say this about all of the Poirot books and I’m going to say it again, but I think The A.B.C Murders is my favourite so far. I think the fact that there is SO much happening in this book that you genuinely don’t know what’s going to happen. Plus at one point it genuinely looks like Poirot is going to be outsmarted which is unbelievably rare but is a nice view into how he deals with almost failure. […]

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Death in the Clouds | 4 star review

I had quite the audiobook spurt this month and managed to listen to quite a few of the Poirot books. I’m not going to hit my goal of 25 but you can’t have everything I suppose. Death in the Clouds is definitely one of my favourites I loved the fact that the whole reason Poirot has no idea who the murderer is is that he was so overtaken by motion sickness to think about anything else. Plus the way that […]

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Three Act Tragedy | 3 star review

If you didn’t know I have pledged to read 25 of the Hercule Poirot by the end of the year Three Act Tragedy is number 11, so I know I won’t get to all of them, but I’m going to make a good number. I love the different stories and characters that take part in the stories, and as always I never see the ending coming! Three Act Tragedy definitely didn’t disappoint in that concern either. I always worry about […]

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A Clockwork Orange | 4 star review

A Clockwork Orange was a book that was on my 2018 must-read books list, and I chose it for the month of October because I had heard about how creepy it was and how awful the violence in the book is. Now please don’t misunderstand me when I say I was underwhelmed, the violence in this book is some of the worst, but I don’t know whether I have been desensitised to violence but I wasn’t massively shocked with it. […]

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