2019/01/19

BOOK REVIEW:
THE SEVEN DEATHS OF EVELYN HARDCASTLE BY STUART TURTON

Title: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Author: Stuart Turton
Published: 2018
Language: English
Pages: 528
Rating: 4/5


Summary:
Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed tonight - and every night until Aiden Bishop can figure out who the murderer is. Doomed to live the same day again and again, the only escape is to solve the mystery, but no one and nothing in Blackheath is exactly what it seems.


Review:
This was such an exciting and thrilling book!

Reading this is exactly like trying to put together a tricky puzzle where you can't see what the picture is until the very last piece. The plot is incredibly complicated and no one would blame you if you got a bit confused in points, but I found the further into it I got, the more manageable it was (I suspect it's meant to be this way). Most of the characters are incredibly interesting, although there are a lot of them so it requires a bit of concentration to remember them all.

It's a book that needs you to pay close attention because there is never a moment of peace, which in some stories can be a bit draining, but in this it's only fun because you constantly want to learn more and you want to figure it out. It's a story that sucks you right in and I especially loved the setting and the dark atmosphere. There are also parts in here where you learn something shocking and creepy about this place that freaks you out, but you can't stop reading!

It's not a book without faults - the ending was perhaps a bit too much and felt slightly rushed, not all the characters are well-developed and it is perhaps a wee bit too long and too perplexing - but for a debut novel, this is extraordinary. It's a complex novel that I admit can be slightly confusing if you're not vigilant, but it's worth making a bit of effort to get lost in.
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2019/01/15

BOOKSTAGRAM SPOTLIGHT:
@MULANREADS

It's time for 2019's very first bookstagram spotlight and today I want to show you an account I found recently and absolutely love; @mulanreads!

Her pictures are full of flowers, which I love and, of course, books!



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2019/01/12

BOOK REVIEW:
THE WORM AND THE BIRD BY CORALIE BICKFORD-SMITH

Title: The Worm and The Bird
Author: Coralie Bickford-Smith
Published: 2017
Language: English
Pages: 64
Rating: 3/5


Summary:
In this beautifully illustrated book, we meet a worm who longs for more space.


Review:
I've previously read The Fox and The Star by Bickford-Smith and I have kind of similar feelings towards this as I do towards that.

The story in this is short and meaningful and the words are obviously chosen with care, but the art is what steals the show. I love the style of it, I love the use of earthy colors and I really like how they've spread the artwork across the pages.

For anyone who enjoys art and picture books, this is a treat of a book. It's gorgeous, charming and bittersweet.
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