Read: - 5th June 2012
Rating: - 1/5
“The Uninvited Guests” By Sadie Jones
I was so upset about this book. Sadie jones had thrilled me with her first two books but, this one was absolutely awful! The story-line was weak, the characters cliche. It was a book form of “The Others” but wasn’t as good. Also WHO IS HER EDITOR, there were spelling errors, grammar mistakes and typos.
Bad really Bad!
Read: - 30th June 2012
Rating: - 2/5
“The Reinvention of Love” By Helen Humphreys
This started out a really interesting book but became average. The third section seemed to revive the dull middle but, it just didn’t keep me captivated. I felt nothing for the characters. The part I did love with Dede was far too short. Adele’s segments were great but, again few and far between.
Overall it just needed more oomph!
Read: - 12th July 2012
Rating: - 4/5
“The Memoirs of Helen of Troy” By Amanda Elyot
Historical fiction at its best. Finally I book I want to read over and over again! This book throws fact, fiction and myth into a giant bowl and makes the most delicious soup!! The narrative voice of Helen is realistic, and you cannot help but feel like she is telling the story to me out-loud.
Read: - 27th July 2012
Rating: - 3/5
“C’est La Vie” By Suzy Gershman
I really enjoyed reading this book. I came out feeling I had learnt a lot from it. The French rules of housing and leasing are so strange!! It took me a couple of reads to become hooked but once I fell for the narrator, who is so compelling I was completely addicted.
It really made me want to live in Paris for a year.
Read: - 14th September 2012
Rating: - 3/5
“Gold” By Chris Cleeve
I felt a bit like a cow chewing cud with this book - it took me a long time to get through. The beginning lacked any conviction. I didn’t feel for any characters until about 130 pages in I really emerged myself into the story and could not put it down. But those first 130 pages are really brutal!
I loved how it really opens up the lifestyle of an Olympian, especially a cyclist and it was enthralling to read... once you got past the first 130 pages!!