16th to 30th September 2018
I missed book log last week as I was down with the flu.
The past two weeks have been a bit slow. 7 books in two weeks and a whole lot of fun.
I spoke about Princess by Jane Dismore in my previous book log post. The book was more like a fairy tale than a biography. Jane even commented on my post saying that many people told her that Princess was more of a novel than a biography and I couldn’t agree less. The early life of The Queen was no less than a fairy tale and Jane has done a wonderful job recording it on paper.
Weeping books of blinney lane by Drea Damara was the first book I read last week. The blend of magic and books was something that I liked. The only concern I had with the story was that there was more of the journey into the book and the fight between the two ‘heroes’ was on a personal level. Since the story started with a mention of Agatha Blinney’s curse, I was hoping to read more about the curse and less about Farwin Woods. Hopefully, the next book will have more details on the curse.
The next book I read was Angels in the snow by Derek Lambert. It was not a spy thriller, which is Derek Lambert’s specialty. Since Angels in the snow was Lambert’s first book, the story was more like a memoir + fiction. The book gives an insight into the lives of the diplomats living in Russia during the cold war.
Ghost Busting Mystery by Daisy Pettles was one hell of a book! Hilarious, quirky and ghosts with green lights on their bums! I absolutely loved the book. The next book in this series is releasing in December and I just can’t wait to read it.
The other books that I read include Look for me under the Rainbow by Bernard Jan, Blood Brothers by Nick Pope A Youthful Indiscretion by Elizabeth Edmondson, Further Adventures of Inspector Lestrade by M.J.Trow and One Very Odd Teacher by Robbie Yates.
Look for me under the rainbow is a heart-wrenching story of a seal. Killing innocent baby seals for their fur and whatnot, the book gives an insight on how cruel some people can be!
Blood Brothers was one hell of a book! A combination of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher and the TV series Homeland, I ABSOLUTELY loved this book! I finished reading this today, review coming up tomorrow. 😀
Adventures of Inspector Lestrade was a quirky mystery novel – no doubts here! The Inspector Lestrade series is my all-time favorite. However, this book was not as exciting as the first book. But, Lestrade is Lestrade *shrugs* – his quirkiness, his excellent detective skills – there’s nobody like him!
One Very Odd Teacher by Robbie Yates was an interesting read. I loved the two kids playing detectives. I read this book for Shalini’s blog tour so more details on my opinion in the blog tour post. 😀
I also read a very interesting science fiction this week. It is called Improbables by Steve M. Science fiction + mathematics was a unique combination. I couldn’t connect with the characters so that was the only issue I had with the book. As the name suggests, the story was on an improbable event – the event here being survival of a human being. I liked the concept of using probability to solve the rate of winning the war, but somehow there were too many characters and too many details about them and this is why I couldn’t connect with the characters.
That’s all for this week. Thank you for reading.