Category Archives: Book Information

Book Information and Review | 2018 | Ghost Memories (Bone Island Prequel/Bone Island Series 0.5/4) by Heather Graham

Ghost Memories: Prequel to the Bone Island Trilogy Book Cover Ghost Memories: Prequel to the Bone Island Trilogy
Bone Island Trilogy Prequel 0.5/4
Heather Graham
Paranormal Mystery Romance
HarperCollins UK
June 1, 2013
Kindle Book
Read from 15th to 16th April 2018
Ghost Moon
Bartholomew Miller
Florida Keys

In the early nineteenth century, pirates and privateers still wreaked havoc in the Caribbean. Bartholomew Miller had been one of them. After years of plying the seas for England as a privateer, he finally found a home and love on Bone Island off the Florida coast.

I started reading this book as soon as I’d finished the last book in the trilogy that this is the prequel for because I’d enjoyed it and the other books in the trilogy so much. This is a book that although it wasn’t a necessity for me to read it as it was only a short prequel novella about the pirate ghost from the trilogies life and death so enabled me as the reader to get an insight into his life.

Although this book was only a short novella Heather had still written with as much detail as she does in any of her books. The plot and characters in the book were really well-developed and believable for the shortness of the book. By the time I had read the book I really felt I knew Bartholomew like a I would a friend what with what I’d learnt about him in the main books of the trilogy. It was also really interesting getting all be it a brief glimpse into what life and Key West was like in the time when he lived.

The research that Heather had done about the time period and place during the period came through in the fact that it really felt like you were living in that time along with the characters.It was also great seeing how Bartholomew’s relationships/friendships developed.

All in all i loved this book and am immensely glad that I have read it.I would love to hear what any of you out there who’ve read it and the main trilogy thought of them so feel free to leave a comment.

Book Information & Review | 2018 | Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

Winter Garden Book Cover Winter Garden
Kristin Hannah
Pan Macmillan
November 20, 2014
Kindle Book/ Audiobook
Read from 4/12/17 [ /4/18] to 23rd April 2018
Susan Erickson
Meridith Whitson, Nina Whiston, Anya Whiston, Stacey
Alaska, America

Sometimes when you open the door to your mother's past, you find your own future . . . Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard; the other followed a dream and travelled the world to become a famous photo journalist. But when their beloved father falls ill, these two estranged women will find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters. On his deathbed, their father extracts one last promise from the women in his life. It begins with a story that is unlike anything the sisters have heard before - a captivating, mysterious love story that spans sixty-five years and moves from frozen, war torn Leningrad to modern-day Alaska. The vividly imagined tale brings these three women together in a way that none could have expected. Meredith and Nina will finally learn the secret of their mother's past and uncover a truth so terrible it will shake the foundation of their family and change who they think they are. Every once in a while a writer comes along who navigates the complex and layered landscape of the human heart. For this generation, it's Kristin Hannah. Mesmerizing from the first page to the last, Winter Garden is an evocative, lyrically written novel that will long be remembered.

In this post I will be discussing my feelings and views on the book along with sharing the books information.

This amazingly evocative book tells the story of two sisters learning about their mothers past following their father’s death and so coming to understand why she’d been so emotionally withdrawn from them throughout their lives. It is told by way of an extremely mysterious “fairytale” love story that the mother tells and has been telling the sisters all their lives but she never finished it while they were growing up.

I heard about this book on JenTalksAudiobooks a Bookktube channel on YouTube when she was entrusting about it in a review. She is a booktuber who I know when she recommends books and I read them I will enjoy them as much as she did.

Thanks to how much I enjoyed this book and how well written it was I can honestly say that Kristin has become an auto read author. I can also say that due to Susan Erickson’s (narrator) skill at voicing characters and conveying feelings she is going to be an auto listen narrator for me.

All the characters and the plot were well-developed and believable. Which meant that once you got past the first 6 chapters I was totally engrossed in the story. The three women in this book were really strong, determined and independent women who as a reader you cannot help but fall in love with.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoy books that fall in to the genres in the  contemporary historical areas and this book fits well in to. those

Book Information | 2018 | 311 Pelican Court (Cedar Cove 3/28) by Debbie Macomber

311 Pelican Court (A Cedar Cove Novel, Book 3) Book Cover 311 Pelican Court (A Cedar Cove Novel, Book 3)
Cedar Cove 3/28
Debbie Macomber
HarperCollins UK
May 1, 2009
Kindle Book
Read from 27/3
204 Rosewood Lane
44 Cranberry Point
Cedar Cove
Goodredas Average Goodreads Star Rating: 4.15/5 Stars

Perfect for fans of Maeve Binchy' - Candis Welcome to Cedar Cove – a small town with a big heart!

Book Information | 2018 | American Street by Ibi Zoboi

American Street Book Cover American Street
Ibi Zoboi
Young Adult Fiction
February 14, 2017
Kindle Book/ Audiobook
Read from 3rd May 2017 to 16th April 2018
Robin Miller
Fabiola Toussaint, Chantal, Donna, Princess
Conrner of American and Joy Road in Detroit, Port-au-Prince Hati

A National Book Award Finalist with five starred reviews! American Street is an evocative and powerful coming-of-age story perfect for fans of Everything, Everything; Bone Gap; and All American Boys. In this stunning debut novel, Pushcart-nominated author Ibi Zoboi draws on her own experience as a young Haitian immigrant, infusing this lyrical exploration of America with magical realism and vodou culture. On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle vie—a good life. But after they leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola’s mother is detained by U.S. immigration, leaving Fabiola to navigate her loud American cousins, Chantal, Donna, and Princess; the grittiness of Detroit’s west side; a new school; and a surprising romance, all on her own. Just as she finds her footing in this strange new world, a dangerous proposition presents itself, and Fabiola soon realizes that freedom comes at a cost. Trapped at the crossroads of an impossible choice, will she pay the price for the American dream?

Book Information | Ghost Moon (The Bone Island Series 3/4) by Heather Graham

Ghost Moon Book Cover Ghost Moon
The Bone Island Series 3/4
Heather Graham
Paranormal Mystery Romance
HarperCollins UK
October 1, 2010
Read from 6th to 15th April 2018
Ghost Night
Ghost Memories
Cutter Merlin, Liam Beckett, Kelsey Donaovan
Key West

Reclusive collector Cutter Merlin is seldom seen in Key West—lately, not at all. Officer Liam Beckett visits Merlin's curious house and discovers the gentleman in his study. In his death grip: a volume of occult lore and a reliquary. His eyes are wide with fright, his mouth a horrified rictus where spiders now dwell.

Book Information | 2018 | Ghost Moon (The Bone Island Series (Trilogy) 3/3) by Heather Graham

Ghost Moon Book Cover Ghost Moon
The Bone Island Trilogy 3/3
Heather Graham
Paranormal Mystery Romance
HarperCollins UK
October 1, 2010
Read from 6th to 15th April 2018
Ghost Night
Ghost Memories
Kelsey Donovan, Liam Beckett. Katie O'Hara, Sean O'Hara
Key West

Reclusive collector Cutter Merlin is seldom seen in Key West—lately, not at all. Officer Liam Beckett visits Merlin's curious house and discovers the gentleman in his study. In his death grip: a volume of occult lore and a reliquary. His eyes are wide with fright, his mouth a horrified rictus where spiders now dwell.

Book Information | 2018 | The Shadow of the North (Sally Lockhart Mystery 2/4) by Phillip Pullman

The Shadow in the North Book Cover The Shadow in the North
Sally Lockhart Mystery 2/4
Philip Pullman
Detective and mystery stories
January 1, 2015
mp3 Audiobok
Library via Borrowbox
Read from 14/2 to 13/4 2018
The Ruby in the Dark
The Tiger in the Well, The Tin Princes
Anton Lesser
Sally Lockhart, Axel Bellmann
Victorian London/England

The second book in Philip Pullman's classic SALLY LOCKHART quartet in a beautiful new edition to celebrate the 30 year anniversary. Sally Lockhart is twenty-two, and running her own financial consultancy - a thoroughly modern woman in a world of pompous men - but she's about to be thrown headlong into a vicious web of murder, mystery and pure evil. When a client's lost investment appears suspicious, Sally investigates. Soon she is ensnared in a whirl of high-society danger and deceit, which can lead her in only one direction - to the terrifying secret of the Shadow in the North.

Book Information | 2018 | Autumn (Seasons Quartet 1/4) by Ali Smith

Autumn Book Cover Autumn
Seasonal Quartet 1/4
Ali Smith
February 7, 2017
Kindle book with Audible Narration
Read from 4th to 9th April 2018
Melody Grove

MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST A New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Financial Times, Southern Living, The Guardian, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year Long-listed for the Gordon Burn Prize Autumn. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. That's what it felt like for Keats in 1819. How about Autumn 2016? Daniel is a century old. Elisabeth, born in 1984, has her eye on the future. The United Kingdom is in pieces, divided by a historic, once-in-a-generation summer. Love is won, love is lost. Hope is hand-in-hand with hopelessness. The seasons roll round, as ever. Ali Smith's new novel is a meditation on a world growing ever more bordered and exclusive, on what richness and worth are, on what harvest means. It is the first installment of her Seasonal quartet—four stand-alone books, separate yet interconnected and cyclical (as the seasons are)—and it casts an eye over our own time. Who are we? What are we made of? Shakespearean jeu d’esprit, Keatsian melancholy, the sheer bright energy of 1960s pop art: the centuries cast their eyes over our own history making. Here’s where we’re living. Here’s time at its most contemporaneous and its most cyclic. From the imagination of the peerless Ali Smith comes a shape-shifting series, wide-ranging in time-scale and light-footed through histories, a story about aging and time and love and stories themselves.

Book Informatio | 2018 | Bad Romeo (Starcrossed 1/4)

Bad Romeo Book Cover Bad Romeo
Starcrossed 1/4
Leisa Rayven
St. Martin's Griffin
December 23, 2014
Kindle book with audible Narration
Amazon Digital?Audible
I received this book from Netgalley for review but this doesn't effect my opinions on the book.
Read 27/2 [/3] to 7/4
Bad Romeo Outtakes (#1.1), Broken Juliet (#2)
Andi Arndt
Cassie Taylor, Ethan Holt
I dnfd this book as I just didn't connect with any of the characters in the book which meant that even with the audiobook I just didn't want to read it.

While performing the greatest love story of all time, they discovered one of their own... Cassie Taylor was just another acting student with big dreams at her prestigious performing arts college...then she met Ethan Holt. She was the good girl actress. He was the bad boy on campus. But one fated casting choice for Romeo and Juliet changed it all. Like the characters they were playing on stage, Cassie and Ethan's epic romance seemed destined. Until it ended in tragedy when he shattered her heart. Now they've made it to Broadway where they're reunited as romantic leads once again—and their passionate scenes force them to confront the heartbreaking lows and pulse-pounding highs of their intense college affair. For Ethan, losing Cassie was his biggest regret—and he's determined to redeem himself. But for Cassie, even though Ethan was her first and only great love, he hurt her too much to ever be trusted again. The trouble is, working with him again reminds her that people who rub each other the wrong way often make the best sparks. And when it comes to love, sometimes it's the things that aren't good for us that are the most irresistible. Don't miss Leisa Rayven's Bad Romeo, the intoxicating romance beloved by over two million fans online—a story that'll captivate you and hold you breathless until the final page.

Book Information | 2018 | The Library Paradox (Cambridge/Vanesa Mysteries

The Library Paradox Book Cover The Library Paradox
Catherine Shaw
Allison & Busby
May 27, 2013
epub ebook
Library via Borrowbox
read from 16/2 to 11/3 2018
The Three Body Problem (1/4), Flowers Stained by Moonlight (2/4)
The Riddle of the River
Cambridge 1885

Cambridge, 1896. Motherhood and private detecting don't easily go hand in hand, but even with two small children Vanessa Weatherburn still manages to indulge her passion for solving mysteries. When three sombre scholars knock on the door of her family home, Vanessa is presented with perhaps her most puzzling case yet. Professor Gerard Ralston, Head of the History Department at King's College, London, has been shot dead in his study. As the only suspect left the building a matter of seconds before the shot was heard, and with witnesses testifying that no one left the building after the shot rang out, all are perplexed as to how the killer could have escaped. Vanessa must use all her logic and intuition in order to solve the paradox of a seemingly impossible murder.