Monday, 17 October 2016

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira


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There is a lot going on in this book, a lot of emotions and a few mini story lines within one main story but it was a beautiful read. The story was easy to get into and is written in the form of letters to celebrities that have died so it didn't have specific chapters which I enjoyed because I hate putting a book down half way through a chapter.

The main character Laurel is struggling with the loss of her big sister May. When she begins her school assignment and writes a letter to Kurt Cobain she decides not to hand in the assignment and carry on writing letters instead. Laurel is trying to hide the fact that her sister died and is trying to get along in a new school. 

It is a very sad story really but the letters a written in a more upbeat manner. The letters don't dwell on the sad bits for very long before another problem or drama is pushed in the way instead. The story reminded me of all the bright places a little bit. 

Laurel has had to live through an awful lot and she hasn't managed to find a support network that will help her through it but with her friendship to Hannah and Natalie she manages to gain some strength to begin to talk about what happened to May and also what happened to her. 

Sky and Laurel's relationship was difficult but also it was refreshing that rather than being there all the time and the romance being the focus Sky decided that he wasn't equip to deal with the problems that Laurel was facing.

I enjoyed this book and finished it quite quickly.

Thanks for Reading

Emx
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Thursday, 13 October 2016

The Reader by M.K. Harkins


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Hunted, shot, and without her memory, eighteen-year-old Ann Baker wakes in shallow water on a deserted Pacific Northwest island. She is soon approached by two young men claiming to be her friends. Something isn’t right, but when gunshots sound, Ann is left with little choice but to allow Devon and Archer to help her escape. Soon she finds herself in their North Bend mountain compound, where the higher evolved humans claim to be mind-readers. While Ann heals, she realises they believe her to be one of the last and most powerful of all – The Lost One.

She’s welcomed by most with opened arms, but not everyone is happy about her arrival. A jealous adversary has plans for Ann, which spirals the entire Reader community into chaos.

As lies, murder, and betrayal threaten to rip apart the once harmonious mountain dwellers, Ann is thrust into making a decision that could save or devastate not only The Readers, but all of mankind. But there’s just one glitch: by doing so it may require her to make the ultimate sacrifice.Hunted, shot, and without her memory, eighteen-year-old Ann Baker wakes in shallow water on a deserted Pacific Northwest island. She is soon approached by two young men claiming to be her friends. Something isn’t right, but when gunshots sound, Ann is left with little choice but to allow Devon and Archer to help her escape. Soon she finds herself in their North Bend mountain compound, where the higher evolved humans claim to be mind-readers. While Ann heals, she realizes they believe her to be one of the last and most powerful of all – The Lost One.

She’s welcomed by most with opened arms, but not everyone is happy about her arrival. A jealous adversary has plans for Ann, which spirals the entire Reader community into chaos.

As lies, murder, and betrayal threaten to rip apart the once harmonious mountain dwellers, Ann is thrust into making a decision that could save or devastate not only The Readers, but all of mankind. But there’s just one glitch: by doing so it may require her to make the ultimate sacrifice.


This book came just when I needed it too. I have been struggling to finish a book I have been reading and so I took a quick break and read this beauty. At 231 pages it was a lovely quick fun read. The cover is so stunning, the model is beautiful and Blue of the eyes pop making the cover more interesting (considering I usually hate covers with faces).

I liked the premise and the idea of humans that can read minds was fun and different. Ann wakes up on a beach with no idea who she is. Devon who is not so nice and Archer who is nice turn up just in the nick of time to save her from gun shots. 

The mystery of the story was cleverly continued and I didn't get bored with not knowing what was going on because there were other things going on. Such as the Ann/Devon/Archer romance.
Each character had a reason for being included in the story and they were represented with the correct amount of page time. There were some fairly predictable plot twists but also a couple of huge twists that I did not see coming.

I fully enjoyed this book and would love to read another book in this world even though the book was finished so nicely. I will be keeping my eyes peeled for other books by M.K. Harkins as I would like to thank him or her for getting me out of this particular slump.

Thanks For Reading

Emx
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