Book Review: “Soulmates” by Nicole Dykes

soulmates

I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.
Maddy and Jake have been best friends since they were six years old, but one huge argument, and they go from being close to hating each other. Will they ever become friends again?

I really liked this book. I could really sympathise with Maddy in certain aspects of her life. Jake, although he is seen as being horrid throughout the book, I warmed towards him nearer the end of the book.
There were a few minor grammatical errors but none of these took my attention away from the story. The story itself was very well written and it flowed well. I actually felt as though I was there, watching the story unfold before my eyes.

Nicole Dykes is a really talented author, and I cannot wait to read the next book in the series!

I rate this book 4/5 stars!

Book Review: “Thirty Scary Tales” by Rayne Hall

thirty scary tales

I received a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed this book. The fact that they were thirty smaller stories and not one huge long story made it easy to read. As she stated at the start, a story that is scary for one person may not be scary for another person. My personal favourites are:

Seagulls. This is one of my favourites. I hate birds, and I’m scared of them, so I could really imagine myself in Josie’s shoes, never being left alone by seagulls.

The Bridge Chamber. I am claustrophobic, and being stuck in a tiny tunnel is one of my worst nightmares. Add that to Garnet’s problems come the end of the story, and that is my fear. I really felt for Garnet in one way as the reader never knows what happens to her, it is left to their imagination. On the other hand, Garnet was being a show off and trying to impress Nesta and Baldwin, which eventually led to a horrific ending for some of them.

I like the cliffhangers that were at the end of most stories, as it left the reader to finish the book in whatever way they wanted. At the end of each story, in bold text, Rayne Hall explains how she got the inspiration for each story, and a lot of them are based on true events that she witnessed or experienced herself, and I personally liked hearing how each story came about.

I would definitely read Rayne Hall again, as she is a talented author.

I rate this book 4/5 stars!

Book Review: “The Child-Stealers” by A.Roy King

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I received a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review.

Boon, his brother, father and little sister Jewel are out collecting food when they come across a group of people who knock out Boon and his father and kidnap Jewel. The book is about Boon and his journey to rescue his sister from the child stealers.

I enjoyed this novella. The descriptions in this book are incredible, I felt like I was actually there with Boon, experiencing the journey with him. Boon, as a character, I felt was playing the role of protective older brother. There was nothing he would not stop at to try and save his sister.

I felt like there were a lot of different characters but they were so different that it was easy to remember the main characters and who was related to who. In this book, we never did find out why it was those particular children who were kidnapped and what the kidnappers planned to do. Maybe we will find out in the next book. I will be reading the next book to find out.

I rate this book 4/5 stars!

Book Review: “The Cat’s Guide to Enjoying Exercise” by Debby Rodgers

cats guide to exercise

I received a copy of this ebook in exchange for a review.

This is a small nice little book with different poems relating to exercise and pictures of cats doing that exercise. I particularly liked the hide-and-seek chapter.
A short read, good for people of all ages. Children will like this book and younger children will like looking at the pictures.

I rate this book 4/5 stars!

Book Review: “Pretty Maidens All In A Row” by J.M.Brown

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I received a copy of this ebook in exchange for a review.

Mary Elizabeth is a teenage girl who gets on well with everybody, especially her best friend Sally. Unknown to her, she has a stalker who is obsessed with her. When her and Sally get kidnapped one evening, her life changes forever.

This book is not for the faint hearted. I thought this book was amazing. I did not want to put it down. It is written in three parts and follows Mary Elizabeth through different stages of her life. The book was really well written and very descriptive, it actually felt as though I was there, and that I could feel everything the characters could feel. There were a few editing errors, for example, full stops not entered at the end of a sentence but these were very occasional, and they did not distract from the story at all.

For a debut novel, this is incredible. J.M.Brown is a talented author, and one that I would read again.

I rate this book 4/5 stars!