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Book Review: I Let You Go

Book Title: I Let You Go

Book Author: Clare Mackintosh

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

Publication Date: November 9th 2014

It is not always easy to pick up that book that had been lying, on which seems like forever, on your TBR (to be read), but at the first chance to do so, I was glad to finally pick it up.

I let you go follows the story of Jenna Grey who after a terrible incident, walks away and hides on the Welsh Coast. As soon as she thinks she is safe and that she can have her happily-ever-after, her past with all the fears that haunted her catches up with her and she starts living that nightmare again.

This was a slow read at first. It started with a hit and run involving a five year old and then nothing made sense after that for the next 150 pages. I was this close to calling it quits and pick up another book. Perks of a buddy read is that they encourage you to stick it out a little more or until the end. Oh, was I happy to have done so!

Things started to fall in place (well as much as it could), events started happening that I needed to catch my breath on every page or so and we had our fast pace thriller!

I was not able to predict or guess correctly about what really went on. I had a zillion predictions on what might be and how it would end.

I would totally recommend this book for all lovers of Thrillers, like myself, and especially if you are a fan of ambiguous endings, where the author gives us the chance to interpret and make up our own conclusions.

 

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ARC Review: Here and Gone

Book Title : Here and Gone
Book Author : Haylen Beck
My Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
Expected Publication Date : June 20th 2017


I love it when a book grips you right from the beginning and this was extremely the case with this one.

Audra Kinney was fleeing the country with her two kids, Sean and Louise, when she was pulled over by the town’s Sheriff who suspected her and asked to search her car. Having found a bag of marijuana, he arrests her, ask a fellow officer to come to pick up the kids, and throws her in jail. When Audra asks him where took her children, he replies.

“What Children?”

And all fun begins from there. The book started out really well, I was so attentive and clinging to every word trying to make sense as we were given tids and bits about Audra, who was a recovering alcoholic and a Sheriff who been serving the town for years.

Where are the children? Were there really any children? Did her abusing husband arrange all this?

The suspense was just unbearable. It was incredibly tense and I was flipping through the pages (actually tapping the heck out of my iPad) to find out what happened and to find an end to this nightmare that had begun.

As enjoyable as it was, halfway through, some of the mystery fell and we got the answers that we were looking for. I really wished it would have kept us on the edge longer or till at least near the end of the book as I wasn’t reading the rest like that first half.

Overall, I would truly recommend this book to all thrillers fans, especially those who love the domestic and/or psychological kind.

I received this book from Bloggingforbooks and Netgalley in an exchange for an honest review.

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ARC Review : Jenny Sparrow Knows the Future

Book Title: Jenny Sparrow Knows the Future
Book Author: Melissa Pimentel
My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
Expected Publication Date: July 27th 2017


It’s been a really long time since I have read any chick-lit, so when I was offered this book, I was like, why not?

And why not indeed!

This was a good read. Light, fluffy just like your Saturday morning pancakes. I loved how it touched base in a comical way an important subject that we all (maybe not all?) went through at some stage in our lives.

Jenny Sparrow was all about planning. According to the calculated list she created when she was thirteen (laminated, mind you!), it’s time for her to get married. When her boyfriend proposes a break instead of a wedding, she goes off to join her best friend for a girl’s time out in Las Vegas. This seemed to be the perfect gateway till she wakes up the next morning, married and to a stranger!

It was really hilarious to embark on this self-discovery mission with Jenny, to realize that sometimes, things do no work out the way we want it to be and that it’s ok for them not to. It was quite amusing as well to read how Jenny dealt with all those sudden changes that happened after one irresponsible drunken night and to realize that you cannot force love/marriage but rather they would somehow find you.

This is a perfect read to de-stress with, have fun and enjoy at the moment. I would not consider this one as one of my favorite books or one what I would remember in the long run. But hey! That’s just me as I’m not really into chick-lit or rom-com anymore.

Thanks to @penguinUkbooks for the ARC, which was given in an exchange for an honest review.

 

First Post, Welcome

Let’s get Serious!

I can FINALLY cross off “start a blog” of my list-of-things-to-do now. *phew

Now that I have gotten this out of the way, let me check what else I’ve got on my list.. and move on. *looks down the list.

Ok, scratch that!

Just grab a chair, have a cup of coffee or two! – this might take a while – and let’s get on with it. I don’t know how you’ve stumbled upon my blog or who invited you, but you’re welcome nevertheless. <insert awkward pause here>

So, ahem, I’m Nada! I give the worst first impressions and its seems that writing my first blog post is going to have the same effect.

I prefer spending my times talking books with a fellow bookworm, rather than the normal chit chat with all those uncomfortable silent moments.

I’ve been Insta-blogging about books for a while now, reviewing and recommending them. I find that I totally love it so I decided to up my game and create a blog/site to share what I do. I’m also looking to give so much more than just that so stick with me and LET THE GAMES BEGIN…err, I mean the reading. *sheepish smile

Let’s read, discuss, review and recommend books.

Now that you have gone through my lines of gibberish.. I, officially, welcome you to my new blog!