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Monthly Archives: June 2017

The Serial Killer Daughter by Lesley Welsh


The Serial Killer Daughter  name was want got me interested in reading this book, I read a lot of crime fiction and was intrigued by this premise. 

The book follows Suzanne brought up by a single mum with a dad that would randomly appear in her life. It been 10 years since she has seen her father, then out of the blue a women Rose calls Suzanne to tell her that her dad died 5 months ago. Rose has photographed and journal that she wants her to have. When she looks at the photo she finds a photo of her friend that died 10 years ago in a fire just after her dad last visit. Needing to find out more she starts digging into her father past where she finds out the horrible things he has done. But Suzanne digging has put her on the radar of someone else after her father.

I was hooked from the first page, the story is riveting with great twists and turns. Although the book is  Suzanne story we get to see read the story from other people prospective, making the book a thriller.

I think want scary about this book that there are people like Suzanne father out their charming liars that on the surface look like good people. But that are manipulative and dark who use people for their own gain that don’t like it when they are not the centre of attention.

I also like the fact that we get to see the impact to the family because of the crimes committed. It’s not just all over when the trial is over.

I would highly recommend this book and I will be looking out for more books by this author

I give this book  5 out of 5


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Thanks for reading

Gem x

Bonecaller (Book #1) by Logan Key


Bonecaller is book 1 in a new series by Logan Keys, I was giving a copy of this book for an honest and fair review.

The book follows Raven a girl enslaved to an evil witch Esme, Esme wants is a falling star and Raven is made to watch every night for one. The night when the star falls Raven claims the star as her own, this goes unnoticed causing a series of effects that cause Raven unknowing brought into the middle of a magical war.

While one part of the story follows Raven the other follows John a Captain who is happy just sailing the seas escaping his past. But John simple life is ended when a a stowaway changes his plans and makes he face his past.

It took me a little to get into the story as I was slight confused with who the character are and the connection to the prologue. As the story progress I got sucked into the story and my confusion pasted as it all started to fall into place. I was surpised by the way it ended and can’t wait to see what happens next.

The character that author has created are interested especially Raven and Sims, the realtionship between them is sweet. Sims ia cursed to look like a old man even though he is young. Raven see passed all that to the person Sims in and would love him in any form.

This book is about war between magic and human and the people that can change it for good or bad. If you like books like The Bone Witch and Truthwitch than give this book a read.

To find more about the author click here : Logan Keys

To buy the book on Amazon: Bonecaller

I give this book 4 out of 5.

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Thanks for reading

Gem x

Two Nights By Kathy Reichs


Two Nights is a stand alone novel by Kathy Reichs, I was lucky to get an ARC copy of this book for a review. The book is realised either 29th June 2017 or 11th July 2017 depending on your country. 

Two nights follows Sunday Night, she has retired the military and now she has after left the police forces due to disability, she is brought into a case to pull her out of being a recluse. 1 year ago a bomb was set of at a Jewish Girls school, killing a mother and son her daughter never found. Sunday is hired by the grandmother to find the people responsible and to find out the fate of her granddaughter. When Sunday goes to Chicago and starts digging for the truth, Sunday realise that there is more going on that just a missing Girl, and why she feels so connected to this missing girl.

I must admit that when I first started reading the book I didn’t realise that Sunday was a women, as we are first information we are giving is her situation and not her appearance. The story was really interesting, the outcome of the story isn’t one I would have guessed at the beginning. I also like the way in which the author gave us information about Sunday without realising it. I want to know more about Sunday and her twin brother Gus maybe a prequel as from some smell pieces of information sounded interesting.

If you like crime fiction where the character are not restricted by the rules of law enforcement than give this book a read.

4.6 out of 5



Thanks for reading

Gem x

Monster in the Closet (Romantic Suspense #19 Baltimore #5) By Karen Rose


Monster in the Closet by Karen Rose is book #19 in her Romantic suspense but book 5 in the Baltimore series. This has been released to celebrate 10 year of Karen Rose in the U.K, and me being hooked on her as a writer for 10 years) 

The last book in the Baltimore series was Watch your Back in 2013-2014, so it nice to want is happening with these characters. As the books follow one/ two characters more it nice when you still get to see their lives continuing in the other stories. 

This book starts with Jazzie an 11-year-old girl who works is turned upside down when she comes home to find her mother dead and her Murderer in the closet. The murder doesn’t know she is their and hides. Jazzie doesn’t tell anyone what she has seen, she hasn’t spoken a work since. Until she speak to Taylor a new therapist at healing hearts. She might be the only person that can help her, before the murder find out she was their. Taylor also has her own story to tell as she come to find out if she been told the truth or lies her whole life.

I like Karen Rose writing style as in the book we get to see the story from multiple different sides, giving us a wider view of the story . As well as getting to catch up with character who’s stories we read in the previous 4 books.

I really enjoyed the story as this story was more knowing who the bad guy was and getting the evidence than the previous which don’t revile to near the end of the book. The story kept me gripped as I ended up staying up late to finished it.

Karen Rose doesn’t shy away from having character with faults or disability. She also show that when something bad happens in someone life there not going to get over it straight away. She shows that it’s ok to be effected but it still ok to be happy and live your life.

Karen Rose book are great for people who like their crime stories with a  little romance. I would advise if you havent read the books yet to read them in order as you get to see more of an evolution of character and relationships this way. 

5 out of 5


Thanks for reading

Gem x

Ashes of the Phoenix by Jess Haines


I was lucky enough to get a copy of this book from Weapenry Co-Op. via Netgalley for a fair and honest review. 

The Ashes of the Phoenix follows Lyra Adams a bookshop owner who happens to be human dealing in magical books. Problems arise when she ends up in position of a powerful book that wizards, sorcerer and magi want. Trying to stop the book being stolen Lyra is hit with a powerful spell, now Lyra has to get her book back and get her human body back. Will she burn or will she be reborn from the ashes like the legend of the Phoenix.

The book is great if you haven’t got a lot of time to read. All the action happens within one day meaning the book is fast paced. I didn’t expect the twist at the end which always a plus for me.

Plus side of the book for me:

1: Lyra has my dream job of working in a bookshop dealing in magic.

2: Best magically creature aka the Phoenix.

3: Strong female character.

4: hint of Romance

5: Fight scenes

6: Hidden magically world in Florida

I liked that I could read it in one reading session but it’s a good story so you want it to last longer.

My only issue is that I would rather have Lyra with Robert than James but I understand for story wise,  James is more interesting.

I found Jess Haines from her H + W Investigations series where again she has created a wonderful world where magic lives secretly.

I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.

4.5 out of 5


Thanks for reading


Illumicrate #7 Unboxing.


I wanted to try another book subscription box and I liked the look of Illumicrate. One of the reasons that I liked Illumicrate as it was quarterly which was perfect of my bank balance.

I was lucky enough to have my first Illumicrate contains 2 books. 

Book 1: Truth or Dare by Non Pratt this book came signed and with a letter from the author. This book it a contemporary young adult that follows two friends as they start their own YouTube and the challenge of life.

Book 2: ARC copy of The Waking Land by Callie Bates a young adult fantasy that follows Lady Elanna Valtai as she has to make a choice between the land she was born from or the land she grow up on.  This book also came with a signed bookplate and author letter.

The book came with a exclusive candle from Flickerink named Mermaid Lagoon Candle. Its tropical scented and smells lush, it great smell for summer nights.

One of my favorite book series is A Court of Thorns and Roses so I was really happy to see the Feyre mug which had several different drawing of Feyre from different parts of the book. The Artwork was by the very talented Merwild.

The box also has a magicial keyring by Nutmeg and Ario, the keyring is blue and sliver with Swish and Flick on the it.

The box also contained two pieces of Beauty and the beast art work by TJ Lubtano. One is a by my guest door hanger and the other is Home is where to book are.

The bookmark from The Penguin Co is a beautiful Map corner bookmark. Its my first corner bookmark and it wont be my last.

If you want to subscrip to a book box but can’t justify spending the money for a monthly box than you should subscrip to Illumicrate.

Thanks for reading.

Gem x


Frostblood (Frostblood saga #1) by Elly Blake 


My final book in my holiday Marathon is FrostBlood the first book in Elly Blake FrostBlood saga. 
This book follows Ruby a Fireblood she is born with the ability to control Fire. The only problem is that she lives in the lead rule by FrostBlood and to be a Fireblood is a crime. 
Ruby life is changed for every when her village is raided her mother dies looking for her. From that day she swears to avenge her mother, she forms an alliances with a FrostBlood Rebel Arcus but is Arcus friend or foe. She has one chance to destroy the FrostBlood King but she will have no idea of what this will cost her.
Ruby is a really interesting character, you can see her character evolved as she learns to control her abilities. My favourite parts are the interactions between Arcus and Ruby as they try to gain the upper hand with each other, and how the interaction changes as that get to know each other. 
The book added wrapping up the storyline really well, but you know that their is much more to come. I can’t wait to read Fireblood it on my I need to buy list. 
I give this book 
4.5 out of 5
Thanks for reading 
Gem x