A Birthday Book Haul

Last weekend I celebrated my birthday and I wanted to show you guys the books that I was given. I’ve been so excited about these books for months and I’m so glad to finally have them in my possession. So, without further ado, here are the books that I was gifted:

Birthday Books

I am in love with these books! They’re all so pretty and perfect and everything you could wish for and most of them are hardbacks and I sound like a complete twerp. They smell really nice too. Yeah. I’ve already read The Merciless and I plan on posting a review of it over the weekend but I struggling to decide which of these lovely books to read next. Decisions, decisions!

– Liz

P.S. Here’s a written list of the books I received as it is a little bit hard to read a few of the titles (from top left to bottom right):

The Merciless by Danielle Vega

Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot

Very Bad Things by Susan McBride

Jackaby by William Ritter

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

They All Fall Down by Roxanne St. Claire

Famous Last Words by Katie Alender

This Is How It Ends by Jen Nadol

 

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#FridayReads 14/11/2014

So it is time to write my first #FridayReads blog post. Yay! I sporadically participate in #FridayReads over on my Youtube channel (izzyness89) but I have decided to try and write a #FridayReads post every, well, Friday. If you don’t know, #FridayReads originated on Twitter and every Friday Twitterers (I don’t even know if that is a word) tweet what they’ll be reading over the weekend. Bunny Cates brought this over to Youtube. I’m aware that I’ve been neglecting my Youtube channel lately (for personal reasons) so I’m hoping that these posts will help me get back into Booktubing.

Anyway, this weekend I will be reading:

FridayReads1

A Year in the Life of a Duchess by Ian Lloyd and In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters. I’m enjoying both books so far. I usually concentrate on one book at a time but this year I’ve been reading several books at once due to a lack of concentration (caused by depression). I’ll probably end up picking up a couple more books this weekend.

Let me know what you will reading this weekend. Happy reading!

Liz

The Girl in 6E by A. R. Torre Review

Image source: Goodreads

Image source: Goodreads

    “A dark and sexy thriller from a sensational new voice. Deanna Madden, aka Jessica Reilly, hasn’t touched another person in three years. She hasn’t left her apartment. She makes money from performing to webcams on a sex site, where her clients pay $6.99 a minute for her time. She’s doing alright. The dollars are piling up in the bank. She’s the number 3 model on cams.com. And she hasn’t killed anyone for years. But when Deanna sees on the news that a little girl called Annie has gone missing, the story rattles her carefully ordered world. It’s uncomfortably similar to the dark fantasy of one of her most disturbing online clients. She’s convinced he’s responsible for the girl’s abduction – but no one will listen to her. So, after three years, Deanna finally leaves the apartment. And this is what happens…” (Synopsis taken from Goodreads)

The Girl in 6E by A. R. Torre

Released: 17th July 2014

Pages: 352 pages

Publisher: Orion

Source: Review copy/Goodreads giveaway

I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.

The Girl in 6E is one of those books that completely pulls you in and doesn’t let you go until you’ve read the last page. I flew through this book really quickly because I just wanted to know what would happen next. The main character, Deanna, was great to read about. As a reader I was presented with a complex character but I didn’t judge her. I just wanted to know more about her as a person and her story. Some of the other characters in the book do require more development but this didn’t alter my enjoyment of the story in a negative way.

As the synopsis reveals, a young girl called Annie disappears and Deanna feels compelled to find her. I found that once Annie’s character/plot started to have more of an impact on the story that the overall plot became a bit rushed. A lot of the things that happen regarding that particular storyline felt too convenient. There is a small amount of romance in the book. The love interest, however, did feel a bit unbelievable as a character as did his ability to accept Deanna’s dark side.

Overall, I really did enjoy this book and I’m keen to discover what happens next. The Girl in 6E is a definite page-turner. If you’re looking for a well paced mystery and a quick and exciting read then this book could be the one for you.

4/5 stars