Thursday, 22 November 2012

Liquid Lies by Lois Lavrisa

I was sent this free from the publishers, Sunlake Press.  I was looking forward to reading it as its the type of book I normally like, however I was a tad disappointed.  It kicks of with a good start, introducing us to Cecilia and Francesca, best friends out for a birthday.  CiCi as Cecilia prefers to be called just can't say no to her friend, Francesca, which really is the main fault with her.  After a flat-tyre and a run-in with a trucker, they end up making a pact and then not speaking to each other for four years.

The story skips over these four years and starts when Francesca re-enters CiCi's life.  Again she is unable to say no to her and this leads to more complications, a murder, a blackmailer and just to cap it off, another murder.   All these things could have been avoided if CiCi had been able to say no to her friend.  Instead she finds herself with a police officer who thinks she's the killer, a fiance who decides to break things off and a new guy who could be either the killer, the blackmailer or both.  Oh and she's finds herself falling for him.  The middle part of this story is a little slow and boggy, it takes its time to get going and then just when you think it's not going to take off, it does just that.  You get dragged to the end of the story, where we find out just who has done what and why, then to top it off with a bit of sugar, we get a happy ending.

I would recommend this to anyone who is just wanting to dip their toe into a crime/thriller that's a light and easy read.


Friday, 9 November 2012

Audrey's Guide To Witchcraft by Jody Gehrman

This is a strange story, it starts off letting you get the idea for the tale. Audrey is a teenager whose mom has gone missing without letting anyone know but Audrey can feel that she's in trouble. No-one thought Audrey would be a witch because her mother turned her back on her heritage and married a mundane, normal person. Along comes cousin Sadie to watch over Audrey and her sister Meg.

This is where things get odd. The story seems to get going then it slams to a halt, then it goes again but it's dragging its feet. All of a sudden it rushes to its ending but it's so abrupt that you continue to turn the pages, looking for more because its such an odd ending, you don't realise it's finished.

Out of 5 stars I would give this a 2, it seems like a promising start to what I hope will be a series. If not, then I'd be very dissappointed.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

The Electronic Book Company: Free ebooks

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