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Book Review: Cruel Summer by James Dawson

Title: Cruel Summer Author: James Dawson
Series: Standalone
Pages: 324
Publisher: Indigo
Date of Publication: 1st August, 2013
Source: Bought
Synopsis from Goodreads:A year after Janey’s suicide, her friends reunite at a remote Spanish villa, desperate to put the past behind them. However, an unwelcome guest arrives claiming to have evidence that Jane was murdered. When she is found floating in the pool, it becomes clear one of them is a killer. Only one thing is for certain, surviving this holiday is going to be murder…

A compelling and psychological thriller - with a dash of romance.


My Thoughts:
I had high hopes for Cruel Summer after reading all the glowing reviews and also after reading and loving James' first novel, Hollow Pike, last year. I am delighted to say that Cruel Summer surpassed those expectations and I think I liked it even better than Hollow Pike.

Before reading, I'd heard that the story was told like a TV series and that it was a little confusing and difficult to ge…

Book Review: Zom-B Baby by Darren Shan

Title: Zom-B Baby Author: Darren Shan
Series:  Zom-B, #5
Pages:  215
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Books
Date of Publication: 26th September 2013
Source: For review from publisher
Synopsis from Goodreads:B has spent the last few months bunking with the Angels, a group of teens dedicated to eradicating the evil dead from the face of the earth, beginning with the undead roaming the abandoned wreckage that was once London. But the Angels' mission is a bit more complicated than that, and B takes to the streets of a very changed London to decide: is it a mission really to be believed? But instead of answers, B finds a horror beyond imagining.

My Thoughts:
I think that Zom-B Baby is my favourite so far of the Zom-B series. I was so excited to read it that as soon as it dropped through my letterbox I quickly finished what I was reading so that I could get onto reading this. Sorry it's taken a little while to get my review out, but it's here now! I probably should get on …

October 2013 Wrap-Up

Hey everybody! Welcome to my wrap-up for October! Here are the books I read this month:


1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (reread) 2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (reread) 3.Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (reread) 4. She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick 5. Zom-B Angels by Darren Shan (reread) 6. Zom-B Baby by Darren Shan 7. Fearsome Dreamer by Laure Eve 8. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell (for school)
I started off this month with a reread of The Hunger Games series, as I thought it would be a good idea to reread Catching Fire at least before seeing the film which comes out in THREE WEEKS!! Very exciting indeed. Of course, they were great, just as they were last time I read them :) Then, on 17th October it was my birthday and I received She Is Not Invisible from my parents, and so I read that as quickly as I could and really, really enjoyed it. Then I reread Zom-B Angels so that I could review it before reading Zom-B Baby, and I thoroughly enjoyed th…