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Friday, 10 February 2017

Review: Amnesia

Amnesia Amnesia by Matt Hickman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Really enjoyed this book. Started off as a little bit of a slow burner, but you could feel that it was going to get really dark. It was like a blanket just slowly coming over the characters, slighter changes here and there in their mannerisms. and then boom! It goes off, and it goes off big time into a complete brutal gore fest.
Really finishes with a bang. Good fun read, would definitely recommend.

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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Review: The Crow Girl

The Crow Girl The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I was listening to the audioversion of this book. I've gotten about 8 hours in and had to give up.
I'm not sure if it was a lack of attention on my part with it being audio and not a proper book, although I've never had an issue with them before, but I just could not follow what was going on anymore.
It was constantly jumping back and forth between characters and time periods until the point that i was confusing one character with another.
So sadly this one will go down as DNF.

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Sunday, 8 January 2017

Review: The Darkening

The Darkening The Darkening by Christopher Motz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My first read by Motz and it won't be my last!
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. A really good coming of age horror story.
It actually had a real feel of Stranger Thing, the TV show to it.
I've heard recently through the grapevine that there's a sequel in the works to this book.
I'm really looking forward to that.

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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Review: The Stone Man

The Stone Man The Stone Man by Luke Smitherd
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Modern day War of the Worlds.

I went into this book blind. I didn't even read the synopsis. I've heard a few things about Smitherd and thought I'd give him a go, The Stone Man seems to be his most popular book so that seemed to be a good place to start.
I listened to the audiobook edition of this piece. Firstly, I have to say, the narration was spot on. It was really easy to listen to and it pulled me in pretty quickly.
I'm not the biggest Sci-Fi fan so I wasn't sure what to expect from this, but I'm happy to say that I loved it. In fact it's one of the best books I've read this year and it's pretty much guaranteed that I'll be checking out future works from Smitherd.
I don't want to say much about the story, that's not what I do in my reviews and I think that's what the synopsis is for anyway. I'd rather just give you my opinion of the story.
And that is, don't hesitate, check it out and I guarantee you won't regret it.

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Monday, 7 November 2016

Review: Gemini: A Psychological Horror

Gemini: A Psychological Horror Gemini: A Psychological Horror by Stuart Keane
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Warning. Do not read if easily offended!
This book is all kinds of messed up, and really pushes some boundaries.
I'm very hard to shock, but there was even one point where I was thinking "Jesus Christ I can't believe they did that"
If you like fast paced, all out brutally violent stories. Then this is right up your street!
It worked very, very well and was a lot of fun to read.
Definitely recommend.

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Sunday, 23 October 2016

Review: Project Apex

Project Apex Project Apex by Michael Bray
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

That was very, very good.
A terrifying look at an apocalyptic threat that could in reality, actually happen.
A science experiment gone wrong, or right depending on which side you're on.
It's happened before. This was a really really, good story. The whole concept is just bone chilling.
The action scenes were spot on and I spent the entire time just thinking how awesome this would be as a movie.
I'll definitely be checking out the sequels to this book.

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Review: Before you Sleep

Before you Sleep Before you Sleep by Adam Nevill
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Three very good, very creepy stories. I particularly enjoyed the last one.
All the way through you could feel a sort of sinister undercurrent. Actually gives me shivers down my spine just thinking about it.
Well worth checking out!

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