Hello Avid Readers. Are you in the mood to be scared, on the edge of your seat, with a thriller, mystery or crime story? 🗡️ 🔫 💉 ⚰️ 👮 🔍 Well, you’re in luck. Those are the genres that I’ve collected this week for today’s Friday Finds post!
If you don’t know what these posts are all about, I explain it all in my Friday Finds page. Don’t worry, the link will open in a new tab so you don’t lose your place here.
So, here are some book reviews and recommendations that my fellow book bloggers have written. 🗡️ 🔫 💉 ⚰️ 👮 🔍 (In no particular order.)
Splinters Of You by Anne Malcom reviewed by CJR The Brit
Caro is a fellow blogging Brit and a Mum who admits to having a serious one click addiction (which is why she works!) 😉 Regarding her reading preference, she reads it all! Caro tends to gravitate towards YA Fantasy/PNR but also loves the romance genre. She posts all sorts: new releases, reviews and the occasional feature. Caro really enjoyed reading this disturbing thriller, saying: “This book is as dark as my soul! I need to go and calm myself down after devouring this in 1 sitting…..hopefully I can sleep without the details going over and over in my mind! .”
What Lies Between Us by John Marrs recommended by From Belgium With Book Love
Kelly Van Damme admits that over the years her tastes have evolved and expanded, she’s tried many genres, from horror to chick lit, from vampires and werewolves to cosy mysteries, from YA to action. She still enjoys YA, horror, fantasy and light sci-fi, but she mostly reads (psychological) thrillers now. I love that Kelly writes from the heart; she doesn’t analyse every single sentence, but just tells us the thoughts and feelings the book’s left her with. She really loved this thriller, saying: “I absolutely loved What Lies Between Us, it’s bloody brilliant and I can’t recommend it enough! Books like this one definitely make reviewing fun! But more importantly: they make reading fun!“
Roxanne Michelle is a fellow British bookworm and describes herself as a “dramatic, curly-haired wannabe writer from a nowhere town in Somerset. Stop-starter of all projects great and small.” She uses her blog to talk about books, films, mental health issues and also writes various lifestyle posts. I always enjoy reading her posts as her intelligence, experience and amazing personality shines through in her writing. Roxanne was really impressed with this thriller saying: “The novel strikes a perfect balance of good and evil, with an outcome leaving the reader both hollow and hopeful all at once. I read The Secrets Of Strangers in a single sitting one rainy afternoon and adored every moment. This novel broke my heart! “
And my final reviews this week are from a couple of fantastic book bloggers who I’ve only been following for a few months so haven’t featured in a Friday Finds post before!
Kaili is a thirtysomething blogger and avid book reader who uses her blog to share her passion but also talks about movies, video games, and anything else that is a bit “nerdy” – hence her blog’s name! Kaili’s favourite genres are horror, thriller, and mystery but she also reads young adult novels and recently discovered an enjoyment of fantasy stories too! Kaili really enjoyed this “creepy” thriller giving it 5 out of 5 stars, saying: “The whole story really keeps you entertained and wanting to know what happens and what’s going to happen. Girls of Brackenhill is considered a thriller but it does combine paranormal along with it and that’s what made me love the book even more. If you haven’t read this book then you really need to!“
The Split by Sharon Bolton reviewed by Novel Lives
Susan is a book blogger who champions Young Adult novels in every sub-genre. Although YA isn’t my genre of choice, 😉 I love reading her emotive (and usually unique) reviews. She captures my attention with her writing style. While YA is her main focus, she also reads adult fiction and lends her flair to those too. Susan really loved this adult psychological thriller, saying: “The themes that are tackled in this book about society, people and how we treat each other are absolutely incredible. There is so much I could say about The Split or Bolton. Go throw it at people. Make sure you read it yourself. Other than a couple of books I have been a lucky son of a bitch in what I’ve read so far this year and it has really moved the goal post on me as far as what I consider great reads- in both YA and Adult.“
So, that’s my finds for this week. I hope you take a moment or two to click at least one of these reviews yourself. You may just find your next favourite read! 💚 📚 💚
With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addict relaunched the hop on 15 February 2013. The hop starts on a Friday and ends the following Thursday with a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
So this week’s question is:
If you own an eBook, would you also purchase a print copy as well?
(submitted by Tabatha @ Broken Soul Reviews)
This is a great question, Tabatha! The simple answer is usually no. Most of the fiction books I own are ebooks because who has the space for all those thousands of books. Whereas I prefer to have hardback or paperback copies of non-fiction and reference books.
However, at the bottom of my bookshelf is a collection of favourite and signed fiction books where I have indeed got and read the ebook version first. So, I suppose I would say that yes. Sometimes I do buy the print version of an ebook to keep forever and, hopefully, get it signed by the author. 😉
So how would you answer this week’s question? Do you ever buy a book in hardback or paperback after reading it in ebook format?
Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read this post.
I hope you have a great weekend, stay safe & healthy and manage to read (or listen to) a great book.