Review: Fowl Language: The Struggle Is Real

Fowl Language: The Struggle Is RealFowl Language: The Struggle Is Real by Brian Gordon

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book is a comical look into the world of parenting, but as ducks. The author has created a normal, human family lifestyle and the issues they face but made all of the characters ducks.
In my opinion, the characters being ducks is neither here nor there, I don’t feel that it adds anything to the issues raised, nor does it take anything away.

Parents everywhere should be able to relate to this.

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Review: Halloween Carnival Volume One

Halloween Carnival Volume 1Halloween Carnival Volume 1 by Robert McCammon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well I had fun with this book.

Horror is my favourite genre and lately I’ve become more accustomed to books that are collections of short stories.
This is a fantastic collection of short horror stories, from Strange Candy at the start right through to the last story each one is fantastic in their own way.
However, for me, my favourite was #MakeHalloweenScaryAgain. How one mans hashtag caused a whole new level of trouble. In this day and age, using social media as a basis was a very clever way of writing the story.

Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for this advanced reading copy

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Review: The Little Red Wolf

The Little Red WolfThe Little Red Wolf by Amélie Fléchais

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Meet the Little Red Wolf. Inspired by the fairytale of Little Red Riding Hood, we follow as Little Red Wolf takes a basket of food to his grandmother.

This was a fun and interesting flip side to the story of Little Red Riding Hood. The book isn’t set out like a standard graphic novel but rather consists of short simple sentences to explain the story with beautiful full page illustrations. It definitely seems more of an illustrated story book than what I have come to know as a graphic novel. That being said, it does not detract from the amazing work and really captivating story.

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Review: Suee and the Shadow

Suee and the ShadowSuee and the Shadow by Ginger Ly

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Meet Suee. And her shadow. Suee’s shadow is not like other shadows. Suee’s shadow is alive. Follow Suee’s journey as she watches all her “friends” (she prefers not to have any friends) turn into zeroes.

What a cute graphic novel. Originally released in separate issues, this version is the complete issues. I felt like the shadow was the main character when the book was actually about Suee. I loved the way it was written, I can easily see different people viewing it differently.
The illustrations are excellent, they manage to create a sense of depression and foreboding without going too dark, they are still bright enough colour wise to actually be worth looking at.

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Review: The Doll House

The Doll HouseThe Doll House by Phoebe Morgan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Where do I start with my review of The Doll House by Phoebe Morgan? What a fantastic read. As Morgan’s debut novel I went in with low expectations. Recently I have had a spate of bad luck when it comes to decent crime thrillers so didn’t want to get too excited before I started. However, right from the off I was completely and utterly hooked.

(Taken from Amazon) You never know who’s watching… Corinne’s life might look perfect on the outside, but after three failed IVF attempts it’s her last chance to have a baby. And when she finds a tiny part of a doll house outside her flat, it feels as if it’s a sign. But as more pieces begin to turn up, Corinne realises that they are far too familiar. Someone knows about the miniature rocking horse and the little doll with its red velvet dress. Someone has been inside her house. How does the stranger know so much about her life? How long have they been watching? And what are they waiting for?

The author manages to pull her audience in from the beginning offering split times throughout the book and each chapter is told from the viewpoint of one of the characters involved. Although the description of the book focuses more on one person, I feel like this book definitely has multiple main characters, which in my opinion adds to the mystery.

I want to keep gushing about all the great things in this book but I don’t want to spoil it for everyone so I will stop there.

It can be purchased through Amazon UK on Kindle and is due for release on 14th September 2017:…

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