Review: Sacrifice Me – Season Two – Part One by Sarra Cannon

Sacrifice Me, Season Two: Part 1 (Sacrifice Me Seasons, #2)Sacrifice Me, Season Two: Part 1 by Sarra Cannon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Before I start, I need to ask you if you have read Season One of Sacrifice Me? If not, go here http://amzn.eu/gF3i7nI and read book one, then continue with the series because you are definitely going to want to have read them before starting on this one (I would say it was possible to start with this book but reading Part One makes it all seem more real).

Anyway, back to the book.

Sacrifice Me Season Two sees the return of Franki and Rend (my two favourite characters across ALL of Sarra Cannon’s books) – Yay! – plus a plethora of other much-loved characters too. Some of these characters are just from Sacrifice Me, BUT – and this is where it gets exciting – they CROSS-OVER with the Shadow Demons Saga – yes, you heard me correct… Harper and the gang are either frequently referenced or actually APPEAR IN Sacrifice Me. (And on that note, if you haven’t read the Shadow Demons books, check them out with the first one here Beautiful Demons.

I will warn you, Season Two Part One ends on the MOTHER-OF-ALL-CLIFFHANGERS but do not despair, part two is in the works.

Despite the cliffhanger (because we all LOVE and HATE cliffhangers), I loved this first part of Sacrifice Me, I felt what the characters were feeling. Sarra manages to develop the characters in a way that makes me (and possibly some of you too) want to be with them like I want to be a character in one of Sarra’s worlds (probably Sacrifice Me if I had to choose – I think I may have developed a “thing” for Connery). I want to work at Venom, I want magical powers, or to be a demon or some other kind of supernatural being – I’m not too fussy, anything will do.

In summary, Read this book. And all of Sarra’s other books – she has never let me down yet with a story I can really get behind/into/onto/through etc etc.

ARC received with thanks.

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Review: Random Illustrated Facts: A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Not Boring Things to Know

Random Illustrated Facts: A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Not Boring Things to Know
Random Illustrated Facts: A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Not Boring Things to Know by Mike Lowery

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Random Illustrated Facts: A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Boring Not Things to Know is, as you can probably work out, a book of facts. With a difference. Each and every fact has been hand illustrated.

I am a lover of random facts. I quite often scour the internet for the most obscure fact I can and update my social media with it. I need to scour no more as this book has more than enough facts to keep me going for at least a year, maybe longer.

I never knew there were so many things I could learn about mushrooms. And cats. Lots of cat facts. It was also good to put an official name to my fear of the dentist.
An interesting and informative read.

Thank you to Netgalley and the author for this advanced reading copy.

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Review: Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan PoeManga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe by Stacy King

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A beautifully illustrated telling of classic Poe tales.
I was previously familiar with all the tales depicted in this book and feel like the illustrations definitely do the stories justice.
If you’re a fan of manga or Poe then I’d definitely recommend you read this graphic novel.
Fantastic.

Thanks to Netgalley for a copy of this book

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Review: Dark Matter

Dark MatterDark Matter by Blake Crouch

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch crosses boundaries that I have never read before. I’ve read science fiction but nothing like this.
I struggled with the first 50 or so pages of this book, almost to the point of giving up but I am glad I stuck with it. It does start to pick up as we get further along. It must have done otherwise I wouldn’t have given it 5 stars.

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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.

Thanks to Netgalley for the advanced reading copy

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