I know, I know – a bit late to the party it seems. I also did this the wrong way round, watching the Daniel Craig film version before reading the book, thus slightly ruining the read as I constantly knew what to expect. However, it was interesting to see what bits they had omitted from the Hollywood big screen and I am definitely going to pick up the others in the series eventually.
This book was beautiful and the tale bittersweet. The story of West, paralysed from a freak accident, and of Olivia, the girl he meets in hospital, kept me gripped for the whole few hours it took me to read this book. Whilst I wasn’t expecting the ending, this is still one of the standout books of 2012 for me. Review to come on My Keeper Shelf.
Firstly, how beautiful is this cover? Secondly, this is where vampires do interest me. Call me whatever you like but I have never truly understood the mass appeal of the Twilight saga – I much prefer the story Karen Mahoney tells in this novel. Vampires and vampire hunters joining together to stop an evil force? Sounds just up my street! Review to come on My Keeper Shelf.
A Kindle freebie done good! I wanted a little catchup with the ever increasing backlog of ebooks on my Kindle so used random.org to pick out a book for me and it chose this one. Am I glad it did! Being a big fan of J.M Barrie himself and the whole Peter Pan story (plus with Finding Neverland being my favourite film!), this had to be a good one and it didn’t disappoint. The idea of elderly ladies swimming in a freezing pond was both hilarious and moving at times and this is definitely worth checking out.
I posted a review of this just yesterday and although this would never normally be my cup of tea, I did quite enjoy the book. However, I did feel a little confused by the expression of time within the book.
I also started two books whilst still undertaking the challenge that I plan to finish very soon; these are Mystic City by Theo Lawrence and Breathe by Sarah Crossan. Reviews of both of these will also be up on Lesley’s wonderful blog My Keeper Shelf very soon!
What books are you currently reading? Are there any on your wishlists?