Sunday, 4 May 2014

SAY HER NAME by James Dawson:

My lovely local bookshop ( ) handed me a proof copy of SAY HER NAME, and I have to say it is brilliant and rather scary!

It's Halloween and a few girls from Piper's Hall Boarding School for Young Ladies, joined by a cute boy or two from the village, are telling ghost stories. Bobbie- smart and practical and shy- doesn't believe in the paranormal so isn't afraid to join in on the "Bloody Mary" say-her-name-in-a-mirror-and-she-shall-come-and-kill-you game. Bobbie, Naya- her hilarious wish-she-was-my-best-mate best friend and cute local boy Caine volunteer, knowing it's just a silly story.. Or is it?
The next day Bobbie finds a message written on the bathroom mirror "5 DAYS" and a constant drip drip drip that has no apparent source, and from then on things get weirder and weirder, and it appears Bloody Mary is very real indeed. Why is she after them? Can they stop her? Or is Bobbie just going crazy? In a race against the clock, Bobbie leads her friends on a journey to find out the truth around Bloody Mary and how to stop her from taking them before it's to late. But is there any way to stop her?

Prepare too be scared, very scared, by this new and genius twist to an old ghost story. I honestly couldn't see a way out for Bobbie, Naya, and Caine! It keeps you hooked from the spooky start, and along with lovable characters and tear jerking moments, the story made me too scared to look in the mirror in fear or seeing her! You get a really good image in your head- it's written in a way that you can't help but see play out before your eyes. All in all, if you're looking to laugh and be slightly terrified at the same time, then you'll enjoy this book!

If you've read it I'd love to hear what you thought,

Enjoy :)

Thursday, 3 April 2014

RUN by Gregg Olsen:

I was given a proof copy of this book and it's so catching that I finished it in a matter of days!

The story follows 15 year old Rylee- smart, seemingly ruthless, and  un-trusting.
One day Rylee comes home to find her father murdered and her mother gone. So she takes her rather adorable younger brother and runs. The book is centered around her search for her mother, the truth, and why her family has been on the run for as long as she remembers, moving and changing identity, hiding from someone, or something. 
Who is after them? Why? Where is her mother? Can she find her before it's to late?

So, this book is a real page turner- I just couldn't put it down! There are twists and turns that you don't see coming and some really heart stopping moments. There is never a dull page and I think you get to see a lot of development with Rylee, she grows up a lot from the gripping start to the totally I-didn't-see-that-coming ending.

A road trip of lies, unbearable truths, brutality and mortal danger.