Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Book Review: Is a Worry Worrying You? by Ferida Wolff &Harriet May Savitz

Author: Ferida Wolff & Harriet May Savitz
Genre: Children's, Picture Book
Source: NetGalley
Publisher: Tanglewood
Publication Date: 8th September 2011
Rating: 4 stars

Tell Me About It
Adults think of childhood as a carefree time, but the truth is that children worry, and worry a lot, especially in our highly pressurized era. This book addresses children's worries with humor and imagination, as hilarious scenarios teach kids the use of perspective and the art of creative problem-solving.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish resolutions/goals for 2018

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. It's a chance for bloggers to share their top ten books of the chosen topic that week.
That Artsy Reader Girl now hosts on her blog, clicking the image will take you to her post.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, to recap the past week on my blog, showcase books and things I have received.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Book Review: Eye for an Eye [Jessica Daniel #12] by Kerry Wilkinson

Title: Eye for an Eye
Author: Kerry Wilkinson
Author Info: Website|Facebook|Twitter|Instagram
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Series: Jessica Danial #12
Source: Author
Publisher: Pan
Publication Date: 11th January 2018
Rating: 5 stars

Tell Me About It
Seventeen years ago, Damian Walker abducted five women because the voices in his head told him to. Now he has been declared sane and is about to be released back onto Manchester’s streets with a new identity.

But within hours, there is another attack similar to his previous ones. Walker has proof it’s not him – but is he reliable, and, if so, who is trying to frame him?

DI Jessica Daniel and her chief are given a parallel task to the main investigation: Keep an eye on Walker – but that’s not all Jessica has to do.

Rock star Blaine Banner is playing a series of homecoming gigs but is convinced someone’s trying to kill him, while a bride-to-be is picketing the police station, demanding someone finds her missing fiancĂ©.

All the while, faces from Jessica’s past are watching and waiting. Someone wants a word

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Series Review: Jessica Daniel by Kerry Wilkinson

I've been a fan of Kerry Wilkinson since I first read and fell in love with his Silver Blackthorn series, and like most readers once you fall in love with a series, you explore and see what else that author has written.

I read Locked In back in 2016, a loan from the library, and it took a whole year before I managed to pick up the next book in this series, Vigilante which I snagged from the USA publisher on NetGalley, a few months later I got the audiobook version of The Woman in Black and made short work of that.

Months past, and December came, along with a copy of the newest book in the series, Eye for an Eye, which was due to be published in January (review to come in a few days), so with incentive, free time, and eleven days off work, I dove back into this series and devoured the books, getting myself up to date and ready to read Eye for an Eye in January.

Most series tend to be repetitive if they are based around the same character the whole time (I've given up on a few series for this reason) but with the Jessica Daniel series it's a different story in each book. I really love how nothing is the same, each new instalment brings a whole new case to solve and a new mix of characters. We do see the familiar officers throughout the pages, which just enhances the camaraderie and the 'in jokes' (this is possibly the only reason why Jessica gets away with so much). I love the twists and turns, and how sometimes the problems aren't all from the outside.

I love the character development of Jessica as the series progresses, how we see her move up the ranks, but also face 'real' things. How she balances her work and personal life is definitely realistic, especially the working on days off part. She has ups and downs throughout the series, and the author Kerry really knows how to keep you in suspense.

Jessica Daniel series is one that keeps you guessing, keeps you wanting more, has you reaching for tissues and comfort food, and wanting to throw the book across the room with yet another cliffhanger. My review for Eye for an Eye will be up soon......but I already need to have the next book in my hands now.
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