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September TBR

Hi Bookworms!

As it is the beginning of another month, it is time to have a look ahead and see what I plan to read through the month!

Unfinished From Last Month:

 

To (Hopefully) Read This Month:

 

Audiobooks to Listen to:

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As you can see, I have a busy month ahead of me! Lets see how I go! Most of these are library books, so I am hoping to get ahead on my Library Love Challenge, but we will see!

What are you all reading this month? I would love to hear about it!

Until next time, happy reading!

k i m @ b o o k s a r e l o v e 

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August Wrap-Up

Hey there bookworms!!

It is the end of another month!! Which means that it is time to do a wrap up! Below are the books that I read and listened to in the month of August!

Books Read:

The Silent Girls

Books Listened to:

 

Books Started but Unfinished:

I didn’t do too well in the month of August 😦 I am hoping that I do better in September!!

What books did you finish in the month of August?? I would love to hear about them in the comments box below!

Until next time, happy reading!

k i m @ b o o k s a r e l o v e 

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Book Review: The Silent Girls by Dylan Young

The Silent GirlsTitle: The Silent Girls
Author: Dylan Young
Published: January, 2018
Series: Detective Anna Gwynne book 1
Format: Ebook
Source: Netgalley for Review
Length: 309 pages
Synopsis: ‘Ambulance and police. Something’s happened. I don’t know what. But my little girl–’ A sob choked off the sentence. ‘It’s my daughter…’

When beautiful young Nia Hopkins goes missing from her family’s farm on the icy outskirts of the Forest of Dean, her blood soaking the floor, the Gloucestershire police are convinced she’s been taken by the killer who stabbed to death Emily Risman eighteen years ago. They’re desperate to finally have the evidence to put him away. To save another girl before it’s too late.

But Detective Anna Gwynne thinks the press frenzy is making them obsess over the wrong man. He doesn’t fit the profile she’s been trained to see. This killer is sadistic. The suspect isn’t capable of that kind of crime.
And when Anna finds a link to other cold cases, she realises the killer is manipulating the police to cover up other unspeakable crimes.

With no one listening, Anna knows she’s the only one who can hunt down this serial killer. But if she goes out alone, is she putting her own life in danger?

My Rating: ♥♥♥
Goodreads | Amazon

My Review:

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*I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my opinion in any way. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher of this book, for sending me a copy.

When I read the synopsis on Netgalley I was intrigued. Unfortunately it took me a while to get around to finally reading it!

We follow Anna Gwynne, who is a police officer, who has been made Inspector while the boss is recovering from a heart attack. She is thrust into investigating a cold case which a man was wrongly convicted for. Since he has been out of prison, however, there has been another murder in the same manner as the original. The officers investigating this new crime are hung up on the original suspect, but Anna thinks they are on the wrong track.

Anna needs to solve her cold case and assist on the new cases and put all the pieces together to find out who the real killer is.

This book was an enjoyable read. I liked the style of writing adopted by Dylan Young, it was easy to follow – even when the story itself was a little confusing. The way in which I was lead to believe the perpetrator was a certain person, only to find out it was someone completely different, someone that I was definitely wasn’t expecting, was a great twist, and made the ending less obvious.
Anna as a character was great. I enjoyed following her and seeing how she solved the crime. Detectives from the other area who were investigating the newer crimes got on my nerves however. Just in the way that they didn’t appreciate that the boss was a woman. It worked for the story and I am glad they were like that, even though they frustrated me!!

All in all, The Silent Girls was a good read, I will most likely look out for the next one in the series, Blood Runs Cold, to see where Anna’s story goes.

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Thank you for stopping by to read my review of The Silent Girls by Dylan Young! I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Until next time, happy reading!

k i m @ b o o k s a r e l o v e 

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Audiobook Review: I am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll

I Am Watching YouTitle: I Am Watching You
Author: Teresa Driscoll
Genre: Mystery; Thriller; Fiction; Suspense
Published: October 2017
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audible Subscription
Length: 8 hours, 24 minutes
Narrator: Elizabeth Knowelden
Synopsis: What would it take to make you intervene?

When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it—until she realises they are fresh out of prison and her maternal instinct is put on high alert. But just as she’s decided to call for help, something stops her. The next day, she wakes up to the news that one of the girls—beautiful, green-eyed Anna Ballard—has disappeared.

A year later, Anna is still missing. Ella is wracked with guilt over what she failed to do, and she’s not the only one who can’t forget. Someone is sending her threatening letters—letters that make her fear for her life.

Then an anniversary appeal reveals that Anna’s friends and family might have something to hide. Anna’s best friend, Sarah, hasn’t been telling the whole truth about what really happened that night—and her parents have been keeping secrets of their own.

Someone knows where Anna is—and they’re not telling. But they are watching Ella.

My Rating:
Goodreads | Amazon | Audible

My Review:

Reading the synopsis of this book had me curious, so when I had a Audible credit, I added it to my collection.

This book follows a number of different characters, with each chapter being a new character. 
I was hooked on this story from the very beginning, and it didn’t take me long to get through it!

I really needed to know what happened to Anna. throughout the story, the author made me feel like there were so many different options, and the answer at the end was a complete mind boggle!! Did not see it coming at all!

There were a couple of characters that annoyed me though to be honest. The main one was Anna’s mum. I know that her daughter was missing and she was obviously distraught, however she got on my nerves!

I adored the narrator for this book. She kept me entertained the entire time and I really enjoyed listening to her.

This book is great for anyone who like a book full of suspense and twists. It was like a puzzle that needed to be put together chapter by chapter. If this is the sort of book you like, then you need to pick up I Am Watching You 

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Thank you for coming by to read my review of I Am Watching You. Feel free to leave a comment of what you thought of the book, if you have also picked this one up, I love hearing all of your opinions!

Until next time, happy reading!

k I m @ b o o k s a r e l o v e

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Audiobook Review: History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

History is all You Left MeTitle: History Is All You Left Me
Author: Adam Silvera
Genre: Young Adult; Contemporary; LGBT
Published: 2017 by Recorded Books
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audible
Length: 9 hours, 35 minutes
Narrator: Tom Picasso

Synopsis: OCD-afflicted Griffin has just lost his first love, Theo, in a drowning accident. In an attempt to hold on to every piece of the past, he forges a friendship with Theo’s last boyfriend, Jackson. When Jackson begins to exhibit signs of guilt, Griffin suspects he’s hiding something and will stop at nothing to get to the truth about Theo’s death. But as the grieving pair grows closer, listeners will question Griffin’s own version of the truth – in terms of both what he’s willing to hide and what true love means

Goodreads | Amazon
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

My Review:

I decided to pick up History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera after reading a heap of reviews from other book bloggers that I follow. I am going to say that I am so glad that I did.

From the get go, I was hooked in the story and wanted to find out more. I will admit that I did find this book a bit depressing, but in a good way (as odd as that sounds!) I was needing to know what happened to Theo and what Jackson was hiding.

I really loved the writing style of this one. As I was getting the current happenings, the next chapter would be ‘history’ and I would discover what had happened in the past. In this way there were almost two stories, but they met in the middle and it all made sense at the end.

Character-wise, I adored Griffin. He was a boy who was battling with compulsions and his love for Theo even though Theo was with someone else. I really related to him throughout most of the story. I also didn’t find myself getting frustrated with characters in this book, which I really enjoyed.

Tom Picasso, who narrated History is All You Left Me did an amazing job. His voice was easy to listen to, and changed well with all the different characters. I enjoyed listening to him tell Griffin’s story!

I am really excited to read more books by Adam Silvera, as this was my first one! If any of you have suggestions as to which one I need to pick up next, please let me know in the comments below!!

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Thank you for stopping by to read my review of History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera!
Until next time, happy reading!

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August T.B.R

Hey Bookworms!

It is now August, and time to share with you the books I am going to be reading throughout the month! It is a big list, but I am hoping that I can get them done!

Still Listening to from July:

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To Read and Listen to in August:

 

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Told you it was a big list! I am hoping to get through these ones within the month, watch out for my reviews as I finish reading them 🙂

What are you all reading this month?? I would love to hear about it!

Until next time, happy reading!

k i m @ b o o k s a r e l o v e

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July Wrap-Up

Hey bookworms!

It is the beginning of August (not sure how that happened) and therefore it is time to run through my books from the month of July! 
I didn’t have the most successful reading month, but thats okay! Here is what I read:

Books Finished:

I See You (Audiobook) by Clare Mackintosh: Review | Goodreads
Dark Game by Rachel Lynch: Review | Goodreads
Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine: Review | Goodreads
Only the Innocent by Rachel Abbott: Review | Goodreads

Currently Reading & Listening to:

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Reading Challenge Update:

2018 goodreadsI have read 20/40 books so far so I am halfway there. However, Goodreads assures me that I am 3 books behind schedule, I am hoping that I can make that up in August! Fingers crossed!

 

 

library loveI am doing really badly with this challenge this year! I am only sitting on 2 out of my goal of 12 books! However, I am planning on rectifying this ASAP as tomorrow I am making a trip to the library ♥

 

2018 audiobook challengeAs of now I am sitting on 6 out of my goal of 10 so with some luck I will manage to reach this goal (and go over it I hope!) by the end of the year!

 

 

novel knights - teamAgain, I am not doing so well on this challenge, I have read three out of the 10 that I had hoped to read, will need to give this one my attention in the coming months thats for sure!

 

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Thank you for stopping by to check out what I got up to in July! I am hoping that August will be a better reading month for me and my challenges!!

Until next time, happy reading!

k i m @ b o o k s a r e l o v e

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