My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh 9/10 – This was a really wonderful book. It dealt with some really dark subject matter, but did so in a really intriguing, original, and respectful way. This is up there with my favourite books of the year, I’m glad I read it. It took all of my willpower not to flip to the end to see what happened, and I think I should be commended for my restraint! Thankfully, it was worth the wait.
Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberley McCreight 7/10 – This was another book that dealt with dark and serious subject matter, but did it incredibly well. It took me a while to get through this book, but once again I managed to resist turning to the end to see what the mystery reveal was. Go me. This was a really good book, albeit with a bit of sadness surrounding it due to an event that occurs at the beginning of the story. Worth checking out.
Say Her Name by James Dawson 5/10 – I was in the mood for something fun and easy to read after the previous two books, and this fit the bill perfectly. It was a nice balance of spooky and fun, and it put me in the mood to watch a horror movie for the first time in about 100 years. If you’re in the mood for an easy YA read with a bit of fright factor before Halloween arrives, this could be what you’re looking for.
The Girl With A Clock For A Heart by Peter Swanson 3/10 – I was eagerly anticipating reading this book, having been a huge fan of Peter Swanson’s ‘The Kind Worth Killing’, but unfortunately this paled in comparison. I couldn’t get into the story, and I had to push myself to finish it. A bit of a shame, really.