The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling Publisher: HarperVoyager Publication date: 16 May 2019 Genre: Science fiction Page count: 432 pages Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars My spooky October reading continues with the tense sci-fi thriller, The Luminous Dead. I was so curious about this one because I wasn't sure what to expect -- was … Continue reading Book Review: The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling
I read and really enjoyed Lucy's first novel, The Hunting Party, and was really excited to read more thrillers from her. There's something about her 'rich, awful people doing awful things and having awful things happen to them' plots that I absolutely love -- they're so deliciously dark and compulsively readable.
I went on a big crime novel binge in October and The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake was one of the books I picked up. I adore the author as a person, having met her a couple of times at events like YALC, and this was the perfect time to pick up her latest book. I was absolutely delighted by this fantastic, twisty YA Nordic thriller.
I hadn’t read much YA crime, however Truly Devious got me interested in the genre and I devoured a ton of it in October. One of the books I read during this binge was One of Us is Lying, one of the most popular books in this genre. Having heard so many mixed opinions on it, I was super curious to see what the story was. One of Us is Lying is a delightfully twisted tale that reads like The Breakfast Club, but with more murder.
Despite the fact that it hasn’t been released yet, you may have already heard buzz about The Silent Patient. Set to be one of the biggest thriller debuts of 2019, this book has so much hype surrounding it already. I can’t claim to be an expert on the thrillers, but I absolutely love reading them and find that a great thriller can be one of the most rewarding reading experiences for me. So did The Silent Patient live up to the hype?
It is Bank Holiday Eve, you guys! Although we are guaranteed to not have nice weather here in the UK, I’m still looking forward to three days of books, doggies, and family. Scottish Fiance and I are off to my parents’ house and I seriously cannot wait. Is it 5pm yet?
I won’t lie, I was initially interested in Adrift because of the exceptional cover. I'm really happy to have stumbled upon this book (and its beautiful cover) because it was exactly what I needed. I’ve been craving good thrillers recently, and this sci-fi thriller was the perfect summer page turner.
It’s Friday and I’m wondering where all the warm weather from last week has gone. Is British summer already over? Say it isn’t so! It's pouring rain here, which means it's perfect reading weather at least.
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is the debut novel by Stuart Turton. I had been seeing fabulous reviews for this book all across social media, and was lucky enough to snag a copy via NetGalley. I had heard it pitched as ‘Groundhogs Day’ meets ‘Gosford Park’ and I was immediately sold. Not knowing much else about the book, I dove straight in.
I had never read any of E. Lockhart’s other books, although I keep hearing praise for We Were Liars, but Genuine Fraud looked absolutely fascinating. I didn’t really know what to expect.