Abra-Cadaver, Matt Drabble – A Review.

Hello fellow book lovers and bookworms, I’m very excited to bring you my review of Abra-Cadaver by Matt Drabble (you can see the synopsis here on Goodreads).

Overall rating – 4 out of 5 stars.

WOOOOOW, this book was a wild ride that I absolutely loved! Straight away I was hooked into this book, and I could not put it down.

Everything about this book from the premise, to the characters, to the writing, to the actual plot itself and the chapters I thoroughly enjoyed, although there were a couple of little niggles, hence my 4 star rating.

When you first start reading we are introduced to our characters 24 years ago, which is great as we got to see the full background of the story through their own eyes. These first few pages absolutely packed a punch and set up for what would become a truly brilliant and clever book.

Character wise, we stick with the same handful throughout the whole story, and while they weren’t the most inventive characters and they retained a lot of their childhood traits they were certainly likable enough.

One thing I did enjoy is how they all seemed to slip back into those childhood roles once they got back together, it cleverly set up for a lot of the later story.

The book itself was written in 3rd person, which I enjoyed as it meant we got a chance to see Great Cosmos X from various points of view, and how he was perceived by each character.

While at points it was a predictable and slightly sloppy story, the introduction of the “magic tricks” used by Great Cosmos X within his wicked games were an original and clever twist on the story.

It did get better though and from about 77% through I literally could not stop reading, it took a complete twist that I wasn’t expecting and completely turned the book on it’s head – I could not put the book down, I needed to know what was going on!

On the whole, Abra-Cadaver was a really good book, I thoroughly enjoyed it and while some aspects were predictable or sloppy, others were completely original and brought something new to the story.

Let me know if you’ve read Abra-Cadaver and what you thought!

Until next time, Em xxx

Top Ten Tuesday – My 10 most recent reads.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This weeks topic is the last 10 books you read, which thanks to my handy notebook I was easily able to list off to you!

1 – Thirteen by Steve Cavanaugh. I actually really didn’t rate this one, which is disappointing as I’d heard really good things about the author.

2 – Cinderella is Evil by Jamie Campell. This was short but definitely packed a lot in, I enjoyed reading this one.

3 – His & Hers by Alice Feeney. I’m in two minds about this, it might take a while to write my review!

4 – Abra-Cadaver by Matt Drabble. I was pleasantly surprised by this one and I definitely enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

5 – Chopping Spree by Angie Sylvaine. This is one of my favourite reads of the year!

6 – I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll. This was another really good book that I’m glad I picked it up to read.

7 – All Of Me by Leeanna Morgan. Oh my gosh, this was just the sweetest story, it melted my ice heart.

8 – Silent Crime by W.L.Knightly. I haven’t quite come to terms with how I feel about this book yet…

9 – Guilty Crime by W.L.Knightly. This one is definitely better than the first but I feel like I have whiplash from trying to keep up!

10 – Hidden Crime by W.L.Knightly. I’m glad I stuck with this series, but I’m still trying to process everything that has happened, oh my gosh.

I will have full reviews of these books up on my blog in the coming weeks so please keep your eyes open to see them!

And finally, let me know if you’re taking part in TTT so I can check out your post.

Until next time, Em xxx