Top Ten Tuesday – Authors I’ve read the most books byūüďö

Hey guys welcome back to my blog! It’s Tuesday (7th July already?!) which means it is time for Top Ten Tuesday! Currently hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and is a weekly post, born out of the want to bring us bookish people together!

This weeks topic is top 10 authors that I’ve read the most books by, but I’ve decided to do as many as I can, I might get to 10 (or I might not) I’m going to look back through my Goodreads and total my reviews for certain authors haha.

1 – J K Rowling. I’ve read all 7 Harry Potter books, the 3 Hogwarts Library books and The Casual Vacancy.

2 – Stephenie Meyer. I’ve read the 4 Twilight saga books and The Host and I will be reading Midnight Sun when it’s released. (WOOOOOP!)

3 – Thomas Harris. I have read all 4 of the Hannibal Lecter book series.

5 – Roald Dahl. I’ve read his 15 book collection, numerous times! I still have the boxset in the loft, a bit battered and faded but I’m saving them for when I have my own little ones!

6 – Dan Brown. I have just (as in the start of June) completed Origin which means I have read every book of his!

7 – Rick Riordan. I’ve read the first 5 of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, I want to do a reread at some point but the other books on my TBR list will screech at me if I do that lmao.

8 – Piper Lawson. I’ve read 4 of her books so far and enjoyed every single one, they were all amazing.

9 – Stephen King. I’ve lost count now of how many books of his I’ve read, I had ones from before I started blogging and using Goodreads too.

10 – Adam Nevill. Someone I didn’t find until the last year or so but so far I’ve enjoyed!

That was easier than I thought actually to find 10 authors I’ve read multiple books of, here was me thinking I’d struggle. Let me know if you’re taking part in TTT so I can check out your post too.

Em xxx

Before You Wake, Adam Nevill – A Review. [SPOILERS].

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Aloha and welcome to my blog! I have another review here for you that (shock horror) has been sat here since January 5th when I actually read this book – I’m a review hoarder soz. If you hadn’t guessed from the title I’m reviewing Before You Wake by Adam Nevill which is a collection of 3 short stories.

Overall rating 4 out of 5 stars.

Short story number 1 and 2 were what pushed me to give this book such a high rating, whereas short story 3 was a bit meh.

The Angels of London (short story 1) creeped me out so badly, I felt like I was being watched when I read it. As the tension grew you started to feel more and more sorry for the main character, only be to thrown a HUGE curveball at the end… Oh and it reminded me of that Dr Who episode with the weeping angels, GRIM.

Short story 2 was Always in our Hearts. I thought I’d figured out this one as I was going along, feeling a bit smug with myself, only to be completely wrong. Another twist was coming our way and I did not expect this one – it shocked me.

Lastly, Hippocampus was my least favourite and the reason why this book didn’t get 5 stars. I felt compared to the other two short stories this one was meh. I get it was a short story so wasn’t going to be super long but it felt rushed and I felt there could have been more.

On the whole, with books like this I like to be scared, or shocked, or creeped out and this certainly ticked all of those boxes for me. Whilst I would have liked a deeper aspect to the third story, they all certainly had a disturbing edge to them.

If you’ve read Before You Wake let me know so we can discuss it!

Em xxx

Banquet for the Damned, Adam Nevill – A Review. [SPOILERS]

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Two reviews in two days, you lucky lot!! And I’m back again with my second read by Adam Nevill. So, if you hadn’t guessed from the title I’ll be reviewing¬†Banquet of the Damned…¬†

My overall rating of this book is: 3.5 out of 5 stars.

I did really enjoy this one, I felt the theme, the setting, the characters were all really well introduced and evolved. The tone was set from even reading the title of the book, but instead of jumping straight into the terrors that lay within it gave a backstory Рsomething that pleased me greatly! 

Banquet of the Damned (without giving too much away!) was scary at points,¬†it’s very hard to scare me, I do not scare easily haha,¬†and I did go to bed feeling just a little creeped out. The link to the night terrors helped it feel more real for me.

On the whole, it was a really good book, though I did skim read parts that I felt were irrelevant to the story, hence the 3.5 stars rating.

Have you read Banquet of the Damned? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Em xx

Apartment 16, Adam Nevill – A Review. [SPOILERS]

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Hello everyone what is up and welcome back to my blog! Welcome to my new followers, I hope you enjoy what you see…

Today, as you can see from the title I’ll be reviewing¬†Apartment 16¬†by¬†Adam Nevill.¬†This was a book that came free on my Kindle library, I was really keen to read this as it branded itself as being paranormal and spine tinglingly scary.

My rating –¬†3 out 5.¬†

I actually finished reading this book and just went “what the hell have I just read” it was¬†bizarre.¬†Parts of it really creeped me out, and I did feel scared, however, the rest of the book was just strange.

There were aspects (I can’t say too much without giving anything away) that weren’t fully explained, or expanded upon properly and that left me feeling a bit empty. Other parts seemed to be started and then never finished, lost at a point in the book never to be written about again… It didn’t really feel as though it concluded for me and that disappointed me.

Have you read Apartment 16? Let me know what you thought in the comments below! Em xx