Sometimes I lie, Alice Feeney – A Review. [SPOILERS]

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Aloha! I’m back with another book review and this time I’ve been reading Sometimes I lie by Alice Feeney. 

My overall rating of this book – 2 out of 5 stars. Again, I was intrigued by the book that promised twists and turns on every page, and the only reason I read this so quickly is that I was waiting for those twists and turns.

I felt that the promised twists and turns of this book only really came in the last few chapters or so, and in turn that made me get a bit lost, I had to re-read the last few chapters out of sheer confusion. 

I really didn’t enjoy this book, I felt the way it was set out, jumping between a diary, then and now, the lack of twists and turns and the sheer confusion at the end where absolutely NOTHING is cleared up and you’re left with far too many questions for a book of that size.

I really struggled to enjoy it 😦 Has anyone else read this book? Let me know what you thought in the comments!

E xx

The Child, Sebastian Fitzek – A Review. [SPOILERS]

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Hello my lovely followers!

I literally finished this book today on my lunch break at work, but I’ve only just got the chance to review it. Overall, 2 out of 5.

I was so excited by the premise of the book “My name is Simon. I’m 10 years old. I’m a serial killer” like okay book, you’ve piqued my interest I’m going to read you, you’re going to be the first book off my newly updated bookshelf and what a waste it was.

It started off well, I was really keen to read this, the premise had got me hooked and I wanted to find out how on earth Simon, a 10 year old kid was a serial killer… But then it just lost its way.

There were too many people brought into the story with absolutely zero back story or explanation, I mean, the ending just didn’t make any sense whatsoever in relation to who this “voice” was, I mean, no sense whatsoever.

The story lost its way part way through as well, it seemed to be about Simon, who went through regression therapy and thought that he was a serial killer, but then it suddenly turned into child trafficking and there was no explanation as to how it reached that point. It just seemed to jump without any reasoning.

For me, I was pulled in by this 10 year old who thinks he’s a serial killer, like COOL I’ve never read a story like that before, but then it just got too much. There were no links between parts of the book and the twists were just pulled out of thin air.

I feel like giving this book 2 out of 5 stars is stretching it, but I thought 1 star was a bit hard. It had potential, and if Sebastian Fitzek had stuck to the original idea then it could have been so much more, but sadly, it was not to be.

Have you read The Child? Let me know what you thought in the comments below!

Pet Semetary, Stephen King – A Review. [SPOILERS]

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Hello my wonderful followers!

I set myself a goal to read Pet Semetary before the new adaptation came out in England (I have a big thing about reading a book before I watch the film) and I’m so excited to say I finished it! And because I finished it, that means review time…

Overall I’d give Pet Semetary by Stephen King 4.5 out of 5 stars. In my opinion, not his best work, but pretty damn close.

In my head, I knew a vague idea of the story already, but nothing prepared me for actually reading it. I wanted to cry at certain points, but mostly, mostly it just really bloody scared me. 

Not only are the characters so well developed, to the point you feel you know them, but the scene is also set brilliantly when they’re actually visiting the Pet Semetary you feel as though you’re there with them, you can almost feel the wind on your face and see the stony soil as they’re digging it up.

Whilst the book didn’t come to the “main event” until about 80% in it didn’t once feel boring or too slow. And the last 80% was just a rollercoaster of emotions. I was not prepared at all for the twist – which goes to show King’s writing ability.

I personally thought Louis Creed was losing his mind, but then again his son had just died, he had dug him back up again and he’d just found his father figure and wife dead, but the twist, wooow. I was not prepared at all! I think once I read the twist and got my head around it, it made the book for me, which is why I gave it 9/10.

I really enjoyed Pet Semetary and I can’t wait to see how they portray it in the film, I think Ellie dies instead of Gage? So that will be an interesting take.

Have you read Pet Semetary? Let me know your thoughts below. 

Until next time! Xx