The Holiday by T M Logan – read the synopsis here.
Overall rating – 4 out of 5 stars.
I was really split on how to rate this one, as parts of it I loved and enjoyed so much, but then other aspects it just felt really false and it became a bit of a slog to read.
I also guessed partway through the book the main plotline, not the specifics but I pretty much guessed the overarching story. And that was a real bummer, because then it felt like every page I read that wasn’t bringing that part of the story to a conclusion was dragging the story out.
However, I couldn’t get enough of the characters… It was as if the author had thought up as many differing personalities as possible and shoved them all into a bottle of coke and let them EXPLODE! They were excellent, so well written and so developed considering the sheer number of them within the story.
And the one thing I really enjoyed was how the characters had history, it felt like it added another layer to the story.
The atmosphere and intrigue did save me from becoming overly bored with the story, although it definitely got to the point where I was just reading to find out what happened…
I did rate it 4 stars though because overall, I really enjoyed reading The Holiday. It was very much a welcome escapism that had a different angle to books I’d read previously and really worked it’s way into my head with the NEED to know what was going on.
Hi friends! Just a quick something different from me today! I wanted to showcase these absolute GEMS that I have recently picked up from local charity shops. (Feat my cat who wanted to help me).
All but one of these were books I’m actively looking for/adding to my wishlist/hoping that people will buy me for my birthday or Christmas but I am super excited to read them all!
I have recently purchased:
The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (this was a bargain, it was only 50p)
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis (would you believe me if I said I only watched the film of this like 8 months ago, I had been meaning to watch it forever and it was on Netflix so I thought why not – it was amazing)
My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithewaite (I actually let my mom read this before I did and she really enjoyed it so!)
The Strings of Murder by Oscar de Muriel (can’t lie to you friends, I only picked this up because I liked the spine and the cover)
The Holiday by T.M.Logan (now this is the one that I was actively searching for when I went into shops! I’m really excited to start this one as it’s been on my list for ages)
I am actively searching for some other books too, and I’m always checking charity shops as I love the feel that a pre loved book has.
I constantly have my phone open with my to buy shelf on Goodreads whilst I’m searching high and low for new books to bring to their forever home!
And there you have my most recent charity shop purchases. Let me know if you’ve read any of these books and what you thought, I’d love to hear your opinions.