Publisher: Gallery Books

Review: The Turn – Kim Harrison

Review: The Turn – Kim Harrison

The Turn was very enlightening on many points, even as it brought me to question many others. There is something so very special about The Hollows, and reading more about what actually happened prior to the action in the main series was quite thrilling! The reason why humans were so afraid of tomatoes, and what happened to make the paranormals come out, so to speak. The Turn was more than ‘just’ a way to explain the world and those living in it, though. True to form, Harrison painted some very vivid characters who evolved in a storyline that was well done and quite complicated. And there were some sightings of characters who were part of the series as well. Trisk […]

Posted 31 January, 2017 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Reviews / 8 Comments
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Review: Luck, Love and Lemon Pie – Amy E Reichert

Review: Luck, Love and Lemon Pie – Amy E Reichert

Luck, Love and Lemon Pie deals with what happens after years of a mostly happy marriage, when boredom sets in and the two people who were always there for each other start to grow apart. MJ and Chris have been married for 20 years, but for their 20th anniversary, Chris doesn’t show up at the restaurant for their celebration lunch. In fact, he’s playing poker and forgot all about MJ… Luck, Love and Lemon Pie starts pretty strongly , placing the reader firmly on MJ’s side, as she was having a whole meal alone, including the famous lemon pie Chris had always made for their anniversary in the past. Because Chris enjoyed his poker games at the local casino, MJ […]

Posted 30 November, 2016 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Reviews / 9 Comments
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Review: Sweet Ruin – Kresley Cole

Review: Sweet Ruin – Kresley Cole

Sweet Ruin continues the saga of the immortals who mostly haunt New Orleans, and I have to say that Rune and Josie’s story was both touching and sweet, with lots of action, and even more nostalgia. I’m not sure why I have kept Sweet Ruin hidden on my kindle for so long! But I’m very happy to have read it now – so that I’ll be ready to delve into Immortals After Dark #17 in January next year… This is a series with an extremely well done mythology, and I am always in awe when I read a new installment. The stories are also character-driven, with a solid story and an overall plot that spans over several books in the […]

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Review : The Woman in Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware

Review : The Woman in Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware

The Woman in Cabin 10 is a tightly written psychological thriller where part of the action happens on a small cruise boat… and it’s a chilling and sharp tale. Lo is one of those very flawed characters whom it’s impossible not to love. The Woman in Cabin 10 is a complex tale, where, after waking up to a burglar in her home, Lo gets the possibility to go on a luxury cruise for her work. Writing about how the rich and famous do vacation in the ice-cold waters off the coast of Norway. There’s a bit of a mystery surrounding Lo, she seems to be holding back -both in the narration and with her boyfriend whom she’s been with for […]

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Review: Relativity – Antonia Hayes

Review: Relativity – Antonia Hayes

Relativity is a gem! Ethan is an amazing tween, smart, open-minded and extremely attaching. His story is complicated, and filled with equal measures of heartache and hope. I didn’t really know what to expect when I started Relativity, such a strong, heart-wrenching story was not it, though. That’s what I got – Ethan was such a great main character to follow. He’s young, but very wise, and so smart! Some of the things he talked about went way over my head, but I still never felt stupid. Since he was a baby, Ethan has lived with his mom, Claire, and they have done really well for themselves. Even with Ethan’s problems – which in many ways won’t really be problems […]

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Review: What Was Mine – Helen Klein Ross

Review: What Was Mine – Helen Klein Ross

What Was Mine was a strong story, touching on a very difficult subject, made even more difficult because it followed the baby who was kidnapped, her biological mother, and the woman who raised her (after kidnapping her). There were a lot of things I really enjoyed in What Was Mine, and one of them was that the author actually managed to make me understand, and partly even feel sorry for, Lucy. After years of trying to get pregnant, Lucy’s husband decided their lives were just fine without a child, whereas Lucy continued to long for a baby with everything she had! This difference of opinion ended their marriage, and Lucy lived alone in their house in New Jersey for a […]

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Review: The Art of Sinning – Sabrina Jeffries

Review: The Art of Sinning – Sabrina Jeffries

The Art of Sinning is a delicious tale of forbidden love and attraction, made very tense because of the time it is set in, and I loved every look, pun and touch! My The Art of Sinning review: One of the things I love about historical romance novels is that the attraction between the hero and the heroine often has to be hidden, because women in those times weren’t supposed to actually be attracted to anyone. The tension between Jeremy and Yvette was strong from the start, and their verbal sparring made me almost squee with delight! The Art of Sinning unfolds like a flower in spring sunshine, a little hesitantly at first, then suddenly there is a full bloom […]

Posted 24 November, 2015 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Reviews / 22 Comments
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Review: The Drafter – Kim Harrison

Review: The Drafter – Kim Harrison

The Drafter is a fast-paced story, in a world I would never want to live in! Peri is a very strong character, but so many people are trying to take advantage of her, leaving her with less memories of who she is, and what she’s been doing. My The Drafter review: The Drafter shows how hard life is for Peri, and how much she has to trust her anchor to bring back the right pieces of her memory after a draft. The way she is able to shift time to change some details, and leave everyone apart from Jack none the wiser. When an assignment goes slightly wrong, she has lost memories of the pas six months, and she is […]

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Review: The Canterbury Sisters – Kim Wright

Review: The Canterbury Sisters – Kim Wright

The Canterbury Sisters is a tale of eight women, walking the Canterbury trail from London to the Cathedral in Canterbury, following in Chaucer’s steps, each sharing their stories, searching for redemption and a reason to keep on. My The Canterbury Sisters review: The Canterbury Sisters isn’t the first book about pilgrimage I have absolutely loved. I think that taking the time to go on a specific walk, think about our life, our choices, how to continue moving forward is something very special. And I would really like to do my own pilgrimage one day. Just to be away from the stress of daily life, away from electronics, one with myself and my thoughts and beliefs. It is something that definitely […]

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Review: Monday’s Lie – Jamie Mason

Review: Monday’s Lie – Jamie Mason

Monday’s Lie is a finely woven psychological thriller, where all the action happens through Dee’s eyes, the chilling, the doubting, the spying… My Monday’s Lie review: What was the most enjoyable to me in Monday’s Lie wasn’t the suspense, the waiting, the spying or Dee’s brilliant deductive mind, it was the writing! It’s so vivid, using different metaphors, daring to go a little outside the conventional boundaries of a psychological thriller to simply show the readers the changes in Dee’s life, through her own eyes. From the very start, I was captivated by Dee’s inner musing and recollections of various encounters, dialogues and places. Riveted to the screen of my kindle by the mystery unfolding, even when Dee didn’t want […]

Posted 12 February, 2015 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Reviews / 11 Comments
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