Full Circle by Regina Timothy

Full Circle by Regina Timothy 

Title - Full Circle 
Author - Regina Timothy 
Published - Dec '17
Publisher - Createspace Independently Published 
Genre - Contemporary Fiction 
Pages - 338
Price on Amazon - Paperback - £11.04 Kindle - £2.23
ISBN - 1981839437

Its eight years since 9/11 and Samia-Al-Sayyid has fled Iraq and is living a quiet life in New York. She has a seventeen-year-old son who she loves, a best friend called Susan and a job where she works hard. Perfect right? Wrong. One day her estranged brother who she left behind in Iraq turns up on her doorstep and all of a sudden her son is dead and accused of terrorism. A bomb he is accused off setting off killed her best friends son and her bosses husband. With no choice, Samia flees back to Iraq and has to face her past. She has now come full circle. 

At first, I didn't think this book was going to be for me, the more I read the more I found I enjoyed it. I found myself feeling real empathy for Samia. This book takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions, it makes you wonder how so much bad can happen to so few characters but that is life. 

This book is definitely a page-turner and even if like me you think it's not your type of book, give it ago you may just find yourself pleasantly surprised. 

Thank You to the author for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating -  Four out of Five Stars
Would I Read Again? - Yes
Would I Recommend? - Yes
Would I read other books by the same author? - Yes

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Cursed by Idabel Allen

Cursed by Idabel Allen

Title - Cursed 
Author - Idabel Allen
Published - March '17
Publisher - Lowbrow Literary 
Genre - YA 
Pages - 262
Price on Amazon - Paperback - £11.51 Kindle -£2.32 
ISBN - 194671805X

Now Ginny is older she has assured her parents there will be no more trouble at school, that means no more food fights and definitely no more trips to the heads office. Problem is Ginny has no intention of sticking to this promise. With new friend Carrie know as Chigger, the pair gets into trouble that not only threatens their friendship but their lives. 

This book is witty and fun right from start to end. An incredible story of friendship. Although this book is funny in parts it does touch on some very important and complex issues between parents and their kids. 

A story of how lady Godzilla (Ginny) decides to rescue a girl from a terrible curse and how she makes a new friend along the way. This book covers, friendship, strained parent-child relationships, family dynamics and is written in a witty way making it easier to read. 

Praise to the author. 

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Rating - Four out of Five Stars
Would I Read Again? - Yes
Would I Recommend? - Yes
Would I read other books by the same author? - Yes

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The Kings Peace by Kevin Hammond

The Kings Peace by Kevin Hammond 

Title - The Kings Peace 
Author - Kevin Hammond
Published - Oct '13
Genre - Sci-Fi, Fantasy 
Pages - 213
Price - Kindle - £2.28
ASIN - B00FP33780

When the king is killed in bed, black ships are seen on the horizon off the coast of Erenon. Nathanial arrives and is caught up in the quest to reach the southern gerrison. As war looms, the kingdom prepares to fight an unknown enemy. A fight for survival. 

I found this book to be a bit of a slow starter, but once it got going I found myself really getting interested, you find yourself really rooting for the characters as they make their way across terrible lands in there search for the truth. 

The characters are believable, likeable and provoke empathy within you. The main character is a regular flawed guy. The author hasn't tried to make him perfect and indestructible and as a result unbelievable. He is just a regular guy who takes on the task he is presented with, with integrity and honour. 

The writing technique is brilliant, as a reader you are drawn into this world inside the book, his descriptive text is just right allowing the book to flow and allowing the reader to be pulled deeper and deeper into the story. 

There is never a dull moment in this book.

Thank You to the author for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating - Five out of Five Stars
Would I Read Again? - Yes
Would I Recommend? - Yes
Would I read other books by the same author? - Yes

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Murder in Little Shendon by A.H.Richardson

Murder in Little Shendon by A.H.Richardson 

Title - Murder in Little Shendon
Author - A.H.Richardson 
Published - Aug '15
Publisher - Createspace Independent Publishing
Genre - Mystery, Cosy Mystery 
Pages - 256
Price on Amazon - Paperback - £9.62 Kindle - £1.94
ISBN - 1515283976

Little Shendon is a picturesque village, suddenly there is a murder, the local shopkeeper, a man who was unpopular throughout the village. Suddenly the whole village is suspects even the vicar and his wife. Everyone's under suspicion and being interviewed. As the investigation makes a slow progress fear grips the village and the question everyone is asking is who is the killer?

I found this book to be a real slow burner and must admit I found myself getting bored. I kept putting it down and picking it back up again. In the end, I gave up. I just found it didn't grab my attention and because of this, I was unable to finish this book.

Thank You to the author for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating - One out of Five Stars
Would I Read Again? - No
Would I Recommend? - No
Would I read other books by the same author? - Yes

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