REVIEW: The Manhattan Project by Paul McNeive

The Manhattan ProjectTitle: The Manhattan Project by Paul McNeive
Pages: 320
Published by: Black and White Publishing
Publication date: 16 May 2019
Genre: Crime Thriller
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis: 

New York City is under attack.

Tsan Yohoto is CEO of Yamoura Pharmaceuticals, a multinational drug company. The atomic bomb at Hiroshima wiped out his family and he’s waited his whole life for revenge. Now, at last, the time is right. The target is New York and his chosen weapon is bioterrorism – invisible, deadly, undetectable. If he succeeds, millions will die and the American Dream will become its ultimate nightmare.

New York copy John Wyse knows the city streets inside out. When he’s assigned a brutal murder case down by the river, something doesn’t add up. As he figures it out, he can scarcely believe what he’s discovered. New York, gripped with fear, is descending into chaos. Can Wyse unravel the plot and save millions from catastrophe? And will anyone believe him about what’s happening before it’s too late?

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books featuring Mental Health

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you a post about books featuring mental health. Admittedly, I haven’t read many books that revolve around mental health but the few I’ve read I’ve really enjoyed and they have been some of my favourite reads. So I definitely need to find more books with this topic. Here’s my picks:

A World Without YouA World Without You by Beth Revis:

This was the first YA book I read about mental illness and I completely fell in love with the story. I thought it was such a captivating read and was told beautifully. I loved how the author combined mental illness with time travel and if you didn’t know Bo had a mental illness, you’d actually believe he really was a time traveller. That’s probably one thing I’d changed about this book because I think it would have had a bigger impact if it was revealed at the end that he is actually seriously ill and suffers from delusions. It’s heartbreaking how the girl he loves suffered from severe depression and committed suicide but he’s acting like she is still alive because he couldn’t live in a world without her. We also got to see how Bo’s illness affects his family, his sister in particular. Her whole life becomes overshadowed by her brother and everything revolves around him. But then his parents shut out his illness pretend he’s fine. It’s an incredibly moving story and I really can’t recommend it enough.

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FairyLoot Finale Collector’s Edition Unboxing!

Hey guys! I’m late to the party with this unboxing but I am really excited about all the items so I thought it was still worth sharing! My box shipped really late and then took four days to arrive which means that I, unfortunately, was spoiled for EVERYTHING. Very sad times but I think FairyLoot did a fantastic job with this box — there’s so many gorgeous items!

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Thankfully I have better pictures this time because it’s actually light outside when I get home from work now, yay!

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REVIEW: Warlock Holmes: The Sign of Nine by G.S. Denning (Warlock Holmes #4)

23E49F56-6330-4FC0-87B7-A38F4B0408EBTitle: Warlock Holmes: The Sign of Nine by G.S. Denning
Pages: 400
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 21st May 2019
Genre: Crime Thriller
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis: 

Warlock Holmes may have demons in his head, but now Dr. John Watson has a mummy in his bloodstream. Specifically that of the sorcerer Xantharaxes, who, when shredded and dissolved in a seventy-percent solution, produces some extremely odd but useful prophetic dreams. There’s also the small matter of Watson falling for yet another damsel-du-jour, and Warlock deciding that his companion needs some domestic bliss…

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REVIEW: Warlock Holmes: My Grave Ritual by G.S. Denning (Warlock Holmes #3)

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Title: Warlock Holmes: My Grave Ritual by G.S. Denning
Pages: 300
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 15th May 2018
Genre: Crime Thriller
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis:

As they blunder towards doom, Warlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson find themselves inconvenienced by a variety of eldritch beings. Christmas brings a goose that doesn’t let being cooked slow it down; they meet an electricity demon, discover why being a redhead is even tricker than one might imagine, and Holmes attempts an Irish accent. And, naturally, Moriarty is hanging around… in some form or other.

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The Spring Cleaning Book Tag!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you another book tag, yay! My lovely friend Kate tagged me to do this and I haven’t seen it before so I’m really excited to give it a go! Also it’s the perfect time to do it before summer starts, although we have already been having heatwaves so it feels like summer has already started!

The struggle of getting started: A book or series you struggle to begin because of its size

I really want to read this series because dragons (I honestly love them) but damn these books are so thick. They are actually the books on my TBR with the most pages according to Goodreads so that’s not scary at all! So many people have told me to read them but I just take one look at them and I’m like maybe one day but today is not that day.

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April 2019 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! I absolutely smashed it again this month. Don’t ask me how but I managed to read 10 books and 1 comic. I never read this many books in one month but lately I have been flying through my TBR! All the books I read were crime thrillers which were all vastly different from one another. I seem to be in a crime mood lately and I’m loving it! Here’s what I read in April:

The Puppet Show by M.W. Craven: This is the first book in a series and I don’t think I will be reading the second one. My favourite thing about this was the gruesome plot. It was absolutely horrifying as people were literally being burned alive at a stake and to make it even more chilling, it was all happening in prehistoric stone circles. Talk about unsettling! Sadly what let this book down was the characters. They were not likeable at all and they didn’t feel fully fleshed out. It felt like they were all missing something but I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it was. I also didn’t like the writing that much — it just wasn’t pulling me. I didn’t find the story engaging at all; I could have easily put the book down and not picked it back up. After hearing everyone raving about this I was sadly left feeling disappointed.

Lies by T.M. Logan: T.M. Logan has easily shot to the top of my list for authors to watch out for. We’ve all made split-second decisions and not really considered the consequences because usually it pays off. But what if it didn’t? What if your decision actually had dire consequences and your life is thrown into crisis? This is the situation Joe finds himself in after defending his wife from a family friend. From this moment on, his life will never be the same and he is forced to question whether he can really trust those closest to him. I loved this book so much! It was such a creepy and unsettling thriller, full of so many jaw-dropping twists! I was on the edge of my seat throughout and I didn’t see the ending coming at all. 

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