REVIEW: The Things We Learn When We’re Dead by Charlie Laidlaw

The Things We Learn When We're DeadTitle: The Things We Learn When We’re Dead by Charlie Laidlaw
Pages: 501
Published by: Accent Press Ltd
Publication date: 26th January 2017
Genre: Fiction
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis: 

Small decisions can have unintended consequences, but sometimes we get a second chance. 

On the way home from a dinner party she didn’t want to attend, Lorna Love steps into the path of an oncoming car. When she wakes up she is in what appears to be a hospital – but a hospital in which her nurse looks like a young Sean Connery, she is served wine for supper, and everyone avoids her questions.

It soon transpires that she is in Heaven, or on HVN. Because HVN is a lost, dysfunctional spaceship, and God the aging hippy captain. She seems to be there by accident. Or does God have a higher purpose after all?

At first Lorna can remember nothing. As her memories return – some good, some bad – she realises that she has decisions to make and that she needs to find a way home…

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July Wrap Up!

Hey guys! I managed to read 8 books this month and I am so flipping happy with myself! I’ve never read this many books in one month and kept at it! Not too long ago I was struggling to read 4 books in a month and now I’m reading double that! I know a lot of people can read 15 or 20 in one month but to read 8 for me is a massive achievement and I’m super happy with myself! I also read a variety this month and didn’t just stick to the usual YA fantasy or crime thriller. Here’s what I managed to read:

The Rose Society The Midnight Star by Marie Lu: It definitely doesn’t feel like I finished this trilogy this month, feels like I read it about 4 months ago instead! This month has been a weird one, it feels like it has dragged but at the same time I’m like how the hell is it August already?! I posted a mini review for this series and if you’ve read it then you’ll know I was disappointed with this trilogy. I thought the second book was the best as it went from strength to strength the more the story progressed but then the third book felt like it was taking a step back. It was so boring and so slow, there was no development and I just felt detached from everything. I’m not sure if I will keep these books or not because I doubt I’ll read it them second time. It just wasn’t for me really and every book just left me wanting more but it failed to deliver on that sadly.

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WWW Wednesday!

Hey guys! I realised before I started writing this that I haven’t done a WWW Wednesday post since January! That’s crazy! I thought I’d bring it back this week and give it a little love while I update you all on what I’ve been reading recently and my plans for the rest of the month! Lets get into it!

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words.

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To take part, all you have to do is answer the following questions:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

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Currently reading:

I was sent an ARC for review by the publisher, so big thank you to them! I absolutely love the cover, it’s so beautiful and it sounds really intriguing. I love the supernatural and I love crime thrillers, so two of my favourite things in one book is awesome! I’m honestly not very far in yet so I don’t have much of an opinion but my curiosity is piqued. So far it seems good though and I can’t wait to get further in. I’m definitely interested in the supernatural side of the story. It’s only 250 pages so hopefully I’ll finish it over the next couple of days and have a review up for it soon!

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July TBR!

Hello! I kind of crashed and burned in June as I only managed to read three books. I didn’t manage to read every book on my TBR, so I’ll be carrying those over for this month. I’ve also picked some extra ones, hopefully I’ll be able to read them all! Here’s what I plan on reading:

The Midnight Star by Marie Lu: I’m glad I didn’t call it quits on this trilogy because the second book was a lot better than the first. Adelina is almost a completely different person and her actions are a lot darker and more disturbing. I’ve really loved the turn this series has taken and I can’t wait to see how it all ends!

The Things We Learn When We’re Dead by Charlie Laidlaw: This was very kindly sent to me by the author and I’ll be reading it as soon as I finish The Midnight Star. It sounds like it will be a really refreshing and interesting read!

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June Book Haul & Wrap Up!

Hey guys! I am combining my book haul and my wrap up post for this month because I had a terrible reading month. I have also been horrible for posting on my blog this month and I am truly sorry about that! I have hardly posted anything, it’s so bad. June has not been a good month for me in general but I’m feeling slightly better now, so hopefully I can read and post more in July!

Book haul:

 

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter: This was literally £2.99 in Sainsbury’s! I couldn’t believe how cheap it was and immediately snatched a copy up. I have seen lots of amazing reviews for this so I can’t wait to read it now!

The Things We Learn When We’re Dead by Charlie Laidlaw: This was very kindly sent to me for review by the author and he actually signed it as well! That was such a lovely surprise and there was a cute little bookmark included as well. It sounds like a book I’d really like and the plot definitely seems unique! I’ll be reading this in July so keep an eye out for my review!

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