January Book Review Round Up

I do love my holiday reading! I don’t take on many review books over the Christmas/New year break to give myself a chance to work through “the pile”. This month’s selection was a combination of review books, presents and personal purchases, hence the variety of genres.

*****         “The Dandelion Clock” by Sarah Key

****1/2    “The Vintage Tea Party Book” by Angel Adoree

****1/2    “Essential Horror Movies: Matinee Monsters to Cult Classics” by Michael Mallory

***1/2    “The Greatest Books You’ll Never Read: Unpublished masterpieces by the world’s greatest writers” by Professor Bernard Richards

***1/2    “Wild Card Run” by Sara Stamey

****        “Courtyard Kitchen” by Natalie Boog

***1/2    “John Hughes: A Life in Film” by Kirk Honeycutt

****        “The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine” by Alexander McCall Smith

****        “1001 TV Series you must watch before you die” by Paul Condon and Steve Moffatt

 

Sunshine

 

First 5* review of 2016 – “The Dandelion Clock” by Sarah Key

Spring Equinox is almost upon Cape Town and someone is killing homeless women. In fact two people are; an inept contract killer and a deranged pyscho, who has made a pact with a demon. Will the group of friends (a psychic nursing student, a carefree nanny, a rock singer and a rich anorexic) be able to deal with their personal issues and pull in enough favours to help save homeless woman Helene.

Well written, good pacing, great female characters and a captivating story. I am really looking forward to the next book in the series. If you are keen to read more by this author, get yourself a copy of “Tangled Weeds” – a review is on the 2015 page.

Suitable reading for a mature audience – contains some violence, realistic situations, and supernatural themes which some may find distressing.