Books Read December 2016

REVIEWS

FREEKS

Amanda Hocking

A traveling carnival where the acts have supernatural abilities arrive at a new site and something doesn’t feel right. Something is playing with their senses and weakening their powers. When one camp member goes missing and another is attacked, the group start searching for answers… High danger, an unknown evil, supernatural secrets, and a romance to root for shape another brilliant book from Amanda Hocking. I loved the small town 80s setting, the bright lights of the carnival, and the abilities/acts of individuals in the group. A story bursting with imagination, memorable characters, and plenty swoon-moments. I’m a big fan!

MAFIOSA

Catherine Doyle

5 stars

Mafiosa is the final book in Catherine Doyle’s incredible Blood for Blood trilogy – a Romeo and Juliet meets The Godfather YA series of secrets, lies, unquestionable loyalty, feuding families, and forbidden love. And I’m not okay that it’s over! I fell back into the story with ease and familiarity. This was my favourite book in the series and such a terrific conclusion. I’ll miss Sophie, Millie, and the Falcones (one in particular!). I was glued to their journey from the start of Vendetta to the end of Mafiosa. This is the kind of book where one chapter is never enough, a series I will treasure and keep coming back to. I can’t recommend it enough.

ROSEBLOOD

AG Howard

RoseBlood takes the legend of the Phantom of the Opera and spins a new dark tale of music and desire. Set in a gothic boarding school in Paris, with mirrored walls and mysterious wildlife, Rune knows something else lurks in the shadows, watching her. As strange happenings await her at every turn, Rune starts looking into her family history, but she’s a part of something bigger than she realises. This is another highly unique and gorgeously creative story from AG Howard, where darkness and beauty collide. Fans of the Splintered series will love this new retelling.

Also read this month:

The Woman Next Door by Cass Green

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas 5 stars

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh 5 stars

(See all reviews on Goodreads here)