Book Reviews: August Reading Round-up

For a number of different reasons, I didn’t manage to blog many of my book reviews last month, so I have decided to do a round-up instead. I read five books to complete the Aussie Winter Reading Challenge: The Good Daughter by Honey Brown (Mystery): Rebecca Toyer and Zach Kincaid each live …

Book Review: Vigil by Angela Slatter

Vigil wasn’t at all what I was expecting, but I was pleasantly surprised. The story takes place in a modified version of Brisbane which has both the normal human elements as well as those of the Weyrd. It follows Verity’s investigation into the Weyrd’s involvement in the disappearance of normal human children, including a more personal element, and becomes more complex with added layers of intrigue as the novel progresses.

Book Review: A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald by Natasha Lester

Evie is a woman after my own heart, chasing her dreams and doing whatever she can to make them come true. She also happens to fall in love with a man she doesn’t expect to, and it’s not love at first sight either. I enjoyed the fact that Evie had to work a second job in order to pay for her medical studies and her life. Thomas is the perfect man for her, and it’s easy for the reader to fall in love with him too. In fact, each character is brilliantly written, and there are so many who give the world a real-life feel.

Book Review: The Dry by Jane Harper

The dry starts off with a great hook: the suicide murder committed by Luke as a result of the drought affecting Kiewarra. At the funeral, Falk is clearly seen to be some kind of outcast, and it’s not long before we find out why. He is reunited with old friends and enemies, and the plot quickly thickens, especially when he meets with Sergeant Raco.

Book Review: Jasper Jones

Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey Publisher:  Allen & Unwin Publication Date: 23rd November 2016 Genre: Mixed – YA / Mystery Late on a hot summer night in 1965, Charlie Bucktin, a precocious and bookish boy of thirteen, is startled by an urgent knock on the window of his sleep-out. His visitor is …