Review: Fool Moon

2020, REVIEW

Author: Jim Butcher
Series: Dresden Files #2
Pages: 401
Star Rating: ✪✪✪✪

Synopsis

I will give you the Synopsis for book one.

Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he’s the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. For the “everyday” world is actually full of strange and magical things—and most don’t play well with humans. That’s where Harry comes in. Takes a wizard to catch a—well, whatever. There’s just one problem. Business, to put it mildly, stinks.

So when the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with black magic, Harry’s seeing dollar signs. But where there’s black magic, there’s a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry’s name. And that’s when things start to get interesting.

Magic – it can get a guy killed.

My thoughts

This is the second book in the Dresden files series, which is a series that I am really enjoying. Harry Dresden is a crime fighting wizard which is a character I didn’t know I needed in my life.
He is a character I really enjoy and I haven’t enjoyed a character like this in a long time. He is so funny, especially when everything is  going wrong for him. I didn’t think the humour was there as much as in the first book I read but it was still there. I enjoyed the supernatural elements in this book and they were done in a way I hadn’t read before.
I love the way that crime fighting plus murder/mystery crime fighting is brought together and I think it is done really really well. I will definitely be continuing with this series which I think at the moment is now on book 16.

Here is my review for book 1 – Storm Front

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below if you have read this book

-Happy Reading
xoxo

Weekly Update

2020, updates

Hey readers…

Just thought I would do a weekly update on the books I have finished recently and the books I am currently reading. I am also going to link the blog posts I have wrote this week. Most of the reviews for these books will be up midway through November due to my backlog of reviews.

Books I have finished

I have finished three books this week. The first one was Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson. I gave this one 5 stars, I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed getting to know the characters more and I immediately wanted to pick up Oathbringer before I did this I decided to read Edgedancer. My review for this will be up November 11th

The second book I finished was The Haunting of Brynn Wilder by Wendy Webb. This wasn’t what I expected but it was still a good read. I gave this 4 stars and again the review will be up November 18th.

The last book I finished this week was Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson. This was a quick little read that broke up WOR and Oathbringer that gave a little more information on a character you briefly see in WOR. I will have the review on my blog for this on November 16th and I gave it 4 stars.

Books I am currently reading

I am currently reading Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson, I am reading this in physical and audio book. I am roughly 25% into this and I am enjoying it a lot. I am enjoying the back story we are now getting for Dalinar.

I have also started The Institute by Stephen King, I am not that far into this one and I am reading it on my Kindle. Because I am not that far into it I don’t yet have an opinion of the plot.

Blog Posts

I have two blog posts up on my blog this week.

Book Haul

If It Bleeds by Stephen King Review

Let me know how your reading went this week – what books have you recently finished?

-HappyReading
xoxo

If It Bleeds Review

2020, REVIEW

Author: Stephen King
Pages: 447
Star Rating: ✪✪✪✪

Synopsis

A collection of four uniquely wonderful long stories, including a stand-alone sequel to the No. 1 bestseller THE OUTSIDER. News people have a saying: ‘If it bleeds, it leads’. And a bomb at Albert Macready Middle School is guaranteed to lead any bulletin. Holly Gibney of the Finders Keepers detective agency is working on the case of a missing dog – and on her own need to be more assertive – when she sees the footage on TV. But when she tunes in again, to the late-night report, she realises there is something not quite right about the correspondent who was first on the scene. So begins ‘If It Bleeds’, a stand-alone sequel to the No. 1 bestselling THE OUTSIDER featuring the incomparable Holly on her first solo case – and also the riveting title story in Stephen King’s brilliant new collection. Dancing alongside are three more wonderful long stories from this ‘formidably versatile author’ (The Sunday Times) – ‘Mr Harrigan’s Phone’, ‘The Life of Chuck’ and ‘Rat’. All four display the richness of King’s storytelling with grace, humour, horror and breathtaking suspense. A fascinating Author’s Note gives us a wonderful insight into the origin of each story and the writer’s unparalleled imagination

My thoughts

I really enjoyed this book and thought the stories where good. I have a strange relationship with Stephen King books, I either love them and finish them really quickly or I take forever to get through them as they don’t grab me.
I bought this because of the short story for The Outsider.


Mr Harrigan’s Phone – This one was good and I thought a solid start to keep me gripped and wanting to read the other stories. It was about a lovely relationship between an older man and a younger boy, where both of them teach each other about life from their perspectives. I would of liked a little more in this one because of the relationship between them both.

The Life of Chuck – If I am being honest about this one it isn’t one I remember much about. From what I can remember it was about the world slowly dying. I would need a re-read of this one. I do remember finding it story which was thought-provoking but not one which sticks around.

If it bleeds – This is the reason I bought this book and I actually really enjoyed this. Holly Gibney is a character from the Mr Mercedes trilogy which is not something I have read but after reading this, it is now on my radar. I thought this was an interesting plot and a lot longer than the other short stories in this collections.

Rat – This one was my least favourite out of the entire book. It is about an author who is good at writing short stories but can not finish a full novel. It is his journey to finally writing his first full length novel. I didn’t really find it that interesting and found myself skim reading it towards the end. Overall I would recommend this book to people and I will definitely be picking up the Mr Mercedes trilogy in the future.

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below if you have read this book

-Happy Reading
xoxo

Book Haul

2020, Book Haul

Hey readers…

I have recently been purchasing a few books on my kindle rather than physical books due to the amount of space available in my current house. This book haul is from August to October, let me know if you have read any of these. I will link the goodreads page to the synopsis in the title of each book. Most of these books I have forgotten the synopsis of.

Jade City by Fonda Lee

I bought this book at the end of August after seeing it in a book haul on youtube – I can’t remember which booktuber – at the time I thought it would be something I would be extremely interested in and I am hoping to get to this soon.

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

I have read one book before from Brent Weeks and I flew through the book, the one I read was The Way of Shadows – here is my review for this book.

I have been looking at this book for a while in my local waterstones and I just hadn’t picked it up. I saw it was on sale for kindle and snatched it up right away.

The Skull Throne by Peter V. Brett

This is the fourth book in The Demon Cycle series. I have read the first book and I really enjoyed following the main character – I don’t currently have a review for the first book I am planning on re-reading it in the next few months.

The Institute by Stephen King

I think this will be the next book I am going to pick up after finishing my latest Ebook read. I have liked the books I have read of Stephen Kings and I am hoping this is also going to be something I enjoy as well.

The Binding by Bridget Collins

This is a book I have seen in quite a few places, it isn’t something I usually go and grab when I am picking books I want to read but I do like historical fiction which if I remember rightly is what this book is. I have seen lots of good things about it and looks forward to giving it ago.

Killing for Company: the case of Dennis Nilsen by Brian Masters

This is a non-fiction book about a serial killer from the UK. Dennis Nilsen in my opinion is an extremely awful man. I have watched numerous programs on him but didn’t know much about him as a person before he “became” a serial killer. I have recently finished this and will have a review up for it at some point this month.

The Haunting of Brynn Wilder by Wendy Webb

This book is due to be released on November 1st and I was lucky enough to get a copy on Kindle First for October. I have just finished this book and I actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would, it did have more romance in than I expected but it was done in a really good way. The ending surprised me and I did really like it. I will have a review up on the day of release so look out for that.

The Other People by C.J.Tudor

I have already read this one and I really enjoyed it. I picked it up as the synopsis grabbed my attention. I gave this 5 stars and my review will be up within the next month. I would recommend this to everyone and was the perfect book for an october read.

Rattle by Fiona Cummins

I bought this book because of the first two lines in the synopsis.

A serial killer to chill your bones

A psychopath more frightening than Hannibal Lecter.

I am hoping this lives up to my personal expectations for this. I haven’t heard of this book before but it seemed to have relatively good reviews on Goodreads.

The forgetting Moon by Brian Lee Durfee

This book is something I picked up solely on the fact that a booktuber made me do it. I was watching Alex Nieves recently book haul and he mentioned this author and this book, it sounded really good so I jumped straight onto Amazon and purchased it. I am hoping I like it and that I will get to it soon.

This is everything I have bought in the months of August through to October, no doubt there will be more by the end of the month.

Have you read any of these books let me know what you thought in the comment section below

-Happy reading
xoxo

Life update

2019

Hey Readers…

Just a quick little update to let you all know what has been doing on in my life for the past 2 months.

At the end of August me and my husband decided that to finally afford to move into our own house and save for the deposit, we have moved back into his mums house for around 1 year to get this money together so we did this in September.

We have finally moved in and settled so I am going to use the time I have to read as much as I can and to get back into a blogging habit now I have so much more free time and I am really looking forward to it.

I have a few reviews that I need to catch up on, these are:

  • Killing for company by Brian Masters
  • I’m a therapist, and my patient is going to be the next school shooter by Dr. Harper
  • Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien de Castell
  • Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
  • If It Bleeds by Stephen King

I am currently reading Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson and The Other People by C J Tudor. I am loving these books at the moment and should have reviews for these towards the end of the month.

Anyway thats the end of the update and I am glad to be back reading and getting back into a blogging schedule I can stick too.

-HappyReading
xoxo