Here's a little round up of what I've read this month. I'd love to know what you are currently reading. I have recently joined the website goodreads.com which is amazing! You can link up with me to share what you are reading, username: All about a Mummy.
Falling by Emma Kavanagh
A murder, a plane crash, a loveless marriage, two grieving families and four people with something to hide. Written by a former police psychologist, this book weaves a story between two seemingly unrelated events slowly building connections leading to a devastating revelation.
I read this after a recommendation last month from Muttering Mummy and I was not disappointed. It is very clever and I am amazed it is a debut novel. I read it on my kindle app over three night feeds. My only slight disappointment was that I guessed the twist a little earlier than I'd like but that didn't stop me enjoying the book and I look forward to Emma's next novel. Highly recommended.
Alone the first book in The Girl in the a Box series by Robert J Crane
Sienna Nolan is 17 and hasn't left her house since she was 5. Her mother has kept her prisoner, locking her in a metal box when she steps out of line. One day her mother leaves for work and doesn't return. Two men break into the house and Sienna discovers she has extraordinary powers. She escapes but is pursued by more than one agency whose motives are not clear. What is she? Who is her mother? And who are these people trying to catch her?
I picked up the first three books in this series free from the Kindle store but there are about seven books in total. It is a bit of an odd one. It mirrors the Xmen and Heroes themes of genetic mutation, producing humans with unique capabilities, in this case 'meta humans'. I am enjoying it but the writing isn't amazing, the concept isn't particularly original and I can't stand the whiny teenage protagonist. So I should be hating it, but I'm not and I'm quite drawn into the next book to see how the plot develops (and if the lead gets any less whiny).
City of Glass the third book in The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare.
Oh my goodness I am struggling with this series and it has taken me over 3mths to get through this book! The storyline is quite compelling; demons exist and plague the earth. A race of half human, half angels called Shadowhunters protect the human race and keep the secret of the underworld hidden from the world. Vampires, werewolves and fairies (Downworlders) walk among us in a fragile accord with the Shadowhunters but when one rogue Shadowhunter tries to eliminate the Downworlders the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
So we have a compelling storyline but the writing is absolutely dreadful! The characters are constantly telling each other to 'shut up' and the dialogue is atrocious. I put the book down several times in annoyance and vowed never to pick it up but curiosity got the better of me and after a few weeks I reluctantly tried again.
There are three more books to complete the series. I don't know if I can cope with reading the rest but I may give it a go.
On my kindle app I am currently reading My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell which is our latest Book Club read.
Also on my Kindle app I am reading Untouched the second book in The Girl in the Box series by Robert J Crane
In paperback I'm reading The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty