What a brilliant story! The synopsis caught my eye from the get-go, and the actual novel didn’t disappoint. I’m so pleased by Murder by Natural Causes 😀
#Book Review – House of Tudor: a Grisly History; M. Mayhew
What a brilliant book! While I love me some nonfiction goodies, I’ll admit it’s hard for them to make me go all oh, hey! They evoke awe with photography and polite interest with prose—a literary palate-cleanser? Mind-cleanser? Something like that. Still, hard facts and reality don’t go well with emotions, at least for me.
#Book Review – The Dressmaker’s Parcels; S. Stagni
I’m really sorry to say that The Dressmaker’s Parcels doesn’t live up to the hype.
#Book Review; A History of London County Lunatic Asylums & Mental Hospitals; E. Brandon
Oh dear. I went in with great expectations, which, my mistake. I should know better by now—I’m not really a green reader anymore, a cover doesn’t speak for the actual content of a book, and so on.
#Book Review – The Other Guest; H. Cooper
This is the book I dubbed as ‘Too Much’. Too much misplaced trust. Too much idealism. Too much time before the actual story starts. Just, too much all around.
#Book Review – Brides of Rome; D.M. Macleod
What a brilliant series (I think) I found! This first installment, called Brides of Rome, is full of promises and delights me to no ends—I already have the next two books on my Kindle, ready and raring.
#Book Review – Abandoned Train Stations; D. Ross
I have a soft spot for abandoned places and urbex; there’s nothing more fascinating—or decadent—than snapping away at a derelict asylum or at a factory that has been foreclosed years ago.
#Book Review – The Lightning-Struck Tree; M.S. Phillips
The Lightning-Struck Tree is the second book of a series called Along Time’s Edge; I reviewed the first one last week, and it was a solid hard sci-fi story from start to end. Here, however, Phillips does a 180° turn and picks different genres for Hel to—ah, experience?
TBR list – May
Spring is in full swing, and that means a deep-cleaning of my TBR list is in order, too.
#Book Review – Because Japan; A. Watson
Culture shock also seems to work through the pages of a book, especially when said book is well-written.