'The Flower Arranger' is one of the books I should've read and reviewed a long, long time ago. I was supposed to be a part of the blog tour around the publication, and I cannot emphasize enough how ashamed and sorry I am that I couldn't even think about it at the time. I couldn't even write an email about not doing it. I'm so sorry! I hate that this past year was so chaotic that I couldn't even do a blog tour for them, even if I agreed to it very much in advance. On the other hand, I'm not 100% sure that my review would have suited a promotional tour. It's not really a bad one, but to be honest, not completely a good one, either. 'The Flower Arranger' has a fairly good promise as a debut novel, but it fell a bit flat for me. Or my expectations were too high, who knows. Anyways, here's my review.
‘In Your Silence’ by Grace Lowrie
I must start this review with an enormous apology to both the tour organizer and the author. I was supposed to post it as part of a blog tour WEEKS ago... I thought I did, too, but since it was my hiatus, and my head was filled with everything life (and death... and also, work. A lot of work.) , I didn't check it properly. Turns out, it went out completely blank. Unfortunately I only noticed it days later, in between two shifts, and I only had time to take it down... I couldn't review it until now. Now, before anyone freaks out: I do not think that this was a real wordpress problem. I had troubles with my internet connection at the time, I used my smartphone to write posts, and what supposedly happened is that my phone lost the connection when the post should have been saved online, and... well, it wasn't. I didn't notice it because I was in a hurry. I'm very sorry about all this... (This happened with a couple of other posts two. They come later again...) So, let's talk about the book now!
Blog Tour: ‘The Repenting Serpent’ by Wes Markin
Hey everyone, I'm not at all ready to come back right now (I stick to the beginning of July with that), and I'm crazy behind with my reading... But what I promise, I promise, and I agreed to do this blog tour, so... Here it is! My review & blog tour post for the second novel by the super talented Wes Markin!
‘Little Darlings’ by Melanie Golding
I've seen so many reviews of this book I can't even count! It seems like everybody has been reading 'Little Darlings', Melanie Golding's debut novel. I had no idea this was gonna be such a hit when I requested it months ago, but now I'm very happy I did (and got approved), because now I feel like I'm part of the conversation! 😀 This book really has a unique touch added to its thrillery-horrory basics, and though because I had to stop reading it several times because life was happening, I enjoyed it very much and it sucked me in right away every time I got back to it.
‘The Mother-in-Law’ by Sally Hepworth
I know a lot of you have already read this book (especially since in Australia - where it's also set - it was published earlier this year) and if I can believe Goodreads, many of you want to read it in the (near?) future. I only saw very few bad ratings/reviews, everybody seems to be liking it, so I was very excited to get to it myself!
Blog Tour: ‘One Last Prayer for the Rays’ by Wes Markin
This is my stop in the blog tour for 'One Last Prayer for the Rays', and I have to tell you that I'm so excited about this book! Of course, I expected it to be good, otherwise I wouldn't have wanted to participate in the tour, but it was absolutely great! I enjoyed it very much. And that's pretty much to say, because when I started reading I wasn't even in the mood for reading a thriller (I just had to do it for the tour, because for some unexpected reasons, I didn't have time later), and guys, I am a huge mood-reader! This book managed to get me in the mood for reading its kind, and that's a huge achievement. So, here it is: this is my blog tour post of a 5-star rated book! 😉
Blog Tour: ‘Revenge on the Rye’ by Alice Castle (+International! Giveaway)
Hey guys! 🙂 This is my stop on the 'Revenge on the Rye' blog tour! I haven't yet read any other book of this series (this is the fifth book), but it was absolutely enjoyable to read in itself. I still decided to read the other four books. And that must mean something good, right? … Continue reading Blog Tour: ‘Revenge on the Rye’ by Alice Castle (+International! Giveaway)
‘Slay Bells: A Christmas Village Mystery’ by T.C. Wescott
My second book by T. C. Wescott, and one in holiday spirit! I was so excited to read it a week before Christmas. Huge mug in my hand, hot beverage to drink, snow falling outside... it was PERFECT!
BLOG TOUR: ‘Can You Hula Like Hilo Hattie?’ by Tyler Colins
What better there is in a terrible, cold, wet weather (when all day seems to be evening and you can't decide if the thing falling from the grey clouds is rain or snow) than taking a journey into a mystery novel set in sweet and fun Hawaii? Well, I can think of a lot of things that are great to do, but this was definitely one of them!
‘Sherlock Holmes and the Glad Game’ by Matt Ferraz
If you're familiar with the classic children's novel 'Pollyanna', you know very well what the so-called 'glad game' is. (I wasn't...embarrassingly I had to look it up...) If not, I'll tell you in a nutshell: it's making yourself think of something you can be glad about, even in the worst of situations. It's basically thinking positive... it's a game of optimism. So when I read the title and the description of 'Sherlock Holmes and the Glad Game' (and then went and read about who this Pollyanna girl is...) I knew that I must read a book where Sherlock meets this game and this girl! Cynical, rational Sherlock and naive, optimist Pollyanna interact...? It must be hilarious!