All posts tagged: Twisted

A Twisted Tale

Having finally received a copy of TWISTED, by Steve Cavanagh, and having managed to avoid any reviews and opinion, I sat down last night to read. I groaned. I fidgeted. And I moaned out loud. So much so that my Other Half asked what was wrong. I rolled my eyes toward the ceiling and said I was bored. B O R E D! Yes, all in CAPS! I managed to read a whole 102 pages before I stuck my bookmark in and gave up, and went to bed muttering. Why? The two main characters of Paul and Maria are not only boring, but unsympathetic on any level. The story, such as it is—given all the hype we’ve had—lead us to believe this was going to be Cavanagh’s “best” book yet. Has, in fact, been a tedious struggle. The prose is flat and the situation these two MCs find themselves in, well, quite frankly, is beyond dull. Reading it is like watching paint peeling off a wall. You keep waiting for something, anything, to happen. It …

WWW Wednesday #5

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words! All you have to do is answers the following three questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? Currently Reading Well, actually, I’m not currently reading anything. But I am planning on starting BLINDSHOT by Québec author, Denis Coupal, tonight. It’s a thriller set in Québec which should be fun. Just Finished I finished reading THE WOO-WOO by Lindsay Wong, last week, which I really struggled with. It was the wrong kind of read for me—a memoir about a dysfunctional family, but I didn’t like the flippant way the author treated her mother’s mental illness. It was all a bit crass. Up Next I’m looking forward to one of three (maybe 4) books, THE KINGDOM OF THE BLIND by Louise Penny is my first choice, followed by US AGAINST YOU by Fredrik Backman, and then there’s the tenth book in the Flavia de Luce series, THE GOLDEN TRESSES OF THE DEAD, by …

My April Reading Plan

Yes, there’s a plan. There’s always a plan. But sometimes, the plan doesn’t always work out, and then? You need a Plan B. Doesn’t everyone have a plan B? And … eh, where was I going with this? Oh, yeah, the books I’m planning on reading in April, since March was such a bust. My books from Indigo arrived yesterday and, when I took them out to look at the covers, I discovered they all feature water. Either the sea or a lake, and all stormy looking … hmm! Anyway, here’s my proposed list having already finished THE LIAR: KINGDOM OF THE BLIND by Louise Penny THE GOLDEN TRESSES OF THE DEAD by Alan Bradley US AGAINST YOU by Fredrik Backman RESURRECTION BAY by Emma Viskic THE DARK LAKE by Sarah Bailey SALT TO THE SEA by Ruta Sepetys TWISTED by Steve Cavanagh And you, what reading, if anything, do you have planned, or will you just wing it?

WWW Wednesday

Welcome to WWW Wednesday, a meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words in which you answer three simple questions about what we’re reading: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? What I am currently reading: I picked up a copy of THE PHANTOM TREE by Nicola Cornick yesterday, only to discover that it’s book 2 (typical) in a series. But, what the hell, so far, it’s been an interesting read. Browsing antiques shops in Wiltshire, Alison Bannister stumbles across a delicate old portrait—supposedly of Anne Boleyn. Except Alison knows better… The woman is Mary Seymour, the daughter of Katherine Parr who was taken to Wolf Hall in 1557 as an unwanted orphan and presumed dead after going missing as a child. The painting is more than just a beautiful object from Alison’s past—it holds the key to her future, unlocking the mystery surrounding Mary’s disappearance, and the enigma of Alison’s son. But Alison’s quest soon takes a dark and foreboding turn, as …

Top 5 Books I NEED to Read in 2019

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme host by Shanah over at, Bionic Book Worm, and if you haven’t already been doing this one, you should—so what are you waiting for, come on already, join in! I don’t know about the rest of the year, but I so want to read these five books as soon as I possibly can. Talk about anticipation—it’s almost dribbling down my chin! #1. THE LOST MAN by Jane Harper — as if anyone visiting here didn’t already know this was one of my top 5 must reads of the year! #2. THE KINGDOM OF COPPER by S. A. Chakraborty — The most anticipated follow up to the brilliant City Of Brass. I can’t wait to read this one and find out what’s next for the characters; especially Dara, since he was … ah! Can’t tell you. #3. SCYTHE by Neal Shusterman — Yes, yes, I know, everyone on the planet seems to have read this one, and raved about it. So it’s in my To-Read for Fantasy February! #4. …