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January: What I’ve been reading | Disappointment

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Well, it’s almost midnight and i have just finished eating 6 cheese crackers with cherry tomatoes – HI DIET! I have a ton of books to read on my Kindle, then all the hundreds i am collecting and never reading. Whilst we are closing in on the first month of 2018, as promised in my blog changes post, i would post monthly reviews on what i have been reading. So why not kick this “almost the end of Jan” with what i have read – WHICH IS ONLY TWO BOOKS! OMG.. It’s the books fault, and you’ll understand why oh and i have been in writing mode.
I’ve also been severely sad as i finished Downton Abbey and i don’t know what i will do with my life now.. I can’t believe i waited all this time to watch it but i wish i hadn’t. So i am trying to give Call The Midwife ago, but i checked my list on Netflix and need to finish off PLL and SOA
SO without anymore stalling, let’s crack on with what i have read and my honest opinion.

Friend Request: The most addictive psychological thriller you'll read this year by [Marshall, Laura]


When Louise Williams receives a message from someone left long in the past, her heart nearly stops.

Maria Weston wants to be friends on Facebook.

Maria Weston has been missing for over twenty-five years. She was last seen the night of a school leavers’ party, and the world believes her to be dead. Particularly Louise, who has lived her adult life with a terrible secret.

As Maria’s messages start to escalate, Louise forces herself to reconnect with the old friends she once tried so hard to impress. Trying to piece together exactly what happened that night, she soon discovers there’s much she didn’t know. The only certainty is that Maria Weston disappeared that night, never to be heard from again – until now. . .


Review: 2/5

LOL – I have bee struggling to understand why this book has got such outstanding reviews and the fact that it’s supposed to be the most addictive psychological thriller of 2017. It sucks.. I wont lie.

Okay, so firstly the main character is so annoying – Like i wanted her to die the entire book. The writer felt the need to tell us every ounce of detail she was doing and her son. Eating his toast is irrelevant to the story….
It was rushed, it didn’t grip me and it was NOT psychological. She does yes get a friend request from a dead girl that she bullied at school, yes she gets a few messages of someone trying to scare her. But that’s it. Theย  character reacts and then for pages on end babbles on about something else – I literally SKIMMED pages because i couldn’t cope with the annoyance of her.
The writer barely touched on the lives of the characters in this book, and quite frankly they seemed more interesting than the protagonist.
I felt SO disappointed with this book that i didn’t pick up another book until 4 days later, and i struggled to want to read. It ruined my hype and love for thrillers.
If you can get this for free, by all means read it please don’t for it like i did.

Her Last Lie: A gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist! by [Brittany, Amanda]

She thought she was free of the past. She was wrong.

Six years ago Isla was the only victim to walk free from Carl Jefferyโ€™s vicious murder spree. Now, Isla vows to live her life to the fullest and from the outside it appears perfect.

Determined to finish her book Isla plans her final trip to Sweden, but after returning from Canada and meeting a man she never thought she would, her life begins to derail.

Suddenly Isla is plagued by memories of the man who tried to murder her, and the threat that he could be back causes her to question everything, and everyone around her.

Review: 3/5

I actually enjoyed this book, it’s a great one time read and the twist was actually a great one. I like it when i get surprised, and i remember sitting thinking i guessed it as the writer did such an amazing job in creating weird characters and guesses. But when i realised my predictions were wrong, i was super shocked.

I did feel confused in some aspects of the story especially towards the end as it did feel a little bit rushed. I would of liked more of her past and experience with a serial killer as this was quite interesting to read – Like duhh we always love a good survivor story let a lone serial killer. Her past played a huge part in her feelings of anxiety and someone out to get her, so i wanted to know more so i could really feel and understand that.

This was an enjoyable read and an excellent one as it’s the authors debut. Also any royalties earned from this book goes to Cancer research ๐Ÿ™‚


Am i an evil being? Nope, we all have different taste when it comes to books, films and TV shows. The world would be such a boring odd ball of a place if we walked around the same and thinking exact. How our jaws would ache at agreeing with everyone each other would say – I mean in no way shape or form to disrespect or slander any author mentioned, that i believe in honest opinions and if you happen to read or have read these books and enjoyed them, then i fully respect that. It’s not easy writing, and as readers reviewing we all know how cut throat the community can be. If you don’t wish to read negative reviews, then please feel free to keep scrolling. xo

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You can buy the books mentioned here – Oh i did buy the Kindle versions ๐Ÿ™‚
Friend request –ย
Her last lie –ย


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6 thoughts on “January: What I’ve been reading | Disappointment”

  1. I am looking for a good book to take to bed with me. It won’t be this one. Sara Paretsky has been a favorite for a long time, and Tony Hillerman, since I live in New Mexico. You are right…I have to fall in love with the protagonist Paretsky’s Vickie Warcheski (sp?) is the woman I would like to be. Thanks for your review, Rebecca.

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    1. I enjoy Sara Paretsky as well, i might be sexist but its hard for me to find a female writer i like she is a exception, i will look out for Tom Hillerman books ๐Ÿ™‚ I enjoy Rachel Abbott, her last few were abit rubbish but her first books were really good. Totally, if you cant like the MC and root for them whats the point lol!

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  2. Wow okay, I am officially so glad I never picked up Friend Request – it sounds terrible, what’s the point if the main is a bitch?? Also, it ruined your love for thrillers?? I am definitely never going near this one!

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    1. She was also a bully at school, how are you meant to sympathize with someone like that and so desperate to make people like her. Honestly, even as the grown up she was it was like reading a needy child. -I’ve got my hope back, currently reading The Sister and so far its good ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Yeah, she seems like such a drag. I tend to enjoy books where I can relate to the main character in some way, and I could never relate to a bully.
        I’m glad you’re enjoying your next read!

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