January Book Reviews.

Hi There,

I just thought I’d publish a quick post on the books that I have read throughout January and what I thought of them. So here we are:

Night Music Nocturnes Volume 2 By John Connolly


I asked for this book for Christmas having been recommended it on my Amazon account. I have recently been into Horror/Ghost stories in a big way so this book really appealed to me.

The book is a compilation of thirteen short horror stories, which I really liked because every story was so different from the last.

It stands at 448 pages so it is a substantial book but I managed to read it in a couple of days because I just couldn’t put it down.

My favourite stories were ‘The blood of the lamb’ and ‘The Lamia’ as well as ‘Razorshins’.

The stories cover all aspects of horror from Ghosts, to terrifying predators. There truly is something in this book for all horror fans.

I loved this book so much that I have already purchased the first volume in the series. I could not recommend it more. 5/5

The House on Cold Hill – By Peter James


Peter James is famous for writing crime fiction but quite a while a go I read his Ghost story ‘Possession’ and I really enjoyed it. So when I saw that he had released this book in December I really wanted to read it.

Once again this was a book I read in a couple of days, as I could not put it down.

The book is about a couple that move to a large stately home called ‘Cold Hill House’. Before long they soon realize that the house is in a greater state of disrepair than they first thought. With all there money tied up in the house they are unable to move or sell the house and the couple soon realize that they are not alone.

The thing I loved about this book is that the social commentary is right up to date, with references to social media, music and attitudes.

While this is fine for anyone reading the book now I do feel that this book will soon become dated within a year or two. However it is a fantastic twist on the modern ghost story and is a really fantastic read! 5/5

Thirteen More Tales of Horror – Various


This is a compilation or horror stories. It is part of the Point Horror series of books (very popular in the 1990’s) and was a nice light read. Although aimed at teenagers I think there is plenty in this book for adults too.

A really great book 5/5.

Final Exam – Diane Hoh


Again, this book is part of the Point Horror collection. Set in America, it focuses on Kelly a car mechanic who is currently taking her Final exams at High School.

Soon strange things begin to happen to her and she soon realizes someone is out to get her, but who can it be? Her best friend? Her new love interest?

This is a great little horror/mystery and at around 200 pages it’s a nice quick read. Again aimed at a teenage audience but still a great read for any adult. 4/5

I managed to read four books in January which I am really happy about.

It means that I am now 1 or 2 books ahead of schedule on my reading goal for 2016, which is fantastic. I really enjoyed these books.

Have you read any of these books? What books did you read throughout January? Let me know.

The Secret Girly Girl



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