#BookReview for Aura by Lisa Hofmann

My review for Aura by Lisa Hofmann, 5/5 stars. It also earns a Pink Quill Book Pick badge (click here for more information.)

My review for Aura by Lisa Hofmann.
I’ve read a few of Lisa Hofmann’s books, and she is very good at writing short stories and novellas where you feel as though you know the characters already. Aura is no different – it starts in the middle of an event, and effortlessly carries you along to the end.
Set in the middle of winter in the mountains, it’s the perfect read for this time of year, snuggled under a blanket with a hot chocolate beside you. Well written, with a few twists along the way, it’s a wonderful way to pass an hour or so in another world. Highly recommend.

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#BookReview for Grubane by Karl Drinkwater

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My review for Grubane by Karl Drinkwater, 5/5 stars. It also earns a Pink Quill Book Pick badge (click here for more information.)

This is another great addition to the Solace series. Each novella gives us more background to the universe Drinkwater has created, building up to the two main novels.

In Grubane, he has interwoven the story with tactics used in chess, in a clever, intriguing way. It gives us an insight into Grubane’s mind, and leads the story along to its gripping conclusion.

The interaction between the AI and Major Grubane is intelligent, witty, and at times almost childlike, as the AI questions its almost human-like feelings. I loved these two characters – neither is as sterile or emotionless as they seem at the beginning.

A great read, as ever, from Drinkwater. I highly recommend the whole series!

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#BookReview for Passions & Peonies by Kristina Beck

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My review for Passions & Peonies by Kristina Beck, 5/5 stars. It also earns a Pink Quill Book Pick badge (click here for more information.)

I love this new series by Kristina Beck! These feel-good stories have the ups and downs of real life, interspersed with humour, poignant moments, and lots of romance. (And just look at that cover – gorgeous!)

Lacey is such a great character – bubbly and fun-loving, but vulnerable too beneath the surface. Her tendency to be clumsy adds some wonderful moments to the story! And who wouldn’t fall in love with Will?! Sexy, serious, with eyes only for the girl he falls in love with…

With only one glorious week together before it’s time to return to reality, the story keeps you enthralled and wondering how it’s all going to finish. Highly recommend.

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#BookReview for The Bus Ride: A Zany Busnapping Adventure by Joanie Chevalier

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My review for The Bus Ride: A Zany Busnapping Adventure by Joanie Chevalier, 5/5 stars. It also earns a Pink Quill Book Pick badge (click here for more information.)

What a wonderfully funny, quirky, sometimes sad, often laugh-out-loud novella. Just the idea of someone carrying out a busnapping is enough to make you pick it up, and the promise is fulfilled with the characters the author has created. People from all walks of life, easily relatable, immediately endearing, they add a rich depth to the story.

Each character is given a nickname, and his or her background is slowly revealed as the story develops. What could have been a macabre tale is instead full of emotion, wit, heartache and joy, as the reader is pulled into the characters’ lives, travelling alongside them on their journey of self-discovery.

A well-written novella whose characters will remain with you long after you finish reading it. Highly recommend!

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#BookReview for Helene (Lost Tales of Solace Book 1) by Karl Drinkwater

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My review for Helene (Lost Tales of Solace Book 1) by Karl Drinkwater, 5/5 stars. It also earns a Pink Quill Book Pick badge (click here for more information.)

Having read the two full-length novels, I was looking forward to this novella from the series. And it didn’t disappoint!

It takes us back to the beginning, when Clarissa was an emergent AI who still had to learn much about life – especially how to tell a joke! The interaction between Helene and the AI is just as amusing, descriptive, and wonderful as it is in the other two books, this is Drinkwater at his best!

I love the universe that has been created here, and how each book reveals a little more. I can’t wait for the next instalment! I highly recommend the whole series.

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#BookReview The Haunting of Hattie Hastings, Part One by Audrey Davis

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My review for The Haunting of Hattie Hastings, Part One by Audrey Davis, 5/5 stars. It also earns a Pink Quill Book Pick badge (click here for more information).

This is a fun, lighthearted book with some laugh out loud moments that’s easy to get into. The characters’ personalities come through immediately, and the bitter-sweet story draws you in. There are also a couple of side stories with Hattie’s mum, brother, and her best friend, which add depth to the book without distracting you from the main story.

Hattie gets annoyed by her husband, Gary, but she loves him really. A tragic event makes her realise just how much she loves him, and she has problems coming to terms with his death. But then Gary comes back – the trouble is, only Hattie can see or hear him. Worried friends and family try to help her, thinking grief has overcome her, until…

That cliffhanger definitely leaves you wanting more! I can’t wait to read part two and see what happens next. I highly recommend this book if you’re looking for a fun read with some poignant moments.

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