Tag: contemporary

Naked by Kevin Brooks

Posted August 11, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Naked by Kevin Brooks

Naked is the first Kevin Brooks book I’ve read but it will definitely not be the last. This was a raw, exciting novel set in the burgeoning world of punk. The main character is Lili, a young classically trained musician who finds herself swept into this dirty, unglamorous music scene that began sweeping its way through 70’s-era England. She finds herself becoming the bassist of a group called ‘Naked’ but […]

The Catastrophic History of You and Me

Posted August 11, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Catastrophic History of You and Me

This was a quirky little story of a girl called Brie (like the cheese!) who literally dies of a broken heart when her boyfriend tells her he doesn’t love her. This is only the beginning of Brie’s story however. Brie meets a boy called Patrick in the afterlife who helps her through all the five stages of grief that she has to go through in order to ‘move on’. Although […]

Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris

Posted August 10, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris

Wow. Unbreakable pulls you in from the very first word and doesn’t let go until the nail-biting ending. I really liked Unravelling but Unbreakable was even more enjoyable for me. The book picks up about four months after the devastating conclusion of Unravelling. After the cataclysmic events of the first book, Janelle is trying to pick up the pieces in a world that has gone to chaos. Still reeling after losing her father and best friend, Janelle […]

Sins & Needles by Karina Halle

Posted August 8, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Sins & Needles by Karina Halle

Words cannot adequately describe how much I loved this book. I haven’t been reading a lot of adult contemporary lately so I decided to pick this one based on some of the glowing reviews I had read. Well Sins & Needles certainly did not disappoint. I absolutely loved it and was riveted from beginning to end. I cannot wait until the next book in the series is released and let me tell […]

Counterfeit Son by Elaine Marie Alphin

Posted August 7, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Counterfeit Son by Elaine Marie Alphin

Counterfeit Son is a really hard book to rate and review. It is a very dark story and the subject matter is deeply disturbing. I cannot say I enjoyed reading it but I was definitely riveted. It was very short so I ended up reading it in a single sitting but given the topic at hand it worked better as it was direct and to the point with no filler at […]