Guests of War Trilogy- Kit Pearson

Hi blog friends! I wanted to share a trilogy that is fairly old (1989) but I credit this series by Kit Pearson to the reason why I love reading and adore books as much as I do.

This series includes:
The Sky is Falling (#1)
Looking at the Moon (#2)
The Lights Go on Again (#3)

 

I first read this series back when I was 15 and really got engulfed into the characters. The story follows a family in 1940 in England, around the time that Hitler was invading. Norah (age 10) is an older sister to Gavin (age 5), and they are being sent to Canada for a safe upbringing. Their family is staying in England. HEART WRENCHING, YES?

In short, Norah and Gavin are taken in by a rich family in Toronto, Ontario. This series covers their life in Canada, their trials, adventures and sadness.  If you want a solid, quick, heartwarming/heartbreaking series…this is THE ONE.

Have you ever read The Guests of War Trilogy? Is there one particular book or series that got YOU into reading? I want to hear from you!

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I See You, Clare Mackintosh – Book Review

Wowzers! I’ve had quite a strange Christmas; surgery and spending 6 days in the hospital! All good now – just thankful for my loved ones. ANYWAY with all that time in a bed I got to read a book I’ve been dying to get my eyes on! 😀

I See You

Rating: 3.7/5 (SORRY I just couldn’t give it a 3.5 or 4…HAHA!)

I See You by Clare Mackintosh is one of those books I got hooked to, it was creepy enough to keep me reading yet had a slice predictably…but don’t let that stop you from giving it a chance!

If you haven’t read  I SeeI found Mackintosh did a wonderful job until  You, it’s about a women named Zoe Walker who finds her photo in the classifieds section of the newspaper and understandably  wants to know why her face is next to a phone numer and website called FindTheOne.com. A website where unsuspecting women’s commute details are posted for men to buy, and then do whatever they want with. Zoe discovers some women are victims of violent crimes, even murder. Zoe becomes paranoid, worried she is the next target. I say no more!

There are many WOAH moments in I See You. I’m not a paranoid person but even I thought whether I could be followed easily or stalked. Until chapter 33 I was hooked and thought Mackintosh’s book deserved a 4/5. In chapter 33 the book became predictable and I started rolling my eyes(Sorry!). Throughout the book I did wonder if Zoe’s character needed more depth – or perhaps I thought the woman was a bit…dim! I DID like this book, I just wanted to LOVE it so I was a tad disappointed with the last few chapters. 😕

I want to know what YOU think! Have you read I See You? Have you read I Let You Go, Mackintosh’s previous book? I don’t have my next book chosen, so let’s hear some suggestions! 📚 I’m in the need of another good mystery or thriller I think! What are YOU reading? I’m eager to hear from all you lovely people. 😙*Stay tuned for my LAST 2016 post…it’s going.to be a good one! All about this year’s BEST books and a few things I’ve learned 😁

Professional Reader

Wow! Do you love reading? The smell of a book? Well so do I! There’s nothing better than a good book with a cup of coffee. Today I have been accepted to be professional book reader. This means I will be sent books by publishers in order for me to review them, and share the reviews with you! I will also be reviewing them on my Goodreads account 

I’ve always loved reading and adored books, being raised by a librarian helped with this, and this opportunity thrills me. I hope you are able to participate in my discussions on books and connect with me through Goodreads. Please add me as a friend if we have books in common!

pro_reader_120I am VERY excited and know we are bound to have a great time talking books. My last post “Summer Reading Goals” discussed some of the books I plan to read this summer…check it out and let me know what you’re reading. In the near future I will be posting about the titles I’ve been sent by publishers.

Happy reading, friends!

Reading Goals 

Oh how I love a good book. I was raised by a librarian which means I was constantly being read books and always had books in my room. I love reading, and I think it’s such a vital way to create a happy life. I believe reading is so valuable, starting when people are young.

My reading goal for 2015 is to read 20 books

READ(12)
1. The 9th Girl by Tami Hoag
2. Gone by Lisa Gardner
3. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
4. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
5. Burying Water by K.A Tucker
6. Becoming Rain by K.A Tucker
7. Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A Tucker
8. One Tiny Lie by K.A Tucker
9. In Her Wake by K.A Tucker
10. The Sky is Falling by Kit Pearson
11. Looking at the Moon by Kit Pearson
12. Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

TO READ:
1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
2. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Beyond the two books on my “to read” list, I need some suggestions! Which books are your favorites? Least favorites? Books books books! Advice wanted!