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Monthly Reads: March 2018

Hello everyone, and welcome back to The Bookworm’s Fantasy! I hope you’re all doing well. Today I’m posting my monthly reads for March 2018. I only read 4 books in March, which I’m not too happy with, but I do have all my final year university work due in for the middle of May, so my work has to take priority at the moment. Keep reading to find out which books I read in the month of March…

 

 


THE FEAR by C.L. Taylor.

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(I was sent an ARC by Avon Books). I won’t go into too much detail now as I’ve also reviewed this book in full – you can find that here. This is by far C.L. Taylor’s best novel yet – and as it’s her fifth novel, I believe that’s quite an achievement. A fantastic story with exceptionally-constructed characters and a killer twist, what’s not to love! I cannot fault this book and highly recommend it to you all!

 

 


Ragdoll by Daniel Cole.

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I’m aware that loads of people love this book, so my opinion is going to be an unpopular one. I was really looking forward to this book, and it’s fair to say I was very disappointed with it. It didn’t grip me at all, and I found myself not caring about any of the characters – and I wasn’t even interested enough to read on and discover who the killer is! I’m finding that I’m getting quite bored with straight Crime novels now, and I find them quite repetitive and dull. I didn’t finish this book, so I’m giving it 2 stars for that reason only.

 

 


Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser.

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(I was sent an ARC by Hodder & Stoughton). This book started out really well and was full of promise, but unfortunately I just found that it got worse and worse as it went on. I found myself becoming increasingly disinterested – the pace was SO slow, and I just didn’t care about any of the characters. Then the “twist” came, which still didn’t do anything to pique my interest! A disappointing read.

 

 


Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh.

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I won’t say too much about this book now, as I have a full review coming soon – keep your eyes peeled for that! Clare Mackintosh is one of my favourite authors so naturally I was really excited to read this. It was a fantastic story – very dark, but very engaging. It’s unlike any of her previous novels, and I really admire her writing skill. I loved this book throughout. I felt that the ending was a bit too dramatic and over the top, but apart from that this novel has everything you could want in a Psychological Thriller!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy reading 🙂

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