Maroonhair: A Cyber-City Story by Sebastian Winter Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): the story of a man who has everything – except what he needs the most. With a heart ever beating to its peculiar rhythm, Cyber-City has a life of its own. Sparkling ads are encouraging its citizens to live faster, to live better, to forget about their worries and indulge in pleasures. Evans has everything the city has to offer him: money, luxury, social standing, a neon-lit, bright future. And yet, something is off. What could be amiss in the life of a man who has everything his world can offer him?

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The Colour of the Sun by David Almond Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): “The day is long, the world is wide, you’re young and free.” One hot summer morning, Davie steps boldly out of his front door. The world he enters is very familiar – the little Tyneside town that has already been his home – but as the day passes, it becomes ever more mysterious. A boy has been killed, and Davie thinks he might know who is responsible. He turns away from the gossip and excitement and sets off roaming towards the sunlit hills above the town. As the day goes on, the real and the imaginary start to merge, and Davie knows that neither he nor his world will ever be the same again. This is an outstanding novel full of warmth and light, from a multi-award-winning author. David Almond says: ‘I guess it embodies my constant astonishment at being alive in this beautiful, weird, extraordinary world.’

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Season of Retribution by Shanna Nichols Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): Strength, at times, comes from odd places in unusual situations; the power of the addict pushing through to recovery, the cry of the mother in want of her child, or the ability to move forward when death rips the hope of a future from your grasp. Lilly Wilt has survived them all and is determined to persist. Her child depends on it. Drew warned her. He told her she was a fool to chase a child that didn’t exist. The child she sees locked within the tiny shards of memory haunts her. But Drew always had his own agenda. He thought Lilly didn’t notice the panic that surged, briefly, through his eyes when she told him details of the memories. He was wrong. His nasty verbal assaults no longer have an effect and the escalation to violence only strengthens her resolve. Getting away from Drew seems the only option to find her child. Ty York, Lilly’s twin brother, and most unlikely sheriff of tiny Rock Hollow, Kentucky has vowed to do whatever it takes men’s his family and make them whole again. Right now, that means he has to help his prodigal sister escape the nightmare that she has lived with her husband and find her child. Enlisting the help of his best friend, Ben, a decorated FBI agent, they begin to unearth secrets Drew thought would never again see daylight. Backed into a corner. Drew is coming unwound as the body count rises. Lilly has to allow her brother and Ben into her past or risk her child being lost forever. What they find there could cost them all their lives. Riddled with guilt and exhausted from the weight of her sins, Lilly does the unthinkable; she falls for Ben. He isn’t backing away and the more of him she sees, the more she wants. She was warned.

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A Fool’s Circle by Suzanne Seddon Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): Kate Saunders has suffered many years of physical and mental abuse at the hands of her abusive husband Alan, and convinces herself that she is only holding the family together for the sake of her eight-year-old daughter. If it wasn’t for her best friend Jill Reynolds, she would have taken the suicide option a long time ago. As she desperately seeks a way to escape, she is contacted by a solicitor. Kate’s old aunt has died and she has been left a small fortune. For the first time, she sees the light at the end of the tunnel. She dreams of a fresh start, a new home, a new life. What Kate doesn’t know is that Jill and Alan have their own secrets, and are both desperate to get their hands on her money. Kate soon finds herself falling for the charms of Jonathon Jacobs in what she believes to be fate finally intervening and offering her a second chance, unaware that each move he makes has been directed, orchestrated and well-rehearsed as he begs her to leave her husband Alan. But is it all too late, as she finds herself in the frame for murder.

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The Forgotten One by Debbra Lynn Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): Olivia Duncan was left tormented with the tragic murder of her brother Marcus. She knew that it was because she struggled most of her life with an unrelenting mental illness, that nobody in her life believed her when she tried to tell them the real murderer was right in front of them the whole time. It wasn’t until Olivia met Zoe Cardell, the beautiful young bartender whom she instantly began to fall I. Love with that finally Olivia found someone who truly understood her, and more importantly someone who didn’t think she was crazy. One fateful afternoon, everything changed for Olivia. One irresistible opportunity presented itself and Olivia knew she had to take it. The time had come to finally get the answers she had been so desperately searching for. And with Zoe by her side, it was time to prove to everyone that she had been right all along. It was time to prove to everyone who actually murdered her brother Marcus. 5 days, 5 long days in the isolated woods of California, Olivia Donovan would slowly begin to unravel, but it was here she would finally hear the truth. Surrounded by silence and an eerie calmness inside a small family cabin, the inevitable would happen. Secrets would be dug from the depths of their hiding places, and everyone involved would soon face the truth. Truth that would tragically change their lives forever.

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Heart of Stone by Debbra Lynn Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): Caleb Stone’s life had never been easy – though nurtured by a loving and devoted mother, he’d been forced to become a man early at the hands of his abusive father. If it wasn’t for the support and encouragement of the woman who would eventually show him what true love was, Caleb’s dream of becoming a police officer may never have come true. Now one of Los Angeles’ finest homicide detectives, Caleb hadn’t foreseen the impact his past would have on his life, or the lengths he’d be willing to go to in order to protect the people who couldn’t protect themselves. His life was full of secrets and lies, but it was his life, and more importantly it was the life that would put him directly in the path of the woman who would change his world forever.

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Beyond the Red Carpet by Debbra Lynn Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): Sophia Donovan had it all: a beautiful home in the Hollywood Hills, a successful career at a high-profile celebrity magazine, amazing friends – and she was married to one of the hottest Hollywood Directors of their time. Things between her and her husband Marcus weren’t perfect but after 11 years, what marriage was? But if the secrets that lay behind the walls of the Donovan home were ever exposed life would never be the same for anyone. When an unexpected visitor from Sophia’s past shows up, it forces her to come to terms with her suspicions. As she unravels the truth about the people closest to her, it quickly becomes clear that fighting to save her marriage won’t be nearly as important as fighting to save her life.

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July Wrap Up

I have been so busy these past few months, but I’m happy to say I am slowly but surely getting back to my organised self again. I missed out on May and June’s end of month Wrap Ups but thought I’d quickly run through the books I did manage to read over those past couple of months just to let you guys know and to refresh my memory.

So, without further ado, in the month of May I managed to read two books which were called:

  • Deseré: A Love Story of the American South by Maria McKenzie, I gave this book theee out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️ you can find my book review for that here
  • The Book of Songs by Louice Svedin, I gave this book one out of five stars ⭐️ you can find my book review for that here

I then started to read You by Caroline Kepnes bur ended up reading into June as per my busy month of moving out.

In the month of June, I managed to read one book which was:

  • You by Caroline Kepnes, I gave this book five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ you can find my book review for that here

I really, really enjoyed this book but it took me such a long time to read it through as I still had a lot of bits to do in the month of June with our new home. I then started to read Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes which is the second book in the You series but didn’t manage to finish that book until near enough the end of July!

Now, moving onto the month of July, I managed to read three books, which were:

  • Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes, I gave this book three out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️ you can find my book review for that here
  • Beyond the Red Carpet by Debbra Lynn, I gave this book five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Heart of Stone by Debbra Lynn, I gave this book five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I started the third book in this series at the end of July called: The Forgotten One by Debbra Lynn and can say that I am really enjoying this series it has had me in the edge of my seat throughout the three books! I can’t wait to finish the third book as I’m currently half way through it at the moment. I shall be posting my book reviews up for the preview two books this week.

How many books did you read in the month of July? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy reading,

Claire 📚