Monday, 7 December 2015

Amazon Book Haul

Amazon has a great offer on lately where you can get 3 books for £10 and some of the books they have in the deal are amazing. A lot of the books are chart books and ones that everyone is talking about and I'll be honest, I usually avoid those. Just because, I don't like to listen to reviews and hype about books and rather read it and decide whether I like it myself. Anyway, I decided to get a mixture and bought two books that I've heard a lot about and one that is just generally up my street. 

Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey
I have actually already read this one and I'll post the review next week. This is the story about an elderly lady named Maud who fears that her friend Elizabeth is missing. This is told through the perspective of Maud who suffers from dementia which is increasingly getting worse as the story goes on. Whilst looking for her friend Elizabeth, Maud is also on the hunt for her sister who went missing many many years ago. Her increasingly lost memory will help uncover a 30-year-old mystery. This is quite a short book, which I was quite surprised about, but I did really enjoy it. I won't give too much away because I do want to post a proper in-depth review of it. 

Watchers by Dean Koontz
They escape from a secret government project: two mutant creatures, both changed utterly from the animals they once were. And no one who encounters them will ever be the same again. A lonely widower, a ruthless assassin, a beautiful woman, a government agent. Drawn together in a deadly hunt, all four are inexorably propelled towards a confrontation with an evil beyond human imagining.
This is the one that I'm currently reading and I'm about 3/4 the way through. This story is split into many different people telling their side to a story about The Outsider and The Dog who are two sides of an experiment that went wrong. This is a gory horror which is my ideal kind of book and I am really enjoying it so far. It's quite a long read, but the different perspectives really increase the tension in the chase to catch those who have escaped. This is my first reading of Dean Koontz, but I will definitely be buying more from him!

Station Eleven by Emily St.John Mandel 
One snowy night in Toronto famous actor Arthur Leander dies on stage whilst performing the role of a lifetime. That same evening a deadly virus touches down in North America. The world will never be the same again.Twenty years later Kirsten, an actress in the Travelling Symphony, performs Shakespeare in the settlements that have grown up since the collapse. But then her newly hopeful world is threatened. If civilization was lost, what would you preserve? And how far would you go to protect it?
I love anything to do with the end of the world or epidemics and this one seems to be right up my street. However, I think it will be different from the usual death and despair of the end of the world and I hope it will be as uplifting as it sounds. 

That's all the books I got this time around, but I've just purchased some more so keep a look out for another one! I think I'm just preparing for Christmas and looking forward to all that time I'll have to read, yay! Have you read any of these books?

Til' next time! XOXO


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