Read & Reviewed #5


Hello again, I'm back with another little Read & Reviewed post! I'll stop the babbling and just get straight on with it! 

Close My Eyes by Sophie McKenzie - 4/5

When a woman arrives on Gen's doorstep to tell her her baby who she thought had died at birth was still alive, her world is turned upside down. I really enjoyed the twists and turns in this book, it was a real page turner! I found that I was really invested in Gen as a character and was willing for a happy ending. I would recommend this to someone who likes thrillers, although it's light enough to be a holiday read. 

The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer - 5/5

The story follows a young man named Matthew and the tragic story of his brothers death and the aftermath. I found that this book was a beautiful account of trauma, grief and mental illness. It's really nicely written and takes you along on Matthews journey and how he faces his illness. The writer is a registered mental health nurse, so it's nice to know he knows what he's talking about! It's light and funny with serious undertones. It's a great read and reminds me a little of The Curious Incident of the Dog at Midnight in the way that it's written. 

The Wonders by Paddy O'Reilly - 4/5

I picked up this book the the Shakespeare and co bookshop in Paris, so I was super excited to give it a read, and it didn't disappoint! When ordinary people undergo radical medical treatments they become international curiosities. This story is like your modern day freak show. It follows three of the curiosities and how they exist in a world obsessed by them and their differences. I found this book very interesting, I believe the events in the book would be true if the curios existed in real life. I loved how descriptive the book was and it really makes you think. It's still packed with action and was a really enjoyable read. 

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