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Review – Flesh & Blood by Simon Cheshire


RE_FleshandBlood_C  I must record the facts that have led me to where I am now. So that, when someone reads this, they understand. Sam Hunter’s neighbours are pillars of the community, the most influential people in town. But they’re liars too. The Greenhills are hiding something and Sam’s determined to find out what it is. As his investigation unfolds, he realizes the lies reach further than he ever imagined – is there anyone he can trust? Uncovering the horror is one thing …escaping is another.


Publisher – Stripes Publishing

Date Published – 2nd March 2015

Pages – 336 pages

Format – Paperback

Category – UK YA / YA Horror

Source –

I was sent a copy of this book originally by the wonderful Lovereading4kids in exchange for an honest review.  Stripes Publishing then asked me to be part of the blog tour for this book and sent me another copy in exchange for an honest review (which I will be doing a little giveaway further down the post 🙂 ).  This does not affect my review or my opinions in any way.  Thank you both for sending me this book to read and review.


** Please note Tales Of Yesterday Reviews are written as spoiler free as possible**


Flesh and Blood by Simon Cheshire is the third book to be released in 2015 as part of the new YA Horror Red Eye Series by Stripes Publishing with more titles to come later this year.

As you all may already know I love a creepy and scary read and loved the previous Red Eye book I read called Frozen Charlotte (see my review here), and most recently Bad Bones (see my review here), but Flesh and Blood took the scares and in this case gore up another notch on the heart rate meter!   I used to love the 90’s Point Horror series when I was a teenager as well as being a huge fan of James Dawson and I am excited about the whole premise of a new UK YA Horror series with a contemporary makeover that has left me craving more and to collect and read the rest in the series asap.

You can find the original press release and more information on the fantastic Red Eye series here.

You can see the creepy Red Eye Series book trailer below….if you dare!

Dear Readers….

Here is my account of a book called Flesh and Blood….which I need to write objectively like an enthusiastic blogger would do….but firstly….this book scared the hibbie jeebies out of me!

I must record the facts, a sequence of events, the chain of suspicions and thoughts that I had whilst reading this book that led me to how I feel right now!  So that when someone reads this they understand!

I have to set down everything, to document it, from the beginning.

I have to think clearly.  Breathe deeply.

I’ll sit and think for a while.  Then I’ll write…..

I have to face the consequence of my actions, of what I would do for my love of YA Horror!

If events had happened differently, if I hadn’t been so intent of on following my love for a good old scare then perhaps I wouldn’t be here now, sitting at this desk…alone and scared!

You see, whilst reading this book I met a character called Sam Hunter who wants to be a journalist.  Sam was new to the town of Hadlington!  He moved with his parents, after they came into some money, to a house on an unlit street called Priory Mews.  New area meant new school for Sam, Maybrick High, and he soon made friends with the lovely Jo and joker Liam.  There is a mansion also in the same cul de sac where Sam lives called Bierce Priory where the prettiest girl in school, Emma Greenhill, lives with her GP mother and surgeon father and her creepy grandfather.

All pretty normal eh?….but this was the book lulling me into a false sense of security!

The Bierce Priory mansion is creepy!  At night Sam hears screams, see things he shouldn’t see …. hears things he shouldn’t hear….but that was just the noisy old mansion boilers right?!  People from the rough estate, Elton Gardens start going missing and dead bodies are found in the town with body parts or organs removed from their actual bodies!  But surely that must be the gangs from Elton Gardens right?!  And what’s with everybody getting the sniffles?!

Do we really know our neighbours?  I mean I live next door to my Mom and since reading this book have started to look at her a bit funny and in horror…..is her house like Bierce Priory?! *dum dum duuuuuuummmm*

*gulps at receiving a Halloween party invitation*

Only kidding Mom, but this book really does make you think….and creeps you out!

If I only new that this book would draw me in as much as it did, scare me to death reading late at night and make me feel a bit icky whilst eating a good spag bol….but all in a good way! *nervous laugh*

Sam tells his story through writing a journal sometimes breaking from the story to talk directly to the reader….I really felt for Sam and was routing for him all the way through!  The relationship he builds with his new friends Jo and Liam is touching and very horror movie-esqe as in he ropes them in to help when they should be running the other way!  And the poor guy sees a dead body on his first day of new school….I mean he was destined for trouble!  Poor Sam!

At one point during Sam’s account of events he begins to imagine horrific things like bugs crawling on him and mouths opening wide to eat him!  This for me was terrifying but also one of my favourite parts of Sam’s account as the detail really sent my imagination into overdrive!  I had to cuddle my Sammy Seal teddy and sleep with the light on all night afterwards….erm did I really just say that out loud?! *blushes*…I totally mean I was brave!

The book instilled memories of watching the films The Stepford Wives with a mixture of Saw and Hostel thrown into the mix!  Wow what a truly cool and terrifying combination!

Simon Cheshire’s contribution to the fab Red Eye series is fantastic!  The book and writing style do exactly what they are supposed to do for the reader as a YA Horror should and will proudly sit on my shelf next to the others in the series! Thank you Simon and Stripes Publishing for keeping my love for YA Horror well and truly alive! *pinches self to check I am still alive*

The facts of what are contained in this book that I read I really cannot share although I want to, but….spoilers… you really need to all read it for yourselves….find out the real account…the first hand account ….the truth….from Sam Hunter…IF YOU DARE!

There’s also a creepy prequel over on @DoYAReadMe! – here

I award this book 4 out of 5 Tales Of Yesterday Books!

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You can find out more about author Simon Cheshire on his website here

Check out my guest post with Simon Cheshire where he talks about his top 5 scares – here

Or a moment to chill the blood guest post by Simon Cheshire here

Flesh and Blood was also feature in the #RedEyeReadAlong in October – here and here

You can buy a copy of Flesh and Blood here

Or why not checkout the other titles in the Red Eye Series here

Also do follow the new YA community from Stripes Publishing – doyareadme.tumblr.com or on twitter @doyareadme for news, competitions and more.

Don’t forget to check out the fab Lovereading4kids also! – here


Giveaway!

Fancy winning this fab book?  I have one copy to giveaway!

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End 18th March 2015.  Winner will be announced 19th March 2015.

Win a copy of Flesh and Blood by Simon Cheshire 

Have you read this book or any of the other books in the Red Eye Series?  What did you think?  Are you a fan of YA Horror?  Do you think you will give this book a go after reading this review?  I would love to hear from you – please leave a comment using the reply button at the top of this review or why not tweet me on twitter using @chelleytoy!

Happy Creepy Reading

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Review – Teeth by Chele Cooke


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The 8th January 2015 marked the release day of the first book in a self published new vampire serial by Chele Cooke called Teeth!  I am very excited to have been sent a copy of Teeth!  I love anything to do with vampires and I couldn’t wait to sink my “Teeth” into this book! 🙂

I am over the moon to be part of the wonderful review only blog tour for this book!  I also had the privilege of hosting a guest post from the lovely Chele Cooke as part of an earlier blog tour which you can find here.

Details of all the tour stops will be at the bottom of this post.

Thank you to Faye Rogers and Chele Cooke for having me on this wonderful tour.

Don’t forget to check out and enter the fab blog tour giveaway too!


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Medical intern Thomas awakes in a blood-drenched basement and the realisation that his life must change forever. After all, how can he practise medicine when the smell of blood turns him into a vicious killer? 

Spencer thinks being a vampire is better than any teen movie made it out to be. Now he must train Thomas and make his mentor proud. 

One mistake risks more than either are willing to lose, and a single broken law could turn them from predators to prey.


Teeth (Teeth #1) By Chele Cooke

Publisher – Self Published

Date Published – 8th January 2015

Pages – 208 pages

Format – Paperback

Category – Paranormal Horror

Source –

As above I was sent a copy of this book as part of the blog tour by Faye Rogers and Chele Cooke.  This does not affect my review or my opinions in any way and am delighted to write an honest review.  Thank you both for sending this to me to read!


** Please note Tales Of Yesterday Reviews are written as spoiler free as possible**


Wow! I love a good vampire book but Chele Cooke took the whole idea of vampires and their world to another level!  I really enjoyed Teeth so much!

Teeth begins with intern Thomas, a medical intern, waking up in a mysterious room in rather horrific circumstances which includes a lot of blood!  This opening really sets the pace and tone of what is to come for the rest of the book.  Why is he there?  What has happened to him?  What follows is we get a look into the lives of Spencer and August who have been vampires for many years living in a community that have too obide by the rules or pay the pay the ultimate price!

What I loved about this read was the fresh, modern setting of the world that Chele creates and also the detail which really gets you into the mind set, senses and feelings of a vampire.

One scene I particularly liked was vampires August and William who amongst all the rules and grief they were going through over something that happens in the book and pure hate for each other grief brings them to work together and be civil.  The relationships in the book were really interesting and I loved the whole idea of Sire bonds where you have a bind to your creator but you are not meant to know or acknowledge this bond.

The characters in the book came across exactly how the needed to and that is down to Chele Cookes writing style….I am actually wondering if she is an actual vampire herself as she knew SO much in so much detail *runs away scared* 🙂

This read is a short but gritty, dark, gruesome and very different from your usual vampire story but that’s what made it so refreshing to read.

I’m looking forward to the second book and where Chele will take us next!

I award this book 4 out of 5 Tales Of Yesterday Books!

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Check out a guest post about the Teeth universe here

Or check out a guest post from Chele about writing First Draft To Finished Copy here

You can find out more about this fab book or buy the book by clicking on any of the links below –

Goodreads Link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23532849-teeth?from_search=true

Amazon UK Buy Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Teeth-First-Bite-Chele-Cooke-ebook/dp/B00QHK4UBW/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Amazon US Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QHK4UBW

Kobo Books: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/teeth-7

Nook Books: http://www.nook.com/gb/ebooks/teeth-by-chele-cooke/2940150002135

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/508832

Don’t forget to check out my guest post with Chele Cooke where Chele talks about the Vampire Rules of the Teeth Universe here


Giveaway

There is a tour wide giveaway during the tour.

The prizes include;

Three sets of all Chele Cooke’s books as e-books

Seven e-books of Teeth

a Rafflecopter giveaway


About the author – Chele Cooke

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Part time author and full time fantacist, Chele Cooke is a sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal author living in London, UK.

While some know they want to write stories since childhood, Chele first started writing as a teenager writing fanfiction and roleplaying. Before long playing in other people’s worlds wasn’t enough and she started creating her own. Living in San Francisco at the time, she found a lot of inspiration in her favourite city, some of which can be found in her books.

With a degree in Creative Writing, Chele’s first novel was published in 2013. She currently has three books published: two books in a sci-fi series, Out of Orbit, and the first book of a vampire serial, Teeth.

 Author Links:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/CheleCooke

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CheleCookeWriting

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7257036.Chele_Cooke

Website: www.chelecooke.com


Teeth Review Only Blog Tour

Want to checkout some more reviews of this fab book?  Visit the rest of the tour stops to see what everyone thought!

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Or why not check out some guest posts, interviews and more on the previous blog tour?

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Have you read Teeth or any other books by Chele Cooke?  What did you think?  Has this review made you want to go grab a copy?  Which are your favourite literary vampires?  I would love to here from you!  Why not leave a comment using the reply button at the top of this review or tweet me on twitter using @chelleytoy!

Happy Reading….or pop some vampire teeth in and pretend to be a vampire for a day! 🙂

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Review – Secrets, Schemes & Sewing Machines by Katy Cannon


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Secrets, Schemes and Sewing Machines is the companion novel to Katy Cannon’s delicious teen read, Love, Lies and Lemon Pies. Grace had a plan for this year – and it didn’t involve learning to sew. But when her world is turned upside down by a family secret, everything changes. Grace’s family is in need of patching up and she’s trying to focus on what really matters. But when new boy Connor appears on the scene, it doesn’t make things any easier. She’s desperate to prove to him that she’s not a drama queen – but why is what Connor thinks so important?


Publisher – Stripes Publishing

Date Published – 2nd February 2015

Pages – 368 pages

Format – Paperback

Category – UK YA, YA

Source –

 The wonderful Stripes Publishing and asked if I would like a copy of this book – to which I jumped at the chance!  This does not affect my review or my opinions in any way and am delighted to write an honest review.  Thank you to Stripes Publishing for sending me this book to read!


** Please note Tales Of Yesterday Reviews are written as spoiler free as possible**


I loved this book which was as the book suggests secrets, schemes and sewing machines all mixed with fun, romance and a fab school play!

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Hopefully the above summarises a little about this wonderful book whilst trying to keep the fab layout of the start of each chapter.  You see the start of each chapter in this book gives the reader a sewing task starting with a simple beginners how to at the start of the book and developing into more complex designs by the end and all with what you need and what to do with my personal favourite being how to make an infinity scarf and how to make a book bag!  It really feels like as Grace learns to sew and grows within the book the reader can too!  I may even put my sewing skills to the test and try one!

Now I love the Shakespeare play Much Ado About Nothing and the relationship between Grace and Connor in this book reminded me so much of the relationship between Beatrice and Benedick in the play and according to this fab guest post that I have featured here it was exactly what Katy Cannon was trying to achieve.

One particular scene between Grace and Connor who have a mutual disgust of each other is when Connor sabotages her efforts on stage by messing with the set and putting Grace off whilst standing in for Violet (who is fast becoming a bit of a diva since landing the lead role).  I also loved it when Grace was eavesdropping on Connor and Violets conversation and gets caught out and this really reminded me of a scene in Much Ado About Nothing.  Grace and Connor begin to bond eventually over a good old lemon drizzle cake!  I really liked Connor as although whilst keeping his emotions to himself and dealing with everything alone he bounces off Grace’s personality so well and that really comes across just like Beatrice and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing.  I also loved the tender moments with Connor especially when Grace hears him singing to his little sister on the baby monitor.

What I also loved about this book was the relationship Grace has with her friends.  Although I found Grace a bit self centred at the start of the book

“I was the Queen of banter.  Nobody could pull off a flirty argument like me.  I was born to play Beatrice”

“But I was still Grace Stewart.  Prettiest girl in my year (officially – there was a vote back in year Nine)”

 As the story progresses we see the caring and determined side to Grace.  There are also times where Grace’s actions made me laugh.  More for the fact that friends and teachers were shocked by her reformed character.  One particular scene that made me chuckle was  when she is with her group of friends and offers her advise to her friend Jasper on writing love letters to his long distance girlfriend, Ella and shocks them all by admitting she has joined sewing club!  Yasmin and Ash’s relationship was also really interesting and I have my fingers crossed that maybe Yasmin will be the focus in the next book by Katy Cannon as I would love to find out more about here…fingers crossed.

Although I have not yet finished Katy Cannon’s first book, Love, Lie and Lemon Pies this book is by no means a sequel, but more of a companion to the first book as both books focus on different characters and tells their individual stories, but I did like how the books centre on a group of friends and their relationships with each other as well as their individual stories.

All in all I adored this book.  I think I found it so relatable as it was very focused on the school play and reminded me very much of the school plays I was involved in at school even snagging the only female lead in Joseph And His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at school beating the favourite who was meant to get the part…..oh the memories! 🙂  I defiantly didn’t go all Violet like though, but it has made me wonder if I was oblivious to the favourite hoping I would fail so she could jump in….la la land as normal then 😉

Excited to here what’s next from Katy Cannon!

I award this book 4 out of 5 Tales Of Yesterday Books

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You can buy this book here and on Little Tiger here

Find out more about Katy Cannon by visiting here website here

Or why not follow her on twitter here

Don’t forget to check out Katy’s guest post – Much Ado About Shakespeare and an extract from the book here

Also check out this fab Bake Club Christmas Wish List guest post by Katy here

Have you read this book or Love, Lie and Lemon Pies?  Are you a master baker or super with a needle and thread?  What’s you favourite Shakespeare Play?  I would love to hear from you!  Why not leave a comment using the reply button at the top of this post or tweet me on twitter using @chelleytoy

Happy reading and creating fab sewing projects!

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Review – Jessica Cole Model Spy – Code Red Lipstick by Sarah Sky


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Models, spies and lipstick gadgets in this fast-paced new teen series. Jessica Cole is just your average teenager, except when she’s strutting down the glamorous catwalks of Paris. When her father, a former spy, vanishes mysteriously, Jessica takes matters into her own hands. She’s not just good at striking a pose, she’s going to take on MI6 and beat them at their own game. Following her father’s trail, Jessica’s investigation lands her hot on the heels of a deranged former supermodel, Allegra Knight, who plans to unleash mayhem on an unsuspecting teenage population with the launch of her new miracle face cream, Teenosity.


Publisher – Scholastic

Date Published – 5th June 2014

Pages – 336 pages

Format – Paperback

Category – UK YA

Source –

I was sent a copy of this book by the wonderful author Sarah Sky as a gift.  This does not affect my review or my opinions in any way and am delighted to write an honest review.  Thank you Sarah for sending this to me to read!


** Please note Tales Of Yesterday Reviews are written as spoiler free as possible**


Wow!  This book had everything I could possibly want from a book!  A strong main character, super cool gadgets, super gorgeous dresses , mystery, an evil villain and the possibility of putting you off face cream for life!  I loved every second of reading this book and Sarah Sky pulls you right into the action, danger and suspense with twisty turns and a trip to Paris!

Code Red Lipstick is the 1st book in the Jessica Cole Model Spy Series telling the story of school girl Jessica who is a model surgically attached to her favourite lip gloss and mascara wanting to branch out into bigger fashion campaigns and who loves gadgets and has unintentionally started training to become a spy!  Trained by her ex MI6 spy Dad who has OSDS (Overprotective Single Dad Syndrome) and has mysteriously disappeared Jessica finds herself accepting a modelling job in Paris to give her an alibi in beginning the search for her missing Dad and the mysterious disappearance of Sam Bishop who Jessica finds her Dad was employed to find before he disappeared!  Jessica finds that someone does not want her to find her Dad or Sam Bishop and they will go to an lengths to stop her!  And who is the mysterious Starfish?!  Phew…..what an action packed summary!

All of the characters in this book are so easily likeable, well except the bad guys of course!  You have Jessica a head strong feisty girl who whilst being a model is juggling school work and giving her Dad a hand with some night time spying.  As well as being awesome Jessica is also caring and loving and the relationship she has with her best friend Becky who asks very little questions and supports Jessica no matter what is everything you would want in a best friend.  Then there’s MI6 agents Margaret and Nathan who are both polar opposites and very unique whilst giving the sense that being MI6 they mean business!  There is a love interest for Jessica but in this book it is not forced to the forefront and lays in the background which was perfect as it did not distract me from reading all the action as she leaves him at home whilst road tripping to Paris!  You go girl!

The way that Sarah Sky develops the character of Jessica and her back story is a revelation.  The back story of Jessica’s Mom, who died when Jessica was little, is revealed to the reader the further you progress in the book which hooked me in wanting to know more and with Jessica hunting and finding clues towards finding her Dad this made this book a page turner.

There is so much to love above this book!  Something I especially loved is that is has gadgets galore!  I simply want them all!  There’s secret powder compacts, flame thrower hair spray, foam perfume, a super cool “spiderman” bracelet, and fab I-pads with super technology!  I could do some damage with those gadgets!  There is a part in the book where Jessica uses one of her Dad’s gadgets to tackle a school bully with hilarious consequences which really made me laugh and think I need one of those in my life!  I’m also a big fan of moving book cases that reveal hidden passage ways and I got my fix early on in the book.

For a teen spy novel I felt Code Red Lipstick had the right amount of action and mystery for me all mixed with some humour and fashion.  Whilst not being a fashion expert and no where near what I would class as fashionable (lol) I had heard of many of the fashion names suggested and whilst the modelling and fashion are part of the book they are not overpowering as they just weave into the story line perfectly.  The descriptions of the beautiful dresses are just gorgeous with Sarah Sky really making me imagine the beautiful clothing and wishing I could reach out and grab them!  Although maybe not wear them as I’m no Kate Moss you know 🙂

Being taken on a trip to Paris within the book was also wonderful.  I haven’t been to Paris for a few years now and I have fond memories.  The descriptions in this book have made me want to revisit that Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and French bistros asap! *yes this is a hint to my husband if you are reading this – hint hint hint!*

I would recommend this book to any one looking for an action packed adventure with a hint of mystery, humour and a kick ass heroine!

If ever I were in trouble I would call Jessica Cole….or if she’s not available definitely Sarah Sky who is a master of Karate and could do some serious damage! *gulps*

I have also read book two – Fashion Assassin – see my full review here.   I also did a spotlight on Jessica Cole for a recent blog tour which you can find here.

I have also read and reviewed the third book in the series – Jessica Cole Model Spy Catwalk Criminal here

Also find out if music influenced Jessica Cole here

Also check out Sarah Sky being asked some quick fire questions at #UKYAEXTRAVAGANZA here

I award this book 4 out of 5 Tales Of Yesterday Books!

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You can find out more about Sarah Sky and Jessica Cole by visiting her website – www.sarahsky.co.uk

Or you can follow Sarah on twitter – @sarahsky23

Have you read this book?  What did you think?  Has this review made you want to go grab a copy?  Do you have any super cool gadgets I should know about?  I would love to here from you!  Why not leave a comment using the reply button at the top of this review or tweet me on twitter using @chelleytoy!

Happy Reading….or maybe spying and you might be undercover!

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Review – Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell


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We’re waiting for you to come and play. Dunvegan School for Girls has been closed for many years. Converted into a family home, the teachers and students are long gone. But they left something behind…Sophie arrives at the old schoolhouse to spend the summer with her cousins. Brooding Cameron with his scarred hand, strange Lillias with a fear of bones and Piper, who seems just a bit too good to be true. And then there’s her other cousin. The girl with a room full of antique dolls. The girl that shouldn’t be there. The girl that died.


Publisher – Stripes Publishing

Date Published – 5th January 2015

Pages – 352 pages

Format – Ebook / Kindle Edition

Category – UK YA / YA Horror

Source –

I was sent a copy of this book by the wonderful publishers, Stripes Publishing via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  This does not affect my review or my opinions in any way.  Thank you both for sending me this book to read and review.


** Please note Tales Of Yesterday Reviews are written as spoiler free as possible**


Frozen Charlotte is one of two books released this new year in  January as part of the new YA Horror Red Eye Series by Stripes Publishing with three more titles to come in 2015.   I have read and reviewed some others in the series – Flesh & Blood – here and Bad Bones – here.  I have also been lucky enough to have some fab guest posts from Alex Bell, author of Frozen Charlotte – here and Simon Cheshire, author of Flesh & Blood – here and a Q&A with Dark Room author Tom Becker here

I love a creepy and scary read and Frozen Charlotte was really spine chillingly creepy.  As some of you may already know I used to love the 90’s Point Horror series when I was a teenager as well as being a huge fan of James Dawson and I am excited about the whole premise of a new UK YA Horror series with a contemporary makeover that will leave me wanting to collect and read the rest in the series.  For me, Frozen Charlotte did exactly that.

You can find the original press release and more information on the fantastic Red Eye series here.

You can see the creepy Red Eye Series book trailer below….if you dare!

Frozen Charlotte is set in a creepy old school house on a cliff on an isolated windy island where Sophie, our main character, finds hunting for answers about her cousin Rebecca’s death a dangerous, creepy affair!  What’s more before Rebecca died she used to play with some small dolls she found in the house called Frozen Charlotte dolls and as well as looking creepy they may just be alive!

The start of this book gives us a chilling prologue set in the past many years before Rebecca’s death and gives us a short but spine chilling insight into what the reader should expect from this book and reading this late at night sent a shiver down my spine.

Sophie’s story begins in a café in her hometown where her best friend Jay play with a Ouija board with a difference –  on a mobile phone app.  Sophie decides to suggest contacting her dead cousin Rebecca Craig who died in a mysterious accident at Sophie’s Uncles house in Scotland.  Sophie finds the whole thing rather funny.  Even the messages on the Ouija App like Black Sand, Daddy Says Never Leave The Gate Open and Charlotte Is Cold do little to convince her of a ghostly presence answering their questions.  That is until a scary moment happens in the café which changes Sophie’s life forever and leads her to go and stay with her Uncle in Scotland to find out the truth.

Upon arriving on the island we get to meet Sophie’s Uncle and cousins.  There’s mysterious musician Cameron, beautiful bubbly, Piper with her own unique way of making lemonade and sad cartilogenophobe (scared of bones) younger cousin Lilias who say the dolls talk to her!  Sophie, our main character,  is a strong and brave main character who reminded me a little of Neve Campbell in the Scream movies.  I also want her sheep pyjamas and unicorn onesie as they just sound all kinds of fabulous!

As well as the main characters there are Frozen Charlotte Dolls….lots of them…and yes they are very creepy!  There is also a African Grey Parrot who gave me as a reader a little light relief mainly due to his inappropriate timing of saying things like “There’s Blood Under The Rug” which along with mysterious icy hands and mysterious laughing in the house made me wish I had not started this book in a quiet house at night!

There are some classic horror movie scenes in this book and I could easily see this book being made into a film.  For me the best most scary scene which I could actually picture myself hiding behind a cushion watching was where one of the characters hears something and goes to investigate!  In the Dark!  With only a camera flash to light her way illuminating the horror unfolding before her!  I was terrified!

Now I have to admit I have never heard of a Frozen Charlotte doll.  I recognised the description, but never knew that that is what they were called.  Whilst reading this book I looked up a description of them.  Why oh why did I do this?  Finding the description, the pictures and finding out that the story Alex Bell tells about the actual Frozen Charlotte is a real folk ballad and the story behind it is exactly as described by Alex in the book terrified the life out of me.  But remember I like to be scared! *Cries for Mommy….I mean pfffttt me not scared never!*

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Find out more about Frozen Charlotte Dolls here or about the cautionary tale concerning a young girl called Charlotte who refused to wrap up warmly to go on a sleigh ride to a New Years Eve Ball, but upon arriving at the ball, her fiancé discovers that she has frozen to death during the journey called the Fair Charlotte Ballad here.

I really liked this book and one thing I loved about this book was all of the chapters begin with a short rhyming poem that tell the story of the actual Frozen Charlotte through the Fair Charlotte Ballad.  Along with the descriptions of the stick needles in your eyes Frozen Charlotte dolls throughout the book it really sets the tone and it was really creepy.  The climatic ending got my heart racing and had a Point Horror style twist that was perfect.

Alex Bell has done such a fantastic job with this book.  I honestly will be telling everyone to give it a try and I will be reading the next books in the Red Eye Series.  Its not that scary…just quite creepy with a real horror movie vibe and I really would recommend it to any YA Horror fans alike or any one looking for something different to read.  Even if your too scared for horror….give it a go…you don’t want the Frozen Charlotte Dolls after you do you?

Also check out my creepy interview with a twist with a Frozen Charlotte Doll here!

I award this book 4 out of 5 Tales Of Yesterday Books!

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You can find out more about author Alex Bell on her website here or follow her on twitter – @alex_bell86

You can buy a copy of Frozen Charlotte here

Or why not checkout the other titles in the Red Eye Series here

Also do follow the new YA community from Stripes Publishing – doyareadme.tumblr.com or on twitter @doyareadme for news, competitions and more.

Check out a creepy Q&A with Alex Bell here

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A Twilight Zone related guest post by Alex Bell here

Or a Guest post about Point Horror and Haunted Houses here

During the #RedEyeReadAlong I also threw the spotlight on Frozen Charlotte here

Have you read this book or any of the other books in the Red Eye Series?  What did you think?  Are you a fan of YA Horror?  Do you think you will give this book a go after reading this review?  I would love to hear from you – please leave a comment using the reply button at the top of this review or why not tweet me on twitter using @chelleytoy!

Happy Creepy Reading

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Review – Milked by Lisa Doyle


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By and large, Amanda Keane makes pretty good decisions. Okay, she might not have the best taste in men, but she’s got great friends, a good job, and an independent spirit. That is, until her 30th birthday ushers in a whirlwind romance with a sexy Irish musician who leaves her, not at the altar as she imagined, but accidentally pregnant. And when he disappears, she’s downsized out of a job, her apartment is robbed, and lapsed health insurance coverage leaves her with a C-section to pay for, Amanda is launched headfirst into the life of a broke single mom. But her friend and uber successful ob-gyn, Joy, clues her in to an unlikely temp position with one of Chicago’s celebrity elite that just may be the answer to all her woes. Or could it be just the beginning?

It’s with serious trepidation that Amanda embarks on her surprisingly lucrative new career: underground wet nurse to the offspring of Chi-town’s rich and famous. Amanda must quickly understand how to live at the whims and mercy of the one percent as she deals with the irony of nursing – and loving – someone else’s child, while still making ends meet for her own daughter. And then there’s Cute Daycare Dad (aka Dan), who’s obviously interested in her. But can she afford to tell him what she really does for a living? Is her new job (something she thought went out with the 19th century) a shameful thing? Just another way of selling her body? Or does it have something to teach her after all?


Publisher – Simon & Fig

Date Published – 21st November 2014

Pages – 308 pages

Format – Ebook / Kindle Edition

Category – Adult Fiction / Chick Lit

Source – I was sent a digital copy of this book by the wonderful Kim Nash in exchange for an honest review.  This does not affect my review or my opinions in any way.  Thank you Kim and thank you to the publisher Simon & Fig.

I would also like to thank Kim for inviting me on this blog tour for Milked – thank you for having me!


** Please note Tales Of Yesterday Reviews are written as spoiler free as possible**


Back in November a few days after this book was released I featured this book in a Debut Author Spotlight post on Tales Of Yesterday and I am honoured to have been asked to be part of the blog tour for this wonderful book.

Milked is a modern mommy tale with a twist and centres around the witty character of Amanda Keane.  The story begins around Amanda’s 30th birthday in an Irish bar where she falls for a smouldering Irish accent (who wouldn’t?) in the form of a hot Irish barman.  They soon begin a 3 month fling before his visa runs out and upon his return to Ireland Amanda finds herself with an unexpected pregnancy and to top it all off her career in publishing hits a stumbling block.  A single mother looking for a job and who wants to provide a roof over their heads, security and love for her child her friend Joy suggests the theory of becoming a wet nurse for some elite famous people.  Amanda agrees and this opens up a whole new world of babies, feeding, diapers, day-care, celebrity and a bit of love thrown into the mix too.  Amanda finds that life doesn’t always play fair.

Straight from the off set at the start of this book I loved the narration style and Amanda’s character which was often witty and laugh out loud funny with the narration quite Bridget Jonesy in style with some side talking directly to the reader which for me made Amanda feel such a realistic down to earth character.  The whole romance between Amanda and the gorgeous sounding Irish barman Eamonn, (who stole my heart as a reader by being able to play U2 on demand of his violin (fiddle)), is built up beautifully and did not come across as insta-love but like a whirlwind romance.  There is a fantastic hilarious reference that Amanda uses  – 50 Shade Of Irish – Fantastic!  Amanda’s friends also are a great bunch of characters often bouncing off each other when they are together and then there’s Dan…..*slips off into a dreamy place where there are lots of Dan’s running around*.

The whole pregnancy and birth stories all rang very true and tell the truth without sugar coating things often being quite to the point.  The same goes for the great descriptions of motherhood and what motherhood can bring both the good and the bad including unconditional love, struggles, worries, fun times, tired times, friendship and doing anything for your child or someone else’s child and includes a great incident at day care where Amanda summed up exactly how she felt about the incident perfectly and having been in that same situation when my son was younger Lisa Doyle writes the perfect thought process in Amanda’s mind and to the reader about this which is portrayed hilariously.

Lisa Doyle has also created a great unique twist on a mommy’s tale introducing the idea of a wet nurse which I was not aware still goes on if I am honest and is how Amanda in the story finds work again.  Is this even legal nowadays?  Does this still happen in todays day and age?  I looked this up on the internet and found this article from the Daily Mail which indicates that it does.

Some of the people that hire Amanda to work as a wet nurse for them in the book are either high profile people, people struggling with their new-borns or wanting that extra help.  I have to say the most annoying character (written that way) for me was Alexandra Lang a workaholic with newborn twins who Amanda has past history with.  Lisa Doyle creates a character who made me keep imagining Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada!

All in all this book is a wonderful debut by Lisa Doyle for the chick lit genre.  I cannot wait to read more from Lisa in the future.

 I award this book 4 out of 5 Tales Of Yesterday Books

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You can buy this book here

For more about this debut author Lisa Doyle, please visit her website.

On why not follow Lisa on twitter – @bylisadoyle  or find her on her Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/bylisadoyle.

Happy Reading

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Review – Trouble by Non Pratt


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Hannah’s smart and funny … she’s also fifteen and pregnant. Aaron is new at school and doesn’t want to attract attention. So why does he offer to be the pretend dad to Hannah’s unborn baby? Growing up can be trouble but that’s how you find out what really matters.


Publisher – Walker

Date Published – 6th March 2014

Pages – 384 pages

Format – Paperback

Category – UKYA

Source – Bought


** Please note Tales Of Yesterday Reviews are written as spoiler free as possible**


Firstly I have to start of by saying…shame on me for not reading this book any sooner!  I loved it!  I loved the story, I loved the alternating writing style, I loved the different font styles dependant on who’s view you were reading and I loved the character of Aaron so much!  Basically, as you can tell, I have much love for this book as do so many other people who have read it!

Trouble is the story of a girl called Hannah who is smart,funny and at fifteen finds herself pregnant and a boy called Aaron who is the new boy in school with a secret past who doesn’t want to attract attention.  Hannah and Aaron form a close friendship so much so that Aaron offers to be the pretend Dad of Hannah’s baby to help keep the real father of the baby a secret.  The story is told in alternating view points from Hannah and Aaron which captures the teen voices perfectly and realistically.  The voices of the two characters were that distinct that I never once got confused whilst reading and also the alternating view points came with an alternating font for Hannah and Aaron which I found perfect.

For me this book is so much more than it initially appears to be.  In Trouble you have a humorous and also sensitive story of friendships new and old, bullying, depression, teen pregnancy, death, life and growing up.  I also felt a lot of love for both sets of parents in the book and I feel they brought their own storyline through the eyes of Hannah and Aaron especially coping and dealing with the situations that arose in the book.

This book for me was both humorous and often heart breaking and really made me route for Hannah as a character.  I struggled a little bit at the start with Hannah’s character just because she reminded me of the type of girls I used to dislike at school, but throughout the book I saw her grow and in turn she really grew on me as a character so much so that I wanted more after the book had finished.

Aaron, for me, was my favourite character in this book.  Just like John Green got is right with Gus in The Fault In Our Stars Non Pratt really got it so right with Aaron, his voice, his presence, his likability even his secret (that is not revealed until near the end).  I adored him!  I loved how Aaron forms friendships and really cares about his friends even his care for Neville an old man with a passion for the ladies who Aaron spends time with in a retirement home is heart warming.  Even after Aaron’s secret was revealed I wanted to give him a huge hug!  A really great character.

I cannot finish this review without speaking about the cover of this book!  What a brilliant cover!  I left this book on my desk at work and every one who passed were intrigued by the sperm book often picking it up and having a read of the blurb!  I have never seen so many amazed faces!

All in all I urge every one to read this book!

I had the absolute honour of meeting Non at a book event at Waterstones Birmingham High Street back at the end of October.  She was so lovely and funny and gave fab hugs!  I was lucky enough to get my book signed and a picture with her which was fab!  Non spoke about Trouble and made us all laugh when she was asked about what her favourite scene was to write which she simply, enthusiastically said was the sex scene….making every one laugh.

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Non also spoke about her new book due out in 2015 which it titled Remix….apparently many research trips to a festival was needed for this book and sounds fabulous and I cannot wait to read next year!

Also check out my Q&A with the lovely Non Pratt here!

 I award this book 4 out of 5 Tales Of Yesterday Books

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You can buy Trouble here

If you would like to know more about Non Pratt and her upcoming second book check her out on her website http://nonpratt.com/ or follow her on twitter using @nonpratt

Have you read this book?  What did you think?  If you haven’t read this book has this review persuaded you to read?  Have you met Non Pratt at any book events?  I would love to hear from you!  Please feel free to leave a comment by clicking on the reply button at the top of the page or why not tweet me on twitter – @chelleytoy .  I would love to hear from you!

Happy Reading

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Review – Petit Four by Various Authors Edited by Lucie Simone


 

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Cake is often a major part of life’s celebrations, both big and small. From birthdays to wedding days, cake, in all its delectable concoctions, marks joyous occasions with a sweetness that can’t be beat. But even better is the love that is shared when two people connect over a sweet confection. Maybe it’s a cute new guy wreaking havoc on a broken heart, or a beautiful woman testing the limits of love, or an old beau stirring up long lost desires. Whatever the circumstances, cake can always be relied upon to save the day when it comes to affairs of the heart. In this collection of short stories, cake is the delicious center around which each tale unfolds and romance blooms.

When single mom and journalist, Olivia, sets out to find romance in Cindy Arora’s “Cake Therapy,” she gets a little help from her friends and more than a few slices of cake to coax her off the couch and into the arms of a truly great love. Lucie Simone’s “Aprez Vous” finds success-driven Tara in Paris reminiscing of her long lost love, Jean Marc, and her niece bound and determined to reunite them. In “The Heart-Shaped Secret of Raspberry Jam” by Sue Watson, cake enthusiast, Milly, meets her match in the kitchen, and other places, when new owners take over the tea rooms where she works and her talents and her heart are put to the test. And Scott, mayor of a small seaside community, flirts with political suicide in Joel Zlotnik’s “Her Charms” when he falls for new-in-town Nicole, an entrepreneur with a passion for cupcakes, and whose latest venture proves a little too sexy for the sleepy beach town.

From San Francisco to Paris, from small towns to tea rooms, this anthology tempts readers with humor, style, romance, and the powerful aphrodisiac that is cake. Petit Four is four stories, frosted with love.

 


Publisher – Simon & Fig

Date Published – 5th November 2014

Pages – 278 pages

Format – Ebook / Kindle Edition

Category – Adult Fiction

Source – I was sent a digital copy of this book by the wonderful Kim Nash in exchange for an honest review.  This does not affect my review or my opinions in any way.  Thank you Kim and thank you Simon & Fig.

I would also like to thank Kim for inviting me on this blog tour for Petit Four – thank you for having me!


** Please note Tales Of Yesterday Reviews are written as spoiler free as possible**


Nom Nom Nom…..I’m writing this review of this delicious book in-between eating mouthfuls of scrummy cake!  Why you ask?  It’s simply because this book is oozing with such delicious temptation of cake that I just could not ignore my grumbly belly and my salivating mouth any longer!  Whilst reading this book I’ve enjoyed many a cupcake, French fancy, flake cake, Krispy Kreme and of course, as its Christmas, a yummy mince pie.  I can officially say that the diet went out of the window this week, but it was worth it for this book and the cake of course!

Cake is there for us through the happy and hopefully not to often sad times.  For the birthdays, the weddings, Christmas time and celebrations.  This wonderful delight of a book is filled with four short love stories that not only make you want to eat cake but also warm your heart like a huge piece of warm hot fudge cake!  All of the stories are centred around how cake brings the characters in the short stories together.  Whilst reading this book I have been taken on a trip of chocolate sprinkled delight to Paris, San Francisco , a Victorian tea room and a wonderful cocktail bar on St Patricks Day and being four short stories I was able to enjoy them and feel thoroughly on a sugar high!

Aprez Vous by Lucie Simone

I found this story so beautiful and touching.  A lovely heart-warming story set on a trip to Paris where Tara has taken her niece Marissa as a special treat following her graduation.  What unfolds is a beautiful story told by Tara to her inquisitive niece when she met a man called Jean Marc, a musician and baker, whilst travelling in Paris many years before.  Could there by a chance he still lives there?  Could this trip lead to love after all of these years?  The descriptions of Paris were beautiful in this book and made me want to revisit there very soon and of course the descriptions of the cakes and the special Petit Four cakes will linger in your mind long after you have finished the story.

Cake Therapy by Cindy Arora

This was my favourite short story in the book.  I found the writing and humour exactly my slice of cake!  The story is set in San Francisco where at the start of the story Olivia, an eager new newspaper reporter starts a new job with the experienced reporter Tammy who believes cake is the great uniter (I have to agree).  What develops is a beautiful lasting friendship between Olivia and Tammy especially over their weekly cake therapy sessions at the cake shop.  Many years pass and Tammy is leaving her job and brings in new male reporter Henry into to take over and Olivia is juggling work, being a single mom and trying to move on with her life.  Could Henry with all of his dating tips be the man to help her along the way and get off the settee and back out there?  A wonderful story of friendship, love and of course cake all served up with often hilarious consequences, a rock climbing wall experience and a great reference to The Princess Bride!

The Heart-Shaped Secret of Raspberry Jam by Sue Watson

I loved this short story about Milly, a waitress at the Victorian Tea Rooms in her town who’s love for cake knows no bounds!  Milly even has a food blog called Cake Candy which sounds to die for and likes to experiment with different flavours with cake often reflecting Milly’s moods!  The Victorian Tea Rooms is run by, who Milly calls, Scary Mary her awful boss who has two voices – one for customers and one for bossing her staff around horribly and likes traditional cakes only in her tea rooms!  With the Victorian Tea Rooms being sold what will happen to Milly and her friend Kate?  And what about Cupcake the cat?!  This short story had the most cake references in with every cake imaginable being mentioned and hats off to the cake loving stranger who orders every cake off the menu to try!  This is surely a man after my own heart…well only if he shared of course!  A mouth-watering delight of cake, misunderstanding, comeuppance and love and a great reference to Mrs Bridges from Upstairs, Downstairs!

Her Charms by Joel Zlotnik

Finally we are offered a piece of St Patricks Day cupcake charm about widowed Scott who is the mayor of his town where everyone seems to know everything about everyone!  Scott has busied himself since the death of his wife without really realising that is until new neighbour Nicole catches his eye.  Scott must make some big decisions in life and love especially when Nicole announces that, being a business entrepreneur, she is opening up a lingerie shop called Her Charms on the front high street which does not go down too well with the locals.  What develops is a lovely story of love, cupcakes, charms, a cocktail bar that sounds fab and a wonderful story about moving on from the past!

I have to admit I have not read anything by these authors prior to this book but I defiantly will be looking them up for more reads very soon.  I love a good love story and as you can probably tell a good scrumptious cake so for me this book was a perfect mix!  All in all I thoroughly enjoyed it…now back to the diet!

 I award this book 4 out of 5 Tales Of Yesterday Books

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You can buy this book here

If you would like to know any more about any of the authors above, this book or any of the authors other books please click on the links below.

Lucie Simone or on twitter @luciesimone

Cindy Arora or on twitter @cindyarora

Sue Watson or on twitter @suewatsonwriter

Joel Zlotnik or on twitter @mindofjzlotnik

Have you read this book?  What did you think?  Do you simply share mine and the authors love of cake?  If you haven’t read this book has this review persuaded you to read?  I would love to hear from you!  Please feel free to leave a comment by clicking on the reply button at the top of the page or why not tweet me on twitter – @chelleytoy .  I would love to hear from you!

Happy reading oh and eating lots of cake!

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Review – The Diviners By Libba Bray


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It’s 1920s New York City. It’s flappers and Follies, jazz and gin. It’s after the war but before the depression. And for certain group of bright young things it’s the opportunity to party like never before.

Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City–and she is pos-i-tute-ly thrilled. New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping, and movie palaces! Soon enough, Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfield girls and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is Evie has to live with her Uncle Will, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult–also known as “The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies.”

When a rash of occult-based murders comes to light, Evie and her uncle are right in the thick of the investigation. And through it all, Evie has a secret: a mysterious power that could help catch the killer–if he doesn’t catch her first.


Publisher – Atom

Date Published – 18th September 2012

Pages – 592 pages

Format – Paperback

Category – YA

Source – Bought


** Please note Tales Of Yesterday Reviews are written as spoiler free as possible**


This book was suggested to me by the wonderful author Keris Stainton and I kept putting the book off and off and off for quite a while as, if I’m honest, I was quite intimidated by the size of the book.  At a huge almost 600 pages I kept picking the book up every time I was ready to start a new book, reading the blurb and then putting it back down thinking “It’s to big to read now” or “Do I have enough time to read this book”?.  I finally (after Keris prompting me when I posted a tweet on twitter – thanks Keris) thought lets do this!  I’m so glad I did.

I have never read anything by the American author Libba Bray before although I had heard of her and have heard such wonderful things about her previous books including high praise for The Diviners.  From what I have read about Libba she is the queen of historical fiction and in writing The Diviners decided to take on the 1920’s New York Jazz Age with a fantastic supernatural twist which, for me, chilled me to the bone! As well as being intrigued by the whole historical side of the book, especially with it being set in the 1920’s which I did not know much about,  I love a creepy read and as I also heard that this book (s) had a US advance of $1 million I was expecting great, scary things.  Just how scary and creepy I really was not prepared for!

The opening to this book, A Late Summers Evening, sets the 1920’s scene at a party with a group of friends who decide to play with a Ouija Board (nothing good EVER comes from playing with a Ouija Board) and unknowingly they awake something dark and evil.  This opening few pages, for me, where chilling and the beautifully crafted descriptions made my heart beat just that little bit faster!  You can listen to the opening few pages told in 1920’s style here.

The story centres around a seventeen year old girl called Evie who, after being shamefully banished by her parents  for embarrassing the family name, goes to stay with her uncle Will in New York who seems to have a slightly unhealthy obsession with the occult.  Evie is over the moon as New York is THE place to be and is where her best friend Mabel lives and Evie intends to tear up the town.  That is until the police find a murdered girl who has been marked with a cryptic symbol.  Will is called to the scene and this is where Evie realises that she could help catch the killer as Evie has a secret which may prove helpful.

The book is broken up into named chapters and do not always focus on seventeen year old Evie.  There is Sam the cheeky chappy pick pocket, Jericho the serious mysterious student, Mabel the shy best friend, Theta the beautiful talented flapper girl, Memphis the illegal number runner and of course a few dead bodies and a truly terrifying villain!  All of these characters become intriguing throughout the book as stories unfold in a complex, twisting plot with a LOT of creepy and sometimes stomach churning moments (If you have read the book I will say the words cat and rabbit heart and hopefully you will know what I mean).  Libba Bray really gives us an all round ensemble of characters and even throws in a bit of a love triangle amongst all of the creepy moments.

I have to admit I really struggled with the first quarter of this book (I would say around 80 pages).  I found Evie such a selfish and beyond annoying character and I found myself getting frustrated.  I found the detail and the narrative of the book a little over whelming and  I struggled to get to grips with the what seemed like annoying one liners and slang I couldn’t get my head around.  As usual I turned to twitter!

Through posting on twitter I found a lot of people found the same with some people giving up on the book, but a lot of people telling me to stick it out you will love it.  I rarely give up on a book.  I put the book down for a few days and without really thinking about it started looking up clips and music from the 1920’s to try and get my head around the language and the historical period as I thought maybe my lack of knowledge of this era was causing me to not like the book (if that makes any sense).  I stumbled across a dedicated page set up for The Diviners  – www.thedivinersseries.com .  On here were clips of the book (as above) told in 1920’s style narrative, 1920’s music, character profiles for the book etc.  It gave me a real sense of the era and for me as a reader struggling with a book it really helped.  I picked the book up again and really got into it finding that I was reading the speech differently and actually realising that Evie was actually quite a bright and breezy character.  I had a break through!  But I almost put the book down again when Keris sent me this link for The Diviners Book Trailer ….If you scare easily do not click on the link!  Well I didn’t put the book down (yay) and I loved it.

For me the stand out character in the book was Memphis…I loved his character to pieces.  He looks out for his little brother Issiah and try’s his best to look after him.  His whole presence in his scenes stole my heart and for me was the most relatable character.  That being said, as mentioned above, all the characters were intriguing and Libba Bray offers us such detailed back grounds of the characters you really get to know them.  The whole supernatural theme runs throughout the book with the perfect balance of good versus evil and an amazing climax at the end.

I found out before finishing the book that The Diviners is a four book series with the second book, Lair Of Dreams, due to be released on the 14th April 2014 in the U.K and the last 40 pages of the first book really set the scene for the next book and left a few burning questions in my mind.  I really cannot wait for the second book and it is one that I am definitely excited to read next year.

If you like historical fiction, supernatural ghost stories, haunted houses, creepy things, murder and a bit of love this book is for you.  I noticed a question on Libba Bray’s website which made me chuckle.  When asked what we, as the reader, can expect from The Diviners Libba simply answers NIGHTMARES!

I award this book 4 out of 5 Tales Of Yesterday Books

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You can buy The Diviners book one and find out more about book two (or maybe even pre-order book two) here

If you would like to know more about Libba Bray and her other books check her out on her website http://libbabray.com/ or follow her on twitter using @libbabray

Has anyone read this book?  What did you think?  If you haven’t read the book do you think you will?  I would love to hear from you – either click the reply button at the top of the page or why not tweet me on twitter ( @chelleytoy ) ?

Happy Reading

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