Book Review

Book Review | THE 7 1/2 DEATHS OF EVELYN HARDCASTLE, by Stuart Turton

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The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton

Publish Date: February 8, 2018 (audiobook published September 18, 2018)
Published by: Sourcebooks Landmark/Tantor Media, Inc.
Audiobook Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
Length: 17 hrs 4 min (432 pages)
Genre: Fiction/Mystery/Fantasy
My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4 out of 5 stars)


Synopsis:

Tonight, Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed… again.

It is meant to be a celebration but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed.

But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden – one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party – can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself, over and over again. Every time ending with the fateful pistol shot. 

The only way to break this cycle is to identify the killer. But each time the day begins again, Aiden wakes in the body of a different guest. And someone is determined to prevent him ever escaping Blackheath…


My Review:

It took a little bit of getting used to the narrator, but once I did I found this story to be really intriguing and full of mystery with such a unique setting and circumstances. There were many layers to it – not only the mystery of Evelyn Hardcastle’s murder, but the mystery of Aidan Bishop and the Plague Doctor as well. There were lots of twists and turns to keep me guessing and even by the end I was still finding myself shocked and surprised. Continue reading “Book Review | THE 7 1/2 DEATHS OF EVELYN HARDCASTLE, by Stuart Turton”

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Book Review | ANNE OF THE ISLAND, by L. M. Montgomery

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Anne of the Island (Anne of Green Gables #3), by L. M. Montgomery

Publish Date: 1915 (audiobook recorded in November 2008)
Published by: Librivox.org (audiobook)
Narrated by: Karen Savage
Pages: 272 (approx. 6 3/4 hours)
Genre: MG Fiction/Classics
My Rating: ★★★★★ (4.5 out of 5 stars)


Synopsis:

New adventures lie ahead as Anne Shirley packs her bags, waves good-bye to childhood, and heads for Redmond College. With old friend Prissy Grant waiting in the bustling city of Kingsport and frivolous new pal Philippa Gordon at her side, Anne tucks her memories of rural Avonlea away and discovers life on her own terms, filled with surprises…including a marriage proposal from the worst fellow imaginable, the sale of her very first story, and a tragedy that teaches her a painful lesson. But tears turn to laughter when Anne and her friends move  into an old cottage and an ornery black cat steals her heart. Little does Anne know that handsome Gilbert Blythe wants to win her heart, too. Suddenly Anne must decide if she’s ready for love…


My Review: Continue reading “Book Review | ANNE OF THE ISLAND, by L. M. Montgomery”