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kezzlou85
Fledgling | Lucy Hope
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The premise sounded interesting and the book really delivered for me. It leaves you wanting a second one to see more of the family as they deal with what they now know. The plot is quite quick and I read this in a couple of days. The ending was good and I loved the twist though I had guessed some of it. I like Cassie and Raphael, they're good characters and this focuses really well on their close friendship. #ReadersFirst 4*

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Birdsong28
The Swift and the Harrier | Minette Walters
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After not using #Readersfirst for ages I finally win a book I entered the contest for because I enjoyed her Plague series it arrives with the seal of the envelope on the book itself I know I shouldn't moan because it's a free book but...

#bookloverproblems

TrishB Oh I would be disappointed too😞 1y
LeahBergen That would bother me, too! 😟 1y
DrexEdit Darn! Such a shame! 1y
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Megabooks
Rewind | Catherine Ryan Howard
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This is my second thriller by Howard, and I think I loved it more than the first! (And I don‘t often say I love thrillers!) I enjoyed the perspectives from multiple characters both before and after the murder that happens in the opening pages. While I had guessed a lot of it, she still left a nice surprise for the end!

Thanks for recommending this @vivastory 👍🏻

squirrelbrain I‘ve had this on my shelf for aaages - I think it was a free ARC from #readersfirst. You‘ve made me want to pick it up now! 1y
Megabooks @squirrelbrain ah yeah! Lucky you! It‘s a definitely recommend from me. 1y
vivastory I go back & forth on if I like this one or 56 Days more, but the ending for Rewind is much stronger IMO 1y
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Megabooks @vivastory totally agree! I didn‘t see that final twist coming when there was the book excerpt at the end. 56 Days is fantastic too. I think Rewind is 0.25⭐️ higher for me, though. 1y
Cathythoughts I already have this stacked 👍🏻 nice review ❤️ 1y
Megabooks @Cathythoughts thank you!! 💜 Have you read CRH before? 1y
Cathythoughts I havnt , I need to remedy that 😁 1y
Megabooks @Cathythoughts yes for sure! Especially since you‘ll know a lot of the places she talks about! 1y
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kezzlou85
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This is a really comprehensive look at his life and how everything transpired. We hear from those involved in the case and his own family. Its a fascinating read trying to understand his motives and the subject is handled with detail but it doesn't overwhelm the reader. This doesnt glamorise the story but gives an honest account of all the facts which is always better for me. #ReadersFirst 4*

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kezzlou85
False Witness | Karin Slaughter
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It was a bit of a slow start and took me a little while to get into it but by the end I was hooked. The story is interesting and does get you thinking. Leigh is not the most likeable but by the end you want her to succeed. In fact most of the characters are not. The ending was well done and perfect for the story. I liked the very last couple of lines.The writing is well done and descriptive, you really get a sense of each location #readersfirst 4*

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kezzlou85
Body Language | A. K. Turner
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This was such a fascinating read. The mystery of the murder coupled with Cassie's abilities makes for interesting reading. The plot is steadily paced and builds to a dramatic and clever finish. I had worked out part of the mystery but the extra twist towards the end was a brilliant idea. I love when a thriller catches me out. Cassie is instantly likeable and she's a brilliant lead. #readersfirst 4*

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rockpools
Windsor Knot | Sj Bennett
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This was fun.

After a ‘Dine and Sleep‘ at Windsor Castle, a man is found dead in suspicious circumstances. With security services blaming the staff and/or Russia, the Queen (everso discreetly) takes matters into her own hands, roping in in ‘new girl‘ Assistant Private Secretary Rozie Oshodi to help investigate.

This really was as fun as I wanted it to be. I loved the Queen‘s voice and Rozie learning more about her employer,👇🏻

rockpools the two of them manoeuvring around the men-that-know-best. The whodunnit was almost secondary - but I‘ll happily pick up the next in the series. Thank you to #ReadersFirst for the ARC.

Much as I loved this, I am going to use it for the #BBRC fake diversity category. As a capable, proactive, young black woman from a poor background in a world of white privately-educated men, the only issue she faced was people being ‘a bit surprised‘ to see her.
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rockpools This‘ll fill a free space for #BookSpinBingo and be book number 2 for #CrushTheRush @TheAromaofBooks @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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Sarahreadstoomuch Fantastic! I‘m looking forward to reading this! 2y
squirrelbrain Sounds great! 😁👍 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick This sounds so cute! Maybe I'll pair it with this one and make it a theme. 2y
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kezzlou85
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A fun and festive read. The ending is obvious but I enjoyed the journey to it. Plus the dog Goliath is hilarious, I love his battle with the postman. The characters are all likeable and its a fun read. 4*
6pts for #TeamSlaughter #scarathlon2020 #readersfirst
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AkashaVampie Dont even wanna think about Christmas... haha the evil evil no good snow!!!!!! 😡😈 2y
BethM @AkashaVampie we‘ve already had snow once 😂 2y
kezzlou85 @BethM no snow here yet if we even get any. We got none last winter. 2y
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kezzlou85 @AkashaVampie bit early for me too but was a review book due today so had to read early 2y
AkashaVampie @kezzlou85 oh ok. Haha 2y
AkashaVampie @BethM we have had sprinklings of snow but nothing big! 2y
kezzlou85 @AkashaVampie yeah not ready to think about Christmas yet but had to read two books on it. Luckily one is a murder mystery. 2y
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rockpools
Windsor Knot | Sj Bennett
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I‘m on a #ReadersFirst roll - these arrived yesterday. The queen solving murders and dancers writing books with exceedingly shiny naff covers 👍🏻. Plus a new series of Strictly starts tomorrow (I think) 💃🏻🕺🏽.

I‘m also wondering when in the world I‘m going to manage to read anything 😬

Birdsong28 So glad to hear you won! Unfortunately I haven't had as good luck as you have 😔 Enjoy!!!📚 📖 2y
rockpools @Birdsong28 Oh no - I‘m sorry! I do wonder if they try and lure you back in if you haven‘t been on the website in forever or something. I‘ve only requested 1 since Anton‘s last year. 2y
Birdsong28 @rockpools That might be what they do. But also I get annoyed with the people who write a first impression but state they don't actually want it 😠 it feels like people who actually want these books get less of a chance to win as it adds more people for them to draw from. I know they do it to get points but it just doesn't seem fair. I think that is why I also stopped for a while as it was a combination of that and nothing I wanted. 2y
rockpools @Birdsong28 Ugh yes, that‘s so annoying! 2y
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rockpools
Untitled | Unknown
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My #bookspin, #doublespin and #bookspinbingo list for October. Taking it a bit easier this month, so half are actual book titles from my shelves/kindle (sticking to the lighter end of things) and half are ARCs, Library Holds and challenge prompts to see if I can actually get through some of them. I‘m hopeful about this list!!

Birdsong28 Have you seen that the next Anton Du Beke book is on #Readersfirst ? It's this coming Monday's prize draw called A Christmas to Remember!! 📚 📖 2y
rockpools @Birdsong28 Woohoo! I hadn‘t seen that - thank you 😊. I‘ll definitely be applying! I entered the draw for the Queen solving crimes just this week- haven‘t been on there in months. 🤞🤞🤞 Good luck 🍀💃🏻🕺🏽 2y
Cinfhen Well played 🥳 2y
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Birdsong28 @rockpools Thanks. I also entered for the queen one! Good luck to you for both! 🍀🤞 I check it regularly but have only recently seen anything worth entering for. 2y
TheAromaofBooks I see Swallows & Amazons made the list!! 2y
rockpools @Cinfhen I may have borrowed an idea or two from someone. Thank you 😊 2y
rockpools @TheAromaofBooks It really is about time! 2y
Cinfhen xxx we all borrow from each other!!! 2y
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