Friday, 27 October 2017

Monthly Reads | October

Christian Book of the Month: The Kill Fee by Fiona Veitch Smith

October has been a surprisingly busy month with not a lot of time for reading lately. Although I started reading a book about fast fashion early in the month I decided it was just a bit too intense for my life at the moment. I was in need of something relaxing and fun that I could just relax into each evening. Fiona Veitch Smith’s Poppy Denby Investigates series is just perfect for exactly that. It was one of the first Christian fiction books I had read and I absolutely loved reading the first instalment and so couldn’t wait to get my hands on the second. Growing up in a conservative Christian household as the minister’s daughter has left Poppy Denby with a serious need for adventure and so when she has the opportunity to live in London with her Aunt she jumps at the chance. Set in the 1920s Poppy enters the world of flappers, jazz and glamour. In the first book of the series Poppy finds herself a job as a journalist for on the local newspapers, in this second edition she is a fully established rising star on the hunt for more sensational stories but once again finds herself wrapped up in mystery. This second book is full of drama, mystery and the glittering world of the Russian aristocracy. Reminiscent of an Agatha Christie novel this book is a great read for anyone looking for a more traditional crime story.  A fun and easy read great for an evening on the sofa or a nice edition to a warming bubble bath on a dark night.

Non-Christian Book of the Month: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

I’m not even sure where to start with this book. Due to its size and my busy schedule it actually took me a few weeks to read this book, normally that would tend to mean I’d get bored of reading it but not this time. I absolutely loved the magical world Sarah J. Maas created in this book and after all the hype from friends who have read the series I wasn’t at all disappointed. Set in a fantasy world split into two realms, that of the Faeries and that of the humans, a young girl called Feyre shoots a wolf in the forest one day in search of food for her family. Unknowingly that single act will change her life forever. Taken away to a magical kingdom, Feyre must pay the price for killing a faerie – an eternity spent in a world where humans do not belong. But the longer she spends with her captor the more she begins to suspect he is hiding something that could change the lives of all she loves back in the human realm. A great book for anyone looking for a fantasy series to dive into over the next few months of colder weather. I can’t wait to pick up the next one in the series.


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