Taking part in Blog Tour – The Destroyer by Warren Murphy

Hi guys just a quick note to say I am taking part in a blog tour for Created, The Destroyer  thanks to Clara Diaz at The Little Brown Book Group.

Created, The destroyer by Warren Murphy is book one in a long running thriller series which has sold over 60 million copies worldwide.

The series is the story of a former police officer, Remo Williams, who gets sentenced to death for a crime he didn’t commit BUT hours before he sits in the electric chair a mysterious monk visits him and gives him a black pill to bite just before he dies. He bites the pill and after “dying” he wakes up in an ambulance! He has now been rescued/recruited by a secret government organization as an assassin. He is now The Destroyer.

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My part in the blog tour will take place on the 21st September and this is when I will be publishing my book review.

Would love to hear from anyone who has read the series (Spoiler free of course) all opinions discussions welcome!

Remember to look out for my review- September 21st 2014

A Promise (2013) Review

So what happens when Severus Snape and Robb Stark are in love with the same woman?

Chaos guys. Just chaos.

Based on the post humerus novella by Stefan Zweig A Promise directed by  Patrice Leconte is set in 1912 and beyond. When a young  engineering  graduate Friedrich Zeitz (Richard Madden) comes to work for an aging tygoon  Karl Hoffmeister (Alan Rickman) he learns of his employers deteriorating health and is soon, having earned the affections and respect of Hoffmeister helping him run the company as he becomes more and more bedridden.

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The problems start when Madden meets Lot (Rebecca Hall)  Hoffmeister’s much younger and beautiful wife and an attraction begins to grow between the two. Lot is a devoted wife and unwilling to betray her ailing husband until, she finds out that Madden is being sent by Hoffmeister to Mexico for two years.

Finally the two declare there feelings for each other and make a vow to love each other, write to one another and be together when their two year separation is over.

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Of course their separation was to be for longer than two years, with the out break of war imminent it would be six years before the lovers saw each other again and with years, continents and war to separate them a lot will change.

I have not read the book and believe me I plan on it because the films premise was… interesting.

This was a indie film so by no means am I going to compare it to any of it’s big budget contemporary’s I liked the story and with out getting all spoiler-y (big twist cough cough) is just I thought the whole thing was a little rushed.

With in eight minutes of the film  the main character had, arrived at his new job, met his boss, had dinner with him, been promoted and fallen for Lot and the film continues in this fashion.

Over all I would A Promise is a good film, it has sparked my interested and made me want to read the novella Journey into the Past and above all it was nice to see Professor Snape and the King in the North alive and well.

 

We Were Liars by E.Lockhart review

” We are liars. We are beautiful and privileged. We are cracked and broken.” 

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This book has been so hyped some loved it, some were not that impressed, but I had to find out for myself what all the fuss was about.

The rich beautiful Sinclair family holiday on their private island every year, told through the eyes of the Sinclair families oldest grandchild, Cadence she describes the island, the escapism and magic it provides and the secrets it holds for her and her two cousins and their friend Gat.

The best way to go into this book is blind – when something happens on island that Cadence cannot remember she realizes that her family and even her beloved cousins and Gat our keeping the truth from her. Desperate to find out the secrets the island holds  she makes it her mission to find out but she could never have prepared herself for what was waiting for her.

This is a very short, quick read, unfortunately I think there was too much hype so by the time I got around to reading it I knew SOMETHING was going happen and I couldn’t help but wait for it. Putting that aside I really enjoyed it, I loved E. Lockhart’s writing style which was almost poetic and kept me engaged, I also think the length of the book is perfect for what the story actually was. I was easily sucked into the world and atmosphere of the island, feeling the sun on my skin and waves crashing against my toes it really it a beautifully written book.

As for the ending- I cried, it was great, and terrible and everything in between.