Book Blogger Hop #7

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This week question:

 Who is your favorite children’s books author and why? (submitted by Kitty @ Vicarious Bookworm)

My answer:

Unfortunately I’ve never read much when I was young so I didn’t have a favorite author (and I don’t read children’s book now); I can say that the Little Mermaid was my favorite book, though…

Birthdays for the Dead

Birthdays for the Dead Book Cover Birthdays for the Dead
Ash Henderson, Book 1
Stuart MacBride
HarperCollins Publishers
January 1, 2012

Detective Constable Ash Henderson has a dark secret…

Five years ago his daughter, Rebecca, went missing on the eve of her thirteenth birthday. A year later the first card arrived: home-made, with a Polaroid picture stuck to the front – Rebecca, strapped to a chair, gagged and terrified. Every year another card: each one worse than the last.

The tabloids call him ‘The Birthday Boy’. He’s been snatching girls for twelve years, always in the run-up to their thirteenth birthday, sending the families his home-made cards showing their daughters being slowly tortured to death.

But Ash hasn’t told anyone about Rebecca’s birthday cards – they all think she’s just run away from home – because if anyone finds out, he’ll be taken off the investigation. And he’s sacrificed too much to give up before his daughter’s killer gets what he deserves…

About the Book

This was a new series for me but not a new author. I read the other MacBride’s series (Logan MaRea) and I intend to keep reading it but not this one.

I find Ash disgusting, a criminal and a magnet for bad luck.

I loved the plot, it is quite chilling and inventive but the book is ruined by the main character. It talks and talks about his life, his family and his criminal adventures with loan sharks and his ex-wife’s ex. My interest was picked only when his daughter was kidnapped even if, really? Two daughters, two kidnappings? Told you, bad luck magnet…

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Book Blogger Hop #6

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This week question:

Do you enjoy reading retelling of, or ‘sequels’ to, classic novels? Why or why not? (submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books)

My answer:

 I actually never read any retelling story of classics so I don’t know if I would like them. Sequels maybe, if they are written by the same author.