Friday, April 29, 2016

What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan #bookreview #amreading

I've always had kind of a morbid fascination with child abduction. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy, but I just really wonder about what has happened to those children that are never found. I think I've said on here before that the case of the Beaumont children which happened in Adelaide in the 60s is of particular interest to me, probably because it was multiple childen (three) and remains unsolved to this day.

So with that in mind, occasionally I like to see how an author perceives an abduction case might go - the who, why, and what happens. This is what drew me to What She Knew.

I felt this book started a little slow, and maybe that is because it took me a little while to get used to the format. The book is basically written from three points of view which are interspersed with emails, news reports and info on abduction. The points of view include the mother of the victim, the officer who was in charge of the search for the victim, and the therapist of that officer. It's a bit odd, but overall it does work.

What She Knew is set in England, but is written in such a way it could have occurred anywhere.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

A frozen future? Iced (Chronicles of White World Book 1) by M. Terry Green #amreading #mondayblogs

I don't generally judge a book by it's cover, which is a good thing because I hate this one.

Iced is a dystopian novel - the first in a triology - about a woman named Thirteen. It's not her real name - but she can't remember her real name. In Green's version of the future, the oceans are frozen over and the world is covered in ice. Slavery is real again, and only the elite are free. 

Thirteeen has somehow escaped from slavery (her past is not explained in this book) and spends her life sailing the ice searching for her sister, who has not. But Thirteen isn't just any ordinary woman. She's different. She has two sets of eyelids, and her hair has no color. It is completely clear, but reflects light giviing it the illusion of the color of her surroundings. She also doesn't feel the cold the way everyone else does.