BOOKS: Mini Book Reviews #5

I have another 4 mini book reviews for you today, if you want to have a look at the previous book reviews you can do so here. If you would like to read my book reviews in full then head over to my professional blog here. The four books I'll be reviewing today are: The Love of my Life,  Her Fearful Symmetry, The World According to Bob and The Shadow of the Wind.

The Love of my Life by Louise Douglas
I'm not a big fan of love stories so I wasn't sure that this would be my kind of book however this focuses on lots of different kinds of relationship such as affairs, marriage and mother and daughter relationships so it added a more complex element to the novel. The book perfectly explores the main characters relationships with the rest of the characters and doesn't scrimp on details and descriptions which allows the reader to really sympathise with her after her husband dies at a young age. If like me you're not a fan of this genre usually I'd recommend making an exception for this book!
Full review here.

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
This book was such a disappointment that I don't even know where to begin with the review. The premise seemed to offer something interesting and unusual however in reality the novel was boring and failed to grab my attention. I don't mind fantasy elements in books but in this story it just didn't work and made the whole thing so far fetched it verged on ridiculous. The only reason I kept reading was so I could review it so I think many people would give in with this book. The twist come far too late in the novel and only brought excitement to the story for a short period of time. 
Full review here

The World According to Bob by James Bowen
The sequel to A Street Cat Named book, this book continues the adventures of James and Bob. It follows pretty much the same pattern as the first book in that the story is woven together through snippets of James' past, how he is turning his life around in the present and tales of Bob and how he's helping James to get his life on track. You can't help but love Bob and want to find out more about James too. It's a real feel-good heart melting book!
Full review here.

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Having previously read and enjoyed a young adult novel by Zafón is was very interested to see what this adult novel would be like. It easily has to be one of the most beautifully written books I've read in a while, the plot lines are intense and intricate, there's a hint of a dark Gothic element and even a touch of humour now and then. The novel has quite a large number of key characters which is usually something that I find off putting, however in this book it works really well with each character adding something different to the novel to provide more twists and turns. I can't wait to read the other two books that go with this one.
Full review here.

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