These ‘about me’ sections, or even sections that inform you about blogs, have never been my forte. Much to my chagrin, I was never taught the unwritten rules of what you are supposed to say. The links at the side of the blog – Twitter and Goodreads, for example – are liable to tell you more than I could ever say in words.

Mostly, this will be a book blog. I read a lot, and I love to share my views on my most recent reads. I try to read a little bit of everything, but if you look closely you’ll notice I will occasionally become obsessed with one specific genre for a short period of time. Old books, new books, yet to be released books – I read them all. If you’re an author looking for advance readers or just wish for more reviews of a book you’ve already released, please feel free to contact me. There is a contact form at the side of my blog – if you scroll down below the Twitter and Goodreads sidebar you will find it – so drop me a message and I’ll be sure to get back to you in double time. After all, finding new authors is what makes the book world go around.

Thanks for taking your time to read this. With a little bit of luck, you will find my blog much more interesting than this mundane introductory section.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Review: The 45% Hangover

The 45% Hangover The 45% Hangover by Stuart MacBride
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m always tentative when it comes to reading nonessential short stories that go with any series I love. However, after reading and loving Partners in Crime, I knew I would need to give The 45% Hangover a try. After all, it promised more Steel and McRae banter – something I’m always down to read.

I’ll be honest, at first I wasn’t overly pulled in. I was interested, yes, but it didn’t quite have the magic of the two Partners in Crime short stories that had left me walking around with my phone attached to my hand and people bumping into me in stores. Thus, I was a wee bit disappointed at first. I had been crossing my fingers that I would be given another almost five stars read, or even my first ever five star short story.

Fortunately, part way through things changed. I was pulled into the story, unable to pull my eyes away from my phone screen for any period of time. I was curious as to what was coming next, desperate to see how things played out. Moreover, by the end of the story I was in absolute stitches. I really couldn’t stop the giggling with the last part of the story. Honestly, MacBride created such an amusing scenario. He really does outdo himself all the time.

All in all, it was a fun little short story. I didn’t enjoy it as much as the prior Logan McRae short stories, but I had fun with it. It’s certainly worth reading if you’re a fan of the series.

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