Matt Haig – The Radleys

5. The Radleys by Matt Haig (2010)
Length: 366 pages
Genre: Horror
Started: 14 January 2011
Finished: 24 January 2011
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Kristin at Free Press
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 28 December 2010
Why do I have it? I live quirky books and I love horror.

The Radleys are a normal dysfunctional English family. Peter is an overworked doctor, Helen is an unhappy housewife, Rowan and Clara are their teenaged children – Rowan is being bullied and Clara is an anemic recent vegan. The only secret that the Radleys have is a seventeen-year-old one that no one knows but themselves. Peter and Helen are vampires, trying to raise their children as normally as possible.

When Clara commits a shocking and oddly satisfying act of violence, she attracts the attention of the police, forcing her parents to shatter the shield of lies around their children. Uncle Will, a practicing vampire, arrives to throw off the police and in the process and cracks the Radleys idyllic marriage wide open.

I enjoyed this book very much and give it an A!

A! – (90-95%)

Happy Reading to you all, Emeraldfire and Rosefire


Joel M. Andre – Cry of the Fallen

4. Cry of the Fallen by Joel M. Andre (2010)
The Black Chronicles Book 1
Length: 224 pages
Genre: Horror
Started: 17 January 2011
Finished: 19 January 2011
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Dorothy at Pump up Your Book
How long was it on my TBR pile? Since 8 September 2010
Why do I have it? I like horror.

Lauren Bruni is a detective with the Arizona Police Department whose life is falling apart. Her marriage has disolved, her daughter is missing and her partner has begun to hate her. When increasingly violent murders begin to occur that seem to be somehow connected to Lauren, she must find a way to protect her people from a demonic killer known as the Cowboy. I really liked this book even though it was extremely violent in parts. I give it a B+!

B+! – (89-94%)

Happy Reading to you all, Emeraldfire and Rosefire