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Assassin’s Creed (The Official Film Tie-in) – Christie Golden ★★★★

Blurb:
We work in the dark to serve the light. We are assassins.
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.

My Review:
Now I must start by saying I am a big fan of anything Assassin Creed and was delighted it was being turned into a film, so I just had to read the book before I watched the film. However, I didn’t find this one as good as the series of Assassin Creed I have previously read. It is a brilliant story line but I wasn’t as hooked as I was with the series and I think that’s because they’ve turned it into a more 21st century story rather than the old series. Nevertheless, I enjoyed reading this one even though it took me a while to finish which is why I awarded four stars. This book is written well and contains short chapters but i wouldn’t class it as similar to the whole series. I can’t wait to watch the film now and compare the two. I must admit I do love the cover though showing the two personalities of an assassin. This is written by a different author than those written in the series which is also why it felt a bit different.  Enjoy!

Amazon Link UK <<< Currently £4.99
Amazon Link US <<< Currently $1.49

The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini ✶✶✶✶✶

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Blurb:
“It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime.”

Amir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashtuns. Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, a despised and impoverished caste. Their uncommon bond is torn by Amir’s choice to abandon his friend amidst the increasing ethnic, religious, and political tensions of the dying years of the Afghan monarchy, wrenching them far apart. But so strong is the bond between the two boys that Amir journeys back to a distant world, to try to right past wrongs against the only true friend he ever had.

The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies.

My Review:
Wow. Khaled Hosseini has done it again! Brilliant. Will tug right at your heart strings. A beautiful emotional story. I cannot believe I have finally read all his books! A must read if you haven’t already. A very powerful story! Another well deserved five stars from me… Amazing story! Parts you may need a tissue though 😦

The Kite Runner is written well and is easy to read. You will fall in love with some of the characters and some you will hate. A story that will stay in your heart for a long time. A must buy from me! Can finally watch the film now too and compare. Brilliant. This author has never let me down and I hope (fingers crossed) a new book will soon be out! Highly recommend. Enjoy, I loved it. 

Amazon Link:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kite-Runner-Khaled-Hosseini-ebook/dp/B00B0CR0O6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1482182189&sr=1-1&keywords=the+kite+runner

*BLOG TOUR* Late Whitsun – Jasper Kent ✶✶✶✶✶

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Blurb:
Brighton, 1938.

Charlie ‘Big Bad’ Woolf thought it would be easy money, and there’s precious little of that for a private detective in a seaside town. It was just a trip up to London to hand over an envelope – a favour for his old partner, Alan O’Connor. But Woolf couldn’t resist taking a peek inside. The pictures were unadulterated smut; a man and a girl in a hotel room. Blackmail, pure and simple – right up O’Connor’s street. Woolf was happy to be rid of them, handing them over to a masked man in a London park.

When he gets home, O’Connor’s waiting for him, which is a surprise. The bigger surprise is that he’s dead; a bullet through the eye. Woolf is the prime suspect, but when he discovers that the man in the photographs is a German diplomat and the blackmail is being run by MI5, things get more complicated. It seems obvious who killed O’Connor, but Woolf soon realizes that he’s the only one who cares. With war looming, the good of the country counts for more than the arrest of a murderer. If he’s to see the killer caught, Charlie Woolf must prove that the crime has little to do with the world of espionage…

My Review:
Thanks to the publishers for sending me a copy and for asking me to take part in this blog tour, I have voluntarily reviewed this book! Well.. I don’t know where to start. Late Whitsun is the first in the Charlie Woolf series, with more to come and I cannot wait to read the others already. I have awarded five stars as I thoroughly enjoyed this story, I loved it! I managed to read Late Whitsun in just two days, I was hooked!

Late Whitsun is well written, fast paced and easy to read! I would highly recommend this story to you all (213 pages). This story will keep you guessing and bring out the inner detective within you to see if you can solve the case before they do (I failed). Beware, this story is cleverly written and you wont expect the outcome. A book that is hard to put down! A story that kept me thinking… Brilliant. I cannot wait to see what lies ahead for Charlie Woolf!

Late Whitsun is perfect for readers who enjoy a brilliant historical fiction, crime, mystery and detective filled story. If you think this is your kind of story the Amazon link is below so give it a click and it will MAGICALLY appear on your kindle with a POP. Enjoy, I did.

Amazon Link: 
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Late-Whitsun-Charlie-Woolf-Book-ebook/dp/B01LYIXLV0/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1480021197&sr=1-1&keywords=late+whitsun