Black Eyed Susans

“That was my grandfather’s one survival tip if I ever found myself trapped in a fairy tale. Keep your promises. Bad things happen if you don’t.”

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‘Black Eyed Susans’ by Julia Heaberlin.

‘I am the star of screaming headlines and campfire ghost stories.
I am one of the four Black-Eyed Susans.
The lucky one.’

This was such a page turner for me. The more you read, the harder it is to put it down! I don’t usually read Mystery – Thriller genres, but the cover of this one sold it to me. I ended up loving it! I would now consider reading more from this genre as I found it so exciting.

‘Left with three other girls in a grave shrouded by Black-eyed Susans, Tessa alone survived, her testimony helping to put a killer behind bars. Now, Sixteen years later, he is about to be executed, but Tessa feels no relief. Because someone is planting black-eyed Susans outside her window. Someone is sending her daughter sinister messages. And there’s a lawyer telling her the man about to be put to death is innocent.’

When I first started reading this, I couldn’t get used to the way in which it was written. Each chapter shifts backwards and forwards in time. But after a while I found this to be extremely well thought out. It helps to explain why some things happen and gives a better understanding of the characters. By the end, I was jumping up and down on my sofa as the secrets were unveiled.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good story. It was not predictable (at least not to me) and has a great amount of suspense to keep you guessing!

4/5 stars!

Hope you pick this book up if you get the chance.

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A Bookworms Christmas Gift Guide

Wondering what to buy for the bookworm in your life? Here I have prepared a little helpful list of gift ideas which are sure to excite all the book lovers in the world. Being a bookworm myself, I chose things that I would be thrilled to receive and hope that maybe I can get my greedy little hands on them soon! On with the show! Hope you find it helpful.

1. Alice In Wonderland Bookmark.

Spookyisland (Etsy) £8.99

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This bookmark is just the cutest thing! This is perfect for all the Alice fans out there. Now you can take teapots and the white rabbit with you wherever you go. The chain will hang over the outside of a book and will look absolutely beautiful.

2. Library Book Stamp.

packagery  (Etsy) £21.43+

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A custom book plate stamp which can be personalised with your name on it! There are a selection of different styles but this one is my favourite. There is a choice of different styles of stamp too such as a self inking stamp or a wooden handled stamp.

3. Cloth bound Classic: A Christmas Carol.

Waterstones £14.99

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Part of penguins beautiful cloth bound classics, this hardcover copy of Charles Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’ is perfect for any book collector. This story is one of my favourites and I seriously hope this turns up on Christmas morning! (Hint hint!)

4. Readers Gonna Read Enamel pin.

LiteraryEmporium (Etsy) £7.50

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Being a pin collector, this design makes me smile every time I see it!  Even if you don’t collect pins I believe that any book lover would be proud to own this adorable enamel pin.

5. Constellations A5 Notebook.

Nikkistrange (Etsy) £4.99

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This beautifully printed notebook is one of many stunning designs available. This would be great not only for book worms but for pretty much anyone!

6.  642 Tiny Things To Write About.

Waterstones £6.99

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This one is for the writers out there. This little book is  a delightful and thought provoking present which will inspire writers and all the creatives in the world.

 

Hopefully this post helped some of you out and I will speak to you very soon!

 

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