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**Weekly Wrap Up**


Well it’s that time of the time of the week again, where does the time go? Answers on a postcard please. So today it’s my weekly wrap up and I’m pleased to say I’ve managed to read more than one book again this week, I finished one, read one and just started on my third book this week  not bad considering I’ve been on lates this week so struggle to find anytime to read.

Outside Looking In by Michael Wood


I’ve really been looking forward to reading the latest release from Michael Wood, it’s the second in the DCI Matilda Darke series, and I loved it, you will be able to read my review on Monday 4th July as part of the blog tour

The Caller by M. A. Comley and Tara Lyons


This is the first collaboration from authors M.A. Comley and Tara Lyons, and again I really enjoyed this new crime series, again this ones for a blog tour so you will be able to read my review on Friday 17th June 

When The Killing Starts by R C Bridgestock


This is the 7th book in the series and it’s a cracker! If you love a gritty police procedure book you will love this, and yes this book is for the blog tour you can catch my review on Friday 24th June

Books I’ve bought

I’ve been really, really good and only bought one book this week, and that’s because I have such a huge pile of books I’m desperate to read sitting on my TBR pile

Beautiful by Anita Waller


Last week On the book review café

Blog tour and Guest post for The Night Stalker by Robert Bryndza, You can read my review and guest post from Robert Bryndza here

Blog tour for The Safe Word by Karen Long, You can read my review here

My book of the month May 2016, You can see my book of the month here
Review for the Hatching by Ezekiel Boone, You can see my review here

Arc’s I’ve received this week

Whyte lies by KC Acton

I See You by Clare Mackintosh

The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter

Baby Doll by Hollie Overton

Cut To The Bone by Alex Cann


Review for The Sister by Louise Jenson

Review for S Is For Stranger by Louise Stone

A special guest review for The Last Good Girl by Alison Leotta

Blog tour for When He Fell by Kate Hewitt

Blogging news from the book review café

I just had to share this in my weekly round up, I was estatic to see Robert Bryndza used a quote from my review for The Night Stalker as his header on his very own Twitter page, how exciting is that?



What books have you been reading this week? I would love to know, please feel free to leave a comment 

The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone


Book Description

Deep in the jungle of Peru, a black, skittering mass devours an American tourist party whole. FBI agent Mike Rich investigates a fatal plane crash in Minneapolis and makes a gruesome discovery. Unusual seismic patterns register in a Indian earthquake lab, confounding the scientists there. The Chinese government “accidentally” drops a nuclear bomb in an isolated region of its own country. The first female president of the United States is summoned to an emergency briefing. And all of these events are connected.

As panic begins to sweep the globe, a mysterious package from South America arrives at Melanie Guyer’s Washington laboratory. The unusual egg inside begins to crack. Something is spreading…
The world is on the brink of an apocalyptic disaster. An virulent ancient species, long dormant, is now very much awake. But this is only the beginning of our end…

The Hatching is the stuff of nightmares (well mine anyway), I should have known when I received this book in the post and two spiders fell out (ok they were plastic but they still gave me a hell of a fright) that this book would make for an uncomfortable and damn right disturbing read (if you suffer from Arachnophobia you may want to give this book a wide berth). Up until now I haven’t been a huge fan apocalyptic disaster fiction, but hand on heart I did enjoy this book.

As you have probably gathered by now the plot centres around spiders, but these aren’t your bog standard house variety, these are flesh eating spiders, a species that lay dormant for millions of years and now they are invading the world. If this was all The Hatching had to offer you wouldn’t be reading my review now, but fortunately It’s much more than that. Ezekiel Boone has created a huge set of characters, they span across continents, have different job professions, and have different roles to play in the apocalyptic disaster, it was interesting to see how each character reacted to the deadly threat, and the reader is able to gain a much better perspective of the circumstances surrounding the unfolding events. Obviously with such a large number of characters you only get a superficial feel for the characters, but in the authors defence it makes for a better read, as it fits in with the chaos of an end-of-the-world disaster.

Reading about the spiders and their fight to literally eat the world alive made my flesh crawl, the vivid descriptions of these spiders made for a chilling read, and I found myself checking around me for spiders more than usual. The Hatching is delivered in mostly short snappy chapters, which add to the tension as events spiral out of control. If I had a couple of gripes about this book it would have to be the ending which in my opinion felt rushed and left me feeling deflated, (although I do believe there could be a follow up at some point) also there were a couple of scenes that were written in that bore little relevance to the plot. All in all it was a worth while read, an enjoyable thriller that reminded me very much of the classic horror movies I use to watch as a teenager.

Thanks to Sophie over at Orion books for my ARC in exchange for an honest review

4 ☕️☕️☕️☕️ out of 5



**Weekly Wrap Up**



Well it’s time for my weekly wrap up and I’m pleased to say I’ve managed to read more than ONE book this week, in fact I have read 3 books and just started my fourth

The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone


The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena



S Is For Stranger by Louise Stone


Outside Looking In by Michael Wood


Last week On the book review café

My A-Z Books tag You can read my A-Z of books here

Last To Die by Arlene Hunt You can read my review here

Chosen Child by Linda Huber You can read my review here


Book Post I received this week

Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant

All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

He’s Gone by Alex Clarke

Next week on the book review café

Its going to be a busy week, reviews plus two blog tours

Blog tour for The night Stalker by Robert Bryndza, Thursday 2nd June,  including a fascinating guest post from Robert Bryndza

Blog tour for The Safe Word by Karen Long,  Friday 3rd June 

Review for The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone

My Book of the month

Review For The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena