Review: The Midnight Sun

Posted 3 June, 2019 by Lianne in Books / 0 Comments

The Midnight Sun
By: Cecilia Ekback
Format/Source: Paperback; my purchase

Sweden, 1855. Worst thing I ever saw… The Minister of Justice has received a disturbing message. There’s been a massacre on one of Lapland’s mountains: a priest, a law enforcement officer, and a local settler have been slaughtered by one of the indigenous Sami people. The murderer is in custody, but he refuses to talk. The Minister dispatches his son-in-law, a geologist, to investigate, as there is another reason to visit BlackÂsen: it is a mountain with many secrets, a mountain whose rich mineral deposits have never been exploited. But Magnus does not journey alone. The Minister’s daughter, in disgrace, is sent with him.

The two unlikely companions venture out of the sweltering city to the wild landscape of Sweden’s far north under the strange, insomnia-inducing light of the midnight sun. There, the shocking truth they discover about the murders and what lies behind them will only be matched by what they discover about themselves. For Lovisa and Magnusóand for the people of BlackÂsenó nothing will ever be the same again. In The Month of the Midnight Sun tells a riveting story of the collision of worlds old and new, and cements Ekback’s status as a master of Nordic noir.

I completely forgot but I actually read her first book, Wolf Winter (review), a few years ago. Oops; clearly read too many books at this point :3 Anyway, I picked this book up on a whim (which is something of a rarity these days) and took it with me when I went on holiday a few weeks ago.

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May Updates

Posted 31 May, 2019 by Lianne in Website / 1 Comment

So. I’m back. Sort of. lol. Spent the first part of the month on a well-needed vacation (which was wonderful. It was hard coming back lol). Remainder of the month was spent sick and trying to catch up. But anyway, here’s what has been happening on the blog for that part of the month:

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  1. Books reviewed recently: Myke Cole’s The Armoured Saint (review), Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile (review), and Winston Graham’s Jeremy Poldark (review). You can check out all the books I’ve reviewed recently in the book review tag.
  2. One movie was reviewed this month: Avengers: Endgame (review). You can check out all of the past movies I’ve watched and reviewed in this tag.
  3. One comic was reviewed this month: Thor: The World Eaters (review). You can read all of the comics I’ve reviewed over at this tag.

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And that’s about it from the blog for the month of May! Fingers crossed I get a bit done on the blog over the next few months such as updating certain elements (goodness knows that header was meant to be updated aaaaaages ago to reflect the current title of the blog) but we’ll see. There’s a lot of shuffling to happen the next few months. But anyway, have a lovely start to June!

Review: Death on the Nile

Posted 29 May, 2019 by Lianne in Books / 0 Comments

Death on the Nile (Hercule Poroit #17)
By: Agatha Christie
Format/Source: eBook; my purchase

Linnet Ridgeway and Simon Doyle are being stalked by Simon’s furious ex, Jackie. So hell bent on taking revenge for the way sheís been treated she follows them on their honeymoon to Egypt, aboard a steam cruiser travelling along the Nile. They are however not the only holidaymakers aboard the vessel, a certain Hercule Poirot attempts a relaxing cruise, only to be drawn into the threesome’s feud when Linnet Ridgeway is found dead – shot while she was asleep.

While I still haven’t made so much of a dent into Agatha Christie’s extensive bibliography, I’m always in for a thrilling time whenever I do pick up one of her books. So far her books have kept me intrigued from start to finish, following the clues and getting to know the characters along the way and how their motivations may or may not contribute to the mystery. I read this book before I left on holiday; I’ve often seen it ranked pretty high up in her list of books, but I also heard it’s to be adapted to a movie again so here we go…

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Review: Jeremy Poldark

Posted 27 May, 2019 by Lianne in Books / 0 Comments

Jeremy Poldark (Poldarks #3)
By: Winston Graham
Format/Source: eBook; my purchase

Ross Poldark faces the darkest hour of his life in this third novel of the Poldark series. Reeling from the tragic death of a loved one, Captain Poldark vents his grief by inciting impoverished locals to salvage the contents of a ship run aground in a stormóan act for which British law proscribes death by hanging. Ross is brought to trial for his involvement, and despite their stormy marriage, Demelza tries to rally support for her husband, to save him and their family.

But there are enemies in plenty who would be happy to see Ross convicted, not the least of which is George Warleggan, the powerful banker whose personal rivalry with Ross grows ever more intense and threatens to destroy the Poldarks.

And into this setting, Jeremy Poldark, Ross and Demelza’s first son, is born…

At long last I’ve gotten around to the third book in the series. I was in a bit of a historical fiction mood before I went on holiday so apologies on how brief the following review will likely be; it’s been a while between the time I read the book and the time I’m typing this out.

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Movie: Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Posted 24 May, 2019 by Lianne in Entertainment / 0 Comments

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe.

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At last, I’ve finally watched it! One of the first things I wanted to do when I returned from holiday was to go and watch Avengers: Endgame. It was so hard to dodge the spoilers, to be honest, the internet and social media really is not safe these days. I finally found a day I was free, which so happened was after working a night shift, so regardless of sleeping some 3 hours, I took my family to see it lol.

Naturalmente, major SPOILERS ahead if you haven’t seen the movie!

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