Sunday Connection – This Week’s #BookReviews Plus Links To The Blogosphere #SundayBlogShare

This week we’ve been reviewing the following books:

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Monday – Barb reviewed fantasy The Jack Of Ruin by Stephen C Merlino

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I reviewed non fiction The Friendship Cure by Kate Leaver

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Tuesday – I reviewed mild thriller The Intruder by P.S Hogan

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Wednesday – Eleanor reviewed historical romance The Viscount And The Vicar’s Daughter by Mimi Matthews

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Thursday – Judith W reviews scifi The Happy Chip by Dennis Meredith

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Friday – Jessie reviewed historical fantasy The Falcon Flies Alone by Gabrielle Mattieu

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Saturday – Alison reviewed family memoir Castles In The Air by Alison Ripley

Plus Links To The Blogosphere

Good advice for pitching your book

https://thisislitblog.com/2018/03/18/authorsgetlit-the-real-reason-your-book-pitch-keeps-getting-rejected/

Modern demands for word-counts in books

http://annerallen.com/2018/03/word-count-guidelines-by-genre/

Drew tackles a common theme among book bloggers

https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress.com/2018/03/20/reasons-why-a-blogger-declines-your-review-request-and-doesnt-want-you-on-their-blog-bookbloggers-bookblogger-bloggers-blogger-authors-blogpost/

Can Authors vote on Amazon reviews of their own book?

https://buildbookbuzz.com/vote-on-amazon-reviews/

Help understanding Goodreads bookshelves

http://avalinahsbooks.space/guide-to-goodreads/

 

Rosie’s #Bookreview Team #RBRT #Historical #Fantasy The Falcon Flies Alone by @GabrielleAuthor

Today’s team review is from Jessie, she blogs here  http://behindthewillows.com

#RBRT Review Team

Jessie has been reading The Falcon Flies Alone by Gabrielle Mathieu

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When a book starts with a naked woman on a roof wondering how she got there and more pressingly how on earth she’s going to get down, you might think that the plot of this book would have you in it’s grip. Instead I found that the plot, though smooth, was almost too flat and it was the force of the characters that kept me reading. From the not super likable heroine to the villain who’s image was drawn with such depth he gave me nightmares, the characters were easily the stars of the novel.

Would I recommend it? The story line could have used less substance abuse, and more substance.  Although to be fair it was mostly substance abuse in the name of science. Creepy experiment on people science but science… well, with a little witch doctor voodoo thrown in for good measure. Fortunately the characters saved the book. This is Mathieu’s first novel and I look forward to seeing what she writes next.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I discovered this book because I’m a proud member of Rosie’s Book Review Team!

Gabrielle Mathieu lived on three continents by the age of eight. She’d experienced the bustling bazaars of Pakistan, the serenity of Swiss mountain lakes, and the chaos of the immigration desk at the JFK airport. Perhaps that’s why she developed an appetite for the unusual and disorienting. Her fantasy books are grounded in her experience of different cultures and interest in altered states of consciousness (mostly white wine and yoga these days). The Falcon Flies Alone is her debut novel.

Gabrielle Mathieu

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