Monday, 14 April 2014

'Bird Box' by Josh Malerman - A book review and giveaway*

I'm a book lover, there's no two ways about it. I have been obsessed with books from a very young age and it's never changed - I love books so much that it's hard to put in to words (I'm sure there's some sort of deep irony in there?) but the amount that I read, unless blogging/life, takes over is testament to it, I think.

When I get given the chance to review books for the blog I have no choice but to say yes, there is something inside me that considers it painfully wrong to turn down the chance to have a new book to read - It's an utterly alien concept! If someone says 'Would you like me to send you an interesting new book to read?' the answer should Always be yes!


This does mean that, sometimes I end up with books that take me a while to get in to because, although I will read anything, some things don't strike that spark in me as others do. As luck would have it, though, 'Bird Box', by Josh Malerman, was a book that sparked and sparked and didn't stop until I was finished a few hours later!

I read it in one evening, I had some books I wanted to read on the kindle on my journey to London but I had really wanted to get this read so I thought I'd give it a go. I resurfaced a few hours later feeling rather disoriented because I had forgotten about the real world and was living in the unnerving world that was created within this chilling novel.

Instantly the story captures you because the intrigue is palpable - I defy anyone to not read the first few chapters of this book and go 'What, On, Earth?!' - It's captivating because it's odd, it's wrong, it's eerie and you want, no Need, to know why this is happening and what on earth could possibly happen next!



The world that the, few, characters inhabit is one that's utterly alien to us, the world has become a place where you cannot open your eyes outside, if you do then you won't survive. Terrifying, no? The story follows two paths, it follows a woman and two children as they try to exist within this world and it also follows a story of how the woman, and the world, came to be in this situation. It's simple, but it works, the timing and the pacing of both threads of the story work perfectly in their separate ways and intertwining together too.

The book was released on the 3rd April and I urge you to give it a go, if you can cope with something that's rather chilling that is, because it's just utterly utterly captivating. I've not enjoyed something like I enjoyed 'Bird Box' in a really long time. You can buy the book from Amazon, HERE.

If you're feeling lucky, though, then I'd recommend entering my giveaway as I'm allowed to offer one of you, lovely readers, the chance to win a copy of this book! I'm so glad that I'll be able to allow someone else to enjoy it, just as I have.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

- You must be 18 or over to enter the giveaway
- The Giveaway is open to residents of the UK only
- The winner will be picked via Rafflecopter
- There will be one winner
- The winner will have 28 days to respond to my email informing them of the win, if they do not respond another winner will be drawn.
- The giveaway runs until midnight on 28th April 2014
- The winner will need to supply me with their details in order for me to pass those on to the company who'll supply the prize

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*I was sent this product for review purposes but I promise I enjoyed it as much as I've shown in the post, all opinions are mine and with all honesty. The prize for the giveaway will also be supplied by the company*

82 comments:

  1. The Island by Victoria Hislop!

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  2. Looks like an interesting read. currently im reading Divergent. so close to finishing but i love it, went to see the movie twice already! x

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  3. just finish divergent for the second time!

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  4. No-one as sex on a Tuesday by Tracey Bloom - very good and funny so far.

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  5. I'm in between books as I have a backlog of newspapers! The free papers in Waitrose at the weekend has become a bit of a habit! I really need to get back to books! I've heard this book mentioned before and it sounds like a great read, I have a shelf full of books about world disasters/coming to an end! I'm addicted to them!

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  6. One night in winter by Simon Sebag Montefiore. Sashenka was amazing and this is too!

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  7. Blood brothers

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  8. I am not reading anything that is why I hope to win so I can read this novel (:

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  9. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

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  10. I'm currently reading The Shock Of The Fall

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  11. currently........ The Misbegotten by Katherine Webb

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  12. Eliajah's Mermaid by Essie Fox

    KATHY D

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  13. I'm rereading A Song of Ice And Fire series and loving it even more than first time around.
    strupag.com

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  14. call the midwife
    olga carpenter

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  15. Daddys gone a Hunting. mary Higgins Clark

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  16. oliver twist x charles dickens x

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  17. Some old books. Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes books.

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  18. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

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  19. Thanks for the memories by Cecelia Ahern

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  20. Re-reading P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern. Read the book, seen the film :- both great.

    Rachel Craig

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  21. Currently reading The Consultant by Liam Muir.

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  22. A really good biography of Jimi Hendrix.

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  23. Harry Houdini biography

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  24. Wind in the Willows again with my kids they love it

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  25. Daylight on Iron Mountain by David Wingrove :)

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  26. I don't get much time for reading unfortunately.

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  27. World War Z sorry i cant remember the author.

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  29. Michael Clyma20 April 2014 08:34

    To Kill A Mockingbird by harper lee

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  30. Oranges and Sunshine by Margaret Humphreys

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  31. Treachery in Bordeaux

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  32. Rebecca Gransden25 April 2014 12:45

    The Verdict by Nick Stone

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  33. Pet cemetery by Stephen King. My mum has all his books and I must say there's nothing like a classic horror :-D
    Rachel white

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  34. I am currently reading the Tube Riders by Chris Ward

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  35. Reading Thirteen Days To Midnight by Patrick Carman

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  36. kate atkinson behind the scenes at the museum

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  37. Charmian Filewood26 April 2014 14:42

    The Snowman by Jo Nesbo

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  38. The Devil in the Marshalsea :)

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  39. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

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  40. It Ellison all the pretty girls

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  41. Legion by WP Blatty - about the 10th time because I love it

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  42. Lynwood Barclay - Never saw it coming

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  43. Nothing specific as looking for a good book to read!

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  44. Sarah Saunders27 April 2014 17:07

    Dead Letter Drop by Peter James

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  45. I just finished reading the karen moning dream fever series. this book looks really interesting xx

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  46. Just finished Behind the Scenes at the Museum.

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  47. Pam Francis Gregory27 April 2014 20:45

    Song of Fire and Ice series by George R R Martin

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  48. a pretty boring book I can't even remember the name off :/

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  49. Eeny Meeny, the book will be for sale next week, its fab if you like crime thrillers.

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  50. Brave Story by Miyuki Miyabe (again!)

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  51. 'Angela's ashes'

    Natalie Gillham

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  52. Sylvia Plath - The Bell Jar

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  53. I'm currently reading Stonemouth by Iain Banks

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  54. No Child of Mine - Susan Lewis

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  55. I'm currently reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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  56. going to start the book thief
    lisa ann tebbutt

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  57. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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