2015

2015 · 23. May 2015
Late winter and early spring have been busy seasons during which I've had little time to write book reviews here at Budden Book Reviews. I've even been a little slack at posting reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. However, over the next week or so, I intend to play catch up. What has been the reason for such a lengthy period of silence, you may ask. Well, I decided to take my granddaughter on a spring vacation - just the two of us - before she turned two-years-old the latter part of April. I...

2015 · 02. March 2015
Before Time (The Time Trilogy: Book One) by Xunaira J. is a story set in Pakistan which shares the online friendship between Onaiza and Asher (aka Impassioned). In the story I watch a friendship grow (largely through text messages) to the point that, on a site built around anonymity, the two begin to trust each other. They look forward to the time when they can chat again and even go on to share their real identities and photos with each other. Before Time isn't a thriller, nor is it filled...

2015 · 24. January 2015
If I Break by Portia Moore is the first of four books which form the series by the same name. I started reading this story - unlike any other I had read - and couldn't put it down. I was drawn into the characters' lives and the mystery surrounding the male lead character. The twist in the story which came closer to the end of If I Break threw me for a loop. I had not expected it and it shook me up so much that I had to keep turning the pages and discovered I couldn't seem to turn them fast...