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Blog Tour – Miracle Creek by Angie Kim @angiekimwriter @readeatretreat @hodderbooks @hodderscape #MiracleCreek

Hi guys! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Miracle Creek by Angie Kim! This book grabbed my attention straight away with the stunning cover! Check out the blog tour banner below!

In rural Virginia, Young and Pak Yoo run an experimental medical treatment device known as the Miracle Submarine: a pressurized oxygen chamber that patients enter for “dives”, used as an alternative therapy for conditions including autism or infertility. But when the Miracle Submarine mysteriously explodes, killing two people, a dramatic murder trial upends the Yoos’ small community.

Who or what caused the explosion? Was it the mother of one of the patients, who claimed to be sick that day but was smoking down by the creek? Or was it Young and Pak themselves, hoping to cash in on a big insurance payment and send their daughter to college? The ensuing trial uncovers unimaginable secrets from that night – trysts in the woods, mysterious notes, child-abuse charges – as well as tense rivalries and alliances among a group of people driven to extraordinary degrees of desperation and sacrifice.

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Miracle Creek is Angie Kim’s debut novel and I would never have known. Kim knows how to write a suspenseful thriller!
The story is told chapter by chapter through the eyes of each character. It explores the criminal trial that is trying to get to the bottom of why a fire broke out in a privately operated hyperbaric oxygen chamber.

Kim manages to develop fully-formed characters even while switching between points-of-view every chapter. The Yoo family and Elizabeth are particularly powerful portrayals. The descriptions of an immigrant family adjusting to life in the United States, were heartbreaking and interesting to read about. I have a little experience with autism, but I thought Kim’s chapters from Theresa and Elizabeth’s point of view were thought-provoking and emotional.

There are multiple layers to this story. You notice quite early on that nothing is how it seems. Kim peels the layers back one by one so that gradually we get inside her characters skins. By the end I wasn’t entirely surprised with the truth, but I enjoyed piece by piece everything being revealed!

If you enjoy a good psychological thriller then Miracle Creek is a book that you should definitely read!

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I rated this book 4/5 stars!

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Blog Tour : The Record Keeper by Agnes Gomillion @titanbooks @agnesgomillion #TheRecordKeeper

Hey guys! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Record Keeper by Agnes Gomillion! I was kindly sent this book to review by titanbooks as part of the blog tour but all opinions are my own and all my reviews are honest!

After World War III, Earth is in ruins, and the final armies have come to a reluctant truce. Everyone must obey the law–in every way–or risk shattering the fragile peace and endangering the entire human race.

Although Arika Cobane is a member of the race whose backbreaking labor provides food for the remnants of humanity, she is destined to become a member of the Kongo elite. After ten gruelling years of training, she is on the threshold of taking her place of privilege far from the fields. But everything changes when a new student arrives. Hosea Khan spews dangerous words of treason: What does peace matter if innocent lives are lost to maintain it?

As Arika is exposed to new beliefs, she realises that the laws she has dedicated herself to uphold are the root of her people’s misery. If Arika is to liberate her people, she must unearth her fierce heart and discover the true meaning of freedom: finding the courage to live–or die–without fear.

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The Record Keeper is Agnes Gomillion’s debut novel. I don’t usually read sci-fi as it’s a genre that daunts me as i’m not really into science and struggle with scientific words but this book was extremely easy to read, i found it a quick and easyish read and didn’t get put off by the wording or plot.

I loved the concept. I was entranced from the first page. Arika’s world is crafted to be real and stark. The books main plot is around racism and it’s very frank and dark. The people in power are white and English. The workers are from the Kongo and they are not treated with any respect or kindness. Arika the main character is the kind of person who follows rules after her childhood when she tried to stand up for herself she was locked away to starve so she now tries to stay out of trouble and wait for things to change. However she is strong and brave and becomes a voice for the people. Every person in this story has a role to play and if it’s not followed they threaten the world they live in.

Β I enjoyed this book because it’s completely different to anything i’d ever read usually, i usually stick to straight forward fantasy or contemporary romance books and this was a breath of fresh air for me. I loved the main character Arika and watching her character develop over time.

I rated this book 5/5 stars! You definitely need to read this one! It came out in paperback on the 18th june!

I can’t wait to see what this author does next.

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Thankyou titanbooks for sending me this book!

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