Egotistical, narcissistic, selfish and self-absorbed and yet, you can’t help but love Apollo in this brilliant follow up to the Percy Jackson series. Instead of focussing on demi-gods, this story follows Apollo, once the mighty son of Zeus whom carried his flaming chariot across the heavens, is now dropped to earth as a human, and not just any human, a teenage boy with acne! Apollo’s worst nightmare.
Serendipity or “Ren” to her friends is a property seeker, and when she seeks out a property on the Emerald Isles, in a small friendly town called Ballykiltara, she soon “seeks” out more than she bargained for.
The Beast from the East or Storm Emma has finally arrived. I have to admit I was sceptical, was it really going to come! Was the world panicking over nothing? Was my hopes of ever getting to make another snow angel dashed? Since moving to the South West, the snow fall has been lacking. Hailing from the Midlands, where we can get snow, and a lot of it.
Set amidst a village of gossips, family drama and mystery abound, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd tells a unique and intriguing tale which keeps you guessing until the very end. As an aficionado of detective stories, I like to think I am good at guessing the end, but I must admit, this one had me second guessing myself every few minutes.