BOOK GIVEAWAY – THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

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Book Reviews / What I Love

the-girl-on-the-trainI’m doing my first ever blog giveaway and I figured what better book to have as the prize than The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.

If you haven’t heard of The Girl on the Train, well let me entice you. It’s a psychological thriller (would you expect any less from me?) about well…a girl on the train. Told in first person narrative from the point of view of three women; Rachel, Anna and Megan. Alcoholic and depressed Rachel is our main protagonist and the events that unfold in the book revolve around and connect to her in many ways.

It’s a fast paced thriller and has been incredibly popular, and following in the footsteps of Gone Girl, now has a film adaptation that is to be released in October of this year. Starring Emily Blunt as Rachel, the trailer looks incredibly tense and dark, and I’m really hoping that the filmmakers manage to do the book justice unlike than some of the great thriller novels who’s film fell completely flat (cough cough…Before I Go To Sleep.)

Emily Blunt is a great actress and I’m really hoping she captures the fragility of Rachel, and from the shots we see of her in the trailer, my hopes are very high.

So have I done enough to spike your interest in The Girl on the Train? If so, here’s how you enter my giveaway –

Like my Facebook page
Follow my blog
& Comment below why you love psychological thrillers!

Good luck! I’ll be choosing a winner at random on the Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 at Midnight (GMT)

PsychoCinderella❤

(You must be over 18 to enter, open worldwide. I have purchased prize (book) with my own money and am not being sponsored for this giveaway. You can only enter once and any other entries will not be counted. Winner will be chosen at random from all qualifying entries. The winner will be informed by email (so make sure I can find it through your comment or have a way to contact you!) within seven days of the contest ending. Winners must respond within 7 days to claim their prize. This prize draw is governed by English law and the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising in connection with it.)

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS – BOOK REVIEW

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Book Reviews

As I mentioned in yesterday’s book review, I’ve finally broken my reading drought and am now practically devouring any book I can get my hands on. Spurred on by how much I enjoyed Lie With Me, I decided to see what other short psychological thrillers I could download and read within a day.

I came across a book called Behind Closed Doors, written by B.A. Paris, and was intrigued by the title as I have written a short story called exactly the same thing…though the plots are vastly different.

Behind Closed Doors was at first confusing to me. Although written in my favorite style of 1st person narrative, and with different chapters switching between past and present, I found the narrative voice a little hard to follow and at times a little too…wordy.

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LIE WITH ME – BOOK REVIEW

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Book Reviews / Obsessions / What I Love

I haven’t done a book review in what seems like a very long time. While I’m at university I find it hard to actually commit to a book because I’m constantly having to read other things to write essays or concentrating on writing my own work. But now that I’ve finished university for the summer, I’ve finally gotten back into reading again!

The first book I read to break my reading drought was 11.22.63 by one of my favorite authors Stephen King. Although this book was very good and something I’d definitely recommend, I felt more compelled to review the book I devoured in one sitting,
Lie With Me.  

Written by Sabine Durrant, Lie With Me is an addictive psychological thriller, perfect for anyone who enjoyed Gone Girl, The Girl on The Train or any of the other fantastic thrillers that have been recently dominating the market.

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ARE ALL CLASSIC FILMS SEXIST?

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Essays / Film Analysis / Film Reviews / Sexuality

Check out the post I wrote for Film Inquiry on sexism in classic films. I discuss the famous Hitchcock thriller Vertigo, Roman Polanski’s Repulsion, and Marilyn Monroe.

Do you think all classic films are sexist or are there some that are surprisingly progressive for their time? Comment down below, or on my post on Film Inquiry, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

-Psycho Cinderella <3