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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

The Other Alice - Michelle Harrison

Have you ever wondered what would happen if the characters from a book came alive?
Well that's exactly what happens when Alice doesn't finish her stories. I remember back when I was around 11-12 years old, I would write so many short stories about my life and about those I'd made up. If I were ever given the opportunity to write a novel, then it's something I wouldn't need to be asked twice for. I've always loved crime/mystery novels so I think I'd fit the bill to write in that genre.

The Other Alice is by an awarding-winning author called Michelle Harrison, who has before released a series of books all with the number 13 in the title. The book came packaged in the coolest envelope I've ever seen. Just look at how vibrant it is!
I also got a little cut out of a black cat which makes sense once you've read the book. So to start off with I just want to give a big thumbs up to the PR team for their creativity. Normally I just get a book in a plain white envelope!

Set in the modern day, we encounter Alice, a young adult who lives with her mum, stepdad and half brother Midge. Obsessed with writing and a passion for telling stories, Alice finds herself stuck completing her latest project, a full blown novel. Unbeknown to Midge, Alice's characters are soon appearing in reality and their lives that were once dictated by Alice, have now become their own to lead.

Suddenly, Midge finds Alice missing and he must use his wits and the help of Alice's stories to figure out where she is. However the journey isn't an easy one and he soon encounters characters that aren't as nice as they appear.

I loved this book so much that I read it within 3 days. It's a book you won't be able to put down and it's such an easy read. If you'd like to purchase a copy for yourself, you can do so here for just £6.99.
It's certainly a worthy read and I hope that if you do read it, let me know in the comments what you thought!


Disclaimer - I was gifted this product for my own honest opinion.

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