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Blog Tour Review - The Only Way Out is Death by Varun Gwalani

 Blog Tour Review - The Only Way Out is Death by Varun Gwalani Twelve powerful people are kidnapped and imprisoned in an empty hotel. Each one of them has three choices: Live out the rest of their days peacefully in the hotel, Die by suicide so the rest of their companions can go free, Or murder one of their companions so they alone can go free. The Only Way Out is Death follows the story of these twelve people from the perspective of a young lawyer, Kiriaki, told as the events unfold. She has to forge messy alliances, navigate complex relationships and feuds, and, above all, try to stay alive. Meanwhile, the mastermind of this death game is lurking just out of view, watching them closely, making sure they are primed for murder. Will Kiriaki find the mastermind before it's too late for her? Will she outmanoeuvre the cutthroats before they cut her throat? There are twelve selfish lives in the hotel. Will it end in twelve selfish deaths? The Only Way Out is Death is a fascinating nov

Review - Mort the Meek and the Ravens' Revenge by Rachel Delahaye

 Review - Mort the Meek and the Ravens' Revenge by Rachel Delahaye


On Brutalia violence is a way of life. Ravenous ravens circle overhead, monstrous grot bears cause chaos and the streets are bulging with brawls. But Mort isn’t like the other islanders – he’s determined to live peacefully. His struggle is made even tougher when the cruel queen appoints Mort as Royal Executioner. No one has challenged the royals and lived to tell the tale. Can Mort keep his head and outwit the queen?



Mort the Meek and the Ravens' Revenge by Rachel Delahaye  is hilariously horrid and nicely nasty and a whole heap of frightening fun! It's so nasty, brutal and violent, but in such a clever, funny and downright entertaining way. I loved it. 

Mort is a pacifist living on an island full of people who are absolutely, definitely not pacifists. Okay, so maybe he can just keep his head down and not make a fuss and everything will be okay? Well, maybe not as Mort is the new official executioner!

There's something a little ridiculous about this book, a purposeful ridiculousness though, and it enjoys that and revels in it and makes something wickedly fun out of it. Everything is turned up to max here, the nasty people are the nastiest they could be, and the situations are as awful as situations get, and poor Mort is stuck in the middle of it. It may be a guilty pleasure, but it's a pleasure nevertheless!

What can I say? I loved seeing awful things happen to Mort, and only partly because I also loved him seeing him use his intellect and his compassion to get out of it all.

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Mort the Meek and the Ravens' Revenge by Rachel Delahaye is out now, published by Little Tiger Group.
I was given a review copy via Netgalley in return for an honest review.

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