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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 - The Revelry by Katherine Webber

 Review - The Revelry by Katherine Webber

Growing up in Ember Grove, Bitsy Clark knows better than to break the rules around the Revelry, the mysterious end-of-year party in the woods. So when her best friend, Amy, persuades her to sneak in, Bitsy is full of misgivings.
Misgivings that she should have listened to, because it’s after the Revelry that Bitsy’s luck turns and her life starts to unravel. For Amy it’s the opposite, as if she’s been blessed with good fortune.
Soon Bitsy is convinced that the Revelry has tied the two friends together in a curse that only she can break…


What a stunning book! 

The Revelry was one of those books where I had no idea what to expect when I started reading it, and was just blown away by it. A town built on secrets, with hidden and mysterious parties in the woods. Two close friends who just have to sneak in and find out more about it. I was so excited to find out what happened at these revelries. And then, like Bitsy, our main protagonist, I was just told "Nope. You don't get to see that." Honestly it was frustrating and infuriating and just made me want to keep reading and delve deeper into this mystery. 

What comes next was done so masterfully! The drip feeding of flashbacks, as Bitsy, and the reader, slowly see bits of what happened that night in the woods. Meeting new and intriguing characters with their own mystery about them. And the things that start to go wrong, subtle enough to leave us questioning is it a curse or is it all just coincidental? Is there dark magics afoot or is Bitsy losing it? 

The woods are a character all of their own, and this was something else I absolutely loved. They just have so much presence, so much personality, power and mystery. Every time someone went into the woods, the tension was immediately raised.

Dark, mysterious and beautiful, The Revelry is a gorgeous book!

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The Revelry by Katherine Webber is out now and published by Walker Books.
I was given a review copy via Netgalley in return for an honest review.

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