Blog Blitz | No Ordinary Girl #review #giveaway

It’s a blog blitz!!! For your entertainment today I have a review of the book and if you hang around until the end there is a giveaway as well!!

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What started out as a night of celebration for Aimee soon turned into a nightmare. Snatched by cruel, sadistic monsters – the worst creatures mankind has ever produced – she’s thrown into a metal container, among other victims too frightened to make a single sound.

The game-keepers force everyone to play. They deliver torment and pain in equal measure. Every hunter has their own agenda and reasons to maim and torture.

Detective Johnson is one step away from catching the killers. Wrestling with his instincts as a father to serve justice his own way, this is no ordinary case for him. Can he stop the vile sadists before they damage more young girls, as well as his own daughter?

Aimee’s ordeal within the compound brings her to the conclusion that she’s no ordinary girl. But can she hang onto her sanity long enough to escape? And will she find a different way to play?

This crime thriller will keep you riveted. It’s no ordinary story.

Please note: contains graphic content.

Amazon | Goodreads

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This book did not really agree with me when looking at the blurb I must have missed the graphic content warning because it is gruesome. I will put my hand up and say that in any kind of film where something of this horrific nature is happening on screen then I will be hidden behind a pillow and saying “Is it over yet?”. If I could have done it with this book then I would have.

There wasn’t much that I felt wrong with the book, the only thing that I noticed that bugged me was the switch between first and third tense in the storytelling. I think if it had been kept in third it would have flowed a little better, as it was, at times it felt a little distorted.

The characters I didn’t really warm to but then in a story of this nature are you supposed to warm to them? I have to say Aimee did surprise me, at first I didn’t like her which I felt bad about given the circumstances but actually by the end I did admire her for twisting things to her advantage.

The story was very fast paced and I have to say that even though exceptionally violent and gory aren’t my thing, I couldn’t bring myself to put the book down. There is definitely something there that keeps you going, morbid curiosity perhaps? The actual content of the storyline is very clever and refreshing, I have read books with similar scenarios that have a romance to pull them through but it was good to see a portrayal of scared people acting liked scared people and not expecting someone else to make it better.

I think there will be people out there that will really enjoy this book and I do wish that I had but I really don’t handle such horrendously grisly things well and this book was full of them. Such horror is not for me and my rating reflects that, however, if Cheryl Elaine ever writes anything of a lighter nature then I would be up for giving it a go.

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If No Ordinary Girl sounds like the kind of book that you would enjoy then you will be pleased to hear there is an international giveaway where you could win…

one of three signed copies of the book


Cheryl Elaine was born in Germany but moved to Northern Ireland as a young child. She then moved to Yorkshire where she spent most of her childhood and this is where she currently resides with her husband and 3 daughters.

Cheryl Elaine is an avid reader and enjoys watching horror movies – the more gruesome the better! She enjoys travelling and socialising but also loves spending time at home with her family and her ever expanding menagerie which currently includes 2 dogs, a budgie, 2 fish and a rat called Rocky!

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