Blogmas Day 13 // Book Review – 88˚ North

I am really excited to share with you today’s book review! As I said on Monday, this week you’re really lucky as there will be two book reviews on An Ocean Glimmer. Monday I reviewed Storyland by Bryan W. Alaspa and today I will be reviewing 88˚ North by J.F. Kirwan. If you’ve been following An Ocean Glimmer for a while, you’ll know that I reviewed the second book in the Nadia Laksheva Spy Thriller Series, 37 Hours.

I would definitely recommend reading my review before going any further with this one, as it will help you to understand the book. I’m really proud of how much I’ve read recently, this is really helping with my goals each month. Just like 37 Hours, I am taking part in the 88˚ North Blog Tour hosted by Neverland Blog Tours. Today I will be sharing the day with The Writing Garnet and Read, Write, Inspire.

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88˚ North? Let me tell you a little bit about it;

Would you kill your loved one to save the world?

The world’s most-wanted terrorist is on the loose, and this time the threat is global. To stop him, Nadia infiltrates his organization, from the triads of Hong Kong, to the refugee-smugglers of Sudan, to the Mafia gangs running oil platforms in Sakhalin. But in the end, she must travel to the top of the world and confront her sworn enemy on the Arctic Ice, where she will face a terrible choice.

I am in LOVE with this book! From the first couple of pages, you get sucked into the world of Nadia Laksheva. I love this as it reminds me why I loved 37 Hours so much. J.K. Kirwan has definitely continued to keep me hooked. There’s action from the first chapter which is great, it definitely keeps you intrigued with the book. I love how he’s continued to include different point of views that help you piece the story together.

The story immediately starts after 37 Hours, so if you didn’t read that book I would recommend reading it before 88˚ North, you’ll then be up to date and understand everything. Questions started appearing in my hear like will Nadia be okay? Get through the horrible disease she caught towards the end of 37 Hours. What about Jake? Will the two reunite before it completely takes effect?

These questions make me continue reading 88˚ North and I am loving it. J.F.Kirwan has written such an intense and complex storyline which is great! Before reading 37 Hours, I was never a fan of spy thriller series but this has changed my mind, I have now become hooked and it’s great to be reading a different genre. I’m currently on Chapter Eight and I know it’s going to continue to get better.

Of course, I don’t want to give too much away because you have to read it yourself! I don’t think I can do this book justice by describing it. J.F.Kirwan has continued to impress me and I definitely do not want 88˚ North to finish but unfortunately, this is the last book in the Nadia Laksheva Spy Thriller Series. With reading both 37 Hours and 88˚ North, I’ve been able to shift to a new genre, one that I didn’t think I would enjoy.

J.F.Kirwan has quickly become one of my favourite authors, with his incredible storylines, it’s crazy he’s been able to change my mind on a genre like this. I am really excited to reach the end of 88˚ North because I can not wait to find out what is in store for Nadia and whether or not, this is a worthy end to the Nadia Laksheva Spy Thriller Series.

How about a little about the author, J. F. Kirwan;

Barry Kirwan

J. F. Kirwan is the author of the Nadia Laksheva thriller series for HarperCollins. Having worked in accident investigation and prevention in nuclear, offshore oil and gas and aviation sectors, he uses his experience of how accidents initially build slowly, then race towards a climax, to plot his novels. An instructor in both scuba diving and martial arts, he travels extensively all over the world and loves to set his novels in exotic locations.

You can follow J. F. Kirwan on Twitter, Facebook as well as his official website.

There are a lot of bloggers on the 88˚ North Blog Tour so I would love for you to check out their reviews! You can do this by following Neverland Blog Tours on Twitter, as Jenny will be retweeting all the posts. As well as giving some love to J. F. Kirwan and if you can not wait any longer to read it for yourself, you can buy 88˚ North to read in Ebook (Kindle Format) from Amazon. You can also find it on Goodreads now!

Something extra special about this Blog Tour is that there is an 88˚ North Giveaway! If you would love to win a £10 Amazon Gift card then definitely head over here and enter. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for you all.

I hope you have enjoyed this little review! I highly recommend 88˚ North to all those who love a good spy book and something a little different from the norm.


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*Thank you Jenny Marston for hosting the 88˚ North Blog Tour. The Ebook was kindly sent to me for free, in return for an honest review. The feature image and those included within the post, were sent to me in the Media Pack, for more information please see my About Page.



23 thoughts on “Blogmas Day 13 // Book Review – 88˚ North

  1. I honestly love this kind of books! It’s got to be my favourite genre. Action-packed with a fast-paced plot – it’s a yes from me! Sounds like it would make a great read.

    Julia xx


  2. I definitely need to pick up a copy of 37 Hours immediately so that I can get immersed in this brilliant series! This book sounds utterly gripping and totally immersive – just what you want for a bit of escapism! Nadia seems like an incredible character too!

    Abbey 🎁

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    1. Thank youu lovely! Glad you like the sound of it, she’s a great character, very strong and she knows what she wants. You should definitely immerse yourself in this series! You won’t be disappointed


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