Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Monday, 28 January 2013

Me Before You - JoJo Moyles//REVIEWED

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Genre; Adult/Drama

Synopsis

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that. What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.

Review
This book is not a romantic novel, yet love features heavily in it in a beautiful and true fashion. It tells the story of Lou & Will and their surrounding nearest and dearest over an 8 month period of life. This book, is beautifully written and lovely till the end, however if you want a perfect love, this isn't for you. I would reccomend this to anyone but just be careful on your mindset upon reading it.

Rating; 10/10
Just a lovely book. Simple

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Thursday, 24 January 2013

On Dublin Street - Samantha Young//REVIEWED

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Genre; Adult/Erotica

Synopsis
Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare… Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well—until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core. Braden Carmichael is used to getting what he wants, and he’s determined to get Jocelyn into his bed. Knowing how skittish she is about entering a relationship, Braden proposes an arrangement that will satisfy their intense attraction without any strings attached. But after an intrigued Jocelyn accepts, she realizes that Braden won’t be satisfied with just mind-blowing passion. The stubborn Scotsman is intent on truly knowing her… down to the very soul

Review
Oh look, another 50 shades style book. There is so many around but after hearing good reccomendations i knew i had to add another to the pile. This is one of my favourites in terms of these genre of books. The book tells the story of Joss and Braden and there passionate all consuming intense relationship (like every other couple in these books) however, something about them makes them better than previous characters, whether its the writing style or what i am not sure. I found this book to have more of a story line than most leading to an actual interest in the characters lives outside the bedroom

Rating 9.5/10
Just because, as much as i loved it, i wouldnt read again and it wasnt the best book in the whole wide world

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Monday, 21 January 2013

Warm Bodies - Issac Marion//REVIEWED

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Genre;Zombie,Romantic, Comedy, Y/A

Synopsis

A zombie who yearns for a better life ends up falling in love—with a human—in this astonishingly original debut novel. R is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He doesn’t enjoy killing people; he enjoys riding escalators and listening to Frank Sinatra. He is a little different from his fellow Dead. Not just another zombie novel, Warm Bodies is funny, scary, and deeply moving.

Review
Warm Bodies tells the story of R (zombie) & Julie who is not, who meet in um not the best situation, this book tells the story of the relationship between the characters and how R is not just a Zombie. I enjoyed R as a character and seeing him change, but i feel like the end was so fast paced and quick that the book should of being longer, the ending left me both deflated and annoyed but it has left room for the sequel to follow on (which has been announced). I never opt for zombie based novels and sadly this hasnt convinced me to pick up more.

Rating 6.5/10
I was left deflated and dissapointed with the book, but non the less i found it fairly enjoyable

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Saturday, 19 January 2013

The Shadow Wife - Diane Chamberlain - REVIEWED.

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Genre; Womans fiction, drama, romance.

Synopsis
Joelle D'Angelo's best friend, Mara, is left with brain damage after she suffers an aneurysm giving birth to her son. Alone and grieving, Joelle turns to the only other person who understands her pain: her colleague—and Mara's husband—Liam. What starts out as comfort between friends gradually becomes something more…something undeniable.
Torn by guilt and the impossibility of her feelings for Liam, Joelle sets out determined to find help for Mara, no matter how unconventional the source. Her search leads her to a mansion in Monterey, California, and into the life of a woman shrouded in mystery. Carlynn Kling Shire is a healer and, according to Joelle's parents, saved Joelle's life when she was an infant. As Joelle is guided down an unfamiliar path by a woman keeping her own shocking secrets, she discovers that while some love is doomed, some love is destined to survive anything.

Please note: The Shadow Wife is the reissue of Cypress Point

Review
I admit it, i love Diane Chamberlains books, i will always pick one up if i see one and probably rave about it. The shadow wife is no different. Dianes writing style is so similiar to that of Jodi Picolt, and the way her stories unravel is so comparable. This story focuses on mainly Joelle and how she deals with the loss of her best friend and the news of her pregnancy. The characters are well written making you care deeply for them. I flew through this book and couldnt put it down. It is most certainly an adult novel but nothing too heavy. Just the right amount of drama makes this a great read.

Rating 9/10
I gave it this rating because whilst i love the book, it wasnt my favourite by the author, that is all

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Friday, 18 January 2013

#FridayReads

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My first read is Warm Bodies- Issac Marion I started this earlier in the week and whilst when i read it i fly through it and enjoy it, i keep getting distracted and not actually getting any further with it, so hopefully i will get this finished. Espeically because it will be a joint review when i do it.

My second read is You remind me of me - Dan Chaon Im not really sure what i think of this, im not sure where its going or really what the story is so far, non the less it seems a fairly easy read for bathtime.

If i finish these, i want to read Pushing the limits - Katie Mcgarry but we will see how far i get, in the mean time im also on youtube

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Dash & Lily's Book Of Dares - Rachel Cohn, David Levithan

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Genre; Young Adult/Romance
Diffculty; 4/10
Review
I had heard alot about this book and people saying how much of a lovely christmas read ( i was sent this via netgallery from the publisher) and i was excited to read it, with snow on the way i could pass it off as still feeling festive. The book tells the story of Dash & Lily who forge a romance through dares in a red notebook in the library. I found the characters were well written, i thought Lily was brilliant and Dash annoyed me ( a sign he was written like a true teenage boy as they drive me mad) The relationship was written well and not too serious which reminds us of the age and relationships at that time. I would re read this every christmas if i could, well worth checking out. im on youtube

Monday, 14 January 2013

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Welcome to another Monday Must Reads, where i take a look at two upcoming releases. The first book i picked was Bob: No Ordinary Cat - James Bowen The original street cat named Bob is a highly popular book and this special adapation is suited to audiences aged 11 and up complete with 8 pages of pictues. It tells the story of homeless man James and his cat Bob and how they took on the world.

The second book i picked was Destined to Fly (Avalon 3) - Indigo Bloome This is the third in the series, these are adult/erotica novels, and whilst i loved the first in the series, i found the second was silly and stupid and i kind of didn't get it. The third in the series will hopefully be better due to the fact it was left on such a cliffhanger and will round off the series nicely.
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Saturday, 12 January 2013

The 100 year old man who climbed out the window and dissapeared - Jonas Jonasson

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Genre;Humor/Adventure
Difficulty; 7/10
Review
I feel like i have been reading this book forever, i really wanted to love it more than i did. In theory it sounds great. This book tells the tale of Alan a 100 year old who climbs out his window and goes on an adventure, the book narrates the adventure as he goes alone, parralel to that we learn of Alans life before his adventure. This is the part i didn't enjoy, i found alot of it not needed and their was too much politics for someone who has no interest in politics. Now if you like your books with a touch of world history then this could be for you but i found these sections to long winded and uniteresting for me. It resulted in me skim reading alot of these sections and rushing to finish the book. Not the best read for me, such a shame.
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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Oath Of Servitude - C.E Wilson

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Genre; Fantasy/Young Adult
Difficulty; 3/10
Review

I was gifted this in exchange for review(*) Fantasy is a genre i usually steer clear of but to my surprise i enjoyed this book overall. I found it fairly easy to read due to the young adult nature. The story focuses on two characters - Cailin (a pixie) and Teague, it focuses on the developing relationship between the characters after Cailin is sent to live with the humans. The characters are likeable and it isn't too heavy on the fantasy side, so its a an easy one to enter the genre with (and for a change it isnt vampires, im not big on vampires really) The writing style is nice, and i found that once i got stuck into it i flew through it, would def reccomend to a younger audience. Looking forward to the sequel now...
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Monday, 7 January 2013

Monday Must Reads

Photobucket Hi everyone - i thought i would do something different today called Monday Must Reads and its where i take a look at recently released or upcoming books and just share a bit about them, i thought why not and keep myself in the book release loop.
These two books are two chose at complete random and just took my fancy to be honest. The first book been; The History of us by Leah Stewart. Based around a family that suffers a huge loss in their parents and as they grow and move on raised by their aunt many years later return to the family home. Only to discover many secrets and their world begins to change. I picked this as this seems a very me book a bit of drama is usually the best sort of book for me.

The second book i picked was Deeper we fall by Chelsea M Cameron. If i am honest i picked this book based on the cover. I love a good cover, im a sucker for it. The story itself sees a girls best friends death and how it affects her, years later she returns to school and the men who caused the accident come back into her life, made a bit complicated by growing feels. This book is aimed to a mature teen audience, so although i am a bit older than that, its the sort of book i would no doubt opt for.
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Friday, 4 January 2013

#FridayReads

PhotobucketAfternoon all, it's that time again of sharing and caring what we are all reading.

So i am still reading (if you havent noticed in the sidebar) the 100 year old man who climbed out the window and dissapeared, this is a slow read due to only being a bathtime read. Enjoyable as it is, it is taking me a while to get through.

Secondly as my kindle read i am reading Oath of servitude(*) a fantasy based novel about a pixie thrown into a human world, its rather enjoyable as its a young adult novel but i am looking forward to getting further in.
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What are you reading??

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

The perfect christmas - Debbie Macomber

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Genre; Chick Lit
Rating; 6/10
Review

This was one of those books that if i didn't read it now, i probably wouldnt ever so i made sure i got round to reading it. The book is basically the story of two friends who desperatly want to settle down and have the perfect family and "perfect christmas" and with the aid of of Simon (a proffesional matchmaker) they embark on a story of love, romance and a bit of humor along the way. I find Debbies writing style is easy to read and quick to engage me as a reader. Although, similiar to the last book i managed to guess half the story line along the way i still found it enjoyable and light hearted. It really is a christmas book (and with the little added extras at the end, everyone can have the perfect christmas)