New Beginnings By Johanna Nield

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Synopsis-

Natasha Arden loves music, food, sex, clothes (not necessarily in that order….) and her boss.

Unable to tell anyone because he’s married, she pours her heart out in the only way she knows how: a private blog.

Her feelings are tested when Jamie is suddenly widowed, and their relationship flips dramatically as he starts to lean on her for support.

Once foot-loose and fancy-free, Tasha is now frantically striving to navigate a minefield of moral dilemmas and social taboos. Follow her story as she endeavours to understand grief, love, loss and most importantly: her choices.

4*

This book was set out in a blog format which allowed for us to get the perspective from the main character Tasha. I liked the format as it is different style to read than I normally do.  The issues addressed in the book was good and it dealt with how grief can affect people differently. So, I really enjoyed that.  

I really liked the relationship that growed throughout the story and felt that it didn’t feel rushed like some authors do. I liked the little bits of dialog that was shown through the blog style as, then it still gave some perspective and interaction from the other characters.

The only thing that stopped me giving 5 stars was the beginning was a bit slow to get me hooked in to it. Also, the ending didn’t leave me shocked or surprised and I like that in a book but that is just my personal preference.

I would recommend this book it is a good book that I enjoyed reading.

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Through Her Eyes by Sophie Fahy

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Synopsis-

Life is not always black and white, sometimes,  it’s a thousand shades of grey. Seventeen year old , beloved Alyssa Darlington has always been a party girl: quick-witted, fierce and very smart; with a strong future ahead of her. But after surviving a brutal attack at her best friend’s end of summer house party, the only thing that seems fitting is revenge. And when this becomes her twisted reality, it’s easy for the shadows to take over. After something so traumatic, Alyssa struggles to stay at the top of the social ladder- climbing to the top is hard- trying to stay there while, newly, partially blind, is even harder. There’s a weight upon her shoulders. Quietly searching for answers, Alyssa unlocks memories and reveals secrets that should have been buried. Three suspects. One love. A whole lot of family drama.

5*

Firstly, I want to say a thank you to Sophie Fahy for allowing me the privilege to read a copy of her novel. This book is a YA contemporary mystery. It delivered all the aspects from each of the genres throughout the book. Her novel is released on 28th August! Go check it out 😊

Absolutely loved this book! It had so much drama, suspense and mystery. It starts of as a YA novel as the main character Alyssa is shown at her best friend’s summer party. The plot really gets going straight away which I really liked.  The novel focuses on the perspective of Alyssa throughout and the challenges she is faced with. The mystery of the attack is well set throughout the book as new secrets are found through each chapter. All the characters had good interactions and developments throughout. The book deals with being partially blind which I thought was great. I also, have not read many books on being partially or fully blind so, I enjoyed the perspective the author perceived.

As a reader the ending is always the best part and I sometimes do get disappointed. However, this ending was amazing I did not expect it or see it coming! It was that good I have gone back to read the last chapter twice already haha. 

Fav Quotes-

“The boy you love.

The boy you hate,

The boy who thinks your invisible”

 I love the use of the repetition here it is really effective.

“My mind is like a blank sheet of paper: white and clear all over.”

Again, I love the effect it has, and it really showed the feelings of Alyssa at the time.

Overall, this book did not have anything bad about it in my view. I loved it! The end was just WOW.

Hope to read more of your novels to come Sophie Fahy 😊

Thanks for reading guys!

xVickx

The Kingdom By Jess Rothenberg Review!

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Hi Readers another book review. I am staying active as possible due to life getting in the way 🙂

Synopsis –

Welcome to the kingdom, a dazzling fantasy theme park where? “happily, ever after” is not just promised, but a rule… Seven beautiful Fantasists- half human, half- android princess- are programmed to make wishes come true, no matter what. But when Fantasists Ana meets theme park worker Owen, her fairytale ends in blood. Now she’s on trial for experiecning human emotions beyond her programming and must come face to face with what she is, and what she’s done.

5*

Good Points-

This book made we want to carry on to each chapter to see what had happened. The twists and turns made this book come alive! The style was different to what I was expecting as one chapter would be the months before the trial then it wold got to an interview style in court. So, the style wouldn’t be for everyone, but I loved it. The character (Ana) development of the human emotions was displaying more the further into the novel. I enjoyed her scenes with Owen as the chemistry between them was clear.  The main reason I gave this book 5* is because of the , plot, characters, style it was written in.

Overall, I would 100% recommend this book to anyone! It hooked me and I really enjoyed it 😊

Thanks for Reading

x Vick x

The Summer of Impossible Things!

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5*

Synopsis-

If you could change the past, would you? How far would you go to save the person you love? Luna is about to do everything she can to save her mother’s life. Even if it means sacrificing her own.

Good points- I absolute loved this novel It might even take over my all-time favourite book! The story is really good and planned out. The twists throughout are brill cos I do love a good twist that I wasn’t expecting. I could not put it down because I just wanted to carry on with the story. It shows the relationship of a mother and daughter which was really beautiful. It has love, laughter and romance. The time travel hooked me as I like reading about it and this book definitely delivered that.

Bad points- Nothing I would say was bad! Only the fact I have finished the book haha.

I would recommend this book to read 😊

Blue Moon by Alyson Noel

Hi guys book review up if you want to check it out! 🙂

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3*

Synopsis-

Just as Ever is learning everything she can about her new abilities as an immortal, initiated into the dark, seductive world by her beloved Damen, something terrible is happening to him. As Ever’s powers are increasing, Damen’s begin to fade after he is stricken by a mysterious illness that threatens his memory, his identity, his life.

Desperate to save him, Ever travels to the mystical dimension of Summerland, where she uncovers not only the secrets of Damen’s past – the brutal, tortured history he hoped to keep hidden – but also an ancient text revealing the workings of time. With the approaching blue moon heralding her only window for travel, Ever is forced to decide between turning back the clock and saving her family from the accident that claimed them – or staying in the present and saving Damen, who grows weaker each day….

My Views

This is the second book in the immortal’s series. I was excited to see where the plot went in the next book and how it would unfold. New characters were introduced which brought in new challenges for Ever to face and use of Summerland to answer her queries.

It took a while to get going in my opinion, I was pushing my way through to get to the excitement. When the story did reach the excitement, it was good to read, and I finished the book.

Good points!

The new characters of two twins (Romy and Rayne) which I loved because I am a twin myself ha-ha. They added new life to the story which made you want to know more about them and their roles. Also, Roman who Ever couldn’t figure him out until later in the book. He added new danger and excitement to the story.

The ending was good It placed twist in the story so far which left me wanting to continue onto the next book in the series.

Bad Points!

The beginning of the story took a while to get into, which made It hard to continue reading. Also, I was getting more romance vibes of the genre than the fantasy throughout the book. However, the plot does involve this throughout the books.

Overall

The 3* rating was mainly on the plot taking forever to get going and I felt a little disappointed with the story. However, the ending allowed me to want to carry on with Ever’s journey to see where and what happens next.

Thanks for reading 🙂

x Vick x

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini Book Review!

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Hi to all my readers 🙂 This my first book review on one of my fav book series. So have a look see what you think.

The book is based on character of Helen who has weird nightmares and is drawn to Lucas who has no idea of their secrets. Fate drives this story about repeating of history, as Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry and she realises the myths are true.

From the title of the book Starcrossed suggests, from my point of view that people cannot be together for some reason. This is what the novel does it creates obstacles in which two people from different backgrounds face.

My view on the novel, is it set out background of the story and where it was going in the first few chapters. It creates hatred towards characters because of the past. “Meeting his eyes was an awakening” This quote so short and sweet as it gets straight to the point.

“Gorge-ousl! I can see why she’s got Luke’s panties in a twist, she said with a cheeky grin.” “No! That’s all done with!”

This is one of my fav quotes in the story. It allows to show the cheesy romance in the air and, the kind of character Helen is. It brings in Greek myths and all things Zeus etc…

The genre is Fantasy Romance one of my fav genres ha-ha. There are books like Percy Jackson that also, relate to Greek gods and myths but I feel that this series connected with me through the romance storyline and the plot unfolding through each chapter.

With all books there are negatives however, as my rating is 5* I don’t think it could get any better but, that maybe due to my love of these types of books. One thing makes book so great is the characters throughout the book and there are twists at every corner.

100% Recommend a read of this book! Don’t forget the other two DREAMLESS AND GODDESS!

Thanks for reading! 🙂 Maybe post new poem later or tomorrow

x Vick x