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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Writing Update!

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Hi, everyone i am posting below a chapter from a novel i am working on. I would love critical feedback! That is how we all improve 🙂

All I see is her face every night, every day and every dream.  My little sister eyes when I told her the news of the selection. That day was a blur, everything happening all so quick I couldn’t even take her with me away from him.

My arrival was quick the plane landed on the Sky people’s ground. The ground here was different, it had sparkle in it like glass. I turned around to look at my new surroundings. All I could see was glass, I didn’t understand. As I turned back around a figure was moving.  It was a woman walking towards me in her black suit, as she got closer, I noticed her eyes were an unusual purple.

“Welcome to your future here at SkyMore.” she smiled.

“Erm…. thanks, I guess.” I shrugged.

“Now, if you would like to follow me, I will show you where you will be staying.” She started walking away.

I followed her as this was my new life, without my sister, it hurt my heart.

“I hope you like it here, we do our best to try and get you settled. My name is Delilah”

She opened the car door for me to get in. This is all so surreal I thought. The air smelt different here more of a fresh scent rather than a dirty smell.

I watched from the windows until we reached one of the shiny buildings, it went up forever.

“Most new comers have the same expression when they reach SkyMore” Smiling at me.

“It is a lot to take in seeing myself in all this glass” I smiled.

“Follow me please”

The entrance was so grand, it was like stepping into a movie. There was even a check in desk like the movies! I followed her into the main hall where there were three others waiting there. I glanced in their direction, two boys and one girl, all looking at me with their piercing eyes. Suddenly, we stopped that’s when I realised, we had reached them.

“Joseph, this is Adam, Bridget and Callum. You will be this year’s students to join our society. The rules are simple:

  1. No access is permitted below level one
  2. No going outside after ten pm
  3. Everyone in their rooms by eleven pm
  4. No questions about your families

If we all manage them, we will get along fine.” She smiled.

The girl raised her hand. We all turned to look at her.

“Yes, Bridget” Delilah annoyance showed on her face.

“Can we not even contact family?” She squeaked out in fear.

“No, I am afraid people her will become your new family. Now, time to see your rooms.”

The stair case was even bigger than the entrance! Must have been over thirteen levels. Not one of us talked much on the way to our rooms. But then again, we were four strangers placed in a weird new society. We reached level seven, there were ten doors all which had names across them. We reached the first stop, Bridget was first to discover what lay behind the door. Then followed Adam and Callum. The slow walk to the last door at the end of the corridor had my name on it.

“This will be your room. If you have any questions my office is based on level three.” She smiled and placed the key in my hand. I waited until she left, then I placed the key in and turned the handle to discover what lay beyond.

Thanks for reading i appreciate it 🙂

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 😊

New chapter from my short story!

Hi, Everyone been away for a while but i am back with the next chapter to my short story. Hope you enjoy 🙂

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Earlier that day-

Lily was leaving for work when…. a letter fell through the door. Strange she thought as the envelope was blood red. She reached down to pick the letter up, when the letter was dripping in a red substance. Lily stayed calm as she opened the letter and it read; “Your next Lily! Watch your back!” Fear began to form on her face. The next move was up to her. Lily moved to the living room when she saw the figure smiling at her from across the street. She ran to the door locking it and ran to the back door locking that too. Grabbing her phone from her pocket she messaged her friend for help. Lily sat on the floor and waited for the response that never came. Fate had her in its hands.

Thanks for reading 🙂

x Vick x

Lips

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Hi guys. My poem below is one of my own written favourites and i hope you all like it 🙂 I am back from holiday however, i go on another soon (Birthday present holiday) so i will be less active.

Lips

So close yet so far.

The scabs your picking, the blood your losing

Swollen and tend to the touch yet….

You are always hiding a secret that is bruising.

Delicious, tasty, juicy texture,

Lick them up and enjoy the ride.

They stay closed, how dare you deny!

Red raw blushing with desire to be touched.

The swirling of your tongue brings so many emotions,

It is dark and cold in here let me out!

Meet me at my lips don’t be a blowout.

Come see the taste you can share with me.

Lips so small, wide and large.

The choice is yours do u want to step inside?

The look you leave me just drowned in cries.

So close yet so far.

Thanks for reading 🙂