Long Time – No Review

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It’s been longer than I would like to admit since I posted anything on here.  I have been reading so I don’t quite know how I’ve not posted anything on here.  I guess I’ve been busy with other life things.  Some things I guess get forgot about in this thing we call life.  I feel like I might start doing reviews again.  They make me feel good.  I’m currently reading two books.  One being Helen of Troy by Margaret George, the other being The Samaritan by Mason Cross.  Both of which were recommended second hand to me and both of which I am enjoying immensely.  It’s still taking me a while to read anything but it’s helped by my one hour of no electronic devices after I wake up thing on week days.  I am up usually two hours before I need to be at work and one of those hours I’m usually finished prepping lunch and getting dressed in the first thirty minutes or so.  That usually gives me thirty minutes of book reading time before I sit back and watch something from the night before I’ve taped. Helen of Troy is in Kindle format and over 600 pages long so The Samaritan is getting read in the mornings.  I’m struggling to keep awake at night so I can’t even kindle read anything so Helen of Troy is usually kept till I’m in work or while I’m waiting for someone.  The length of reading time I have is between five and maybe fifteen minutes so I can’t get much done but it’s better than nothing.  I love both books though so I can’t complain.

Must leave now, have much reading to do ;).

Fee x

My Auto Buy Authors

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Just finished watching this YouTube Video and decided to copy it so I’m just going to jump in here.

If you didn’t know I was going to mention her then where have you been since I started this blog?  I just love her writing.  It’s not for everyone, but Angels and Demons and fighting to save the world and love triangles.  So much going on.  She leaves cliff hangers at the end of each book, until the end of the series where everything is wrapped up nicely.  She’s had me crying (thankfully I was either in my car or in my house at that point), she has made me laugh quite a few times, she’s had me squirming in my seat.  Just so many emotions all at the same time. Very much an Auto buy as I know i’m going to be kept wanting more.

Another one that I can’t help but love.  Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars are my favourite of his, but I have fallen in love with everything he has written.  He’s another one that takes me through the emotions.  Even if the protagonist is a male teenager, I can relate to that male teenager.  If a book can make my dad cry then I say good on him.  I think if a male author with a male protagonist can make me relate then I think he’s doing a good job.  Very much loved.

I may know her in real life, but I’m not even kidding you, I love her writing.  Maybe if I didn’t know her in real life I wouldn’t have read her books, but I’m glad I have, I love the concept of her story line.  I love the LGBT element to them, they just make me happy, it’s rare that it’s an element that’s in books, or it’s rare that I hear about them, but I will be looking out for them more and more.

Happy reading x

The Noru Book 3 – Fall of the Chosen by Lola StVil

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Fall of the Chosen Cover

I love this book.  I love this series, but we all already know this.  This is written from the point of view from my two favourite characters and a new one too.  I’ve fallen in love with both Aaden and Pryor and love when a book is from them.  I was nervous and scared and excited throughout the reading of this book with everything that happened.  At the end I just sat there with my mouth hanging open then I’m pretty sure I said out loud “What am I going to do with my life now,” thankfully I was alone so no one heard me.

I also liked her little bit at the end, it means she really cares about it and knows that the cliffhangers are horrible.  Granted the last part means nothing to those who aren’t reading them as they are produced, but it’s nice for me and all other fellow obsessive readers to know that she thinks of us and appreciates how hard it can be for us to wait for the next book to be finished.

Happy Reading x

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Slow and Steady Wins the Race???

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Not sure if this is true or not when it comes to the amount of time it is taking me to actually read a book at the moment.  it says on my goodreads that I am currently reading 2 books.  I’ve not read the one about Christmas since december ended and, even though this book I’m currently reading (the latest in the Noru Series) is amazing and I love it, I just can’t seem to read it fast enough.  I don’t know what’s wrong with me a the minute with my reading.  I thought that with moving into my own place and having more time I would be able to read more, but alas it doesn’t seem that way.  Maybe I really do need to add myself to the reading challenge next year.  The last time I did that I read the most I had in ages.  Maybe I do just need that little bit of encurogment to read more often.  it makes me feel so much better as well, takes me out of this world and into another.  That’s why I love reading, escapism.  Maybe my life at the moment is filled with too much movie watching and not enough reading, though that review blog hasn’t had much added to ir recently either.

Happy Reading x

Perfect Strangers by Tasmina Perry

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Perfect Strangers by Tasmina Perry is a really good book.  Not what you expect from the cover.  I guess that has a lot to do with the phrase ‘Don’t Judge a Book by it’s Cover’.  Which is also something else that I think seems to run through the book.  I’ll say no more on that otherwise I might spoil it.

I picked this book up from my local library when I was feeling a little worse for wear after a night out with work.  It called at me and from that hour of me sitting in the library I was hooked on the story.  I took the bus into town and read it on the bus there and part of the way back.  I find that’s a sign of a good book.  It’s a mystery with a love story entangled into it.  There were twists and turns that shocked me and made me question everything I thought about some of the characters.  The suspense at times was also very good.

Recommended this book.

**** 4 out of 5 stars *****

Oooops!

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Oops, it’s been a while, I’ve read books, but just not that many books and then I have forgot to post anything then it’s too late and I’ve forgot my opinions on the book.  I think my new years resolution for this blog is to really start reviewing as soon as I’ve finished the book.  Though I say that, I have a slight problem just now where I have three books on the go at the same time.  I used to say I would never do that, but it seems that now it’s something that I am doing.

My physical book is ‘Perfect Strangers’ by Tasmina Perry.  It’s good so far, almost finished with it, might read more tonight and then more later on tomorrow.  I borrowed it from the Library, which is something I haven’t done from years, but I was at the hairdresser’s and after I finished I needed to find a place that was warm and that I could kill some time in as I waiting to be picked up.  I went into a few shops and bought the various things to cure the hangover from the christmas party the night before and went about looking at the books in my library.  I saw a few, picked them up and put them back down again.  Nothing took my fancy, then I saw that one.  I’ll do a bigger review on it when I’m finished, but as I said so far so good.

My iPad book (which is on my Kindle App) is ’12 Days of Christmas’ which has been edited by Stephanie Perkins.  I was supposed to finish and start it in December, but I got distracted with life things, but I’ve decided to keep reading it.  It’s a lot of short stories, I’ve only read 2 and a half so far so I can’t say much about it but the ones that I have read have been a mix.

My Kindle book is ‘The Snake Charmer’ by Laura Lam, it’s a short story series to go with her Pantomime and Shadowplay series (both of which I’ve reviewed).  So far it’s good, and I do love the character it’s following so it’s always a bonus.

Reviews of them all will be coming as soon as I’ve finished them.

Fee x

The Noru – Blue Rose by Lola St.Vil

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The Noru

Lola has done it once again.  She has me addicted to another series which she is writing only the second book right now.  I knew I was going to be addicted from the moment I read the blurb on Amazon and I wasn’t wrong.  When I finished it I actually shouted out that it couldn’t end like that (thank god I was sat in my car at a very quiet spot in a carpark otherwise I would have got some strange looks).  What a cliffhanger ending as always and now I have to wait to read the next book. 

This series follows the lives of the children of the characters in the Guardian’s series and some others.  Pryor and Aaden are the main focus on this book and it cuts between both their points of view.  Pryor is much liker her mother, feisty and stubborn and has her eyes too.  Aaden is dreamy and has the same characteristics of both his mother and father.  Fiery and yet at the same time soft and gentle.  I just couldn’t get enough of this book.  I can’t say much about it without spoilers so I am just going to say you must read it and find out for yourself how addicting this book really is.

Happy Reading.
Fee xx