The Bone Season

This book didn’t seem to be my usual kinda book. It was a sci fi : kinda dystopian novel. Not my usual read at all but it sounded so interesting!!

I gave up on this as it unfortunately felt like too much hard work, it was so complex and complicated. Not beyond me to understand because if I invested more time in it, I’m sure I would but being in a reading slump kinda mood, I currently need something to grab my attention right away and this isn’t doing it for me.

Two stars. She gets an extra star for her imagination. 

Clockwork Prince review

Started 2nd of April, finish date (well, DNF date 18th April), this is so slow for me so shows what a steaming pile of crap this book really was for me!
I love TMI series. It’s probably the best series I’ve ever read and so wanting to get hold of everything my newfound favourite author had written, I picked up this one. I read the clockwork angel in its entirety and wasn’t particularly keen on it, slow, unlikeable characters. I rated it 2 stars. As I bought the trilogy though, I thought I’d persevere and see whether it got any better I.e Tessa became more likeable (she didn’t and I didn’t like her at all), Will became nicer (nope, still the same asshole he was in the previous.l book) or whether the plot became better (it didn’t),
I just can’t find the words to describe how much I HATE this series compared to TMI. Makes my blood boil I wasted time on cardboard cutouts and thin plots which have no substance.
I’m binning them. Binning them all.

Rise Headless and Ride- Richard Gleaves-Review

IMG_1422

Horror is my favourite genre of all (and Stephen King my favourite author)but I’ve not read too much of it recently. I’ve been sidetracked with quite a lot of paranormal romance fiction so when I picked this book up, it felt good to be back reading what I love most.

This book was a solid 4.5 stars. It was absolutely fantastic and another great example of self published work. I’m starting to love self published authors more and more each day!

The book has its roots in the lore of Sleepy Hollow, which I’m sure most horror fans are well aware of but then introduces an entirely new story and adds it to the mix. The story surrounds Jason Crane, a descendant of Ichabod Crane and follows him and his new life in Sleepy Hollow. I won’t describe any more of the plot as I’m sure it can be found in numerous places but I will say, the plot/ the place / the characters are 100% creepy.

I felt this was a page turner literally as I couldn’t put it down and finished it in two solid days. It was my book of choice of three I have on the go and it just got better and better.

I will definitely be continuing with this series and I’m sure it won’t disappoint!

4.5 Stars!

 

 

 

The Chemist-Stephenie Meyer- Review

So, I finally finished this tomb of a book. 

I was really looking forward to this when I heard it was coming out but it ended up just being a THREE star book for me.

This is totally different to Stephenie’s other books and she should be admired therefore for trying her hand at other genres. However I found it to be a rather average book. I liked it, I managed to finish it but it just wasn’t absolutely amazing as I expected initially it may be.

I won’t detail the plot in too much detail as I’m sure many people before me have, just sum up my thoughts. But it’s essentially a Bourne novel except the protagonist Alex is female.

The characterisation was well done, I liked Alex and Daniel, I thought they were great, I didn’t like Kevin though to be perfectly honest!

The plot moved enough to keep me reading but I wouldn’t say it was particularly fast paced and to the contrary, it really dragged in some places. I got a little bit bored towards the end and skim read a few of the pages, I think the problem with this book is it was too long and it just didn’t hold me interest the entire way through.

Good although average read. Nothing special.

Three stars 

A Hidden Fire-Elizabeth Hunter- Review

 

I used to be a bit of a book snob. The only thing I really liked to read was Stephen King. I would never have previously even dreamt of reading paranormal romancy type stuff. It just wouldn’t happen.

I don’t know how it happened but one day, I became less of a book snob and became far more open minded. Reading books like this one below, is now the result and I can’t believe it myself but have to admit, Paranormal stuff is fast becoming my favourite genre!

I picked this one up for free last year and forgot all about it until yesterday. I made a conscious rather OCD decision to actually READ all the books I have on my Kindle before buying anymore. This was right up the top, so I started it, not really expecting too mucg if I’m honest.

But, just one word. WOW.

This book was freakin’ awesome! The characterisation, the plot, the writing, everything was awesome. I loved it.

So the moral of the story I guess, is not to judge a book by its cover. I am staying open minded.

5 STARS!

515xQofYZOL

Review-Bridget Jones’s Baby

I decided to pick up this series after having watched the films fairly recently (which I really enjoyed, unusual as I say, dont do chick lit or chick flicks). I’ve read all of them now and this was the final one in the series.

What can I say?  I don’t know where to begin apart from to say that I absolutely loved these books particularly this one although at times, I wanted it to hurry up -a bit and tell me who the Father was! (Secretly rooting for Mark Darcy). So, in all, Id say that the pace in this one was a bit slow but I enjoyed it still immensely.

Given that these books are written in diary form I was concerned that I wouldn’t get the character development and great plot you’d get from a novel written in the normal sort of way. That wasn’t the case however. All characters are wonderfully done by being fully developed and realised and virtually jumping off the pages for me (I’d even go so far as to say that Bridget is one of my favourite characters ever)and the plot was great. I love the fact there is so much going on at one time for Bridget, it adds depth to the plot.

I shall miss Bridget and her escapades. I will be reading more Helen Fielding though for sure.
Loved this book!