Meg’s Book Review: ‘The Girl On The Train’ by Paula Hawkins

untitled-copyMost people don’t really know this about me, but I am a huge bookworm. You’re probably all thinking, Megan have you been living under a rock for the past few months?! The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins is a modern thriller with a storyline that could happen to anyone – what if you saw something mysterious on your way to work?  Continue reading

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Rebel Of The Sands Book Review

 

If you’re a fan of fantasy, this book will most definitely be for you.’Rebel  Of The Sands’ is a new book by Alwyn Hamilton and as you can guess, I’m going to review it!Untitled-1

A clever mix of the east and west, even the first few pages of the book drops you right into the action and leaves you wanting to know more. It takes place in the magical place of Miraji.

The main character; Amani is a very strong girl, who has dreams of leaving the town behind and making a life for anywhere else other than in Dustwalk. She meets Jin, a intriguing, mysterious stranger who nobody has ever heard of before; however we find out he is wanted for treason. Together they embark on an incredible journey through the desert, and yep, you guessed it… They end up falling for eachother (shock)! I will be honest and say that unlike many other books I have read, I didn’t attach myself to the characters like I would normally do. Although I did enjoy the book, I think the fact that as I rarely read this type of genre I had a hard time ‘attaching’ myself to certain characters. However I will say that Amani did make the book for me. She was such a strong-willed character and together with Jin became the ultimate power couple.

Mythical creatures are a big part of the plot and I am really surprised that I enjoyed it more than I thought I would as, as I said previously I don’t normally go for these types of stories. What’s weird is that in one chapter it has an ‘Arabian Nights’ feel to it in, but then in another it has a ‘Wild Western’ feel to it as well.

All in all I think the book is great, but I couldn’t see myself reading it time and time again, whereas I could with other books that I have read. I think this is because I didn’t really attach myself to the characters but, if you’re looking for an action-packed fantasy book to read, I say just go ahead!

 

The Keeper- Book Review

**This post is from about 2 and a half weeks ago however I accidentally forgot to post it because I scheduled it wrong.. Oops!**

Recently I was kindly gifted the book ‘The Keeper’ by David Baldacci to review, and I was quite intrigued as the book was a genre I hadn’t really read before. Don’t worry- I’m not going to give any spoilers away for those who want to read it 😉

 Synopsis: Vega Jane was always told no one could leave the town of Wormwood. She was told there was nothing outside but the Quag, a wilderness filled with danger and death. And she believed it – until the night she stumbled across a secret that proved that everything she knew was a lie.

Upon reading the synopsis I presumed the book would be full of action and adventure and I was sure right.

‘The Keeper’ is actually the sequel to ‘The Finisher’; which I have to admit I haven’t read, so I was unsure whether I’d be able to understand some of the things in the book as they would most likely be linked to the first book. And I’ll be honest with you, there were some bits I didn’t quite understand or didn’t quite like but all in all it was a great book.

Normally, if I love a book I will read it in under 24 hours and get so attached to the characters and the storyline. I did think that it was immensely well written, and the storyline did have me hooked in various places…

What I really did love is the cliffhanger at the end! I love a good cliffhanger as it makes me feel more intrigued to find out more behind the whole book and series and I think that would be the main reason I would read the 3rd book in the series, just so I can find out what happens next! (However it isn’t yet out so keep your eyes peeled)!

My favourite character was indeed the protagonist Vega Jane. Her courageous attitude had me hooked right from the start and I loved her relationship with Delph.

To finish, I will say if you love action and adventure books mixed in with a tad of fantasy; this book is 100% for you. This is my first book I have read by David Baldacci and I really did like his writing style and do want to read other books by him.

I will give this book a 3.5 out of 5, as because I was spectical of the genre, I really did like reading the book.

The trailer for ‘The Keeper’ and also ‘The Finisher’ can be viewed here: TAKE A PEEK! 

Paige Toon- I Knew You Were Trouble Book Review!

I’ve read nearly all of Paige Toon’s books and I have to say she is one of my favourite authors. So when I had the chance to review her latest book; of course I said yes!! i-knew-you-were-trouble-9781471118807_hr

‘IKYWT’ is the second instalment in the Jessie Jefferson series, and I have to say it’s bloody good. There’s a roller coaster of emotions from start to finish and what I like about the book is that Paige brings characters and storylines in from previous books.

To catch you all up a bit; we’re back with Jessie, who is the daughter of rock star Johnny Jefferson from Paige’s previous book ‘Johnny be good’. Jessie spent the summer with and getting to know her new family after her mother passed away a few months back, and now she’s back at school in the UK with her school teacher step dad. Jessie has hidden her new life from everyone at school as she doesn’t want the media to find out who she is. Long story short; people find out who Jessie really is and her life gets turned upside down.

I’m not saying anything else as you all need to read it for yourself! All I will say is that there is a cliffhanger, so I really can’t wait for the next instalment.

Please keep up the great work Paige and I can’t wait for your next book to be out!

TO BUY THE BOOK: CLICK HERE.

BOOK REVIEW: “Lucy In The Sky” by Paige Toon.

Settling down for a 24-hour flight to Australia, Lucy finds a text message on her phone – not from her boyfriend James, as she fondly hopes, but from a woman claiming to have slept with him four times in the past month. Trapped on the plane, she questions everything about her relationship with James. She finally calls him and he reassures her: it was only his mates playing a silly joke. James is a lawyer, persuasive and gorgeous and Lucy adores him. So why, at the wedding in Sydney of her best friend Molly, does she have niggling doubts, and find herself attracted to Molly’s brother-in-law Nathan?                                                                         **(Sneak peek at the blurb)**

I’ve always been a little bookworm since the age of around 5. I love reading; getting yourself lost in an imaginary world, becoming attached to the characters, I love everything about it.

Paige Toon is an amazing author whom I have loved for many years. In fact, I would actually class her as my favourite author as her stories entice me that much. And as always she never fails to impress!

Many of Paige’s novels feature relatable storylines and “Lucy In The Sky” is no different. Once I started to read it,  I couldn’t put it down! I think I read it in around 3 days which is quite a record for me. The storyline is very well written, and it’s witty romance theme will have you in stitches!
I can always relate to her main characters and there is always such a profound romantic aspect to her writing throughout the entire book.
The best thing about Paige Toon’s writing?! She somehow manages to incorporate multiple characters from her other books into every other book! It makes you feel as though everything of her’s that you read is actually a reality as opposed to fiction.

I won’t give away too much as I don’t want to spoil it for those who may actually read this but I will say you will find yourself becoming very attached to the characters. Nathan just seems to good to be true, and the main protagonist Lucy is also a great character who takes you on an excellent journey… if you want a great girly summer read you have to get this –  I  guarantee you’ll love it and wish it will never end! I highly recommend this read along with all her other novels!!!