Book Review: ‘A Court Of Mist And Fury’ by Sarah J. Maas

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This is the second book in the ACOTAR series, following on 3 months after the events of the first book. Feyre is living in the Spring Court with Tamlin and Lucien, and is supposed to be happy, but something is wrong, and she’s not quite sure what it is. She is struggling after the events of the first book, having nightmares every night, until the night Rhysand comes and takes her away for a week.

I absolutely loved this book, much more than the first one. It did take me until 25,30% to start getting into it, but once I did, I quickly flew through the book, wanting to know what would happen next. Characters that I never used to like, I started to warm to, and vice versa. Feyre has such a good character development in this book, as she slowly starts to become such a badass warrior Fae that I found myself quickly rooting for her.

I absolutely cannot wait to read the third book in the series!

KBookworm12’s Rating: 4 out of 5 stars!

Book Review: ‘The Little Book Café – Tash’s Story’ by Georgia Hill

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Tash has the perfect life, at least it appears that way from the outside! She has a good job, amazing house and a boyfriend who loves her. Tash cannot help feeling like something isn’t quite right though, and this is confirmed when she meets Kit at a book club. Can Tash realise what is wrong with her life, and can she discover what and who it is she really wants?

This was a quick and enjoyable read for me. Tash was a likeable character, and her boyfriend Adrian, was incredible well written. I had an instant opinion on him, which as it turns out, was well justified. I found myself rooting for Tash and her friends, and I absolutely adore Kit, not to mention Biddy, who turned out to be a rather helpful side character. I cannot wait to dive into the next book, which is all about Emma!

Thank you to the author and publisher for approving me for a complimentary NetGaley ebook copy of Tash’s Story. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.

KBookworm12’s Rating: 4 out of 5 stars!

Book Review: ‘Kristy’s Great Idea’ by Ann M. Martin

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I’m going to start this by saying I have never read any of the Baby-Sitters Club books at all, ever! I know how famous the series is and how many books there are in the series, but I’ve never felt the want to pick one up. Until I saw there was a Netflix series coming based on the books, so I thought I’d see what all the hype and fuss is about.

The premise is very simple: four girls decide to start up a club for babysitters. Each of the girls has their own families, their own problems and they all become firm friends. I started off really apprehensively, but found myself starting to get a little attached to some of the characters as the story went on. I could not understand Kristy’s complete hatred against Watson, or even the fact that she was not even prepared to give him a chance.

I did enjoy this more than I expected to, however, so I will be reading the second book to see if it is worth carrying on afterwards. However, I fully expect to end up reading more of the series as I get used to the characters and start becoming attached to them and their lives.

KBookworm12’s Rating: 3 out of 5 stars!

Book Review: ‘The Last Beacon’ by Big Finish Productions

The Last Beacon stars Gareth David Lloyd and Burn Gorman as Ianto Jones and Owen Harper, as they travel to the Welsh valley. Gareth David Lloyd also wrote this audio!

This audio reminded me a little of the Torchwood episode Countrycide, although the monsters in both were completely different!

Gareth and Burn had such amazing chemistry, and they slipped back into their characters so easily! I love the Ianto/Owen friendship so much, and Owen complaining about everything when they first arrived made me laugh so much!

This was my third Big Finish Productions audio, and I cannot wait to listen to my next one!

KBookworm12’s Rating: 4 out of 5 stars!

Book Review: ‘Chosen’ by PC and Kristin Cast

Chosen is the third book in The House of Night series, and we continue following Zoey Redbird and her journey to becoming a fully fledged Vampyre, whilst also navigating her undead dead best friend, three boyfriends and a betrayal.

In this book, I felt like Zoey was complaining so much and acting like such a child! Complaining about having three boyfriends then having none, while still insisting that she’s a normal person. I found myself starting to dislike her during this story, and I started to like Aphrodite a lot more.

The Twins, Damien and Jack are just as brilliant as usual, and my love for Damien and Jack is still huge! Erik deserves so much better than Zoey, he needs to find someone who truly cares about him!

I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series in due course!

KBookworm12’s Rating: 3 out of 5 stars!

May 2020 TBR

So another month has arrived, and another month full of reading awaits me! This month, I have an ambitious TBR pile, although I don’t expect to be able to read them all!

1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K.Rowling

2. Playlist for the dead by Michelle Falkoff

3. Knife Edge by Malorie Blackman

4. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

5. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

6. Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls

7. Dear Martin by Nic Stone

8. Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

9. Another Life by Pete Anghelides

10. F**k Yeah, Video Games by Daniel Hardcastle

Can you see any books that you have read? Leave me a comment saying what you thought!

April 2020 Wrap Up!

So April 2020 is officially over, and it is still a strange time! Despite not being in a reading mood much, I still managed to complete seven books!

1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars, I enjoyed this, and the film was pretty faithful to the book.

 

2. Kika & Me by Amit Patel

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I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars, it was really inspiring and taught me never to give up!

 

3. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

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I gave this book full marks, 5 out of 5 stars! I listened to this via Scribd, and fell in love with the characters immediately. 

 

4. Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

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This was another 5 out of 5 star read for me, it was absolutely adorable with two main characters that were so lovable. 

 

5. Expectant (Torchwood) by Big Finish Productions

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This was my first Big Finish Productions listen, and I loved it so much! Another 5 star read for me!

 

6. Broken (Torchwood) by Big Finish Productions

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My second Big Finish Productions read with two of my favourite Torchwood characters definitely deserved its 5 star rating!

 

7. Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy

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I finished this just at the end of April, with a magical world set not too far from our world, it warranted 4 stars!

 

My favourite story that I read/listened to this month was definitely Broken. Learning about Ianto’s backstory and how him and Jack ended up getting together, it’s a must listen for any Torchwood fan! 

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Book Review: ‘Skulduggery Pleasant’ by Derek Landy

Skulduggery Pleasant is a living skeleton who works as a detective. Stephenie Edgley is dragged into his world of magic and horrors when her uncle dies under mysterious circumstances.

This is a re-read for me, although I haven’t read it in at least 10 years. I found myself enjoying it just as much as I remember. I didn’t remember anything about it, so it was like I was reading it for the first time again.

The characters are, for the most part, likeable, with the exception of a few, and there is so much betrayal and so many twists and turns, just when I thought I knew where the story was going, it changed track again!

I look forward to reading the next book in the series!

KBookworm12’s Rating: 4 out of 5 stars!

Book Review: ‘Broken’ by Big Finish Productions

Broken stars predominantly Ianto as voiced by Gareth David Lloyd, and Jack as voiced by John Barrowman. It is set between the episodes of Cyberwoman and Greeks Bearing Gifts, in series 1 of Torchwood. It shows how Ianto really feels about his job, himself and about Jack, and bridges the gap between him hating Jack after the events with Lisa, and them starting a relationship.

I liked hearing about Ianto’s past, and parts of it were so sad. Gareth and John worked so well together to show us how their characters got together and started their relationship, and there is a storyline involving a barmaid and an alien portal, which is a good listen too!

KBookworm12’s Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!

Book Review: ‘Expectant’ – Big Finish Productions

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This is my first Big Finish Production book that I have listened to, and it most certainly will not be my last! This book is focused on Jack, who has found himself pregnant and carrying the new leader of the Yalnix (Junior), and this story focuses on him trying to do his job while pregnant.

John Barrowman was amazing as Jack, and Aaron Anthony as Jonty was brilliant! There were also a few adorable Janto moments scattered throughout, and Jack’s mood swings were hilarious! It was easy for me to keep up with the story, and I am looking forward to listening to my next story!

KBookworm12’s Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!

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