Hope dreams of working backstage in a theatre, and she's determined to make it without the help of her famous costume-designer mum. So when she lands an internship on a major production, she tells no one. But with a stroppy Hollywood star and his hot young understudy upstaging Hope's focus, she's soon struggling to keep her cool...and her secret.
Today, I am really excited to be part of the Theatrical blog tour. It was a wonderful book and one I can't recommend enough for the people who love going the theatre and love watching shows.
I remember going to watch theatre shows with my school and I've only really been to see a few shows with my family. But, one play I ADORE and I think everyone will agree is Hamilton. I remember when the soundtrack came out and I instantly obsessed and then when it came over to the UK by boyfriend got me tickets for my birthday and I saw it in Feb and it was everything. It was also my boyfriends first theatre show. The place was buzzing with excitement and this show really brought all these people together. We cheered together, laughed together and cried together and it just shows how magical and wonderful it is. I plan on seeing a lot more shows in the future but, this play stood out to me as after listening to the soundtrack for over a year it just blew out my exceptions.
Let me know you're favourite theatre memory!
~I was sent a copy from the publishers-all opinions are my own~
I give it - 5/5
My review - So, you can tell from above that I love the theatre and this book really shows the ins and outs of the theatre. It is wonderful and another fantastic book from Maggie. You are instantly gripped from the beginning and you will feel like you are part of the whole production.
This book shows all the hard work that goes into a show. All the little details that brings it together to make the show and I think this book really represented the theatre well!
Hope is a wonderful main character. I was rooting for her the whole time in this book. She gets an internship at Earl's Theatre. She is part of the production for Piecekeepers which, is one of the most anticipated theatre production for that year. The director is very popular and it also might be starring a Hollywood star...
Hope is just so great. I really love reading about her story, her friendships, her relationship with her family. She has a great friendship with Priya and George. They seem to fit really well together and I love her interactions with her family.
Maggie writing is so captivating in this book. If you've not really ever been the theatre or want to know more about it I can't recommend this book enough. The descriptions, the secrets, the way it makes you feel like you are part of the production and visiting the set. Maggie has done an amazing job with every little theatre detail in this book.
This book is perfect for theatre lovers. Full of friendship, romance, secrets, passion and of course the theatre! (Also, George who is my favourite character!)
Another fantastic book from Maggie which has to be one of my favourites of this year!
I am super excited to be sharing my review of Access All Awkward by Beth Garrod as part of the blog tour. I adored the two previous books and this one was just as wonderful!
If you haven't picked up the first two in this series then, I can't recommend it enough!
Bella Fisher is stuck in EXAM HELL - with only the promise of a weekend at the RebelRocks festival with her mates as a reward afterwards. OK, so she can't actually afford a ticket and will have to work as a litter picker and toilet scrubber, but it's still going to be epic: the best bands, her best friends and best-boy-in-the-world Adam, with not a parent or teacher in sight.
But when she arrives to find annoying older sister Jo has been sent by Mum to keep an eye on her, things go from bad to worse. BFF Rachel is hanging out with some mean girls, awful ex-boyfriend Luke pitches up with his model girlfriend and her pristine Hunter wellies, and the drummer in her favourite band is exposed as a sexist pig. All the face glitter and flower crowns in the world can't save the day... can they?
~I was sent a copy from the publisher - all opinions are my own~
I give it - 5/5
My review - I didn't think I could love Bella more! I am a huge fan of Bella and all the crazy shenanigans she gets up too. There are things that make me cringe, make me laugh, want to hug her and just reminds me of being an awkward teen. I was so excited that Beth was writing a 3rd book and that it was going to be a festival themed one.
Bella really wants to go to a music festival after her exams. It is the best way to celebrate them being over. She can't actually afford a ticket but, she was able to get a job and even though she may have to deal with the portaloos she is ready to have the best summer ever with her friends at this festival. But, being Bella, things won't run smoothly. Imagine finding out your favourite bands drummer is sexist, your ex turns up and your mum sent your older sister to keep an eye on you.
With all this thrown at Bella, will she have the best time ever at the festival?
I adored this book. It is the YA festival book everyone needs to read this summer. It is so relatable, it reminded me of my first festival when I was younger and how I wished things went differently but, I manged to have a really great time with my friends! And, I'm glad to read the strong bond between Bella and her friends.
A book full of amazing friendship, love, first festivals and tackling sexism (and obviously super hilarious). I really enjoy reading about Bella and how confidence, loyal, and brilliant she is. She makes me laugh, I just want to hug her at times and reading about her experience at her first festival was the summer book I needed. If you've never read these books I can't recommend them enough! Bella is a wonderful main character and I love reading about her and I really love where Beth went with this story and again, I can't recommend them enough!!
Another brilliant book from Beth that is the perfect summer read.
I am very excited to kick of the blog tour for Best Practice by Penny Parkes. Today I have an extract from this wonderful book. Check it out down below and don't forget to pick this book up that has recently just been released in paperback!
Dr Alice Walker has become accomplished at presenting a façade to the world – to anyone watching, she is the epitome of style, composure and professionalism. But perhaps it was to be expected that the cracks might begin to show at some point. Thankfully Grace is on hand to offer both friendship and support when it’s needed most.
Meanwhile, Dr Holly Graham has her hands full both professionally and personally. Planning a wedding with Taffy Jones is challenging enough, even before some surprising news changes everything. At least beloved Larkford resident, Elsie, still has a few tricks left up her sleeve!
Dr Dan Carter, on the other hand, has decided to throw himself into his career – the best antidote he’s found to unrequited love. When tragedy strikes in the heart of Larkford, Dan makes it his mission to help the community.
Penny Parkes survived a Convent education largely thanks to a ready supply of inappropriate novels and her passion for writing and languages.
She studied International Management in Bath and Germany, before gaining experience with the BBC. She then set up an independent Film Location Agency and spent many happy years organising shoots for film, television and advertising – thereby ensuring that she was never short of travel opportunities, freelance writing projects or entertaining anecdotes.
Penny now lives in the Cotswolds with her husband, two children and a geriatric spaniel. She will often be found plotting epic train journeys through the Alps, baking gluten-free goodies or attempting to prove that you can, in fact, teach an old dog new tricks.
It's Chloe Snow's sophomore year of high school, and life has only grown more complicated.
Last year, Chloe was the star of the musical. This year, she's just a lowly member of the ensemble. Chloe’s best friend, Hannah, is no help: she’s been sucked into the orbit of Lex, evil Queen Bee of the class. Meanwhile, Chloe’s dad is busy falling in love with Miss Murphy, and her mother is MIA in Mexico with her much younger bullfighting boyfriend, Javi...
If only Chloe could talk to Grady about it - he's easy to talk to. Or he was, until he declared his love for Chloe, she turned him down because despite all her rational brain cells she can't seem to get over Mac, and then Grady promptly started going out with Lex. GAH!
As the performance of the show approaches, Chloe must find a way to navigate all the messy elements of her life and make it through the end of the year.
Hello everyone! I am so happy to be kicking of the blog tour for The Year of Living Awkwardly by Emma Chastain! I am so happy to share my review for this book and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!!
~I was sent a copy from the publishers - all opinions are my own~
I give it - 4/5
My review - This is a laugh out loud book that I think we all need to read right now. It is fun, filled with amazing characters, scenes that will make you laugh and perfect for fans of Beth Garrod!
If you read about Chloe being a High School Disaster well, here is the next instalment of her being a sophomore.
Surly, things can't get anymore crazy? Well, they are about too. I adore this book and Chloe. We read it from her POV and she is a very relateble teen. She is 15 and reading about her frustrations, her observations of everything was really enjoyable. I really cheered for her throughout this book as she got angry, happy, and I just wanted to give her a big hug. Starting sophomore year is hard and it was hard at time for Chloe and she just needed a big hug.
Chloe really has a tough year in this book, with things I won't give away but, you can really see when you read on how much tougher she gets because of this. How much wiser she gets. It is amazing character growth. You can really see a difference from the things that happened in the first book to this one. It shows how much Chloe has grown and how she is more aware of everything around her.
Emma has doing an amazing job with Chloe. I cannot recommend this book enough especially if you're going into these years at school! It was really fun, filled with laughs, friendship, drama, heartbreak and so much more!!
Her name was Rose. You watched her die. And her death has created a vacancy.
When Emily lets a stranger step out in front of her, she never imagines that split second will change her life. But after Emily watches a car plough into the young mother – killing her instantly – she finds herself unable to move on.
And then she makes a decision she can never take back.
Because Rose had everything Emily had ever dreamed of. A beautiful, loving family, a great job and a stunning home. And now Rose’s husband misses his wife, and their son needs a mother. Why couldn’t Emily fill that space?
But as Emily is about to discover, no one’s life is perfect … and not everything is as it seems.