It's been a year since eighteen-year-old Eden Munro last saw Tyler Bruce: her stepbrother… and her secret love. Although they called time on their forbidden relationship for the sake of their family, Eden can't help but feel excited when Tyler invites her to join him in New York City for the summer.
Anyway, Eden is happy with her boyfriend Dean, and surely Tyler has moved on too. But as they spend a long, hot summer in the excitement of the city that never sleeps, it soon becomes obvious that they aren't over each other. But can they resist temptation?
In Did I Mention I Need You?, the second volume of Estelle Maskame's phenomenal DIMILY trilogy, Tyler and Eden must face up to their feelings and decide what to do next. Is their love strong enough to face the challenges that lie ahead?
~I was sent a copy of this book to review, this in no way affects my opinion~
I give it - 5/5
My review - This trilogy keeps on getting better and better.
I was so excited when the second book in the DIMILY trilogy came in the post, as soon as I opened the package I started to read DIMINY as I adored the first book; Did I Mention I Need You and the way it ended had me needing the next book badly.
If you haven't started this trilogy yet it is about a girl named Eden, who goes to spend the summer with her father, his new wife and 3 new step-brothers. One of the stepbrothers is Tyler, he is a trouble maker, doing drugs, drinking and always annoying Eden, but there is an attraction between them, so Eden has to spend the summer trying not to fall for her new hot stepbrother and vice versa but the attraction is too strong for both of them.
The first book didn't really leave on a cliffhanger but it did leave me wanting more and I was not disappointed with the second book, I may even say it was better than the first book.
DIMINY has a lot of drama, some twists and a whole lot of romance. In this book they have to deal with Tyler going to New York for the year and he wants Eden to come spend the summer with him in New York. Eden has moved on, but a lot can change in a few months.
The way this book ended had me screaming. The ending has left me needing the last book as I couldn't get over what I was reading. Estelle is a fantastic writer, she writes in a way that will grip you from the very first page of the book until the last page. It flows nicely and I think she is brilliant young writer.
If you haven't started this trilogy yet then I suggest you start now as the final book comes out early next year and I think it is slowly becoming one of my favourite trilogy's of all time.
Since Indie Blackwood discovered she was a witch, life has been pretty crazy. Now her best friend Paige is missing, kidnapped by the Priory and taken to Los Demonios, an alternate dimension of Los Angeles filled with evil paranormals.
Indie is desperate to find a way into the underworld prison. But facing the dark world’s most dangerous witches and warlocks means keeping her plan a secret from her boyfriend Bishop and forging alliances with a seriously sexy sorcerer.
~ I was sent a copy of this book, this in no way affects my opinion ~
I give it - 4/5
My review - What a wonderful follow-up to HEXED!
If you haven't read HEXED then here is a bit of the background for you - Indigo is a popular cheerleader and has a football star boyfriend. She also has a very quirky mother who owns a occult shop. Then a guy dies right in front of her, then her family bible, which her mother is very possessive about, is stolen! Enter Bishop (swoon) and she finds out that there is more to her life then cheerleading. She needs to get the bible back or every witch on the planet will die and according to Bishop Indigo is a witch, she is forced into a war between witches and sorcerers and finds out that there is a lot more to her life then just being a cheerleader.
The ending of HEXED had me craving this next book and I was so happy when I got sent a copy in the post as it lived up to my expectations. A lot of things happened in HEXED and CHARMED picks things up where it left. I was so happy when reading this and finding out what was going to happen to certain characters and where the story was going and I loved every second of it.
I was gripped from the very first page of the book, I didn't put this book down once until I finished it as it was just brilliant.
This was a perfect sequel to HEXED and if you love your paranormal books then I would recommend this to you. It is filled with action, magic, and some romance. It is the perfect witchy book for all witch lovers.
All Evie wants is to be normal. And now that she's almost off her meds and at a new college where no one knows her as the-girl-who-went-nuts, there's only one thing left to tick off her list... But relationships can mess with anyone's head - something Evie's new friends Amber and Lottie know only too well. The trouble is, if Evie won't tell them her secrets, how can they stop her making a huge mistake?
My review - This has to be one of the best books I have read this year.
This is the first book I have read by Holly and I can say after reading this book, it won't be the last.
It was fantastic.
In this book we follow Evie. Evie has just started college and she has to deal with making new friends, possibly finding a boyfriend and basically live a normal life. Evie has OCD and she is trying to not let it control her anymore.
Evie meets two girls at her college and they instantly become best friends, talking about feminism and heartbreak. I loved how Holly brought feminism into the story. She done it in a perfect way by showing how relevant it was in certain situations.
I don't know anyone with OCD so this book was a real eye opener for me. My heart went out to Evie when she had a bad thought and when things seem to get worst, but she has really great friends and family to help her get through it. I was amazed by Holly's portrayal of OCD, it was brutal but in a honest, delicate way and that was really amazing for me to read.
Also the friendship between Evie, Lottie and Amber was so good! They where growing up together having to deal with being young and a girl in world that doesn't really care for either and that is where the feminism came into it! They become stronger as they become closer and I loved reading about them when they where all together.
Also the guys in this book, Ethan and Guy, reminded me of boys I knew when I was 16-18 (and wanted to punch in the balls). I related so much to these parts in the book and that is what made me enjoy this even more.
This was a fantastic story that has to be my favourite YA book of 2015. A fantastic read on the topic of mental health and I can't recommend it enough..
Unlock new information about your favourite characters from the Harry Potter movies with this definitive coffeetable book profiling the good, the bad, and everything in between. Concept art, behind-the-scenes imagery, and film stills track everyone from Harry, Hermione and Ron to Dobby, Mad-Eye Moody and Dolores Umbridge, telling their complete stories as they evolve throughout the film series. The ultimate Harry Potter character overview.
~This was sent to me in exchange for a review, this in no way affects my opinion~
I give it - 5/5
My review - This is perfect for any fan of Harry Potter. Even if the books and movies have finished, we all love to relive this wonderful series now and again and this book is perfect for that.
This book has a nice mix of all the characters in the Harry Potter series. It mainly is about their costumes in the films. It gives a good coverage of photographs, write-ups, artwork etc.
It is divided into 9 chapters; students, Hogwarts staff, robes & Quidditch wear, triwizard tournament, celebrations, the order of the phoenix, dark forces, ministery of magic and families.
Most of the images in this book are related to the costumes. It was really interesting to go through each character/event in this book and read about their costumes and how they came to be. You will read about facts on each page that you might of never known about. I did read a few facts in this that I never knew before so it was really interesting to find them out.
You will be able to see how much detail went into each character/event and how much time was spent on each.
The art in this book is outstanding. It is so beautiful.
I really enjoyed every second of this book as it took me back to when I first started reading the Harry Potter series and it was really great to read about each of the characters and how much time and effort went into all of this.
This would be perfect for any fan of Harry Potter as you will find yourself back in the wizarding world, reading up on your favourite characters and events. It is beautifully bind in a hardback book and also comes with two posters at the end of the book, which was really great to find once I finished reading this.
All in all, a wonderful look into the art and design of the wizarding world!
The Walking Dead-The Pop-Up Book Paper Engineering by Becca Zerkin & David Hawcock Text by S.D. Perry Illustrations by Sally Elizabeth Jackson
This spectacular pop-up book from paper engineers David Hawcock and Becca Zerkin forms the perfect guide to the world of AMC's-The Walking Dead. Filled with eye-catchingly gory pops, the book takes the reader through some of the most iconic moments from the hugely popular series. The book features five spreads, each with its own central pop that depicts a key element from the show, such as the prison where the survivors found refuge before being attacked by the Governor or the Walker known as "Bicycle Girl" reaching out at the reader. Each spread also includes several smaller pops depicting other memorable elements fromThe Walking Dead, such as the Governor's "man cave" (including his unique aquarium complete with severed heads), the Well Walker, and much, much more.
~ I was sent this to review, this in no way affects my opinion~
I give it - 5/5
My review - I am a huge Walking Dead fan. I love the show, comics and books. So when I saw that PGUK where looking for bloggers to review this I knew I had to have it.
This is perfect for fans of The Walking Dead. It is filled with pop-ups from iconic moments from the tv show and a few extras. It tells the story from the beginning all the way to the prison. There are quite a few big pop ups in this book and also a few pull tabs on each page. The details on each of them are fantastic.
This is the perfect book for any The Walking Dead fan as it lets you relive certain parts of The Walking Dead. This is a really brilliant book and all of the detail is outstanding. It was really enjoyable and I loved turning the page to see what was next and reading all about each certain part.
This is a perfect book for the fans of The Walking Dead and I can't recommend it enough to all of you who love it. I would say it is not suitable for younger people as some parts may scare them.
All in all, an amazing pop up book that will always keep you entertained.
A small boy hiding in a cupboard witnesses something no child should ever see. He tries not to look but he still hears it. And when he comes out, there's no mistaking. His mum and dad have been killed. And though he's only small, he swears that he'll get revenge one day. Years later, Trey goes to a strange camp that is meant to save troubled teenagers. It's packed with crazies, god-botherers, devoted felons and broken kids. Trey's been in and out of trouble ever since the day the bad thing happened, but he's not here for saving: this is where he'll find the man who did it. Revenge and healing, salvation and hell are a boiling, dangerous mix, and Trey finds himself drawn to a girl, a dream and the offer of friendship in the dark .
~I received a proof of this book, this in no way impacts my review~
I give it - 4/5
My review - This was a really interesting and enjoyable story.
I only gave this story 4 because it did take me awhile to get into but once I did I was hooked.
I was emotionally involved with Trey and his life. He was known as the son of the family who got murdered and when he grows up he has a lot more stuff to deal with.
Mainly the fact that he goes to a camp where the murderer of his family is and he wants revenge, but getting revenge isn't as easy as he hoped. The men in charge of the camp are horrible and most of the kids are just as bad. It doesn't help that the camp is constant lock down and each kid accounted for, so it makes it a lot harder for Trey to escape after he gets his revenge. Trey makes a few friends and finds himself getting attached. But there are dark plans at Camp Kernow and Trey and his friends vow to find out what they are before it's too late.
This was a very unique book and I really did enjoy every second of it. I also think Carthews writing is poetic. It just had a beautiful flow to it This was a beautiful emotional book about a boy who is growing up and trying to find himself in doing so and I think everyone would enjoy and love this book.
Chasers Of The Light Poems From The Typewriter Series by Tyler Knott Gregson
I would love to say that you make me weak at the knees, but to be quite upfront and completely truthful, you make my body forget it has knees at all. One day, while browsing an antique store in Helena, Montana, photographer Tyler Knott Gregson stumbled upon a vintage Remington typewriter for sale. Standing up and using a page from a broken book he was buying for $2, he typed a poem without thinking, without planning, and without the ability to revise anything. He fell in love. Three years and almost one thousand poems later, Tyler is now known as the creator of theTypewriter Series: a striking collection of poems typed onto found scraps of paper or created via blackout method. Chasers of the Light features some of his most insightful and beautifully worded pieces of work - poems that illuminate grand gestures and small glimpses, poems that celebrate the beauty of a life spent chasing the light.
~I was sent a free copy of this book, this in no way impacts my review~
I give it - 5/5
My review - I adored this book so much. It was so beautiful and I really enjoyed reading all the different poems in this book. I would love to see the original pieces of paper he wrote the poems on.
This is one of my favourite poems in the book as I find it so beautiful. I think Tyler has really bared his heart with writing all these poems. Plus, it is very unique! How he has just found any scraps of paper and wrote a lovely poem on each one! I really enjoyed reading all off them. I didn't read them all in one day as I wanted to savour it all when I read them.
All in all, this is a beautiful book of poems that I really think everyone would enjoy! You will love each of them as they will move you when you reading them.
Adventure, intrigue, and romance combine in a new fantasy duology from Incarnate series author Jodi Meadows. When Princess Wilhelmina was a child, the Indigo Kingdom invaded her homeland. Ten years later, Wil and the other noble children who escaped are ready to fight back and reclaim Wil's throne. To do so, Wil and her best friend, Melanie, infiltrate the Indigo Kingdom palace with hopes of gathering information that will help them succeed. But Wil has a secret—one that could change everything. Although magic has been illegal for a century, she knows her ability could help her save her kingdom. But magic creates wraith, and the deadly stuff is moving closer and destroying the land. And if the vigilante Black Knife catches her using magic, she may disappear like all the others. . .
~I was sent a free copy of this to review, this in no way impacts my opinion~
I give it - 4/5
My review - Once in awhile I will come across a brilliant fantasy novel and it was the fantastic THE ORPHAN QUEEN.
The only reason I have gave it one less star is because it did take me a bit to get into the book but as soon as I did was hooked! Plus the cover is beautiful!!
This book left on the biggest cliffhanger and I cried. I was so caught up in the characters and the story that I couldn't help but cry at the end and it left me wanting the next book and to see what was going to happen with certain characters.
Jodi is an amazing writer. She has done a fantastic job with this story and I always have to praise authors who make up their own fantasy world as it wows me. The world building and the character development was fantastic within this book.
In this story we follow Wil or Princess Wilhelmina. When she was a child her kingdom Aecor was taken by their neighbour Indigo. Ten years have passed and there is a group called Osperys and they want Wil to take the kingdom back. But Wil uses magic and it is forbidden. But is will her magic be the key to stop the Wraith? And also Black Knife who is a charming vigilante who wants to help people and he is a bit of a mystery. But his personality becomes more defined as his and Wil's relationship grows.
This book had a tone of twist that kept me reading to the end. This book had a bit of everything and I'm really excited to see where Jodi goes with it.
Magnus Chase And The Sword Of Summer by Rick Riordan
Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he's tracked down by an uncle he's never met - a man his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision. Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die ...
~I was sent an arc of the book to review, this in no way impacts my opinion on the book~
I give it - 5/5
My review - THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING AND I CAN'T STOP TALKING ABOUT IT!
Rick has done a wonderful job with this book and I need more, it's unreal.
First things first, the diversity in this story is amazing! I know Rick is no stranger to having diverse characters but it is always great to have diversity in books.
Also this cover is so beautiful!
The humorous title chapters really added to this book for me, especially with Rick's witty writing, it was such an enjoyable book!
Magnus is a homeless 16 year old. He became homeless after his mother died and has been living on the streets, and hiding, ever since. His life is in danger, especially after he finds out his father is a Norse god. After something tragic happens to Magnus he ends up in Valhalla where he meets a whole lot of diverse characters who are getting trained to stop Ragnarok, for whenever he comes. But his time on earth is not over yet, he has a task to do and he comes in contact with the Valkyrie - well Ex-Valkyrie - who brought him to Valhalla called Sam, he needs to find the sword to stop This book is filled with a lot of action, humour, battles, monsters and a whole lot of mythology!
I am a big fan of Rick and this has to be one of my favourite books of his so far! I am really excited to see where Rick goes with the rest of this series as I think this may be one of my favourite fantasy books of 2015.
I was gripped from the very first page in this book and it had me reading until the very early hours of the morning, as this book is over 500 pages! But it was very fast paced and I went through it faster then I wanted as I wanted to saviour every moment of this book!
I have to recommend this to every one out there who is a fan of Rick, who loves fantasy and especially people who love their mythology!