Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Review of Pretty Things

Title: Pretty Things
Author: Sarra Manning

Blurb:

Brie is in love with LancĂ´me Juicy Tubes, Louis Vuitton accessories, and her gay best friend Charlie, who is in love with 1960s pop art, 1980s teen movies, and serial heartbreaker Walker, who has ever only been in love with his VW Bug, until he meets Daisy . . . who is too busy hating everyone to know what love is. Set in London, this girl-loves-boy-loves-boy-lovesgirl romp is set against a theatrical production of The Taming of the Shrew, and features enough on- and off-stage drama to satisfy teens looking for a beach read—or a read all year round.

(Blurb taken from Goodreads)


My Review: 

This was a book I hadn't heard anything about but the blurb sounded quite interesting. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the book and it was completely different to what I was expecting.

The book doesn't necessarily follow a plot or story line however it follows four very different teenagers through their experience of love.

Daisy is a lesbian - or so she thought. Brie is very quiet and in love with Charlie. Charlie is gay and likes Walker whilst Walker is a serial dater.

This follows each teenager through the trials and tribulations of love and confused feelings.

I would really recommend this book - although it had quite a serious message there were still light hearted and funny moments.

X X X X 

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Review of Paper Towns

Title: Paper Towns
Author: John Green

Blurb:

Who is the real Margo?

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew...

(Blurb taken from Goodreads)

My Review:

As soon as I knew that Paper Towns was being made into a film I knew I had to red the book first before seeing the movie. I have to say I was quite disappointed: it didn't really match up to the first John Green book I read (The Fault in Our Stars).

It's not that the book was poorly written, it was just, for me, not a lot really happened in the main bulk of the novel. There were parts I really enjoyed and found gripping, whilst other parts I found I was skimming through - bored.

I liked the characters and Margo was intriguing, however I didn't find the whole book as amazing as I was led to believe. 

I wouldn't say don't read the book as it wasn't awful - lots of people I know absolutely love the book but for me I just thought it was a bit lack lustre.

X X X 


Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Blogging Schedule

I thought that, as recently my posts have been a bit sporadic and I've been going through long periods of time without posting I would change when I blog. As of now, I will hopefully be posting every other week, that way there will be a post up all the time. 

This way I would have a more regular review structure and it will stop me from not posting for long periods of time.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Review of Love at Second Sight

Title: Love at Second Sight
Author: Cathy Hopkins

Blurb:

Unlucky in love Jo is Dragged along to see a clairvoyant by her two coupled-up best friends, and is Told That there's only one boy for her. The trouble is, the last time she saw him was in a past life, When She worked as a governess to His younger brother. The clairvoyant That tells her as she is back in this life, so is he, and she must find him if she is ever to know true happiness and love.Jo does not believe a word of it - but then a series of events to begin to change her mind. Could her one true love really be out there? In her quest to find the One, she visits psychics and cemeteries - but even she will be Able to Recognize her soul-mate When She Finds Him? Or is she destined to continue looking for love for all of time?

(Blurb taken from Goodreads)


My Review:

The story follows Jo who isn't very lucky in love and is sick of being the single friend (all her others are in relationships). However, things change after her friends drag her along to a clairvoyant. Whilst there, Jo is told that her true life is someone from a past life and that she needs to find her soulmate in order to experience true happiness. 

Jo doesn't believe any of this but her friends don't let it drop, until a series of events begin to slowly change her mind. 

The plot wasn't exactly complicated or challenging and I did find that it was relatively easy to predict the ending. However, I did really enjoy the story and I liked the characters. I liked Jo as a character, she was quite quirky but still interesting. 

Overall, I really enjoyed the book and it was a nice, easy summer read. I liked the plot, themes and characters but did think the book was slightly predictable, but, it was still an enjoyable read. 

X X X X