Sunday, 20 November 2016

Book Review | J.K. Rowling | The Tales Of Beedle The Bard

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Author: J.K. Rowling
Title: The Tales Of Beedle The Bard
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Fiction, Short Stories, Children, Magic, Fairy Tales, Middle Grade, Science Fiction, British Literature
Pages: 105
Price: £5.59

Started: 19th November 2016
Finished: 20th November 2016

Synopsis: The Tales Of Beedle The Bard contains five richly diverse fairy tales, each with its own magical character, that will variously bring delight, laughter and the thrill of mortal peril. Additional notes for each story penned by Albus Dumbledore will be enjoyed by muggles and wizards alike, as the professor muses on the morals illuminated by the tales, and reveals snippets of information about life at Hogwarts. A uniquely magical volume, with illustrations by the author, J.K. Rowling, that will be treasured for years to come.  

Review: I bought this book at a second hand store. This price was 99p and comes on a "buy one get one free" offer. Money spent at this store gets donated to the Barnardos Children Charity. I have plans to buy this book brand new along with fantastic beasts and where to find them and quidditch through the ages. When I have this book brand new then I will donate the used copy back to the store for someone else to pick up and enjoy. As a major fan of Harry Potter I was excited to add this book to my collection and read it. It is my aim to have the full Harry Potter collection on my shelves including the illustrated editions and the vault books. I did enjoy this collection of short stories but I prefer more action in the stories that I read. These books were aimed at a younger audience (or a young at heart audience), however I highly recommend these books to any fan of the Harry Potter series. 

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.

** The only reason I did not give this book a 5 star rating is because of the lack of action. 

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Book Review | C.L. Coffey | Angel In Training

Angel in Training

This book was sent to me for free. This book was sent to me by the author. This book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review. 

Author: C.L. Coffey
Title: Angel In Training
Genre: Angels, Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 297
Price: £8.99
Series: Louisiangel

Started: 6th November 2016
Finished: 19th November 2016

Synopsis: After a night out turns fatal, a misunderstanding with the archangel Michael presents Angel with a chance at eternal life: the opportunity to earn her wings and one day become an archangel herself. Angel is given the task of protecting her charge, trainee detective, Joshua Walsh. There's no denying the attraction between Angel and Joshua, only Michael has strict rules:
  • No drinking
  • No drugs
  • And certainly no relationships with humans
Thankfully, she's got other things to deal with, like trying to convince Joshua that New Orleans has a serial killer who is preying on other angel potentials like herself. Angel must quickly learn that when keeping someone safe, doing the right thing is not always the easiest, especially when you've got an archangel looking over your shoulder.

Review: I would like to thank the author for sending me a signed copy of this book along with a signed bookmark. I will have to buy the rest of the series to have the complete set on my shelves. Originally I was unsure that I would like this book but wanted the rest of the books just so I had the full set. However, it turns out that I actually loved this book and cannot wait to own and read the rest of the series. When this book was offered to me I read the synopsis and decided that it might be an interesting read but I did not realise just how interesting it would be. This book is action packed and keeps the reader on the edge of their seats wondering who the killer is and if Angel will ever earn her wings. I found myself lost between the pages of this book for hours at a time. Angel In Training ends on quite a cliffhanger that made me wish I could jump straight into the second book in the series. I cannot wait to own the rest of the series and find out what happens with Angel and the other potentials along with the fight that the angels are preparing for. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys young adult and paranormal novels. This book will have a permanent place on my shelves and surely be joined by the rest of the series and other books by C.L. Coffey.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Cover Reveal | Kate Bonham | Mine, Forever


Mine, Forever

(Deadly Women, Book One)
Author: Kate Bonham
Book One
Cover Designer: Desiree DeOrto
Edited by: Swish Editing & Design 
Genre: Dark Romance
Release: 16 December 2016



She's mine.
Ever since I first laid eyes on her, I knew there was something about her but I had to be sure.
I had to know she was like me.
Now, after what I've put her through, I own her.
But they keep trying to pull her away from me.
They keep trying to destroy my world forcing me to unleash hell on earth to keep her in my arms.


I’m broken, alone and hated by my own family. 
When Jett Black walks into my life, I know I'm not safe.
Not safe from him, not safe from anyone and yet I can't get enough of him.
He's my savior in every way, shape and form. 
Finally, after years I felt as if I was on the right path until forces try to tear us apart – forces which are trying to kill me. 

But I won’t give him up – he’s mine...forever. 

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Kate grew up in Western Sydney, Australia, hoping to one day have a pet dragon and castle to roam around in. Then the Khaleesi stole her life and she was forced to reinvent herself. 

It was around the age of 15 when she really thought she could make it as a writer, and after course after course on different writing styles, she finally gulped down her fear and pursued independent publishing. 

When she's not writing, she's spending time with her boyfriend and their zoo of pets that include snakes, spiders, lizards, gecko, an axolotl and a bird. 

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Sunday, 6 November 2016

Book Review | Emily Ruben | I Was A Bitch

I Was A Bitch

This book was sent to me for free. I was sent this book by the publisher. I was sent this book in exchange for an honest review.

Author: Emily Ruben
Title: I Was A Bitch
Genre: Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 503
Price: £10.31

24th October 2016
Finished: 6th November 2016

What if you forgot the last two years of your life? Lacey Jones wakes up from a two month coma only to realise she has lost all memory of the last two years. In that time she became the Queen Bee of her high school; pretty, popular, girlfriend of the hottest jock, wanted by every guy, feared by every girl ... she became the bitch, but has no memory of it. Together with the mysterious and attractive Finn, she starts to put together the pieces of the puzzle that has become her life. Will she go back to being a bitch or will she turn her life around? 

Before starting the actual review I would like to thank the publisher for contacting me about reviewing this book. When I first read the synopsis of this book I was unsure that I would like it as I am not really a fan of romance novels. After only a few pages I was oddly hooked on the storyline. I am actually glad that I enjoyed this book and am able to give the author a positive review. This was an interesting and enjoyable read. I agreed to review this book as I wanted to branch out and experience new genres. This is the first romance novel that I have read and took a chance with. This book has definitely made me more open to the romance genre. What I liked about this book is that it is not set in a fake and perfect world; There is a realistic element to this world and all the events that take place. This book managed to grip my attention and pull me into the book. I found it hard to put this book down and stop reading. From the start I found my self rooting for the relationship of Lacey and Finn. This book has made me more open to reading more romance novels. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romance novels. But on the flip side I would suggest that those who do not normally read romance books give this book a chance as I am sure that it will bring a whole new experience to the readers. I am happy to have this book as a part of my ever-growing collection and it will remain on my shelves permanently. 

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars