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Book Review: “I Think I Love You” By Stephanie Bond

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Synopsis

So there’s some bad blood and bruised egos among the Metcalf sisters. At least they’re reuniting. A cause to celebrate? Not for Justine, Regina, and Mica. Their parents are splitting up and the family business is going on the auction block–just a little reminder of how much they really have in common…

Take the local bad boy who proposed to Justine, seduced Regina, and ran off with Mica. Add the unsolved murder they witnessed when they were young girls, and their vow to keep it a secret. Toss in their knack for being drawn to shady men, and there’s only one thing left for them to do–put the bonds of family loyalty to the test.

But it takes courage to outsmart a murderer, know-how to avenge the cad who betrayed them, and patience to bring their parent back together. Three talents. Three sisters. And who knows? Maybe even three new chances to fall in love when Justine, Regina, and Mica discover how much they’re willing to risk–and forgive–in the name of sisterhood…

Review

How much I enjoyed the book: 7/10
How well I think it was written: 8/10

I Think I Love You has a completely deceiving title. I had initially downloaded the eBook thinking I’d be reading chick lit (okay, so I was hoping for something simple and predictable) but of course I was proven wrong! I hadn’t read the synopsis at the time of download so when I finally came to read the eBook and checked the synopsis I was more than intrigued at the idea of mystery, romance and above all sisterhood!

I found myself constantly surprised whilst reading which is a notable feat for a “quick read”. My curiosity was constantly poked and prodded and at various points I found myself unable to put my kindle down.

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(Source: digestingthewords.com)


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What was the worst book you’ve ever read and why?

Tell us, tell us! 

My own worst book read was probably Adored by Tilly Bagshawe. It was so superficial; all about hollywood and sex- it bored the crap out of me. The lack of plot and substance seemed to be compensated for by boring sex scenes. There wasn’t really a lot of character growth tbh… really not my kind of book at all. 


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I have a copy of City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare!

I know it comes out in 3 days but I have it already yay! I’m so happy!!!

I remember I managed to get a copy of Clockwork Angel a few days earlier than the publication date but I wasn’t as excited as I am now! 

I have exams next week but I can’t resist reading this now!

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It’s Dr Seuss’ Birthday!

It’s Dr Seuss’ 108th Birthday today! To celebrate we’re posting some of his best quotes, facts and the trailer for The Lorax.

Facts about Dr. Seuss

  • His real name is Theodore Seuss Geisel, Seuss was his mother’s maiden name.
  • Cat in the Hat was the result of a bet bet Dr Seuss and Bennett Cerf (his publisher) that he could not write a book using only 220 words.
  • Green Eggs and Ham was the result of another bet, again between Dr Seuss and Bennett Cerf (his publisher) that he could not write a book using only 50 different words.
  • The 50 words from Green Eggs and Ham are: a, am, and, anywhere, are, be, boat, box, car, could, dark, do, eat, eggs, fox, goat, good, green, ham, here, house, I, if, in, let, like, may, me, mouse, not, on, or, rain, Sam, say, see, so, thank, that, the, them, there, they, train, tree, try, will, with, would, you.
  • He was rejected by around 28 publishers.
  • He created the word ‘Nerd’. It can be found in “If I Ran the Zoo” published in 1950.

The Lorax movie voiced by Zac Efron, Taylor Swift and Danny DeVito, was released today in the US (I guess to coincide with Dr Seuss’ birthday).

Apparently it won’t be released in the UK until 27th July?! This does not make me happy! I was really excited to watch it :( 

Watch the trailer below it’s amazing.


 allyouneedisyayness reblogged your postBook Review: Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

I forgot to review this when I finished it a few weeks ago but this review is great so I’ll just reblog it instead. Check out this blog, people. It’s awesome.
Also, favorite quote.
"Jesus Christ and his biological father"
(Can’t find it online so excuse me if that was not exact)
Thank you :) and your quote is exact. Lauren was hilarious in the book, I liked when she would threaten to sing.

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12 Days of Kindle

Amazon is having a sale on some Kindle books. I was taking a look and I found City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, Wither by Lauren DeStefano, The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness for 99p each. A Game of Thrones by G R R Matrin for £1.99, When God was A Rabbit by Sarah Winman for £2.99 and they’ll be adding many more until 6th January.

If you have a Kindle I would definitely recommend taking a look. I know I’ll be watching out for any books I like.

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Book Review: Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

I just loved the way this was written! From the very first page, I was completely drawn into the story.

Safe Haven is a story about newcomer Katie arriving in the town of Southport in North Carolina where she aims to keep a low profile. Katie is clearly running from something and her reserved nature only makes her stand out more to the local store owner Alex who is widowed with two young kids; Josh and Kristen. Taken away by her beauty, Alex realises he has feelings for the mysterious Katie. The more the two get to know each other, the more obvious it is that something special exists between them. But you can’t run from your past forever and soon the ghost Katie’s been running from discovers her whereabouts and it turns into a fight between life and death.

What I loved about Safe Haven was the determination of Katie to start her life over and the courage it took her to run from her past. I also loved how she bonded with Alex’s children; she made for a really natural mother despite not having her own children. And of course, the romance between Alex and Katie was adorable although about 143 pages in and after two weeks of dating he told her she loved him. Personally, I was like eh, how can you say I love you so fast. But Nicholas Sparks has a way with making you believe in love so fast that you fall in love with his characters. The man is amazing.

If I had to rate it, I’d give the story 4*/5*. :)

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Clockwork Prince Review (SPOILER FREE)

*Warning* This may be less of a review and more of a proclamation of love.

First off I have to say I AM ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK. There is not one thing that I found disappointing about it. I was trying my hardest to slow down my reading just so I could have more time with it, that’s how much I loved Clockwork Prince. It’s most definitely one of my favourites.

I thought I loved The Mortal Instruments especially City of Bones and City of Glass and I just liked Clockwork Angel. In my head Clockwork Angel had nothing on The Mortal Instruments but this book has changed everything for me. I mean I adore Jace and Simon but Will and Jem now have permanent places in my heart.

Seriously, I am so elated with this book that I don’t know what to do with myself. All the characters were just wonderful and I love practically all of them. There are a lot of secrets that are revealed and we get to learn so much more about all the characters which is something I love. I like knowing more about characters, how they think and knowing the meaning behind their actions; where as I felt that this is what City of Fallen Angels was lacking because there were so many characters to follow.

I do have to say everyone had me scared when they said I’d need a box of tissues with me when I read the book. I thought that was a sign for something deeply ominous that would tear me apart and make me mad at Cassie. However, that doesn’t mean I wasn’t crying whilst reading it or my heart didn’t squeeze at some points because it did.  

There were quite a few twists along the way which explains why some people are so happy and others are in tears. I am both happy and upset and I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens in Clockwork Princess.

Truly Cassie has outdone herself and I can’t even begin to imagine what Clockwork Princess will be like because I’m in complete awe of this brilliant book.

5/5 The best book I have read this year and I’m really happy that I’m ending the year with it

 

Also, if you have read this book send me an ask so I can talk to someone about this properly. I’m dying to hear how others feel.


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That’s me with Cassandra Clare on the left and Sarah Rees Brennan on the right. As you can see i’m extremely happy to be meeting my favourite author! Ahhh!
It’s been almost a month since I went to an event held at Foyles in London for Cassandra Clare and I’ve been meaning to post about this but I guess I was a little lazy. This post is just as much for Radiya as it is for the followers because she’s been nagging me to post about this since the event.

I was lucky enough to get a ticket last minute from a fellow blogger on twitter the night before the event :D So when I found my way to Foyles which proved more difficult than I expected we all patiently queued up and then waited upstairs in the special events room. Cassandra and Sarah came in, we all started cheering and clapped. Cassandra did a little quiz about the books and gave away some goodies as prizes. Unfortunately I didn’t win anything :( Then came a q&a about TMI and ID. Sarah professed her great love for Sebastian which was adorable. Nobody could remember Simon’s cat’s name LOL (we had to name all 3 cats from TMI I could only remember Chairman Meow and Church but the 3rd was lost on me. I kept thinking Crookshanks lol) 
When the event was finally over people who had picked up halloween masks with a sticker inside got a special goodie bag. I had a mask with a green sticker inside so I got my goodie bag filled with advanced reader copies of a few books, bookmarks, posters, badges, stickers, sweeties etc. It was all very exciting and I met a bunch of people whilst in the queue to meet Cassandra and Sarah and get my books signed. They all happened to be bloggers too which was amazing and they all knew each other from previous book events. They were really friendly and welcoming and told me loads of stories about blogger events and signings.
Sarah and Cassandra were both amazing and extremely friendly. If they hadn’t started talking to me I would have just stood there dumbfounded. 
Here’s a picture of one of the books Sarah signed for me. She said she was going to tell me what happens in City of Lost Souls to annoy Cassandra. Here’s what she wrote instead…

I have to admit when I got home I did laugh.
Finally here’s Clockwork Angel signed by Cassandra and a special booklet called Magnus’ vow (which i have not read yet :/)


Now I’ve come to the end of this post. I hope it wasn’t terribly long and you enjoyed what I wrote especially you Radiya!

That’s me with Cassandra Clare on the left and Sarah Rees Brennan on the right. As you can see i’m extremely happy to be meeting my favourite author! Ahhh!

It’s been almost a month since I went to an event held at Foyles in London for Cassandra Clare and I’ve been meaning to post about this but I guess I was a little lazy. This post is just as much for Radiya as it is for the followers because she’s been nagging me to post about this since the event.

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