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FORGIVE MY FINS - TERA LYNN CHILDS - REVIEW

Book: Forgive my Fins
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Publisher: Templar
ISBN: 9781848771345
Rating: B


Forgive my Fins is full of fantastic fishy phrases, humor and cliches but was generally a really nice funny book, that kept you pretty much interested the whole way through.

The plot was basic love triangle, girl crush story which everyone could see where it was going except for the Lily, the character, bur it was still a nice fun plot with cheesy moments. The writing was fantastic. In fact I really did like the blunt style, which didn't drone on about other things.

It's definitely a super feel good book, and could bring anyone up when they are down. It's also Uber fun and you will honestly find yourself cracking up at some of the conversations in this, although I would say this is for younger YA readers.

My favorite character is most definitely Lily, only because of the whole mermaid factor. I am a sucker for mermaids, and did love H2O just add water and did spend a couple of months af…

LOTTIE BIGGS IS NOT TRAGIC - HAYLEY LONG - REVIEW

Book: Lottie Biggs is NOT Tragic Author: Hayley Long Publisher: PanMacmillan ISBN: 9780330523011 Rating: C+
"Just when things were starting to look up for Lottie her life's gone a bit pear-shaped, wonk-ways and downside up again. Her mum's all soppy over a bloke with a horrible shemo daughter, her best pal Goose has disappeared in a cloud of nerd-gas and Lottie's in the midst of an existential crisis. There's only one thing to do - get the hell out of Cardiff and go on the road with the gorgeous Gareth Stingecombe (and his manly thighs). But things don't go to plan, and Lottie starts to realise she might have been a bit me me me lately...a female emo, obviously The wit of Louise Rennison meets the depth of Jacqueline Wilson."
Now I haven’t read the other two books in this series but this was easy to figure out and I didn’t have to read the other to get this. Now this is a really fun book, filled with loads of laughs and loads of philosophy. It has tons of Ridon…

MAD LOVE - SUZANNE SELFORS - REVIEW

Book: Mad Love Author: Suzanne Selfors Publisher: Bloomsbury ISBN; 9781408819623 Rating: C+
"Writing her own love story could drive a girl insane!
When you’re the daughter of the bestselling Queen of Romance, life should be pretty good. But 16-year-old Alice Amorous has been living a lie ever since her mother was secretly hospitalized for mental illness. After putting on a brave front for months, time is running out. The next book is overdue, and the Queen can’t write it. Alice needs a story for her mother—and she needs one fast. That’s when she meets Errol, a strange boy who claims to be Cupid, who insists that Alice write about the greatest love story in history: his tragic relationship with Psyche. As Alice begins to hear Errol’s voice in her head and see things she can’t explain, she must face the truth—that she’s either inherited her mother’s madness, or Errol is for real."

I was slightly skeptical when reading this because it had a booming pink cover but surprisingly it’s fo…

SHIMMER - ALYSON NOEL - REVIEW

Book: Shimmer
Author: Alyson Noel
Publisher: PanMacmillan
ISBN: 9780330530385
Rating: B+


"Having solved the matter of the Radiant Boy, Riley, Buttercup, and Bodhi are enjoying a little time-off. But then Riley encounters a young ghost named Rebecca. Despite Rebecca's sweet appearance, Riley soon learns she's not at all what she seems. As the daughter of a former plantation owner, Rebecca is furious about being murdered during the slave revolt of 1733. Her uncontrollable anger is keeping other ghosts, who also died in the revolt, trapped in a shimmering bubble. And when Bodhi and Buttercup inadvertently fall into Rebecca's trap, Riley is the only one who can save them. This is a suspenseful and heart-warming novel about the great hereafter..."


I remember the first in this series very well, and I enjoyed the first in the series a lot. Now, first books, in most cases, are generally the best, and the following are not as good, but I can tell you for a fact, this Book is ev…

FORBIDDEN - JANA OLIVER - REVIEW

Book: The Demon Trappers: Forbidden
Author: Jana Oliver
Publisher: PanMacmillan
ISBN: 9780330519489
Rating: A+

"Riley's beginning to think being a demon trapper isn't all it's cracked up to be. Her dad's been stolen by a necromancer, her boyfriend's gone all weird and she's getting warm and fuzzy feelings for someone who's seriously bad news. It's tempting to give it all up and try to be normal, but that's not an option. Because the demons have plans for Riley. And they're not the only ones."

The first book in this series was amazing so when this one popped through the letterbox I was all to happy to crack on read it, and within hours it was fin. Oh my God! It was so good! It had everything you wanted, jam packed with action and Paranormal romance, and had so many twists I was not expecting. I adore this series to the core, and I can not wait for Forgiven.

For starters this book was written fantastically, just like the first in the seri…

NEW NAME?

I was thinking about changing blog names, so here are my Ideas. Feel free to give your own or to vote on your favorite. Also you can say of you'd just like me to keep my name.

- The 'R' Word (it's reading)

- The 'B' Word (it's books)

- Addiction to YA fiction

- The Mobile Library

- The Book Nerd

- The Book Freek

- Tempted by Books

- Books make me High

MICHAEL GRANT - NEW TRANSMEDIA EXPERIENCE + Q&A

Right, so for those of you who don't know, Michael Grant, bestselling author of the Gone series (which I loved), Is releasing a brand new book this winter. Also it's going to be a part of a Transmedia experience. Right, now you're probably wondering what a Transmedia experience is. Well it's basically where a story is interactively narrative and told through a wide range of media such as written word, video, puzzles and more. Most of these are based around websites, and lucky for you, Michael Grant's Transmedia websites for his new book are already up and running! So the first site is societytwins.com which a sort of blog layout site, about two twin sisters and a missing brother. And the second site, which I urge you to sign up to is nexushumanus.com. This is a interesting site, and really leaved you hanging on what Michael's next book will be, so Sign Up! Because the more people that do, the more that will be released, apart from the Title abbreviation which i…

ENTICE - CARRIE JONES - REVIEW

Book: Entice
Author: Carrie Jones
Publisher: Bloomsbury
ISBN: 9781408810446
Rating: B

Entice is one of those books, that as soon as you read it, strikes you as amazing. I absolutely love this series. It was just by fluke I picked up 'Need' because it had a pretty cover but I'm glad I did. This is the third book in the amazing series, and I suppose I really did like it except for a small issue I had.

In this third book it literally picks up from the last book and it's all about getting to Valaha. Surprisingly Betty doesn't care that Zara is a Pixie and it's all go to find Nick! This book literally is just and action packed bridge between Captivate and the fourth and final book on the saga, that mainly zones in on the growing chemistry between Zara and Astley.

This book , I really did enjoy it, but i felt it kind of lacked... or dragged. I suppose it just wasn't really needed. It sort of left you waiting for something to happen, which it doesn't untill ab…

FANMADE FIRELIGHT COVER #2

I'm not to keen on my last Firelight Fanmade cover (view it in the FAN-ART section) so here's a new one.