Happy Holidays!

Sorry for not being very regular with my posts, in 2017 my goal is to try and be a bit more organised and productive when it comes to my blog and my writing! 

I want to do proper posts and not just things I think up on the spot…basically I want to get better at planning. 

I hope that you’ve all had a great Christmas, if you do in fact celebrate it, if not I hope you’ve had a great couple of days anyway! 

I’ve not got much to say to be honest…I’ve been having a nice time with my family, opening presents and eating waaaaay too much! I’m so bloody full!

As you can see above, my dog is thoroughly enjoying his presents! 

Hopefully these posts will get better, comment down below how you’ve been celebrating the festive season! 

Speak soon! 

Currently Reading: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi 

Book Title: Shatter Me

Author: Tahereh Mari

Genre: YA Dystopian 

Release Date: 2011

Shatter Me and Unravel Me have been sitting on my TBR shelf for at least a year. I decided when I first bought them that I wouldn’t read the series until I owned the whole series. Hence why it’s been so long.

Now, truthfully, I didn’t live up to that promise as I still only own the first two books. However, I will be buying the last ones soon and I just thought that a year was long enough for me to wait to read these books.

Honestly, the style of writing is a bit difficult to get used to. The lack of commas being a bit annoying, however, as I’m getting further into the story (which I’m enjoying a lot) I’m hoping I’m getting more used to it. It’s a very hectic style of writing that suits Juliettes character, I really do feel as on edge as she does when I’m reading. 

The characters are interesting and I’m very intrigued to see where this story is going. I’m only up to chapter 23 and there’s still a lot of unanswered questions, for instance, the time period (I know it’s the future but how far into the future?!) and the location (I’m assuming it’s America?) 

Anyway, I’m enjoying it so far, I’ll get back to you if anything changes.

Final note: 4/5 stars for that shower scene.

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Review (No Spoilers)

Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 

Release Date: 2016

Author: JK Rowling

Rating: 3.5/5 stars 

I know there’s been a lot of negative opinions flowing around about this book, which is fine, but honestly I think they’re a bit harsh.

Yes, there are a lot of plot holes and some silly bits, HOWEVER, you have to think of it as a play, because that’s what it is! And if you read the stage directions and picture what it would look like on stage, I think it would be amazing.

I definitely want to go and see the play, and I did enjoy reading this book, a lot. 

I liked the story, I like getting to know these different characters (Scorpious I love you) and I had a major fangirl over reading about older Harry, Ron and Hermione.

I wasn’t sure that I would enjoy it as much because it’s a script, however, that didn’t impact on my reading experience at all and I actually quite liked it! I read it quicker, which if you’re like me and have loads of books on your TBR pile, is always a good thing. 

I really enjoyed this book and if you haven’t read it because you’re worried about not liking it, just give it a go! I personally don’t think you’ll regret it.

This book made me want to see the play and the cover is very pretty.

10/10 for making me all nostalgic and emotional.

Ps. The Cedric storyline was a very clever idea and I’m glad we got to read more about that, it made him feel a bit less like a ‘spare part’. 

Christmas Recommendation: Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle

Title: Let It Snow

Author: John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle 

Release Date: 2008

Rating: 4/5 stars

Since it’s officially the start of Christmas, I thought I would share one of my favourite Christmas reads with whomever may be reading this! 

It’s no surprise that John Green happens to be one of the authors of this book (as I am a bit of a fan), however, even if you don’t like John Green I still think you should give this book a chance! 

It’s uniquely written and has a clever storyline that twists and turns, you’ll find yourself laughing out loud and cheering the characters on throughout the story. 

It’s basically three stories intertwined together to create one story! It’s funny, simple and extremely festive. So if you’re looking for an easy read to get you into the Christmas spirit I’d definitely recommend this one!

It’s almost 10 years old now but I still don’t think enough people know about it, personally I’ve never read that many Christmas books and I never really see many on display, when I picked this one up a few years ago I was extatic! 

So give it a go and tell me what you think 🙂 

Do you know about any other festive books? Leave your recommendations in the comments section and we’ll start a discussion! 

Currently Reading: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Book Title: Fangirl

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Genre: Contemporary Fiction (YA)

Release Date: 2013

Honestly, I’ve been meaning to pick up Fangirl ever since it came out. 

I’ve always picked it up when in Waterstones and thought I really want to read this, yet for one reason or another I’ve never actually bought it.

Today, however, I decided to go for it. Partly because my friend said that she absolutely loved it and I needed to read it immediately and partly because I had a £10 off card and wanted something else to buy. 

So I’ve spent the best part of my night starting this book off! And I’m not dissapointed so far, fingers crossed it continues to be an amazing book! 

I have to say, so far, I’m relating to Cath more than I’ve ever related to a fictional character before. I completely get her. I can’t wait to read more. 

Nick is cute and mysterious, Reagan is cooler than I’ll ever be and Levi is such an adorable little snowflake. 

I’m stopping on page 74 (chapter 7) so I can get some kip, tomorrow is going to be a reading day I hope! 

Current Rating: 5/5 stars because Nicks eyes are incredibly blue and he has trouble taking turns.