Monday, 17 October 2016

A Court Of Thornes And Roses

Thinking about this book makes me like it that little bit less. I did enjoy reading the novel but for some reason I just didn't like how much description was included with everything, it made it a little bit difficult for me. Obviously I got through but it was really hard to keep motivated when the story got slower and the description kept coming. I didn't realise how big the book was and then I looked at the next one, I am definitely waiting as the third book isn't releasing till May 2017! I get that writing a book takes time but if I ever become an author I definitely want to have the whole series/ books written before releasing them so people wont have to wait. At first I thought I was going to rate this book low but it definitely changed my mind when I got towards the last half of the book. So overall I would rate ACOTAR 4 out of 5 stars, there isn't anything to fault for Sarah's book but it was just a little too much for me personally.

Review (no major spoilers)

We start off learning about Feyre, her two sisters and her father. They are a poor family but that wasn't always the case, all down to her father. You can definitely see how much Feyre has taken over since her mothers death and I honestly can't see why the rest of the family didn't pull their weight. Anyway when Feyre is hunting she shoots a big wolf that turns out to be the biggest mistake of her life. Through out the novel we see Feyre growing into a free woman that knows exactly what she wants. There are a lot of twists, turns and near missed with Feyre. It definitely will keep you entertained. This book definitely has a good ending but it doesn't seem to have a continuous ending, I thought this book would be a stand alone.

The main character Feyre is one of the most kick ass characters I have ever read about and I think that Sarah J. Maas is known for making kick ass female characters. Feyre is very adventurous but I also think she could be shy at the same time especially when it comes to men or other new comers in the story. When you meet Tamlin and Lucien you kind of pick a favourite straight away but both their personalities come through. Tamlin is a little shy but you can tell he means business, he definitely resembles the Beast in Beauty And The Beast which I do believe this is VERY loosely based on. Lucien is chilled but there's something beyond him that you need to find out but we don't. All the other characters were developed well and we were introduced to Amarantha who is high Fae. Amarantha is a nasty women that you don't want to be on the wrong side of.
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So all in all the book was good and I definitely can't wait for the next books in the series but like I said above I will be waiting a little while. The characters are the best part along with the relationships they create. I would recommend this book but be prepared to read through plenty of description. It took me around a week to finish the whole book; I was really, really trying to push myself.

So here's the book if you haven't seen it yet which I doubt is likely. I hope you all enjoyed my blogpost, and I'll see you soon for another on Saturday when we're having a party!!
Love, Becky.

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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Did I Mention I Need You? by Estelle Maskame

The story still follows Eden and Tyler from the last time they met which was a year ago. Eden's got Dean who she loves dearly - apparently. Anyway Tyler invites Eden to spend part of her summer in New York, who in the right mind would pass that up? Even if it is a ridiculous idea as they don't have a good track record. If you had/have any doubt in your mind that they wouldn't end up getting back together you clearly underestimate Estelle's writing and story telling. The story flows just as fast as the first book and I cant wait to read the next one once I've finished A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J Maas. I'd probably rate the book 5 out of 5 stars as I can't get enough of the drama.

Discussion Review with spoilers.

We end up in New York with Eden and Tyler when we meet his room mate he's a super chilled guy that wants to make an impression with everyone but is so kick ass. Then walks in the threat girl so to speak who makes Eden instantly jealous because she thinks Tyler is seeing her which is super hypocritical because she's got a boyfriend anyway?! Why should she care so much? The book starts to get a little slow after that as it's just Eden and Tyler seeing who can flirt with the other one more. Then the inevitable happens they decide to get back together but Eden is still with Dean!Image result for how could you gif

One thing you don't do is get back into a relationship with someone when your already in a committed relationship. You decide what you want to do and end the other straight away! Anyway a little off track. The build up to Dean surprising Eden was so dry unfortunately but non the less I enjoyed reading it. We then get the whole drama of Tyler and Eden's relationship coming out and Dean is not happy for a very good reason but I wanted more emotion from him. He wasn't appalled that he just got cheated on. This frustrated me just a little! Can you tell?
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So they end up going home and telling their family they love each other. A lot of commotion goes on and a little fight breaks out. To be honest Tyler went straight back to his old self towards the end which is really sad. Tyler finds out his father has been let out of prison and is living near by. Long story short Tyler runs off but says he'll be come back? Grow some balls Tyler! Running away after everything's out and leaving Eden to deal with the wreckage. So at the end you feel like its been a waste but its so good. Its bittersweet and annoying. I'm waffling on but yeah, totally worth the read, enjoyable and fast paced. As soon as I finished this book I sent Dave a picture and literally ranted to him. If you don't have a rant buddy feel free to message me on Twitter or Instagram and I'll rant with you.

I hope you enjoyed this post, sorry it's up so late. We do have a new video up which I will link here. Thank you for visiting my blog and I'll see you soon.  If you have read these books please come talk to me not many people have.
Love, Becky.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Don't Breathe Film Review

So Dave and I went to see Don't Breathe on Saturday night as a treat for the weekend. It was really funny as my ticket was for a teenager; Dave was pretty embarrassed but we laughed about it. So just to give you a quick summary the movie is all about 3 teenagers who don't like their lives so they think of a cunning plan to rob a blind veteran. I wouldn't even think of distrispecting anyone that serves our countries but this man might be an exception which you'll understand if you watch the movie. To be brutally honest I wouldn't recommend watching this film, bad I know. I'd probably give it 2.5 stars, it wasn't scary. It was really messed up especially towards the end. Unfortunately I did have a panic attack during the film when the lights went out in the film; I'm not sure why but that happened. Below will be my review where I'll be telling all.

Review (with major spoilers)

This is Movie Madness reviews (Dave):

Don't Breathe is a step above the usual cliché horror flicks I recent years, although for me the hype of tension wasn't as much as I'd anticipated although I want a second viewing in the near future as you can see from above my dear fiancée was having a panic attack. Any who the story itself has reason to exist instead of the usual teens on road trip, get lost, break down, search for help, find a weird abandoned town or house and then chased and killed by a nut case with a chainsaw. For me that is predictable and nothing new, Don't breathe offers something new to the table.
And as soon as things start to turn from a quick and easy get in get out robbery to a run for your life scenario your pulled in and you find that the sympathy you had for the blind vet goes out the window and your on the robbers side instead. Especially when your introduced to the sick twist near the end.
One thing I did like was the fact that every time they were on the verge of escaping, they would never become any closer on getting out even a scene which I particularly won't spoil where you think that's it they've done it and still no escape. For some that might sound frustrating.    
One of the more negatives for me was right at the end again I won't spoil but as the film seemed to keep away from the usual pattern the very last scene kind of let it down and pulled it back into the horror cliché of endings like we've all seen before.
I'll give the film 3.5/5, more for its writing and direction for being something different, however like I said it wasn't as tense as thought it could be. See what you think laters taters.

Becky's thoughts

For me this movie was a total let down and I didn't enjoy it towards the end. The whole concept of the film is good but it just gets really messed up. So this blind veteran who's daughter was killed kidnaps the lady who did it. It doesn't stop there he abuses her by making her get pregnant. There is a lot where my opinion is the same as Dave's but overall it is an interesting watch.

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We hope you enjoyed this post we definitely had a good night out. Thank you for reading.
Love, Becky & Dave.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Air, Fire, Water and The Stones

So guys I have been quiet about this big secret which I can now reveal as we have started it. Dave and I have created our own YouTube channel where we post a variety of videos. I just wanted to properly announce the news to you guys as you've been incredible in my blogging journey; I'm not stopping blogging as I love it to bits and it keeps me out of trouble and occupied. I am starting a new job on Monday but there is a scheduled blog post going up of Don't Breathe movie review. Anyway our first long video went up the other day and I thought it would be perfect for you guys to check out so just click on Air, Fire, Water and The Stones to be directed to our page.

If you've been with me for a while you will know a lot about my personality and the sort of things I like however you don't know much about Dave so I thought I'd give you a little fact sheet so you can get to know him. We are really alike but some things are a little different for example he's a man :).

  1. Dave has ice blue eyes that glisten in the light, they are one of my favourite things about him. 
  2. At home he has a cute little black Labrador called Bobby and he is a bundle of joy. I always try and have a cuddle session with him.
  3. Dave is a huge Marvel fan, his top 5 favourite are Captain America, Star Lord, Ant Man, Black Panther and Rocket .This decision took him around half an hour!  
  4. He can be found climbing, walking and cycling with his best friend Rob and dog Scampi. I did forget his name whoopsie.
  5. He lives with his Sister, Mum, Dad and 7 guinea pigs. All of which are amazing.
  6. Dave has started to get hooked on reading; his favourite at the moment is Darren Shan's work.
  7. When Dave was a few years younger he went to collegue to study Art, Graphic and Animation.
  8. He also did a few months working with a company doing Animation.
  9. He has his own Instagram called Dave.Nick.Stone.
  10. Dave could eat Yorkshire pudding's for the rest of his life.

I hope you enjoyed my post, I know you will love Dave as much as I do. It would mean the world to me if you could check out our channel and let me know what you think.
Love, Becky & Dave.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Kiss Of Deception by Mary E Pearson

I wasn't going to pick up this book but when I read the synopsis it read to me that there would be romance. For me to enjoy a book fully it has to have some good relationships whether they be friendship or partners. As soon as I got into this book I was amazed by Mary's technique to keep me intrigued. The book as a whole has been good but even though there wasn't much movement there was still a lot that happened for Lia. I kind of new from the start which one was going to betray Lia but I have a feeling what I've read isn't all that is going to happen, I feel a major plot twist coming along. I haven't quite finished reading it as I'm writing this but the next part of my review I would have finished it. I have to say I'd rate it 5 out of 5 stars.

Review (spoilers included)

The start of the book Lia is a little confusing as I can't seem to work out what's wrong, she seems to be this sensible lady but acts younger. I can't put an age to her. I liked the fact that she doesn't go on this quest alone, she has a very good brain and works out a lot of details to make sure that she is successful in getting away. Just a random quick update I have FINALLY finished this book it has been one hell of a ride. My mind is literally blown away! I was expecting a twist at the end but blimey this was a huge one.

Anyway back to the actual story part it doesn't take long for Lia to be found by two suspicious men called Rafe and Kaden. At first I thought I knew what was going on but they both were treating her with respect and kind of flirting with her. Then we find out Pauline is pregnant! I want to know what's going to happen when she finds out Mikael is alive. I don't understand her character at times because surely she would of known she was pregnant and just running away from people who might want her to not have a child. When we first meet Walther I thought of him as a sweet innocent like my own brothers and was not disappointed. I want to know how Walther has been so secretive about his where he is surely the king would send someone to follow him? He obviously wants to do well for his sister and keep her safe.

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When we first see the voice parts in Lia I was confused as we didn't really know much about her powers or gift. I loved learning the little bits about it and can't wait for more. Lia is attacked again by some random person and is saved by the two mysterious men, she sure knows how to keep them on their toes. I did at this point start to like Rafe and his chapters; he seems to be very assured of his feelings but it's all a bit of a coincidence right? Rafe and Lia seemed to have a moment which is quickly lived and died out because they both have things to lose.

The part where Walther loses his wife and child at the same time! I had watery eyes I felt awful for him. But the way he reacted after kind of made me hate him which was weird. Then Kaden takes her away, I knew he was going to do something he was so sneaky and kept himself to himself however he seemed to be everywhere.

There was a lot of talking and travelling until we reached the vagabond camp. I kind of got a renascence fair image stuck in my head it was quite distracting. All the people were very nice and I'm so glad that Lia got to attack Malich he was such a pig, it was hard hearing that they were the ones who caused her brother wife and child's death.
Finally towards the end Lia escapes obviously not for long and then she has to watch her own brother die right in front of her. Then she was brave enough to buried the dead. Then we get to find out who's who and the book is nearly over.

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Overall the book was enjoyable and I can't wait for the next book. I hope you enjoyed my review it was a lot better than the rest and I am hoping to carry on like this. What do you guys think? All images from Google or Goodreads.
Love, Becky.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Fall Over My TBR Tag!

So this tag created by Liz @ Let's Book About It and I saw a few people do it on Bloglovin' I saw Kaitlin from A Mismatched Reader take part as well. It's a very interesting one so lets get started.

1. Crisp fall leaves fall to the ground. The red, yellow and orange looks oh so pretty. What book on your TBR shelf is just as pretty? 

The Copper Gauntlet (Magisterium, #2)

I always find these books so magical and they have fall colours with the orange and yellows. I can't wait to pick this one up but I just haven't been able to concentrate and read much.

2. Fall scents are so warm and inviting. Old books smell just as welcoming. What’s the oldest book on your shelf? (or had the longest) 

Doon (Doon, #1)

So this is the one book that has been on my shelf for a long time almost 3 years which is a long time to have a book on your shelves. There are probably more avid book readers that have had ones on longer. I'm not shaming anyone for having books on their shelves.

3. Fall means cooler temps, thank goodness! What book on your shelf would be the perfect “curl up with a blanket” book?

Did I Mention I Love You? (The DIMILY Trilogy #1)

Did I Mention I Love You? (The DIMILY Trilogy, #1)
I absolutely adored this book when I read it on holiday, it's super cheesy and fast paced, it is a little weird but hay hoe. The relationship is different that's all I'm saying.

My Life Next Door (My Life Next Door #1)

My Life Next Door

I couldn't forget this bad boy could I? I absolutely love Huntley Fitzpatrick's writing I just haven't started the next book because I'm in a little reading slump.

4. Fall also brings Halloween. Do you have a spooky or creepy book on your shelf? 

I don't have any books that are spooky or creepy to be honest. The only thing that comes to mind is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)

5. Thanksgiving is for family, whether it’s blood or friendship. What book makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside?

The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer #1)
The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1)

I hate this version of the cover but I'm using all images from Goodreads.

Sleigh Bells in the Snow

Sleigh Bells in the Snow

This book is one of my favourite love stories of all time, I think I will probably re-read it when it gets closer to Christmas.

6. Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkins and Apples are my fall favourites. What book are you just dying to read?

Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)

My all number 1 book that I want to read but it doesn't come out till October 18th of this year. It looks like it might have to be a sweet little Christmas present for myself.

7. There is one downside to fall, shorter days (oh and that pesky heating bill). What’s one book sitting on your shelf that you aren’t too eager to pick up? 

Half Wild

Half Wild (The Half Bad Trilogy, #2)

I tried to read this book but I just cant get through it, I might be able to read it in the future. We'll see.

8. Fall means you can turn off the AC and open those windows wide. Do you have a book on your shelf that is like a breath of fresh air?

The Wrath And The Dawn

The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)

This book for me was so different and I absolutely LOVED it.

9. Fall always seems to go by too fast. Name the book you can get through the fastest and the one that will take you forever. 

Ruby Red

Ruby Red (Precious Stone Trilogy, #1)

This book I could fly through again, the whole trilogy was awesome.

Game Of thrones

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

Although this book is incredible it takes a long time to get through simply because the writing is so detailed and the books are huge. Non the less these are amazing books.

10. Lastly, we all cheat! LOL! If you’re going to cheat (buy books) during the months of Fall, what books would you deem worthy?

On The Other Side

On the Other Side

I have been waiting for ages to let myself buy this book for myself. I love Carrie Fletcher as a person and I am so excited to finally read this. When I buy it of course.

I Tag You!

I hope you enjoyed my post, sorry I've been a little bit rubbish with publishing just had a lot going on. My next one will be up on Saturday! Have a great week.
Love, Becky.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Time To Celebrate

What's What?

I have been a little bit missing from the internet to be honest and there are many reasons for that. So I quit my job in July at the agency where I was working which was a mistake and a good decision. I have enjoyed my time away from work but it has also been very stressful as I have a few responsibilities coming my way. But thankfully yesterday I got offered another role which I start next week.

I have not read a whole book in 5 weeks! This is really bad but honestly its just because I've been super busy, I'm writing a joined book with my fiancé, I'm looking to move house and I've been doing as much activities as I can whilst being off.
My Fiat has finally left my drive and been replaced with a Kia. The car is absolutely perfect, it drives beautifully and I can totally trust it.

So this last weekend gone we went away to Bridlington. I got to see my auntie and uncle, we walked along the beach and spent a lot of 2ps. We were only able to get lucky with one gift but where we went you also got tickets to get other things. I was being brave and took Dave to the pirate scary house near the beach, WORST mistake of my life. I was so, so scared. There was people being electrocuted, hung and lots of screaming.
I have never been so frightened in my life.

We stayed at a B&B 5 minutes from the beach. It was such a lovely place and the staff were really friendly. The only thing we didn't like was how small the dining area was and we were super cramped. Apart from that it was perfect.  

The harbour - taken by Dave Stone. 

Photo also taken by Dave Stone. Such a beautiful last day. 

I absolutely loved the beach, spending time playing in the sea and sand with the one I love. Also taken by Dave Nick Stone. 

Overall life has changed dramatically for me and to be honest it's the best changes in my whole life. I finally feel myself and don't care as much to what people are saying. I'm happy and that's all that matters. 
I hope you enjoyed my post and images.