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.

Image result for kiss of deception map

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.

Image result for the kiss of deception

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

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. 


Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Suicide Squad Movie Review

Review (no spoilers)

Dave, me and a 4 other friends went to go see Suicide Squad in the cinema. I do love going out to watch movies but I hate the 20 minutes of trailers and they even do normal adverts now! I mean we pay £8/9 to get away from the rubbish adverts, next thing you know we'll have them in the middle of the movie. Anyway forget that on to the movie part which I will warn you was a little bit of a let down. So we are introduced to these amazing, crazy, hard characters. I enjoyed the first half of the movie where we got to know what the Suicide Squad's backgrounds were and how they got to where they are now which is a prison. I would probably rate the movie 2.45 stars out of 5 there was a LOT missing from the movie.

They couldn't have chosen a better set of actors! I just wish there was more scenes with the joker in because it would have made it a lot better overall. The movie did have a lot of plot falls and sometimes things didn't make sense. Even though there are 7 people in the squad you only see Deadshot and Harley Quinn making the most of the movie. Harley Quinn played by Margot Robbie was incredible, no one in the world could have made her any better. She was funny, quirky and definitely crazy. Her outfit was a little skimpy but who gives a flying ass monkey? She looked perfect. Deadshot played by Will Smith was awesome although I do prefer Arrow's Deadshot. His character/ acting was perfect and he took the lead when things went seriously wrong.

Unfortunately for me it just didn't live up to the standards of what I was expecting, I mean I loved The Dark Knight Rises which was also produced by DC but this movie hasn't made the cut. You may have a different opinion because one of Dave's friends really enjoyed the film, I think it depends on your point of view.

Dave's thoughts

It was poorly edited although Margot Robbie did a brilliant portrayal of Harley Quinn. I would have liked to have seen more of the Joker unfortunately some of his scenes were cut robbing the actors efforts and the big bad could have been better. I'll give it a second chance when it comes out on DVD but overall a bit disappointed.


I hope you enjoyed our blog post, see you soon.
Love, Becky and Dave.

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Saturday, 30 July 2016

The Girl Of Ink And Stars by Kiran Millwood Harhrave

The Girl of Ink and StarsI picked this book up in Tesco's and they were doing an offer, 2 books for £7! I wasn't going to miss that opportunity, I did this whole trying to hide it from my other half but he soon saw through me. It was quite funny because when he saw them he was dead dramatic gasp and then we both burst into giggles. I am going to be totally honest with you guys I totally went onto a cover buy, I mean who wouldn't it is beautiful. The orange cover with the black silhouette is just to die for. I just love all the blacked out animals. I would rate this book 4.5 out of  stars, I loved it.

Review (no spoilers)

So we start off with Isabelle and her best friend Lupe. They get into a fight which makes events fall into place. The whole book is an adventure trying to find Lupe and what's killing people and animals. This book just moved along so smoothly even if it's a little bit slow in some places. One night when I was feeling ill and couldn't read my amazing boyfriend read to me just before I fell asleep. It was one of the sweetest things that has happened to me so far. At the end of the book you get this satisfying feeling but you also might have so anger.. no spoilers. This book took me 4 days to finish simply because I was tired.

The characters were all amazing and well thought out. There wasn't much growth apart from Lupe who grew more confident and kick ass. I don't think the story would have changed if the characters were different they all worked well and helped the story along. Isabelle was a lovely young girl that wanted to make more in life and she discovers something about her mother and father that helps when she's in trouble.

This book was on point and definitely perfect for anyone that loves adventure, friendship and fantasy. It is such a good read for the younger generation because it really does get your imagination running. It will make you want to go out and find a secret tunnel.

I hope you enjoyed my review, enjoy your weekend and I'll see you soon.  

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

The BFG Movie Review

I didn't realise while I've been travelling back and forth to my other half's house that my blogposts had stopped publishing even though I set them up. I went onto my account and they had been deleted! I couldn't believe it, all that effort. Note to self always keep a copy of your blogpost on Word. Moving on Dave and I went to the cinema on Saturday to see the new BFG movie and it was perfect with a few minor defaults. We got into the cinema, got our seats and saw millions of little children pouring into the seats. Dave was worried. Everything was going fine until a small family came and sat next to us, dooms day came upon us. They were so noisy, I get that children get excited/ fidgety but this was taking the mick a little, all the other children were so well behaved. But anyway moving on the movie was a hit I would rate it 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Review (no spoilers)

So to wrap the story up in a little bow we go on a journey with a little girl who finds a friendly giant. She makes it her job to help him from the other Giants who aren't so friendly. It does get a little bit slow in the middle but the whole film is incredible. The whole creation and animation was done beautifully. During the film you did question how they did it and made the giant look not so intimidating; the costumes/ body builds were perfect for each of the characters. Steven Spielberg couldn't have made this movie any better even if he tried.

BFG was such an amazing character you really start to feel for him. He's been bullied and pushed around for all his life. BFG grows into such a brave giant. Sophie was a sweet little orphan that uses her earth knowledge to help BFG and they build a lovely sweet family feeling. The fact that BFG goes out of his comfort zone to save the humans gives a brilliant message to the younger generation.

Dave's comments,

Even though the film offered nothing new to the plot or formula it was still enjoyable to see a real life version of the big friendly giant. The cast were well thought of, it was funny although dragged in a few places but that doesn't ignore the fact that this is possibly the most colourful film of the year that could even shed a tear for some. 3.5 out of 5 not amazing but near enough. In one word to describe it I'd say beautiful.

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As you can see we both enjoyed the film, some thing lacked but overall it was fantastic. I would recommend it for the younger and older generation just to see the book come to life. I hope you enjoyed my post, see you soon.

Friday, 22 July 2016

The Trials Of Apollo by Rick Riordan

What happened?

So I'm just flicking through a couple of emails and all of a sudden I get an email from Netgalley. As soon as I saw the request I clicked on it and sent it straight to my kindle, I was so happy. I literally jumped up and down with joy; obviously it wasn't long before I shared it with you guys. This was the first Rick Riordan book which I read and it has pushed me to buy his Percy Jackson series (obviously I haven't read them yet). The book was so easy to get through and it didn't take me long at all to speed through. I enjoyed it so much I bought the physical copy. I would rate it 4.5 stars out of 5; it was 100% incredible.

Review (no spoilers)

We start with meeting Apollo who is a little arrogant but I did start to like him towards the end of the book. So Apollo has been stripped of all his Godly powers because of something he did which I won't give away. We go through a huge adventure which Rick Riordan writes amazingly. We meet a lot of new characters and get to see the world from a different point of view, we do see Percy Jackson for a little bit. The story flows well, the writing is perfect and I would read this book again. The cover is beautiful and my favourite, the whole falling Apollo is great but thought it gave a little bit away.

Apollo was a good character and grew a little through out the story. Meg McCaffrey was my favourite she was so refreshing. I loved the fact that she was some secret bad ass that didn't know what her true potential was. All the side characters were written really well and were put well into the story to make it flow better.

The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo, #1)

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Rick Riordan's writing or his stories. Like I said before at the top of my review I haven't read one of his books before, I really enjoyed it. It was a great piece of literature, definitely a decent read. I hope you enjoyed my review and if you are un-sure about reading this book I would definetly push you to read it. I can't wait for the next book even if I have to wait till 2017.