Monday, 16 October 2017

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella : Book Review

Title  :  Finding Audrey

Author  :  Sophie Kinsella

Format  :  Paperback

Length  :   286 Pages

Rating  :  ★ ★

An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey’s daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she’s never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.

I'm writing this book review after two months of reading it so apologies if my brain is a little fuzzy.

I can tell you now that I did not like this book at all. I don't even know why I gave it 2 stars if I'm honest. I feel like this book was one of the reasons I started to fall into a reading slump.

This book follows our main character Audrey as she suffers with anxiety in her everyday life. She wears these black sunglasses everywhere even in the house because she doesn't feel comfortable making any sort of eye contact with anyone.

Now I understand this book is about mental health which I honestly would never make fun of or put down in anyway but lets just remember this is a fictional book so having my doubt with this is not dissing the mental illness in anyway whatsoever!!! Moving on... I didn't exactly enjoy much about this book as I felt it was more an observational encounter of her mum and older brother than it was about her actual life and illness. Of course you could see the main presence of the story was in fact Audrey and her illness but I just found it to be a little... boring? dull?

Not a lot happens in this book which makes me mad because I was so excited to get into this as I had heard a few great things about it but unfortunately it disappointed me. Pretty much all the character did my absolute head in even Audrey, and I get that anxiety is a horrible thing to live with trust, but I still really disliked her as a character.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

The Sunday Post #10

The Sunday Post is a 'meme' created by Kim over at caffinatedbookreviewer. I came across her blog a while back and absolutely fell in love with it so definitely go check it out. I decided that I would participate in this every week simply because it will help me not only keep track of my blog but also it will add more personal information about me for you. So without further ado, my Sunday Post.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

I'm Back!!!!!!

Hey guys! It's been a while since I posted on my blog which sucks but I've been so unmotivated lately it's ridiculous. I haven't been reading a lot lately because I fell into a huge slump and did manage to get out of it for about two weeks but then I fell back into one. I'm trying to pick back up on my reading mainly because I have so many books and I really want to sort out my room and get rid of a lot of my already read books.

I have also missed reading and I'm trying to finish two series before the end of the year one being the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout and the other being the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi. Altogether totalling to 3 books I need to read which isn't a lot!

I'm hoping for the month of October that I am going to get back into reading some crime/mystery novels because they are my favourite genre of books to read from and I have A LOT to get through!!!

It's also so annoying because although I'm trying to get rid of some books I still feel the urge to pick new books up which I have my eye on a few!! But I am going to hold of buying any more books until probably the new year now unfortunately and I'm hoping to read a lot of my books before then which s going to be hard but I feel I want to be able to pick up a book from the store and just read it instead of it sitting on my shelf for months.

I also have a new book which I'm going to be starting fairly soon so I'm quite excited for that. However this will of course mean I wont be reading as much as I would like to be within the next few months.

This was a quick little update for you guys just to know that I am back and am hoping to be posting a little more frequently now for you, especially because I'm getting back into my reading.

Happy Reading Guys


Friday, 18 August 2017

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virture by Mackenzi Lee : Book Review

Title  :  The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and

Author  :  Mackenzi Lee, Narrated by
                 Christian Coulson

Format  :  Audiobook

Length  :  10 hrs  47 mins

Rating  :  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
An unforgettable tale of two friends on their Grand Tour of 18th-century Europe who stumble upon a magical artifact that leads them from Paris to Venice in a dangerous manhunt, fighting pirates, highwaymen, and their feelings for each other along the way.

Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.  

Witty, romantic, and intriguing at every turn, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is a sumptuous romp that explores the undeniably fine lines between friendship and love.