Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Review: Melody Bittersweet and The Girls' Ghostbusting Agency

Melody Bittersweet and The Girls' Ghostbusting Agency Melody Bittersweet and The Girls' Ghostbusting Agency by Kitty French
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Is paranormal chick-lit an oficial sub-genre? Because if it isn't, it should be, and Melody Bittersweet should be the reigning queen. I love, love, loved this book. It's funny, sweet, entertaining, exciting and perfectly British. Melody is one of the best characters I've read for ages, and I desperately want to hear more from her - can't wait until the next book in the series comes out. She's not the only brilliant character though - not by a long shot. French has created a whole cast of whacky, awesome characters to play with, and that's not even counting the ghosts! I'm now off to read everything else she's ever written...

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Saturday, 16 July 2016

Review: How Not To Fall

How Not To Fall How Not To Fall by Emily Foster
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is simply gorgeous. It feels like a real honour to have the chance to follow Annie along her sublime journey of sexual awakening with her incredible teacher, Charles. Foster's erotic scenes are written with consummate skill - never unrealistic or overdone, the are superbly arousing.

For a plethora or reasons, I couldn't put this book down. The characters are wonderfully well-developed, the story itself is highly addictive, and the sex scenes (yes I'm mentioning them again - they're that good) are beautiful.

I am in love with Charles and Annie's brains - their big, beautiful brains. There is so much that is so clever about this book, not least its main characters, that it blows me away. And then there's the feels - oh, the feels. After a period of glorious sexytimes, the feelings inevitably enter the circle, and then nothing is easy anymore.

The ending of this book is exactly what it should be, which is also what you don't want it to be. But fear not, there is another book to come, but not until 2017, because Foster apparently likes to torture her readers. Write faster!

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Friday, 15 July 2016

Review: Songs About a Girl

Songs About a Girl Songs About a Girl by Chris Russell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow. If you like music and you like YA, you have to read this book. I've been veering away from YA for a while, preferring something a bit more adult to entertain me, but this was the perfect book to return to the genre with. Russell's sixteen year-old Charlie is such a great character - she's so realistic, as are all of the other characters around her. This is a start cast, and not just because half of it is made up of a famous boyband. Russell gives us a glimpse of the hardships of fame, the realities of working in the music business, and the real people behind the stardom. There's a backstory running through the book that keeps it interesting too, one which raises some questions that are not yet answered so be prepared for a bit of a cliffhanger.
Full of excitement, sweet romance and drama between family and friends, Songs About a Girl is one of the best things I've read in a while and I hope the next book is released in a timely fashion as I really want to know what happens next!

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