First Line Friday – The Girl who loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King📚

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Guess who’s back, back again with ANOTHER First Line Friday post – as always hosted by Hoarding books – check out their blog when you’ve finished reading my post❤️

Today we’re reading the first line from The girl who loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King.

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“The world has its teeth and it could bite you with them anytime it wanted. Trisha McFarland discovered this when she was nine years old”

Reading that has gotten me so excited to read this book! I might have to bump it up my TBR list…

Taking part in First Line Friday? Let me know in the comments below!

Em xx

First Line Friday – Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King📚

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Aloha my lovely followers! Today on First Line Friday (hosted by Hoarding Books) we’re going to be sharing the first line from Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King! 

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“What did you ask, Andy Bissette?”

I’m yet to read this book and just going off the description I can tell I’m going to really enjoy it!

Have you read Dolores Claiborne? Or are you just taking part in First Line Friday? Let me know in the comments!

Em xx

Sometimes I lie, Alice Feeney – A Review. [SPOILERS]

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Aloha! I’m back with another book review and this time I’ve been reading Sometimes I lie by Alice Feeney. 

My overall rating of this book – 2 out of 5 stars. Again, I was intrigued by the book that promised twists and turns on every page, and the only reason I read this so quickly is that I was waiting for those twists and turns.

I felt that the promised twists and turns of this book only really came in the last few chapters or so, and in turn that made me get a bit lost, I had to re-read the last few chapters out of sheer confusion. 

I really didn’t enjoy this book, I felt the way it was set out, jumping between a diary, then and now, the lack of twists and turns and the sheer confusion at the end where absolutely NOTHING is cleared up and you’re left with far too many questions for a book of that size.

I really struggled to enjoy it 😦 Has anyone else read this book? Let me know what you thought in the comments!

E xx

Mirror Mirror, Anthony M Strong – A Review. [SPOILERS]

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Hello my lovely followers and welcome to you if you’re new to my blog!

I’ve just finished reading (what I would say is a short story) called Mirror Mirror, it was a free kindle book that I found when I searched for horror books.

Overall rating – 1/5. I like to be scared when I read or watch something horror and it just fell flat.

The story itself could have been made much longer if the author was to actually expand on the backstory, alas he didn’t.

It just was not an enjoyable read, even when I didn’t pay for it!

On the whole, Mirror Mirror was pretty rubbish, it failed to scare me, it didn’t make me want to carry on reading and it left a few unanswered questions. A disappointment all round.

Until next time,

Em xx

The Woman in the Window, A J Finn – A Review. [SPOILERS]

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Hello and welcome to my new followers!

I’ve just finished another book, as you can see from the title The Woman in The Window, by A. J. Finn. It’s called “astounding, thrilling, amazing” by Gillian Flynn the author of Gone Girl and even Stephen King called it “unputdownable” so I had extremely high expectations for this book…

On the whole, I was disappointed. The blurb of the book really builds the story up, Anna hasn’t left her home in 10 months, watches her neighbours (bit weird but sure) and one day hears a scream from across the street, I’m summarising.

The book itself I found takes entirely too long to actually build up to the main “story line” if you could call it that. I’m all for a book with twists and turns, but I found A.J.Finn to just be pulling the twists from thin air. It took ages to get into the main premise of the story and then once we got “there” A.J.Finn, I felt, was throwing too much into it without any thought of how that lined up with the rest of the story and shoved as many twists as possible without any background to them.

I was expecting a really good read, and whilst I did read through it really quickly because I wanted to see what happened, I did feel on the whole it was a bit MEH. 

Out of 5, I’d give The Woman In The Window 3 out of 5.

Have you read it? Let me know in the comments what you thought! X

Inferno, Dan Brown – A Review. [SPOILERS]

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Hello my lovely followers,

I’ve just completed Inferno by Dan Brown so I thought I’d put a quick post together on it (and by quick I mean it’ll be suuuuper long)

So, whenever I read Dan Brown’s books I always like to figure out what’s going on and how it will end. I got one part right this time – go me.

ANYWAY! To my review…

I’m speechless. I don’t expect anything less than excellence from Dan Brown and I wasn’t disappointed this time.

It was fast paced, without rushing, it featured so much history and background to bring everything together, each chapter was a cliff hanger.

Relying heavily on Dante’s The Divine Comedy it had to feature a lot of history, but not too much it became “boring” which it achieved effortlessly.

Each chapter brought us another twist and turn and each character introduction was done at just the right time to aid the book.

Dan Brown creates a book full of turns and twists and things that throw you upside down to create a masterpiece, a scavenger hunt contained within a book full to the brim with history.

This book made such an impression on me that I not only brought my own copy of Dante’s The Divine Comedy (review to come!) But that I am looking for holidays to Florence to explore some of the places mentioned in the book.

My overall rating? 4 out of 5. 4 because I felt at a very small point about 2 thirds through we lost ourselves a little bit before the book was pulled back to the plot.

Have you read Inferno? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Em xx

The Final Empire, Brandon Sanderson – A Review. [SPOILERS]

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Hello my lovelies!

& happy October! It’s my birthday month this month so I’m pretty excited😊

Back to the reason for my post however…

I have completed The Final Empire, Mistborn book one by Brandon Sanderson.

It’s actually taken me a while to complete this book, mainly because I read about a third and put it down for 3 months. Once I picked it back up I was done within a week.

It was a slow burner, but at the same time kept you wanting to turn the pages. The long chapters that Sanderson writes lend well to the page turning, especially for people like me that say “ill just finish this chapter”!!

It’s only been the last sort of hundred pages or so of the book that I felt it really came to a head and things kicked tf off.

However, the incredible way Sanderson writes more than makes up for this. Everything he does, every line he writes laid a foundation for the last hundred or so pages.

It’s been within the last hundred pages or so that I have gasped out loud, laughed, wanted to cry and actually shouted “what the fuck” so loud my mom came in my room asking why I was yelling😂

I particularly enjoyed the way he delved into the metal burning and the allomancy. Entirely fictional of course!

Whilst I struggled to enjoy the book in parts, once I finished it I realised how necessary every single part previously was, which in turn made me realise I did actually enjoy the book as a whole.

I’m really looking forward to reading the next two books in the series! They’ll be following directly from this one so expect some updates!

Until next time,

Em x

Welcome to my humble abode

Well howdy,

First thing first, thank you soooo much for being here, I literally don’t expect anyone to read this it’s purely for myself but if you’re here, hello!!

I’m Emily, I’m 22, obsessed with Harry Potter & I love to read.

I’ll admit, I went through a phase where I just stopped reading and lived on my Xbox but after my discovery that I’m actually not very good at Alien or grand theft auto, I best stick to what I do best, reading and getting lost in my imagination.

I have sooooo many books to read, and I’m always boring my family by talking about them (soz Dad I know you don’t care about my latest Stephen King book…) so what better than to talk to myself! But, if you’re here for the ride, buckle up Huns

(Pls excuse my at first sarcastic but now serious use of the word hun).

And also my rambling by the look of it…🙄

Anyway! Now I’ve finished reading my latest fanfic, I’m finally going to crack on with one of the 20+ books on my shelf.

Starting with “Salem’s Lot” and by starting with I mean I’ll be finishing it – I’m about half way through- oops🤦‍♀️

Anyway, I’m off to complete my book and then leave it another 6 months before I pick one up (I joke!!)

Speak soon x