Review: After You by Jojo Moyes

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Pages- 407

Genre- Romance

Release date- 29th September 2015

Published by- Pamela Dorman Books

Source from Goodreads-

“You’re going to feel uncomfortable in your new world for a bit. But I hope you feel a bit exhilarated too. Live boldly. Push yourself. Don’t settle. Just live well. Just live. Love, Will.”

How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living?

Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can’t help but feel she’s right back where she started.

Her body heals, but Lou herself knows that she needs to be kick-started back to life. Which is how she ends up in a church basement with the members of…

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Reading Roald: Deliciously creepy short stories

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It felt like a cockroach had crawled across my brain. How could these words have been written by the pen that inked James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG? This was my first encounter with a Roald Dahl short story.

And then I remembered: The Witches. An orphan boy, told tales by his grandmother of witches with deformed feet, bald heads and a hatred of children. Dark and sinister, the clue that the story was written for children evident mainly by the happy ending. It made sense to me then. The Roald Dahl of my childhood is the same as the Dahl of my adolescence and adulthood, appropriately creepy to suit any stage of life.

Paging through the Penguin anthology of Ten Short Stories by Roald Dahl, I looked closer at the creepiness that seemed to be ramped up a notch…

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Book release

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Playing Out – Swings and Roundabouts outlines the first ten years of Paul’s life.

Abandoned by his mother at six weeks old, he lives alongside three brothers and a sister being raised by their lorry driver father. Struggling to cope, their father does his best to provide but living on state handouts means the children often go without.
Being motherless has a huge impact on every aspect of his existence. In way of compensation, swings and roundabouts, Paul is afforded the freedom to roam. Hardships aplenty, lacking the nurture that often comes from a motherly embrace, Paul is being sculpted, his life is playing out.

Set in the 1970s, the older reader can enjoy a nostalgic trip down memory lane and the youngsters can view the offline existence of kids who wore flares and had bad hair. Products and television programmes, toys and confectionery, the sweetest of memories…

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Review: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Young at Heart Books

51kn2ohb8fl-_sx329_bo1204203200_Image and synopsis from Amazon:

“This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.
      The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than a speck at the edge of the universe. Now with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to evacuate with a hostile warship in hot pursuit.
     But their problems are just getting started. A plague has broken out and is mutating with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a web of data to find the truth, it’s clear the only person who can help her is the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.

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Book Review: Kings or Pawns

Rainbow of Books


Author: J. J. Sherwood

Published: October 2015

The True Bloods left Sevrigel after failing to curb the selfish control the Council of Elves has over the King of Sevrigel and the decisions needed to be made in the country. King Liadeltris, the first king of non-royal blood has passed away and the throne is passed on to his son, Hairem, who is still inexperienced in the responsibilities of a king but is fuelled with the desire to prevent the council from wrecking any more troubles. The only elf with pure intentions, King Hairem has to challenge every decision the council makes and try to sway as many as he can to his side. When he meets Ilsevel, the daughter of Nilanis, the El’adorium, he hopes that capturing her heart would has its advantages.

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REVIEW: Watch Me Go by Mark Wisniewski 

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Author: Mark Wisniewski

Genre: Mystery fiction

-the book came from Putnam Publishing in exchange for honest review on Amazon.

RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐


I adore how the author made the plot which is I could say that it was well developed.

This novel tries you to make understand a lot of things, that sometimes a lot of people are being judged by their skin color. Friends we thought we know can be also our biggest enemy in the end.

Jan, all I could say about her is that she is such a strong lady, she strive to prove everyone that she is not like what they think of her.

Deesh, the dumbest person I know (in books) he is so blind of his friendship with James and the other man (I forgot his name already lol). He was so stupid I’m telling you! But then in the end out of being…

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