You and me, we have history. We have a child together. We have kept secrets from each other for far too long. This summer, in the beautiful hills of the Dordogne, it is time for everything to change.You, Me, Everything is a heartfelt and unforgettable story about the lengths we are prepared to go to for those we love.
I give it - 5/5
My review - This was such a beautiful story. I told myself I wasn't going to read it till next year, since it's not out till April but, it kept calling to me and I knew I had to read it and I am so glad I did. It was such a beautiful story. I was instantly gripped from the beginning. I wanted to know what was going on with Jessica and Adam.
10 years have passed since Jessica was with Adam. Certain events brought their relationship to a stop and Adam now lives in France and runs a successful business. They also have a son together. Jess is fine with Adam and William only seeing each other now and again but, with Jess's mother telling her she wishes they would have a better relationship that a boy needs his father. So, Jess agrees to spend the summer at Adam's lodges with William so they can have the whole Summer together. Seeing Adam again brings up old feelings the good and also the bad, the hurt he caused and seeing the way he is as a father makes Jess question why she is there.
Jess has the whole summer to figure out how she's feeling and she is also hiding a big secret. There is another reason she agreed to this trip. Adam hasn't been around Jess and William for awhile. Seeing them again makes him wonder what happened between them both. He's also hiding a secret, something from their past that will change them forever.
I really enjoyed this story. I really loved the relationship between William and Jess. They had a great mother/son relationship. You can tell they adore each other so much and even though they argue, they are always there for each other. Adam doesn't have much of a relationship with William, he doesn't really know how to be a father sometime but, he's learning.
This book really gets you in the feels. It hits different topics that I'm not going to spoil since it doesn't come out till April.
A beautiful, heartbreaking story about a family, a family who need this time together to heal old wounds and to finally come clean about their secrets. To do what's best for their family and also themselves.
Catherine has written a beautiful story that is centred around family. I really love that, that was one of the main focuses of this story. How you get to also read about their past and see what has happened and you just want to hug these characters.
The Perfect Victim
I give it - 5/5
My review - I love a good thriller. I love a good thriller when they have twists in the book it makes you gasp when you read it. This was that kind of book for me. I didn't know what to expect when reading this book only, that I bloody adored it. I only wanted to read a few chapters before I went on holiday and found myself reading the whole thing on the day I got it.
You know a book is good when it grips you from the beginning and you can't put it down. I just had to know what was going to happen. I guessed all the time throughout it and never once got it right.
In this book we follow two women. Sophie after the murder and Emily, leading up to the murder.
A body has been found and everyone is wondering what has happened. Emily and Charlie seem to live the best life, they look like the picture perfect couple, from the outside. Sophie works with Charlie and they have became really good friends. So, when Charlie is named a suspect in this murder Sophie and Emily don't believe it.
Until Charlie runs.
With no one hearing anything from Charlie. Sophie starts to question everything. Emily is acting strange, Charlie is missing, and there are things in his past she didn't even know about. Sophie starts to dig more into Charlie's past and the connection he had with this woman. How did he know her? Why has he ran? Did he do it? Sophie is about to learn a lot of things about the people she thought she knew and even herself. Can she figure out what happened? Or, is someone trying to stop her? Can she keep herself safe whilst trying to figure out the truth?
This book kept me on my toes. I just adored it. It was brilliant, gripping and chilling. I loved reading about Sophie and Emily. Two different women, both lead different lives but, have something that connects them. The deal with things a lot differently and this will test them.
A fantastic thriller that will have you gripped to the end.
The Rosewood Chronicles
Lottie Pumpkin is an ordinary girl who longs to be a princess, attending Rosewood Hall on a scholarship.
Ellie Wolf is a princess who longs to be ordinary, attending Rosewood Hall to avoid her royal duties in the kingdom of Maradova.
When fate puts the two fourteen-year-olds in the same dorm, it seems like a natural solution to swap identities: after all, everyone mistakenly believes Lottie to be the princess anyway.
But someone's on to their secret, and at Rosewood nothing is ever as it seems...
~I was sent a copy from the publishers-all opinions are my own~
I give it - 4/5
My review - Okay so, when's the next one out? I am in dire need of the next book.
Undercover Princess was everything I wanted and more. It was a brilliant book that was filled with laughs, fun and also drama, princesses who kick butt and so much more. How can you not want to read something like this?
I think Connie has done brilliantly with this book and I can just tell this series is going to be a big hit. If you enjoyed The Potion Diaries series by Amy Alward I can guarantee you will ADORE this book.
Have you ever wanted to be a Princess? Lottie has. She has always dreamed of being one.
Ellie is a Princess and doesn't enjoy it as much. She just wants to be normal and not have the title. These two girls meet at Rosewood Hall. From first glance you would assume these girls are sisters so, they come up with a plan. To swap identities. Let each other live the life they want for awhile. Lottie has a lot to do and must help Ellie to stay safe and let her live an ordinary life but, things start to happen and with all the duties and the mysterious Jamie, is being a princess all it's meant to be?
A book full of two teen girls wanting to be something different. About best friends, mischief, mayhem and laughs. Ellie and Lottie are wonderful characters and enjoyed reading about their adventure. Full of mystery and friendship I think fans of The Princess Diaries would love this book! It is a fun read with some drama, princesses and balls thrown in!
Cannot wait to read the rest of the series.
It has been ten years since Abby Williams left home and scrubbed away all evidence of her small town roots. Now working as an environmental lawyer in Chicago, she has a thriving career, a modern apartment, and her pick of meaningless one-night stands.
But when a new case takes her back home to Barrens, Indiana, the life Abby painstakingly created begins to crack. Tasked with investigating Optimal Plastics, the town's economic heart, she begins to find strange connections to a decade-old scandal involving the popular Kaycee Mitchell and her friends-just before Kaycee disappeared for good.
But as Abby tries desperately to find out what happened to Kaycee, troubling memories begin to resurface and she begins to doubt her own observations. And when she unearths an even more disturbing secret, her search threatens the reputations, and lives, of the community and risks exposing a darkness that may consume her.
With tantalizing twists, slow-burning suspense, and a remote, rural town of five claustrophobic miles, Bonfire is a dark exploration of what happens when your past and present collide.
~I was sent a copy from the publishers-all opinions are my own~
I give it - 5/5
My review - WOW. Just wow.
Have you ever read a book that you instantly just couldn't stop reading and after you read it it's all you can think of? That is this book for me. I wasn't sure what to expect from Bonfire. It was a lot more creepier than I expected. I didn't know too much about the plot I just heard a little bit about it and knew that I wanted to read it. Krysten is a fantastic writer. I can't get over how brilliant this book was. I was instantly gripped from the beginning. With the mystery still looming and I badly wanted to know what was happening in this town and to these girls.
10 years later Abby comes back to Barrens. She never thought she would come back but, her firm want her to investigate the towns Optimal Plastics. After she graduated and moved to Chicago she wanted to forget her life in Barrens and the people who bullied her when she was younger. She has her walls up but, they are slowly starting to crumble as she makes her way round town and wonders if Optimal Plastics has something to do with what happened to Kaycee Mitchell 10 years ago. There was a mystery with what happened with Kaycee and why she disappeared. With Abby being back and investigating Optimal Plastics, can she find out what happened all those years ago and what ever happened to her ex-best friend?
There are secrets in this town and some of them don't want to be uncovered. With Abby trying to figure out what happened it will put people and lives at risk. Will she find out what happened to Kaycee? Or will she uncover something more sinister?
I still can't get over this book and I haven't stopped recommending it to everyone. A brilliant story about a small town with buried secrets. About dealing with your past and trying to figure out the truth before it's too late.
A brilliant novel from Krysten and I can't wait to see what she writes next. She really knows how to keep the reader gripped from the beginning.
WELCOME TO ARTEMIS. The first city on the moon.
Population 2,000. Mostly tourists.
Jazz Bashara is a criminal. She lives in a poor area of Artemis and subsidises her work as a porter with smuggling contraband onto the moon. But it's not enough.
So when she's offered the chance to make a lot of money she jumps at it. But though planning a crime in 1/6th gravity may be more fun, it's a lot more dangerous...
~I was sent a copy to review-all opinions are my own~
I give it - 5/5
My review - What a fantastic book!
I am a huge fan of Andy Weir. The Martian is one of my all time favourite books and I was so excited to get an early copy of this book. I've already re-read it 3 times. Andy really knows how to grip the reader. I was gasping and laughing and shocked...it was just brilliant. I was instantly captivated from the beginning.
How can you not be interested about a story on the moon?
I felt like I was there the entire time. I enjoyed reading about Jazz. All she has known is life on the moon and working hard to get what she can and also doing some jobs on the side to get her a little extra. Then, she is offered a big opportunity that could open some doors with for her and she instantly says yes but, along the way she realises how dangerous it could be and what has she really gotten herself into?
If you loved The Martian you are going to love this. I just adored how it was written. It has a sense of humour you can just enjoy and it has enough drama to keep the reader on their toes.
I can't recommend this book enough. It was fast-paced, gripping, had me laughing out loud and some moments I just wanted to give Jazz a hug and a high five.
Andy has done it again with a brilliant novel and if you see it you need to pick it up as you won't regret it.
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