Thursday, 12 October 2017

Sweet Little Thing - Abbi Glines - Review (SPOILER)

Title - Sweet Little Thing
Series - Sweet #1
Author - Abbi Glines
Genre - New Adult > Romance 
My Copy - Purchased
Format - IBOOK 
Where You Can Find It - Goodreads - Ibooks
The day her mother passed away, Beulah was only given a name. That was it. No other explanation.

Portia Van Allan was not someone Beulah could believe her mother ever knew. Wealthy, self-absorbed and other than the fact Portia was supplying special care for Beulah’s sister, Portia was cruel.

The day Portia’s son returns home for the summer, Beulah discovers that Portia isn’t in charge. This isn’t her home at all. Her late husband left her with nothing. It all belongs to their son who doesn’t seem to like his mother at all.

Jasper Van Allan doesn’t know why his mother has hired a young gorgeous blonde to take care of the house and almost lets her go before he finds out the truth.

Realizing there’s more to Beulah than a stunning face, he keeps finding reasons to be near her all the time. It’s all falling into place, it all begins to make sense . . . until the real lies, the dark secrets, and the skeletons come tumbling out of the Van Allan closet. Twisted truths that will send Beulah running . . . 
So as always i pre ordered this book and i was pretty excited about it, but i ended up dissatisfied. Not because it was a bad book but because i felt it was not dissimilar from the Too Far Series also by Abbi Glines. 

The characters were quite similar and don't get me wrong, i enjoyed this book and i liked the characters but it didn't feel new, it felt like i was reading a book i had already read. 

Beulah was a nice characters POV to read from, she is your typical Glines lead female, sweet, innocent, and falls the one boy she shouldn't have. Jasper on the other hand i feel like we didn't get a lot of him, well not enough for me to have formed either a good or bad opinion of him just yet. 

His mother on the other hand is a raging bitch, throughout the entire book she is the epitome of an evil boss, and a crappy mother, then we find she is even more screwed up and not able to take care of a child because she had special needs and treating her own niece who had just lost her mother like rubbish. The one thing i commend her for is the fact that she tells Beulah and Jasper that they are cousins but she should have been honest from the start.

The other characters were OK, none apart from Beulah's 'sister' made an impression i felt like the book was too short, it felt like a novella rather than a book, the story flowed and it was an enjoyable read and i will be continuing on with this story and hopefully i can distance it from the Too Far Series. 

Until Next Time
Happy Reading

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

BBC History Weekend Book Haul

Hello, so i went to the BBC History weekend in Winchester on the 7th - 8th October, and it was wonderful, and i obviously brought too many books that my shoulder's were aching for the past few days, so lets get straight onto to Haul, 

Arthur & The Kings of Britain - Miles Russell

The Templar's - Dan Jones

King John - Marc Morris

She Wolves - Helen Castor 

The Private Lives of The Saints - Janina Ramirez 

Henry VI - James Ross 
(Penguin Monarch's Edition) 

House's of Power - Simon Thurley 

Elizabeth's Women - Tracy Borman 

Richard III - Chris Skidmore 

To Catch A King - Charles Spencer

Henry VIII - John Guy 
(Penguin Monarch's Edition) 
(This wasn't a talk i just really want to collect all of this beautiful series.) 

OK so that is all the books i brought and had signed, if you ever get the chance to go to this event i highly recommend it, for it is an experience. 

Until Next Time
Happy Reading

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Top 5 Wednesday - Books You've Read Because of Booktube/Blogging/etc. - 27th September 2017

Hello, so it has been a long time since i posted let alone did a T5W, so i thought to get back into blogging and hopefully reading that i will start doing these again and take my blog back to where i first began. So this weeks T5W is all about the books i read because of Booktube/Blogging. I haven't watched booktube or been on any blogs for a while so these books are pretty old but here is my list....

5. Beautiful Disaster - Jamie McGuire 
I kept seeing this book around here and there and decided to read it and i was so happy that i did even though i haven't read it in quite a few years it is still a firm favourite.

4. Obsidian - Jennifer L Armentrout 
Again i haven't read this book in quite some time but i really stuck with me, and now i want to re read it. 

3. The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
This book has so many emotions to it, and i have many fond memories of it as well, at one point on Booktube this book was all anyone could talk about, 

2. We Were Liars - E Lockheart 
I read this book back in 2014 and it still plays with my mind even now, when this book came out and everyone was raving about it, i thought this cant be as good as everyone says it is, but it really messed my mind up.

1. Percy Jackson - Rick Riordan 
The entire Percy Jackson saga is one that i love with all my heart it think it was Katytastic that i first saw them on, but i cant be sure. I first read them in 2013 and i haven't looked back.

So Until Next Time
Happy Reading

Friday, 11 August 2017

The A - Z Bookish Survey

Hello, so this is another tag. Camp Nanowrimo is finished, and i planned to have this post up in July but never finished it, So i was looking around and found this on Spines and Covers and decided to do it as it seemed quite quick to do .... so lets get started ....

Abbi Glines

Son of Neptune

Angry Tide - winston graham


Don't have a preference.

Adrian Ivashkov

Glad you gave this book a chance:

Fallen - LAuren kate

Hidden Gem:

The piano man project - Kat french

Important moment in your reading life:

Reading twilight for in 2009

Just finished:

Breathless in love - bella andre

Kind's of books you won't read:


Longest Book you have read:

A Feast for crows - George R R MArtin

Major book hangover because of:

Lady Midnight - Cassandra Clare

Number of Bookcases you own:

3 large cases with 7 shelves each and one small case with 4 shelves.

One book you have read multiple times:

Fallen too far - abbi glines

PREFERRED place to read:

My bed

Quote that inspires you:

life is a book and there are a thousand pages i have not yet read.


I didn't read Harry Potter as a child, or before the movies 


Poldark, i started it and then just got sidetracked. i am on book number 7 of 12


Vampire Academy, Fallen too Far, and Love Rosie.


A Song of ice and fire - George RR Martin.

Chain of Gold - Cassandra Clare


i buy multiplies of the same book because it has a different cover.


The True Queen - Alison Weir


A knight of the Seven kingdoms - George rr martin


The fill in boyfriend - kasie west

So that is it for now, i hope you enjoyed
Until Next time
Happy Reading

Monday, 24 July 2017

Random Question's About Me Tag

Hello, so i saw this on Spines and Covers and decided to just have some fun answering really random questions. so lets jump on in.....

1. Do you like blue cheese? - No, i hate it.
2. Have you ever been drunk? - No, I used to drink when i was 15 to 17 but stopped when it was actually legal but i never got drunk.
3. Do you own a gun? - NO, even if it WAS LEGAL in the UK i still wouldn't own one.
4. What flavor of Kool Aid was your favourite? - Never had it.
5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? - Yep, but i don't remember the last time i went to the doctor.
6. What do you think of hot dogs? - Currently on a diet, so i miss them a lot.
7. Favourite Christmas movie? - Its a Wonderful Life
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? - Tea, milk and 3 sugars
9. Can you do push ups? - No
10. What’s your favourite piece of jewellery? - Tudor Replica Ring from the Globe Theatre
11. Favourite hobby? - Reading and going to historical sites.
12. Do you have A.D.D.? - Nope
13. What’s your favourite shoe? - Plimsoll's with memory foam.
14. Middle name? - Louise
15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment? - Camp Nanowrimo starts Tomorrow, I'm going to the lion king tomorrow and i am soooo hungry.
16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? - Tea, Water, and Pepsi
17. Current worry? - Camp Nanowrimo
18. Current hate right now? - The Piccadilly line on underground, it is always packed.
19. Dum da dum dummmm what is that? - all i can think of is king George.
20. How did you bring in the new year? - watching the fireworks in London
21. Where would you like to go? - Rome or Barcelona
22. Name three people who will complete this? - No idea
23. Do you own slippers? - Yep, but i always forget to wear them
24. What colour shirt are you wearing right now? - White
25. Do you like sleeping on Satin sheets? - Nope, Cotton all the way
26. Can you whistle? - Yes
27. Favourite colour? - Purple
28. Would you be a pirate? - Nope, i would not survive the boat journey.
29. What songs do you sing in the shower? - Any song from the musical that is currently on repeat.
30. Favourite Girl’s Name? - Family names - Amelia and Anorah
31. Favourite boy’s name? - Henry
32. What’s in your pocket right now? - I don't have any pockets
33. Last thing that made you laugh? - My brothers drunk friend hitting on me, or trying to.
34. Best bed sheets as a child? - Don't Remember
35. Worst injury you’ve ever had as a child? - Abscess in my nose from falling on a radiator from the top and having 'poison' going to my brain.
36. Do you love where you live? - i live in a tiny village just inside London, and yeah i really do.
37. Revenge of the Nerds or Fast Times at Ridgemont High? - Don't know. 
38. Who is your loudest friend? - Hahaha Nope
39. How many dogs do you have? - One, a Rottweiler named Roxy
40. Does someone have a crush on you? - Not that i know of.
41. What is your favourite book? - Cannot choose one, it changes daily.
42. What is your favourite candy? - drumstick squishies 
43. Favourite Sports Team? - Chelsea FC
44. What song do you want played at your funeral? - I Lived - One Republic

So that is it for now
Until Next Time
Happy Reading

Monday, 17 July 2017

Secret Life of A Book Blogger Tag

Hello, so i saw this tag on Bookmark Lit a few weeks ago an decided to do it since most of my July posts are Tags anyway and i haven't done a tag in ages. And there are a few Questions that i am going to skip over purely because i don't have any answers for them. 

How long have you been a blogger?

Ummm, on and off for about 3 years . I started this blog in 2014 but it has been very on and off because of other commitments unfortunately.

At what point will you stop blogging?

At the moment, i cannot see myself stopping. I may take breaks from time to time but when i do take breaks i miss it terribly so i think i will carry on until i stop and no longer miss it.

What is the best thing about blogging?

Finding people who love the same things and connecting with them also sharing my love of books.

What is the worst part? What do you do to make it okay?

The worst part is probably having a schedule and not being able to stick to it, or it would have to be the fact i end up spending far too much time on my laptop.

How long does it take you to make/find pictures?

I don't use pictures a lot, but when i do i make them using Canva and it is so easy so it doesn't take long at all.

What do you wear when you write your blog posts?

It depends on the time of day, if it is in the morning workout gear, the rest of the day i am normally in jeans and a blouse and if like right now i am writing at night i am in my Pj's (Christmas PJ's in July)

How long does it take you to prepare?

Not long, but it depends on the post, spoiler reviews take longer to prepare for than spoiler free and Tags i just answer them as i write.

So that is it for now
Until Next Time
Happy Reading

Monday, 10 July 2017

Ultimate Harry Potter Tag

Hello, so i should probably put this up on the 31st of July but i feel like being a rebel and putting it up on the 10th instead so this is a tag i found while literally searching for Harry Potter Tags in Google and the one i found doesn't have a creator so if you know who created it please comment below so i can correct it. Thank You....
Lets Get Started ......

1) Favourite book?
Prisoner of Azkaban
I don't know why but i think it's probably because of Lupin and Sirius.

2) Least favourite book?
Goblet of Fire
i honestly don't know why but i just never liked it.

3) Favourite movie?
Deathly Hallow's - Part 2
It is just a brilliant film for a book to movie it's good and just for a fitting end to an era

4) Least favourite movie?
Deathly Hallow's - Part 1
I just think most of it is irrelevant and i know a lot of people will disagree with that but most of it was the golden trio sitting in a tent.

5) Favourite quote?

“Do you remember me telling you we were practised non-verbal spells?”
“Yes sir.”
“No need to call me sir, professor.”

6) Favourite Weasley?
I just really like him and i don't know why, but i feel like Mrs Weasley i don't want to choose between my babies.

7) Favourite female character?
She is the best female character ever to be created in any bookish/film world.

8) Favourite villain.
Because everybody has known an Umbridge in their lives be it in school or at work.

9) Favourite male character?
I always loved Lupin and the whole lonesome thing he has going on and his entrance just like here eat this chocolate. 

10) Favourite professor?
'Have a biscuit Potter' 

11) Would you rather A) wash Snape’s hair or B) spend a day listening to Lockhart rant about himself?
Wash Snapes hair
i would kill Lockhart and then be expelled for killing a professor, if i had to listen to him ramble on. Snape's hair i could hack that for like 10 minutes.

12) Would you rather duel A) an elated Bellatrix or B) and angry Molly?
A Elated Bellatrix
Purely because she will get distracted easily and Molly is scary AF when she is angry.

13) Would you rather travel to Hogwarts via A) Hogwarts Express or B) Flying Car?
Hogwart's Express
No doubt in my mind, the Hogwarts Express seems more magical.

14) Would you rather A) Kiss Voldemort or B) give Umbridge a bubble bath?
Kiss Voldermort
It doesn't say where i have to kiss him and even if if was on the lips, Toad face would be naked and i am pretty sure i would throw up.

15) Would you rather A) ride a Hippogriff or B) ride a Firebolt?
Hippogriffs are a bit temperamental and i could handle the broom better.

16) Is there a character you felt differently about in the movies?
They changed her so much from the books instead of being strong she just seemed really flat and boring.

17) Is there a movie you preferred to the book?
The Books are always better than the films, hands down.

18) Richard Harris or Michael Gambon as Dumbledore?
Michael Gambon
I loved both, but preferred Gambon in the end.

19) Your top thing (person or event) that wasn’t in the movie that you wanted there the most?
Tonks and Lupin Relationship
It was there but not much. 

20) If you could remake any of the Harry Potter movies which would it be?
Half Blood Prince
I would make it closer to the book

21 Which house was your first gut feeling you’d be a part of?
Only because i am book smart

22) Which house were you actually sorted into on Pottermore?
That was about two years ago, and i took it again when they relaunched Pottermore and i was still Hufflepuff, i enjoy being a hufflepuff and an proud of it. 

23) Which class would be your favourite?
History of Magic
History is my all time favourite subject. And i cannot imagine not loving History of Magic.

24) Which spell do you think would be most useful to learn?
I am forever losing things so this would help a ton.

25) Which character do you think you’d instantly become friends with?
I relate to Book Ginny so much and she is like most of my friends in the real world

26) If you could own one of the three Hallows, which would it be?
Invisibility Cloak
Sneaking around and being able to hide with no effort, yep that is my kind of object.

27) Is there any aspect of the books you’d want to change?
Not really, but if i had to choose it would be Vernon getting his comeuppance.

28) Favourite Marauder?
Padfoot, Mooney, or Prongs
I'm not choosing, you can't make me.

29) If you could bring one character back to life, which would it be?
His death still kills me, i understand why but i don't like it.

30) Hallows or Horcruxes?
You have to commit murder to make a Horcrux and i just don't have that in me.

So that is it for this tag
Until Next Time
Happy Reading