Christmas · romance · Short Stories · Young adult

This Winter – Alice Oseman ★★★★

Blurb; The festive season isn’t always happy for Tori Spring and her brother Charlie. And this year’s going to be harder than most.

I used to think that difficult was better than boring, but I know better now…

I’m not going to think about the past few months, about Charlie and me, and all of the sad. I’m going to block it all out Just for today.

“Happy Christmas, ” I say.

My Review; Did you love the Heartstopper graphic novels? Are you a fan of Charlie & Nick? Then this is a perfect short novella for you… Christmas. Tori (Charlie’s sister). Nick & family. Illustrated throughout, an easy festive read with the characters we have come to adore. However, it may not be quite the perfect Christmas Charlie hoped for while he still struggles with his eating disorder.

I could read about these characters all day. Beautiful story. Beautiful bonds. Loved it. Going to miss these lot. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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Adventure · Children's · Short Stories

A Wishing-Chair Adventure: Home for Half-Term – Enid Blyton ★★★★

Blurb; full-colour short story taken from the magical Wishing-Chair series. Perfect for new readers. Be whisked away!

Mollie and Peter are very lucky – they have a Wishing-Chair that will fly them to any magical land and grant them their every wish!

And so when they arrive home from school for the half-terms holidays, they can’t wait to embark on their next adventure!

My Review; I grew up reading Enid Blyton and she is still as brilliant as she was back then. This is a short story series for younger readers focusing on a magical wishing chair. A short story. Beautifully illustrated throughout! Magical. Adventure. Mischief. Brilliant. I loved it. Would highly recommend to all children. What a brilliant series. A well deserved four stars from me.

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Adventure · romance · Short Stories

Two From The Heart – James Patterson ★★★★

Blurb; Form the #1 bestselling author of Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas and Sundays at Tiffany’s, two heartwarming tales about the power of a good story to open our eyes to life’s possibilities.

Anne McWilliams has lost everything. After her marriage falls apart and a hurricane destroys her home she realizes that her life has fallen out of focus. So she takes to the road to ask long lost friends and strangers a simple question: “What’s your best story?” Can the funny, tragic, inspirational tales she hears on her journey help Anne see what she’s been missing?

Tyler Bron seemingly has it all-a successful company and more money than he knows how to spend. But he has no life. So he hires a struggling novelist to write one for him. There are no limits to the fictional world that Bron’s money can transform into a reality, and he soon becomes the protagonist of a love story beyond his wildest imagination. But will Tyler Bron be able to write the happy ending himself?

My Review; Now if you’ve been following my blog a while you will know I am a huge James Patterson fan. Yet again I was not disappointed… This is two short stories in one. I must say I preferred the first story compared with the second one, but they are both brilliant stories. Both very different. Both easy reads. Romance. Adventure. Brilliantly written. Great settings for both stories alongside all the characters. Highly recommend! A well deserved four stars from me.

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