fantasy · Young adult

*BLOG TOUR* Jack Janson & The Storm Caller – Andrew Marsh ★★★★

Blurb; Jack Janson is nearly fourteen, an only child living with his parents who hate him almost as much as they hate each other. The only good things about his life are the girl next door, Sarah-Jane Farmer, whom he adores, and his Granny Jean in Cornwall who he spends the summer holidays with.

His gran is cool but she has been hiding a HUGE secret. As her health fails, she decides to share the secret with Jack.

Gran leads Jack to a cave.

“Boom Tom tum” a loud voice echoes and a rock opens up to reveal a young giant called Winfred Storm Caller. Gran has been looking after the friendly giant since pirates killed his mother, but she now needs Jack to care for Winfred.

Sarah-Jane arrives to help and they uncover The Book Of Lore hidden in the cave.

What magic does it possess?

Have they found a way to get Winfred home to his own lands?

Are Sarah-Jane and Jack brave enough to use the book to save Granny Jean’s life?

My Review; I wan’t to start by staying I didn’t think I’d enjoy this book that much… Boy was I wrong. It was brilliant and I was hooked. Teach me to judge a book! Tut tut. It is brilliantly written. Easy reading.

I loved the main character Jack. You get to see two sides to him in this story. The side when he’s around his parents… Shy. Quiet. Nervous. Then we get to see the side of him around his grandma, he is a whole different boy… Happy. Confident. loud. Jacks friendship with SJ is beautiful too we all need a friend like that. I also loved Winfred the big giant, similar to bfg in my mind. All the characters in this story learn something valuable and important… With a happy ending for all! A perfect low fantasy story which I really enjoyed.

Perfect read for young adult and teenage fantasy readers. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend. With thanks to the blog tour for letting me read this cause without I probably never would have read it!

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Bestsellers · fantasy

Muse Of Nightmares – Laini Taylor ★★★★

Blurb; Sarai has lived and breathed nightmares since she was six years old.

She believed she knew every horror and was beyond surprise.

She was wrong.

In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were before. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle to grasp the new boundaries of their selves as dark-minded Minya holds them hostage, intent on vengeance against Weep.

Lazlo faces an unthinkable choice—save the woman he loves, or everyone else?—while Sarai feels more helpless than ever. But is she? Sometimes, only the direst need can teach us our own depths, and Sarai, the Muse of Nightmares, has not yet discovered what she’s capable of.

As humans and godspawn reel in the aftermath of the citadel’s near fall, a new foe shatters their fragile hopes, and the mysteries of the Mesarthim are resurrected: Where did the gods come from, and why? What was done with thousands of children born in the citadel nursery? And most important of all, as forgotten doors are opened and new worlds revealed: Must heroes always slay monsters, or is it possible to save them instead?

My Review; After enjoying Strange the Dreamer last year I couldn’t wait to dive into this one. I loved and enjoyed this one even more. However at 522 pages I will admit it took me a while to read! Big books scare me, but this was worth it. There has always been a lot of hype about both these books and I can understand why. It’s certainly unique.

There is just so much going on in this book. Secrets. Fears. Lies. War. Death. Ghosts. Past. Present. Love. Loss. Unexpected twists and turns which keep you turning those pages. Brilliant! A happy ending for all… I’d love to see what would happen next… Never say never. And Lazlo still a sweetheart how his life changed in this story. You never know whats going to happen next… There areany tense, edge of your seat chapters in this story which had my heart pounding.

A well deserved four stars. Highly recommend. Really enjoyed it.

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chick-lit · Comedy · romance

*BLOG TOUR* Has Anyone Seen my Sex Life? – Kristen Bailey ★★★★

Blurb; It’s normal for your washing machine to get more action than you, right?

I wake up, bleary-eyed.

It’s been two years, six months and three hours since I last shaved my legs, and the llama-patterned knickers I’m wearing have seen better days.

We have seven minutes before the kids wake up, and my husband shuffles closer. ‘Ouch,’ he says, a piece of Lego sticking into his back.

Then, a light comes on in the landing. Small footsteps creep down the stairs. A little voice screams, ‘IS SOMEONE COMING TO MAKE BREAKFAST?!’

All hopes of having some ‘alone time’ is replaced with wondering if we’ve run out of Cheerios, thinking about the overflowing laundry, and remembering that I forgot to take out the recycling. Again.

Just a typical Monday morning for the Morton family…

Except today, when I go downstairs in my dressing gown, I find something. Something belonging to my husband. Something that definitely wasn’t mentioned in the wedding vows. And it’s either going to make us… or break us.

My Review; This is hilarious. It will have you laughing out loud from beginning to end! Brilliant. It’s a mood boosting book for sure. You can’t help but smile as you read along… I am 100% sure every mother can at least relate to one part of this story. The way it is written makes you feel like you personally know this family and are friends.

The only downside was long chapters as I prefer short chapters but I raced through this so it didn’t matter much. It is brilliantly written. Loved the setting and characters. Can’t say a bad word about it. It sure is a book that will stick in your mind, especially certain parts! Ha.

I’m still smiling about this book now even writing this review. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend. If you need a laugh and cheering up then this is a book for you.

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