Tuesday, 30 June 2020
Monday, 29 June 2020
Author: Gail Honeyman
Narrator: Alexandra Harris
Title: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Published: May 9th 2017
Format: audiobook & Hardcover
Friday, 26 June 2020
Thursday, 25 June 2020
Wednesday, 24 June 2020
Tuesday, 23 June 2020
Fantasy: R.F.Kuang. Ok so I have only read her first book, The Poppy War, but damn that shit got dark! It was fantasy that got really really dark and it was good, because sadly it was real. War is evil.
Monday, 22 June 2020
Title: Honeymoon Alone
Genre: Romance, Contemporary set, Chick Lit
Published: December 3rd 2019
Where I Got It: My shelf (Netgalley)
Just how reliable are psychics - specifically psychics hired by your sister for wedding entertainment?
When irrepressibly romantic Lucy Gray is ditched at said wedding by her date in front of her whole family, the promises of a psychic seem better than her pity-riddled reality. The psychic's advice seems insightful: stop ignoring fate's signs - fate will lead you to love. But when "fate" leads Lucy to London, she finds herself tangled in a web of lies. In a story about finding independence and taking chances, Lucy learns that leaving everything up to fate can be dangerous - and jeopardize her chances at happily ever after
Sooo this was an explosion of genres! Chick lit with some romance with some comedy and some action near the end there! I am glad I read this.
The story follows boring ol' Lucy Gray. She is ditched at her sister's wedding by her date in front of her whole family. A psychic at the wedding provides some solid advice to allow fate to lead her to love. Take a chance! A chance appears like a miracle for Lucy to go to London during Christmas time. Maybe the psychic is right as she finds herself on a vacation that gives her the independence she deserves, but there is some danger, too, that can ruin everything.
Awww Lucy. She has a huge and overprotective family. I can see why she took that leap of faith and got on the plane. I would've. I want to! Someday Carole...someday. *grumbles about still needing to get a passport*.
This was a fun book. I even had BF curious when I would provide updates. Lots of drama especially near the end. I had zero ideas about what was going to happen...especially with the big ol' twist! RUN LUCY RUN!
I hattteeeddd Oliver. Ugh. Surrrreeee after a certain scene I did understand him and...I liked-ish him then, but still. Bleh.
I was meh about Cary too.
There were huge lulls especially in the middle when Lucy was just exploring London and Paris. It was nice to just see the city through her eyes since I've never been. However, I do feel like some of the lull could've been cut a hair.
THAT ENDING. Holy cannoli batman. That was good. Again...I didn't see THAT happening. I had a bunch of theories, but nope...nope.
Overall, I did really like this. I would love to see this become a movie or something. It was a lot of fun. Some lull and a couple of characters I was meh about, but I highly recommend this for those that love a good chick-lit. I'll give this 4 stars.
Friday, 19 June 2020
Thursday, 18 June 2020
Wednesday, 17 June 2020
Tuesday, 16 June 2020
June 16th: Do you tag authors in your (overall) positive reviews? How do you feel about authors not acknowledging them or opting out? (Courtesy of Roberta@Offbeat YA)
Monday, 15 June 2020
Author: Alyssa Cole
Narrator: Karen Chilton
Title: A Princess in Theory
(Reluctant Royals #1)
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Fiction
Published: February 27th 2018
Where I Got It: My shelf (Audible)
Summary: Between grad school and multiple jobs, Naledi Smith doesn’t have time for fairy tales…or patience for the constant e-mails claiming she’s betrothed to an African prince. Sure. Right. Delete! As a former foster kid, she’s learned that the only things she can depend on are herself and the scientific method, and a silly e-mail won’t convince her otherwise.
Prince Thabiso is the sole heir to the throne of Thesolo, shouldering the hopes of his parents and his people. At the top of their list? His marriage. Ever dutiful, he tracks down his missing betrothed. When Naledi mistakes the prince for a pauper, Thabiso can’t resist the chance to experience life—and love—without the burden of his crown.
The chemistry between them is instant and irresistible, and flirty friendship quickly evolves into passionate nights. But when the truth is revealed, can a princess in theory become a princess ever after?
I wanted to read book 2 of the series, but I decided I needed to read book 1 first since it seemed there might be some stuff I would need to know.
I am glad I did that!
This story follows Naledi who doesn't have time for fairy tales or princes or anything of that nature. She has a career she wants and she wants to make something of her self. She learned a long time ago, as a foster kid, that she can only depend on herself. She won't be falling for any scam emails telling her she is supposed to be betrothed to some prince! But...what if she was supposed to be betrothed to some prince? On the other side of the world, there is Prince Thabiso who is the sole heir to the throne of Thesolo. His parents are pushing him to forget his childhood betrothed and move on. The kingdom needs an heir and they want him to be happy. He decides to head to the US and find his missing bride.
I simply adored this story. It was pretty much a modern-day version of 'Coming to America'. A lot of similar story points, but veryyyyy different in other ways. It was a lovely mixture. A nod to that story and it was unique in its own way.
I adored Naledi! Girl power all the way! I did want to shake her to stand up to that boss of hers. F that guy.
It took me a moment to warm up to Prince Thabiso. I get WHY he pretended to not be a prince but still...there were times he really needed to tell her the truth especially when she really opened up about her parents and her time in the foster system. Sighs. Dumb boy.
Gah. I am not a fan of Naledi's BFF. I believe she is the star in the next one? I can't remember, but I know it will take me a while to warm up to her more. She did get better near the end though. There is hope for her yet.
I loveddddd Thabiso's assistant. I WANT HER TO FIND LOVE DARNIT!
The mystery with that virus was fun. I had my suspicions and it turned out I was right. I really thought I was being cynical, but my gut was right. Even though I guessed it, I was still shocked at the big reveal there.
Oooo the narrator was fun. She did well. I liked her accents. Her boy and girl voices were good too. However, the voices she used were pretty similar. Like I had to really pay attention when Naledi and her BFF were chit-chatting because they both sounded near the same. I still liked the narrator overall.
Overall, I really enjoyed this. I am SO glad I decided to tackle book 1 first before diving into book 2 like I normally do. It was totally worth it. It was such a fun story. I'll give this 4 stars.
- #25 for Audiobook Challenge
Friday, 12 June 2020
Thursday, 11 June 2020
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Natalie Jenner is the debut author of THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY, a fictional telling of the start of the society in the 1940s in the village of Chawton, where Austen wrote or revised her major works. Born in England and raised in Canada, Natalie graduated from the University of Toronto with degrees in English Literature and Law and has worked for decades in the legal industry. She recently founded the independent bookstore Archetype Books in Oakville, Ontario, where she lives with her family and two rescue dogs.