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Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga

When I look at 'Here we are now' I think of a fair few things. First of all, there is not many father/daughter relationship type YA books on the market at the moment. Secondly, I thought that it would be interesting to see how such a relationship between father and daughter, with the added stress of the Dad being famous adds to the hype of this type of story.

However, when delving into the book itself, it felt as though it was more about the relationship between her father and mother, rather than the main protagonist herself. In fact, it seemed as though the main character was pushed to the side so much, due to the flashbacks, that it felt as though she was a weak supporting character. To this day, it feels as though I haven't really understood what Taliah (the supposed main character) was all about and her mind processes, that we usually see with other beloved characters.

Throughout the book I had found that for the plot itself, I felt as though it was far too short for a…
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Midsummer's Bottom by Darren Dash

Hello everyone. This week I am going to be reviewing a book which is a little bit more light-hearted and hilarious to the point that chaos ensues. It is based on the work of William Shakespeare, to the point that the original characters such as Puck, Oberon and Titania have roles, but there are new characters which act out the story, but in the way that the originals believe to be the best. However, these new characters do not know anything about this, which makes the twists and turns of chaos to become quite entertaining.

First of all, for those who know of Darren Dash's other pseudonym which deals with children's books should not read this book. The content is for the mature reader, it is clearly shown how it has been written.

I think that the best part about this book is that when starting to read it, having no previous knowledge about the certain Shakespeare's play of A Midsummer Night's Dream, I thought that I would be put off the concept. However, after a few of…

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

It seems that at the moment, all the posts that I have done this year so far (even though there is not very many) have been out of character for this blog - especially from what has been presented from previous years. But I guess that it is nice for some sort of change. Sometimes the formula for a blog such as mine can get very boring and tedious. It kind of makes me wonder sometimes why I even decided to do such a thing in the first place.

Then I realise. Why do I have to keep to the same formula all of the time when it's my blog? I haven't been making much sense to myself, let alone my readers.

Ishmael is something very different to what I usually review on this blog. Why? Because this was actually something that I chose to read for a book review at university. I don't tend to like to re-review books for this blog, but I realised how different this book is compared to all of the others.

The main reason behind how it is so intriguing is due to the fact of that in which it …

Disaster Chef by Nadia Sawalha and Kaye Adams

So this time I decided to take a different route when it comes to reviewing books. This is because, for one time only, I will be reviewing a cookery book. I know. Not really something that you see on this site regularly. However, I did buy the book and it is one - so does that qualify? I guess so.

The thing that makes this cooking book so different to those which I had seen from the past is the simplicity of it. As a student myself, I don't like to waste my time on preparing food in a completely different language of food lexical fields. So, you can probably tell that this has a completely opposite refreshing feel to it. What is not to love when it comes to having a bacon and marshmallow butty? Who cares about our conscience telling us about the drastic amount of calories and sugar that must be in such a small amount of food?

One part of this book however, that I truly love is how there is a conversation in itself between the two authors. It makes it feel very human, unlike the h…

Mind the Gap: Journey to the Wizarding World begins!

So yes. I know. A little late for reviewing such a popular book, which was first published over two decades ago. Although, it does make it easier when you have already watched the films several times, even if I did believe when I was younger, that I didn't understand what the fuss is all about. But I guess sometimes you need a little time. And so, time was what I got. So here we go, I am nearly twenty-one years of age and I have now began one of the most popular children's series in history.

So what did I think? Well, I must admit, after a whole two decades of being on this earth and trying to avoid it for the majority of my life, I was pleasantly surprised. Not only was it an easy read, but it was also very short and simple, which I think is why people love this formula dearly since the beginning.

What I loved most was how relatable the characters were. I think that we all have a little bit of Harry, Ron, Hermione or even Snape for that matter. I think that it makes the stor…

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

This has been a long time in the making, but here it is. A court of Mist and Fury. I think that there is now the time to definitely say something about this, especially when the next book has already come out in the series.
I genuinely do love this book. I think that it is much better than the first one in the series. This is mainly because of that in which the new characters are far more likeable, and those who we had been introduced to previously have been developed. For example, with Rhysand, I have found to be far more complicated than what had already been shown in the first book. In fact, I don't think that the first book did any justice for him. In any sort of perspective. However, it has also identified that Tamlin is not all that he seems, very annoying more than anything. I think however, that it is more due to the fact of that in which it feels like it was a waste to have a whole book with him in, now that the story has developed.
In this next instalment, it carries on…

Holdinng up the Universe by Jennifier Niven

It genuinely feels as though I have not been able to talk to you all in a millennia. The amount of space needed during these last three months have been exhausting to say the least. However, it is always refreshing and a lovely feeling being able to write again, on what I thought as my one way to escape during a certain period of my life. Things have been different in terms of how I've had to shape my life now. But hopefully this all good for the end result. So, to start off the new year with a bang, why not review a book that I finished on the last day of 2016?

'Holding up the Universe' is about two specific people during high school, where they have to encounter problems concerning the way that they both are, as well as how they are able to overcome it, it terms of acceptance as well as getting help from the people that they love.

It tells of the story between the two characters Libby and Jack, who, not only have the problems of acceptance as high school students, fac…