Review: Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom.

not-if-i-see-you-firstNot If I See You First* is the story of Parker. Parker is blind, but she’s also very honest and feisty and smart and she’s even a runner. Parker has a strict set of rules that those around her must follow and while some of these come across as rude, some of them do also make sense.

When Scott, her ex, reappears in her life after the merging of their schools, Parker tries to ignore him, but she can’t ignore him forever. The truth eventually starts to unravel surrounding Scott and the circumstances that led to their break up and Parker even learns more about her dad who recently died. This book has a strong focus on friendship and family, whilst also letting a lovely bit of romance dance it’s way in.

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Review: The Singalong Society for Singletons by Katey Lovell.

the-singalong-society-for-singletonsSince July my love of musicals has been growing and growing and growing, so to see a book incorporating loads of incredible musicals made me extremely happy and I knew instantly that this was a book I would have to pick up.

The Singalong Society for Singletons* begins with Monique and Issy, two single friends. Following problems in Hope’s (Monique’s sister) relationship, she temporarily moves in with the girls and it isn’t long before the Singalong Society for Singletons is officially formed.

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Review: Dream a Little Christmas Dream by Giovanna Fletcher.

“I’m left in no doubt that dreams are powerful devices. Whether we believe that they are our brain’s way of clearing out the debris polluting our brain, our imagination’s way of running free when our brain isn’t in use in our busy lives or a portal to future events – they move us.” – Giovanna Fletcher.

Dream a Little ChristmasEarlier this year I read Dream a Little Dream by Giovanna Fletcher. After enjoying it a lot, I knew I would have to read the Christmas novella set after the events of the book. Due to the book being set at Christmas, I thought that a review on it would be the perfect start to Blogmas this year (yes, I’m doing it again).

Dream a Little Christmas Dream continues several months later from Dream a Little Dream. It is Sarah’s first Christmas with Brett and she’s still having her wild dreams. Her dreams are making her worried, especially when Brett starts behaving in a mysterious manner…

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Review: On the Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher.

on the other sideVery recently, Carrie’s second book was published. Unlike her first book, All I Know Now (review here), this book is a piece of fiction.

On the Other Side is the story of Evie Snow. The novel begins late in her life, in fact, technically not even in her life as she has just passed away. Evie now has to face the secrets she’s kept to herself for over fifty years in order to unburden herself and gain access to her own personal heaven.

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Review: Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella.

Finding Audrey“The thing about brains, which you might not know, is they’re not just one ball of jelly. They’re all divided into bits, and some bits are great and some are just a waste of space. In my humble opinion.”

Finding Audrey is my first Sophie Kinsella book and it has definitely left me keen to read more of her work. In this book our main character, Audrey, suffers from anxiety. Following a traumatic experience, Audrey is left unable to leave the house and finds it difficult to remove her dark glasses even at home. When her brother invites Linus round, they start exchanging notes and with his help Audrey has a new found courage to leave the house, to talk to people and to heal.

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Review: A Courtroom of Ashes by C. S. Wilde.

a courtroom of ashesA digital copy of A Courtroom of Ashes was kindly sent to me by the author herself in exchange for my honest review.

A Courtroom of Ashes follows Santana Jones, a lawyer, who owns a very curious mirror. Satana’s soul is dragged through the mirror into the world of Death by an evil spirit who belongs on the other side and now she has to find a way to get back to her body before the evil spirit creates any more damage and wreaks havoc on the living world.

I really liked this book, in fact, I even included it in my June Favourites. Wilde’s writing is easy to read, gripping and really enjoyable.

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Review: Summer Days and Summer Nights Edited by Stephanie Perkins.

I was kindly sent this book through Macmillan Children’s Books and Big Shot in exchange for an honest review.

summer days and summer nightsSummer Days and Summer Nights is an anthology consisting of twelve short stories. These stories all have a common theme: summer romance. These may all be love stories, but they are each different in their own way.

Originally, I was going to do mini reviews on each of the short stories, but I’ve discovered a lot of my thoughts revolving around the stories are rather similar. Because of this, I do not want to make this review repetitive and longer than it needs to be and, of course, I do not want to bore you all in the process.

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Review: Dream a Little Dream by Giovanna Fletcher.

“‘Chance encounters don’t just happen for no reason,’ he shrugs. ‘There’s always some greater purpose behind them. People come into our lives because they’re meant to – they usually leave when they’re meant to too, but what does it mean when they come back?'” – Giovanna Fletcher.

dream a little dreamToday is Valentine’s Day, so happy Valentine’s Day to you all, and I thought what better to post today than a review of a romance novel? A short while ago I reviewed Fletcher’s You’re the One That I Want and I have now finally gotten round to reading her third book, Dream a Little Dream.

As with all of Giovanna’s books, the cover of this novel is beautiful with its gorgeous gradient background. I hope that all her future work continues to be published in this style to keep with the consistency as her three novels look so pretty on my book shelf.

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Review: You’re the One That I Want by Giovanna Fletcher.

“There’s only so long you can live in a fantasy world before the reality comes along to sharply put you back in your place.” – Giovanna Fletcher.

you're the one that I wantI am so pleased to have finally read Giovanna’s second novel. The first novel, Billy and Me, I enjoyed immensely, so ever since this book I had been itching to read it, but as always, other books kept getting in the way. However, I’ve finally read it and considering I did just mention her previous book, I want to put it out there that I appreciated the Billy reference in You’re the One That I Want, haha.

You’re the One That I Want is the story of Maddy, Robert and Ben. Throughout the novel we see from all of their perspectives, but mostly Maddy and Ben’s. This trio have been best friends since childhood and Maddy loves them both, but which one is the right one for her?

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Review: Girl Online On Tour by Zoe Sugg.

girl online on tour“We all have one life, and we can choose how we want to live it. It’s important to realise that, no matter what anyone else says or how people may try to influence the way you do things, it’s ultimately down to you.” – Zoe Sugg.

After reading Zoe’s first novel approximately two months ago, Girl Online (reviewed here), I was excited for the release of Girl Online On Tour which follows the story of Penny and Noah, the characters Zoe made us fall in love with in her first book.

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