Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Books Q & A

Question #1: Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

Answer: I like to read when I can completely concentrate on what I am doing. I usually read in or on my bed but I would love a reading room one day that would be amazing!
Question #2: Bookmark or a random piece of paper?

Answer: Mostly I just fold the page over. I would never use a random bit of paper and I did buy a couple of bookmarks when I visited Egypt so maybe its time to kick myself up the bottom and start using them. 

Question #3: Can you stop reading anytime you want or do you have to stop at a certain page, chapter, part, ect.?

Answer: If it was up to me I wouldn't stop at all but I can stop at any time provided I am not in the middle of a really exciting section I prefer to finish the chapter and generally I like to finish my book in three or four sittings.

Question #4: Do you eat or drink while reading?

Answer: I don't like to eat while I am reading I find it to distracting but i could have a drink.

Question #5: Can you read while listening to music/watching TV?

Answer: Yeah I like to have the radio on or something rubbish on TV in the background. When I was living with my Parents there was always lots of noise going on around me while i was trying to read so I think that the background noise actually helps me.

Question #6: One book at a time, or several at once?

Answer: I prefer to read one at a time however I do usually have one physical book on the go and an ebook on my kindle at the same time.

Question #7: Reading at home or everywhere?

Answer: I will read anywhere and if I am bored I find it difficult to not pull out a book.

Question #8: Reading out loud or silently in your head?

Answer: I read in my head however if i am struggling to get my head around a word or a sentence I will read it out loud to try and figure it out

Question #9: Do you read ahead or skip pages?

Answer: Right this is going to be a weird answer because it completely goes against everything I should do when reading a book. If I am really enjoying a book then I tend to get half way through and the I read the very last line in the book. (strange I know). Also If i am reading a book where the chapters are split into different points of view I have been known to skip a full chapter and just go back if i need a bit.

Question #10: Breaking the spine or keeping it new?

Answer: I like them to look new but I don't really like hard backs

Question #11: Do you write in books?

Answer: NOOOOOO Books are for reading not for writing in!

Thanks For reading

Em x

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Deviations by Crystal Johnson Review

“The bubonic plague, typhoid fever, smallpox, the bird flu—would you like me to continue?” His voice rises as if he’s determined to make me understand, “They’re created in labs, then given to people to see who is strong enough to survive them. They’re trying to limit the amount of people in the world.” I watch him stand and turn for the door. “There’s a lot about your parents that you don’t know and the sooner you realize that, the sooner you can start doing something about it.”

From the day we’re born, we’re introduced to the marvels of modern medicine. It is amazing how a simple vaccine can prevent polio, hepatitis B, rotavirus—the list is almost endless. But, what if that were no longer the case? What if the government unleashed each virus for the sole purpose of controlling the population? Henly Sawyer finds herself discovering this truth for the first time, and as she does, the world that she thought she knew shatters. She wakes in Aurora, a quarantine miles from home, and is forced into a grueling reality. Henly strives to piece together the truth about her parents and their involvement in the unfolding chaos. With the help of her new friends, Renner and Dex, Henly sets out to understand a world that is now filled with Deviations—an infected group of violent, murderous humans

I like the idea of this book and anyone that knows me knows i love a good post apocalyptic story however I found the storyline quite repetitive. My attention was captured for the first few chapters but I quickly lost interest after reading what felt like the same things over and over. 
I did like the characters and the dynamic relationships between them although the love story that followed through the book left me a little unsatisfied, there was no real ending or conclusion to any of the relationships in the book.

This book has great reviews on goodreads so I am inclined to think that I am one of the few and not one of the many that are disappointed by this book. I hate to write negative reviews and I would love to hear if anyone else has read this and loved it. 

Thanks For reading

EM x  

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Shimmer by Elena Dillon Review

Shimmer is the second book in the Breathe series by Elena Dillon 
Chandler Raines and her “dad” are on the run. Never staying in one place for very long. It’s just not safe. When they arrive in Lafayette, Louisiana, Chandler quickly realizes this is the place she wants to call home. Friends, a cute boy, and competitive cheerleading have her taking dangerous risks to have the life she always wanted. Risks she promised she wouldn’t take.
When her lies catch up to her, a decision has to be made. Stay or run? Will the evil that’s chased them for the last four years catch up to them? When Chandler’s past comes screeching into the present she’ll have to sacrifice everything to keep what she loves safe. But will it be enough?

First off let me start by saying I am moving to Lafayette, Louisiana! They seem to have all of the looks and all of the charm! Confused at first as to how this story related to the Breathe (Confusing me is easily done) but at about page 50 a light bulb turned on in my brain and i figured out who everyone is. The Main characters in this story were the little children in the last. I am impressed by this creative way to continue the series. We even get a glimpse into the lives of Jasmine and other characters from Breathe.
Lilly and Caeden we have already met in the previous book and they have grown to be interesting characters. Caeden is the love interest for Chandler is perfectly bad! I don't know a sixteen year old girl that wouldn't go crazy for his good looks and bad attitude. Caeden shows his nice side everyonce in a while helping Chandler realise that Lafayette is where she wants to stay.

Shimmer has the perfect amount of Thriller and Romance throughout. The scary bits keep you excited while the romance means you cant help but root for this lovely couple to succeed. 

Another perfect story by Elena Dillon showing how life isn't always perfect!

Thanks for reading!!

Em x

I received an ARC edition from the author in exchange for my honest review.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Questions Tag! By AllthatGlitters21

1. What do you think you can do but can't?

Dance. I think I can but I am probably very rubbish at it. Actually same goes for singing 

2. What's a difficult word for you to pronounce?


3. What is a favourite TV show from your childhood?

Sister Sister

4. What's more important: love, fame, power, or money?

Obviously Love but the other three would be nice too.

5. Can you recall what you were doing a year ago on this day?

I have a terrible memory. I really don't remember

6. What's your horoscope?

Leo raaawr

7. What does your dream bedroom look like?

It would be all pastel shades with lots of comfy places to sit and read a book

8. What position do you sleep in?

All scrunched up in a ball

9. Who is your favorite vampire of all time?

Eric Northman without a doubt!! Because.....

10. What are you currently wearing on your feet?


Thanks For reading

EM x

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Harry Potter Tag :)

The Harry Potter Tag Questions

Favourite book ?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - It was nice to see the characters all grown up. this book was huge and action filled

Favourite movie?

Harry Potter and the prisoner of azkaban - I am a huge sirius black fan and I also loved how the baddies acted in this film.

Least favourite book?

The first two books were not great in my opinion.

Parts of the books/movies that made you cry ?

I don't think I will be spoiling anything for anyone if I say I cried when Dumbledore died and when I finished reading the final book.

If you could hook up with any HP character who would it be?

I am going to choose Neville because.....

Favourite character ?

Luna Lovegood, Sirius Black and Belletrix Lestrange

What would your Patronus be?

A Unicorn

If you could have the Resurrection Stone, Invisibility Cloak or the Elder Wand which one 
would you choose?

The Invisibility Cloak. That would be the most fun I think

What House would you be in?

Slytherin but I wouldn't be evil 

IF you could meet any member of the cast who would it be? 

Emma Watson

IF you were on the Quiddich team which position would you play?

The goal keepery one

Were you happy with the ending?

I wasn't happy that it ended but I was happy with how it ended. 

Would You rather?

Would you rather walk around all day with you skirt tucked in your underwear or be seen wearing a really see through dress?

I would rather walk around with my skirt tucked in assuming that I have worn the see through dress was unintentional.

Would you rather go to a party and not realize until the end of the night that you have lipstick on your teeth or that your fake lashes are coming unglued?

Lipstick on my teeth is my choice I think.

Would you rather forget to put mascara on one eye or forget blush on one side of your face?

Haha. I would forget to blush one side of my face.

Would you rather wear lipstick/lipliner combo or frosty blue eyeshadow?

OOOOh frosty blue eye shadow please

Would you rather drink an entire bottle of ketchup or run into the guy who broke your heart on a bad hair day when your skin is freaking out?

i want to say i would be brave enough to run into the guy but I wouldn't so ketchup me up 

Would you rather be able to date any celeb you wanted or wake up with perfect red carpet-worthy hair?

Date any celeb I want helloo Theo James

Would you rather give up your make up or cell phone for one year?

I would rather give up my Mobile phone. not because I am make up obsessed but because i would like the peace and quiet

Monday, 1 September 2014


1) When is your birthday? (You don't have to include the year if you don't want to.)

29th July

2) What are 3 of your favorite colors?
Pink, Sky Blue and Yellow

3) What are your 3 favorites quotes?

“When the three of us were young, we were taught that the world is full of magic.” – Denahi from Brother Bear

“Who’s to say I won’t live forever?” – Captain Jack Sparrow from The Pirates of the Caribbean

       “All our dreams can come true...if we have the courage to pursue them.” 

4) Are you addicted to YouTube?
A Little Bit Okay A Lot

5) What are 3 of your favorite shows on TV or YouTube or both?

Once Upon A Time,True Blood, and Vampire Diaries

6) What are 3 qualities you like in a best friend?

Loyalty, Humour and Trust

7) Do you like your name? 

Yeah its OK I guess. I suppose it could be more exciting.

8) If you have the choice to pick your own name, what will it be?

I'd Like to have an unusual first name like Blue from raven boys (Book)

9) What is your fantasy dream?

To marry Theo James and live somewhere hot Yes!!!!

10) Do you wear makeup?

Yes. not always but more than half of the time

11) If you could write a book, what would the title be and what would it be about?

Something dark and mysterious 

12) What makes you cry?

The dog rescuers on TV I can't understand how people can be so cruel. I have cried at books and films too. I also cry when I am very tired or poorly 

13) What makes you angry?

Rudeness, cruelty. When someone walks into me and I apologise but they don't. Names that are difficult to pronounce.......

14) What makes you happy?
Books. Disney. my fiancĂ©e (sometimes). Books. The sunshine. Holidays. Books. Friends. Family. oh and books.

15) What are your 3 favorites snacks?

Chocolate. Anything Crunchy and Ice cream

16) What are your 3 favorite foods?
Burgers (Home-made). Paella. Chips 

17) What are your 3 favorite drinks?
Apple Juice. Rose Wine. Lemonade.

18) Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Yes I can. I am 26 Years old but not happy about it. I enjoy reading books and Blogging. I get married next May.

20) What are 10 random facts about you?

- I play the trumpet

- I can't sing.
- I have blue eyes.
- My hair is really, really, really long. 
- I have a secret dream
- I love to write
- I love music 
- I won an award at butlins when I was little because I spoke about my dog and how naughty he is
- I love dogs
- I have a doggy Named Louis.

21) What are your 3 fun things to do?

-read fiction

-Sing - Badly

Thanks For Reading

Em x