Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

It only took me a couple of days to read this book, I'm absolutely besotted with it. I'm sure that in my life time I will reread it many times like Hazel with An Imperial Affliction, this book means more to me than I can explain. When I started reading I knew that it would contain the loss of peoples lives, limbs and even dignity, after all it's a book about cancer not miracles. Without any of these things I probably would of called it unrealistic or a cop-out, but I was satisfied with the realism. John Greens writing was wonderful, Its hard to imagine that I laughed out loud at a book about a girl with cancer but the author did a great job of balancing the parts that made me cry my eyes out with humour, altogether a very well told story. Even though I've never met any teenagers who talk like Hazel and Augustus I love them whole heartedly. The are unique, brilliant well formed characters that it is impossible not to feel affection for. The Fault in Our Stars is a poignant, witty and honest book about love, life and death. It's one of my favourite books and it will stay with me forever. One of those reads that hurts you deeply but in the best way possible. After you finish the last page you just sit there for a minute contemplating not just what you have read but life and the world in general. An enlighting and inspiring read that I recommend to EVERYONE. 

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Review: Carrie by Stephen King

Carrie by Stephen King 4/5

I've never seen the film of Carrie so when I decided to read it all my expectations were based on the blurb and my previous experience of Stephen King novels. I was anticipating a scarefest full of horrory delight but actually I found Carrie really sad, don't get me wrong I enjoyed it but it's just not what I was expecting. The writing of course was good and the plot was excellent, overall a great read. I would recommend it to fans of horror, sci fi or generally depressing stories.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Update <3

I haven't reviewed any books for a while, my blog was hijacked and was redirecting to a spam website and after I eventually sorted that out I realised that I had lost the desire to write reviews for the books I was reading. Some friends and authors I have reviewed for encouraged me too continue but the passion I had for reviewing was gone however my passion for books isn't. Whilst putting a small review on goodreads I saw some negative (almost hateful) reviews for Gone Girl a book I really enjoyed, and potential readers had commented about how they were discouraged from reading it based on the few negative reviews. I felt that having read an authors work and being entertained I owed them at least 5 minutes to write a short review so that potential readers might be encouraged to try it. So I'm going to try and post at least a few sentences about the books I read from now on. I promise. <3