Hi there folks! Having recently read and reviewed the first book in the Fallen series, by Lauren Kate, I am now reading the next 3 books. The next review on the blog will be a review encompassing all 3 of those remaining books.
Hi Folks! If you’re wondering what to do with any money or vouchers you’ve had for Christmas, you could do a lot worse than treating yourself to some highly entertaining non-fiction – here’s a list of the top 5 non-fiction books from the blog so far:
With its’ headline-grabbing content, this is an easy number 1! For my full review click here.
At a close 2nd, we have look inside the mind of a real-life sociopath! Click here for a full review.
3rd place takes us to a romance that took place in Auschwitz of all places! Click here for more info.
4th, we trek through Zak’s amazing real-life paranormal experiences! Click here to find out more.
And at number 5, we have a delightful trip through fringe-science that will have you pondering long after you’ve closed the book! Click here for the full review.
Book Review by Cari Mayhew. Rating 8/10.
This bestselling genre-crossing book has a captivating start and end, and I’m already looking forward to reading the next in the series! Continue reading Fallen by Lauren Kate.
You may have heard the phrase “Never judge a book by its cover”. This is true – good artwork chosen by the publisher doesn’t make the author a wordsmith!
If you’re anything like me, you may have taken advantage of Amazon’s free sample service. You can gauge the feel of a book before you pay anything towards the cost – and if you don’t like the free sample, there’s no obligation to buy. You don’t even need a Kindle to do this – you can just use a Kindle app, which is available on all devices!
In fact, the only time I don’t take advantage of the free sample option is when the book is already on offer for 99p or £1.
Sometimes the first chapter or so of a book is a really good indicator of what a book will be like – think the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, or anything by Dan Brown. Other times a free sample is not enough to go by – think the ever-popular Harry Potter series, or 50 Shades of Grey.
I also once read a book advertised as having the most gripping first chapter you’ve ever read. The book did indeed live up to the statement but unfortunately was anti-climatic – Don’t Wake Up by Liz Lawler.
If in any doubt, download a free sample, but if the book doesn’t hit you straight away, then persevere if the book already has a good reputation.