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Summer Shadows (Benedicts 6) by Joss Stirling

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Blurb:

Amongst the secret and lies, will love survive? Summer lives under a terrible shadow. It drains her, manipulates her and threatens to steal her future. A high-stakes mission offers a temporary escape. She must use her mind-shadowing abilities to hunt down her target and find the truth. Hal Robinson is a soldier. He does not get distracted. He wins. But what Hal wants begins to shift once he meets Summer. They must learn to trust each other if they are going to protect the Savant community. But will their secrets allow them to find a happy ending of their own?

 

I’m actually quite sad the series is now over! No more Benedict boys!

Summer lives with her mother and father in their big house but no one is allowed to go around. She lives with a savant that’s the worst kind. An emotional vampire. A savant that feeds off the emotions of others just to get a fix. Her father keeps her as safe as he can and has plans for Summer when she goes to university. But its not her plans.

When she’s offered the chance to go to the Middle East to help save Victor Benedict, who has gone over their to find his soul finder, Summer agrees, needing some time away from her family.

What she doesn’t count on is the Robinsons, especially the youngest brother Hal.

He’s obnoxious and arrogant and actually has no savant powers of his own. When the pair meet you can tell its going to be a love hate relationship, but after spending some time with Summer, Hal begins to thaw and lets her in. But Hal doesn’t have any savant powers so why, when Summer enters his mind, does she find out that they are Soul Finders?

But this isn’t as easy as everyone else’s because at this moment in time she wants nothing to do with him. But when they are captured and mistaken for Benedicts, Summer realises that she can’t exactly be apart from her soul finder.

But all the people that Victor has put behind bars over the years are after him, and it’s only a matter of time before they get him. Or will they?

 

Okay summary sounds lame because I was on a roll and then I completely forgot the plot for a minute and forgot what I was writing haha but I’ll try and explain in the next part.

I enjoyed Summer in this book. We’ve seen bits of her in the last few Benedict books and I was always curious of her. We got to see her family life and how bad it is. I felt sorry for her brother’s story too. Her mother, even though you wanted to hate her, you couldn’t because she was stuck in her own nightmare too. Her father tried to help but everything was left to Summer. I’m glad she took the chance to go to the Middle East, to get away from everything (even though it came with a cost.) She got the chance to use her mind powers, even though she was always wary of using them. I loved the relationship between her and Hal and how they bickered so much when they first saw each other.

Hal was obnoxious but he mellowed the more time he spent with Summer which I’m glad about. Yeah he did treat her badly in a few scenes but Summer always gave it back at him. I liked how he stepped up and realised that his savant powers could actually help Summer. They made quiet a team when they were together.

And then there was Victor! The one Benedict I was desperate for him to get his happy ending. It took six books but FINALLY! I always felt bad for him having to see his younger brothers and two older brothers finding theirs before he did and I was so happy when he found Atoosa! She’s great and I loved how he was with her. We’ve always seen Victor as moody and hard but with her he was cute and soft and GAH!

As Victor works with the FBI, he’s put away many bad savants, including some we’ve seen in previous books and I enjoyed seeing the epic finale come down to all of the bad guys against Victor and his family and extended family. I imagined the scenes in my head as a superhero movie!

Of course one of the Benedicts gets hurt… Okay kind of almost dies and my heart was in my throat for a little while there. But you’ll have to read the book to find out which one it is 😛

Summer Shadows was the perfect ending to a great series and I’m really sad to see it go but you know Joss there are two Robison brothers that have yet to find their soul finders so maybe, just maybe you could write about those two…? *HINT HINT CHEESY SMILE HINT HINT*

PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE!!???

5 out of 5 stars

The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

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I have so many to catch up on!

 

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Blurb:

Two boys. Two secrets. David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he’s gay. The school bully thinks he’s a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth – David wants to be a girl. On the first day at his new school Leo Denton has one goal – to be invisible. Attracting the attention of the most beautiful girl in year 11 is definitely not part of that plan. When Leo stands up for David in a fight, an unlikely friendship forms. But things are about to get messy. Because at Eden Park School secrets have a funny habit of not staying secret for long …

 

This book made me cry so much.

As the blurb states, its about two boys with two big secrets.

David Piper has always known he was different. People at school call him a freak, his parents think he’s gay and his only two best friends know the truth. David longs to be a girl. He was born in the wrong body but he doesn’t know how to tell his parents this because how do you tell your parents that you want to be a girl?

Then a new boy comes into school; Leo Denton. He’s quiet and moody and would most probably beat you if you said anything to him. He wants to be invisible and just get on with school or what’s left of it and not get into trouble. But when Leo sees David being picked on, he sticks up for him and they form an unlikely friendship.

Because of that, Leo attracts the attention of the popular girl Alicia, something he didn’t want to do. Especially as he falls for her pretty fast and the pair are making out at every opportunity. But Leo has a secret himself, one that he doesn’t want to get out but lets face it, with enemies at school, its bound too.

Through all the secrets and truths that are revealed, one thing is certain. The unlikely friendship between Leo and David grows stronger and they help each other out in a lot of ways…

 

Not the greatest summary I know, but I really don’t want to give anything away regarding Leo’s secret. If I’m being honest I had a little inkling as to what it was but when he has his flashbacks, I suspected something different.

This is the first transgender book I’ve ever read and it will probably be the last. I don’t mean that horribly I just mean that the book was so good and so heartwarming and heart breaking at times that it’s ruined me for other transgender books (I probably will read other books on this subject though!)

Lisa Williamson has written two characters that you can really get involved with. From the first page I was caught in David and his desperate need to become a girl. I felt for him. He was alone in this, despite having told is two best friends, but no one else understood him. No one else can understand the longing to be something that your not. He was a character to really lose your emotions too.

Then there’s Leo. As I mentioned I had an inkling as to what his secret was before it was revealed, but damn he broke my heart too. Like David he was alone on everything too and had a lot more secrets than David. When they go to find Leo’s real dad and the scenes that followed, god I was in tears! I just can’t believe how cruel some parents can be. I’m glad he had David there, or Kate, as he called himself that weekend.

When everything comes out about Leo, I was heartbroken. Especially with how everyone treated him. I wanted to punch every single one of them who said the horrible things. I don’t understand how people can’t understand things and have to be horrible to others just because they are different.

As I said I got involved with this book!

I’m not transgender so I can’t imagine how bad it must be to be trapped in a body that you shouldn’t have but Lisa managed to convey it perfectly.

Everything was beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time and I don’t think I can convey how much you need to read this book. Yeah my review isn’t doing it much justice I know, but honestly its such an amazing book. One of my best reads of 2016! (yes I’m way behind on reviews!)

A definite must read

And a thank you to Adam who brought this book for me for my birthday.

5 out of 5 stars

Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas

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I’ve still got book reviews to do!

I got a signed copy of this one and OMGEEEEEEE it’s so pretty!

Blurb:

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don’t.

With her heart sworn to the warrior-prince by her side, and her fealty pledged to the people she is determined to save, Aelin will delve into the depths of her power to protect those she loves. But as monsters emerge from the horrors of the past, and dark forces become poised to claim her world, the only chance for salvation will lie in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear. 

In this breathtaking fifth installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, Aelin will have to choose what — and who — to sacrifice if she’s to keep the world of Erilea from breaking apart.

OMG WHY DOES SARAH PLAY WITH MY FEELS SO MUCH?!?!

Aelin is on her way to get her throne back but Aelin has a lot to prove herself. She can’t get her throne, not yet so she goes off to find an army and to get her old enemies back into her good books. By her side is Rowan, Aedion and Lysandra. But things are happening back at Ardalan too. An attack on the palace and its town by the witches looks like its the end for Dorian Havillard but, for a life debt, Manon Blackbeak let’s him escape, basically putting the death sentence above her head. 

Dorian ends up with Aelin and the others in Skulls Bay where he meets Captain Rolfe, (who we’ve met in Assassins Blade.) At first he’s reluctant to help Aelin, considering the past when he knew her as Celeana, but with the persuasion of the others, including Aedion’s father,  Gavriel,  and Fenrys, Captain Rolfe agrees.

With Manon in front of the witches, trying to lie her way out of what happened, Its Asterin the witches ask to pay the price of Manon’s betrayal. But Manon knows the truth about her heritage and things are about to happen. Going against her Grandmother and the other witches, Manon buys her Thirteen time to run while she attacks her Grandmother. But it does go wrong for Manon. Her thirteen escape but she gets injured. Jumping on Abraxos’ back, she manages to flew, telling him to get her safety.

Which just so happens to be the boat that Aelin is on. 

Everyone manages to put their differences aside, after a few heated moments between them, and agree to put aside their differences and help one another.

Meanwhile, Elide Lochlan is trying to find Celeana to give her the thing that Kaltain Rompier gave to her. During her journey she comes across Lorcan, the demi fae whose Maeve’s right hand man. He still has his grudge against Aelin, still determined to kill her. The pair he of on the wrong foot but after a while they start to appreciate each other and Lorcan actually finds a softer side to him. Their journey is also leading them towards Aelin and the others but there’s a price over Lorcan’s head… One the Gavriel and Fenrys must obey.

When they all get together, there’s fighting and snarling but they do manage to put that behind them too, especially with Maeve’s fleet on the way. 

The fight is big, like epic big! Manon and Aelin learn the truth about Elena and the price she paid for what she did all those years ago. With a heavy heart, Manon and Aelin return. Right into the path of Maeve who has Elide. Aelin knows she has to fight but her powers are depleted after the fight that already happened. Truths are revealed and sacrifices must be done… But who will be the sacrifice and who will have their heart broken?

Okay I know the summary isn’t that great but I can’t give stuff away.

Aelin is just as great as ever and her relationship with Rowan is stronger than ever. Especially that scene on the beach! Together they are a force to be reckoned with and Rowan will put his life on the line for her. Knowing the truth about them broke my heart. I’m not ruining it but god! Maeve is a bitch! What she did was horrible! And a broken hearted Rowan is like a sucker punch in the feels

Lysandra and Aedion are getting closer too, not sure if its going down that way but I kinda hope so, although what happened at the end and what Lysandra was going to do, kinda makes it hard in them getting together. I love Lysandra’s shape shifting abilities and how she help Aelin in anyway she can. I did want to slap Aedion a few times, especially when he kept doubting everything Aelin did. 

Manon and Dorian! OMG Manorian! God damn I’ve wanted them to get together since they first met! Dorian has grown a bit more in this book, embracing his powers and showing that he can be a leader. They tried to keep him out of harms away a lot but he showed he was strong by using his powers. Manon has always been a favourite character for me. Unlike the other witches, she kinda has a conscience, thinks about things before she follows and questions things. I like how Manon and Aelin sort of got a friendship going between them and I love how Manon and Dorian snipe and tease each other. Can’t wait to see what happens to those two in the last book.

Elide and Lorcan… God the cranky fae finally unthawed! The dynamic between those two! At first I thought I was imaging it between them but they’ve got chemistry. I liked watching Lorcan unthaw and realising that there is a life outside of Maeve. He grew on me a lot. Except for the end when I thought BASTARD! But I got a feeling something is going to happen in the last book and he did feel genuinely upset about what he’d done after he learnt the truth. I hope we get to see more Elide and Lorcan in book 6.

Fenrys and Gavriel are great. They may have been sworn to Maeve but I loved how they went onto the side of Aelin. Gavriel is trying to make amends with Aedion and I kinda wish he would just listen to him. Fenrys was great, kinda think he had a little thing for Aelin, but I’m sure Rowan would have shut it down haha. Fenrys can winnow, something that happens in the ACOTAR books so I’m thinking something is going on there.. We’ll have to wait and see I suppose!

Overall this book tore me apart, put me back together and then tore me apart all over again. Damn it Maas why do you do this?!?! Why do you do this?!?!

The ending to the book was tore me apart! I just… I can’t.

This is the reason why Sarah J Maas is my favourite all time author because she can make you feel so many things and she transports you into her world from the first page and the men…THE MEN!! GOD! haha 

If you’ve read the TOG books then definetly make sure you have tissues when you read this book, if you haven’t read the books then please do. You won’t be disappointed!

Can’t believe the next book is the last one! I better have a happy Aelin and Rowan ending!

5 out of 5 stars

Asmeron by CTJ Reeves book review

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It has been so so long and for that I am sorry! I started a new career path and its been taking up a lot of my time right now and I haven’t been able to read much either and everything just got on top of me. But PHEW I’m going to make a new years resolution to get back into blogging again!

So here is the first one I read back in 2016… (I think it was October time…?)

Anyway here it is

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Blurb:

Allie witnesses the global nuclear devastation of Earth. Everything crumbles around her and she finds herself in the cellar beneath her home; struggling to breathe and near to death she sees three shapes appear wearing what look like luminous silver hazmat suits.

When she next wakes she is in a brilliantly lit room with the unconscious bodies of seventy-nine young women. When the women eventually wake, they need to know where they are, who has taken them and why! Have they been captured or rescued? A voice from nowhere reverberates around their room letting them know the people who are now in charge are neither humans nor aliens and all will be explained when they meet.

They are eventually told they are now in a completely different solar system where only two planets exist. They have been rescued and repaired unlike the other nine billion humans who were burnt beyond recognition, damaged beyond repair or dead.

How do these women survive? Whey have they been chosen? What strange things do they encounter? Do they have a future, if so, what does that future hold and what price will they have to pay?

To be honest I’ve never actually tried reading space themed books… I read the 100 but that’s a little different because it’s more Dystopian then space themed… anyway.

I really enjoyed this book. It got me hooked from the beginning. I liked not knowing what was going to happen.

It started with the end of the world and from there a kidnap of such? That’s how I put it because suddenly they were on another planet and everything was happening. The book didn’t waste time explaining everything… You know how some books go into detail about the colour of someone’s eyes or tried to get more pages into the book so did a 3 page description on a tree? It wasn’t like that. It hit you from the moment you delved into the pages. It was very hard to put down!

I loved how it encapsulated the future and gave us a glimpse of how things could be. Allie was a believable character and I loved how she formed her friendship with the other girls, even caring about those who caused trouble! Everyone of the women was strong, its definitely a book for women as they are the central characters in it and I liked how they were all of different nationalities and, even though they were all different, they made their friendships work.

I liked not knowing who was good and bad in the races they had (I’m so sorry I can’t remember the names but once I get the book in my hands I will add the characters!) At first I thought it was one of those; The good guys are actually bad and the bad guys were actually good kind of thing (you all know how books like to throw us) but… well your have to read it to find out!

I also enjoyed how the book split between the characters so you got the duel narrative of the two groups that were there.

And the ending… I liked how it left it open for a second book, but also ended so you could leave it there and make up your own thoughts about what happened.

For someone who said in the description: “I never considered myself creative…” really needs to think again. Because anyone who has a story inside of them (I’ve had PLENTY!) can write… whether you’ve never written before or have 10 stories behind you, it doesn’t matter. It was a great book for a first time writer and I REALLY hope it does well.

4 out of 5 stars!

Buying Links:

(EBOOK): https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASMERON-CTJ-Reeves-ebook/dp/B01DFRF07W/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

(PAPERBACK): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Asmeron-C-TJ-Reeves/dp/153074685X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Parts 1 and 2 book review

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The eighth story. Nineteen years later.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t my easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and a father of three school-age children. 

While Harry grapples with the past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes darkness comes from unexpected places. 

Okay so first things first. This book is a script. I know a lot of people got really annoyed that it wasn’t a book and yes some shops advertised it as a book but JK Rowling herself said it was a script. And even though it is a script you kinda forget that you’re reading one. 

Its really really good!

I know its not actually written by JK Rowling but Jack Thorne has dome a really good job of writing is play. 

Harry sometimes didn’t sound how you imagined Harry would as he got older and he was quite strict on Albus and they really didn’t see eye to eye on some things but it was still good! And remember at the end of Deathly Hallows and the movie when Albus wonders what house he’ll be in and worries that he’ll be in Slythrin? Well we find out exactly what house he is in 🙂 no spoilers from me though!

I loved the friendship between Albus and Scorpius Malfoy. It was great to see that the past between their parents didn’t stop them from being friends and damn Scorpios is such a geek! So many people shipped them together and I can see why but Scorpius is a little bit I’m love with Rose Granger Weasley.

I don’t want to ruin the plot of the play by saying what happens and the big thing that comes about and the death we have to read about again but it was just so fun!

It was like being back at Hogwarts, even if JK Rowling didn’t officially write of but the magic was still alive. It did jump a lot but I suppose in the play it would transition a lot better but honestly after a while I forgot I was reading a script. I would love to see the stage show but its booked out for the next two years so maybe I won’t! At and its expensive! 

But seriously, don’t let the script put you off. Just sit back and relax and imagine jet setting off to Hogwarts again and being in the place that made you fall in love with magic!

5 out of 5 stars

All About The Hype by Paige Toon book review

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Gah I’ve been at work for a while so I haven’t got time to doing these two book reviews, let alone do any reading!

So here we go, my kitten Merlin is asleep, I have the day off work and I have a few hours to myself before I go meet a friend. So yay!

Blurb:

A lot can change I’m a year.

As the daughter of a global superstar and the lead singer in one of the newest bands in LA, Jessie Jefferson’s life is preeeetty interesting. Especially now she’s seeing her gorgeous, guitar playing bandmate in secret…

But its not all gigs and glamour. Even in a high school full of celebrities, Jessie’s finding the rock star lifestyle isn’t all its cracked up to be. 

Is Jessie finally ready to be a Jefferson? Or is the spotlight proving too much for this wild child?

I do enjoy these books and I still haven’t read her Johnny Jefferson books but seeing as there was a character in there that’s probably from those books I should read them.

Its been a year since the last book and it starts with Jessie waking up on her 16th birthday, but there is still a sadness to it as that’s the day her mum also died. Her dad has organised a day out with the family, quiely keeping secret that her friends and step dad Stu are going to meet them there.

But Jessie isn’t in the mood for celebrating and everything gets on top of her and she leaves her own birthday party. 

Its not all bad though, Jessie is seeing her super hot bandmate Jack in secret so some hot and heavy make put sessions aren’t all that bad!

But then Jessie has to stat school which is full of LA’s hottest and brightest young celebrities and she finds herself in the middle of the IT girl group who are in every celebrity magazines and are featuted on every social media outlet. 

She becomes friends with a girl named Sienna, and although Jack’s sister Agnes is and always will be her bes friend, its nice to have someone else to hang around with, that is until Johnny finds out that Sienna’s sister is his ex girlfriend, Dana and asks Jessie to stay away from her. 

Thats when everything goes wrong. Johnny is due to go on a world tour but Meg wants to go with him but doesn’t want to leave Jessie on her own, Jessie’s ex Tom wants to get back together with her and Dana is out for revenge. And what better way than to get it on Johnny’s daughter? Then there’s the fact that Jack’s ex Eve is back and is still in to him!

Can Jessie ground herself in this big world of celebrities and drama? Or is it all going to come crashing down around her?

This book had a lot more drama then the other two books but like the other two books it was just as addictive. I literally couldn’t put it down. I started it when my holiday was nearing the end and I’d finished it on the day I returned home. I don’t know what it is about the books that make them so addicting!

Everything was full on in this book. Jessie has been thrust into this world from the first book but its in this one that it all becomes serious. 

This is why I need to read the Johnny Jefferson books as the character in is one Dana is featured a lot in Johnny’s past. It was touched upon in the book as to who she was buy I didn’t know enough of the character to know why she was doing all this but I still enjoyed it! Despite the fact she’s a goddamn psycho!

Jessie turns 16 and has her fair share of drama throughout the book. From thinking Jack doesn’t want to be with her because of the relationship that’s still a secret, to still bonding with her ex Tom and giving him a little bit of false hope. Okay so touching on that bit, she does still care for Tom which I can understand but she doesn’t help matters by calling him to talk to him telling him things that she hasn’t told Jack, getting upset about Tom sleeping with his ex,hugging him and being all close to him yet when he goes to kiss her she pulls away and tells him she wants Jack. I know she’s young but she did kinda play him along a bit. But things with Jack do get stronger and a little hot and heavy 😉

Jack is still hot and still a rock boy but he’s different in this book. He’s growing up,he’s realising that he has real feelings for Jessie and he isn’t his play boy self. He does want the relationship a secret which does make you think why? But when you think about his past and the time he dated Eve and the band almost breaking up because of it its a little understandable. But you do see how his feelings throughout the book get stronger for Jessie. And its sweet *awwwwww*

The IT crowd she gets involved in are all about what’s hot and not. They don’t invite Agnes to things because she’s not ‘hot’ right now but they seem really shallow in a way. Sienna is nice though and seems to like Jessie but with her half sister being Dana, I kinda think she pushed Jessie into talking to her and hanging out with her. Even though Dana was using her too. 

Johnny, Meg and the boys, Phoenix and Barney, are just as cute as always even though things do get on top of Meg and Johnny because of all thats going on but they are as strong as ever. 

Overall the book was really addictive and really good. I enjoyed all of it and I hope Paige does another Jessie book, even though the ending of All About The Hype kinda made of seem like there wasn’t going to be another one. I do hope there is though! Or Paige writes some more YA books. I don’t tend to enjoy chick lit YA books but these ones I do! 

5 out of 5 stars

Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger book review 

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Its been a busy few weeks for me! Firs off I had a TARDIS outfit to make, then I went to Manchester Comic Con and met Peter Davison!!!! (OMG!!!) then I went on holiday to my favourite place 🙂 Oh and I got a Kitten called Merlin! 

So yeah busy busy!

And now I have a spare hour while Merlin is fast asleep on my mom’s bed to try and get a review done.

Blurb

Sonny Ardmore is an excellent liar. She lies about her dad being in prison. She lies about her mom kicking her out. And she lies about sneaking into her best friends house every nht because she has nowhere else to go.

Amy Rush might be the only person Sonny shares  everything with – secrets, clothes, even a nemesis named Ryder Cross. Ryder’s the new kid at Hamilton High and everything Sonny and Amy can’t stand – a prep school snob. But Ryder has a weakness: Amy. So when Ryder emails Amy asking her out, Sonny sees it as an opportunity to mess with him…

But it soon gets out of control. Sonny’s going to have to lie her way to the truth, without costing her both Ryder and Amy…

This is kind of a companion novel to The Duff. Amy is Wesley’s younger sister and both Wesley and Bianca make a few appearances in the book which was great because I was a huge fan of The Duff. 

Even though Amy and Sonny are best friends, they are both totally different. Amy is shy and let’s Sonny walk all over her, whereas Sonny is loud and confident and lies but somehow they are BFF’s. 

Amy has an admirer in the form of Ryder Cross but has no idea how to tell him that she doesn’t feel the same way. So when Sonny stumbles across an email from Ryder asking Amy out she decides to have a little fun. 

In doing so though, Sonny realises that she’s falling for Ryder and Ryder still thinks he’s talking to Amy over email. 

So Sonny hatches a plan: she gets Amy to be aloof and distant from Ryder so his attention will turn to Sonny. Which works but Amy feels uncomfortable in doing so and it gets too much for her. 

But Sonny had to keep the game up otherwise she could end up loosing both Ryder and Amy…

So I loved The Duff and I loved A Midsummers Nightmare but this one I couldn’t get in to as much as those ones. 

I think it was the characters. Don’t get me wrong I liked Amy. Even though she was this super rich kid and was gorgeous, she didn’t know it. She was shy and quiet and wasn’t bitchy or horrible like those type of girls are usually classed as in other books. She was nice and sweet and I hated how she let Sonny walk all over her. She loves her BFF and is letting her stay in her room as she has nowhere else to go. She’s always there for her and helps her get Ryder, even though it makes her uncomfortable yet Sonny does nothing.

Sonny was a character I didn’t like much. She used Amy for a lot of things and the while Ryder thing was weird. Especially as she pretended to be Amy through most of their interactions. I thought she was a little bit selfish as she didn’t take anyone else’s feelings into account, only her own. She wasn’t that great a friend to Amy either. Her story was a little sad and I felt bad for her but… She redeemed a little at the end but nah… I couldn’t get on with her very well. And I don’t think her and Ryder suited either… 

Ryder was missing his school from where he was from and was an ass to begin with but he became a lot likable and sweet. I do think he should have been with Amy, even if she wasn’t interested. I just couldn’t see him with Sonny. But I’m glad he became less pompus through the book.

Wesley and Bianca showed up too and ey really redeemed the book in my eyes. I loved The Duff and loved those two characters a lot and they were still snippy with each other with the right amount of lovey dovey stuff. 

I think if Sonny was a bit more likable for me I would have enjoyed this book a lot more than I did. I still enjoy Kody’s books but this one just wasn’t as great as the other two I’ve read.

3.5 stars out of 5

Oh and here is me meeting Peter Davison (plus a signed picture!)


And here is Merlin 💜💜