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Gaby's Angel
Gaby's Angel
by Janet Hoggarth
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.91

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Really Good Read for a Young Girl, 30 Oct 2014
This review is from: Gaby's Angel (Paperback)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This book is a really good read with a fabulous story.
My 11 year old niece loved it.
She said it was like reading a story with herself and her friends in it.
She has passed it to one of her friends who in turn will pass it on to another friend.
This is a true recommendation.
Wonderful.


Magic of the Gargoyles: An Elemental Fantasy
Magic of the Gargoyles: An Elemental Fantasy
Price: £1.29

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Spells and Magic galore!, 28 Oct 2014
Mika, a mid-level earth elemental, wants to be her own boss and her dream is to own a Pinnacle Pentagon Showroom but first she needs to finish making 12 of her one-of-a-kind quartz masterpieces, if she manages to sell them all she can then afford a down payment.

All is going well until a hatchling gargoyle literally lands in her apartment and desperately pleads for her help in rescuing her kidnapped siblings.

Together with her friend Kylie they try to think of a plan to rescue them before they are sold to people who want them for their own selfish dark magic reasons.

But to do so would cost Mika all her life savings and her dream, maybe even her life! She would be up against stronger forces than her magic, can she defeat them or will she be defeated.

I really enjoyed reading this fantasy adventure novella, I liked the magical parts and the fact that magic dominates lives, (though some of the descriptions of the magic sounded complicated and were hard to picture), the story held my interest throughout, I wanted to know what would happen, there were illusion spells, air spells, magic traps, spell lights, good versus evil, it had all you could want in a fantasy adventure.

Even though this was a very good stand alone novella, I do hope that the author can develop this magical world into a series as there seems a lot of potential for further adventures for Mika.

I would certainly recommend this to any fantasy fans.


Zyliss Digital Multi Timer
Zyliss Digital Multi Timer
Price: £11.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It is ok, 27 Oct 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
A Multi Timer.
Ok so you can time 4 different cooking times at once with this timer.
I found it difficult to keep a track on the 4 dishes I was cooking.
Is that me or do you have to have a " special " mind!!!!!

This timer is ok.

My manual wind up one I use will probably get more use.


Mitre Primero 32P Ball - White/Navy/Silver - 5
Mitre Primero 32P Ball - White/Navy/Silver - 5
Price: £9.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get in the net!!!!!, 22 Oct 2014
This review is from: Mitre Primero 32P Ball (Sports)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
What a super football.

I have only had this a day and already all the guys loved it.
We gave it a real good going over with a good game of footy.
It performed wonderfully well.

The manager of my sons team got wind of it and now he wants to use it in match games when he has to supply the ball.

It arrived deflated but it took no time at all in inflate it and off we went.

Great price to for a Primero ball.

Recommended. Back of the net.


Girl Tech Password Journal 8
Girl Tech Password Journal 8
Price: £16.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Secrets, 22 Oct 2014
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Girl Tech Password Journal 8 (Toy)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is for my 11 year old niece and she absolutely loves it.
Everything about this shouts " its mine keep your hands off "

It is so girly in bright pink. It is robust. It is a secret diary!!!!!
It has a lot of features that really excite her. Voice recognition. A special invisible ink pen for those little serects that young girls like to keep.

This was very easy to set up.
A fantastic gift for any young girl.
A great price from amazon.

Recommended


Hold the Dark
Hold the Dark
by William Giraldi
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £21.55

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dark and Disturbing but very compelling, 21 Oct 2014
This review is from: Hold the Dark (Audio CD)
Hold the Dark is one of the most unsettling, shocking and deeply disturbing books I've ever read. But it is also one of the most compelling.

The inhabitants of the Alaskan town of Keelut are not very friendly to outsiders, they look after their own, and they don't appreciate strangers coming and trying to meddle in their affairs. It is a sad and depressing town, but somehow this makes it more readable, more interesting .... what secrets are they hiding?

When the writer, Russell Core, makes a shocking discovery, the woman who had written to him and asked him to help find her son who was taken by wolves then disappears into the pitiless wilds of Alaska. But why? And why won't any of the villagers talk to him or help him?

Some of the incidents in the story are truly shocking, yet didn't stop me reading, I was totally engrossed in this darkest of dark tales, I wanted to know some answers and couldn't put it down. The writing was intelligent, never boring, always moving on, no words were wasted, I felt a sense of foreboding throughout.

A gripping and mysterious thriller that I would recommend to readers who enjoy a darker side to their novels.


EasyAcc Mini Portable Rechargeable Bluetooth Speaker with Microphone for Tablet/Laptops - Titanium Black
EasyAcc Mini Portable Rechargeable Bluetooth Speaker with Microphone for Tablet/Laptops - Titanium Black
Offered by EasyAcc.U Store
Price: £21.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smart, 19 Oct 2014
I bought these speakers for my son.

He listens to music from his phone, so these were ideal and cheap.
The performance belies the cost.Superb.Even from his phone.

Recommended for the quality and price.


Bolse® High Output 3-Port USB Car Charger (25W / 5A) Provides Maximum Speed For 3 Devices At Once With SmartIC Technology for Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, Galaxy Note 3, 2; LG G2; Motorola and HTC (Build-in Micro USB Cable)
Bolse® High Output 3-Port USB Car Charger (25W / 5A) Provides Maximum Speed For 3 Devices At Once With SmartIC Technology for Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, Galaxy Note 3, 2; LG G2; Motorola and HTC (Build-in Micro USB Cable)
Offered by T.M. Enterprise
Price: £19.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific, 18 Oct 2014
If, like me you need to have 2/3 devices on the go in the car at the same time this little gem is for you.

With my sat nav, phone and ipod all charging/playing this is ideal.

This adapter is extremely well made and I have been using it everyday for the last month. It has worked every time without exception.
This 3 way device adapter is terrific.
Recommended


Philips LED Spotlight Light Bulb - Dimmable (GU10 4W) - Warm White
Philips LED Spotlight Light Bulb - Dimmable (GU10 4W) - Warm White
Offered by DDL-Direct UK
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool and Bright, 18 Oct 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a good led light bulb from a brand leader.

The bulb glows nice and bright and stays cool. This is a very good safety feature, with less chance of a fire occurring.

It uses less power so in the long run it will be a saving on my energy bill. A WIN WIN.

I like this bulb and will start replacing my GU10 bulbs when they blow with these.

Recommended


Perfect Girl
Perfect Girl
Price: £0.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Witty and fun tale of how strong we can be if we're pushed too far!, 17 Oct 2014
This review is from: Perfect Girl (Kindle Edition)
Perfect Girl has an intriguing start where Carol is being put into a police car ....... then we go back six months to discover how and why.

Carol is 26, has never done anything naughty in her life and is proud of that fact! She tries to be perfect and please everyone because she believes her family count on her and, besides, she loves doing things for them. What's so wrong with that?

The problem is that Carol can't see that her sister is expecting her to make all the plans for her forthcoming wedding saying "There are a million things to take care of but I know we can rely on you completely Carol", a boyfriend that is too busy, too tired, too stressed to make any plans for anything. Not to mention a boss who is not only a perv but a bully who belittles her at every opportunity, even though she's spent a year making a program that will make the bank millions of pounds......and he takes all the credit for it!

Carol is lovely, it's difficult to dislike her but I found myself shouting at her telling her to stick up for herself and that she should be mad as hell for being treated as a doormat by everyone. She has become a master at stamping down her emotions at work, if they can't see them, they can't use them against her she reasons.

Then when something disastrous happens at work Carol's world is turned upside down and she's forced to re-evaluate her whole life, with surprising results!

I enjoyed reading this story, with annoying characters, memorable characters, funny moments, a little romance, though it had far too much detail about the bank's program, most of which went over my head ..... but that didn't spoil my overall enjoyment.


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