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Daughter
Daughter
by Jane Shemilt
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.85

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars V disappointing!, 11 Nov. 2014
This review is from: Daughter (Paperback)
Don't think I have ever read a book & skipped almost every other page!

I found this book slow, pretentious, with the most shallow characters I have ever come across. Long paragraphs of the most drawn out rubbish, in the end I couldn't care less what had happened to Naomi, her mum, dad, brothers.

Skip to the last page & you will find out exactly what happened to her.


Northanger Abbey
Northanger Abbey
by Val McDermid
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.85

3.0 out of 5 stars Ooh not sure!!, 1 Oct. 2014
This review is from: Northanger Abbey (Paperback)
Wasn't a huge fan of Jane Austen growing up, but am a huge fan of Val Mcdermid so thought i would give this a go.

Strange....really strange. nothing of VM style here at all but I guess that's the point?

Great if you are teenager, great if you like romance and if you know the JA book, you may well love this updated version.
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Pop Goes the Weasel: DI Helen Grace 2
Pop Goes the Weasel: DI Helen Grace 2
by M. J. Arlidge
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.85

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another good sequel, 13 Sept. 2014
Follow up to eeny meany, which I loved

DCI Helen Grace returns after the events of the first book which rocked her world or did they? Was intrigued to find out..

A little more back story and I love the fact that the main character is so flawed, she has some real issues and you do understand why a lot more in this hook

I agree with other reviewers, not as gripping as the first, but this does happen a lot with second books ( Chris Carter being the exception methinks!!)

Just as graphic as the first and descriptions are spot on.

If you like a thriller, slightly graphic & realistic characters, you will love this author.

Ps same title as a James Patterson early book, is that allowed??


Twenties Girl
Twenties Girl
by Sophie Kinsella
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.85

5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE LOVE THIS!!, 10 Sept. 2014
This review is from: Twenties Girl (Paperback)
I have to admit i originally read this book when published years ago - but as an avid 're-reader', I finished this again yesterday and it is truly fabulous!

I LOVED Sadie - real LOL moments with her & her 'stroppiness' and this whole book just read like a dream.

Please buy or re-read - well worth it!


Lamaze Play And Grow Sir Prance-a-Lot
Lamaze Play And Grow Sir Prance-a-Lot
Offered by The Entertainer
Price: £12.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, 7 Sept. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This was bought for a 6 month old & he absolutely loves it, well made, noisy, colourful- perfect!! And the name just makes me smile every time I see it lol


Taking Hollywood
Taking Hollywood
by Shari King
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.85

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't worry Jackie C!!, 6 Sept. 2014
This review is from: Taking Hollywood (Paperback)
I'm going to be completely honest here, have about 30 pages to go before I finish this book...

It's ok, a bit Jackie Collins esque, and clearly the publishers wanted the book to be sold on that with the cover - but in my mind not as good as the queen of Hollywood tales.

I didn't feel like i do with JC books that I was reading anything 'startling' about the Hollywood life, we all know what goes on behind the A listers doors is no way reflected in their public persona, this book just seemed to read like the pages of Heat magazine!

As I said it was ok, just not memorable.


The Fixed Trilogy
The Fixed Trilogy
by Laurelin Paige
Edition: Paperback
Price: £18.00

5.0 out of 5 stars as good as the other one....!, 3 Sept. 2014
This review is from: The Fixed Trilogy (Paperback)
Gonna add to all the other 5* reviews - i think its just as good as FSOG - personally would like the leading man to be a little older than 28/29? but thats just me.

If you're after a FSOG book - then this will be right up your street, the main character Alayna has real issues and what she & Hudson go through - makes Ana & Christian seem like a fairy tale!

A very hefty book if you purcahse the trilogy as one book from Amazon - (just don't expect to take the book on hols - it will take up half your baggage allowance - its that hefty!)

well worth a purchase if this is your type of read


The Forever Song (Blood of Eden)
The Forever Song (Blood of Eden)
by Julie Kagawa
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Really really good!!, 3 Sept. 2014
I truly loved this series! not being quite (ahem) a young adult, this book to me was so right - the settings / characters and it just screamed 'make me into a film!!'

Halfway through this there is a shock - and you can't see a way through this - but JK does and the last 30 apges - in was almost holding my breath.

a fantastic conclusion to this trilogy - well worth a purchae if you like the future / vampire / fantasty type of book.


Olympus Has Fallen [DVD] [2013]
Olympus Has Fallen [DVD] [2013]
Dvd ~ Gerard Butler
Offered by MusicnMedia
Price: £4.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars USA saves the day film!!, 31 Aug. 2014
Gerard Butler in an action thriller, USA saves the day film. Nothing wrong there at all!!!

A very good take on the Die Hard films, I personally think miles better than White House Down, maybe it was the direction & action on this film, just seemed more polished.

Well worth a purchase or download.


Captain Phillips [DVD] [2013]
Captain Phillips [DVD] [2013]
Dvd ~ Tom Hanks
Price: £4.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Does he do a bad film??!!, 31 Aug. 2014
Cannot believe it's taken me all this time to watch this film, was slightly worried as had read ' shaky camera'
' and I loathe that in films as makes me feel slightly dizzy, but sat night with not a lot on, gave this a go.

& blimey, from the start, was gripped, Tom Hanks is such a good actor - with some actors you know you are watching them ( Tom Cruise springs to mind) but with TH, he was Captain Phillips.

Tense, nail biting, a superb real piece of drama & the supporting Somali cast, equally as good.

Well worth buying or downloading, a perfect sat night film!!


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