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Beatrix Potter Plush Jemima Puddleduck (Small)
Beatrix Potter Plush Jemima Puddleduck (Small)
Price: £9.83

5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality., 12 Feb. 2015
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Has a bean base to keep it upright, which i wasn't expecting but is actually very good.


The Heartbreak Kid [DVD]
The Heartbreak Kid [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ben Stiller
Offered by MediaMerchants
Price: £1.78

1.0 out of 5 stars Cringe! Throwing money into a bin!, 12 Feb. 2015
This review is from: The Heartbreak Kid [DVD] (DVD)
Do not buy this.
The cover is deceptive and makes it look good but actually it’s the worst and most cringing film I have watched in a long time. Do not watch on a romantic evening either - it will kill the mood. My copy is going straight in the bin.

One of the worst and strangest film of recent times.


The Pagan Lord (The Warrior Chronicles, Book 7)
The Pagan Lord (The Warrior Chronicles, Book 7)
Price: £3.66

4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read, 12 Jan. 2015
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Better than the previous book but some story arc opportunities missed.

Plot: The story follows Uhtred and his mission to take back Bebbanburg. But his Uncle does not want to relinquish it and Uhtred may have met his match but not from whom he thought he would.

Positives:
Storyline kept moving and was fresh. The enemies are a lot more dangerous than the previous book and there are a lot of twists and turns in this entry that keeps you on your toes.

Negatives:
I can’t help but favour Uhtred’s relationship and dialogue with the Danes more than the Saxons so the biggest shame is Cornwell’s under use of his Dane brother; Ragnor. I was expecting Ragnor to play an intricate part of this plot to reclaim Bebbanburg but I was very let down by the books conclusion to this particular story arc.

Cornwell’s writing and story is captivating with plenty of interesting plot lines. I sense the end is near for this book series but what an adventure the series is, including this book.

Recommended.


Christmas Alpha (Alpha 1)
Christmas Alpha (Alpha 1)
Price: £1.91

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars For The Alpha Men, 20 Nov. 2014
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Christmas Alpha brings together romance and a little suspense, for the start of Carole Mortimer's new self published series called Alpha.

As it is a novella, the book starts off quickly introducing us to Finn Devlin, a charming Irishman, and the bold and feisty, Eva Shaw, who've been unexpectedly thrust together while a storm rages outside. As they discover more about the other, it quickly escalates into scintillating scenes of hot passion leaving few stones unturned. But what's refreshingly different from the author's usual style, is the element of suspense from Finn's stalker which provides an added depth to the story.

By the end of the book you're left satisfied and gripped, as you meet two new characters; one of which is Lucian Wynter, and is cleverly the main character of the next book. While the other, Dair Grayson, is someone I hope we meet again. But this was a nice touch to the end as it helps link the series and I can't wait to read more about Lucian.

I'd recommend this novella and can't wait for Dark Alpha, which is a full length book. However I'd warn fans of Carole Mortimer that this book is alot sexier and hotter than anything else she's written but I enjoyed it and thought it was refreshing.

5 stars


Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Pitched Perfectly, 19 Nov. 2014
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This review is from: Pitch Perfect (Audio CD)
Great CD from the hilarious and talented film: Pitch Perfect.

This is the recording studio version, as there are some differences to the film,
-A few of the voices are missing i.e. in the song Since U Been Gone, the deep opera singer isn't in it. Also in Rip off they have excluded (Thankfully) the stoned girl which does a solo and ruins the rip off. so this studio version is better.
-Also they've added the backing tune to when Anna Kendrick starts rapping in the rip - so it flows better.
-You don't get some of the background noises i.e. when someone in the crowd shouts 'AMY' in the film half way through a song when the Bellas are on stage, it isn't heard on this track. (I kind of miss the rawness of the background noises but that's just me and this version probably is crisper.)

One song excluded i was sad not to see was the Titanium/Bulletproof rendition, however all in all a very good buy and very addictive. If you love the film you will love this.


Marcus Wilding: Duke of Pleasure (Mills & Boon Historical Undone) (Dangerous Dukes - Book 1)
Marcus Wilding: Duke of Pleasure (Mills & Boon Historical Undone) (Dangerous Dukes - Book 1)
Price: £1.19

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Looking forward to the rest of the Dangerous Duke series,, 1 Sept. 2014
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This is an exciting prequel novella of around 50 pages which tells a very sensual story.

Lady Julianna Armitage, a young widow, has decided before she remarries she wants to learn all the pleasures of 'the marriage bed' before doing so. She talks Marcus Wilding, a known rake and womaniser, into assisting her to explore all the senses - I'll leave you to use your imagination how!

Although the book explores the passions of the body it's actually a very sensual story without any crudeness and is backed up through a good story arc.

Definitely recommend to any fans of romance - I'm definitely going to download the next book: Zachary Black: Duke of Debauchery.


Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire, Book 1): 1/3
Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire, Book 1): 1/3
by Mark Lawrence
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great and Sadistic - same editor who does GAME OF THRONES, 14 July 2014
1st Book of the Broken Empire Trilogy
The book follows Prince Jorg, the last son of the hateful King of Ancrath who decides to embark on his own journey to earn his father’s favour and carve his own life. At first he starts as the lowest in a band of brothers who roam the roads, but by the end he is the defacto ruler of his men and a thorn in his fathers side.

Jorg is a controversial figure who will polarise readers as he is a killing, heartless, and most probably, molesting teenager, however you still can’t help but root for our a vigilante/antihero as he uses cleverness to overcome his enemies who have overwhelming numbers.

Its a very refreshing book but be warned if you don’t like the content of Game of Thrones you won’t like this (the editor of this book Jane Johnson is the same as GRR Martins). But I would 100% recommend this book. Give it a go.


Time Runners
Time Runners
Dvd
Price: £5.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not buy - read below why...., 27 May 2014
The nice cover and interesting plot line draw you in however do not buy this no matter how appealing it looks. Save yourself...

The acting is so terrible its worse than the cheesiest thing you've ever watched. The filming and directing is worse than amateur... did i mention the acting was abysmal!!! I can't explain how bad it is. Go out and buy Starship Troopers, Pitch Black, Blade Runner or In Time or anything else worth £5 but not this. I only say this to save you.

I've seen many Films and Tv programs made on a shoe string budget a million times better than this.

I'm not even taking it to a second hand shop as i wouldn't want some poor soul to waste their money on this.

Save yourself and buy something else!!


The Blood Crows: Cato & Macro: Book 12 (The Eagle Series)
The Blood Crows: Cato & Macro: Book 12 (The Eagle Series)
Price: £3.66

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back to where Scarrow excelled, 21 May 2014
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Summary: Back to where Scarrow excelled – A must read for all Cato and Macro Fans.

To my relief the Simon Scarrow Eagle series moves back to its strengths, away from the conspiracies of the Imperial Palace and the romance with Julia, to where the series in my opinion was at its best; Britannia.

Sent to an outpost deep in hostile territory held by the Silures (South Wales), Cato and Macro are forced to watch their backs as they face a dangerous enemy within their own ranks in the form of Quertus as well as from the native tribes.

This character is reminiscent of Tribune Vitellius from the first few books, so dislikeable and dangerous that I was anxious every time his name appeared, a clever piece of writing from Scarrow to convey the danger Cato is in because throughout the book, you really dislike Quertus and want him to die.

Aside from the internal danger Cato faces, the British tribes are on the move and Cato and Macro face certain death as their small garrison fight for their survival. Thankfully (and unlike the book Praetorian) Cato and Macro are involved in several skirmishes and written in such a way that the scenes are described perfectly on each occasion. This book really does have a much better story than his most recent entries, particularly Praetorian.

By the end of the book you know the next one is going to be a cracker


Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse
Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse
Price: £4.35

5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the series: Fate of The Jedi, 9 Jan. 2014
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Book 9 is the final story of the `Fate of The Jedi' series.
(Review has no spoilers)

Review Summary: What a great book to finish on - it's one of the best of the series and creates a satisfying conclusion.

This is an action packed book that avoids the slow political manoeuvrings and court rooms of the previous releases and focuses on the destruction of Abeloth. Standing in the way of that goal, is The Lost Tribe of Sith and unearthing how to rid the Galaxy of Abeloth.

On two fronts Troy Denning is superb:
-First he links this book into the greater context of the Expanded Universe (more revealed below).
-Secondly the conclusions of the various subplots, are written in such a way to satisfy the reader's appetite but also leaving enough room for further spin offs.

To expand on the first point; you not only learn what Abeloth is and how to destroy her, Denning also manages to link Abeloth's story to an adventure Anakin Skywalker and Obo Wan Kenobi embarked on some 60 years previously. That adventure is actually screened in an episode of The Clone Wars Animated series (season 3, episodes 15-17), which I found was narratively very clever.

Denning also pens a cameo appearance of a member of the One Sith towards the end of the book.
(The One Sith are an important group of Sith that make their first appearance in the book series Legacy Of The Force set 2-3 years before and who are the main antagonists in the Legacy Graphic Novels with Cade Skywalker set 80 years after the Fate of the Jedi)

When I realised who it was I found this brief cameo mind blowing as it explains a lot of what happens in the Universe afterwards. (I can't say anymore without spoiling this book, or the Legacy series, but if you want more information feel free to message me).

Negatives:
Abeloth's powers seem slightly dumbed down in this book compared to the rest of the series, but the last Chapter helps rectify this very slightly.

If you haven't read any of the Fate of the Jedi series, I fully recommend them. Some of the books in the middle of the series drag at points (especially the court room and mind walker scenes) but it's a great series and by the time you finish this one you'll wish it didn't end.

5 stars out of 5


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