Review: Undercover Princess (The Rosewood Chronicles, #1)

Undercover Princess (The Rosewood Chronicles, #1)Undercover Princess by Connie Glynn

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lottie has wanted nothing more since she was a child than to attend Rosewood High. Rosewood is a prestigious high school usually attended by princes, princesses and other children from influential families. When she manages to work her way to a scholarship at the school, Lottie has no that her life is going to change forever

I am an active reader of YA novels, but honestly while reading the first few chapters I did have a moment where I felt like this book really was aimed at younger children/teens and I felt too old to be reading it. However, that changed as I got further through the book. It starts off all teen-sy and young but develops into characters that have to be much older than they actually are. We follow Lottie, at 14 years old, starting at a prestigious high school and finding out she is sharing a room with an actual princess. At the beginning, Lottie is young, naive and seemingly not cut out for life at Rosewood High yet by the end she seems to have aged beyond her years (even though she hasn’t actually gotten any older). Enter Jamie, the new boy. You know the type, good looking, good at everything they do – but is he really just a normal student. Lottie intends to find out.

Whilst I did have reservations about this book, I did love it by the end and would love to be able to read the second book when it is released.

Thanks to NetGalley for the advanced reading copy

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Review: Random Illustrated Facts: A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Not Boring Things to Know

Random Illustrated Facts: A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Not Boring Things to Know
Random Illustrated Facts: A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Not Boring Things to Know by Mike Lowery

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Random Illustrated Facts: A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Boring Not Things to Know is, as you can probably work out, a book of facts. With a difference. Each and every fact has been hand illustrated.

I am a lover of random facts. I quite often scour the internet for the most obscure fact I can and update my social media with it. I need to scour no more as this book has more than enough facts to keep me going for at least a year, maybe longer.

I never knew there were so many things I could learn about mushrooms. And cats. Lots of cat facts. It was also good to put an official name to my fear of the dentist.
An interesting and informative read.

Thank you to Netgalley and the author for this advanced reading copy.

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Review: Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan PoeManga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe by Stacy King

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A beautifully illustrated telling of classic Poe tales.
I was previously familiar with all the tales depicted in this book and feel like the illustrations definitely do the stories justice.
If you’re a fan of manga or Poe then I’d definitely recommend you read this graphic novel.
Fantastic.

Thanks to Netgalley for a copy of this book

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Review: Dark Matter

Dark MatterDark Matter by Blake Crouch

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch crosses boundaries that I have never read before. I’ve read science fiction but nothing like this.
I struggled with the first 50 or so pages of this book, almost to the point of giving up but I am glad I stuck with it. It does start to pick up as we get further along. It must have done otherwise I wouldn’t have given it 5 stars.

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September 2017 Reading Summary

I’ve been a bit quiet lately, I’ve been feeling a little off about reviewing – not really been able to find the words to put down. I’m hoping over the next week or so to catch up on a few reviews and get myself back into the swing of things.

For Septemeber, I managed to read twelve books from varying sources. From iBooks, Netgalley, Amazon, Advanced Reading Copies and my own personal paperback collection.

From September’s reads, I have a few favourites.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I bought this book from Amazon for two reasons. The first was because so many people in my book group had said it was a good read and the second was because I wanted to have read it before I see the film due to be released soon.

The Undercover Princess by Connie Glynn. This was a Netgalley Advanced Reading Copy. I read this on a whim and really enjoyed the story. My review will be live on 2nd November 2017 via this link.

Shifters Fate by Alyssa Rose Ivy. This was an Advanced Reading Copy via Sarra Cannon. This is the first book in the Willow Harbor Series. You can read all about the series here.

This month I also started reading the Preacher series of Graphic Novels by Garth Ennis. I read these as after watching season two of the Amazon Prime TV Show based on the same novels, I fell in love. I loved the TV show and HAD to read the books they were based on. (This is one of those reviews I am behind on).

Anyway, thanks for reading and stay tuned for more to come soon.