Evermore (The Immortals) by Alyson Noël – Book Review

Title: Evermore Author: Alyson Noël Published: 3rd February 2009 Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Mystery, Paranormal, Young Adult Pages: 388 Format: E-Book Rating: **** (4/5 Stars) About: Seventeen-year-old Ever is the sole survivor of a car crash that killed her entire family. Living with her aunt in Southern California, she’s plagued by the ability to hear the thoughts of those…

Beautiful Creatures – Film Review

Title: Beautiful Creatures Age: 12A Released: 13th February 2013 Director: Richard LaGravenese Genre: Fantasy, Thriller Rating: **** (4/5 stars) About: In the small town of Gatlin, S.C., teenage Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich) sees his static world shaken by the arrival of Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert), the niece of town patriarch Macon Ravenwood (Jeremy Irons). Immediately, Ethan feels drawn to Lena, even…

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter – Book Review

Title: The Goddess Test Author: Aimee Carter Published: 19th April 2011 Publisher: Overseas Editions Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Young Adult Pages: 293 Format: E-Book Rating: **** (4/5 Stars) About: It’s always been just Kate and her momand her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate’s going to start at a new school with no…

The Girl with All the Gifts – Film Review

Title: The Girl With All The Gifts Age: 15 Released: 23th September 2016 Director: Colm McCarthy Genre: Drama, Thriller Rating: **** (4/5 stars) About: A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future start a journey with a special girl. Review: Firstly, the atmostphere in this film is the great – the music plays brilliantly in increasing the dramatic tension…

Bridget Jones’s Baby – Film Review

Title: Bridget Jones’s Baby Age: 15 Released: 16th September 2016 Director: Sharon Maguire Genre: Romance, Comedy Rating: ***** (5/5 stars) About: Breaking up with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) leaves Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) over 40 and single again. Feeling that she has everything under control, Jones decides to focus on her career as a top news producer. Suddenly, her love life comes…

Before I go to Sleep by S. J. Watson – Book Review

Title: Before I go to Sleep Author: S. J. Watson Published: 28th April 2011 Publisher: Doubleday Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Drama Pages: 368 Format: E-Book Rating: **** (4/5 Stars) About: So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love – all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may only…

Fallen Grace by Mary Hooper – Book Review

Title: Fallen Grace Author: Mary Hooper Published: 6th September 2010 Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Genre: Romance, Drama Pages: 320 Format: E-Book Rating: **** (4/5 Stars) About: Grace Parkes has just had to do a terrible thing. Having given birth to an illegitimate child, she has traveled to the famed Brookwood Cemetery to place her small infant’s body in a rich lady’s coffin. Following the advice…

The Ballroom by Anna Hope – Book Review

Title: The Ballroom Author: Anna Hope Published: 11th February 2016 Publisher: Transworld Digital Genre: Romance, Drama Pages: 345 Format: E-Book Rating: ***** (5/5 Stars) About: 1911: Inside an asylum at the edge of the Yorkshire moors, where men and women are kept apart by high walls and barred windows, there is a ballroom vast and beautiful. For one bright evening every week they come together and…

Ever After: A Cinderella Story – Film Review

Title: Ever After Age: PG Released: 31st July 1998 Director: Andy Tennant Genre: Romance, Drama, Historical, Fantasy Rating: ***** (5/5 stars) About: This updated adaptation of the classic fairytale tells the story of Danielle (Drew Barrymore), a vibrant young woman who is forced into servitude after the death of her father. Danielle’s stepmother Rodmilla (Anjelica Huston) is a heartless woman who forces…

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella – Book Review

Title: The Undomestic Goddess Author: Sophie Kinsella Published: 26th June 2009 Publisher: Transworld Digital; New Ed edition Genre: Romance, Comedy Pages: 416 Format: E-Book Rating: ***** (5/5 Stars) About: Samantha is a high-powered lawyer in London. She works all hours, has no home life, and cares only about getting a partnership.She thrives on the pressure and adrenalin. Until one day… she makes a…

Angel Kiss by Laura Jane Cassidy – Book Review

Title: Angel Kiss Author: Laura Jane Cassidy Published: 21st June 2011 Publisher: Penguin Genre: Romance, Drama, Supernatural, Mystery Pages: 304 Format: E-Book Rating: **** (4/5 Stars) About: Jacki King is 15 and adjusting to her new life in a small village. She’s missing Dublin but she’s making new friends: artistic Colin, feisty Emily – and Nick, gorgeous yet unavailable. But no sooner is…

Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn – Book Review

Title: Mistress of Rome Author: Kate Quinn Published: 10th June 2010 Publisher: Review Genre: Romance, Drama, Historical Fiction Pages: 483 Format: E-Book Rating: ***** (5/5 Stars) About: Thea is a slave girl from Judaea, purchased as a toy for the spiteful heiress Lepida Pollia. Now she has infuriated her mistress by capturing the attention of Rome’s newest and most savage gladiator–and though his…