Berlin Syndrome by Melanie Joosten – Book Review

Title: Berlin Syndrome Author: Melanie Joosten Published: 27th June 2011 Publisher: Scribe Publications Genre: Crime, Thriller, Mystery Pages: 248 Format: E-Book Rating: **** (4/5 Stars) About: In 2006, the once-divided city of Berlin still holds its share of secrets. One afternoon, near the tourist trap of Checkpoint Charlie, Clare meets Andi and feels an instant attraction to him. When Andi invites her…

Raglan Castle – Castle Review

Built:  Begun in 1435, but not completed until a lot later Location: Raglan Castle, Castle Rd, Raglan NP15 2BT History: The first part of Raglan built by Sir William was the Great Tower, a moated tower keep contained within the castle walls, and only reachable from within the castle itself. So impressive was this Great Tower that it…

Split – Film Review

Title: Split Age: 15 Released: 20 January 2017 Director: M. Night Shyamalan Genre: Thriller, Horror Rating: ***** (5/5 stars) About: While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and eluded science, it is believed that some can also manifest unique physical attributes for each personality, a cognitive and physiological prism within a single being. Though Kevin…

Passengers – Film Review

Title: Passengers Age: 12 Released: 21 December 2016 Director: Morten Tyldum Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance Rating: **** (4/5 stars) About: On a routine journey through space to a new home, two passengers, sleeping in suspended animation, are awakened 90 years too early when their ship malfunctions. As Jim and Aurora face living the rest of their lives on board, with…

Frostblood by Elly Blake – Book Review

Title: Frostblood Author: Elly Blake Published: 12th January 2016 Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Genre: Romance, Young Adult, Fantasy Pages: 384 Format: E-Book Rating: **** (4/5 Stars) About: The Frost King will burn. Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who has concealed her powers of heat and flame from the cruel Frostblood ruling class her entire life. But when her mother is killed trying to protect…

Revived by Cat Patrick – Book Review

Title: Revived Author: Cat Patrick Published: 2nd July 2012 Publisher: Electric Monkey Genre: Romance, Teenager Pages: 336 Format: E-Book Rating: **** (4/5 Stars) About: Another fast paced thriller from Cat Patrick with enough romance and suspense to keep girls hooked right to the end. Daisy has died five times. She’s a test subject for a government super drug called Revive, which brings people…

The Jewel (The Lone City, #1) by Amy Ewing – Book Review

Title: The Jewel Author: Amy Ewing Published: 21st August 2014 Publisher: Walker Genre: Romance, Drama Pages: 373 Format: E-Book Rating: **** (4/5 Stars) About: Violet Lasting is no longer a human being. Tomorrow she becomes Lot 197, auctioned to the highest royal bidder in the Jewel of the Lone City. Tomorrow she becomes the Surrogate of the House of the Lake, her sole…

Happy New Year

Happy New Year Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating last night, be it if you were alone or surrounded by family and friends. This was the first time that I had spent New Year’s Eve away from my family and it wasn’t too bad – it was kind of weird really…

Christmas Film Countdown – 1

IT’S CHRISTMAS! That’s right people, there are now 0 (as in zero) days left until CHRISTMAS!! MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! I hope you’ve all had the most loveliest of mornings and that Father Christmas brought you everything that you wanted, I know I was certainly lucky with my presents (because yes, my family open presents in…

Christmas Film Countdown – 2

It. Is. Christmas. Eve. I. Repeat. Christmas. Eve. I can’t belive it. I’M SO EXCITED! Like I honestly feel like a little kid again, it’s great.   This is literally me now ———————————> I’m a jumping, excited adult child. Like Buddy the Elf (who unlike me actually lived with Father Christmas 😦 very sad times)….

Christmas Film Countdown – 3

I love the fact that I am now home. There’s log fires going amongst the house. The cats and dogs are cuddled up against the heat of the aga in the kitchen and it also Christmassy in the kitchen as we are making the mince pies. There’s nothing like making a mince pie with Christmas…

Christmas Film Countdown – 4

I am home!!! The train was a nightmare – that’s the problem when you get a train from London, to go to your parents for Christmas – absolutely jammed packed, full of people and suitcases and lots and lots of presents. It was really a tight packed train to be honest, and lets just say…