I love the recent BBC adaptation of Poldark so I thought I would give the books a go. I wasn't sure if I would like Winston Graham's style of writingI love the recent BBC adaptation of Poldark so I thought I would give the books a go. I wasn't sure if I would like Winston Graham's style of writing but I'm happy to report that the first in the series was excellent and a definite page turner. Can't wait to read the rest of these books now....more
My first Agatha Christie! Fiendishly clever, with an ingenious murder mystery plot, I was hooked. Having watched the BBC adaptation over Christmas, IMy first Agatha Christie! Fiendishly clever, with an ingenious murder mystery plot, I was hooked. Having watched the BBC adaptation over Christmas, I knew who the murderer was, but I imagine that if you read this with no knowledge of the story at all, you would have a devil of a job trying to guess.
Will be seeking out some more of Christie's books now. I particularly want to read Murder on the Orient Express. ...more
I enjoyed all but one story in this collection. I really do love reading about Sidney and seeing how he balances his family, job and amateur sleuthingI enjoyed all but one story in this collection. I really do love reading about Sidney and seeing how he balances his family, job and amateur sleuthing. ...more
I am a huge fan of The 100 television series and an even bigger fan of the original book on which the show is based so I was extremely eager to get stI am a huge fan of The 100 television series and an even bigger fan of the original book on which the show is based so I was extremely eager to get stuck into the sequel. I devoured it in one evening and enjoyed it immensely. Kass Morgan has kept the pace fast, the plot intriguing and the characters interesting and I enjoyed this one as much, if not more than the original. If like me, you are hooked on the show then I would definitely recommend getting your hands on the books.
It's twenty-one days since the hundred landed on earth and they have discovered that they are not alone. As the characters struggle to get along together and survive in their new environment, there is an even bigger threat to their safety lurking on the periphery.
The narrative once again alternates between Glass, Clarke, Wells and Bellamy. I love all four characters and I enjoyed getting to see their differing perspectives on events. Wells has always been one of my favourites and I liked him even more this time around as he tries to be a strong leader to the rest of the group. Glass really grew on me too and I was gripped to her part of the story which takes place back in space. The people who remain behind on the ships are in even more danger than the hundred but I thought that Glass handled the threat with real courage and bravery. She is determined that nothing will come between her and Luke and is willing to fight for their love.
I really liked the introduction of some new faces too, particularly Sasha who Wells gets on with extremely well. I was never keen on the love triangle between him, Clarke and Bellamy, so I'm glad Kass Morgan has introduced another female to the mix.
'Day 21' was sheer brilliance and definitely got me out of my reading slump. The only problem is that because it was so fantastic, I ended up reading it really quickly and now have a long wait for the next instalment. I'm going to be on tenterhooks until then!
This is the third and final book in The 100 trilogy. I absolutely love this series so I delved straight into the opening chapter as soon as the book aThis is the third and final book in The 100 trilogy. I absolutely love this series so I delved straight into the opening chapter as soon as the book arrived. I devoured it in one sitting too! It was sooo good and a brilliant ending to what has been a fantastic adventure. Everyone's stories were concluded properly and no loose ends were left which always drives me mad. Although I am a massive fan of these books, I haven't actually been watching the TV series...yet. I have all the episodes recorded but I didn't want to watch them until I had finished reading the books. I'm now going to have a huge catch-up weekend. It will be interesting to see if I like the same characters when I see them on TV and whether much of the plot has been changed.
The story itself picks up where 'Day 21' left off. The colony is on it's way to earth in the remaining drop ships and the 100 have to adapt again when they arrive and immediately begin to disrupt their carefully ordered existence. Once again, Morgan shows us all the key players - Glass, Clarke, Wells and Bellamy, and how they cope with the adults arrival.
My favourite couple has always been Glass and Luke, so I was desperately rooting for them. I wanted them to get their happy ever after, particularly in light of all they had gone through to get to earth. Clarke, Wells and Bellamy also have their own challenges to face and I enjoyed following them on their journeys. They have had to do a lot of growing-up in a short space of time but they have matured and changed a lot since we were first introduced to them.
Exciting action and adventure is driven at a relentless pace in this final instalment. The various factions get the opportunity to face off against each, as the battle for survival reaches a climatic finish. I have really enjoyed the different settings in the series and seeing how all the characters have managed to survive both in space and in a foreign and unknown environment. Brilliant from start to finish, I would highly recommend this series. ...more