Come back to me is a brilliant novel which I thoroughly enjoyed.
I must admit I swore myself off NA novels a whilst back after getting fed up with the...moreCome back to me is a brilliant novel which I thoroughly enjoyed.
I must admit I swore myself off NA novels a whilst back after getting fed up with them having no depth. However this was so much better than the majority of NA novels I have read over the past few years
Firstly it is hot and steamy throughout. Hot Marines in uniform? Yes Please! I loved the relationship that develops throughout this novel and was rooting for them from the beginning to get it sorted. Kit is definitely a book hottie to swoon over.
Aside from the hot and steaminess I also loved the more tender side of the relationship that develops over the course of the book and I think this is why I liked it more than other NA titles because the was that depth
All in all definitely a title I will happily recommend (less)
Close to the wind is a beautiful read which I thoroughly enjoyed and captivated by throughout.
Close to the wind is the story of Malik and his grandfa...moreClose to the wind is a beautiful read which I thoroughly enjoyed and captivated by throughout.
Close to the wind is the story of Malik and his grandfather who are trying to flee their country, which has been takeover my the military, on a sailing ship. The only snag being they don't have tickets or the means to buy them. I enjoyed the story for a variety of reasons.
Firstly I was captivated by Malik and his Grandfather's story and their mission to escape their home in a country which has become a scary place. The methods and lengths they have to go to in order to survive are jaw dropping and you feel for them every step of the way. The story was told from Malik and seeing how things play out from his more innocent point of view is utterly heartbreaking. For me this book is about family and the lengths you go to keep those you hold dear safe.
All in all a beautiful and heartbreaking read which you will not be able to finish dry eyed. (less)
While I'm not certain this book was entirely for me I can certainly think of several people I'd happily recommend it to.
Echo boy is set in the future...moreWhile I'm not certain this book was entirely for me I can certainly think of several people I'd happily recommend it to.
Echo boy is set in the future in a works where echos are used as robotic human like servants and starts dramatically with the death of the main character's parents at the hands of one of the echos. The story then follows her as she goes to stay with her uncle, the man who owns the company who produces echos and gets to the bottom of the murder.
The world presented in echo boy is a scary one especially do as it feels so real. The action is fast paced and the mystery side keeps you guessing.
That said, probably because it was scifi it didn't grip me as much as I would have liked. (less)
Put quite simply I adored this book. I read it in one sitting unable to put it down and went from chuckling away one minute to being close to tears wi...morePut quite simply I adored this book. I read it in one sitting unable to put it down and went from chuckling away one minute to being close to tears with a lump in my throat the next. Phil Earle has pulled it out of the bag again and written a gorgeous book which I won't be able to help but recommend far and wide to all who will listen.
The bubble wrap boy is a book about Charlie. I adored Charlie. He's a short lad who is ridiculously clumsy with an over protective mother who drives him bananas. I loved his take on the world and seeing all the crazy situations his clumsiness end him up in. I found myself laughing a lot at all his mishaps and all the crazy things his mother did to try and keep him safe because they were so brilliantly bonkers yet you could just see it happening in real life. Charlie's voice and the situations he faces are both perfectly spot on and realistic.
One thing I really loved about this book was the portrayal of the family unit. Charlie's mother is this over bearing character who goes above and often beyond to make sure Charlie is safe to the point where she regularly embarrasses him. You start to book feeling for both him and his father who just seems to accept his lot and keeps his head down for a quiet life. What I particularly loved however is as the book goes on you start to see more about the whys and wherefores of why Charlie's mother is so protective of her son and that's when the book packs an emotional punch and is its most poignant. I won't say much about it for fear of spoiling but I can't see anyone reading it without being touched by scenes that unfold before them.
One things this book does well is in how it shows Charlie growing as a character through his choice to break free of his mother's overbearing restriction and become involved with skateboarding. I love how his confidence grows and how that then starts to change him as a character for the better as he starts to feel out the person he wants to be. Special mention also has to go to his best friend Sinus as I loved the way they interacted with one another.
All in all a fabulous coming of age story which I was entranced with from the first page unable to put it down until I'd devoured every last word. Highly recommended. (less)