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A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond Review

Title: A Bear Called Paddington

Author: Michael Bond

Purchase: Available in the UK

Overall Rating: 5/5

Great For: Children, Families, Rekindling Childhood Memories

Themes: Adventures, Family, Values

Review: I absolutely adored this book when I was younger and have always been a Paddington Bear fan. I thought that I would pick up this book again on Amazon for £3.49 Kindle Edition and give it a good, nostalgic read!

If you do not know who Paddington Bear is, he is a bar from Peru that travelled to London, United Kingdom. He was found at Paddington Station and that was where he got his name from. In this book, you will follow him on his adventures of finding a family, discovering new experiences and many more..

It didn’t disappoint. I still had the same warm feeling that I had when I was younger reading this. The familiarity is great and it has made me realise how well the recent film was made too – they stuck to some of the exact stories and it just worked so well!
This book is great for all ages, especially kids as it isn’t one whole story in itself. It is a compilation of short stories featuring Paddington and the Brown family.

I feel like I cannot say any additional information on this, it really is a ‘you have to read it’ kind of book and most of you have probably read this throughout your childhood.

Did you use to read this when you were younger?
Would you give them another read now?
How did you feel about the film?

Check out my other book reviews:

The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

The Trap by Alan Gibbons

Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg (Zoella)

A Quiet Kind Of Thunder by Sara Barnard

The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch

 

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Review: The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

Title: The Girl on the Train

Author: Paula Hawkins

Purchase: Available in the UK and US

Overall Rating: 5/5

Great For: People that love Mystery and Crime novels

Themes: Mystery, Crime, Thriller, Murder

Review: I had no idea what this book was about when I picked it up and started reading it. I assumed that it had something to do with a killer, and maybe some creepy girl that stalked someone on the train every single day. I literally thought it was going to be a thriller book, with a possible zombie, creepy girl on the train.

It wasn’t. It was similar along those lines though..
It is basically about a girl that sits on the same train, at the same time every morning, in the same seat. She looks out of the window at the same house, every single day and sees it’s occupants. She decides to use her imagination to create a life for this couple, but boy, her imagination was completely wrong compared to the reality.
It turns out that this woman has gone missing, and that’s where the story mainly starts from.

It is a really great book, full of turns and twists throughout the book and it was just so capturing.
I had no idea who the killer was, right up until the end where they revealed it. No idea.

I have read that they are making this book into a film adaptation too, next year? (Or possibly now even this year?) and I think that this is such a great idea! Emma Blunt is going to be starring in this and I think that it all seems the perfect fit, so far.

I would highly recommend this book and I can see why there was loads of hype around it. I’m not sure if I would hype about it as much as others have, but it was still a really great book with similarities to Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

If you want a gripping, chilling but interesting read then definitely go for this!
Have you read this book? Are you looking forward to the film adaptation?
Let me know.


Check out my other book reviews:

The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

The Trap by Alan Gibbons

Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg (Zoella)

A Quiet Kind Of Thunder by Sara Barnard

The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch

 

Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Title: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Author: J.K. Rowling

Purchase: Available in the UK and preorder for the US.

Overall Rating: 5/5

Great For: Young Adult

Themes: Magic, Wizards and Witches, Adventure, Challenges, Vengeance

Review: As always, the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling are always ALWAYS incredible!
I have decided to start re-reading these this year! And, as you can tell I just finished The Goblet Of Fire, which is probably one of my favourites out of the books, although I really don’t like the film adaptation of this book..
This now reminds me that I really, really want to go to the Harry Potter Studios when I get home from travelling, as I have been to The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter in Orlando a few times but not London?!

Anyway, I don’t think there’s much explaining to do about this book, as most people have read them or seen the films – you all know the jist! I just thought that I would share my excitement that I am re-reading them and you all should too! 😀

Have you re-read the books? If so, how many times? If not, will you?

Check out my other book reviews:

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The Trap by Alan Gibbons

Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg (Zoella)

A Quiet Kind Of Thunder by Sara Barnard

The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch

Other Harry Potter related posts:

Harry Potter Studios

Florida Vlog

I surprised my mother at Disney World

How I do Disney World and Universal on a Budget

 

Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown

I absolutely loved this book, it was full of Star Wars puns, lovely illustrations and a lot of humour for Star Wars fans! I would highly recommend this product to any Star Wars fans, a great little christmas gift!

A quick little explanation of the book: It’s a small book, filled with illustrations that literally have about 5 words in each speech bubble on them. So it’s a very, very quick read but it’s more of one of those ‘quirky books you get as a christmas gift for a friend’ book. It is really funny, although I’m not usually a massive fan of all of those small quirky books which are pretty expensive but over in about 5 minutes, I actually really loved this one!

There turns out to be four sequels and a few other books, now that I have found the links! So I’ll post them below, can’t wait to check them out 🙂
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LINKS:
Amazon (Hardcover £7.49, Kindle Edition: £1.52)
Darth Vader and Son Postcards: Amazon (£7.99)
SEQUELS:
Vader’s Little Princess: Amazon (Hardcover £7.99, Kindle Edition £5.69)
Goodnight Darth Vader: Amazon
Darth Vader and Friends: Amazon

Review: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Title: Everything Everything

Author: Nicola Yoon

Purchase: Available in the UK on Amazon.

Overall Rating: 4/5

Great For: Young Adult

Themes: Aspirations, Obstacles, Romance, Adventure.

Review:  I was so excited to read this book, that when I saw it APPROVED in my NetGalley Shelf, I was so, so, so happy!
I delved straight under my duvet and got stuck right into this book and I literally didn’t put it down, from the moment I started reading.
The book starts with a girl that has always lived within her home, never gone outside from the age of 3 months as she is prone to getting very ill from most things that are outdoors. Her body just cannot handle all of the bacteria and other substances in the air. Her home is tucked away with air tight seals and several different processes that visitors must go through to visit her So, she stays in her house, every day of her life with her mother and nurse.
Suddenly, there are new neighbours moving in next door and she spots this handsome boy around her age and she immediately falls in love with him.
But what will happen, aye? aye?
That’s where you come in and need to read the book! It is full of obstacles and achievements and will keep you hooked until you finish it.

I really, really enjoyed this book and there have been such amazing reviews for it so far. It’s a nice, easy read which I thoroughly enjoyed. I loved that this book contained Instant Messages, Diagrams, Illustrations – it just made the book have even more personality and make you connect with the characters even more.
Don’t be fooled by the description I gave, it is full of adventure, devastation and hope!

UPDATE: I feel like I really needed to come back and add into this post that this book is now being released as a movie in cinemas very soon! I cannot wait to check this out and let you all know my thoughts on the adaptation!

Check out my other book reviews:

The Trap by Alan Gibbons

Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg (Zoella)

A Quiet Kind Of Thunder by Sara Barnard

The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch

 

A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J Maas Book Review

WOW. This book!

I will start with the basics. This book is based on Beauty & The Beast, so a girl from a human village has to fend for her family as they aren’t very fortunate any more. She has to go out and hunt for animals for their food, clean the house and basically look after them in any way possible.
One very wintery day, she goes into a forest that people wouldn’t dare to go in as there is a magical realm on the other side of the wall, which doesn’t have a great reputation amongst the villagers. To cut it short, she shoots a wolf with her bow and arrow and immediately kills it. She runs home and that evening, they have a very unexpected visitor from the magical realm that takes her away to live in their kingdom as a wrath for what she has done.

It involves love, hate, blood, magic, villains, creatures..

I won’t say any more than that, but you might be able to get a small jist of the book from the Beauty And The Beast reference.

This book captured me within the first chapter, I was hooked. Although, I felt like it got slow after about 25% but it starts to pick up again at about 45% onwards. And definitely, definitely picks up and makes you hooked again at 50%+.

I highly recommend reading this book and I’m pretty sure that there is going to be a sequel to this, which I cannot wait for!
I couldn’t put this book down yesterday as I was reading the last 40%, I literally read wherever I possibly could – on the bus, in Starbucks and I even got into bed at 7pm just so I could read!

Have any of you read this book? Did you enjoy it? I know that there’s quite a lot of hype around this at the moment and I certainly look forward to reading some of Sarah J Maas’ other books in the future!
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Book Related YouTube Videos?

I have come to notice that you guys are enjoying my posts on books a lot, so I am thinking of adding some Book content to my YouTube channel! Some book reviews, hauls, tbr’s, reading challenges..
What do you guys think?
Let me know what you want to see on my channel! I would love to do some of these, as I have such a passion for reading!
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