romance

Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes Book

*For some reason, I hadn’t posted this.. from six months ago..*

Title: Me Before You

Author: Jojo Moyes

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

Overall Rating: 5/5

Great For: Romance

Themes: Disability, Romance, Strength, Emotion

Review: WOW. Yes, that is going to be the first word of this review. WOW…
Basically, I have seen this book floating around on Goodreads and YouTube, but I was a very bad person and judged a book by it’s cover.. I expected this book to just be one of those stereotypical romance novels that are all pretty similar.
I was wrong! Lesson learnt.

It turns out that I saw the trailer for the upcoming film adaptation of this book and I watched it half way through and decided that I need to read this book urgently – so I stopped the trailer to save it from spoiling the book for me and off I went!

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This book just blew me away completely, it was such a great, captivating story but also so so sad at the same time.

To give you a quick little feel of this book: A man called Will (about 30-35 years old, I believe) has been in an accident and has become Paraplegic, he cannot move any parts of his body apart from his head and the tips of his fingers. He is miserable and feels like he’s just completely lost in life. It turns out that a woman (Lou) really needs a job and takes up a ‘carer’ job as she desperately needs the money. She looks after Will, has a very hard time at first as he acts quite rudely and blunt to her, making it even more difficult but eventually he opens up to her, which he hasn’t done with any other carers in the past!
That is all that I will leave you with, as there is so much more to the story but I do not want to spoil it for you all!

UPDATE: I have read the sequel ‘Me After You’ and yep, you’ve guessed it right – I cried through this one too! Click here to read my review.

Have any of you read this? How much did you love it? I haven’t heard one bad thing about this book at all – everybody on Goodreads told me that it was incredible from the start!
Have you seen the film adaptation? Let me know.

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

Review: Girl Online On Tour by Zoe Sugg (Zoella)

Title: Girl Online: On Tour

Author: Zoe Sugg aka. Zoella

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

Overall Rating: 4/5

Great For: Young Adult

Themes: Travel, Romance, Friendship, Fame

Review: Here we go, the book that thousands of fans have been waiting for and it did not disappoint me either!
I had no idea what to expect when I read the first book released by Zoe Sugg (aka Zoella). Of course, I gave it a go and I was pleasantly surprised! I really enjoyed the book! I thought that it was aimed at a younger audience than me, but I still enjoyed it no matter what and I felt the same about the second book, too!

If you have read the first book, it is a teenage romance story which completely gripped me and I didn’t want to put it down!

So, I had no idea where the next book in the series was going to go, but I actually really enjoyed it and was surprised that there were so many possibilities for another storyline! I don’t want to say too much on here, but I would highly recommend reading this one, if you enjoyed the first or even start the both if you are a Zoella fan!

The characters, I really connected with. The locations, I wanted to be at.
I just really enjoyed this!

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

 

In Real Life: My Journey to a Pixelated World by Joey Graceffa Review

I thought that I would give this book a quick read whilst I’m waiting for Ernest Cline’s new book ‘Armada’ to come out. So, I gave this a go as I love Joey Graceffa’s personality on YouTube and obviously, I enjoy making YouTube videos, also.

As soon as I started reading this, I was hooked and so surprised at the life that Joey went through. I had no idea about his family and it just made me love him even more!
He deals with issues like families, divorce, alcoholism, coming out, bullying, depression, anxiety.. there’s a lot to it, in this book!

It is such a great read and I highly recommend it to any fans of YouTubers! I can’t wait to read some more of their books now, too!

You can get this book from: Amazon (Paperback £3.85, Kindle Edition £6.33)

The Rosie Project by Graemae Simsion Book Review

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I actually enjoyed this book, I decided to pick it as it was an easier read compared to other books. I got stuck in straight away and got hooked! Sometimes I thought it was going a little off the point, but it came back to the story very quickly afterwards! It’s a fiction on the theme of romance, but not too romancey!
If that makes any sense, at all.. I am glad that there is a second story to this, as I would like to read about what happens next! I would tell you a description of the book, but it might give away a little too much – so I’ll get one from Amazon for you!

“The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs The Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you.”

There you go, now you can judge for yourselves! But if you’re looking for an easy, but enjoyable read, then this might be for you! I have a feeling that this is being made into a film? Maybe it’s not, but I have a feeling! I will get researching for you all!
Have any of you read this book? What did you think? xx