Review of The Crown of Gilded Bones (Spoilers)

I picked up the new craze from Jennifer L. Armentrout earlier this year and instantly fell in love with the From Blood and Ash series. So, as many were throughout the first half of this year, I was anticipating for the third instalment to be released.              I fell in love with the dynamic relationship between Poppy andContinue reading “Review of The Crown of Gilded Bones (Spoilers)”

Are adaptations of books good?

In honour of the release of the new Netflix show of Shadow and Bone, I thought it would be nice to look at examples of beloved books being adapted to the screen.              I think the first thing to note that any adaptation from a book is not going to be the exact replica of theContinue reading “Are adaptations of books good?”

If you love this book… then you’ll love this book…

It’s easy to get hooked on a story — whether its fantasy, or sci-fi, or horror, thriller, romance, or even a good old self-help book. You can lose yourself in the pages and the words, and then when you’ve completed it… what then?             When you’ve spent days, if not weeks indulged in a story withContinue reading “If you love this book… then you’ll love this book…”

Books based on Classics that are surprisingly good…

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith When it comes to Jane Austin’s Classic, adding zombies to it you would think ‘oh my, what have they done to it?’ But surprisingly, I couldn’t help but love this new spin. Seth Grahame-Smith doesn’t just take the idea of the character’s Austin created, but in factContinue reading “Books based on Classics that are surprisingly good…”

6 Self-help books highly recommended

Self-help books are becoming highly popular and have been growing over the last ten years. They have always been around, for over a century they have been building up the genre — but it’s only been since entering the 21st century have people started to truly show an interest in them.              There are different ranges withinContinue reading “6 Self-help books highly recommended”

Importance on whether to use a Prologue

Beginning your book can be a daunting task. You’ve just spent a good amount of time crafting your world, building your characters and contracting where the story is going to go.              Now you are at the stage to sit down and write, but you’re not sure where to begin.              There are different ways you canContinue reading “Importance on whether to use a Prologue”

Different Points of View to tell a Story

One of the first most important things you need to decide when choosing to sit down and write your story is which point of view/perspective you want to write it in. This is going to determine how you are going to write the story, and also how much detail you are going to be allowedContinue reading “Different Points of View to tell a Story”

Best Historic Fiction by Alison Weir

Historic fiction can be quite personal to the person. Some prefer history based in medieval, or others more modern time with the world wars. For me, it is the War of the Roses and Tudor dynasty that has me intrigued, and I wanted to talk about my favourite books to read about historic figures ofContinue reading “Best Historic Fiction by Alison Weir”