Wednesday, 12 October 2016


*DISCLAIMER - All photos included in this blog post were taken from Google*

I came across this book when I was browsing along the book section of ASDA the other day. The front cover actually caught my attention, it just looks so calm and cute, am I right? I picked it up and had a little look at the back 

'Noah is four and wants to go home. The only trouble is he's already there.
Janie's son is her world, and it breaks her heart that he has nightmares. 
That he's terrified of water. 
That he sometimes pushes her away and screams that he wants his real mother. 
That it's getting worse and worse and no one seems to be able to help.

In desperation, she turns to someone who might have an answer - but it may not be one she's ready to hear.
It may also mean losing the one thing she loves more than anything. 

A novel that spans life, death and everything in between, The Forgetting Time tells an unforgettable story - about Noah, about love, and, above all, about the things we hold onto when we have nothing else.'

I'm very curious to see what happens in this book, what answers s she given?!

Speaking of 'Curious'...

This is another book that caught my attention with it's cover, it sounds like a bit of a sad book but also a lovely one.

'Having been married for over 40 years, 69-year-old Arthur Pepper is mourning the loss of his wife. On the anniversary of her death, he finally musters the courage to go through her possessions, and happens upon a charm bracelet that he has never seen before.

What follows is a surprising adventure that takes Arthur from London to Paris and India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife’s secret life before they met, a journey that leads him to find healing, self-discovery, and love in the most unexpected of places.'
These books I actually just came across on Amazon as I was scrolling along and after reading their synopsis I just can't wait to read them!

'You tried to save a life. Now you’re fighting to save your own.

It’s the perfect Sunday. Summer sunshine, a barbecue with the kids. 
But a knock on the garden gate and two words, ‘HELP ME’, changes everything.

When loving parents Rob and Wendy Turner let a dying man into their home, and do their best to help him, they think pure chance led him to their house. But soon their lives are threatened in ways they could never have imagined … and then the first anonymous letter arrives, forcing them to question all they know. 

Someone is watching. 
Someone is waiting.
They will stop at nothing.

Rob and Wendy will do anything to keep their family safe, but their children Georgia, Josh and Evan are teenagers now, with their own hidden lives. 

Everyone has secrets, but how can you save your family, if you don’t really know them?'

'The dead have risen, and they are hungry.
Slow and plodding, they are Legion. The undead hunt the living. Stop and they will catch you. Hide and they will find you. If you have a heartbeat you do the only thing you can: You run.

Survivors escape to an island stronghold: A cop and his daughter, a computer nerd, a garbage man with a piece of rebar, and an escapee from a mental hospital with a life-saving secret. After reaching Alcatraz, the ever expanding group of survivors realise that the infected are not the only threat. 
Caught between the viciousness of the undead, and the heartlessness of the living, what choice is there? Run.'

(I was obviously going to include a book about Zombies)

'"I did something terrible Grace. I hope you can forgive me ..."
Grace hasn't been the same since the death of her best friend Charlie. She is haunted by Charlie's last words, and in a bid for answers, opens an old memory box of Charlie's. It soon becomes clear there was a lot she didn't know about her best friend.

When Grace starts a campaign to find Charlie's father, Anna, a girl claiming to be Charlie's sister steps forward. For Grace, finding Anna is like finding a new family, and soon Anna has made herself very comfortable in Grace and boyfriend Dan's home.

But something isn't right. Things disappear, Dan's acting strangely and Grace is sure that someone is following her. Is it all in Grace's mind? Or as she gets closer to discovering the truth about both Charlie and Anna, is Grace in terrible danger?

There was nothing she could have done to save Charlie ...or was there?'

'Turn down Slade Alley - narrow, dank and easy to miss, even when you're looking for it. Find the small black iron door set into the right-hand wall. No handle, no keyhole, but at your touch it swings open. Enter the sunlit garden of an old house that doesn't quite make sense; too grand for the shabby neighbourhood, too large for the space it occupies.

A stranger greets you and invites you inside. At first, you won't want to leave. Later, you'll find that you can't.

This unnerving, taut and intricately woven tale by one of our most original and bewitching writers begins in 1979 and comes to its turbulent conclusion around Hallowe'en, 2015. Because every nine years, on the last Saturday of October, a 'guest' is summoned to Slade House. But why has that person been chosen, by whom and for what purpose? The answers lie waiting in the long attic, at the top of the stairs . . .'

This just sounds like a very interesting book!

'Salem, Massachusetts is the site of the infamous witch trials and the new home of Samantha Mather. Recently transplanted from New York City, Sam and her stepmother are not exactly welcomed with open arms. Sam is the descendant of Cotton Mather, one of the men responsible for those trials and almost immediately, she becomes the enemy of a group of girls who call themselves The Descendants. And guess who their ancestors were? 
If dealing with that weren't enough, Sam also comes face to face with a real live (well technically dead) ghost. A handsome, angry ghost who wants Sam to stop touching his stuff. But soon Sam discovers she is at the center of a centuries old curse affecting anyone with ties to the trials. Sam must come to terms with the ghost and find a way to work with the Descendants to stop a deadly cycle that has been going on since the first accused witch was hanged. If any town should have learned its lesson, it's Salem. But history may be about to repeat itself.'

My friend Sam actually mentioned this book to me and I can't wait to read it, it sounds so interesting.

'The happiest place in the galaxy just sent out a distress call...
Grand Galaxies is the most expensive amusement park ever created, built on the surface of the moon. For a decade now, rich families and honeymooning couples have gone there to have the time of their lives and no one has ever returned disappointed... 

But communication with the moon has been lost. Someone needs to go up there and see what’s wrong.

Commander ‘Boss’ Sharman is the man for the job, SABA’s most respected leader, but he might end up regretting his decision to bring along his daughter Lexi for the ride. Something has gone seriously wrong at Grand Galaxies and, now that Boss and his team have travelled 238,900 miles to the moon, there might not be a way of getting home again.

A unique and terrifying horror novel by a master of the genre. Sci-fi meets horror head on with the terrifying 2389. Grab your copy now and experience the fear for yourself.'

If you've followed my blog for a while now, you will have heard the name 'Iain Rob Wright' quite a few times - he's on of my favourite authors! He writes thrillers and '2389' is one that I have been wanting to read for ages but still haven't got.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016


***POSSIBLE SPOILERS - It's SO hard to review this book without giving away tiny spoilers, I have tried my best but it's me (If you know me you will know that I am the queen of accidental spoilers).***

This book definitely deserves a mention on my blog, I actually finished this book in under two days which I haven't done in a long while! This is the first book that I have read by Isla Morley and I can't wait to read more by her as I really enjoyed 'Above' and I love how she writes.

I bonded with the character of Blythe instantly and for obvious reasons I hated the character of Dobbs- if you have read this I'm sure this was your first opinion too! I loved how this book 'kicked in' right at the start, it gripped me from the very beginning and I just couldn't put it down.

This book reminded me of a lot of 'ROOM' by Emma Donoghue (which as we all know is one of my favourite books) but a post-apocalyptic version which is another thing that I love reading about.

On the back, it reads...

Blythe, a sixteen-year-old Kansas schoolgirl is abducted and kept in an abandoned silo by a survivalist, who is convinced that the world is about to end. 
Struggling to survive, crushed by loneliness and the terrifying madness of her captor, Blythe resists the temptation to give up. Nothing, however, prepares her for the burden of having to raise a child in confinement.
Just when Blythe starts to believe that she may be confined to the silo for life, their lives are ambushed by one event that is at once promising and devastating...
Riveting and unforgettable, this is a beautifully written and compelling tale of survival, reinvention, and hope.'

OH MY GOSH, you really don't know what's going to happen. You just don't know.

 I have a couple of unanswered questions which loses it a couple of points, but maybe I just missed it? I'll most likely re-read it in the near future anyway because the story was that good.

I do recommend this book to anyone who likes reading post-apocalyptic, survivalist books, also if you really enjoyed 'ROOM' you will defnitely enjoy this one.

Saturday, 24 September 2016


I am feeling very optimistic about my future recently which, if you know me, is a rare thing. I've also set myself some goals for the next couple of years - I basically want to sort my life out and change it into the life I want for myself, I feel like I'm just in a rut at the moment and not going anywhere.

I want to go back into childcare and I am aiming for a full time position, I miss working with children it's a wonderful and very rewarding job.

I want to move out, I'm not happy living where I live and I'm constantly anxious and stressed out, I feel like moving out will really do my MH some good. My Mental Health is also something I want to work out, if you watch my vlogs or know me you may know that I have been struggling recently with my anxiety, it sucks so much.

I also have other little things in my life that I want to sort out, my teeth for example which I am super self-conscious about and I want to find out more about contacts (I like glasses but I'd rather not have to wear them, y'know?).

I'm sticking to one post a week on my blog right now and aiming for at least one video a week on my YouTube, that's all I really have time for at the moment as I'm quite busy.

What's new with you?

Saturday, 17 September 2016


At the #LLPevent I received a voucher in my goody bag for a £40 complimentary meal at Yo!Sushi, I decided to take my sister with me. 
I was a bit hesitant about going as I'm not a sushi person, but I am so glad I went! They do so much more than just fish! But I'll get to that later...

I loved the layout of the restaurant, you could sit around the conveyor belt of deliciousness or you could sit in a booth - we opted for the booth. 

The sofa seats were so  comfy and the table was very organised, I loved how everything was set in the table instead of on it as it looks so much tidier! On our table we had: saucers, chopsticks, easy-to-use chopsticks, spoons, soy sauce, ginger, wasabi and napkins...

...we also had two taps, one was unlimited water and the other was unlimited sparkling water.

The menu was very well set out, with pages for 'hot food', 'cold food' and so on.
The price of the food is shown by the colour of the bowls, hence the colour-coded menu which I thought was pretty cool.
When someone mentions 'sushi' I think of 'fish' but Yo!Sushi does so much more -  from chicken meals to vegetarian dishes, they have an option for everyone!

You could also take any item off the belt - the belt carried all of the items off of the 'cold food' part of the menu (all the Hoisin Duck Rolls I could ask for!)

I chose 'Hoisin Duck Rolls' from the 'cold food' menu to start and oh my gosh they were amazing (After the meal I was planning on trying out a desert but I got more of these off of the belt  instead because they were that wonderful!).

I then went for Chicken Yakisoba from the 'hot food' menu, this was absolutely delicious and just the right amount of spicy. It was basically a dish of noodles, chicken and roast vegetables, it was so yummy!

I was so full leaving Yo!Sushi and so happy! My sister and I are already planning on going back!

Saturday, 10 September 2016


At the end of August, I attended the #SULDNLiverpool event to see the launch of Sera Ulger's new collection 'Gyptian Life' at Topshop (massive thanks to Steph from Liverpool Bloggers who gave us all a heads up via email) 

Sera Ulger is a designer from East London who uses vibrant prints to capture her life experiences and express nostalgic memories from the 90's, you could really tell just how passionate she is about her designs!

As we entered the venue we took ourselves up to the concessions floor and were greeted with smiles and a cute coloured cup of wine/prosecco/a soft drink  - I went for a delicious cup of rose of course.

We all had a look through all of the products and oh my gosh are they beautiful!

Helena and I got ourselves a scrunchy each, we had to get one!

About half way through the event we were asked to form a space and we were treated to a fashion show! I absolutely loves the green suit and the blue dress (picture above on the beautiful Gemma).

Amy and I also fell completely in love with the goldfish jacket, it was so perfect.

After the fashion show I went to have a chat to Sera and thank her for letting me come along, she was so lovely and down to earth. 
If you're in Liverpool any time soon, go pop into Topshop and see this collection for yourself, it's amazing!

I  also vlogged this day and included lots of clips from the event.

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