Month: June 2015

Review: Faking Perfect by Rebecca Phillips

Posted June 30, 2015 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Faking Perfect by Rebecca Phillips

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Faking Perfect by Rebecca Phillips Series: Standalone Published by:  Kensington on 30th July 2015 Genres: Contemporary; Fiction; Romance; Young Adult Pages: 272 Format: E-arc Source: Netgalley Rating: *** About: When Lexi Shaw seduced Oakfield High’s resident bad boy Tyler Flynn at the beginning of senior year, he seemed perfectly okay with her rules: 1. Avoid her at school. 2. Keep his mouth shut about what they do together. 3. Never tease her about her friend (and unrequited crush) Ben. Because with his integrity and values and golden boy looks, Ben can never find out about what she’s been doing behind closed doors with Tyler. Or that her mom’s too busy drinking and chasing losers to pay the bills. Or that Lexi’s dad hasn’t been a part of her life for the last thirteen years. But with Tyler suddenly breaking the rules, Ben asking her out, and her dad back in the picture, how long will she be able to go on faking perfect? Review: This is a meh book, hence the three star. It is really questionable whether I actually liked this book, whether I actually cared […]

Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass

Posted June 29, 2015 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 7 Comments
Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Selection by Kiera Cass Series: The Selection #1 Published by: HarperCollins Children’s Books on 7th June 2012 Genres:  Dystopia; Fiction; Romance; Science Fiction; Young Adult Pages: 372 Format: E-book Source: Own Rating: ***** About: Thirty-five beautiful girls. Thirty-five beautiful rivals… It’s the chance of a lifetime and 17-year-old America Singer should feel lucky. She has been chosen for The Selection, a reality TV lottery in which the special few compete for gorgeous Prince Maxon’s love. Swept up in a world of elaborate gowns, glittering jewels and decadent feasts, America is living a new and glamorous life. And the prince takes a special interest in her, much to the outrage of the others. Rivalry within The Selection is fierce and not all of the girls are prepared to play by the rules. But what they don’t know is that America has a secret — one which could throw the whole competition… and change her life forever. Review: Firstly I feel that it is imperative that we all look at the cover and admire that absolute prettiness of the dress. Doesn’t it make you want to reach into the cover and take it? I know that how I feel 🙂 The Selection manages to somehow be predictable goodness that is extremely addictive – this is a series I read […]

Review: Killing Monica by Candace Bushnell

Posted June 26, 2015 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 3 Comments
Review: Killing Monica by Candace Bushnell

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Killing Monica by Candace Bushnell Series: Standalone Published by: Little, Brown Book Group on 23rd June 2015 Genres: Chick-lit; Contemporary; Fiction Pages: 320 Format: E-arc Source: Netgalley Rating: ** About: In Killing Monica Bushnell spoofs and skewers her way through pop culture, celebrity worship, fame and even the meaning of life itself, when a famous writer must resort to faking her own death in order to get her life back from her most infamous creation – Monica. With her trademark humour and style, Killing Monica is Bushnell’s sharpest, funniest book to date. This is Bushnell at her best – full of mordant wit, casual sex and highly conspicuous consumption. Review: I wanted to love this book, I really did, but I was just left with an impression of screaming banshees due to the sheer amount of screaming the women in Killing Monica seem to do. They scream with laughter, scream at one another, but somehow in a jolly hockey sticks this is fun kind of way. It was far too much for me. Also I cannot help but wonder whether Bushnell is spoofing her own life, and is wishing to […]

Guest Post: Inspiration behind The Last Honeytrap by Louise Lee, author of The Last Honeytrap

Guest Post: Inspiration behind The Last Honeytrap by Louise Lee, author of The Last Honeytrap

Today I am delighted to be part of the Blog Tour for The Last Honeytrap by Louise Lee. I loved the measures that were taken to ensure that the entrapment was a success and absolutely adored Florence and Michael (see my review). This is undoubtedly a book for everyone, no matter what genre is your favourite! Don’t forget to visit other blog stops along the tour for other great content. Below Louise shares  her inspiration behind this brilliant novel: Without realising it, I’ve been writing about Florence Love for years – she just had different names and back stories. But she was never a PI, which is odd given I was one. In retrospect the genre frightened me a lot. PI books tend to be serious and edgy and super-cool. Or serious and edgy and bleak. Or just serious. Trouble is, I’m incorrigibly silly, so my writing didn’t seem to sit in a niche presided over by hard-boiled legends, such as Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and Ross MacDonald. Then I did an MA in Creative Writing. One of my assignments was a short story and I wrote about a sassy female PI employed to entrap a Dutch politician. My tutor thought it was great and […]

Review: The Last Honeytrap by Louise Lee

Posted June 22, 2015 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm / 2 Comments
Review: The Last Honeytrap by Louise Lee

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   The Last Honeytrap by Louise Lee Series: Florence Love #1 Published by: Headline on 4th June 2015 Genres: Fiction Pages: 368 Format: E-arc Source: Netgalley Rating: **** About: He’s the man every woman wants. Private Investigator Florence Love is out to get him. Florence has ten days to meet, charm and entrap Scott ‘Scat’ Delaney. Whilst sticking to THE Cardinal Entrapment Rule: One kiss, with tongues, five seconds – case closed. Scat, a superstar jazz musician, is stunning. He’s also a reclusive hypochondriac with a Junta-like entourage – it’s going to take a special woman to make him fall into the trap. Florence Love will tell you at length why she’s that woman. She’s beautiful, resourceful and relentless. A master of body language, evolutionary science and Shorinji Kempo. She’ll use every tool in her armoury, especially when it comes to discovering the truth about Bambi, her absent mother – a twenty-five-year-old mystery she’s determined to solve… Cardinal Entrapment Rule #2 Never EVER fall for the target (even when they’re the hottest man on the planet) That would be very bad form indeed. Review: So […]