Wedges of Lemon: On Youtube

Hey guys,

So as most of you know, I try to do Youtube alongside my blog (which doesn’t always go well) but I have just made a snappy youtube trailer for old and new subscribers alike to give a glimpse into what makes my channel.

I hope you all are having a lovely Tuesday, and I shall see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading,

Love, Em x

The Crown’s Fate|| Book Review

The Crown's Fate (The Crown's Game, #2)The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

2.5 Stars.

Hm. Hmmmm.

Not as good as the first. Which saddens me because again, I had been highly anticipating the ending to this duology ALL YEAR.
It had a funny way of being…rushed? And Nikolai didn’t seem to have much character development to him, he stayed the same gloomy sod (admittedly I can see why) nearly all the way through.
Vika became too much of the love interest – which I had praised her for skillfully avoiding last time (mostly) so for her to write some lines in about them both being worried or in love with Vika was niggling.
However, some magic was beautifully done (a little stretched but still great) I enjoyed being back in St Petersburg and hearing some more lore!
I feel this could have been longer, and I was surprised at the way she took it but I can see loose threads on why. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it – I am just meh about it. Which disappoints me 😦 Good in places, but forgettable- which is a really sad thing.

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Vicious|| Book Review

Vicious (Villains, #1)Vicious by V.E. Schwab

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Is V.E Schwab invincible with her pen to paper?

I think so.

Her adult debut – I have finally read this. And I was astounded at how wrapped up I am in her worlds and her characters. Victor and Eli- two university boys who reminded me very much of Victor Frankenstein – I can definitely see some Mary Shelley influence!
I enjoyed the flashbacks to ten years ago to the beginning, she really brought the two timelines together in a nice clash and a ‘OHHHHHH so they’re there!’ kinda way. Mitch was such a big softie side character, I really loved him.
Their powers and how they got there was so interesting, and V.E Schwab has no qualms about killing off characters, or nearly doing so, or making you think she had. She is brutal. She is queen. I wish she could write more books for me to inhale but I guess she writes such quality they take time.

I highly recommend this book for it’s rich characters, it’s short, there’s going to be a sequel next year and hey it’s V.E. Schwab?! YOU NEED TO READ IT NOW!

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Big Little Lies|| Book Review

Big Little LiesBig Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

CALAMITY.

This was such a happy surprise!!!! For a genre I don’t really dip into HOLY MOLY this was such a thrill! The characters are great, the references are great, and the plot is also great!! Jane is a cutie boo, and all the children are great. Moriarty has the fantastic way of writing really black, witty lines which make me laugh out loud. It’s not meant to be funny funny. It’s sarcastic every day murmerings that catch us off guard and my god I was in fits.
This fully surprised me and has made me really excited for the TV series, and I actually think I want to pick up something else from her- this book was amazing!
Read in one sitting, it was devoured to the early hours of a working morning, but it was so so worth it.
I thoroughly recommend this, it was addictive!

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The Fate of the Tearling|| Book Review

The Fate of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #3)The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Jesus Christ.

This book was awful. Downright awful. I couldn’t believe how much I was so so disappointed with it. Does it even match Queen of the Tearling?!? Does it?? Was Erika captured and held to torture until she changed it?
Because that would explain the shitty turn out for this ‘blockbuster finale’
It was a pitiful and poor excuse for a book, let alone the end of a series (which I had very much looked forward to for ages.)

The characters are stripped down in front of you, she completely ruins the Fetch – completely. His strong resolve and handsome charm is made into a scrapped mess in front of you. It’s awful.
Pen and Kelsea are also rock bottom, the flashbacks are weird – and unnecessary. I wasn’t damn interested in new characters when I loved my own (well I thought I did) so much.

And then she did such a cop-out. She did a Stephanie Meyer and ruined the whole trilogy. The characters, world building, relationships- it’s all worthless.
I wish it had never came out because now I feel I’ve wasted my love on it. It’s cheap and what’s worse it was easily heading for one of the best I’d read (when I read Queen) I really super enjoyed it! And now I just wish I hadn’t bothered buying it.
I don’t understand anyone who thinks this is a good ending, how do you not feel cheated and messed about?!?!
😦 FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

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Biannual Bibliothon TBR!

Hey guys!

I hope you’ve all been well, it’s been a small while since I’ve posted! I have been reading and reviewing (just not here!) I haven’t had chance to write them down on here for y’all! But now I am sitting down with a cuppa and about to get right down to it. Starting with my TBR for the Biannual Bibliothon which happens July 23rd-29th of July. Enjoy! And let me know your own TBR for it!

 

Happy Reading!
Love, Em x

Injustice: Year 2, Vol 2|| Graphic Novel Review

Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Two, Vol. 2Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Two, Vol. 2 by Tom Taylor

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Phew, another graphic novel in this series complete!

This instalment was much better than it’s predecessor. The artwork was upped – there were great expressions in here, especially from Black Canary. Plot wise, we moved fast – there were some double crossings, and the war started – officially. Most of our characters were involved, and some sadly have not made it through to Year 3, Vol 1 😦

I really did enjoy this, and it’s made me want to read the next one rather quickly – which is pleasing considering the one before lacked and the artwork was weeeeird.

Still a strong graphic novel series, DC Injustice is definitely one to pick up for your comic book shelves!

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Ready Player One|| Book Review

Ready Player OneReady Player One by Ernest Cline

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ready Player One| Set in a time to come but surrounded by 1980s film quotes, memorobilia, games, consoles and nostalgia we follow Wade, a guy who lives up in the stacks with his aunt (not that he likes her.) It seems pretty drab here, poverty around every corner, living in stacked caravans but there is one thing to make it bearable. The Oasis. The Oasis was created by James Halliday – a virtual world where you cerated your own avatar, went to work, school, fought dragons, flew spaceships and earned points. When Halliday died he left his entire mulit-billion fortune to one lucky person. That is after they find it hidden somewhere in the entire Oasis. There are three keys and three gates to get closer to this Easter Egg, and everyone fights hard to find it. Little did they know that the first key is found by none other than our Wade in the stacks, and then it’s just a race against time and against cheats and liars to win everything anyone had ever dreamed of.

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When I first turned the page into this book I was a little put off by how small the writing was- there was me thinking that it wouldn’t take long to finish (being a stand-a-lone, and looking relevatively short) PAH. HA. HA. No the writing was small and because of all the exposition at the beginning (which was needed) it was a little slow. BUT THEN, the games began, and after Wade found the Copper Key I was flying through it. I felt the action was really nicely done, and the concept of the big bad corperation wanting to ruin everything – because it’s so damn right real and true.

Characters were real and believable but the book was definitely concept led- which it had to be! Some references went a little over my head as I was a 90’s baby – but still, some of those I was able to get because of old films, or hearing about the 80’s from my Mum.
It’s a must read for gamers, comic readers and just overall fun lovers. It’s a good summer read to, and I am so pleased I have read it after it being on my shelf for the best part of 14 months!
Now – Ready Player One?

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