Monday, March 27, 2017

Book Trailer: Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

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Wink Poppy Midnight
Synopsis
Every story needs a hero.
Every story needs a villain.
Every story needs a secret.

Wink is the odd, mysterious neighbor girl, wild red hair and freckles. Poppy is the blond bully and the beautiful, manipulative high school queen bee. Midnight is the sweet, uncertain boy caught between them. Wink. Poppy. Midnight. Two girls. One boy. Three voices that burst onto the page in short, sharp, bewitching chapters, and spiral swiftly and inexorably toward something terrible or tricky or tremendous.

What really happened?
Someone knows.
Someone is lying.

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I can't help it.  I just love the cover of this one.  It's so pretty. Enjoy!!


Monday, March 13, 2017

Book Review: Honeymoon by James Patterson

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Honeymoon (Honeymoon, #1)Title: Honeymoon
Author: James Patterson and Howard Rougan
Genre: Mystery / Fiction / Thriller / Suspense
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Publication Date: 1st January 2007
ISBN: 9780755387151
Stand Alone/Series: Honeymoon #1
Pages:  393 pages
First Lines: Things aren't always as they appear.  One minute, I'm totally fine.

Synopsis:  
Don't give away the ending ... don't give away the beginning.

How does it feel to be desired by every man and envied by every woman? Wonderful. This is the life Nora Sinclair has dreamed about, the life she's worked hard for, the life she will never give up.

She doesn't just attract men, she enthralls them. So why is FBI agent John O'Hara interested in Nora Sinclair? Mysterious things happen to people around her, especially the men. And there is something dangerous about Nora, something that lures O'Hara at the same time that it fills him with fear.

Is something dark hidden in the gaps of her past? As O'Hara spends more and more time getting to know her, is he pursuing justice? Or his own fatal obsession?

My Thoughts: 
If it weren't for the fact I was doing James Patterson's Masterclass I probably would never have picked this book up.  I'd heard mixed reviews on the author and his very quick turnaround times for books so I didn't really have any interest.  But since one of the things that would help with the course was to read this, I gave it a go.  If you are interested in James Pattersons Masterclass you can by clicking here.

This is a murder mystery novel so there isn't alot I can talk about without giving away too much but the story revolves around a woman who is alluring and beautiful and an interior decorator.  She has everything going for her and so when she leaves her husband to go see a client, and that client turns out to be another man she is involved with, things get pretty interesting.

While we get to read from a few different view points I definitely liked the main character O'Hara and the predicament he ends up in.  He's a very relatable character with good strong morals that are definitely tested.

If you like a good mystery, certainly give this a go.  I found it to be a real page turner.  The chapters are short and engaging and I can't wait to read the next book Second Honeymoon!

Happy reading!

Book received from:  Purchased from Amazon



Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Blogoversary Winner!


Congratulations 
to 

Megan.S

Thank you so much to everyone that entered.  I really appreciate it!  Hope you all have an awesome day.

Megan I'll be emailing across your $100USD Barnes and Nobles email very soon

Monday, February 27, 2017

Book Trailer: A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess

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A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire, #1) Synopsis:
I am Henrietta Howel. The first female sorcerer. The prophesied one. Or am I?

Henrietta Howel can burst into flames. When she is brought to London to train with Her Majesty's sorcerers, she meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, young men eager to test her powers and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her. As Henrietta discovers the secrets hiding behind the glamour of sorcerer life, she begins to doubt that she's the true prophesied one. With battle looming, how much will she risk to save the city--and the one she loves?




Monday, February 20, 2017

Survey: Have you seen the movie before reading the book?


This is one I've always struggled with.  My ultimate goal is to always read the book first before the movie, because lets face it, more often than not the book wins out!  The book is more in depth, and holds alot more than what a movie can fit in.  Plus a movie caters for the wider audience so will sometimes stray a little from the storyline of the book.

In saying this, the last few movies I've seen, I haven't read the books to it.  Fifty Shades Darker (and to top it off I watched it out of order too... the horror? ) and The Longest Ride.  Both extremely awesome movies, and because of these movies, I now want to read the books! Before, I had no intention of touching anything in this genre so I really think in times like this it's kind of a good thing to branch out sometimes.

So I'm curious with others out there.  Please enter the survey below telling me about your reading / watching tastes!  

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P.S
Don't forget to check out my blogoversary giveaway here. Only 8 more days to go!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Seventh Blogoversary and Giveaway


Hey All.

Can you believe Spellbound By Books has turned 7 and what better way to celebrate than to have an awesome giveaway! I've been super lucky over the years to come across so many amazing Authors, readers and other bloggers on the internet and in person. How crazy can something as awesome as reading and sharing that love can bring so many like-minded people together!

Cheers to you all!

So without further ado, see below to enter. Feel free to say hi in the comments and make sure to pop your favourite book title in there as well for extra points!

P.S Keep an eye out each Monday as I pop up a new post weekly

Monday, February 13, 2017

MBOB: Fifty Shades Darker

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I'll admit I'm very late to this party!  I never watched the first movie or read the books.  I tend to shy away from the latest fad for the simple fact that I don't want to go in with the high hopes that this is going to be fantastic because "Everyone said so," and be let down.  But a friend roped me in to go see Fifty Shades Darker and I reluctantly said yes. I'm not one to watch or read things out of order but I did this time, and I have to admit that for me it was better to watch the second one first.  I admit I went home and watched Fifty Shades of Grey straight after, and things made a lot more sense.  So now I am moving onto the books!  Plus, we are definitely booked in to watch Fifty Shades Freed next year!

Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2)Synopsis
Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven, and demanding Fifty Shades. While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront her anger and envy of the women who came before her and make the most important decision of her life. Erotic, sparkling and suspenseful, Fifty Shades Darker is the irresistibly addictive second part of the Fifty Shades trilogy.




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