Book Lovin’ | Mini Reviews & Giveaway!

I am a book lover. Have been ever since I was little. When it came to making friends in Secondary School, I was actually told off for reading too much and not interacting with the other kids… Told off for reading!? At school! Regardless of that, I’ve been reading ever since and I’m still the little bookworm I’ve always been.

When I was recently sent the three books below, I literally had a mini heart attack. For a reader like me, these three popping on my doorstep was like a Christmas come early! I’ve written some mini reviews below and theres a giveaway at the bottom of the page for you to Win one of the three (you get to choose which one you’d like), I’ll be buying another copy to send to the winner!

The Three – Sarah Lotz

The Three is a thriller novel from author Sarah Lotz, based around 4 plane crashes that happened on the same day around the world, it’s definitely a book that will get you thinking. It’s written incredibly well in the form of newspaper articles, message forum conversations, IM’s and prose and definitely keeps you frustrated and confused, edging you to read on and on. The many different ‘voices’ and points of views throughout the book (especially at the beginning) create utter suspense in the readers mind which in turn creates unease and dread, ultimately ending in an all over great horror story. Plane crashes, strange child survivors and a whole lot of conspiracy! Definitely not one to read just before you’re to head off on holiday! I absolutely loved this book and was literally gripped the entire way through!

Geek Girl Picture Perfect – Holly Smale

Picture Perfect is the third instalment in the Geek Girl series by Holly Smale, a hilarious book that carries on perfectly from the first two, with new adventures and new obstacles for Harriet to encounter. In this book, Harriet and the rest of her family uproot and move to New York, leaving her boyfriend behind and embarking on a new modelling career. There’s such a great blend of seriousness and humour and all of the facts we’ve all loved from the previous novels are still packed in, teaching us a thing or two as we read! One of the main things that I love about this book and the two previous, are the incredibly short chapters, I think they give such a great vibe to the book and really enhance the writing style and the ‘voice’ of Harriet. A great and funny book which is suitable for all ages.

Half A King –  Joe Abercrombie

Now, I’m not normally a massive fan of the fantasy novels (unless of course it’s Harry Potter) but Half A King is a great read, something that any fans (especially young fans) of The Hobbit of The Lord Of The Rings will really love. Half A King is the first book in the Shattered Sea Series and so far I’m half way through, its a great book so far and am really enjoying it. The names are a little hard to get your tongue around at first, but once you’re over that hurdle, it’s not hard to get your teeth into and get gripped into the story.

If you’d like to win one of these great books all you have to do is fill in the Rafflecopter widget below! The Giveaway will last two weeks and I’ll be selecting one winner at random, through the app on Friday 15th August! This is a UK giveaway only unfortunately (so so sorry to all you abroad).


1 of the above books (of your choice)

A Bundle Of Beauty Goodies!

a Rafflecopter giveaway




  1. August 1, 2014 / 8:20 am

    Great giveaway, I'm a massive book lover too! I'd love to win Geek Girl as I've been wanting to read the first two for ages! X

    Stella Et0ile

  2. August 1, 2014 / 10:17 am

    Oh lovely post. I always love book reviews. I really fancy reading the Geek Girl series. What a fab competition, wish me luck! Best wishes, H 🙂 xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

  3. August 1, 2014 / 5:59 pm

    Geek girl picture perfect please xx Thanks for the chance hun

  4. August 1, 2014 / 9:55 pm

    Loving this giveaway! fingers crossed 🙂

  5. August 2, 2014 / 11:07 am

    I only seem to get properly into reading as soon as it's holiday season! I'd love to win Geek Girl Picture Perfect – it sounds like my kinda book. Lovely giveaway 🙂 xx

  6. Kiran Parry
    August 3, 2014 / 5:06 pm

    I would like geek girl please.

  7. August 4, 2014 / 12:55 pm

    Good to see a fellow blogger who's also a bookworm
    The Three sounds like the most interesting & I would LOVE to win it…if I were so lucky


  8. August 9, 2014 / 3:31 pm

    I would like to read Geek Girl thanks

  9. August 11, 2014 / 8:09 pm

    I would love to read The Three 🙂

  10. August 13, 2014 / 4:54 pm

    the three please and i was a book recluse too! bugger them lol xxxx

  11. August 14, 2014 / 5:33 am

    I would love to read The Three. Books that get you thinking are my favorite because there are always so many new ideas in them