Review: Broken Knight by LJ Shen

 

Wow.

Just wow.

This book was nothing short of amazing.

If you like LJ Shen, you will love her by the end of this read….and maybe hate her a bit too!


Title: Broken Knight

Author: LJ Shen


Not all love stories are written the same way. Ours had torn chapters, missing paragraphs, and a bittersweet ending.

Luna Rexroth is everyone’s favorite wallflower.

Sweet.
Caring.
Charitable.
Quiet.
Fake.
Underneath the meek, tomboy exterior everyone loves (yet pities) is a girl who knows exactly what, and who, she wants—namely, the boy from the treehouse who taught her how to curse in sign language.
Who taught her how to laugh.
To live.
To love.

Knight Cole is everyone’s favorite football hero.
Gorgeous.
Athletic.
Rugged.
Popular.
Liar.

This daredevil hell-raiser could knock you up with his gaze alone, but he only has eyes for the girl across the street: Luna.

But Luna is not who she used to be. She doesn’t need his protection anymore.
When life throws a curveball at All Saints’ golden boy, he’s forced to realize not all knights are heroes.

Sometimes, the greatest love stories flourish in tragedy.


Oh jeez people. I’m not sure I can ever recover from this! This read nearly killed me…..and I loved every.moment.of.it! A young Luna and Knight. My heart! ‘Always. Whenever. Forever.’

This book took my heart….
It literally ripped it out my body….
And then stomped on it…..
Did an Irish jig on it…..
Then the floss…..
You get the picture.
I don’t think I’ll ever recover from this. This is, without a doubt, the best book this author has ever written and that is saying something as her previous books have been FABULOUS!
My heart is back where it belongs in case you’re wondering. Well sort of. I think. I’m still very emotional!
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Mini Review: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Utterly different and refreshing!

These words fit this book to a tee. I’m so glad I read it (and so glad it was a total bargain of 99p when it was on sale!)

Title: The Kiss Quotient

Author: Helen Hoang


A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there’s not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick.

Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases — a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.

It doesn’t help that Stella has Asperger’s and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice — with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can’t afford to turn down Stella’s offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan — from foreplay to more-than-missionary position…

Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but to crave all the other things he’s making her feel. Soon, their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic…


This book is a total 5 star read for me, no doubt about it.

There was nothing that I didn’t like. And that surprised me! Books that have ‘heartwarming’ in the description don’t normally float my boat but, oh my life, this book did!

Stella was a delight. I loved her. Absolutely adored her. Michael was every girls dream but in a totally understated way. His ability to see Stella for Stella and love Stella for just who she is made me love him even more….and don’t even get me started on his family!

The writing was top notch, the flow just right, it was funny, cute and oh so sweet but in a totally refreshing way.

Top 5 Tuesday – Dystopian

Top 5 Tuesday is brought to you by Shanah at the Bionic Bookworm – you can find her July topic post here.

August 20th theme = Dystopian

Ok, so I love books but I have to admit I didnt even know if I’d read any dystopian so I needed to look up some Goodreads lists!!!! I have no idea whether these are dystopian or not but Goodreads says they are so that’s good enough for me!


An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

 

 

Secondborn by Amy A Bartol

 

 

The Selection by Keira Cass

 

 

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

 

 

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

 

 

 


 

This got me thinking about what other dystopian books I’d like to read so whilst I was scouring the list I picked these:

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

I don’t like Monday’s…..but books always help!

I’m always up for a bit of forward planning, especially when it comes to books so I thought to brighten up Mondays I’d tell you about some books I am looking forward to in 2020!!

After falling head over heels for Aurora Rising, I am making it my mission to read all this authors work….and when I saw a vamp book was coming, I was overjoyed!


Title: Empire of the Vampire

Series: Empire of the Vampire #1

Author: Jay Kristoff

Release Date: 3 September 2020

TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE THE LAST SUNRISE…

A sensational new epic fantasy trilogy from the bestselling author of The Nevernight Chronicle.

 

(Well that is short. Short but snappy! I guess a full blurb is to follow with the cover!!)

 

How much are you looking forward to this?

Books galore! Well, sort of……

Welcome to The Weekly Epilogue!

Hope you all had a good week?

 

It’s been a rainy, Autumn like week here and my need to read has improved greatly (thank the Book Lord!) I’m wondering if it’s due to the change in weather? Or the fact that I’ve been feeling under the weather? I’ve been sort of ill all week but it’s not come to anything. Maybe I needed the security of my books!


The History of Magic: Charms and Defence of the Dark Arts.

I really wanted to read one of these and it was on Prime Reading, I really enjoyed it! A small Harry Potter fix!

 

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

This was so good, so refreshing. I rushed out and got The Bride Test as soon as I’d finished! I’ll post my review this week!

Broken Knight by LJ Shen (arc)

Review to come on release day! Think that’s very soon!

 


Rage by Cora Carmack

I was lucky enough to get an arc and get on to her Street Team! Look out for more posts coming soon but let me just drop this here as anyone can join in!

#TheRageSeasonIsHere


How was your reading week?

What books did you read?

3 Quotes, 3 Days: Day 3

The Rules

• Thank the person who nominated you

• Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)

• Nominate 3 new bloggers each day

Firstly I must apologise as I didn’t get the name of who posted this….but THANK YOU!

I thought for this time around I would do a book quotes, a quote from a book and a quote for my fave thing in the whole world = my son!


Day 3

My son is my heart. He is my absolute everything. He is 9. He has the best smile in the whole world, it lights up a room. He is cheeky. He is funny. He is compassionate. He is my world.

3 Quotes, 3 Days: Day 2

The Rules

• Thank the person who nominated you

• Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)

• Nominate 3 new bloggers each day

Firstly I must apologise as I didn’t get the name of who posted this….but THANK YOU!

I thought for this time around I would do a book quotes, a quote from a book and a quote for my fave thing in the whole world = my son!


Day 2

This is a quote from A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer. I read this book and loved every word but this really resonated with me. Look for the light even in the dark.

3 Quotes, 3 Days: Day 1

The Rules

• Thank the person who nominated you

• Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)

• Nominate 3 new bloggers each day

Firstly I must apologise as I didn’t get the name of who posted this….but THANK YOU!

I thought for this time around I would do a book quotes, a quote from a book and a quote for my fave thing in the whole world = my son!


Day 1

How true this is!

My books are my constant companion, they are there whenever I need them.

I’m not going to tag anyone but feel free to use!

Review: A Journey Through Charms and Defence Against the Dark Arts

I could simply not resist to see what these were like, and I wasnt disappointed! There are lots of negative reviews on Goodreads but I did enjoy it……but I did get it free on Prime Reading.


The history of magic is as long as time and as wide as the world. In every culture, in every age, in every place and, probably, in every heart, there is magic.

This non-fiction short-form eBook features content which is adapted from the audiobook Harry Potter: A History of Magic – inspired by the British Library exhibition of the same name.

How to become invisible, to make someone fall in love with you, to transform into another creature: these are all things that people have believed in, yearned for, or feared, throughout history. Spells and charms have captured the imagination for hundreds of years. Warding off evil is also something that has concerned people throughout history. From werewolves to all manner of snakes in the wizarding world, you’d learn how to face a number of strange and frightening forces in Defence Against the Dark Arts classes.

This eBook short examines the colourful characters and curious incidents of the real history of magic, and how they relate to the Hogwarts lesson subjects of Charms and Defence Against the Dark Arts from the Harry Potter stories.


I couldn’t resist! (And it was on Prime reading!)

CHARMS
DEFENCE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS

Discussing charms, summoning demons like its an everyday occurrence, witches and the making of the sorting hat!

I didnt realise the research that JK put into these books. I thought they were stories out of her head but omg this opened my eyes! And she planned for FIVE years!

Now I want the others!