BOOK SWAP – It Only Happens In The Movies – Holly Bourne and Perfect Evil – Alex Kava

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Every so often we like to do a book swap. Kate likes YA mainly and Becca enjoys thrillers. It’s good to try something different, so we came up with a book swap where we each give each other one of our reads and see what the other thinks.

This month we did ‘It Only Happens In The Movies’ by Holly Bourne (being Kate’s YA choice) and ‘Perfect Evil’ by Alex Kava (being Becca’s thriller choice). Here’s what we each thought of our respective swaps!

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Queen Of Air And Darkness By Cassandra Clare



Cassandra Clare does it again!!! Let’s be honest I didn’t doubt that she would deliver the goods with Queen Of Air And Darkness, but at nearly 900 pages long I wondered how she was going to finish off The Dark Artifices series without going off on a tangent.

At the end of Lord Of Shadows the two main points that needed to be covered is that our hero’s needed to take down Annabelle after she killed the Inquisitor (RIP Robert Lightwood) and Livvy Blackthorn (RIP – also, why don’t you just take my heart out now C.C?) and sort out that pesky Parabati bond. Oh and figure out what was going on with Jace and Clary. I know that’s a very brief summary of it but it’s the highlights that I remembered and in hindsight I really should have found the time to re-read both Lady Midnight and Lord of Shadows. Well, Queen of Air and Darkness does not disappoint in the least, there are multiple plot twists and surprises right up until literally the last page which had me squealing with joy and excitement in anticipation of how epic the next book will be.

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The Kissing Booth – Beth Reekles

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So this one has been on my Netflix queue for a while  but as with all book to tv/film adaptations I prefer to read the book first, I wasn’t supposed to be buying books while in Waterstones the other week but hey ho I was in a bookstore so it was inevitable. While I was in the YA section staring longingly at the hard cover edition of Kingdom of Ash (I already have a normal paperback edition and a signed paperback edition  –  I CAN NOT buy the hardback edition as well)  I saw a trio of teenage girls browsing the books when one of them spotted ‘The Kissing Booth’ and they all fangirled in a ‘OMG, I didn’t know it was a book’ kinda way, so clearly they had seen the movie and their reaction to it was enough for me to pick it up and head to the till (along with a copy of Dumplin’ – my next book to film read).Read More »