#CoverReveal: My Best Friend's Fiance

Title: My Best Friend's Fiance
Author: Keren Hughes
Genre: Romance
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Published: 30th May 2017
Goodreads: Add to Shelf

About The Book:
The heart wants what it wants right? But what if it wants something it can never have?

I’m in love, and it should feel amazing...except, it doesn’t. The problem is, the guy I’m in love with happens to be my best friend’s fiancĂ©.

It’s wrong on so many levels. If there was any way I could stop my growing feelings toward the one man who’s completely off limits, I would…but I can’t.

It’s insane, a disaster waiting to happen. The only thing that could make this entire situation worse is if the feeling was mutual—which it isn’t...is it?

About The Author:
Keren lives in the UK and is an avid bookworm. She fondly remembers the days where she would lie in her bedroom away from distraction and get lost in the world of make believe. Her first real memory of reading something she fell in love with was The Hobbit. In her teenage years, she became addicted to Point Horror books like RL Stine's The Boyfriend, but she also enjoyed light Summer reads like What Katy Did and What Katy Did Next. Over the years she has come to realise that she is a bit of an OCD freak about books. They have to be in perfect condition without the slightest bit of damage. She has been a book reviewer for the last few years and a book hoarder for a LOT longer. You can NEVER have too many books! Her shelves are bulging and overflowing but she always wants "just one more book". Keren had her first book published by Limitless Publishing in November 2013. It's a YA Paranormal Romance novel called Stolen. Her second book was published with LP in May 2014. This time, an NA Contemporary Romance called Nothing Like The First Time. She couldn't have been more surprised when NLTFT appeared on the Amazon Best Seller list. That was a dream come true. Keren is currently working on more NA Contemporary Romances for you to fall in love with. Keren loves hearing from her readers.

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#TrailerThursday: King Author: Legend of the Sword

Trailer Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Shubba at Wee Shubba's World.
Each week will showcase either a movie, TV or book trailer that I am excited for.
Feel free to take part and remember:

Can we say F*cking Epic?!?!? This movie looks amazing. I can't wait to finally see this one. I seen the teaser trailers AGES ago and now I am soooooooooooo excited to see the full trailer. Who is coming to the movies with me to watch it? Charlie Hunnam is like Tom Hardy, I will watch him in anyway!!! He is such an amazing actor, reminder him in SoA?? Jax. *Drool*.

Movie: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Studio: Warner Bros.
Release: 19th May 2017 (UK)
Genre: Action. Adventure, Drama

About The Movie:
The young Arthur runs the back streets of Londinium with his crew, unaware of his royal lineage until he draws the sword Excalibur from the stone. Instantly confronted by the sword’s influence, Arthur is forced to decide when to become involved with his power. Throwing in with the Resistance and an enigmatic young woman named Guinevere, he must learn to master the sword, face down his demons, unite the people to defeat the tyrant Vortigern — who murdered his parents and stole his crown — and become king - Wikipedia

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#WaitingOnWednesday: The Dazzling Heights

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted  by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: The Dazzling Heights
Author: Katharine McGee
Genre: YA Dystopian
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 29th Aug 2017

New York, 2118. Manhattan is home to a thousand-story supertower, a breathtaking marvel that touches the sky. But amidst high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, five teenagers are keeping dangerous secrets…

LEDA is haunted by memories of what happened on the worst night of her life. She’ll do anything to make sure the truth stays hidden–even if it means trusting her enemy.

WATT just wants to put everything behind him…until Leda forces him to start hacking again. Will he do what it takes to be free of her for good?

When RYLIN wins a scholarship to an upper-floor school, her life transforms overnight. But being there means seeing the boy whose heart she broke, and who broke hers in return.

AVERY is tormented by her love for the one person in the world she can never have. She’s desperate to be with him… no matter the cost.

And then there’s CALLIOPE, the mysterious, bohemian beauty who arrives in New York, determined to cause a stir. And she knows exactly where to begin.

But unbeknownst to them all, someone is watching their every move, someone with revenge in mind. And in a world of such dazzling heights, just one wrong step can mean a devastating fall.

I am so freaking excited for this one. The first book, The Thousandth floor (my review) was one of my favourite reads of 2016. It was exciting, thrilling and different so I have high hopes for this one. Bring it on. Can't wait!!!!!

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#TeaserTuesday: Fallen by Lauren Kate

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Purple Booker.
Grab your current read, go to a random page and share a few teasers, try not to include spoilers.

Title: Fallen
Series: Fallen #1
Author: Lauren Kate
Publisher: Corgi Children
Published: 1st July 2010
Genre: YA Fantasy

About the Book:

Instant. Intense. Weirdly familiar . . .

The moment Luce looks at Daniel she knows she has never felt like this before. Except she can't shake the feeling that she has . . . and with him - a boy she doesn't remember ever setting eyes on.

Will her attempt to find out why enlighten her - or destroy her?

Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic.

I am currently rereading this one after watching the movie, my thoughts in the previous post. I do like the first book so wanted to read the series again. There are so many amazing quotes from Fallen so it was hard to just pick a few.

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#MovieMonday: Fallen (2017)

*Movie Monday* is where I will share my thoughts on a movie I have seen in the past week. Please note that I am NOT a movie reviewer. I  will "review" a movie like I would a book. Just telling you how I feel about the movie. I hope you enjoy.
*I take NO credit for the title, as after I searched it I noticed it was already taken.
Movie: Fallen
Cert: 12
Studio: Lionsgate
Release: 10th March 2017 (UK)
Genre:  Teen, Drama, Fantasy
Directors: Scott Hicks
WritersMichael Arlen Ross (screenplay), Kathryn Price (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
My Rating: 3 out of 5

About The Movie:
When Luce (Addison Timlin; That Awkward Moment) is sent to Sword & Cross reform school, accused of a crime she didn’t commit, she finds herself torn between two students; dangerous Cameron and mysterious Daniel (Jeremy Irvine; War Horse). Tormented by strange visions, Luce begins to unravel the secrets of her past and finds she must choose where her feelings lie, pitting Heaven against Hell in an epic battle over true love. - Amazon UK

Having read the book, Fallen had the potential to an epic movie. Fallen Angels. A love that transcends a thousand years. One girls struggle between two hotties. A battle between good and bad and one hell of a Gothic setting. Yet in the process of adapting this from paper to screen just falls flat. It just didn’t work which is so disappointing because I really enjoyed the first book in the series.

I remember when I first heard this was getting a movie (and we are going years back) I was soooooo excited because I loved the book. Then when information starting being released about the casting, I can honestly say I was not that impressed. Then when I watched the movie. It did not help me changed my mind much. Mainly for the casting of Luce and Cam. I was Team Cam in the books. I loved him. He had the ultimate bad boy appeal. "Bad" Fallen Angel. Full of charm. He was a fantastic character. And to me actor was way off. He couldn't pull off the Cam Charm. Luce, oh dear god. She may not have been my perfect Luce in looks (I always picture Kaya Scodelario as Luce) but I could have overlooked that if her acting was fantastic. And I am sorry but dear god she was a bore feast. I am sure that Addison is wonderful actress, I haven't seen anything else she is in. However, her portrayal of Luce is awful. Her acting was so flat. There was no emotional at all in her. No passion, no energy. Very lacklustre. I will say though I loved that they got the dress into the movie and she rocked it. She is a stunning girl and can totally pull off that look.

Now I wasn't completely upset about all of the casting. Jeremy as Daniel is actually pretty spot on looks wise. He was nice to looks at and got that smoldering thing going on. I think he did a good job with bringing Daniel to screen. However, I think he could have really stepped up on the nastiness. As in the books he was a bit of an arse to Luce.

I know that you are never going to get a perfect book to movie adaptation. Even my favourites have some major changes, e.g. Harry Potter and Twilight. However, I still expect some of the most important details and scenes to be kept in. And sadly it had just way too many mistake and BIG mistakes for me to really enjoy it. Yet, I think if you haven't read the book you might actually enjoy it more. Once I managed separated the two it wasn't overly terrible. It wasn't the worst movie I have ever seen. But it was a far cry from being great. And don't get me started on the pace. It was soooooo goddamn slow. It wasn't until the last 20 minutes that we got any sort of "excitement" and even then it was still pretty meh compared to the ending of the book. 

It wasn't all bad. Let me just take a moment to drool over the setting. The thing I loved most about the book was the setting. It is Gothic and dark and I loved it. The movie really managed to captured that. And I really want to go to Tura, Hungary to see this place close up. Swords & Cross was everything I imagine it would be. So hats off to those film crew and who ever decided on the where this movie was going to the film.  I also want to applaud the cinematographer. The way this film was shot really brought the Gothic feel alive. It was mesmerising and breath-taking. For me this saved the movie and brought my overall rating up to a 3. If they had messed up setting and overall feel of the movie it would have been a complete disaster.

Overall, Fallen was a sort of watchable movie. It was far from amazing. Personally, I think too many YA book to movie adaptations are falling because they all are trying to get that Twilight and Hunger Games success. Unfortunately, Fallen is one of many that have failed. Given more time and a bigger budget, Fallen could have been amazing!!!! It really could have. If they dedicated more time to making sure the actors acting was spot on, they could have been forgiven for changing a lot of the book if they still had the original spirit of the characters.

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#BookReview: The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan

May Contain a still spoiler. Not massive and I haven't went into much detail but just wanted to a put a warning up anyway. lol. 

Title: The Lover's Dictionary
Format: eBook
Pages: 229
Published: 1st Feb 2011
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Source: Bought
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Shelfability:  Acquire

About The Book
How does one talk about love? Do we even have the right words to describe something that can be both utterly mundane and completely transcendent, pulling us out of our everyday lives and making us feel a part of something greater than ourselves? Taking a unique approach to this problem, the nameless narrator of David Levithan’s The Lover's Dictionary has constructed the story of his relationship as a dictionary. Through these short entries, he provides an intimate window into the great events and quotidian trifles of being within a couple, giving us an indelible and deeply moving portrait of love in our time.

The Lover's Dictionary is a hard one to review. So I'm going to keep it short. I first bought this book back  in 2012 and I didn't like it. I couldn't get into the story. I just didn't feel it.  Now 5 years on I wanted to give it another go and I'm glad I did. It's so unique and captivating.

It's a love story told in the form of a dictionary. Each definition relates to certain aspects of the narrators life. From online dating, to moving in with his girlfriend, to dealing with heartache. The author manages to convey a powerful love story in such a way that blew my mind.

You find yourself getting really invested in the characters life. His name is never revealed which I think makes it more relate-able, as you can put yourself in to his place. Really seeing everything through his eyes as if they are your own.  The narrative is so addictive that you will completely devour this book and not even realise it.

My only complaint about this is just a personal thing and it's not actually a bad thing. There is a scene that involves an American Idiot tour T shirt and a fire. That's all I'm going you say. As a massive green day fan let's just say it pissed me off something awful. Other than that The Lover's Dictionary is a fabulous love story and I highly recommend it.

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