Category Archives: Entertainment

The Crush Saga Book 1 by Chrissy Peebles – Review

If you like paranormal romance, particularly if you like it since the boom of Twilight and True Blood, then Chrissy Peebles is your kind of author. I read Crush, book 1 of the Crush Saga, as part of a free anthology I downloaded off Amazon. With these anthologies, it is often hit or miss, and Peebles’ cute little novel was definitely a hit. Continue reading The Crush Saga Book 1 by Chrissy Peebles – Review

WIN! @BookItFowardUK with the Boy Who Cried Wolf

With the new owner of my copy of Phantom Thief Jeanne now happily reading and sharing the book, I have the great opportunity to now send The Boy Who Cried Wolf to a new home! Continue reading WIN! @BookItFowardUK with the Boy Who Cried Wolf

You had me at Shakespeare the Vampire Hunter – preview

This September, a new book documenting the life of William Shakespeare as a vampire hunter is being released. Yes. William Shakespeare as a vampire hunter. What more do you need? I wonder if he has more skills that Abraham Lincoln? Continue reading You had me at Shakespeare the Vampire Hunter – preview

The Hyde Park Squirrels – review

The Hyde Park Squirrels written by Nick Croydon and illustrated by Petra Brown is a new Children’s Book series about a couple of red squirrels and their adventures, many of which are set in familiar territory but with an adorable animal-kingdom spin. It is published by Hyde Park Editions. In a nutshell (see what I did there?) these are gorgeously decorated tales with enough substance to keep a child engaged. Continue reading The Hyde Park Squirrels – review

The Boy Who Cried Wolf by Mahni Tazhibi – review

I saw this book online and thought it looked fabulous. The famous Aesop fable illustrated by Iranian artist Mahni Tazhibi, published by Tiny Owl publishing house. I am very fortunate that this book has been sent to me for review.

As a children’s story book, you have certain expectations, but Tazhibi’s art transcends mine. The cover is bright and inviting, and the illustration is relatable. Many children’s books are block colours, whereas Tazhibi’s has an innocent, crayon-like quality to it. Continue reading The Boy Who Cried Wolf by Mahni Tazhibi – review

A Wild Pokemon Game Appeared – Review

There actually exists a Pokemon game that I do not absolutely love. Continue reading A Wild Pokemon Game Appeared – Review

@BookItForwardUK giveaway! Phantom Thief Jeanne

#BookItForwardUK: High school student Maron Kusakabe has a secret: she’s Phantom Thief Jeanne. She sneaks into private art collections to steal paintings in which demons reside. Jeanne’s task is to seal the demons before they can devour human hearts. So far she’s been able to evade the police on her midnight outings, but now another thief has come onto the scene – Phantom Sinbad – and he’s trying to take the paintings before she does! Continue reading @BookItForwardUK giveaway! Phantom Thief Jeanne

Summoner Book 0: Origins – Review

While perusing Twitter I saw a tweet stating some new book was ‘Harry Potter meets Pokemon’. Obviously I skipped straight to Amazon and clicked pre-order. To this day I haven’t actually read the blurb.

Summoner: Novice by Taran Matharu is released in the UK on May 5. To give us all eager readers a taster of the world of Hominum, where people of noble blood can capture demons to fights alongside them, Matharu has released, for free, a short 100 page origins story. Continue reading Summoner Book 0: Origins – Review

The Sin Eater’s Daughter – review

“I am the perfect weapon. I kill with a single touch.”

Twylla lives in a castle much like a princess, however, Twylla is no princess. Twylla is the kingdom’s executioner. But she does not kill with a weapon, she kills with a mere touch. She lives with a mad queen, a gentle king, a bored prince, and many guards who fear her, until one day when a rather handsome guard appears, he out swords all others and is put in charge of Twylla’s safety. But there is a chemistry that makes Twylla feel different, and it isn’t just the fatal poison that rushes through Twylla’s bloodstream.

Continue reading The Sin Eater’s Daughter – review

Fire Sermon – sample review

I have been plagued by the intrigue and temptation that is Francesca’s Haig’s Fire Sermon for weeks. When a fabulous and blazing front cover was planted repeatedly before my eyes, I began to crack.

And then you hear a summary like ‘they are born twins, but they only share their death’, how can you not want to read more? Continue reading Fire Sermon – sample review

Pokemon Shuffle – review

Our quest to catch them all is no longer just a collecting adventure. Pokemon gaming comes in all shapes and sizes; we can be Pikachu and raid tombs, we can catch their portraits in art academy, we can even be rangers and just take photographs.  The newest way to catch all the Pokemon is with Pokemon Shuffle, a free to download Nintendo 3DS game. Continue reading Pokemon Shuffle – review

Karneval, ep01 – Review

So I noticed that Yen Press (one of the all time greatest manga publishers) was releasing ‘Karneval’ this March. The cover looks adorable. Why wouldn’t you want to look further into a book that has a boy-child in ripped clothing, covered in bandages and smiling against a background of butterfly silhouettes?

To the seasoned manga reader that isn’t as weird as it sounds. Continue reading Karneval, ep01 – Review

FREE Pokemon shuffle game on 3DS – Preview

Available in Europe. Full Press Release:

Hours of fun to be had at no cost with new Pokémon puzzle game—downloadable from Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Match three or more Pokémon in a line to attack and progress through a variety of different stages. The aim of the game is to reduce the wild Pokémon’s HP to zero within the number of moves available. The best players will use traditional Pokémon type-matching skills to defeat the wild Pokémon efficiently and make capturing it easier. Continue reading FREE Pokemon shuffle game on 3DS – Preview

The Bees by @LalinePaull – Review

WHEN golden banded honeybees, so often likened to summer and honey sweetness, become the metaphor of a dystopian version of British Government and the Monarchy, what is one left to think? Continue reading The Bees by @LalinePaull – Review

@Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire – Preview

 Why should you buy Pokemon Mega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire this winter? You know, other than being an impossibly obsessed addict who didn’t consider not buying it.

Remember Diancie who was kind of cute but a little bit too rocky to be cuddly? Meet Mega Diancie for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Continue reading @Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire – Preview

Anime vs Manga: Phantom Thief Jeanne – review

Phantom Thief Jeanne manga was brought to the English speaking audience in March this year by the fantastic people at Shojobeat, of Viz Media. I was a little slow on the uptake, what with it now being May and I have only just picked it up, but seeing all the gush about the series on Twitter when I saw it sitting on the shelf in Waterstones, well, you know my track record of resistance. Continue reading Anime vs Manga: Phantom Thief Jeanne – review

Frogs, Cats and Pyramids – Could there be a better title? – Preview

It is not often that a title alone can sell merchandise, but Tony Cleaver’s Frogs, Cats and Pyramids has probably already got your attention. Why not give into temptation and go buy it from recommended purchases? Continue reading Frogs, Cats and Pyramids – Could there be a better title? – Preview

My number is up – Review

Remember the book I found out about a couple weeks ago? Well now I own it, and it is wonderful. Continue reading My number is up – Review

@NetflixUK I choose you! Stream type @Pokemon – Preview

As of today, March 1 Pokemon fans across the Netflix streaming service will be able to get their dose of the adorable pocket monsters and the ever youthful Ash Ketchum. Continue reading @NetflixUK I choose you! Stream type @Pokemon – Preview

#Win books with @DarklyDelishYA and @BookNerdTours Good luck to all! – Competition

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Continue reading #Win books with @DarklyDelishYA and @BookNerdTours Good luck to all! – Competition