Mar 092015
 

On January the 20th I posted the cover reveal of Dare To Dream by Carys Jones. Today is the day I will bring you my review of the book.

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The world was going to end. Of that, Maggie Trafford was certain.

Fourteen-year-old Maggie Trafford leads a normal life. Well, as normal as being crammed in a three-bedroom house with four siblings and a single parent can be, anyway. But despite being somewhat ignored at home, Maggie excels, earning top grades, a best friend who would do anything for her, and stolen looks from a boy in Maths.

It’s not until the dreams start that Maggie realizes “normal” is the least of her problems. Every night, she lives the same nightmare—red lightning, shattered glass, destruction. But nightmares are just that, right? No one believes her when she says it’s an omen. At least, not until the already mysterious pillars of Stonehenge start falling.

No longer alone in her fear, Maggie and the world watch with bated breath as one after another, the historic stones tumble, like a clock counting down. But only Maggie knows what it means: when the last stone falls, destruction will reign. And when the world ends, there’s only one option left—survive.

Dare to Dream is a sci-fi novel about Maggie, Maggie has dreams. Or to be more accurate, she has nightmares. Maggie isn’t able to sleep without waking up in horror about what she dreamed about. The story of Maggie is a story you get sucked into easily. The closer I got to the end of the book, the faster I was turning the pages. So imagine my surprise when I suddenly finished the book. I was in shock and I am eagerly awaiting a sequel because the story of Maggie isn’t over yet. I have some questions left and I really hope there will be a 2nd book that will answer my questions. But if there isn’t a 2nd book I can live with this ending because it’s refreshing and leaves something to your imagination.

My appetite for reading still isn’t what it used to be but this book had the perfect amount of pages for me to keep my attention to it. Dare To Dream is available to buy Here
But also on Amazon (kindle edition), Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and on Nook

You can find more about Carys Jones on her website, her facebook or her  twitter.

Mar 072015
 

WaW2015

Day 6 – Unfairly Treated Female Character.

This is without a doubt, Mary Morstan.

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She is, if you ask me, unfairly treated by the fandom. Everybody hates her, okay not everybody but a lot of people. Anyways people don’t like her and some even wish her dead, mostly because she shot Sherlock, I feel like that’s irrelevant. Sherlock forgave her so all the other people should do the same! And they say she’s in the way of a romantic johnlock I just am not a fan of that and besides that John loves Mary! He does love Sherlock but I do only see that as a good friendship. I hate that mostly ever good male friendship has to be ruined by gaygoggles. But let’s not get into this, this is Women’s Week and we are here to talk about Mary Morstan.

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I love Mary with all my heart. The minute she appeared on Sherlock she stole my heart and I will mourn the day she will die on Sherlock, because let’s face it, it is canon. But I still feel like there are ways around it. Because, yes Mary Morstan dies in the books and I find that she already died on Sherlock. Because the real Mary Morstan died, stolen identity and all, and Mary is now Mary Watson and I say Mary Watson lives for ever and ever to keep her boys Sherlock and John in place. So I say Mary lives and stays.

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Mar 062015
 

WaW2015Day 5 – Favourite Inspirational Character, or in my case person.

I kept trying to think of someone in a TV show who inspired me, and I couldn’t think of anyone. To be totally honest I never really gotten overly inspired by characters. Don’t know why, but even picking a role model is hard for me.

But I did realise there’s a person who inspires me: Louise Pentland, on internet more well known as SprinkleofGlitter. I’ve mentioned Louise before as one of my favourite Youtubers and she still is.

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Louise is Funny, Nice, Vibrant, and I just love her vibe. One of the things on her channel that really inspires me are her Look books. We are both plus size (I hate that word) women and I just love her sense of style and it gives me more  confidence to wear dresses and skirts (which I still need to buy more). Her look books show that no matter what size you are, you are beautiful and can wear nice things.

 

Also I want to be the fun mom she is to her daughter to my daughter too. (Plus Darcy is one of the cutest little things I’ve seen. I have to say one of because she can’t beat my little hobbit) Also I’d like to think I am a bit like her. Maybe I do have a role model.

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Mar 052015
 

WaW2015Day 4 -Favourite Relationship. 

This one took me a while to think of, there are a lot of shows and things to choose from and I wanted try not to pick the same TV shows for all the days. But thanks to tumblr I suddenly realised there’s an awesome friendship in TV I wanted to point out..

 
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The friendship between: Rachel, Monica and Phoebe. For the people who don’t know about what TV show I am talking. SHAME ON YOU. But it’s Friends, I love friends a lot and I love the friendship between the 3 of them. If I had to pick a TV show about friendship it would be Friends. I just love the entire group.But since it’s women’s appreciation week I am going with the girls from Friends. I just love at how they’re friendship works. They fight like all women do, they make up. They laugh and they cry together. If I’m not mistaken they even have lived together, not all 3 at once. But Monica lived with Rachel and Phoebe and phoebe and Rachel also lived together. Don’t think they have actually lived together in 1 place. Did seem like they did though.

I think the moment with the wedding dresses is one of my favourite things of the 3 of them together. I haven’t watched the show in a while so there might be a few more moments I could’ve mentioned. I’m, not so patiently, waiting for Friends to appear on the Dutch netflix. Should be happening somewhere in the next 3 months, hopefully.

What is your favourite Monica/Rachel/Phoebe moment?

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