Friday, 15 June 2018

Review: You Were Made For This by Michelle Sacks

I’m not really quite sure what to make of this book if I’m honest. Although the storyline was well thought out, the ending was a bit bizarre for my liking.

Our main cast of Sam & Merry who are husband and wife are hiding secrets from each other even having moved from the US to Sweden to start a new life. Both have damaged/troubled backgrounds. Our third main character Frank is Merry’s childhood best friend.... however friend is a loosely used term as each hurts the other and have done across the years. 

The storyline is developed in such a way that you think you know where it’s going but what actually happens is far from what was expected. 

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Review: Trust No One by Anthony Mosawi

I loved this book!! 

I couldn’t read it quick enough. It has a brilliantly written storyline when gets started right from the beginning... I quickly wanted to find out more. I loved the way that the story unfolded. Sara our main character was found aged 10 trapped in a bath full of water and the only thing she knew was her name.

There were only a couple of clues left but not much to go on. Her main problem...... who she could trust. The book really gripped me and I had to find out about Sara’s past. There are some other really great characters that were developed in the book and I would love to read more about them in another book.

It’s published on the 23rd August so grab a copy! It’s well worth it! 

I received an advance copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Review: The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

I loved this book!!

It was absolutely gripping, I couldn’t wait to read it... I totally loved the way that the story unfolded. I liked the main characters Charlie and Sam and enjoyed how we learnt about their history as well as about them now.

It had a mixture of emotions throughout ranging from sadness to comedy. I don’t want to give any spoilers away but the storyline was brilliant and I have no idea how the author came up with the storyline as it genuinely was put together brilliantly.

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Review: Big Potential by Shawn Achor

Description:

Forget everything you thought you knew about being your best. It’s not about your own skills or talents. Instead, real success in work and life comes from your connections and relationships – the teams you build around you, the friends you make – and getting the best out of them. You hugely amplify your own potential by helping others around you to realise theirs.

A TED talk star with over 16 million views, Shawn Achor is one of the world’s leading experts on happiness and personal success – and author of the positive psychology classic The Happiness Advantage. Now, in this game-changing guide to greatness, he demolishes the myth of single individual achievement. With powerful stories, cutting-edge research and exclusive insights from Fortune 100 leaders, he shows how only by working with others will you ever reach your Big Potential.


Review: 

I got this book via netgalley and although I’d read the description at the time of requesting I’d completely forgotten what it was about by the time I came to read it.


I’ve not read Shawn’s previous books but I really like the way he writes, he’s really descriptive with the stories that he tells. I think that’s to make sure that you understand why he’s telling you what he’s telling you!


It’s a thought provoking book, with some really good topics and methods contained within it. It also makes a lot of sense. I’ve definitely taken some top tips from it to put into use.