Blood of Olympus….disappointment

blood of olympusOkay, I love the Percy Jackson books as much as the next person, but is it just me, or was this book kind of a downer? I mean I have been obsessed with these books for ages, I have grown to love and admire Percy and Annabeth, and in the last story ever……..THEY DON’T EVEN GET THEIR OWN CHAPTERS. What I thought was really misleading was the fact that on the front cover it explicitly say’s ‘Percy Jackson’s Final Battle Begins’, but in the actual book it’s not really his battle at all because he’s more like a background character.

I mean yeah, it was a great book, it was funny and exciting with enough emotion and facts about the gods, but I mean come on, was anyone else annoyed by the fact that they have spent four previous books leading up to the big fight with Gaia and in the end actually defeating her seems way to easy. Also it may sound pathetic but I kind of wanted it to be Percy and Annabeth that did something really heroic and stuff and in the book they don’t do anything heroic and are made out to look incredibly weak because they are always being rescued by the others, I know they just got back from Tartarus and they are still emotionally and physically scarred and what not, but come on, I’m sure that you wanted to read about some cool water power that he masters just as much as I did.

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The Fault in Our Stars

the fault in our stars     I know what you may be thinking, the fault in our stars has been reviewed about a million times so what’s the point in telling us the same thing about it all over again? Here’s the point, this, is an AMAZING book, it’s not just about the typical boy meets girl romance which seems to feature in today’s fiction so much, but follows the story of a girl with a life threatening disease who is basically ready to give up and how she slowly becomes to enjoy life again.

Hazel Grace has cancer, and has never been anything but terminal. She reads the same book over and over again and spends her days tucked up in bed watching ANTM reruns, and to top it off her mum makes her attend a cancer support group that in all fairness she just can’t be bothered with, the story really begins when Augustus Waters turns up at this ‘dum support group’ and in the words of the great John Green himself is a ‘Gorgeous plot twist’ Hazels story is about to be completely re-written.

Yes, you may be crying buckets by the end, but this book will also make you laugh so hard your sides hurt. If you haven’t read then what are you waiting for?

Chocolat

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I read ‘Chocolat’ after watching the film with my mum, (great film by the way starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp), usually I hate reading a book after seeing the film but surprisingly this book was an exception, for a couple of days I literally didn’t put it down. It’s basically about a young woman called Vianne Rocher set in France in the mid 1900’s, she moves to a small town called Lansquenet with her young daughter Anouk and sets up a chocolate shop called ‘La Celeste Praline’ directly opposite the church. The plot centers around Vianne and Father Reynaud, the village priest. He considers Vianne and ‘La Celeste Praline’ as a threat to the church considering as it has been opened in the middle of lent, and he immediately denounces her shop as the ultimate sin.

Joanne Harris has this ingenious way of hinting at something but not actually describing it, it’s unique and fascinating and will leave you craving chocolate!!

Why I love books

Why do I love books? It may sound cheesy and typical but you do literally get transported into another world, if I had the choice I would read day in and day out. I love that after a tough day I can just go home pick up a book and read about all these unbelievable adventures that seem so real suddenly everything feels okay again. I can’t count how many books I have read so far, the pile beside my bed being only a fraction of that amount. Do you get that feeling when you walk into a book shop and stare at every brand new paperback, you get a whiff of that new book smell and for a moment you are completely overwhelmed? I do.