Tape ~ Fiction Friday ~

It’s another Fiction Friday!

This week, we’re talking about a book called ‘Tape’ by Steven Camden.

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A book for young people about love of all kinds, family, platonic, and romantic, as well as strong themes of loss. This story is interesting, entertaining, and great for a light read.

A story for young people, telling a tale of all different kinds of love. This book has platonic, romantic, and family love themes, as well as strong themes of loss, and grief.

Interesting, entertaining, and great for a light read, this book is perfect to sit down and get lost in when you’re feeling a little bored.

If you’ve read ‘Tape’, plan to read it, or if this post inspired you to give it a shot, do be sure to let me know of your thoughts in the comments!

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~Shade x

The Miniaturist ~ Fiction Friday ~

Hi everyone, and welcome to Fiction Friday!

This week, we’re talking about ‘The Miniaturist’, by Jessie Burton.

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Historial, and interesting, this book has a wonderful setting, in both its location, and its time period. Not what many readers will be expecting it to be, it tells a sad story, but one that is many layered, and with relevance to the time in which it takes place.

This book has been widely enjoyed since its publication, and has become a part of many a ‘must read’ list, understandably so. It is able to target a wide range of different readers, and can be appreciated by lovers of any genre.

If you’ve read ‘The Miniaturist’, plan to read it, or if this blog post inspired you to give it chance, do be sure to let me know of your thoughts in the comments!

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~Shade x

The Book Thief ~ Fiction Friday ~

 

Welcome to Fiction Friday!

This week, we’re talking about ‘The Book Thief’ by Markus Zusak.

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This book is in the genre of historical fiction, telling a story set in the time of the second world war, focusing on the effects of one particular young girl, living in Munich, Germany.

With an incredibly unique kind of narrator, this book gives it’s reader a new and innovative look into life in Germany during Hitler’s reign. Handling it’s sensitive subject matter with class and tact, the story is an emotionally captivating one, with plenty of education along the way.

This story is one more than worth the read, for all, but will be particularly enjoyed by lovers of historical fiction, or those who enjoyed books such as ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’, or ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’.

If you’ve read ‘The Book Thief’, plan to read it, or if perhaps this blogpost has inspired you to give it a shot, do be sure to let me know of your thoughts in the comments!

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~Shade x

Reawakened ~ Fiction Friday ~

It’s Fiction Friday again!

This week, we’re talking about a book called ‘Reawakened’ by Colleen Houck.

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This book isn’t one I’d heard about, but I spotted it in a Big W store, and it captured my attention.

A story of Ancient Egyptian myth and legend, with a modern day twist, this book was exciting and entertaining. It included an interesting and intricate plot from start to finish, a lot of fun mythology, snippets of a history lesson, and hint of romance.

I found this book a very easy one to escape into and get lost inside. It was a wonderful read, and I definitely recommend you try it if you like mythology, fantasy, or young adult fiction, doubly so if you enjoyed stories like ‘The Alchemyst’ by Michael Scott.

If you have read ‘Reawakened’, plan to read it, or if perhaps this blog post has inspired you to give it a chance, do be sure to let me know of your thoughts in the comments!

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~Shade x

Twilight ~ Fiction Friday ~

Welcome to another Fiction Friday!

This week we’re talking about a story that you will almost certainly have heard of; that’s right, I reread ‘Twilight’ by Stephanie Meyer.

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‘Twilight’ has been hugely successful since it’s release, both as a book, and in the filmic adaptations. The story is one of love, and lust, of the supernatural, and of adventure. It really has a bit of everything.

Often times, ‘Twilight’ cops a bit of hate, mostly because it’s almost become popular to dislike it, but the majority of the hate is unwarranted. Though it might be girly, and cheesy at times, it truly is an enjoyable story, that almost anybody can get lost in, even if they don’t fit the demographic.

Odds are, you’ve read or seen ‘Twilight’ before, or you at least know the general gist of the storyline. Do be sure to let me know your thoughts on it, and whether you think the attitudes towards it are deserved or not!

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~Shade x

Paper Towns ~ Fiction Friday ~

It’s Fiction Friday again!

This week we’re talking about a book you’ve probably heard of called ‘Paper Towns’ by John Green.

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John Green is an incredibly popular author, especially among teens, and it’s not hard to understand why. He writes interesting characters with unique quirks, teenagers who go on a journey to discover themselves, and love stories with twists. His characters are relatable, fun and cool, even when they’re not supposed to be.

Since its initial publication, ‘Paper Towns’ has been film adapted, and enjoyed all around the world. Telling the story of a young, and slightly dorky high schooler named Quentin, and his girl next door love interest after she has gone missing, the story is a thrilling one, and leaves its reader wondering exactly which genre to categorise it as: Will it turn out to be a murder mystery?

Definitely worth reading, for young people and older readers alike, this book is entertaining, and will take you on a ride with it.

If you’ve read ‘Paper Towns’, plan to read it, or if this blogpost inspired you to give a shot, do be sure to let me know what your thoughts were!

Keep Smiling!

~Shade x

Northern Lights ~ Fiction Friday ~

Welcome to Fiction Friday!

This week we’re talking about ‘Northern Lights’ by Philip Pullman.

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‘Northern Lights’ is probably at least vaguely familiar to you, because it was adapted to screen as ‘The Golden Compass’.

The story is a thrilling one, starring a young girl called Lyra, and her daemon (a kind of familiar that all humans naturally have in the story), Pantalaimon.

Full of exciting twists and turns, just the right amount of fantasy, mixed in with facts for you to learn, and enough danger to leave the reader begging for more, it’s no wonder why this book has had such success.

This book is definitely worth reading, and will transport you to the world within its pages. I would recommend it to all, especially if you enjoyed books such as ‘The Alchemyst’ and the series that followed by Michael Scott.

If you have read ‘Northern Lights’, plan to read it, or if this blogpost inspired you to give it a shot, do be sure to let me know what your thoughts are!

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~Shade x

The Magic Faraway Tree ~ Fiction Friday ~

Welcome to yet another Fiction Friday!

This week we’re talking about a book called ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ by Enid Blyton.

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Enid Blyton was a renowned children’s author, and wrote many different books, all of which were met with adoration. Even if you didn’t know she was the author, chances are you have read one of her stories.

Recently, I reread ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’, which was a story I adored as a child when my mother read it to me. This time, I read it to myself, as an adult, and it has lost none of it’s magic.

Though it is designed for children, this story was one I still enjoyed. Full of fantasy and fun, and the nostalgia of childhood innocence, this book is just as entertaining as ever, and just as magical.

If you’ve read ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’, plan to read it, or if maybe this post has inspired you to, do be sure to let me know what you think!

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~Shade x

Me Before You ~ Fiction Friday ~

It’s Fiction Friday again!

This week, we’re talking about a very popular book called ‘Me Before You’ by Jojo Moyes.

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This book is relatively new (only published a few years ago), and has had ultimate success. It’s widely loved, and it’s film adaption is set for release very soon, with some big names including in making it.

The story is set in 2007, and tells of a girl who, in the face of recession and with no other job prospects, takes on a carer’s position, looking after and quadriplegic man who is just a little older than herself.

This book is likely not going to be what you expect it to be. I won’t give too much away, but the things that happen are not the happenings of a typical love story. This is a tale of love, and of loss, of individuality, of finding oneself, of freedom of thought, and of trying very hard to live life to its absolute fullest.

Upon reading this novel, it will likely generate some strong feeling in you. Whether you love it, or whether you hate it, you cannot ignore it.

If you’ve read, plan to read, or if perhaps this blogpost inspired you to pick up a copy of this book, do be sure to let me know what your thoughts on it were!

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~Shade x

Breaking Vegan ~ Fiction Friday ~

It’s another Fiction Friday!

This week, the book we’re talking about isn’t actually a work of fiction, but I read and liked it, and thought it would be a good one to share.

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‘Breaking Vegan’ by Jordan Younger, otherwise known as her blogging alter ego ‘TheBalancedBlonde’.

This book is all about the young author’s struggles with orthorexia nervosa, how she got to her lowest point, and how she eventually recovered. It’s sometimes difficult to read, particularly if the topic is of any personal relevance, but it’s honest, and real, and offers some wonderful advice if you are suffering from an eating disorder, or in recovery, as well as reminding you that you are not alone.

I certainly recommend this book, and a visit to Jordan’s blog, which I’ll link below.

If you’ve read this book, plan to read it, or if perhaps this blog post inspired you to, let me know what your thoughts are!

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~Shade x