Girl Online Going Solo Review

Today I am doing a review on the third book in one of my favourite series that I have been waiting months for: Girl Online! I remember when I finished reading the first two books: Girl Online and Girl Online On tour that I was dying for a third book, but at the point in time Zoe Sugg, also known as Zoella had not released any information about if she was releasing a third book. So when she released the information that in fact she was working on a third book earlier this year I was so excited. I raced down to my store yesterday to pick up this book, because the day had finally arrived, the book I as dying to read was finally released! Girl Online Going Solo.

However, I was not able to finish this book in one day, the way I would have liked, but life got in the way. The joys of being an Adult! However, I finally got to sit down today and read the last 250 pages of this wonderful book. I’m so excited to share my thoughts with you all, I currently can not share my feelings and emotions with my fiancé, the person that has had to hear all my feelings and deal with all my emotions on this series since day 1, as he is currently streaming the new Pokémon Sun and Moon release! So, I thought I would share with you guys, while I am waiting for him to finish streaming for the night, which shouldn’t be too far off as it is currently 11:23pm as I type this out.

Yes, I’ve also been playing the new Pokémon Sun and Moon today too! What can I say, I’m a bit of a ‘nerd’, is that the word people like to describe us wonderful people that love books, games and everything amazing!

Please bear with me while I try to give a short summary of the book and while I try to put my emotions and feelings into words, I find this rather difficult to put my feelings into words online.

There may be a few spoilers, I apologise for this, I will try to keep them to a minimal, but please read at your own discretion! 🙂


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Penny’s life is back to normal.

As Penny starts the school year she’s ready to face the world – alone. Noah has gone off the radar after ending his world tour early and no one, including Penny, knows where he is. So when she accepts Megan’s invitation to visit her performing arts school it seems like an opportunity to make some new friends.

Helping everyone else seems to be the right remedy. Elliot needs her friendship more than ever, and she meets Posey – struggling with stage fright and in need of support. But is charming Scottish boy Callum the right kind of distraction? And can Penny truly move on when  Noah’s shadow seems to haunt her round every corner?

 

 


Summary:

This third book in the Girl Online series: Going Solo, is about how Penny tries to go back to her normal life, ‘normal’ being how her life was before she started dating the famous hot band guy Noah from New York. After the two breaking up and going their separate ways, Noah finds that the break up for him is harder than what he thought, quitting the world tour and going in hiding to figure out his head and emotions, not telling anyone where he is, not even his grandma and his little sister Bella.

Penny is heartbroken and tries to find ways to distract her self by infesting all her time in to her blog, and her photography as well as helping those around her, especially Elliot, her childhood best friend and her new found friend Posey that she meets while visiting her friend Megan at her New School.

Penny’s life starts to change when she visits Megan one weekend at Megan’s New School: Madame Laplage, a school for drama, musical, and anything creative, even photography. This is when Penny meets a hot Scottish boy Callum, a boy that loves photography as much as she does, however this soon leads to her having a panic attack, having being a sufferer of anxiety, knows she must get away and runs out of the school common room leaving Callum starring after her completely confused. While re-covering from her panic attack sees a girl from across the grass crying, so she walks over and asks if she is okay, little did she know she girl was going to be her new best friend – Posey.

Posey suffering from Stage fright, needs Penny’s help to over come this to perform the lead role in her schools performance. Penny helps by introducing Posey and Megan to Leah Brown, a famous singer. However, this eventually goes drastically wrong, pulling Megan, Posey and Penny apart after one of these girls portrayed her by leaking one of Leahs new songs that are yet to be released yet. Penny finds out who her true friends are.

In the meantime, she finds out that Callum, happens to be the cousin of the couple that are getting married in Scotland. The wedding that Penny’s mum and Noah’s grandmother happening to be catering. Little did Penny know, that while she was dancing with Callum at this wedding, was going to be the time that she got that moment that she had been waiting for, Noah’s return. Leaving Penny feeling confused and an emotional wreck, deciding whether she wants to be with Noah or just be friends?


My feelings and Opinions:

First, I would like to start this off by stating that when I picked up this book yesterday, the first thing I did was read the blurb, this was a bit devastating for me. This was because the blurb gave the impression that Noah and Penny were not going to get back together, making me too worried to read it, but I pushed past this, my heart telling me that for sure Noah and Penny would be back together and everything would be okay again in the world of Girl Online. I’m completely team Pennoah. To me these two people are just absolutely gorgeous together, truly magical. I would be completely devastated if Zoella ended this book with these two not being back together.

When Noah turned up at the Wedding to ask Penny to dance while she was with Callum, I was mixed with some many emotions. I was so sad for Penny because she was so hear broken over losing Noah and was trying so hard to move past it all, so I was all for her meeting new guys but I also wanted Noah to turn up and fix everything. However, I did not expect it to happen while she was on a date with Callum. My heart went out to Penny in this moment, I would not know what to do if I was in her position. However, I was still so happy that Noah was back! It gave me hope that Pennoah would be back together at last!

I really love the friendship that was created between Penny and Elliot, it’s such a beautiful friendship, nothing could ever get between them and it is simply beautiful, you do not seem many of those friendships around. Elliot is such a beautiful character so full of life and emotions and simply makes you feel like you want to protect him and hug him and tell him everything is going to be alright!

I absolutely loved this book! I was sad that it had to end, but I was so happy that I got to read this book and be apart of the Girl Online book community. This book has helped me so much in getting through my own life issues, and has been an inspiring series to read. Especially because Penny has her own blog, and one of the main plots in this series is her blog, I have found it rather inspiring for my own blog. This book series: Girl Online has opening up my mind to many ideas, inspiring me to get back into my passion of art after reading about Penny’s inspirations and dedication to her Photography. It helped me realise that I have missed doing the things I love. The relationship between Noah and Penny also make me feel so grateful and happy for my fiancé, sometimes it’s nice to have that reminder of what you have and to not take that for granted you know? Because I know that I am extremely lucky to have my fiancé, and like everyone, sometimes I forget how lucky I am. This is the type of book that any young person would love. I fell in love with this series straight away and I know I could read this again and again!

I gave this book 5 stars because I loved it so much, there is nothing bad that I can say about this book! Zoella did an amazing job! I hope that she continues to write, even if it is not for Girl Online, but for other books! She has an amazing talent!


Have you read this book? Are you going to? What are your thoughts? 🙂

 

Mortal Instruments: City of Fallen Angels – Book Review

Another book review! My second book for the month of November! I finished book 4 of the Mortal Instruments: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare. I loved reading this book! I had many mixed feelings and thoughts on this book. This review may contain a few spoilers, so please read at your own discretion. I will try to keep the spoilers to a minimal, but sometimes spoilers are a must in a book review 🙂


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‘Clary is back in New York and life is good: she’s training to be a Shadowhunter and is finally able to call Jace her boyfriend. But nothing comes without a price. When Jace inexplicably begins to pull away from her, Clary is forced to acknowledge that she herself has set in motion a chain of events that could lead to the loss of everything she loves. Even Jace.’

‘Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. The stakes are higher than ever…’

 

 


Summary:

This fourth book in the Mortal Instruments series is about the issue of someone quite strong in power is murdering Shadowhunters that use to be apart of Valentines inner circle, which could cause another war for the Shadowhunters. Meanwhile, Simon has told his Mum that he is a Vampire, she did not take the news well however, and Simon has moved out of home to live with his new band member, Kyle, who happens to be a werewolf, hired to help Simon into the transition period of being a Vampire. Simon is also dealing with the issue that someone wants him dead, everywhere he goes people are jumping out of dark ally ways trying to kill him, all because of his misfortune to have the Mark of Cain, a Shadowhunter mark that is slowly ruining his life. He is also dating two girls at once, neither girl knows the other exists and then one night they discover each other and he is left standing single within the blink of an eye.

Clary and Jace are finally happily together, but the happiness is short lived when Jace starts to have dreams about Clary that turn into his worst nightmare; him killing Clary in horrible ways. Instead of him seeking help or talking to Clary he pulls away from her, too scared to tell anyone in fear that his up bringing with Valentine is finally catching up with him. Clary feeling like she’s losing the love of her life tries really hard to hold on to him by delving into the mystery, only to discover that she is the cause of these events that are taking place.

Both issues that Simon, Clary and Jace are dealing with end up in the event that Simon is kidnapped and Clary is also kidnapped by Jace who is being controlled by Lilith. Stirring up an issue that they never thought they would have to deal with again: Sebastian.

My Feelings and opinions:

This book put me through a whirlwind of emotions. The idea of Simon dating two people, made me so angry. I did not understand how this could occur and why he did not try to fix it. I was also quite confused on to why Clary did not push him more to fix this issue of dating two girls at once and thinking that he was going to get away with it if he kept hiding it from them. Clary, being Simon’s best friend should have been more serious with the topic with Simon.

another topic that I was really emotional about was when Jace told Clary about is dreams of killing and hurting her, why did she not freak out? Why did she still feel comfortable being around him in only her undergarments? I would have been freaking and wanting to run out that door if the love on my life told me that they were having dreams of hurting me or killing me. Maybe because in the real world not the fictional world, this is a sign of being a ‘bad’ and an ‘insane’ person.

I felt so sorry for Simon, how his whole life has been turned upside down and that was put into perspective quite a lot in this book. He’s out in the world on his own, trying to look after himself like an adult while still trying to finish school and trying to maintain human and adapting to being a Vampire. Simon is going through a lot in this book but he is still trying to look after everyone around him.

Cassandra Clare did a wonderful job in writing these characters personalities and portraying the struggles that each character would go through in every situation that they are in. This makes it so easily relatable because we all share the same emotions, it is how we are all connected, its so we understand each other; through our emotions.

My Rating:

I give this book 4 stars, I truly recommend reading this series if you like fantasy/young adult books, or if you just want to try something different. This series will give you so many emotions but you will also love it too!


Have you read the Mortal Instruments before? Or are you currently reading it? What are your thoughts on this series? 🙂

The Ultimate Harry Potter Tag!

I saw this amazing tag over on That weird brown girls blog and I just had to scope this one up since we are rivals 😛 Me being a Gryffindor and her being a Slytherin, it became a challenge for me to do this naturally 🙂

So thank you That weird brown girl for sharing this amazing tag with us! 🙂 If you aren’t following her you should definitely go check her blog out and give her a follow!

For those that have not finished reading the Harry Potter series or is currently reading the series for the first time, there may be spoilers!

So here we go, lets have some fun with this one!

1. Favourite book?

This is a hard one, because I like all the books. I think I would have to say that my favourite book would be maybe the third book because this is when Sirius black is introduced and he is one of my favourite characters so I am a bit biased in that area 😛 I think if I was not going to go by Sirius I would chose the Deathly Hollows because I think this book was just beautiful in so many ways but also sad. I do not have the words to explain my feels for this book.

2. Least favourite book?

The Chamber of Secrets, I found this one  little bit boring and irritating because Ginny as a character annoyed me a little bit… oops 😛 sorry everyone.

3. Favourite movie? 

My favourite one would have to be The order of the Pheonix because it was just brilliant the way it was made and all the different story lines going on at once. You were never bored but at the same time its my least favourite because Sirius dies and Harry is so heart broken and destroyed at that moment in time.

4. Least favourite movie? 

As stated above The Order of the Pheonix, but also The Chamber of Secrets, but this is because my younger brother use to watch it all the time and because Ginny annoyed me as a character in this movie.

5. Favourite quote?

Oh, this is hard, there is so many!!

I’m going to have to share a few! You asked for this guys! 🙂

‘You’re a wizard Harry’ – Rubeus Hagrid.

‘Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, If one only remembers to turn on the light’ – Albus Dumbledore.

‘For in Dreams we enter a world that is entirely our own. Let them swim in the deepest ocean or glide over the highest cloud.’ – Albus Dumbledore.

I keep reading these quotes and I can actually here the characters voices to each quote in my head perfectly! its so amazing! Does anyone else do this?

6. Favourite Weasley?

That’s easy. The Twins. Fred and George.

‘I’m only joking, I am Fred’

7. Favourite female character?

Mrs Weasley

8. Favourite villain?

Bellatrix Lestrange just because the faces she pulls makes me laugh so much. She really is a psycho path, it’s great! Well done to the actress that played this villain.

9. Favourite male character?

Hagrid! I love this guy.

10. Favourite professor?

Professor McGonagall

11. Would you rather a) wash Snape’s hair or b) spend a day listening to Lockhart rant about himself?

OMG who would even chose to do b! That guy annoyed me so much I wanted to smash my TV into pieces! He as so bad in the movie. I would by far chose to wash Snape’s hair!

12. Would you rather duel a) an elated Bellatrix or b) an angry Molly? 

Definitely Bellatrix, because Molly is just one of those women you do not mess with, like EVER!!

13. Would you rather travel to Hogwarts using a) the Hogwarts Express or b) a flying car?

Definitely choose the Hogwarts express because hello! its the Hogwarts express and we do not want another incident with the flying car and the whomping willow!

14. Would you rather give a) Voldemort a kiss or b) Umbridge a bubble bath?

Give Umbridge a bubble bath, because I can kill her easily that way by drowning her, feeling her ‘bubble bath’ with acid. I’m not a psychopath I swear!

15. Would you rather fly a) a hippogriff or b) a Firebolt?

A hippogriff because who doesn’t want a beautiful majestic beast that hates Draco 😛

16. Is there a character you felt differently about in the movies?

Dumbledore, because I feel Dumbledore was not displayed correctly in the third movie on wards. I didn’t like the new actor for Dumbledore.

17. Is there a movie you preferred to the book?

I cant believe that this is even a question.

Books are way better!

18. Richard Harris or Michael Gambon as Dumbledore? 

Richard Harris, RIP ❤

19. Your top thing that you wanted in the movie that wasn’t in there?

Oh, please don’t make me answer this one 😦

20. If you could remake any of the Harry Potter movies, which would it be?

I really do not know…this is hard…

21. Which house was your first gut feeling you’d be a part of?

Gryffindor all the way

22. Which house were you actually sorted into on Pottermore? 

Do you even have to ask? Defs Gryffindor

23. Which class would be your favorite?

Defense against the dark arts 😛

24. Which spell do you think would be most useful to learn?

Defs expect Patronum

25. Which character do you think you’d instantly become friends with? 

Ron, because he hates spiders like me 🙂 and he isn’t scared to say what he thinks.

26. If you could own one of the three Hallows, which would it be?

The Invisibility Cloak because then I could get up to all kinds of Mischief, who didn’t wish this was a thing that actually existed when they were a teenager?

27. Is there any aspect of the books you’d want to change?

nope, you cant change anything, however I wish Sirius Black didn’t have to die.

28. Favourite marauder?

Padfoot.

29. If you could bring one character back to life, which would it be?

Sirisus Black or Dobby!!

30. Hallows or Horcruxes?

What’s the point in being scared of dying that much that you have to separate yourself multiple times?… Hallows for the win because at least you will be having fun in life and not fearing it.

 

I really enjoyed participating in this, it makes me want to go read the book series again because it has been a while since I last read them!

I invite everyone who wishes to participate in this, if you do not want to blog this please feel free to share your thought with me in the comments! I look forward to hearing from you! 🙂

 

 

 

 

Infernal Devices: Clock Work Angel Book Review

Today I’m doing a book review on a book that I finished today, the 4th of November. After finishing my last University exam, I took it upon myself to finish this book: Clock Work Angel by Cassandra Clare, the first series in the Infernal Devices series.

I’m reading this series along with the Mortal Instrument series by publication date. I wrote a post on this as I have been told that the order in which you read this series is rather important if you want the true experience of these series: : Mortal Instruments and Infernal device order.

I had a lot of mixed emotions for this book, with it being my first time reading the Infernal Device series I wanted to write my review while it was all fresh in my mind. This review may contain spoilers so please read on at your own discretion.


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‘Love is the most dangerous magic of all…

When Tessa Gray arrives in England during the reign of Queen Vitoria, something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Down world, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gas lit streets. Friendless and hunted, Tessa seeks refuge with the Shadowhunters, a band of demon hunters. Drawn ever deeper into their world, she finds herself fascinated by – and torn between -two best friends.’

 

 

 

 


Summary:

This book tells the tale of a shy girl called Tessa who leaves New York to move to London to live with her Brother Nate after her Auntie Harriet the only family member she has left apart from Nate passed away suddenly. When Tessa arrives in London she finds that Nate is not there to meet her like his letter said he would, instead a carriage and two women are waiting, being told that her brother sent these two women to pick her up and after seeing a letter written in his hand writing that the women gave her explaining the change of plans trusts these women and go along with them. They introduce them selves as the Dark Sisters. The story is about how Tessa discovers that in fact she has been kidnapped and must do what she is told other wise her brother will be killed only to find out everything is a lie and she doesn’t know who she is anymore. She discovers the Nephilim world and the Downworlders actually exist. Her whole world is torn upside down and she must fight to stay alive but also discover who she can actually trust.

My feelings and opinions:

This is going to give away some spoilers, I’m sorry!

I found this book beautiful to read, but also quite emotional. Tessa goes through so much in this book, it surprises me that such a person would not just break down and cry or give up, especially after being tortured, discovering that she isn’t human but in fact a warlock as well as finding out her brother sold her to a guy for money and power. I feel like no person in real life could deal with this much hurt and not cry. I know I definitely would of had some issues after going through all this. But I think that this is what makes Tessa such a good character, she is an inspiration for readers. But at the same a bit relatable, especially the teasing that she gets from another female character in the book about her appearance, I got so angry and wished I could have punched this other girl for Tessa.

I was quite torn with the love triangle that occurred with Tessa, Jem and Will. I found that Will could be very sweet and caring when he wanted to but he was also that guy that would be far to complicated to date because he shut of his emotions and was always quite hurtful. I definitely shipped Tessa and Jem because they were just so cute together and understood each other on levels that Will and Tessa probably couldn’t. I feel that this is what makes the book so enjoyable to read because its so engaging, who is she going to chose in the end? it’s that feeling of please chose this guy….! And you end up shipping them completely and you know you will be really upset if it doesn’t happen by the end of the series. That’s what I am like with Tessa and Jem, I ship them completely. I’m completely in love with idea and I’m not even sorry!

Cassandra Clare writes characters are full of flaws yet still perfect in their own way in people’s eyes. Making the characters so relatable in their emotions and their personality’s that you cant help but feel a connection with one of more with the characters, making you feel like you are not a reader but in fact in this fantasy world yourself fighting along side the main character. I had a lot of trouble putting this book down even to sleep, my fiancé had to take it away from me because otherwise I would be staying up too late and I would not have been able to do my University exams.

I also loved the covers of these books, Cassandra Clare always seems to have beautifully designed book covers for her series.

Rating:

I give this book 4 stars, I truly recommend reading this series if you are a fan of the Mortal Instruments series, and if you aren’t, that is still okay, you can give this a chance if you like, I doubt you will regret it if you like a young adult fantasy book to bury yourself in for a day! 🙂


Have you read this book? What was your thoughts on this series? or is this on your TBR list? 😀

October Wrap up & November TBR

So having only been blogging for two weeks, this is my first Wrap up and TBR. It’s sad for me that my first wrap up post is not going to be massively big because October was very slow with reading, with University exams and major assignments being due I found it very difficult to read a lot, hopefully this month will be different. I was only able to read two books, even though I had planned to read a lot more, but we all know what a busy life style is like. So here we go, lets give this a go! 😀

 

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I did spend a bit of money buying heaps of books 😀 Ready for when I have time to read!

Here is a list of book I bought in October that are yet to be read!

  • Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
  • Me before you by Jojo Moyes
  • Miss Peregrines home for Peculiar Children By Ransom Riggs
  • Fifty shades of Grey by EL James
  • Fifty Shades of Darkness by EL James
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass
  • Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Mass
  • Someday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham

I bought these books because I have heard so much about these books, both bad and good and I wanted to read them so that I could have an opinion of my own rather than be persuaded by others. You can’t let peoples bad reviews stop you from reading a book for yourself.

I’m quite excited to read Someday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham,  because she is one of my favourite actresses, for those who have seen Gilmore Girls, you will understand my love for this woman’s sarcastic wit 🙂

I also started buying books that I have already read, now that I have moved out of home ( I don’t live with my parents, I have the room to buy more books.

So here is a lost of Books I bought in October that I have already read throughout the year:

  • Dead until Dark by Charlaine Harries
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • Twilight by Stephanie Myer
  • Eclipse by Stephanie Myer
  • Frost Bite by Richelle Mead
  • The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

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The two books that I was able to read in October were:

  1. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

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This is the second book in the Mortal Instruments series. I did not get to write a review on this because I didn’t start my blog until late October. But I loved this book just as much as I did the next book in this series. I’m looking forward to finishing this series this month. This book I have a rating of 4 stars, I would definitely read it again, I rated it a 4 because even though I loved this book so much there is a book series that I love more than this so I couldn’t rate it at a 5 stars. However, I do strongly recommend this series if you haven’t read it yet 🙂 book 1 is called city of bones.

2. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

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This is the third book in the Mortal Instruments series. I wrote a review on this book which you can see here:https://oncemorewithfeelingweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/24/city-of-glass-review/ if you would like to know my thoughts on this book.

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I participated in a few Tags this month, I love doing tags, they are just so interesting! Especially seeing other peoples answers to the same questions! I participated in these tags in October:

  • Pokémon Go Book Tag
  • Reading Habits Tag
  • Halloween Tag

I have discovered a few tag that I would like to do for November:

  • The Ultimate Harry Potter Tag
  • Beauty and the Beast Tag.

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November I have many books planned to read! All my University exams will be over by the 4th of November, so then I’ll be saying bye bye exams and Hello Books! 😀 I plan to just read! So let me share my list of books that I have planned to read for November:

  • Clock Work Prince by Cassandra Clare
  • Clock Work Princess by Cassandra Clare
  • City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
  • City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
  • City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
  • Girl Online Going Solo by Zoe Sugg
  • Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
  • All the bright Places by Jennifer Niven