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I read a lot of books and I write about them on here. Mummy Geek is sometimes a guest blogger....people seem to love her.....Oh and you can find me on Twitter.....@book_geek_says. Shortlisted for Blog of the Year by the 2015 Love Stories Awards...THANK YOU!!

Tuesday 31 July 2018

Review: Assassin’s Fate

Publisher: Harper Voyager

This is the final book of the world of Fitz and the Fool and now I feel a bit like my life is a little bit empty. I will fully admit that I started reading this book in May 2017 and finished it on Saturday 2 June 2018. I was trying to draw it out for as long as I could to ensure that they would stay in my life for as long as they could. I’ve been in love with Fitz since I was 15 years old…I’m 32 now.


Anyway, I’m not going to say much as I don’t want to give too much well, any, of the plot away but what I will say is this……The Bee chapters, as with the other two books in this trilogy are tedious. I really cannot be arsed with her at all. She’s boring. Even if events that happen to her are not boring, her voice is incredibly boring…BUT, this book is a fantastic ending to what for me has been an amazing 17 years of heartbreak, adventure, love and joy.


Read these books, read them and love them. High Fantasy at its very best


OH – one thing I will say, do read ALLLLLLLLLLL of Robin Hobb’s books in order which are outside of these 9 books as they will add Hugely to your context – so read the live ships, read the dragons…read them all and read in order….YAY

Friday 6 July 2018

Review: Forever on Thursdays

Publisher: City Fiction
So this is the third one I've in the Novella Nostalgia series and I have to say I like this one, and I'm glad we are back to the depth of character that we saw in The Man Who Hated.
We get to know the characters in the main plot, and even the subplots a lot more, get to know their backgrounds, their lives, understand them and what's going on with them and I think regardless of length of book or novella that's important.
I also indeed like the fact that even though this is a novella, with Neil and Jonathan we do indeed get a few hints of subplots and that's cracking.
I do think that there is a bit more cheese than I would generally tend to like in a book in this read, but I imagine the film Brief Encounter upon which this is based has buckets of the stuff, so for that I forgive.
Also, I would like to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the email elements of this book. It was a really interesting and intriguing aspect that kept me guessing, the whys and the point?
Have a read
P.S. I'm writing this from some notes I made in May - so very sorry it's a bit shit