Book Review: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

What it’s about: Leonard Peacock is turning 18. And he wants to say goodbye. Not to his former best friend, whose torments have driven him to consider committing something tragic and horrific. Nor to his mum who’s moved out and left him to fend for himself. But to his four friends. A Humphrey Bogart-obsessed neighbour. …

Book Review: Sunshine With a Chance of Snow by Carole Matthews

What its about: Beth and Michael have worked hard all their married life to give their children everything they want. It hasn’t been easy but it’s been worth it. Now, as Beth enjoys quality time with her family on their beach holiday, she knows she has a lot to be thankful for. But it’s not …

Book Review: Afterlife Academy by Jaimie Admans

What it’s about: Even being dead isn’t enough to get you out of maths class. Dying wasn’t on sixteen-year-old Riley Richardson’s to-do list. And now, not only is she dead, but she’s stuck in a perpetual high school nightmare. Worse still, she’s stuck there with the geekiest, most annoying boy in the history of the …

Book Review: The First Christmas Without You by Michelle Betham

What it’s about: A story of love and hope at Christmas, The First Christmas Without You is an emotional and poignant novella. A truly magical Lapland fairytale… Jessie Collins has always wanted to visit Lapland. But this Christmas, more than any other, it’s the place she feels she really needs to be as she tries …

Movie Review: Frozen (2013)

What it’s about: Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Genre: Adventure, Comedy Rating: 12 Director: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee Starring: Kristen Bell, Josh …

Review Stop: A Jersey Affair by Georgina Troy + Giveaway!

  What it’s about: Jilted by the man she was expecting to marry, Paige Bingham, a shoe designer from Jersey, decides to enjoy her honeymoon-for-one in Sorrento. What she doesn’t expect is to meet a mysterious entrepreneur, Sebastian Fielding, when she gets to Italy. Sebastian helps soothe her faith in men and gradually the pain …

Book Review: How to Get a (Love) Life by Rosie Blake

What it’s about: Some people book last-minute holidays, walk barefoot in the grass or party on a week night. Not Nicola Brown. Nicola is the kind of girl who double-locks the front door, leaves the plastic covering on new furniture, sticks to a super-strict diet and definitely, absolutely Does Not Date. Her colleague Caroline – …

Movie Review: Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

What it’s about: In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease. Genre: Biography, Drama, History Rating: 15 Director: Jean-Marc Valleé Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner

Book Review: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

What it’s about: After the war, the mysterious Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire pursues wealth, riches and the lady he lost to another man with stoic determination. When Gatsby finally does reunite with Daisy Buchanan, tragic events are set in motion. Told through the eyes of his detached and omnipresent neighbour and friend, Nick Carraway, …