REVIEW: To Nowhere by C.E. Wilson

to nowhereTo Nowhere by C.E. Wilson
Published: 2 July 2015
E-book, 296 pages
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Thriller, Adventure, Friendship
Rating: 8/10
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Thanks to the author C.E. Wilson for sending me a e-copy of To Nowhere in exchange for an honest review.

Lyris is thrust into a world of giants, where humans are kept as pets. In this new world she meets Brint, a giant who is unlike others and doesn’t want to hurt her. Lyris must adapt quickly to this new world where she is only a few inches tall.

I enjoyed this novel however it was quite slow to start. When Lyris and Brint were trying to understand each others language it was quite dragged out. Apart from this though the plot was great! It was a refreshing change to read a book about giants as I haven’t read anything about them since I was little. Once the plot moved past the initial getting to know the characters and world section I really, really enjoyed it. Some parts were a little predictable but overall it was great!

“Haunted Houses.” I tried to laugh which was met by a blank expression. “I mean next thing you’ll be saying that you believe in the Easter bunny.”

I really liked Lyris, I felt that it was nice that she wanted to go home but how she tried alternative routes to get there. I also thought that Brint was adorable! He was so sweet and kind which showed a different side to your average giant in a story. I wasn’t sure on Wyatt, I’m not sure if he’s a good character or a bad one, but that’s because there wasnt enough of him to make a good judgement on.

Thanks again to C.E. Wilson for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review. If you’d like to find out more about C.E. Wilsons books please click here!


REVIEW: Boost by D.A. Paul

boostBoost by D.A. Paul
ISBN: 0996550406
Published: 1st January 2015
Paperback, 435 pages
Genre: YA Paranormal, Romance, Thriller
Rating: 8/10
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Thanks to the author for sending me a copy of Boost in exchange for an honest review!

Lidia is thrust into the world of paranormal and mediums when she meets her boyfriends best friend Ander who saves her from a ghost. Soon after Lidia is attending Mountain Heights Academy where she must learn to use her powers and help others who may stray from the desired path.

“I liked my face. Ethan liked my face. A lot of people liked my face. Besides, makeup was really just glorified face paint.”

I really enjoyed Boost the mix of paranormal and thriller elements really complimented each other well. I’ve never read a story about the absorption of the dead so it was a very interesting new topic to start reading about, I will definitely e continuing with this series to find out what is going to happen!

I really liked Lidia as she felt like a character I could actually relate to. She didn’t just automatically think she wanted to get involved in something because she was special, she felt scared about her new-found abilities. She fought with herself and others about her true nature with casualties along the way. I wasn’t overly fussed over the love triangle aspect as I felt the book could have sustained itself without it.

I really suggest you give it a read!