Sophie Kinsella

The Harry Potter Spells Book Tag

Here is the first tag I’ve done in 2016. I wasn’t tagged or anything but I saw this one on Charlotte Bibliophile‘s blog and it looked like fun.

Accio – an upcoming release you wish you could get your hands on right now
The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin
This is the third book in a trilogy that I love! It’s a dystopian with vampire like creatures and the military and groups of people trying to survive and it’s so good! It’s out in June and I can’t wait to see how it all finishes!

Alohomora – a favourite series starter
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
I love this series and Eragon does such a great job in setting everything up. It builds the world and introduces all the main players – it’s perfect!

Cheering Charm – a book that gave you the warm fuzzies
Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella
This is a total comfort read. I love the characters, the love interest and the humour. It’s just sch a fun, quick and comforting read.

Aguamenti – a book that made you ugly cry
The Bridge in the Clouds by William Corlett
This is the last book in the series and I cried so much at the end. I was pretty young at the time, and I think it was one of the first books that made me cry.

Expecto Patronum – a bookish hero or heroine you want around to protect you in real life
Arya from The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
Arya is a warrior elf! She is more than a match for just about anyone, she’s good with a sword and she’s smart too. I’d totally put my life in her hands. (more…)

REVIEW: Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

FullSizeRender (83)Audrey can’t leave the house, she can’t even take off her dark glasses even when she’s in the house. But then Linus (a friend of her brother Frank) stumbles into her life and slowly she learns to take chances and leave the house again. With Linus by her side, she feels she can take on everyday things that were too big and scary before.

Sophie Kinsella is the author of the Shopaholic series and a lot of other adult chick-lit books that I’ve enjoyed so I did expect Finding Audrey to be the same. But Audrey was fourteen and while the book is about mental illness and has the same humour as her adult novels, it is very much a YA novel.