Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Nov 2015: Absolute Truth, For Beginners

Heyyyy Everyone,

This months book review is soooo exciting! Not only did I get to read an awesome book and review it, I also got to interview the author (this is a big first for me so excuse the 'over the top' excitement)!!


Ok, so firstly the book. I usually try to describe the book in my words without giving away anything to exciting but also giving you as much information on it as possible so you know whether to read it. Well, I've not bothered with that this month. The book blurb is written so well I thought I would just give you that..

Elisa Mancini is a Nobody. Painfully insecure, more at ease with books than with people, at twenty-three she's a university dropout living at her aunt's, drifting from one day to another, and waiting for something big to happen.
Judith Shapiro is a Somebody. Arrogant and eccentric, she's a superstar of mathematics, the subject of scientific articles, and the undiluted ruler of the world around her. 
In a trillionth of a trillionth of a second, Elisa falls madly in love with Judith Shapiro. For sixty-eight days she is the mistress of an internationally acclaimed mathematician. 
But loving Judith Shapiro is like running a marathon in a war zone. As days pass, Elisa's wild infatuation takes on a suicidal bent, and the world around her starts to go to pieces. 
Just as everything is about to blow up, the moment of truth comes. 
Absolute Truth, For Beginners is a story about truth, time and love. Or about identity, positive nursing, degrees of happiness, Baroque art, scientific theories, homosexual lovemaking, arrogant television producers, and becoming who you really are.

 I loved it! It was written very differently to books I would usually read but I loved Katarina West's style of writing. I am not an expert on literacy and cannot normally comment on how well the book is written because I focus on the storyline, however, it was clear to me that Katarina had done heaps of research around the book and she included interesting information within the story. It was one of them books that I wanted to read quickly because I was desperate to find out what was going to happen but then I had to keep reminding myself to put it down otherwise it would come to an end too quickly. There are so many emotional moments that the main character, Elisa, goes through that I am sure everyone will be able to relate too, and I formed a connection with Elisa. I seriously hope that Katarina continues to write about Elisa's story so that I can see where the next stages of life takes her!

So, now for a few words from the author. As I have mentioned this is the first time I have been lucky enough to interview an author so I had to think long and hard about what questions I wanted to ask her. I decided that I would go for more generic questions rather than focusing on this book in particular because if I ever get the chance to interview more authors I would love to be able to compare their answers. So here are the questions and answers (I hope you enjoy!)

What is your favourite book and why? 
This is a really tough question. When I was an undergraduate student studying political science, I learned that there are eternally contested concepts, like "justice" or "freedom". Well, for me "favourite book" is just as contested. Because I may have a favourite book for a short period of time, but then something else comes along, and.. au revoir! I have periods with authors, so that there was the John Irving period, the Toni Morrison period. And yeah, the John Gisham period, and the Carlos Ruiz Zafon period. Earlier these favourite authors influenced my own writing, but nowadays that happens less. And then there are long periods - like now - when I have no favourites at all. That's sad, actually. I love to find a new author whose style and stories fascinate me. 
Do you think that the cover plays an important part in the buying process?
Oh absolutely, and now more than ever before. Because, when shopping for books online, it is so easy to click download, and to hop somewhere else. It's a matter of minutes, even seconds. That's why the first impression is essential.  
Do you think paper books will become obsolete and everything will become digital? What are your views on this? 
In Florence, which is my hometown, you can find some of the most beautiful ancient books in the world. The Biblioteca Medicea Laureziana has some 11,000 ancient manuscripts and the oldest are more than 1,500 years old. Looking at those ancient manuscripts you realise that there is something in the written word, some inexplicable beauty and magic; and digital books can never compensate for that. Having said that, I read almost exclusively digital books. We live isolated in the Tuscan countryside, and downloading books is just so much easier than waiting for weeks for the poorly printed paperbacks to arrive from abroad. I don't miss those paper books at all - and yes, it seems logical that digital books would replace much of them in the future. But I think (and hope) that digital books will never replace certain carefully produced hardbacks - like art books, or cooking books, or travel books. 
What was your inspiration behind Absolute Truth, For Beginners? 
The inspiration for this book came really slowly. So slowly, actually, that it is hard to say when the initial idea came, and how and why. All I remember is that it was Judith Shapiro's scientific work and the notion of time that made me want to write this novel. For a long period I collected material on time - whether in physics, or philosophy , or just the history of clock-making. I knew there was something in it, something worthy of a story. But I didn't know what it was. And then, just as slowly, I started to create the characters. 
What advice would you give to aspiring writers? 
Read, read, read. And write, every day. Continuity hugely important, and the resolution to go on, no matter how many setbacks you face. Good luck!!

I've got excellent news for you folks!! Absolute Truth, For beginners is on a special book launch price!!! Get yourself over to Amazon before January 15th for the cheap price of £1.99/$2.99 

I hope you have enjoyed this book review, a bit different and exciting! 
For the first time since I started writing book reviews I haven't got a book lined up for next month. Because I am travelling I haven't got access to my wonderful book collection, but fear not, there will be a good review next month, in fact I am over to a cute little book shop now! 

Ciao EmmaJessica <3






Wednesday, 25 November 2015

First Month in Melbourne

Heyyyy Everyone, 


It's been a month and I haven't done any blogging or vlogging... I am currently sat on the naughty chair and am punishing myself with no chocolate tonight! It has been pretty hectic and time is flying. I wanted to write a quick blog just to summarise what I have been up to because I have failed to vlog. I had all good intentions to make weekly videos to keep my family, friends and anyone who is interested in my trip updated, but it hasn't worked out quite how I planned. In my plans to start vlogging the moment I got out here I didn't take into consideration jet lag and also settling in. Jet lag hit me hard, I was struggling to keep my eyes open past 3 in the afternoon on my first few days and felt like all I was doing was sleeping (not very interesting vlog footage). Settling in was something I hadn't considered because it is not something you normally do when you go on holiday, but as I plan to be out in Australia for a long time I needed to do boring things like get a bank account, apply for a tax number, get a job and look for a place to live (again not the most interesting thing for you to watch). Then to make things worst last week I got a horrendous cold, I would go as far to say I got the flu! I couldn't go more than 5 minutes without having a coughing fit and sniffing into a tissue for a good 3 days, I just wasn't really in the mood to put a camera in my face and sitting down to write a blog would of been difficult since we have no wifi where we are staying (this will change when we move into our flat YAY!). 

However, never fear, all is now on track. I got all them boring things done and dusted. I am now currently working two jobs and we move into our flat tomorrow! All very exciting stuff for me but again not the most interesting video footage. I have been doing a bit of filming here and there when we have been out for the odd afternoon or when we went to the sea-life center, but it doesn't really make a proper video. Maybe I will go through it over the next few days and put it into a little short montage. The best footage is going to start when we start travelling Australia a bit more and I absolutely pinky promise I will make some awesome videos when that time comes. 

Overall I have settled in here so well and am already looking at not only extending my stay but doing my farm work to get my second year visa! I miss my family of course, I just wish they could fly over here to see how much fun it is!  Anyway, that's all for now folks, keep an eye on my YouTube channel for that little montage! 

Ciao EmmaJessica <3

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

30 before I'm 30

Heyyyy Everyone,

As I due to jet off to Australia tomorrow it has got me thinking about the things I have been able to tick off my bucket list already and what I intend on ticking off in the future. It's impossible to know exactly where your going to be and what your going to have done in even a years time but it's always nice to have a slight plan. That's why I decided to make myself a little bucket list, 30 things I want to do before I'm 30. They are not in any particular order and some are just silly little things but all of them are important to me. 
1. Own my own house / flat / apartment (whatever it may be)

2. I don't know exactly what career it may be, but I hope to be happy in my career by 30

3. Participate in a tough mudder 

4. And in a colour run 

5. Trek the Inca trail to Machu Picchu

6. Learn how to play guitar 

7. Scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef (hopefully this one will happen in the next 6 months!)

8. Take my family on holiday (all expenses paid by me!)

9. Do my Christmas Shopping in New York! 

10. Spend every New Years Eve in a different city around the world (starting with Sydney this Year!)

11. Party at Coachella 

12. Knit myself a cardigan

13. Walk the Great Wall of China (hopefully with my mum, I know she wants to do this)

14. Swim with Dolphins

15. Get my nose pierced (I'm not sure if it will suit me so I may take it straight out but I just want to see) 

16. Get a tattoo 

17. Host Christmas day at my place (yes that does mean me cooking Christmas dinner!)

18. Give blood (something I have always feared but I just need to man up) 

19. Go on a cruise (probably with my Nan, she deserves a holiday and loves a cruise)

20. Go to Dublin and drink a pint of Guinness 

21. Party in Ibiza with my best friends 

22. Drive a Jet Ski 

23. Movie Marathon - watch all the Harry Potter films in one weekend

24. Plan a Hen weekend for one of my Best Friends 

25. Have a proper girly sleepover with my sister (face masks, movies, PJs and midnight feasts)

26. Dye my hair a crazy colour (even if I only keep it that colour for a week or 2)

27. Learn how to Paddle-board 

28. Successfully catch a wave whilst surfing 

29. Make a 'fake' music video 

30. Build my YouTube channel up and hit 1,000 subscribers 
There's a lot to achieve there but always set your sights high. Now it's time to start ticking things off. Do you have a bucket list? Do you think I have missed anything off mine that I can't get to 30 without doing?

Ciao EmmaJessica <3 

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Yoshi

Heyyyy Everyone, 

I wanted to introduce you to my absolute favourite handbag brand, because I don't think enough people know about them and their bags are to die for! 

I was first introduced to YOSHI by a friend because a family member of hers works for them. She showed us a beautiful leather bag that I immediately wanted, and then when I found out it was from a local Lichfield brand I fell in love even more. If you are from Lichfield and you are reading this post it is compulsory that you go and buy yourself a Yoshi bag now because it actually says 'Lichfield' on them (cool huh!). 

Not only do I 100% agree in supporting your local businesses I also think their bags are of a quality as strong as high-end brands like Prada and Gucci, without the ridiculous price tag! They have classic designs but also quirky styles if your looking for something a bit different. As they put it 'On one hand, it represents the traditional timeless values of quality, craft and workmanship; on the other it symbolises happiness, fun and the future.' 

My Mum and I have got a slight obsession and it has led to our handbag collection growing a substantial amount. Here are just a few of our bags... 


This is my newest and my absolute favourite! I think it is the perfect item for this autumn and it's still available HERE


I am so lucky to have the BEST friends that treated me to this black beauty! I love pairing with a simple black blazer to look very sophisticated. Unfortunately it is not available anymore but they have other toe bags HERE


I treated my mum to this beautiful bag for her birthday this summer. Although at first I thought it was the perfect summer bag, I now think it's perfect for all seasons, it looks great with a big fur coat, perfect fit for this autumn. 


Is this not just the perfect little bag!  


This bag has seen better days, I have used it pretty much every day for the last 6 months and it is perfect!  

If you do one thing today, make sure you head over to their website and I am sure you will not be disappointed! 

Ciao EmmaJessica <3

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. 

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

September 2015: Traces of Me

Heyyyy Everyone, 


I'm basically being a really naughty blogger today. Not only should I have published this blog last Wednesday, I also should be reviewing a different book! Well I'm sorry, slap my hand and send me to my room, or you could just carry on reading. 

I got sent this book to review and when I read this: 'a modern day Bridget Jones meets Fifty Shades rendition that is not for the faint hearted', I dropped the book I was currently reading and got stuck in. It took me approximately 3 days to finish this book, I was addicted, I even spent my lunch break with my nose stuck in it! 

As always I don't want to give too much away but so you get an idea of what it is about here is my own written synopsis. April meets someone and her happiness encourages her to take a whole new perspective on life. She starts wearing make-up, gets new clothes and gains loads more confidence. But her new found love liked her just the way she was. She needs to decide what makes her happier, her new appearance or her new man. 

There are a few 'Fifty Shades' scenes in this book, with in-depth detail into Aprils sex life which make this book not suitable for under 18s. I think this is a real shame because there isn't really a need for the sexual scenes, and this book teaches so many life lessons about relationships and love, and about finding yourself whilst finding the right man for you that all teenage girls should learn about. I am now 23 and I wish I had read this book when I was 16 because it would of taught me so much. I would also encourage my little sister to read this book when she is older but just wouldn't be happy with her reading the sex scenes because they are very rude and even made me blush! 

What I LOVED about this book is that it didn't end how I thought it would, it wasn't your typical love story, I shall stop there, I don't want to give away the ending but it was a brilliant, and I am disappointed that the book was so short, I want to know more about Aprils life and what happens after the end of the book! 

Two of my favourite quotes from the book are; 'You can't be happy with anyone unless you're free to be happy in yourself first', and 'when you hit rock bottom, thankfully there's only one way up'. 

You can buy this book HERE

Next month I will be reviewing 'Absolute Truth, for Beginners' by Katarina West.

Ciao EmmaJessica <3 

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Exercise and Anxiety

Heyyyy Everyone,


I have recently found that my anxiety is taking over lots of aspects of my life and is becoming quite a problem. It's difficult when your suffering with anxiety to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Quite often when I have had a bad day suffering all I want to do is hide away in my bedroom, shut the world out, and cry myself to sleep, but that's certainly not the best way to deal with the problem because then you are just letting it take over your life. Before you know it your spending over 4 days away trapped in your bedroom and your mind is going into overdrive. 

Just over a month ago I decided I wanted to try to loose the extra weight I gained on my recent travels around America and get beach ready for Australia. I'm not very good at motivating myself to do exercise and crisps are just far too tempting to go on a diet. So if I was going to get down to the weight I want to be I knew that I needed help! I decided to sign myself up to 'RAWR', a local bootcamp with 30 minute HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) sessions that will work every muscle in your body.

What I discovered has been life changing. Not only am I getting fit and feeling more confident about my body, it also helps SOOO much with anxiety. Don't get me wrong, when I've had a really bad day dragging myself to bootcamp can prove difficult and I have let myself slip and locked myself in my bedroom on a couple of occasions when I should of been out exercising, but what pushes me to go is the feeling of relieve I get afterwards, its like a session of bootcamp lifts the weight of anxiety off my shoulders for the evening and I can relax. 

I think it is important that I point out that I don't think exercise is a cure for anxiety, it just helps, and I also don't think every type of exercise will help. The reason bootcamp helps me is because it completely takes my mind off everything, going for a run would probably make me feel worst because I would have time to think and my mind would be running at a million miles an hour, but with bootcamp I am focused on the different exercises I have to get my head round, it is fast paced so there are no points when you can stop and think, and it is a group session so you can have a good chat and catch up with everyone there. 

RAWR have really helped in my life, I know they are a bit local and most my readers don't live near me, but I still wanted to write this blog to not just promote Viva Livin but to promote group personal training sessions in general. If your thinking about either getting fit or need help with anxiety then find a local bootcamp to you! Viva Livin also have a great Blog that I really enjoy reading, if you need some advice or motivation definitely head over to their blog!


Have you found something that helps you with anxiety or maybe exercise has helped you with another aspect of your life? 

Ciao EmmaJessica <3

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Blog Birthday Party

Heyyyyy Everyone, 

So my plans for this fantastic party didn't quite go right, after being poorly and doing no preperation and then going to Alton Towers on Saturday when I should of been cooking / baking it was never going to be the fantastic bash I'd got in mind. I'm sorry but sometimes things just don't go to plan and why would I turn down a free trip to Alton Towers?
Nevertheless the party still went ahead and we all got rather tipsy celebrating my blog birthday! I thought I would share with you a few things I did to make feel a bit more special than just a general 'piss up'! 

Firstly I decided to put a twist on a big favourite with my friends, vodka jelly. I decided to make vodka jelly inside a watermelon! 





It's really simple to do as you can see from the images. As you can see from the final image my jelly was very wobbly and my intention to be able to bite into it like an actual watermelon didn't quite happen. I realised where I had gone wrong was I hadn't scraped out the inside of the watermelon enough, you need to get right down to the 'white' edges so that there is no moisture that the jelly can soak up. We ended up tucking in with a spoon but I will definitely be trying this again to perfect the watermelon feel! 

Don't get rid of the centre of the watermelon, that can be used for another drink shown below. Simply watermelon juice mixed with prosecco. 




There was mixed views on this drink. I initially liked just mixing the juice together with the prosecco, but some felt it wasn't sweet enough. So we tried boiling the watermelon juice and dissolving some sugar into it and then let it chill in the fridge. I wasn't so keen on this version but one of my friends was drinking it all night. You'll have to give it a go and see what you prefer!

I just did simple food because I wanted to be able to enjoy the party and not be cooking the whole time. So I just popped round to my local Waitrose and picked up some Pizza Express Pizza's, Tyrrells crisps and some humous to dip! It was yummy!!!  


And that was that, we drank watermelon prosecco's and ate our way through half a vodka jelly watermelon, danced, sang and got a bit merry! I really enjoyed having an excuse to throw a party and I might be finding more excuses to have my friends round and get drunk! I hope you enjoyed this blog and I am sorry again that it wasn't quite the Blog Party I had in mind. 

Have you had a party recently? 

Ciao EmmaJessica <3


Thursday, 3 September 2015

Blog Birthday Fail

Heyyyyy Everyone, 

I have a massive apology to make. You may have come over to my blog a few hours ago for your first instalment of my party planning and you were probably thinking 'ayy where is it'. I've unfortunately been a bit poorly the last few days. I went to the doctors tonight to sort it out and he has given me some antibiotics, but unfortunately that means I'm going to feel worst before I get better! I had fully planned to get my 'decoration' on tonight and get the blog up for you but I ran out of time before the doctors and now I just really don't feel like it. I'm currently wrapped up in a blanket with a cup of tea and a disney movie and I have no intention of moving apart from to go to bed in a few hours! 


I promise you I will still be having a party at the weekend and the blogs will all be up, they may just all have to go up together as one loooong post! I'm really sorry, you know when your poorly you just have no motivation to do anything! 

I'll take today and probably tomorrow to recover, but expect a nice cheeky few party blogs on Saturday and Sunday. 

Sorry again!!! 

Ciao EmmaJessica <3

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Blog Birthday - Turning 2 Years Old!

Heyyyy Everyone, 

Oooo it's the end of the month and this isn't a book review. I am sorry if you came looking for my monthly book review, I promise you the usual schedule will be resumed but for now we have something very exciting to discuss...the fact that on Sunday it's our 2nd Birthday! Yaaaaaay 'Happy Birthday EmmaJessica Chatterbox!' So to celebrate I have put together a bit of a party!! 


The party will take place on Sunday with some family and friends and I am going to prepare everything so it has a homemade feel to it. So I thought, why not blog about it, I mean it is to celebrate this blog after all! So here's what to expect this week! 

Wednesday - Today's Blog 
Thursday - Decorations
Friday - Cocktails / Canapés
Saturday - The Outfit
Sunday - THE BIG BASH! 


I hope your excited because I certainly am! Keep an eye on my YouTube channel because I might just do a few cheeky videos as well! 

Ciao EmmaJessica <3

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Heyyyy Everyone,

I've got a question for my readers this week, I need your help on something.. Does distance really make the heart grow fonder? 


I have always thought that it does, my best relationships have been when I don't even live in the same city as my other half. You treasure your time together more than you would if they are just two minutes down the road. You do more exciting things together to make the most of the time. And you are constantly on a countdown until the next time you are going to be in their arms....However, is there a limit to this? Can you go so long without seeing each other that it turns more into 'out of sight out of mind'?

Maybe everybody is different and it depends on the person? Maybe it depends how much love is involved? Or maybe, just maybe, it is all in our heads, and the outcome is what we make it?

You must be thinking, why you asking us? Basically, I am planning a trip away for 6 months to the other side of the world and my 'special someone' and I have different views on how well it will go. I am overly confident that time will fly, our hearts will grow the most fondest of fonder, and there is no reason why we can't get through it. I'm not saying it'll be easy and I can guarantee tearful phone conversations but I've seen people do it before for longer, but maybe it is easier for me because I am the one going on my jolly holidays. He is not so confident, he doesn't think he can go 6 months without a cuddle and he questions what would happen if something happened to one of us and we couldn't be there to support each other. So that's why I've come to my blog for help, we both need reassurance that it is possible or maybe even your advice on how to make it more bearable.. HELPPP?? 

Ciao EmmaJessica <3


Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Stamp Out Negativity

Heyyyy Everyone, 
This past week I have been in a very loving mood. I have loved spending precious time with my family, friends and special people and that has made me very happy. Don't get me wrong, it hasn't been all sunshine and smiles, in fact it actually hasn't been the easiest of weeks. A lot of things have happened that have caused me to be anxious, stressed and therefore upset. But it's spending time with the people I love that makes me feel so much better. The point that I want to get at in this blog is 'do not let people or little things get you down'.  

What a lot of people tend to do is go in a bad mood as soon as something goes wrong. That then leads to more things going wrong, even if they are really small like spilling your drink or missing a call, but they will seem like big things and they will start to make your day go worst. If you get in this negative mood your mind will start to over think little things that are going to get you even more down and you'll be stuck in a negative rut! All you need to get you out of this negativity is to talk to someone you love, they can change your attitude in minutes. When things have gone wrong this week for me I have text my cousin who always knows what to say to make me feel better, or I have played with my little brother because his cheeky laugh could put a smile on any grumpy person, or I have simply hugged a loved one and felt safe in their arms. All very small things that turn my mood straight away. 

What I have probably done here is go the long way around basically saying, don't dwell on the bad things, go and hug that special someone that can immediately put a smile on your face and put that negative attitude at the back of your mind! Negativity is a horrible cycle that you get stuck in, don't let that small thing ruin your day! 

I found so many quotes for this blog that I felt were fitting, these are just a couple! 



Tell me in the comments what helps you get out of a good mood, and just remember guys, keep smiling! 

Ciao EmmaJessica <3

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Travel on a Budget

Heyyyy Everyone,

As you will notice from my blog or if you follow me on twitter or Instagram you will know I have done a fair bit of travelling over the past 8 months. Your probably thinking I'm made of money being able to go on all these trips, but I can assure you that is not the case. In fact I have to be very careful with my money to make sure that I can continue to travel whenever I want to. I thought I would give you my top 5 tips on things that I do to make travelling cheaper!

1. Stay in a Hostel - I think this seems like an obvious one but to be honest sometimes hostels don't work out massively cheap. With all the hotel sites you can go on these days to get mega deals, sometimes when your splitting a hotel room with a friend that seems like the cheaper option. HOWEVER, even if your going to save £10/20 on the hotel think about what money you will spend whilst your there. One of the major money savers at hostels is the kitchen. Almost every hostel will have a kitchen where you can cook your evening meal, saving you massively on restaurants. A lot of hostels are also now offering you breakfast included in your price, which makes it even better. Free breakfast, treat yourself to lunch and have a cheap supermarket dinner.

2. If you do end up staying in a hotel use the room fridge - This one is not possible everywhere, sometimes there is no fridge or maybe the fridge is full of 'room service' and you can't get into it. But, if you are lucky enough to get a good fridge buy yourself a bottle of milk and some cereal for the week. I always travel with a knife, fork and spoon, and I normally use the hotel mugs to eat my cereals out of! If you want to go all out, you could also buy sandwich fillings and bread to make pack up lunches!

3. Travel during the night - Travelling during the night means you have one less night of accommodation to pay for. All forms of transport are near enough 24 hours, whether your getting a bus, train or plane, get it at night. You can then arrive at your hostel the next morning, they will happily store your luggage, and you have a full day wherever you are!

4. Walk everywhere - It might seem cheap hoping on the bus to get across town for a couple of dollars/euros/pounds, but that all adds up when your having to get the bus numerous times in one day. If you look on Google maps it will tell you how long it takes to walk to a place and I will only ever resort to public transport if the walk is over an hour. I am saving myself money but also getting to see where I am, sometimes I stumble across some fantastic things on my walks and I have also become an excellent map reader!

5. Stick to local specialities - Whether it be food and drink or local beer and spirits, no matter where you go the local specialities are always cheaper! I have managed to half my spending on a night out by drinking the local beer rather than expensive imported beers! You get to try some weird and wonderful things and save money in the process.
 
I hope these tips help and you will consider them on your next travels. If you have any good tips for me please comment below!
 
Ciao EmmaJessica <3 

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

July 2015: Numbers

Heyyyy Everyone, 


I smashed this book in about 2 days. Like I said in my last review, my mum gave me this book and as I totally trust her judgement on books I decided to read it without even reading the synopsis. I fully recommend doing that, if you are recommended a book by someone you trust just go for it without knowing anything about the storyline, it makes reading it even more exciting! That’s why I try not to give too much info away in my book reviews so there is still an element of surprise when you read.

So just a little hint about this book; it is about a girl that sees peoples ‘numbers’ when she looks them in the eye. She realises the number she see’s is the date that that person is going to≈ die. That’s all I’m going to say, there’s a bit of a love story in there and there’s a lot of drama. When I first started reading it I felt like it was a book for teenagers, which it probably is, but the storyline is appropriate for any age! Fully recommend it!

Next month I am going to be reading 'Grasshopper Jungle' by Andrew Smith. Another book that I have no idea about, it was a freebie so I thought I would give it a go! 
Ciao EmmaJessica <3