My Two Cents – My *Not so* Perfect Life {Review}

My Not So Perfect Life

Everywhere Katie Brenner looks, someone else is living the life she longs for, particularly her boss, Demeter Farlowe. Demeter is brilliant and creative, lives with her perfect family in a posh townhouse, and wears the coolest clothes. Katie’s life, meanwhile, is a daily struggle—from her dismal rental to her oddball flatmates to the tense office politics she’s trying to negotiate. No wonder Katie takes refuge in not-quite-true Instagram posts, especially as she’s desperate to make her dad proud.
Then, just as she’s finding her feet—not to mention a possible new romance—the worst happens. Demeter fires Katie. Shattered but determined to stay positive, Katie retreats to her family’s farm in Somerset to help them set up a vacation business. London has never seemed so far away—until Demeter unexpectedly turns up as a guest.

Hello Friends!

I read My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella recently. I borrowed it from the library and I am glad that I did.

While the book was cute,  it was just like every other Sophie Kinsella adult contemporary. Girl meets boy, something happens, girl goes through something t hat changes her outlook on  life, girl gets boy. There wasn’t anything new to it, that being said I did still enjoy it for what it was and it was a very quick read. I used it as a palate cleanse between YA themed fantasy novels. I’d say it did the trick.

I really don’t have a lot to say about this book. If you’ve read one Kinsella book, you’ve pretty much read them all. If you enjoy Sophie’s work, then definitely give it a read. If you just think they are ok, you’re probably good to pass this one up unless you can borrow it like I did or get it free some other way.

Have you read My Not So Perfect Life? What were your thoughts? Check out Sophie’s not so perfect Instagram

xx J

Reviews are coming!!

Hello Friends!

I know I have said this many times over the last couple of month but this cold and flu season is kicking my butt!  For the last week my nose had resembled Rudolph’s and I swear it was glowing. I haven’t been feeling super terrible, it’s just been one cold after another and each one manifesting differently.

That being said, I have been reading! There will be reviews forthcoming about The Night Circus, My Not So Perfect Life and Heartless!

Also, we’re quickly coming up on the release of A Court of Wings and Ruin and I wanted to remind you that I’ll be doing a giveaway on my Instagram (@loveabibliophile) for the Indigo Exclusive hard cover edition and some other goodies! It will be worth it and it will be international!

How has everyone else’s Spring been so far? What wonderful books have you read? Once I get through my rather large tbr pile, which includes titles like Love & Gelato, The Star Touched Queen, The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop and Café and Into a Dark, Dark Wood, I will be looking for recommendations!

 

xx J

Something to Look Forward To – Most Anticipated Reads {February}

Hello Friends! 

February is a short month but it’s jam packed with book releases! Here are the ones I’m looking forward to the most:

kings-cageKing’s Cage (Red Queen, #3) by Victoria Aveyard

In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl’s spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion?

my-not-so-perfect-lifeMy (Not So) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

Everywhere Katie Brenner looks, someone else is living the life she longs for, particularly her boss, Demeter Farlowe. Demeter is brilliant and creative, lives with her perfect family in a posh townhouse, and wears the coolest clothes. Katie’s life, meanwhile, is a daily struggle—from her dismal rental to her oddball flatmates to the tense office politics she’s trying to negotiate. No wonder Katie takes refuge in not-quite-true Instagram posts, especially as she’s desperate to make her dad proud.

starfallStarfall (Starflight #2) by Melissa Landers

When Princess Cassia Rose fled her home world of Eturia to escape an arranged marriage, she had no idea her sudden departure would spark a war. Now after two years hiding as a ship hand, she is finally returning to her beloved home but not in the way she imagined.

miranda-and-calibanMiranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey

A lovely girl grows up in isolation where her father, a powerful magus, has spirited them to in order to keep them safe. We all know the tale of Prospero’s quest for revenge, but what of Miranda? Or Caliban, the so-called savage Prospero chained to his will? Miranda and Caliban is bestselling fantasy author Jacqueline Carey’s gorgeous retelling of The Tempest.

cashmereCashmere (Velvet, #2) by Temple West

This high-stakes sequel to Velvet proves that when you’re the only human caught in a paranormal war, high school can get a little tricky.

 

lonely-hearts-hotelThe Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neil

Two babies are abandoned in a Montreal orphanage in the winter of 1914. Before long, their true talents emerge: Pierrot is a piano prodigy; Rose lights up even the dreariest room with her dancing and comedy. As they travel around the city performing for the rich, the children fall in love with each other and dream up a plan for the most extraordinary and seductive circus show the world has ever seen.

lifebloodLifeblood (Everlife, #2) by Gina Showalter

My Firstlife is over, but my Everlife is only now beginning.” With her last living breath, Tenley “Ten” Lockwood made her choice and picked her realm in the Everlife. Now, as the war between Troika and Myriad rages, she must face the consequences. 

 

xx J