‘Embrace’ by Stacey Rourke *Teaser*

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Author Stacey Rourke has stopped by today with a teaser of the second book in The Gryphon Series, Embrace!


My head snapped up and my cheeks burned. “Wha…?!” Picture of eloquence, that’s me.

“Saturday. A date. You, me, dinner? Yah’ve heard of this concept, yeah?”

“Yes, the concept is somewhat foreign to me, but I’ve heard of it,” I answered. Still fearing this was some kind of joke, I couldn’t help but ask, “Why? Why are you asking me out?”

His expression was equal parts amusement and confusion. “Because if I don’t ask ya the chance of ya actually showin’ up on the date is highly unlikely, isn’t it?”

An abrupt—and incredibly loud—laugh erupted out of me. “True. But why? Why would you ask out the freaky purring girl?

“Yar laugh is amazin’.” He grinned. Another wave of heat rushed through me. “And because from the moment I laid eyes on ya I knew there was somethin’ different about ya. The purrin’ just supported the theory. So, would ya like to go out with me?”

“Yes, I’d like to. Go on a date. With you. Please.” Smooth, huh?

On her way to another table, Sophia passed behind me.  “Give him your number.”

“My what? Oh! My number! I have a number!” I scribbled it on my order pad and tore off the page to hand to him.

His chin jerked up slightly. “Who do I ask for when I call?”

I agreed to go on a date with a guy before I even knew his name, or told him mine. Please, don’t tell my mother.

“Celeste.” I chewed on my lower lip and I brushed a loose strand of hair behind my ear.

He caught my raised hand and drew it gently to him. His emerald eyes stayed locked on mine, as he bowed his head to brush his lips across the back of my hand. Tingles of excitement tracked up my arm and down my spine. I clamped my teeth together to stifle the purr that threatened to escape.

“It’s nice to formally meet ya, Celeste. The name’s Caleb.”


Title: Embrace

Author: Stacey Rourke

Publisher: Anchor Group

Pages: 194


Whether she likes it or not, eighteen year old Celeste Garrett has come to terms with being the Chosen One. She knew having a “normal life” would be tricky, between intense training sessions and epic demonic battles, but she didn’t know at what cost it would come. That is, until a dear friend is harmed by the malicious forces hunting her.

Now, she’d like nothing more than to retreat into a hermit lifestyle to prevent anyone else from getting hurt. But startling revelations, amazing new abilities, and mortifying moments in front of insanely hot guys won’t allow time for that. Soon, Celeste finds herself surrounded by darkness and wondering who she can trust—if anyone.

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stacey  About Stacey Rourke:

Writing is something I have always done.  I can remember in elementary school creating stories that I would stand up and read aloud to my classmates…whether they liked it or not.   As I grew older I didn’t flaunt my writing as freely.  It became something I did just for me  to vent my teenage angst, or chronicle my journey to adulthood.  I never thought about becoming a writer because that title prompted the visual of a grey-haired man in a tweed smoking jacket with suede elbow patches, slaving over an old fashion typewriter while puffing away on a pipe.  No way was that stuffy kind of life for me.  (Plus tweed is itchy.)  Instead I wanted to be in the spotlight!  I wanted to be–pause for dramatic effect–an actress!  I gave it my best shot, too.  Got about as far as any aspiring actress can get in Flint, Michigan.  Which is exactly no where.  But I did get two great things out of my time delving into the theatrical world; I gained the ability to act out the scenes I write to make sure they’re believable (yes, I really do that and no, you can’t watch) and I met my amazing husband.

My theater ambitions behind me, I decided to do the “mature,” “grown up” thing and went back to college.  As I worked toward my Bachelor’s degree in marketing I did a lot of writing.   Essays, research papers, PowerPoint presentations.  All of it mandatory, none of it what I would ever call fun.  Even then, becoming a writer never entered my mind.  No, then I was going to be a business tycoon…or somethin’.

Truth be told, I never picked writing.  It picked me.  During my time as a stay at home mom I needed an outlet to give me a mental break from diapers, formula and midnight feedings.  That’s when my hands found their way back to the keyboard.  Story ideas began coming at such an incessant rate that my rapidly clicking fingers couldn’t keep up.  Post-It notes and scrapes of paper with story ideas decorated every inch of our house.  In mid-conversation with my husband I would dart off to jot down things that would come to me.  Sweet guy my hubby is, he would just shake his head at my obvious rudeness and hold my place in the conversation.

My first book was completed for an entire year before I told anyone about it.  I outed myself as an author and then sent out my first round of query letters to literary agents.  Surely, it would be picked up immediately and become an overnight success!  Yeah, not so much.  For two years I got rejection, after rejection, after rejection, after rejection…you get the idea.  Thankfully with the ever increasing pile of rejections came feedback.  I digested all the suggestions and applied the usable ones to my manuscript.  Little by little, the rough edges were chipped away and the diamond shone through.  The work paid off when I received an email from a publisher offering me a contract on The Conduit.

It’s been a long road, and it ain’t over yet.  But now, at thirty-mumble, mumble years old I finally know what I wanna be when I grow up–-a writer.


Star 😛

‘Pushing the Limits’ by Kate McGarry – Book Review

My Rating:

Synopsis (From Goodreads) :  Links to this book on Amazon and Goodreads

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with “freaky” scars on her arms. Even Echo can’t remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal.But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo’s world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.

My Review!

Pushing the Limits was brilliant! I thought it was a little bit too similar to ‘Perfect chemistry’ at first but, even though the general story-line was; bad boy meets good girl at school, good girl has family problems, bad boy has had bad things happen to his family, the couple decide to part, finally get back together again.

Another similarity is that the author gave Echo and Noah their own chapter. Just like Brittney and Alex in Perfect Chemistry.

In fact, these two books were so alike that I almost marked this book down. But I didn’t! Why didn’t I? Because this book has its own element of a heart wrenching story.

Pushing the Limits wasn’t based on a high school fling. Neither was Perfect Chemistry, but thats another story!

I’m going to list some of the ‘problems’ that these characters faced in the book. Don’t read for spoilers!

Noah, the bad boy. I always love the bad boy! Why? I really don’t know! Probably the tattoos. Noah wasn’t just a bad boy, his parents had died in a house fire two years before, and left him and his two younger brothers in a foster home. Noah got sent around the homes because he got into fights, trying to protect his brothers. It turns out, that his brothers get accepted into one family while Noah has to make do with foster parents that really don’t care about him.

Noah hates the fact that his brothers foster parents took away the last of his family, he wants them all to be together. And he hates it that, Carrie and Joe have asked the boys to call them Mom and Dad.

When I read books with adoption/ fostering in them, I just want to cry and cry! But I don’t. I finish the book.

Echo also has trouble with her family. Her dad remarried after her Mom went a bit psycho (read the book! You’ll find out!) and how his new wife is pregnant. Her dad never understands her, and Ashley (the new Mom) is a bit of an air head. Echo’s brother also died. He was a Marine (fighting a war), and before he left, he was working on a car. Echo tries to get it fixed. (Again – Read the book to find out!)

This isn’t just centered around teenage problems, Noah wants to keep his family together but what can a high school guy do?

The ending was really nice and not over the top 🙂

Want to read the next book in the series but hope it’s not too much like Pushing the Limits story line.

I read the ARC version of this book, so if there are any major changes in the final printed version, I will purchase the book and correct any mistakes 🙂 I’ll probably get the book anyway.

Star 😛  @StarNobleWrites

‘Harken’ by Kaleb Nation – Video and Website


This post is a little different. I really like this author, Kaleb Nation. And he has a new book coming out in January. I really want to help him get as much publicity as he can, so I’m adding a video and his website. Kaleb also got his book ‘Harken’ to trend on twitter in the United States. How awesome is that? Books barely trend ever on their release date, let alone fifty days before it’s release date!

Harken comes out internationally on January 13th 2012.

Here’s a video of Kaleb Nation, explaining a bit more about ‘Harken’.

After surviving an assassination attempt, teenager Michael Asher discovers that he is at the center of a worldwide conspiracy reaching higher than any earthly power. A supernatural organization desperately wants him dead. He doesn’t know why. Everyone who might have the answers has already been killed.

Tumbling into a web of international secrets, Michael is forced to fight back and dig up the truth. He begins to question how much of the world is truly as people are led to believe it is. Are there things that humanity is not being told? Who is the puppet master? And how far into the maze can he venture before he is lost forever?

Click here for more information on Kaleb’s Website.  You can also add ‘Harken’ to your ‘To-Read’ list on Goodreads.

You can follow Kaleb on Twitter here @KalebNation. You can also follow the Harken page @HarkenSeries.

Let me know if you like the sound of this book! I shall be preordering it!

Star 😛

Book Haul! #3 (And General Updates)

More books! I can’t let them go to waste can I? All synopsis’s come from Goodreads.

I’ll start off with my

YA fiction books.

1): Midnight: a mist-haunted wood with a bad reputation. A sweet sixteen party, and 13 year old Nell is trying to keep her sister, spoilt birthday-girl Gwen, out of trouble. No chance. Trouble finds Gwen and drags her through the mist. Only Nell guesses who’s behind the kidnap – the boy she hoped was her friend, the cute but mysterious Evan River. Goodreads and Amazon

2): Jill MacSweeney just wishes everything could go back to normal. But ever since her dad died, she’s been isolating herself from her boyfriend, her best friends—everyone who wants to support her. And when her mom decides to adopt a baby, it feels like she’s somehow trying to replace a lost family member with a new one. Goodreads and Amazon


3): Last year, Annabel was “the girl who has everything” — at least that’s the part she played in the television commercial for Kopf’s Department Store. This year, she’s the girl who has nothing: no best friend because mean-but-exciting Sophie dropped her, no peace at home since her older sister became anorexic, and no one to sit with at lunch. Until she meets Owen Armstrong. Tall, dark, and music-obsessed, Owen is a reformed bad boy with a commitment to truth-telling. With Owen’s help,maybe Annabel can face what happened the night she and Sophie stopped being friends… Goodreads and Amazon


4): No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with “freaky” scars on her arms. Even Echo can’t remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal.But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo’s world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.Goodreads and Amazon

5): Life was tragic enough before this spring started. With a distinct lack of boobage and an arse so big that birds of prey could nest within its shadows, Jess Jordan is saddled with the Goddess Flora for a best friend, a Britney Spears look-alike so gorgeous that one grain of her divine dandruff could make the blind see again. Jess knows that her soul mate is Ben Jones, a divine mixture of Leonardo diCaprio, Prince William, and Brad Pitt who oozes mystery and charisma. But the campaign to get Ben to notice her brings on a cavalcade of mortification and disaster, including, but not limited to, a minestrone soup explosion that takes place in her bra and a schoolwide viewing of a videotape that features a topless Jess referring to her breasts as “Bonnie” and “Clyde.”  Goodreads and Amazon (Currently Reading. Is hilarious!


6): In a bustling metropolis where magic is outlawed, a six-year-old child is found inside a locked bank vault. A scrap of paper reveals his name: Bran Hambric. The child remembers nothing of his life before the vault. Only magic could have done this. But why would any mage risk breaking the law to place a child in a bank vault? Goodreads and Amazon



Adult Fiction:


7): On a winter night in 1964, Dr. David Henry is forced by a blizzard to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy. Yet when his daughter is born, he sees immediately that she has Down’s Syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split-second decision that will alter all of their lives forever. He asks his nurse to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret. Goodreads and Amazon

8): In an expensive London restaurant Julia Lovat receives a gift that will change her life. It appears to be a book of exquisite 17th-century embroidery patterns but on closer examination Julia finds it also contains faint diary entries. In these, Cat Tregenna, an embroideress, tells how she and others were stolen out of a Cornish church in 1625 by Muslim pirates and taken on a brutal voyage to Morocco to be auctioned off as slaves. Goodreads and Amazon

Adult Historal/ Romance Fiction:

9): Keara Michaels doesn’t want to leave her family in Ireland, but fate sends her first to Lancashire, then across the sea to Australia, pregnant and penniless. And Theo Mullane, the man who loves her, is married, with an ailing baby son, so cannot follow her as he longs to. Mark Gibson leaves Lancashire to avoid marriage. But gold prospecting is a dangerous pursuit, and when his gentle young wife dies in childbirth, his father-in-law kidnaps the baby. So Mark runs away again, this time to Western Australia, where he employs Keara in his country inn. But danger threatens them all, even in the bush, as Keara searches for her lost sisters, Theo comes looking for the woman he loves, and Mark at last confronts his past. Goodreads and Amazon

10): Grant Morgan is one of London’s most eligible and unattainable bachelors. He’s also a powerful member of the Bow Street Runners, and when he’s called to the waterfront late one night to investigate a drowning victim, Grant is stunned to recognize the face of Vivien Rose Duvall, a well-known woman of the night. He’s even more startled when he realizes that she’s alive. With no one to care for her, Grant carries Vivien to his home and revives her, only to learn that she is suffering from amnesia. Goodreads and Amazon


11): Victor Bramwell, the new Earl of Rycliff, knows he doesn’t belong here. So far as he can tell, there’s nothing in this place but spinsters… and sheep. But he has no choice, he has orders to gather a militia. It’s a simple mission, made complicated by the spirited, exquisite Susanna Finch—a woman who is determined to save her personal utopia from the invasion of Bram’s makeshift army.
Susanna has no use for aggravating men; Bram has sworn off interfering women. The scene is set for an epic battle… but who can be named the winner when both have so much to lose? Goodreads and Amazon

The Doctor Who Fiction Books:

12): London 1910: An unsuspecting thief gets more than he bargained for when he breaks into a house in Kensington and finds himself confronted by horrific, grey-skinned creatures that are waiting to devour his mind London 3189: An unimaginably ancient city. The remains of an android are dredged from the Thames. It’s one of the latest models, only just developed. But it’s been in the water for over a thousand years. And when the android is reactivated, it has a message – a warning that can only be delivered to a man named the Doctor. Goodreads and Amazon

13): In 2003, Rebecca Whitaker died in a road accident. Her husband Mark is still grieving. Then he receives a battered envelope, posted eight years ago, containing a set of instructions and a letter with a simple message: “You can save her.”
Later that night, while picking up a takeaway, Mark glances at a security monitor – to see himself, standing in the restaurant in grainy black and white. And behind him there’s a stone statue of an angel. Covering its eyes, as though weeping… except, when Mark turns, there’s nothing there. As Mark is given the chance to save Rebecca, it’s up to the Doctor, Amy, and Rory to save the world. Because this time the Weeping Angels are using history itself as a weapon… Goodreads and Amazon


14): Andrew Brown never has enough time. No time to call his sister, no time to prepare for that important presentation at the bank where he works… the train’s late, the lift jams, the all-important meeting’s started by the time he arrives. Disaster. If only he’d had just a little more time. Time is the business of Mr Symington and Mr Blenkinsop. They’ll lend Andrew Brown some time – at a very reasonable rate of interest. If he was in trouble before he borrowed time, things have just got a lot worse Detecting a problem, the Doctor, Amy, and Rory go undercover at the bank. The Doctor’s a respected expert, and Amy’s his trusted advisor. Rory has a job in the post room. But they have to move fast to stop Symington and Blenkinsop before they cash in their investments. Goodreads and Amazon


And thats all folks!

General Updates!

As most of you know, I’m participating in NaNoWriMo. It’s going really well! I’m two thousand words away from the finish line! **Shameless boasting going on there!** If you’re doing it this year, let me know! Tell me what your writing about, what your wordcount is! It doesn’t matter if you’re behind…it’s the participating that counts!  My user name is PurpleStar97 if you want to become writing buddies!

You may have noticed, that I now have Twitter! Yay! I’ll be posting on that and telling everyone what my wordcount is and any reviews that i post on this blog! Feel free to follow me! @StarNobleWrites

One last thing ! I’m going to be hosting some Virtual Book Tours in the future! I got the idea from LittleBookStar ,she is awesome! So basically, I’ll be reviewing a few indie books and maybe a few author interviews 🙂

Thanks for reading. Happy Friday!

Star 😛



‘A Daughter’s Gift’ by Maggie Hope – Book Review

My Rating:



Synopsis: (Links to this book on Goodreads and Amazon.

Elizabeth Nelson is only ten years old when her mother dies in childbirth. With her father gone, the siblings are separate; her Aunt Betty takes baby Kit. Elizabeth and her brother, Jimmy, are sent to a children’s home and Alice and Jenny are sent into foster care.

My Review:

I really loved this book! My review of this book won’t do it justice at all but please bear with me while i try to gather my thoughts and make a coherent account of this story!

This was the first book that I had read by Maggie Hope and because of the excellence of this one, I will defiantly be looking out for more of hers!

Elizabeth Nelson, the daughter that tries to hold her family together. The few chapters when Elizabeth visits her little brother being looked after by her (horrible, disgusting, naive) Aunt, went straight to my heart! I have three younger brothers and the thought of any of them not knowing who I was and thinking that another woman was their Mother would devastate me!

It made me think of how many mothers must have gone through similar circumstances in that time. absolutely horrible!

And the way that Elizabeth was treated after she was assaulted by a Captain at the hospital where she was working, made me want to jump into the book and tell Matron straight!

Maggie Hope did a brilliant job of not making Elizabeth an overbearing character or,(heaven forbid) a woman who cried at very opportunity. She found a nice balance in between.

The only part of the story that I didn’t like was that Elizabeth kept on doubting herself. In the middle of the book, it was almost every page that she went on about how she was sure that Jack and Jimmy didn’t love her any more….it was as if she actually wanted them to shun her. And i didn’t understand why she had to stay with the abusive farmer. The story wasn’t very clear on that, just said that it was her own stubbornness and because she wanted to protect her sister.

Overall, a very enjoyable read! Would defiantly read it again, and read more of Maggie Hopes books.

Star 😛

Book Haul 2#

Another haul! I haven’t been reading as much lately, mainly because of NaNoWriMo. So far this month I’ve read One Day, which I’ve already posted a review for. I have a few books, either from the library or that I have bought, they aren;t new off the shelf ones, most are old paperback that I bought from a charity shop. But nevertheless!

1): Synopsis: When Megan Rosenberg moves to Ireland, everything in her life seems to fall into place. After growing up in America, she’s surprised to find herself feeling at home in her new school. She connects with a group of friends, and she is instantly drawn to darkly handsome Adam DeRÍs. (Links to this book on Goodreads and Amazon.)

2): Synopsis: (We all know this one, don’t we?) In a dark vision of the near future, twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live TV show called the Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. (Links to this book on Goodreads and Amazon. )

3): Synopsis: Dream Lake takes readers once again to the exquisite setting of Friday Harbor, and tells the story of Zoӫ Hoffman, an innkeeper who has all but given up on love. She’s a gentle, romantic soul, but has been so hurt in the past that she dare not trust her heart with anyone. Especially not Alex Nolan. Alex is the most haunted of all the Nolan brothers. (Links to this book on Goodreads and Amazon.)

4): Synopsis: Liberty Jones has dreams and determination that will take her far away from Welcome, Texas—if she can keep her wild heart from ruling her mind. Hardy Cates sees Liberty as completely off-limits. His own ambitions are bigger than Welcome, and Liberty Jones is a complication he doesn’t need. But something magical and potent draws them to each other, in a dangerous attraction that is stronger than both of them.(Links to this book on Goodreads and Amazon.

5): Synopsis: It’s been decades since anyone set foot on the moon. Now three ordinary teenagers, the winners of NASA’s unprecedented, worldwide lottery, are about to become the first young people in space–and change their lives forever. Links to this book on Goodreads and Amazon

6): Synopsis: Bobby Pendragon is a seemingly normal fourteen-year-old boy. He has a family, a home, and even Marley, his beloved dog. But there is something very special about Bobby. He is going to save the world. Amazon and Goodreads

7): Synopsis: Jamie Carpenter’s life will never be the same. His father is dead, his mother is missing, and he was just rescued by an enormous man named Frankenstein. Jamie is brought to Department 19, where he is pulled into a secret organization responsible for policing the supernatural, founded more than a century ago by Abraham Van Helsing and the other survivors of Dracula. Goodreads and Amazon.

8): Synopsis: After suffering decades of neglect from the children who’ve forgotten him, Winkie summons the courage to take charge of his fate, and so he hops off the shelf, jumps out the window, and takes to the forest. But just as he is discovering the joys and wonders of mobility, Winkie gets trapped in the jaws of a society gone rabid with fear and paranoia. Having come upon the cabin of the mad professor who stole his beloved, Winkie is suddenly surrounded by the FBI, who instantly conclude that he is the evil mastermind behind dozens of terrorist attacks that have been traced to the forest. Goodreads and Amazon.

9): Synopsis: Radio Freefall is about a plot to take over the Earth by power-mad, sociopathic computer-geek billionaire, Walter Cheeseman. It’s up to a strange cast of rock stars and oddballs to stop him. Amazon and Goodreads.

10): Synopsis: The Amalgam spans nearly the entire galaxy, and is composed of innumerable beings from a wild variety of races, some human or near it, some entirely other. The one place that they cannot go is the bulge, the bright, hot center of the galaxy. There dwell the Aloof, who for millions of years have deflected any and all attempts to communicate with or visit them. So when Rakesh is offered an opportunity to travel within their sphere, in search of a lost race, he cannot turn it down. Goodreads and Amazon

11): Synopsis: A passionate love affair. A happy young family. And a successful 30-year marriage. But which one will be destroyed by the truth? Sophie and her sister, Jess, grow up knowing that a few little lies are necessary: You look great. It was only a joke. He’s just stressed. It doesn’t matter. Everything’s fine. Everybody does it, don’t they? But what about the big lies ? about love, power and money? When Sophie discovers her father’s secret, and Jess falls in love with the charismatic Jake, Sophie has to look at her own life again. Should she keep quiet or tear her family apart with the truth? And if she tells, who will pay the ultimate price? Amazon and Goodreads

12): Synopsis: In Jubilee Dwellings, two sisters, Kate Morgan and happily married Helen, each give birth to a daughter: one is illegitimate, and the other a cripple. The two girls, Connie and Molly, grow up together – playing in the gutters, slipping away, truants, from school, and at last at fourteen both finding jobs desprite the recession that ravages the country. Life is hard, but they enjoy it. And wouldn’t be parted for the world…. Amazon and Goodreads

13): Synopsis: A handsome and reclusive horse breeder, Spencer Dumarque, the fourth Duke of Morland, is a member of the exclusive Stud Club, an organization so select it has only ten members—yet membership is attainable to anyone with luck. And Spencer has plenty of it, along with an obsession with a prize horse, a dark secret, and, now, a reputation as the dashing “Duke of Midnight.” Each evening he selects one lady for a breathtaking midnight waltz. But none of the women catch his interest, and nobody ever bests the duke—until Lady Amelia d’Orsay triesher luck. Goodreads and Amazon

Thats all folks! Let me kow if you’ve read any of these books down below and maybe we can start a conversation going! Hows NaNoWriMo going for those who are participating? I’m currently on 16,050. Please with that result! ha!

Star 😛


‘One Day’ by David Nicholls – Book Review

My Rating:



Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. So where will they be on this one day next year? And the year after that? And every year that follows? Twenty years, two people, ONE DAY.

Links to ‘One Day’ on Goodreads and Amazon.co.uk


I first read this book last year (2011), after watching the film. I remember liking the film but really wanting to read the book. Finally read the book but didn’t like it that much, maybe three stars? The other day I was thinking that I haven’t read a good book about best friends who finally get together and it’s nice. Soooo…I got swapped this book on ReadItSwapIt! (If you’re in the UK then this is a great place to get rid of books you don’t want…ect ect. Back to the review!)


I loved how the character progressed through the story, for instance, at the start of the book Emma was a typical student, she had plans for the life, she wanted to write poetry, she protested against…wars (?). But as the book continued, she found that she wasn’t doing what she wanted to do, Emma was stuck in a cafe with no career ahead of her. It showed how your life can change, for the better or worse. Emma was a likable character.

On my copy of the book, it says: “You put the book down…with the feeling that they’ve become…your closest friends” (Jonathan Coe). It’s true! You’re with them for evey year for twenty years. You see Emma and Dexter grow closer, then fall apart, and come together again. It make you want to read it over and over again!


The story was actually very clever. The same day every year for twenty years…why didn’t I think of that? It was frustrating when you wanted to read about what happened the next day or the day before, but it was all part of the story. The writing was extreamly well written, as are any of David Nicholls books.

Sorry for short review, it’s NaNoWriMo and you’re lucky to get anything! Ha!

Star 😛