Monday, 12 October 2015

I Knew You Were Trouble by Paige Toon

From Goodreads: Life as the undercover daughter of a rock god isn't going to be easy. How will Jessie adjust to her old boring life again after spending her summer living it up with her dad in LA? With tough decisions ahead (and not just choosing between two hot boys), can she cope juggling her two very different lives? 

Summer may be over, but Jessie's story is just beginning…

I really do love this series and the world they are set in.  Johnny Jefferson (be still my heart!) is awesome and I love all the drama!

In this installment we get to see how Jessie copes with being Johnny Jefferson's daughter as well as her ever increasingly complicated love life.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and am now desperate for the next book!  I hope Paige Toon wrties many, many more!

I would still love more Barney scenes because he is the cutest character ever - and I'd like to see more of Jessie interacting with the family as a whole.  This really is becoming one of my favourite series.  I can really see it as a TV series (and have spent much too long googling actors I'd love to see play the characters...)

Friday, 9 October 2015

Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson by Paige Toon

From Goodreads: The first YA fiction novel, from the bestselling adult author Paige Toon. 

Meet Jessie, the daughter of Johnny Jefferson, as featured in Johnny Be Good and Baby Be Mine…

My fifteenth birthday was the worst day of my life, and it's inconceivable to think that any single day in my future will ever be as bad. My mum was killed in a freak accident on her way to pick up my cake. Even when there was still no sign of her after two hours later, and my friends started to arrive at our house, it never occurred to me that she wouldn't be coming back.

That was six months ago. My mum died without telling me who my real dad was. And for a while I hated her for it. I thought she's taken the secret of my father's identity with her forever. But she didn't. Holy hell, she didn't. Because three weeks ago I found out the truth. And I'm still reeling from the shock of it. My dad is none other than Johnny Jefferson, mega famous rock star and one-time serial womaniser. And now I'm on my way to LA to meet him and his family. 

My tiny little world has just got a whole lot bigger…

Having loved all the books I've read my Paige Toon it comes as no surprise to me that I LOVED this! It's SO good! I loved Jessie, the setting, her relationship with her step dad, finding out who her real dad is, and then her meeting the famous Johnny Jefferson! I think having been a massive fan of the adult novels set in this world I was even more excited to catch up with Johnny, Meg and Barney (who is seriously cute! He needs more scenes!) and to meet Phoenix (also cute!) And I loved seeing them all though Jessie eyes (although I had to then question whether lusting after her dad was a bit weird…?) Anyway…

Can’t wait for more of this series – I have the feeling it will be one of my favourites.  I'm looking forward to seeing how see copes with being Johnny Jefferson’s daughter and I can’t wait to see how her relationships with Jack and Tom pan out!

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

I want to read that...

The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens

From Goodreads: Sadie Kingston, is a girl living in the aftermath. A year after surviving a car accident that killed her friend Trent and left her body and face scarred, she can’t move forward. The only person who seems to understand her is Trent’s brother, Max.

As Sadie begins to fall for Max, she's unsure if she is truly healed enough to be with him — even if Max is able to look at her scars and not shy away. But when the truth about the accident and subsequent events comes to light, Sadie has to decide if she can embrace the future or if she'll always be trapped in the past.

I still need to read Faking Normal but this sounds so good I have already preordered it! It's published November 2015.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit

Bookish things I want to quit....

*  Finishing a book if I hate it.  If I'm not feeling it that's it!

*  Love triangles.  I kind of love and hate these. If done right they can be really good but in every series?  Not so much.

*  Cliff hanger endings.  The only way to avoid this is to wait for the whole series to be published.

*  A year long wait between books.  Honestly I am starting to hate this.  I guess it ties into the cliff hanger endings bit but knowing there is such a long wait between the books just makes me want to wait for them all to be published!

*  Buying ALL the books of a series before I read it!  I need to at least read book one first to see if I like it!

*  Carrying on with a series when it should have finished about 5 books earlier.  Or a series that I've stopped caring about.  Why bother?

*  Buying more books than I can read. (I think I'm kidding myself with this one lol)

*  Collecting bookmarks.  I have this addiction for them but I never use one.  What is that about?

*  Keeping every single book.  Even ones I didn't particularly like.  I have no more room!  Seriously books are everywhere!  I have to keep only those I know I'll read again in the future!  And maybe those with really nice covers...

*  Buying /keeping books because I love the cover.  Really ridiculous but I do it all the time!

*  Re-buying books because the publishers change the cover mid way through a series (this is sooooooo annoying - why?  WHY DO THEY DO IT!!!!) But I need to live with it and not waste my money.  I can do it.... maybe....

So that's my list..  What about you?  Let me know in the comments below.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Johnny Girl by Paige Toon

From Goodreads: Meg's life has taken a turn for the perfect. She is the envy of millions with her drop dead gorgeous husband, their two beautiful sons and her new mansion in Henley. Her celebrity PA days are over. But desperate to keep up with her rock star husband, Johnny Jefferson, she uproots her perfect family and moves back to LA.

Meg has to learn to live with her new celebrity status and the insecurities of her old life, which keep reappearing. Under the paparazzi flash of an A-List party, complete with red carpet, champagne and canapés, Johnny's rock star past catches up with him and Meg's worst nightmare becomes a reality…

This is a great short story. I loved catching up again with Meg and Johnny to see how they are getting on – and it sets the scene for The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson. I think the idea of this was actually hinted at in Baby be Mine – and I'm glad to see Meg and Johnny react realistically to this turn of events. It wouldn't be easy – and considering Johnny’s past it must be rather unsettling for Meg so I'm very interested to see how it plays out and to see them as a couple through Jessie’s eyes.

So yes I picked up The Accidental life of Jessie Jefferson straight away…


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