Thursday, 18 January 2018

Book Review: A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell #1) by Deanna Raybourn

Title: A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell #1)
Author: Deanna Raybourn
Publisher: Titan Books
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 393
Format: Paperback
Genre: Historical/Mystery
Source: Birthday Gift

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Film Review: Star Wars - The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
16 January 2018
152 mins
Rian Johnson (Director)
Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order. (IMDB Synopsis)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a wonderful continuation from The Forces Awakens. It's great to see Rey, Poe et al. back again. However, for me, the standout in this film is Adam Driver as Kylo Ren. His character is definitely one of the most fascinating and complex 'bad guys' ever, and I cannot wait to see how his story will conclude in the final film. The Last Jedi offers all the action and adventure you would expect from a Star Wars movie. There were a few lulls in the action when I thought they could have upped the pacing a little, but otherwise this was a brilliant movie. 4.5 stars

Book Review: The Complete Photo Guide to Soap Making by David Fisher

Title: The Complete Photo Guide to Soap Making
Author: David Fisher
Publisher: Creative Publishing
Publication Date: 9 January 2018
Pages: 176
Format: eBook - PDF
Genre: Non-Fictions/Crafts
Source: ARC via NetGalley

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Vlog: Nicki's New Reads - Books Read Nov-Dec 2017

Now that I am home from my trip, I can finally catch you up on the books I read during November and December 2017.