Book Review: Genuine Fraud

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TitleGenuine Fraud

Author: E. Lockhart

Publisher: Hot Key Books

Release Date: September 7th 2017

Goodreads Blurb: The story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge. Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook and a cheat. Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete. An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two. A bad romance, or maybe three. Blunt objects, disguises, blood and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains. A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her. A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.

My Rating: ★★



Everything about the blurb of this book made me want to pick this up. It sounded like a fantastic, thrilling journey with some badass females to take us through a quick paced plot. And this was kind of the case but I felt it fell short in the delivery.

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Falling In Love With Autumn


Something about autumn fills me with delight. I enjoy the summer but to be nothing beats autumn. You feel the change in the air as it gets a little more bitter and wave goodbye to the long days. I wanted to try and convince people that this a season to love.

Everything is changing

I love autumn primarily because everything starts to change. In my opinion there is nothing more beautiful than seeing trees turn from green to red. The air has more of a bite to it and the weather goes from relatively sunny to more crisp and rainy days. Something about knowing the world has it’s own little routine is magical, in my eyes.


The food gets better

Lets face it – summer is a high maintenance season. Every other article you see is about how to get a ‘summer body’. Whilst I’m not overly concerned about this summer menus always feature lighter foods. Heralding in autumn means more comfort food! I love soups and stews along with warm coffee and heavy, soulful desserts!

Cosy days and nights

Bring on the knitwear! I adore all of my jumpers and getting bundled up into scarf and gloves makes me happy. Being cosy throughout the day is a definite perk for me. And it also translates into the evenings. With the days becoming shorter, candles are sparked earlier and nothing beats settling down in front of the fire tucked up in my dressing gown.


All of the holidays

As soon as we enter into autumn there’s a countdown for all of the holidays. We have Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas to look forward to. For our friends across the pond they can add in Thanksgiving. There always seems like something to be preparing for which for me means seeing a lot more of my family and friends.

All these little things are what have made me fall in love with autumn over the years. Although I know it isn’t the season for everyone, it will forever be my favourite time of year.

What’s you’re favourite season? What do you like about autumn?

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Who Is She? 20 Facts About Me

20 facts about me

Getting to know Z. Getting to know all about Z! And I hope that tune stays stuck in your head now! Having eased myself back into the world of blogging I felt it would be appropriate to give you a little insight into my life by setting out 20 facts about me. Rather than hang about let’s jump right in!


1) I am musical. I sing and play a few different instruments to varying degrees of success. I’m constantly listening to Spotify and if it wasn’t for music I’m not sure how I’d get through life.

2) I recently took up knitting and find it to be a really relaxing activity.

3) I suffer with anxiety. It can get bad enough that I can’t step out of the house. I’m working on it but no two days are the same.

4) Books take up a lot of space in my life. I am known as the girl who usually has a book in her hand and can recommend you an interesting read.

5) When I was younger I wanted to be a bin man or a professional kite flyer.

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Ready For Change? – Lush Metamorphosis Bath Bomb

lush metamorphosis

Lush’s Metamorphosis bath bomb seems like an intriguing idea. Ever since its release I have wanted one and Sai gifted me one not too long ago. I have been waiting forthe perfect moment to test it out. I finally took the plunge after a pretty rubbish week at work.

lush metamorphosis

Wow Factor? Hmmm

Filled with cinnamon leaf and black pepper oil the idea of a nice warming bath to soak my muscles was really appealing. But more than anything I wanted to see the colour burst from this unassuming grey bulk. I popped the bomb into the bath and was severely disappointed. It started to fizz away and whilst I was expecting bright vibrant colours to appear I ended up with lacklustre tendrils of pink and yellow coming from the grey orb. Not only that but by the time it had dissolved the bath was left a murky brick red colour. I guess I expected something a little more vibrant but maybe my expectations were too high. Below is the most colourful picture I could get.

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Disneyland Paris Tips & Tricks

disneyland paris tips

By now you have probably read my Disney Day 1 and Disney Day 2. I thought I would impart the wisdom I gained on this trip for anyone who is looking to visit the parks. After all everyone wants an enjoyable experience if the visit Disneyland – so here are my Disneyland Paris tips!

It’s All On The App

Sai downloaded the app whilst we were in the parks. Not only is it a map but it’s really handy if you want to check what rides are running and what their queue times are. We saved a lot of time hopping onto things with short queues first and then tackling the long waits.

Comfortable Shoes

I cannot stress this enough. I ended up taking my walking boots along to Disney and even in those my feet started to ache. You are going to be walking and standing for long periods of time so make sure you are able to do so comfortably. The last thing you want is to have to head off early because you can barely stand.

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