Elizabeth Stevens

I love everything about books; reading them, writing them, just being around them. They're a great escape and comfort, and something I love to share with people.

The Maybe Boyfriend

The Maybe Boyfriend - Christina Benjamin Full disclosure, this was my first Christina Benjamin book. But, it will most definitely not be my last. I also went into this thinking it would be much more YA than it was, but I didn't mind in the slightest that the characters were a little older than I'd expected.

From the first page, I loved Megan and Zander seemed almost too good to be true. Just reading their excitement too see each other gave me that warm tingly chest feeling I so well associate with well-matched main characters.

Watching their chemistry and overcoming their uncertainties was a singular pleasure. Megan is a strong, adorably quirky young woman and she made a fantastic female lead; she knows what she wants and what she needs and she puts her first which is a wonderful thing to see in a romance MC. Zander was the perfect book boyfriend - the right amount of broken and passionate that you looked forward to the moment he pulled his head out of his finely toned arse and realised he could have the girl.

I enjoyed this book thoroughly. I think Benjamin did a great job with the character development, the relationship development, and the plot. The crisis point and the resolution was believable and very satisfying. I loved Megan and Zander's story and think they really are perfect for each other, no maybes about it.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Paper Towns

Paper Towns - John Green This book was just not for me. The writing was solid, but the ending made me feel like I'd just wasted a few hours of my life. I didn't like Margo at all and I couldn't really sympathise with Q or his obsession with her.


unvamped - Elizabeth   Stevens I started this book for NaNoWriMo (nanowrimo.org) in 2012 and finished in 2013. This was the second book I'd ever finished - though I've started a lot :) - and the first to be chosen for publication. I found it quite easy to write; it was more like the story already existed and I was just transcribing it.
I wrote this story in the hopes to create something interesting and a bit different - hence Charles the vampire becomes human, rather than the usual other way around. But, I also wanted to write a story that might help people feel a bit less apprehensive in accepting themselves for who they are, rather than worry about who they might/should be.
In the end, this story is just a bit of fun and entertainment, and I hope others agree :)

Netherfield Prep

Netherfield Prep - Elizabeth Stevens This was, to date, my favourite book to write! It gave me a whole new appreciation for the original, for Austen's wit and words, and for Darcy's point of view. Editing was a pain since I kept getting distracted by the story. But, I figure an author who loves their work can't be a bad thing. My aim with this story was to bring a love of Austen's world to a new readership and give people a bit of entertainment.
Lily and Austin will always be my OTP, and I'm hard at work writing the next chapters in their story.

Court of Fives

Court of Fives - Kate Elliott A really wonderful first YA novel from a writer used to targetting an older audience. The transition from adult to YA may not have been entirely free from bumps for some, but it was everything I enjoy about Kate Elliott's work as well as YA. To me, the characters were more three-dimensional than I see in a lot of other YA, and their story was one I followed with ease and excitement. I thoroughly enjoyed it, hated putting it down, and can't wait to read the next one.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams LOVE IT!

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