Lucy Hope

Review: P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

Review: P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

BLURB Holly couldn’t live without her husband Gerry, until the day she had to. They were the kind of young couple who could finish each other’s sentences. When Gerry succumbs to a terminal illness and dies, 30-year-old Holly is set adrift, unable to pick up the pieces. But, with the help of a series of […]

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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng [review]

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng [review]

BLURB Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colours of […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

BOOK REVIEW: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

BLURB No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka and phone chats with Mummy. […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Wings of a Flying Tiger by Iris Yang

BOOK REVIEW: Wings of a Flying Tiger by Iris Yang

*DISCLAIMER: This book was sent to me for free by Open Book Publishers in exchange for an honest review.* BLURB World War Two. Japanese occupied China. The tale of two cousins, their courage and their determination to help a wounded American pilot. In the summer of 1942, Danny Hardy bails out of his fighter plane […]

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Review: I’ll be gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

Review: I’ll be gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

Blurb “You’ll be silent forever, and I’ll be gone in the dark.” For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the […]

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Review: The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker

Review: The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker

Blurb For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one which proves he has taken another victim who may still be alive. As the lead investigator on the 4MK task […]

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Review: Legally Blonde @ Sunderland Empire

Review: Legally Blonde @ Sunderland Empire

OMIGOD, OMIGOD YOU GUYS! (This is actually a song in the musical – don’t knock it until you’ve heard it.) Legally Blonde: The Musical follows Elle Woods (Lucie Jones), beautiful and blonde, through a journey of passing tests to make it into Harvard Law School in the hopes of winning back her one true love, Warner […]

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Review: The Greatest Showman

Review: The Greatest Showman

  The Greatest Showman celebrates the birth of showbiz and follows the story of P.T Barnum (Hugh Jackman), a visionary who came from nothing and ended up as a worldwide sensation.  There’s been a large amount of hype for this film but I do wonder if it’s more because of the actors rather than the […]

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Review: Does ‘Black Panther’ live up to the hype?

Review: Does ‘Black Panther’ live up to the hype?

Black Panther is easily one of Marvel’s most anticipated films to ever be released. The main reason being that it is the first film to have an almost exclusively black cast. The film starts out with main character T’Challa (a.k.a Black Panther), played by Chadwick Boseman, losing his father (the King of Wakanda) returning home […]

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Review: Peter Pan at Theatre Royal Newcastle

Review: Peter Pan at Theatre Royal Newcastle

For the 13th consecutive year, father and son double act, Clive Webb and Danny Adams, flew into Newcastle’s Theatre Royal to perform their take on classic novel and film, Peter Pan. Adams takes the lead as Peter Pan, whilst Webb takes on the role of Smee, and the show is jam-packed with variety from beginning […]