Twitteresque Reviews : Mad About the Boy, Ready Player One, Tiger Lily, Fading

December 11, 2014 Twitteresque Reviews 21 ★★★★

Twitteresque reviews are for books where I don’t feel like writing a full review but I want to give you a flavour of how I felt during the book.  All in 140 characters or less!


Or you could call them lazy blogger reviews but doesn’t twitteresque sound better!  Yes, I think so too.  By the way if you want to know more about any of the books, clicking on the image will take you to Goodreads.


Mad About the Boy (Bridget Jones, #3) by Helen Fielding

Mad About The Boy

1 star

DNF.  So disappointed, I adored the first two books.  The plot and direction the book took seem ridiculous and it’s an epic fail in my eyes.


Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

ready player one

4.5 stars

Fun, fast paced and thrilling with excellent world building.  If you love 80s pop culture and computer games; go read it, it’s geektastic!


Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Tiger Lily

3 stars

Beautifully written, heartbreakingly sad and it continues to haunt me.  Pace was too slow for me though which is why I didn’t love it more.


Fading by E K Blair

Fading by E K Blair

4 stars

Incredible intense.  I was an emotional wreck after reading this.  The abuse and aftermath was dealt with sensitivity and felt honest and authentic.

Bookish Chat : Have you read of these and if so what did you think of them?  Are you interested in picking up any of them?

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21 Responses to “Twitteresque Reviews : Mad About the Boy, Ready Player One, Tiger Lily, Fading”

    • trish

      I know, sometimes I have no interest in writing a full review and this is a quick, fun way of just sharing my impressions on them.

  1. Rachel

    I love this idea! I don’t know if I could do it in 140 characters though, but I love the idea of multiple mini-reviews for books you don’t want to review in-depth! Also, I don’t know how you even braved Bridget Jones #3 – I refuse to accept its existence! Lol. Tiger Lily is one I’ve been debating, but slow paces ruin me, and I’ve never heard of Fading but will have to check it out.

    R x
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    • trish

      Good call on the Bridget Jones book, I’m now trying to banish it from my memory as it has ruined the other books AND the films for me! Gah, so annoyed about that. I want a book about Bridget and Mr Darcys HEA.
      Some people love Tiger Lily but I have come to accept that I just don’t like that authors writing style as I DNF’d another one of her books and this one only worked because of the Peter Pan element.
      Fading is well worth checking out!

    • trish

      Sounds about right to me! If you do read Ready Player One, I hope you love it as much as I did. If you are a gamer, it’s a must read! But even a non gamer like me really enjoyed.

  2. R_Hunt

    Wow, great reviews–love the format because you got your idea across and I got to check out more than one book at a time 🙂 Nice job!
    I would like Ready Player One I think, being of a certain age, just didn’t know before what it really was about. Tiger Lily, hmm, I don’t know, perhaps if borrowed from library. I haven’t read the Bridget Jones, but have read that many many were disappointed by this one, so you are not alone.
    Thanks again and please do this again. It was just enough and not too much, for me to go on Goodreads and check out the blurbs and think about them.
    R_Hunt recently posted…The Girl in the Woods Review & More

    • trish

      Yay, glad to know they work! Ready Player One was full of so many references that I really got and I loved it. If you are a gamer (I’m not) then I think you’d enjoy it even more but it works for non gamers too. I read Tiger Lily for a bookclub and some loved it but I think I’m just not a fan of this author. I DNF’d another of her books, I just want more to happen and it doesn’t.

    • trish

      I like to do some short and sweet ones every now and again to clear the backlog. And I’d highly recommend Ready, Player One and I’m not even a gamer but I loved it.

  3. Cayce

    Yay, so glad to hear you enjoyed Ready Player One 🙂 And yeah, I loved the first BJ book and thought the second was okay, but from what I’ve heard about Mad About the Boy, I don’t think I’ll pick it up. Ever. (she should have stopped after the first book, imo)

    • trish

      Ready Player One was fab and I only read it for a book club read as I thought it wouldn’t work for a non gamer like me. I was so wrong, l loved it! And I totally agree about the BJ books, I thought the second one was good but dropping it after book one would have been much better. Now it’s just a farce.

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