Review: Riverdale

Riverdale has been the hype recently and along with so many other’s, I watched it. I found out that it was going to be a newly released show last November and without a doubt, I knew I would watch it. I crave cheesy, drama filled, romantic TV shows, I cant help myself. So, I watched the trailer, forgot about it and then it began in January. So, season 1 came and passed and after spending 13 episodes watching it, I can finally give you my full review on this show. 

Is it worth the watch? I think so. If I’m totally honest, I was more interested in the story line of Jughead, Archie, Veronica and Betty than the murder of Jason Blossom, although I understood the point of Jason’s story line. However, as a show I think it’s brilliant and definitely could replace my love for The Vampire Diaries and Teen Wolf (there isn’t any supernatural behaviour in Riverdale though).  

It took me 4 episodes to actually enjoy the show. That’s mainly because it was only introducing the character’s and setting the plot though. So nothing to do with the show exactly as the introduction is totally necessary. I do have favourites in Riverdale and my goodness, I really do look forward to seeing Cole Sprouse every single week. He play’s Jughead so well and has definitely drifted from his earlier work on Disney Channel. He’s fantastic as an actor and absolutely gorgeous. Where can I get one? Or two?


I’m also incredibly interested in the Cooper family, they just seem to have so many secrets and I want to know them all. However, Betty definitely seems like a totally different person in comparison to her parents. 

I particularly love this 50s vibe that is has. I didn’t quite understand it at first, then found out that it’s because the comics were set in this time and just love that the show has stuck to this. The vibe is fantastic, the scenes are excellent and the cast couldn’t be any better.

I can see the next season being even better than the first and it’s been said that season 2 will have 22 episodes rather than 13! Wahoo. I thoroughly enjoyed this show and I can’t wait to see what hold’s for Jughead and Betty and to also finally see what drama Veronica’s dad brings to the town. 


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Book Review: A Light Between Oceans.

 

Hey guys!

Welcome to my first book review! If you fancy something new to read or if you aren’t a reader and want to become one you’ve come to the right place. Each week I plan to write a review about a book i’ve recently read in hope to inspire other book worms, to promote these fantastic books that i’ve read and to help others use their imagination.  If you didn’t already know but i’m an avid reader. I’ve always got a book on the go,  for as long as i can remember reading has always been a huge part of who I am and for that I am totally grateful to every single author I have ever read, yes that includes the bad ones. I’m often found in my favourite comfy clothes, laying on my bed reading a book. Its my happy place. I hope that I can help you guys discover your happy place.

This week I’m reviewing the book A Light Between Oceans by M.L Stedman. I bought mine on Amazon for less than £5 you can purchase yours here. The story is based in the 1920’s in World War One about a lighthouse keeper, Tom and his wife, Isabel who desired to start a family. After several miscarriages and loss of their children they had lost all hope. During their tough time they come across a washed up boat on the island of Janus which carried a dead man with his newborn daughter who was still alive. As a desperate act to make their family complete they make the decision to break all rules and follow their hearts of having a child. Eventually they get caught and the authorities have to decide what actions to take towards the couple and reunite a mother with her lost daughter.

This book was written so beautifully,  M.L Stedman had carefully considered every emotion and feeling of each character. I had never cried so much at a book in my life. It was beautiful. The blurb on the back of the book states “they break the rules and follow their hearts. What happens next will break yours” and it really did break my heart. I have never read a book with so much passion and history. In some parts of the book I felt as if I was there and had experienced what the characters had. I had felt so much empathy for the woman who had lost her husband and child with no explanation, as well as for Mr and Mrs Sherbourne who wanted nothing more than to care and love a child and create a family for themselves. It was truly mesmerising and I couldn’t put it down.

If you’re looking for a book to have a good cry at and enjoy every single word that had been written, this is a must! If you liked this book go and give these a try:

  • Nicholas Sparks: The Longest Ride.
  • Jojo Moyes: Me Before You.
  • Cecilia Ahern: The Marble Collector.

Happy reading!

With love, Beth x