Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Seven Sneezes (Book review & Giveaway!)


Konichiwa!

*All my reviews are honest and not influenced by anyone else.*

Today the book I am going to be reviewing is called Seven Sneezes by David Burton. I picked it up because it sounded like a calm and sweet romance, not something like action or adventure. My mind needed a break from all those fast paced books and I couldn’t wait to try this one out.

The story follows through Lizzy’s life, as in her whole life. We first see her as a child who struggles through her father leaving her with her mother. Gradually she grows up and we get to see her going through her teens and then leaving school. Of course, the romance is not too far to follow, and we continue to stick with Lizzy up until her death. A lot happens in that time, and I am sure Lizzy experiences a little bit of everything.

I am super happy I picked up this book, because it has that calm drama that I love and cherish. We really need more books like this one. When I picked it up my mind imagined it to be a bit more based on the romance, so when it was sort of quicker than anticipated (Note: NOT insta-love, but just not the long span focus of the story) I was a bit surprised. But it didn’t matter much because the rest of the book was just as good.

Lizzy is a character anyone could love. After struggling through a difficult childhood, she tries to be strong and independent. Someone most people can rely on, and yet has a difficult time getting along with people no matter how h 
ard she tries to be a good person. I honestly can relate to this, which made me love her as a character all the more. Another character I loved was Barry because something important happens to him *no spoilers* and he manages to keep a positive attitude all the way through it. It reminded me of my little sister as well, and how she always tries to be independent regardless and keep her chin up!

This book was definitely good. In fact, I would give it the full five of five stars, and strongly recommend it. I hope you try it someday. David Burton is definitely an author that should be a bit bigger in my opinion

Giveaway!
-This giveaway is open internationally
- Once you have been notified of winning you have 48 hours to respond to the email otherwise a new winner will be chosen.

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/f2a15e314/" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway


Olivia’s Question: If you had to choose between intelligence, independence and determination, which would you choose and why?

Olivia-Savannah x
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32 comments:

  1. I love David's work and was so happy to see that you liked his book. I'm currently reading Tell Me Something True!

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    1. Hehe glad to see another fan! I hope you like what you are reading at the moment :)

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  2. I think I would choose intelligence, because you (hopefully) are well informed and smart enough to make the right decisions!

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    1. Nice answer! With logical thinking in there as well. :D

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  3. I haven't heard of this one but slower books and calm drama is what I need from time to time. I'm so happy that you've got that here. Lizzy seems like a really great character. Great review, Olivia :)

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    1. I know! The calm was exactly what I needed, but I didn't know it until I finished the book, really!

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  4. Hi! I've never heard of this book, but it sounds promising. Thank you!
    martaplayita at gmail com
    Marta
    A Bilingual Baby

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  5. Many thanks for your kind review, Olivia. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the book. And thank you for suggesting and hosting the giveaway. You're a star. 8^>

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    1. No problem! And you're amazing yourself, writing such a great story :D

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  6. I don't read too many romances because most of them seem to fall into bed before they fall into love, but this seems nice. Thanks! :)

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    1. I know what you mean xD This one isn't like that though, I promise! Much better quality than that ;)

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  7. This sounds interesting! Thanks for the giveaway ;)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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  8. Lizzy sounds great, I thnk that I would enjoy her as a main character as well

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  9. I like the name of the book. Something that would make you pick it off the bookstore shelf. :)

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  10. That's really interesting that this book follows the main character's whole life. I rarely see books like that! Great review. :)

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    1. I thought that was one of the reasons this book was so unique, and we got to see her character really develop. Which was why I loved it <3

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  11. Hi Olivia, you keep enticing me with all your amazing book reviews! Izzy sounds like a fun character, maybe I should check this book out.

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    1. I am glad that you keep coming back for more :D She really was a great character, it would be worth your time :)

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  12. Thank you for hosting this, Olivia.

    I'm so overwhelmed by the interest I have decided to make eBook (or pdf) versions available to anyone else who is interested but didn't win.

    Simply follow my blog just1more.wordpress.com or email me at somethingeneric at gmail dot com and let me know which version you would like.

    Thanks again.

    8^>

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  13. Determination. If I had given up on life, I wouldn't be anywhere, besides, determination is kind of indapendance. I could be determined to open a jar and refuse help or be determined to do it myself. I don't think I've ever read a book that starts at the birth all the way to the death, a real life book. Good job on the descriptions by the way.

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    1. I hope you enjoy this one when you get round to reading it! And yes, determination kind of does tie in with independence!

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  14. I'm at the point where I have creeped your blog so much, I'm in the 2014 archive *hides* lol I would chose intelligence - I think that's a must nowadays. Great post <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

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    1. Ahaha you are always free to visit my old posts! Don't worry about it. Intelligence is in high demand a lot :)

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