The Change Paris follows Loic as he tries to save Adrian from the Impressionists. With Paris’s dark past full of culture there’s many threats throughout. The Impressionists come from the Louvre. The guillotine come alive, Madame Loisette. And then there’s the theatre known for cruelty, torture and death.

Paris: A City of Fools (The Change, #3)

The Change Paris was written in a different way to the previous two books. The main character is reiterating the story towards the readers and is quite paranoid. He won’t give names or directions to places. This put me off straight away as it made it more difficult to read and care about the character.

This book was also a lot darker than the previous two. It felt less comically weird and more creepy. The living guillotine and the La Tricoteuse were the introduction to this more horror-like vibe. Then comes the theatre that livestreams the death and torture of people. Although it was still very weird. There’s not much else I can about this book on it’s own. The series seemed to peak with the first book, and I personally think Adams should have focused on one character or a group of characters who are linked together.

I wasn’t invested in the story line or characters as I knew it was a short book and most likely wouldn’t have a complete ending. This book had the most resolved ending as Loic was trying to rescue Adrian. But throughout, it just didn’t have a plot that made me want to read. I was reading just to finish the book by the end which isn’t why I should be reading. Going in I thought that this would be a series and link together. As a whole I didn’t enjoy reading the series.

I received The Change: Paris* by Guy Adams as an e-book from the publisher via Netgalley. This is an unbiased and honest review.

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There’s some books that you read that are just so good you wish you had read sooner. There’s also some books you wish you’d read when you were in your YA paranormal fantasy stage as you definitely would have appreciated it back then. Or maybe you wish you’d read it when it came out as now you’ve lost interest or forgotten the plot of the previous book. Any of these situations sound familiar? Here’s my picks for which books I wish I had read sooner.

The Lord of the Rings Series

The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3)

I had these books on my shelf for years before I eventually read them. Of course I’d seen (and loved) the films and I’d read The Hobbit and enjoyed it a lot. But every time I picked up The Fellowship of the Ring I got stuck on Tolkien’s writing style. Of course, now I’m a bit older and have gotten past that I love the books just as much as the films. I also don’t have the struggle when picking them up now.

Ready Player One

Ready Player One

Ready Player One is very different to many of the books I read. I probably would never have picked it up if it were not for being made into a film and me going into the video game industry. But I’m so glad I read it as it really is a wonderful book.

The Silmarillion

The Silmarillion (Middle-Earth Universe)

Similar to Lord of the Rings, I’ve had The Silmarillion sat on my bookshelf for years now.  I wish I had read it so much sooner but with university I just never seemed to have the time to sit down and read a big book. Because this is definitely not one of those books you can take 20 minutes everyday on.

A Song of Ice and Fire Series

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

When I first read Game of Thrones I’d watched the majority of the TV show. Of course the books are much better but it meant that I was imagining the characters as they were in the show when reading. This wasn’t a huge issue but I do wish I had read the series before seeing the show!

Successor’s Promise

Successor's Promise (Millennium's Rule, #3)

I used to read all of Trudi Canavan’s books and still have them sat on my shelves at my parents house. Of course as school started getting more time consuming I stopped reading as much and never finished the Millenniums Rule series. As I have started to push myself to read more this is one of those books I keep thinking, I wish I had read it back then. I’ll probably have to reread the series to remind myself of what has happened now.

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After liking Nip+Fab’s Dragon’s Blood Serum I wanted to see if the face mask was as good. Unfortunately I felt a bit disappointed after using Nip+Fab Dragon’s Blood Fix Plumping Mask as it wasn’t a gamechanger skin product.

The mask comes from the tube as a clear gel like substance. Because it also doubles as an overnight mask it stays clear on the skin and sinks in rather than drys out. I used it as a normal mask as with sensitive skin I worried about using it overnight. But I probably will try it overnight at some point as I’ve had no bad reaction to it as of yet.

After using it my skin didn’t feel or look drastically different. My skin did feel moisturised, but as I’m quite oily at the moment I can’t say it was because of this mask. The anti-aging effects don’t really apply to me, and my skin didn’t seem any brighter, although I had previously been using the serum which has the same benefit.

I did feel that after a few days however my skin did feel softer and smoother. My blemishes seem to heal up and fade a bit faster. I’m attributing this to the dragon’s blood as it acts as a barrier to environmental irritants. I probably won’t repurchase as I find other masks to be much more beneficial for my skin type. I would recommend to anyone who’s starting an anti wrinkle routine though as it’s supposed to be good for skin plumping and fine lines.

 

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The Change has also happened in New York and the whole of Queens is a death trap. Grace must get the Queen of Coney Island to grant her access to Rikers Island to try and find her brother. With the help of ‘God’ and some others along the way she must undertake tasks set by the Queen.

New York: The Queen Of Coney Island (The Change #2)

The Change New York throws you straight into Grace’s story which was… strange to say the least. It was also very different to the previous book which I was not expecting. This is not a continuation to Howard’s story and is not linked at all. Because of this, it took me a while to actually get into this book. Plus, similar to the previous book, it’s very short so this one in particular fell flat to me.

The Change New York is for sure the weirdest of the three books. I had no idea what was going on most of the time. There was a man who called himself God and no one seemed mention it to his face. There was a Queen of Coney Island, but no details on how or why she was the Queen. Plus there were monster babies which were just creepy. It just felt very much like Adam’s was trying to out-weird himself throughout.

As with the first book, this story never gets resolved. After finishing the Queen’s task it ends and so Grace finding her brother is never seen. Having both these books have no solid ending made me feel very demotivated to read the third book as I just knew the same thing would happen. I’m sure Adams can write a more compelling story than this as he’s been a part of writing for Dr Who and Sherlock previously. I just don’t think these books are the best work he’s done, and also maybe not for me personally.

I received The Change: New York* by Guy Adams as an e-book from the publisher via Netgalley. This is an unbiased and honest review.

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Howard awakens with no memory of what has happened. He soon find’s out about The Change. After being taken in by a group of bikers who are learning to survive, their camp gets attacked. A large monster which can take on others forms begins to terrorise the group.

London: Orbital (The Change #1)

Throughout the entire book, I was questioning what was going on. Along with Howard we have no information about what happened during the Change. I was intrigued about what could have appeared and killed people on sight, but it was only touched on briefly for this book.

I felt that the characters were focused on more than an actual plot throughout the book. Howard seemed to be set up to be a chosen one style hero, but nothing ever came about from this. The Change: London was an extremely short book (and the rest of the series were as well). I managed to read it in a couple of hours on the train. After realising this I felt that Adams could have wrote further and expanded the plotline. If done correctly this could have improved The Change for me.

Although it was action packed, nothing seemed to be resolved. It felt very much like an introduction to an even bigger story which intrigued me to read the next book. Unfortunately I was disappointed as The Change: New York was not connected except The Change had happened there as well.

I received The Change: London Orbital* by Guy Adams as an e-book from the publisher via Netgalley. This is an unbiased and honest review.

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