Review: What Light

what-lightTitle: What Light
Author: Jay Asher
Pages: 256
Published by: Macmillan Children’s
Release date: 20th October 2016
Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon – it’s an idyllic place for a girl to grow up, except that every year they have to pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other. Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life begins to eclipse the other…

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Thank you to Macmillan Children’s for sending me a copy of What Light to review!


It’s now the end of January, and thanks to this book, I’ve never felt more Christmassy in my life. What Light is a heart warming and touching read that is perfect to get you in the mood for Christmas, whatever the time of year and it is guaranteed to give you a serious craving for peppermint mocha. (And now I want peppermint mocha again…sigh.)

This book is quite a short read, but it is incredibly sweet, and slightly cheesy (but, I mean, CHRISTMAS. You’re allowed to be cheesy then!) and I enjoyed it oh, so much. It follows Sierra, who spends her Christmases at her parent’s Christmas tree lot in California. Although I didnt really connect with Sierra all that much, I loved reading her story, and the other characters were all great fun.

I loved the fact that friendships were at the heart of this story and  I loved the friendship between the characters – how supportive (and funny – especially Heather. I loved her) both Sierra’s friends from back home and the ones in California were, and Sierra’s relationship with Caleb was the cutest.

The setting was amazing – I loved that the book was set on a Christmas tree lot. There were so many things about this book that just made me feel so nostalgic and happy. Honestly, this book just makes me want to go back to Christmas time.

A bright story with a focus on forgiveness and Christmas cheer that I am sure I will want to reread come December.

Rating: ★★★.5☆☆

So It Begins…

Hi guys 🙂

So. Early last week I finally plucked up the courage to start my own book blog ( 😀 ). And all was well until I was greeted with the seemingly – at the time – insurmountable task of creating pages. Now, this might seem like a pretty straight forward task for most people (and it actually was, in the end. Just a case of user error with me. Ha. Ha. Oops) but I seriously COULD NOT figure out why my pages weren’t appearing where they were supposed to, and whatnot. And, no lie, it took me nearly TWO DAYS of trying and just concluding that technology hated me, before I finally realised that I was making blog posts called, “Reviews” and “About”, not pages. Yeah.

And so, with that little obstacle out of the way, then came the problem of deciding what my first post should be. I didn’t want to just jump straight in with the reviews. I wanted to do something a little bit more fun, so I decided that I was going to tell you what my top ten favourite books/series are. That’s fun, right?

But now you have a first post about my lifelong feud with technology and common sense instead, so my Top 10 Fave Books post will technically be my second one 😀