Monday, 19 June 2017

The Thousand Tiny Miracles of living twice- Katarina West review and Giveaway

Hey guys! Phew where I am today it is literally boiling, I'm frying alive today! Plus I managed to burn my face and arms yesterday so now I look like a tomato. Now I am on my summer holidays, I am hoping to get a lot of books read this summer and hopefully do more book reviews since I haven't done any in ages! So I am kicking things off with this review of a book I was sent a while ago. There is also an opportunity to win one of these books so keep reading to find out how!
Meet Irene Nylander, a frumpy housewife from Finland… and a yo-yo dieter. She feels trapped in an unhappy marriage, looking after her domineering mother-in-law and living vicariously through romantic movies. Meanwhile, in Florence, Mimi Kavanough’s star is rising. She has the body of a Barbie princess, the iron will of an army sergeant - and Hollywood in her sights. On her fiftieth birthday, Irene discovers her husband is having an affair. Devastated, she prays for a way out: she wants to die. In heaven, a mischievous angel called Aaron hears her prayers. He decides to make Irene and Mimi swap bodies. How will the two women cope with their unexpected, and very different, second lives? And will Aaron’s meddling get him evicted from heaven? What will happen if he has to transform into a human being and live on Earth?

This is the first book in a new series by Katarina West (who, by the way seems lovely) called the Angel Aid books. I loved the premise of this book, mixing fantasy with real life and I loved the characters in this book too, I found it really exciting to keep reading the book. Katarina West herself has written previous books including Absolute truth for beginners and Witchcraft couture and has spent much of her time travelling and wring a PHD in political science. Despite not hearing of her previous books, I was excited to read this one.

I actually thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was a book I found difficult to put down and to see how it ended and I am excited to see how the story continues into the second book. As I said, I really liked the characters, and I enjoyed the ending too. There were a few ends left a little loose so I can't wait to see how they are resolved in the next book too. The only thing that I wish could have been more included in this book is more detail into the angel world. In my opinion, I felt like the detail of the angel world and the heavens was a little rushed so in the next book I am hoping for a bit more about it as it is feeling a bit 2d for me right now.

I loved the message actually that this book gave out, a sort of be kind to everyone and to help the less fortunate message which was really nice. This book had some amazing character development too, as being trapped inside the two different people really helped the characters to realise more about themselves. I would really recommend this book I think it's such a nice holiday read too and if you're looking for something to take on your jollys with you I would say to take this!

There is also a really cool opportunity to win a copy of this book! You can do so through herea Rafflecopter giveaway 
just in time for your summer holidays!

You can buy this book for your kindle for just 99p from amazon here or from Katarina's website here

I hope you enjoyed this post!
Lots of love,
Eleanor x