Friday, 24 January 2020

The Extinction Trials: Rebel by S.M. Wilson

Hello Readers,

Today I have the third book in The Extinction Trials trilogy for you. Here are the reviews of The Extinction Trials (Book One) and The Extinction Trials: Exile (Book Two). All the books in this series have such a beautiful cover and the third fits in lovely with its predecessors. Also, spoiler warning!
I am just going to say I have really enjoyed watching Storm, Lincoln and the gang setting up on Piloria over this trilogy and I think it has the potential to become a larger series but that might just be me being greedy.

If you’ve seen my reviews of the first two books you know how much I loved Piloria and wanted to stay there in a little hut/cave and play with dinosaurs and adored the wonderful bright scenery compared to Earthasia. I found the tropical setting once again magical and the idea of dinosaurs and humans inhabiting the same space both terrifying and thrilling.

Instead of a mission to Piloria and back this time they are sending ships from Earthasia to colonise the dinosaur continent which sets up an entirely different set of challenges for our beloved characters. Returning to the island was great because again it brought in some of those same practices where humans run things down and destroy what they don’t know or understand. There’s still conflict, which is well done and the political atmosphere is still tense.  It was nice to see Storm and the other survivors of the trial know what to kill yet be the strongest advocates for cohabitation. Storm in particular really seems to be coming into her own as she has had to step into more of a leadership and mediator role.

From start to finish, the story is engaging and full of emotion Wilson does dystopian so well. The opening chapters grab you and tell you to run the chaos is fascinating and the tension is palpable it is a great piece of writing and it is executed beautifully. There is sadness and anger, mixed with happiness and hope and just pure intensity the entire way through. I ended up feeling for the characters and rooting for them and enjoying their complex character and relationship development. I had no idea how this book was going to end it could have gone in any direction and I love how there is no indication which way it's going to go.

 Honestly, everything about this book series is great, from the beautiful cover to the characters, to the intense main story. Overall, this book series is just incredible, exciting and the perfect for people who want to try something different.

L x

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Battle beyond the Dolestars by Chris McCrudden

Hello Readers,
Thank you, Jamie for sending me a copy of Battle beyond the Dolestars by Chris McCrudden for free in exchange for an honest review.

So, I will be honest I LOVE Red Dwarf so this series is right up my street. This is the second book in series and not one to let old habits die OBVIOUSLY I have read the second one first. Credit to Chris’s writing despite joining the story here I felt perfectly comfortable and there wasn’t a section I was unsure about. Chris has included enough backstory to not feel lost.

I loved the Red Dwarf books and this is in the same comedy stream. Chris has a slightly different humour but good heavens, the puns flow like a mighty river. I’m sorry, not sorry I love a really bad pun. Despite all the puns and humour, there are also some interweaving of subtle, and less subtle references to the total shambles that is our current political climate and the plastic problem that is plaguing the oceans.

It's wacky and more than a little weird but as soon as I got into the mindset of a world where sentient machines have taken over I didn't want to leave.  There is no Terminator-style human-robot instead lamps, photocopiers, and a particularly evil smartphone lead the machine charge. There are genuinely funny moments and the pacing is frenetic and relentless. The bad guys are boo-worthy, the good guys are courageous and funny.

This is a fascinating premise and the machines aren’t quite as you may have imagined them as mentioned above. There are ever parlours where machines can go, in private, to have their buttons caressed by humans and we’ll leave that there!

One of my favourite concepts Chris has is on Earth, there’s a gap between the virtual and the physical world where passage into the Internet is possible making it tourist destination. The Internet cats are absolutely hilarious.

This is a great story not only is it mad and quirky it’s a fun read that will lighten your mood and make you smile. The first book has been added to my ever-growing TBR pile and I can’t wait to see what Chris comes up with next.

L x

Thursday, 9 January 2020

The Existence of Amy by Lana Grace Riva

Hello Readers,
Thank you, Lana for sending me a copy of your book The Existence of Amy for free in exchange for an honest review.

Today I have another wonderful book by the lovely Lana Grace Riva, this book is about five times longer than her first book (Happier Thinking). I was so excited when Lana emailed me asking if I would take a look at her second book.
Honestly with in the first couple of pages, I could identify with Amy and I was ready to fight her corner and if I’m honest her story struck a chord (Hello to all my fellow anxiety warriors). Amy is so easy to relate too and the situation she has found herself in. Amy can remember a happier time in her life and is wishing for the happier times to come back (We’ve all been there Hun). It was so easy to get emotionally attached to Amy or at least feel empathy and it honestly felt like she was a friend. I found myself glued to this story as I wanted to discover more about her and how she balances her OCD and depression with her normal life. 

All Amy wants is to feel is “normal”. Her brain has complete control over her, it’s almost like she can’t think independently of her daily struggles with her Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and depression which leads to anxiety. There were times where Amy was having a conversation with her brain and it is a little heart-breaking and realistic.

Lana does an excellent job getting Amy’s voice across. You honestly feel everything that Amy goes through on a daily basis. I also liked the raw way Amy talked about her experience of living with OCD and depression. I found that to be very realistic and the concepts of the two different illnesses were honestly presented.

Without spoilers, Amy sinks to her lowest point. However, despite her feeling alone and blocking out the world (Again some of us have been there). Amy doesn’t realise she has good friends, colleagues and a whole army of people there to support and help her.

The entire story is from Amy’s point of view and thanks to Lana's writing I really felt like I was transported into Amy’s head. This is the kind of book that you can enjoy in one sitting it was such a wonderful and easy read. I think the representation is really good and I can easily recommend  this book it if you are looking for a mental health book. On a slightly selfish note I kind of wish that it was a bit longer as I wanted to spend a little more time with Amy.

L x 

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Small changes can make a difference

Hello Readers,
Today's post is about the little changes I am making this year to be more environmentally friendly. I remember seeing a quote a couple of months ago and now obviously I can’t find it and this might be a little off but you get the point (I think).

The world doesn’t need a few people making a huge difference it needs a lot of people making a small difference

Which got me thinking that in the New Year I am going to try to make small changes and hopefully pick up some better habits. I have compiled a list of my changes and one is a product I was GIFTED.

Menstrual Cup
I must admit that when I saw people starting to be more open about menstrual cups I was sceptical. I know they aren’t a new thing but it is a small and easy change that can be made. Now, this is going to get personal feel free to skip to Finlay Beeswax Wraps. I finally caved and got a cup at the beginning of October and regret not doing it soon. I’m not going to lie there is that moment once is boiled and your face to face with it in the bathroom like okay so this thing is going in and it is going to be comfy okay then!?! Honestly, you can’t feel it and is so much easy than pads or tampons at least for me.

Finlay Beeswax Wraps (AD, Gifted)
I was kindly sent this to review and my god have they been a godsend. Nothing is too much for these wraps from sealing food to marinate in glass bowls to pack up sandwiches. Also, sorry but clingfilm is a pain in the ass that stupid I’m going to stick to myself and be impossible. Once you warm the wrap up in your hands the wraps will =moulds to most things and easily seals and stays closed. I also love the design is cute who doesn’t love cartoon bees.   
  
Thermal Cups
Most of us have a thermal cup now the trick is remembering to take it with you. A couple of places are now taking a little of the price of your drink in return for taking in a reusable cup. Okay so not complete eco-friendly to make but there are even a couple being made out of recycled material or more recyclable materials. I think the fact that more of us are choosing to use reusable cups shows an effort to reduce our negative impact on the planet.

Straws
Okay, this one is slightly frowned upon the straws I am reusing are plastic. The straws I take out are hard plastic ones that I got with a cocktail making set and my Nightmare Before Christmas tumbler. So still plastic but reused and washed after each use. So far these have done great and I am looking into getting a metal replacement at a later date when these are unusable. 

Stop Being Lazy
The older I have got I have gotten a little lazy. Yes, I run but I have gotten into the bad habit of driving to the corner shop that’s less than a 20-minute walk away. Like its pure laziness, there’s no excuse so this is getting cut out, I think I am worse in winter.

REMEMBERING MY BAGS!!!
Okay, this one sounds worse than what it is. The carrier bag charge came into law on the 5th October 2015 so this one isn’t new at all. However, I still don’t grab my bags when I go clothes shopping. The weekly shop I am fully covered all there and ready to go in the trolly. There is just a little black spot when I go into town for clothes or silly thing, but not when I buy books. So, this one I am going to boss this year or at least attempt to. 

What changes are you making this year?

L x

Monday, 6 January 2020

Diary of a Confused Feminist by Kate Weston


Hello Readers,
Thank you, NetGalley and Hodder Children's Books for the chance to read Diary of a Confused Feminist by Kate Weston on eBook for free in exchange for an honest review
Publication Date: 06 February

Here we go, guys, the first book review of the year; I hope you have all had a wonderful start to 2020. As the publication day is a month away, I am going to try to keep this spoiler-free for everyone. There is a tiny little one right at the bottom.


Synopsis
Kat wants to do GOOD FEMINISM, although she's not always sure what that means. She also wants to be a writer, get together with Hot Josh (is this a feminist ambition?), win at her coursework and not make a TOTAL EMBARRASSMENT of herself at all times.

But the path to true feminism is filled with mortifying incidents and when everything at school starts to get a bit too much, Kat knows she's lost her way, and the only way forward is to ask for help . . .

Review
From the start, I love that the book makes a point of saying that feminism means different things to different people and that worrying about being a 'good' feminist is not productive at all. Feminism is the main focus but it deals with more here. I know this book is called Diary of a Confused Feminist buuuut there are three brilliant points without even mentioning the brilliant feminist messages in this story. It is laugh out loud funny (I actually SNORTED), I loved the way friendship was presented in this story and It portrays mental health in a very realistic way and Kat's internal monologue is so relatable.

The confusion that Kat feels about wanting to be a feminist but wanting to look nice for a boy also felt very real and Hun, I get it! Kat worries because other women have made sacrifices for her to be able to go to school, so if she can't go, she's making a mockery of their efforts. Even as I’m writing this there are still countries where it is near impossible for girls to get an education. Kat, you are not alone I have felt this more than once in my life especially when it comes to voting, I have thrown the book at a couple of people through the years who are women and don’t vote. In my opinion, the suffragettes didn’t get force-fed and imprisoned for you to be a whiny and choosing not to vote because you can be arsed to educate yourself. And that ladies and gentlemen is why I am called a grumpy feminist.

I loved the relationships in this book, especially Kat’s friendship with Matt and her relationship with her family. I loved her dad, especially his understanding and support. Kat, Millie and Sam are a brilliant and hilarious trio who felt like real teenagers and I wish I'd had an ounce of their conviction and outspokenness at that age. Also, I enjoyed their chat names and would leave the Nerdherd to be part of their group (Sorry Zoey Redbird)

Stop here if you don't want to see the tiny SPOILER!!!! 
 L x 


Also, slight spoiler so I am putting this right down here at the bottom the direct approach to therapy is refreshing and wonderfully done and This book has one of the most accurate representations of anxiety I've read recently

Friday, 3 January 2020

Book to Screen Adaptions 2020


Hello Readers,

Today I thought we would look at some book to screen adaptions that are coming out in 2020. On Tuesday I posted books I can't wait for in 2020 feel free to have a look. All dates are for UK releases and can change. I am using poster images I have found through google I do not own any rights and am using the image purely for future review purposes (Fair use under the copyright act sections 29 and 30 under use for a review).

Emma

Release Date: 14th February 2020
Based On: Emma by Jane Austen
Director:  Autumn de Wilde
Cast:  Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Nighy and Miranda Hart
Synopsis: 
Following the antics of a young woman, Emma Woodhouse, who lives in Regency-era England and occupies herself with matchmaking - in sometimes misguided, often meddlesome fashion- in the lives of her friends and family.
Thoughts: I love a good Jane Austen tale but you sold me on Bill Nighy and Miranda Hart!

The Invisible Man

Release Date:  21st February 2020
Based On:  The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells
Director:  Leigh Whannell
Cast:  Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Aldis Hodge
Synopsis:
The Invisible Man is an American science fiction psychological horror film and is a loose modern adaptation of both the novel of the same name by H. G. Wells and a remake of the 1933 film adaptation of the same name
Thoughts: FINALLY!! We have another universal dark universe film after all that hype for The Mummy (2017) and relaunch for a two-year break (Not mad or impatient at all). Elisabeth Moss stole our hearts in The Handmaids Tale, if you’ve not seen the trailer you need to.

The woman in the window

Release Date: 15th May 2020
Based On: The Woman in the Window; by A. J. Finn
Director:  Joe Wright
Cast:  Amy Adams, Gary Oldman and Julianne Moore
Synopsis: 
Agoraphobic Dr. Anna Fox witnesses something she shouldn't while keeping tabs on the Russell family, the seemingly picture-perfect clan that lives across the way.
Thoughts: despite Dan Mallory aka A. J. Finn lies I can’t wait to see this book adapted

Death on the Nile

Release Date:  9th October 2020
Based On: Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
Director:  Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot and Armie Hammer
Synopsis: Detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of a young heiress aboard a cruise ship on the Nile River.
Thoughts: I loved Murder on the Orient Express and after a quick look at the cast list I saw Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders and now I am beyond sold.

The Witches

Release Date:  9th October 2020
Based On:  The Witches by Roald Dahl
Director:  Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci and Octavia Spencer
Synopsis: "The Witches" follows a 7-year-old boy who has a run in with real-life witches.
Thoughts: I know she technically my mother but Anjelica Huston scare the spooks out of me in the orginal film I think it’s still that childhood fear. Let’s see how the remake with Anne goes.
Side note: Talking to Mother Goose while typing up this post –
MG: She’s not old enough and too nice
LR (Me): fair but maybe they’re going to play on it
MG: Go on…
LR: Well I think I saw Addams Family first so I already didn’t trust Anjelica and you read me the book, so it might be interesting to see if they play her nicer and then surprise High Witch
MG: Okay I’ll reserve my judgment

Dune

Release Date:  18th December 2020
Based On: Dune by Frank Herbert
Director:  Denis Villeneuve
Cast:  Oscar Isaac, Zendaya and Jason Momoa
Synopsis: Paul Atreides leads nomadic tribes in a battle to control the desert planet Arrakis.
Thoughts: This is one of Mother Gooses favourite films and I can’t wait to see it with her.
Side note:
MG: I want them to do it justice it’s a special film to me (I’m just going to butt in here when I told her she wasn’t too happy and went on a rant about characters I don’t know. She did the same with Star Trek into Darkness when she realised Benedict Cumberbatch was Khan and wasn’t blonde and no fake tan and some other things but then liked the film)

Honourable Mention
Chaos Walking

Release Date:  2020
Based On: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (Book 1 of the Chaos Walking trilogy)
Director: Doug Liman
Cast: Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley and Nick Jonas
Synopsis: Todd Hewitt has been raised to believe that a viral germ has killed all women and unleashed Noise, the special ability to read people’s and animals’ minds through a stream of images, words and sounds. After discovering a patch of silence, free of Noise, Todd is forced to flee his town. Alone, he must face a planet erupting in war—that is, until he meets Viola, the source of the silence.
Thoughts: Anyone who has followed me for a while knows this was on my list for last year, I have everything crossed we will get to see it this year.


Let me know if I have missed your favourite
L x



Thursday, 2 January 2020

Hulu Review (AD + GIFTED)


 Hello Readers,
Today I have an ad and product review for you. I was kindly sent three of Hulu’s products for free in exchange for an honest review. I was sent an apothecary jar candle, heart wax melts and Rejuvenating Pink Himalayan Bath Salts. I also did an unboxing on Instagram TV.

Hulu candles, snapbars and melts are made from Soy wax and are hand-poured in Yorkshire using 100% soy wax. This means that the wax Hulu uses is sustainable and a cruelty-free way to fragrance your room. Also, Hulu’s soy candles, melts and snapbars contain no animal products and the fragrances contain both natural and synthetic ingredients. All ingredients are from trustworthy suppliers who are proud to be cruelty-free.

Hulu’s products are posted in recyclable containers and even the bubble wrap is biodegradable so double bonus.

Tobacco & Oak lidded apothecary jar 12cl fragranced soy wax candle.

This candle partnered wonderfully with the book I’m currently reading Dracul by J.D Barker. This candle has a warm scent that is enhanced further by leather, spice and musk.  This lovely fragrance is masculine and the scent will help transport anyone to older timer or library. It’s a masculine scent but remains pleasant unlike some scents I’ve tried in the past and it now has pride of place in my favourite masculine scents with Black Pomegranate.

Occasionally a scented candle can smell good until it is lit, then they disappointingly don’t smell at all. Not Hulu so far, the candle is burning evenly and the scent is still just as lovely and strong.

Unicorn Magic Melts x12 100g

I am so in love with these wax melts if you saw my Instagram TV video you know, I love that Hulu has made a strong fragrance that isn’t overpowering and remains fresh and uplifting. The fragrance is one of my favourite wax melts I’ve smelled in a while. This complex fragrance features pear, sweet notes, cotton candy, vanilla and cherry.

Rejuvenating Pink Himalayan Bath Salts 300g

I have used Pink Himalayan Bath Salts before in baths, but this is the prettiest one I’ve used as the salt is a little larger than ones I’ve used before and when added to the water they look like gemstones in the water.

Himalayan Salts are known for their health-giving benefits and contain lots of natural minerals. My skin is quite sensitive but Pink Himalayan Bath Salts helps make my skin feel softer. I also crushed up a little and added it to my body wash to make a body scrub as I had run out and it worked out rather nicely.

I will honestly be keeping an eye on Hulu’s social media to see any new products. If like me you love to support small businesses, you may be interested in taking a look at the Hulu store.

L x



Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Anticipated Reads of 2020


Hello Readers,
I hope you have a wonderful New Year’s Eve planned no matter how you chose to celebrate. Last year I did a similar post for 2019 so here are my most anticipated books of 2020. On Friday we will sneak a peek at some book to movie adaptions coming out in 2020 and on Saturday we will look at some of the best book to screen adaptions in 2019. Here is a link to the ones I was looking forward to at the beginning of the year. Each of the titles I have linked to GoodReads so you can add it to your ever crushing TBR pile.

 I am using poster images I have found through google I do not own any rights and am using the image purely for future review purposes (Fair use under the copyright act sections 29 and 30 under use for a review).

A Heart So Fierce andBroken by Brigid Kemmerer (07/01/20)
This is the second book in the Curse Breakers Series I loved A Curse So Dark and Lonely.
The curse is finally broken, but Prince Rhen of Emberfall faces darker troubles still. Rumours circulate that he is not the true heir and that forbidden magic has been unleashed in Emberfall. Although Rhen has Harper by his side, his guardsman Grey is missing, leaving more questions than answers.

Infinity Son by Adam Silvera (14/01/20)
I have a review of this going up on publication day I can’t wait to share with you guys.
Growing up in New York, brothers Emil and Brighton always idolized the Spell Walkers—a vigilante group sworn to rid the world of spectres. While the Spell Walkers and other are born with powers, spectres take them, violently stealing the essence of endangered magical creatures.

Diary of a Confused Feministt by Kate Weston (06/02/20)

I am currently writing up my review for this and I honestly can’t wait for you guys to get your hands on it, it was such a great read from beginning to end. 
Kat wants to be a good feminist, although she's not always sure what that means. She also wants to be a writer, get together with Hot Josh and not make a total fool of herself. But the path to true feminism is filled with mortifying incidents and when everything at school starts to get a bit too much, Kat knows she's lost her way, and the only way forward is to ask for help

Something She's Not Telling Us by Darcey Bell (07/04/20)

Darcey was the brilliant author behind A Simple Favour and I can’t wait to see what happened in this domestic thriller. I haven’t reviewed A Simple Favour yet but it's coming.

 One woman’s life is turned upside down when her brother brings his new girlfriend to visit but no one is telling the truth about who they really are. One is on the verge of having it all…But one woman stands in her way. As the two women follow each other down a chilling rabbit hole, unearthing winding paths of deceit, lies, and trauma, a family and a future will be completely and irrevocably shattered.


The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes by Suzanne Collins (19/05/20)

I loved the Hunger Games books and I can't wait to jump straight back into Suzanne’s world.
 The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will revisit the world of Panem sixty-four years before the events of The Hunger Games, starting on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games

Singapore Killer by Murray Bailey (01/06/20)

I was lucky enough to beta read this for Murray and OH MY GOD YOU GUYS! Get reading this series I can't wait till I have someone to talk about this too.
A helicopter crash and burned bodies. A faceless corpse. A mysterious town.


Let me know what books you guys are looking forward to
L x
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Saturday, 28 December 2019

Hello Stranger


Hello Readers,
So apparently, I needed some time off writing blog posts. During October my anxiety and other things started getting the better of me and I hated everything I wrote. The posts that went live after October were rewritten at least 3 times during edits and I was burning myself out, so I chose to step back a little.

I honestly thought I felt better and tried to participate in blogmas but again everything started to creep in again, so again I stepped back I clearly wasn’t supposed to come back yet. Now here we are 28th December and I have written up 4 blog posts without full rewrites…. Yet? During my time off from writing, I have read so many books and I can’t wait to share them with you.

Also, during my time off you my amazing readers got me over 40,000 views, I am honestly so thankful and wish I could put into words how much it means to me and how grateful I am. I also found that doing videos for Instagram was a little easier than writing so that might be something I look into during the New Year.

New posts will be going live in the New Year and that’s left is to say I hope you have a wonderful New Year.
L x


Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Game Christmas Gift Guide

Happy Christmas Readers,
I unintentionally took a month off, sorry guys. Thank you for showing your ongoing support it honestly means the world to me.

This is the first gift guide of this week and we are going to focus on gaming, the games I am going to mention are the games that I play continuously and have so much love for if you’ve seen my Instagram you’ve had some spoilers.

Nothing in this guide is a paid partnership or gifted. I am using poster images I have found through google I do not own any rights and am using the image purely for review purposes (Fair use under the copyright act sections 29 and 30 under use for a review).

Dungeon Keeper
Dungeon Keeper is a real-time strategy game that turns the entire fantasy genre on its head. The world of Dungeon Keeper is tongue-in-cheek and cartoony, but engrossing, substantial and not cuddly. In most games you are the hero, exploring the dungeon, slaying evil creatures and collecting treasure. This time you get to be the evil Dungeon Keeper, designing your dungeon and stock it with vicious creatures. You are given minimal information about the world other than you're evil, you have a dungeon, you want to take over the world, and Heroes will try to enter your dungeon to kill your lovely, creatures and steal your gold. If your dungeon is well designed, those heroes will end up as hero-meat.   
Available on GOG

Dungeon Keeper 2
Dungeon Keeper 2 shares the original's half-silly, half-scary visual design, the graphics have undergone an incredible refinement since the first game, lending Dungeon Keeper 2 had some of the best graphics you had ever seen at the time. There are only a few extra rooms you'd have hoped for much more from a sequel but we’ll take what we can get. The casino is neat, if only because a jackpot-winning minion starts dancing and singing when he wins (Disco Inferno!). Rooms have better graphics, though. The hen-houses in the hatchery, the on-wall bookshelves and torture racks, everything shows a subtle touch.
Available on GOG


Red Alert 3
Like the previous games in the Red Alert series, the game is set in an alternate reality from World War II, in which the Western Allies fight the Soviet Union. In Red Alert 3 the Soviet leadership, facing defeat, goes back in time to kill Albert Einstein and prevent his assistance to the allies, paving the way for Soviet domination in the present.

However, they never paid attention to the butterfly effect and created, a third world power, the Empire of the Rising Sun, is created and all three sides go to war. The three warring factions are fully playable, with the game play involving constructing a base, gathering resources and training armies to defeat other players. Each of the armies has their own a fully co-operative campaign, playable with either an artificial intelligence partner or with another player online as well as a story mode.

The game combines its strategy missions with full-motion video footage featuring an ensemble cast starring J.K. Simmons, Tim Curry and George Takei as the leaders of the three factions, this has always been one of my favourite thing about the red alert games.
Available on Origin

Command and Conquer General: Zero Hour
Generals takes place in a alternate mid-2010s. Players are given a choice of three Armies to play. In Generals, the United States and the People's Republic of China are the world's two superpowers, and are the targets of the Global Liberation Army (GLA), a borderless terrorist organisation. The United States and China are depicted as allies in the series who occasionally co-operate against the GLA, whose goal is to eliminate the military forces of China and the United States.

Like most other real-time strategy games, the player must construct a base, acquire resources, build various combat and support units, and defeat opponents. Various unit types can be constructed, ranging from infantry, vehicles and air units. Each side has its own unique characteristics and abilities. All sides share some similarities, such as training infantry at a barracks, building armoured units and "high tech" building. Each building unlocks more advanced units, which allows you to acquire additional resources and even unlock a unique super-weapon.
Available on Origin

The Sims 4
For anyone who doesn’t know the Sims is a life simulation game. Out of the two I have played Sims 4 is my favourite and I’ll be honest I love all the custom content. Just in case any of the people who create custom content thank you so much I love the effort you put in and thank you for creating amazing custom houses. Okay back to the game, players make their own Sim character and control their life to explore different personalities which change the way the game plays out.

Your Sims' moodlets changes the game play by influencing the sims' emotional state, introducing new interaction options. I also love the expansion packs and I own two packs and can’t wait to expand.  Similar to previous Sims games, player-created challenges abound. One of the most prevalent is the Legacy Challenge, in which players create a single Sim and try to make its family line last for ten generations.

It’s a great game to lose 3 hours without realising.
Available on Origin

L x