Friday, 4 May 2012

Review: Threads series: Sequins, Stars and Spotlights by Sophia Bennett

Threads series: Sequins, Stars and Spotlights by Sophia Bennett
Name: Sequins, Stars and Spotlights
Author: Sophia Bennett
Author's website: http://sophiabennett.com/
Publisher: The Chicken House
Date published: 2011
Number of pages: 327
Rating: 5/5
When is it available: Now

Sequins, Stars and Spotlights is the third and final book in the Threads trilogy. Nonie, Jenny and Edie are all nearing the end of their school careers and thinking about what they're going to do next. College or university? Broadway? (That last one being what Jenny has to decide). And Crow is doing GCSEs and thinking about if she really wants to do her own fashion label... Why does everything suddenly seem so overwhelming? Why are there suddenly so many choices?
I really think this is an utterly fabulous book. It had a great ending which rounded up the whole series really well. It was also written really well. I could empathise easily with Nonie - when she was stressed and worried, I felt stressed and worried, when she was happy, I felt happy.
It really is a shame that this book is the last in the series - I would read the next book if there was one. I love the whole trilogy, there isn't one book that I wouldn't give a five out of five to.
When I read the series I became friends with all the characters - finnishing the books was like saying goodbye and I didn't want to!
Atleast I can just read the whole series again...

Review: Threads series: Beads, Boys and Bangles by Sophia Bennett

Threads series: Beads, Boys and Bangles by Sophia Bennett
Name: Beads, Boys and Bangles by Sophia Bennett
Author: Sophia Bennett
Author's website: http://sophiabennett.com/
Publisher: The Chicken House
Date published: 2010
Number of pages: 304
Rating: 5/5
When is it available: Now

Beads, Boys and Bangles is the second book in the fabulous Threads series by Sophia Bennett. It continues with the story of Nonie, Edie, Jenny and Crow who live very fashion crazy lives. Everything seems to be going well, Crow has just launched a high-street collection for Miss Teen, Nonie's caught the eye of a very cute guy, Jenny's in a new play... But then it turns out that everything isn't going so well. There are rumours that the Miss Teen collection was made using slave children, Edie's getting abuse for it,Nonie's discovering there's something she doesn't quite like about the cute guy, Jenny's run into the queen of evil and Crow's blocked. Nonie's really hoping they can get through all of this...
This book was a great follow-up to Threads. It wasn't one of those awful sequels, it was brilliant! It was another great page-turner from Sophia Bennett - I couldn't put it down. Well, sometimes I did have to but I didn't want to.Beads, Boys and Bangles made me laugh so much and it had some unexpected twists and turns. The descriptions of all the amazing clothes were fantastic, I could see them all in my mind and I wanted everything.
I also like the ethical side of it too. I learnt about all these bad things that are happening and how we can all change it.
This book definetly deserves five out of five, it was completely incredible and I can't wait to start reading the next one (infact, by the time I've typed this up I already will have started it) which is called Sequins, Stars and Spotlights.
The cover of Beads, Boys and Bangles is beautiful. I love all the patterns and pretty colours. And once again, like the one on the Threads cover, I like the dress. A lot. (Who is designing these? Seriously I want one).

Beads, Boys and Bangles