Wednesday, 20 May 2015

* Game of Thrones - Book Review *

Hello lovelies! 

Slight change from my usual fashion related posts today, as I thought I would try my hand at a book review! I’ve not always been the biggest fan of reading, always choosing to draw or watch TV instead (I know, I was an awful child), but since I’ve grown older, curling myself up on the sofa with a good book has become my preferred way to spend an afternoon.  
After being a super fan of the TV series, I decided to read the Game of Thrones books (Super fans out there, I know that the series is actually called 'A Song of Ice and Fire'...) and I'm happy to say that I'm really, really enjoying it. It can be hard to commit to a book series, especially if you’ve watched the TV show for years, but I’m determined to get through them all! 

A Game of Thrones Book Review - Electric Sunrise Blog

I know that this review is slightly overdue, considering the books have been out for years and we have begun season five of the show (I’m loving it so far!). But I think it’s never too late to start a book series, and I think it's important to do so, especially since the books will include much greater detail of the characters and events. Naturally, it’s impossible for the TV shows to include absolutely everything, and just by reading the first book, I’ve already learnt so much more about the characters we have all come to know and love so well on the show (who knew Jon Snow was only 14?! He sports some impressive stubble for a teenager...). Anyways, being such a fan of the show, I knew I had to make the commitment, sit down and begin the first book.
Initially, I thought it would be a difficult read and the size of the book was enough to put me right off. However I've been wonderfully surprised at how easy it is to get through and I think the way in which George R.R. Martin decided to split the chapters by each character was a fantastic idea. Each chapter is about 10 pages or so, which makes the big read very manageable. 
I’ve just finished book one and I’ve decided to set myself the challenge of reading as many of the books I possibly can before the TV season ends. I’d love to be up-to-date with the books as season six approaches. I don’t think this will be a very hard challenge though, considering I literally couldn’t put the first book down due to sheer enjoyment!
Have you read any of the books? Who is your favourite character?
Let me know below! :)
More soon, 

Helen
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  1. Great review. I heard so many good reviews about the TV series.

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  2. I just love Game of Thrones.
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  3. nice, i purposely refused to read the book,because i love to follow the suspense of the TV series. #GameOfThrone
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  4. I will start the series in June! :) x

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  7. It does seem like a mammoth task when you first look at the books, but it's worth it! Ah, I find it hard to choose a favourite character! I actually quite like both Stannis and Davos. xxx

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  8. Very interesting post! :)

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  9. Ohh it's good to change it up now and then I think! I hope you enjoyed doing a book review too, I've thought about venturing into them myself but haven't got round to it yet! I currently have the GOT books waiting for me to open them so maybe once I've finished book one I can start there! Great review anyway lovely! :)

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  10. I have never read any of these books. And honestly I have only seen a couple episodes of the Game of Thrones. I think I would really enjoy the series though if I sat down and actually took the time to watch it.

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  12. Love the show too so thank you for the review! Hope you're having a wonderful day!

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  13. Love this. I've read book one, I just need to invest in the rest. I rather enjoyed it too x

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  14. A lot of people have told me how good these books are, I really should read them sometime soon! Lovely review btw (:

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  15. Great post Helen! Honestly speaking, I have the entire series stacked in my bookshelf but haven't read any. Just need to find some time!

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  16. Great review sweetheart...thx for sharing!

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  17. I love the tv shows and I'm wondering if getting into the books would be worth it! Thanks for your review. Great post!

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  18. I am not going to read the review because I just startet reading the first one ;)
    But i wanted to tell that I truly love the show <3

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  19. awesome review!
    Been debating reading these for quite some time now so may just have to challenge myself! :)

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  20. I was planning on watching the TV series in summer but I've also wanted to get in to reading for quite a while so I might just read It before I watch it, great review!

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  21. nice post! kisses :)

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  22. Interesting to read a review. So many people watch the series without knowing what the books are like! X!
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  23. Its ammmmmmazing!

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  25. I read them all! I'm a HUGE fan of Game of Thrones. My favorite character is definitely Tyrion! I love, love, love this kind of posts! xx

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  26. I loved game of thrones when I watched the first season, so maybe I should give reading it a go!

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  27. I love GOT!!! But I haven't read the books yet o:
    I have many books to ready anyways.. but glad
    the GOT book series has trigged you to go
    reading! My favorite character is maybe cliché
    but: Ayra Starkk c: Xx

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  28. Am I the worst kind of person that I haven't actually watched it at all? I definitely want to read the books and get into it xxx

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  29. I LOVE watching Game of Thrones and I've wanted to try the books for ages, I definitely will after reading your post. I cant believe Jon Snow is only 14!? Thanks for sharing, lovely little review :) xx

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  30. i'm in love with this! great post x

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  31. So much people are into the book and tv series, I havent gotten into it yet but maybe ill check it out

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  32. Perfect post. I like it a lot. :)



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  33. I've just finished reading the 1st book as well, and it was so good, I literally couldn't put it down. I've seen the TV show, so I thought that maybe the book would be quite boring considering I already knew the story, but not at all. It's like I was rediscovering the story all over again!
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  35. Lovely review!! I haven't even watched the series yet

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  36. My favourite characters are Jon and Dany and Arya so no surprises. I read first and half of the second book and couldn't power through with them anymore. Then I got addicted to the TV show which seems for me so much more better! But reading about your enthusiasm I may start to read the books again! :)

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  37. Ever since becoming a fan of the tv show, I wanted to read these books! I haven't read them yet, but I plan to in the future!

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  38. Great review, No I haven't read any of the books, tho.
    xox
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  39. Been meaning to read this book for the longest time but just can't find time, so im watching the live version <3
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  40. I started watching the show and loved it and had heard so many great things about the books! I love the series and how detailed it is and love watching the episode and seeing how close it is to the book! Although, not gonna spoil anything but I am not loving the later books in the series :/

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  41. Fantastic post! Thank you for sharing this to us! xx

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  43. I haven't read any of the books, I have just finished season 3 and I'm hooked! xx

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  44. I'm with ya. Sometimes the best thing is a book rather than heading to the bar with girlfriends. I never got into the TV series, but books are always better! :]

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  45. I really like Jon Snow & Arya Stark :)

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  46. The books look a little daunting to me but your review has changed my mind, I'm going to buy it for my holiday!
    Have a great weekend :)
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  47. Fantastic post my dear, great review! :) I don't really want to read the books, because I follow the TV series ahah xoxo

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  48. I´ve read the first one and I loved it so so much! was literally reading all night long haha. I wanna read the others soon.

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  49. I would love to read the book, but english is not good enough yet ;( even when I watch a movie, not always understand what they talk and always need to ask my husband. But this movie is so cool! I did not watch new season yet, because my husband likes to buy DVD, so we have to wait till it will be selling ;((((

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  50. What a coincidence: I'm actually reading this right now! I'm making slower progress than expected though, hmm.

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  51. I never read t he books but I ADORE the TV series!

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  52. ooo I was too scared to read your review because I have been meaning to read this! hehe cannot wait! :D

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  53. I have read great reviews about this series and the books seems to be much better than the show too.

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  54. Hi! Wow! It was very interesting to know your opinion about this book!

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  55. Many of my friends have watched this series, so I would love to give it a try when I finish bates Motel :)

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  56. I haven't read the books but I LOVE the TV series! x

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  57. Ive bookmarked it. Ill most certainly return.Somatodrol I was wondering, have you watched Inception yet? I know this is off topic. I want to stop by Blockbuster and buy it tonight. Its great. Bye.Heya. I have been wondering if spam posts annoy bloggers as much as they pester readers? I truly hope against hope that this collection of information remains spam free forever.
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  58. Great review! I love it

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  59. I love Game of Thrones! I love the Song of Ice and Fire, I've read the first three, and I'm about to go on to the fourth. The book is a little different from the tv show, but I think they are just as equally great! <3


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  60. I really want to read these books before watching the series! Great review!

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  61. Nice!!

    xx

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  62. I love curling up to a good book as well. I've heard a lot about the TV but I had blog idea it had a book.
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  63. I LOVE this books!
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  64. Nice review, I haven't read it yet, but I'd love to this summer!

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  65. That sounds like a good read, Helen! xoxo

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  66. Nice book review. I love The Game of Thrones on tv
    although I haven't read any of the books.

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  67. I read Game of Thrones years ago and I really didn't like it! And now I can't get into the show. It's a tragedy!

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  68. I love this book!
    xx

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  69. Ooh you may have inspired me to finally read GoT, can't wait to read non text books when all the work is over :')

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  70. Great books and so far I'm loving the movies too.

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  71. I'm one of those who didn't join the GOT bandwagon but your review sounds convincing.

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  72. Amazing review! Great post!!!
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  73. Lovely review, I haven't red any of the books :/ xoxo

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  74. I am a DIE HARD GOT superfan and kept hearing that the books have very little relation to the show...don't want it to spoil it for me! Ahhhhh this is tough! What to do, what to do ;D

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  75. Love the review!

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  76. Great review, I'm a sucker for a good book and I haven't read this but might just have to give it a whirl! Thanks lovely.
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  77. I read them all about 3/4 years ago! Arya is definitely my favourite. I hope they change the end of the last one though...SOB.

    Tara x

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