Tuesday, 6 September 2011

The Time Of My Life by Cecelia Ahern

I love books by Cecelia Ahern, although I always love them I never quite know what to expect next with her books! I have just finished reading The Time Of My Life which is due out 13th October this year. I have to say the cover to this book is stunning and in my opinion is the best cover of all the Cecelia Ahern books.

Lucy Silchester has received an appointment card. Actually, she’s been invited along few times to this appointment, but she keeps brushing the gold embossed envelope under the shag pile carpet. She’s taken her eye off the ball and has busied herself with work (a job she doesn’t love), helping out friends, fixing her car, feeding her cat, seeing her family and devoting her time to their life dramas.
But Lucy is about to find out that this is one appointment that she can’t miss. And she can’t escape it either. Her life is about to catch up with her in the most extraordinary of ways....

My Opinion
Our heroine in this book is Lucy Silchester and she is a likeable character who is very down to earth which makes her character easy to read. Lucy’s character is very realistic whereas the storyline is very farfetched but in my opinion it is this great mix which brings the humour into the book. The book gets off to a quick start with Lucy receiving her appointment card from Life which she ignores but she is soon to learn that Life just doesn’t give up on you!

Lucy finally meets Life who is a man and although I can honestly say I have never read a character like Life before he is a joy to read. I was expecting Life to be very God or angle like so when we meet a bog standard grumpy guy I was a little shocked!

There were many laugh out loud moments in this novel which made it an enjoyable read and very hard to put down.

I feel like the storyline carries a message and really gets you thinking, are you making the most of your life and doing things you enjoy? Too many of us, like Lucy have got ourselves wrapped up in life and stuck in a rut and we need to unwind ourselves and make positive changes in life as unfortunately I don’t think Life will be sending any of us an appointment card anytime soon!

This book is a must for Cecelia Ahern fans, and does not disappoint. The novel has a great mix of characters who work well together in this book. The novel will give you a very unique storyline which will have you gripped and guessing as to what will happen next all the way through. I loved that the ending wasn’t predictable and also that the ending was tied up beautifully. A truly quirky read !


  1. I love her books, they're so quirky. Didn't realise that she had a release this year :)

  2. This sounds fun - and I agree: the cover is *awesome*! :o)

  3. I love the rather surreal plot for this novel mixed in with the every day aspect of the main character.

  4. oh really?! i want to read it.

  5. Pre-ordered my copy although I am more than happy for you to send me your copy save me the wait tehehe!

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  7. I know this is an old post but I found it looking up the book! Cecelia's books and I are long time friends. Great review =).

    I'm a new follower!
    Chels @ chelsandabook.blogspot.com

  8. I just finished reading the book and let me tell you i share your opinion on it.
    I think that all Cecelia Ahern books have a touch of "magic" in them which makes the reading experience a memorable and magical one.
    Always love reading her books. :D