Author: Hannah Doyle
Pages: 83 pages
Release date: December 15th 2016
Join Izzy on her journey from January blues to joy. THE YEAR OF SAYING YES by Hannah Doyle will make you dirty-laugh, feel warm and fuzzy, and rediscover life's magic - all thanks to one little word: yes.
Dear Readers, it's drizzling outside, which totally matches my #currentmood. Pigs in blankets, all the mince pies and a festive Baileys or five are distant memories. You know the drill - it's January. Everyone's banning booze (terrible idea) or cutting carbs (impossible). To add to the misery pile, my plans to seduce the man of my dreams at the stroke of midnight flopped spectacularly.
I'm Izzy. I don't just need a New Year resolution, I need a whole new life. And I need YOU. My dreary life is about to get a total makeover - it's my 'Year of Saying Yes'. And this is where you come in. It's up to you to #DareIzzy. I'm saying yes to your challenges, no matter how nuts, adventurous or wild they are. The sky's the limit - I'm at your mercy, readers! Wish me luck. I have a feeling I'm going to need it. Love Izzy x
New Beginnings, new ideas, new energy! A new year is coming and the posibilities are endless. Whatever is changing you, it's definitely happening for the better.
What would happen if we stopped saying no and started saying yes? That is the big question Isobel, also called Izzy, is asking herself. She has been too scared and too shy to take chances to change her life. Her hopes for this years New Years Eve are held up high as she is spending it at home with her sister, sisters boyfriend, her parents and Gorgeous George, the object of her affection. For the last three years she has been hoping that they will finally get together, however he doesn't know how much Izzy likes him. Her hopes crahes into nothing when George announces that he has a new girlfriend.
First she thought some New Years resolutions will help. Then Izzy decides to make a list of things to say no to in the new year. Soon Izzy realizes that her list is practically identical to the one she wrote last year. Despite her good intentions at the start of each year, nothing has changed for a very long, long time. Not her relationship status, not her poxy flat, not her junior job neither her weight ... nothing.
Izzy can't look quick enough as her editor decides that this list will become a thing in the past and instead she'll has to agree to take on new and exciting challanges, better said she's going to write a monthly piece on saying YES to dares the readers are going to send to her via Twitter or E-Mail for one year. No is not an option! A makeover and a complete switch off mini break sees a remarkable change in Izzy starting to take shape. New year, new look new life is Izzy's new mantra and she starts to believe in it.
I read an absurd amount of books and so I often find myself picking random books by authors I have never read before and hoping for the best. Sometimes the books turn out to be lackluster if not down right horrible but sometimes they surprise me and turn out as the most excellent and humorous book I have read in a very long time. Well done, Hannah Doyle! This is such a perfect start to the series! The idea for this series is brilliant as so many of us can relate to this story. Who does really stick to the resolutions we're making in the begining of each year?
There might be a few expectations but hey come on, none of us! Excellently written, Hannah tells us Izzy's story of The Year of Saying from January to March. Doyle was able to suck me into the story immediately. She combines the right amount of humor, drama, and action to create a great read that leaves the reader wanting more.
This is a great escape from all the heaviness of what's in the news now, stresses of the season and just the hassles of every day life. Fun, light-hearted, uplifting and easy to read. I am most happy to highly recommend this series and have already been out and pre-ordered the second part in this series directly after finishing the first part. I enjoyed it that much. Hannah Doyle is a breath of fresh air, watch out Lindsey Kelk, someone is toppling you ;-)
Published as a four ebook serialisation during early 2017
Part 1 It Started With a Dare, 15th December 2016
Part 2 A Dare to Remember, 12th January 2017
Part 3 She Who Dares, 26th January 2017
Part 4 The Dare of a Lifetime, 9th February 2017