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Book Review: One of Us is Lying #TuesdayBookBlog

I’ve been absent for a while, trying to make a decision about what to do with this website, but also because I’ve been reading a lot of non-fiction which I don’t read here.

Here is a fiction review, at last!

Today I’m reviewing One of Us is Lying by Karen M McManus.

This was very nearly a disaster book because I struggled to get into the beginning. Thank god I persisted because it ended up fantastic! Something that surprised me, as usually, my first impressions are right. What’s the last book that surprised you? Continue reading

Book Review: All The Forever Things #TuesdayBookBlog

This week brings All The Forever Things by Jolene Perry. A great YA book about a girl that lives in a funeral home.

I loved almost everything about this book, the setting was great, and I loved the impact living in a home had on the main character.

I’ve never read a book set in a funeral home, so this was a new one for me. It’s one of many books I’ve read recently that are YA but not YA fantasy, and I think this one stood out.

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Book Review: It Started With Goodbye #Tuesdaybookblog

Netgalley, if you don’t use it, is a fantastic tool for readers and writers alike. It’s provided me the opportunity to both read my genre and wider, for free, in exchange for a review. You can review on Amazon/Goodreads or as a blogger.

Obviously, you can then (for a price) put your own books on there.

This week I’m reviewing It Started With Goodbye, by Christina June. A good little novel about a girl who got accused of a crime. It then details her summer of penance.

 

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Book Review: The Inconceivable Life of Quinn #TuesdayBookBlog

The inconceivable life of Quinn by Marianna Barr was surprising. I really thought I would love it, and it’s not that I didn’t, it’s just that the ending came way out of left field. So much so, that it left me feeling unsatisfied. Which is a massive shame, because the rest of the book was awesome. Continue reading

Book Review – The One Memory of Flora Banks by @Emily_Barr #tuesdaybookblog

There are some books you stay up until 2 AM (on a work night) to read. This was one of those books.  It was one of the weirdest books I’ve read in quite some time, with a unique protagonists and a fantastic plot.

Not your usual YA  read for me, as I tend to focus on fantasy, but I do like high school and life-themed Young Adult books too, and this was truly one-of-a-kind. I think this is one of those books, that you wouldn’t have to be a genre reader to enjoy. This is one of those books that anyone from any genre would love because it is just that well-written.

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Wintersong by S Jae Jones A Book Review #Tuesdaybookblog

I wanted to like this book, really, I did. But I just couldn’t. There were so many trope faux pas, and not in a good way. Sometimes an author breaks a trope and its great, and refreshing, but not in this instance.

This book is quite hotly anticipated, but for me, it completely missed the boat.

To the author’s credit, I can see some beautiful writing in there, some of her descriptions are lovely, and I think, give her a bit more time and she will be a stunning author. But for me, this one didn’t hit the mark.  Continue reading

Word Artistry – Delirium by Lauren Oliver – A Book Review #TuesdayBookBlog

Some books are just beautiful. It doesn’t matter whether the story is slow, or not quite rollercoaster enough, they are written with such intricate beauty, it’s like staring at a work of art. Utterly breathtaking. Delirium is one of these books.
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RoseBlood by A.G Howard Book Review

A.G. Howard’s Splintered series is quite well known and on my list of TBR. So I expected good things, and although my rating isn’t that high, I did really the book. For me, there were some specific things that could have been worked on that would have got her a higher star rating.

I love the concept of synesthesia, having studied it in my Psychology degree, and I’ve never read a book with energy sucking powers, so this was new to me. YA readers will love this book. Continue reading