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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Posted in Book Reviews, Books, Contemporary Fiction, Romance, YA
on September 8, 2018
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Synopsis: What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once?

Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

Author: Jenny Han

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September TBR

Posted in Books, TBR
on September 3, 2018
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My August wrap-up has been posted and now it’s time to reveal the books I hope to read in September. I say hope because this month, on Wednesday I’m starting my college course and it’s going to be the start of what I hope is five years worth of study in order to become a forensic psychologist! I’m super excited, but also extremely nervous because it’s been eight years since I was last in education, but I feel more prepared than I was then. Hopefully anxiety will stay well away!

I want to beat the four books I read in August this month. I’m aiming for six this month.

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August Wrap-Up

Posted in Books, Wrap Up, YA
on September 1, 2018
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It’s September!

Yay for cooler weather, cozy jumpers, and sitting in front of the fire with a book and a mug of hot chocolate filled to the brim with marshmallows! That is my idea of perfection. I love autumn and everything about it.

This month wasn’t the best for reading – I only managed to finish four books, which I guess isn’t too shabby.

Unintentionally, I had a bit of a red theme going on with these!

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Final Girls

Posted in Book Reviews, Books, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
on August 15, 2018
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Synopsis: Three tragedies. One unthinkable secret. The media calls them the Final Girls – Quincy, Sam, Lisa – the infamous group that no one wants to be part of. The sole survivors of three separate killing sprees, they are linked by their shared trauma. But when Lisa dies in mysterious circumstances and Sam shows up unannounced on her doorstep, Quincy must admit that she doesn’t really know anything about the other Final Girls. Can she trust them? Or can there only ever be one? All Quincy knows is one thing: she is next.

Author: Riley Sager

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Throne of Glass

Posted in Book Reviews, Books, Fantasy, Fiction, YA
on August 7, 2018

Synopsis: Meet Celaena Sardothien.

Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.

In the dark filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught. Young Captain Westfell offers her a deal, her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament – fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?

Author: Sarah J. Maas

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How To Stop Time

Posted in Book Reviews, Books, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction
on August 1, 2018

Synopsis: I am old. That is the first thing to tell you. The thing you are least likely to believe. If you saw me you would probably think I was about forty, but you would be very wrong.

Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret.

He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he’s been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life. It’s a life he once had, long since buried but buried secrets have a habit of catching up with you and nobody can outrun their past.

Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover – working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he’d never witnessed them first-hand. He can try to tame the past that is fast catching up with him. The only thing Tom must not do is fall in love.

Author: Matt Haig

This review contains major spoilers for the book.

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Everything, Everything

Posted in Book Reviews, Books, YA
on July 14, 2018

Synopsis: Maddy is allergic to the world; stepping outside the sterile sanctuary of her home could kill her. But then Olly moves in next door. And just like that, Maddy realises there’s more to life than just being alive. You only get one chance at first love. And Maddy is ready to risk everything, everything to see where it leads.

Author: Nicola Yoon

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July TBR

Posted in Books, TBR
on July 5, 2018

Can you believe we’re in July already? It’s hard to wrap my head around the fact that we’re in the second half of 2018 now. It’s quite scary how fast this year has gone. Even though I’ve had a really productive six months, I still feel as though I have so much left to do this year and wondering if I can really fit it in to the next six months. This includes all the books I want to read. I’m so impatient that I want to have read them all already. Anyone else feel like that?

July is shaping up to be an incredibly busy month for me and so reading five books might be a bit of a stretch since I only managed three last month. I have a week off from work starting from the 16th July, which just so happens to be my 24th birthday (eek!). Who knows, I might get a chance to cram most of my reading into that week.

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Ready Player One

Posted in Book Reviews, Books, Fiction, Science Fiction
on June 19, 2018

Synopsis: It’s the year 2044, and the real world becomes an ugly place. We’re out of oil. We’ve wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread.

Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual reality utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love with any ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS – and his massive fortune – will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation.

For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based into the culture of the late twentieth century. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle. Suddenly, he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions – and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed.

Author: Ernest Cline

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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Posted in Book Reviews, Books, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction
on May 20, 2018

Synopsis: Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live.

She leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything.

One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself.

Author: Gail Honeyman

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