Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella Review

23305614Recommended for: people who like contemporary/are looking for a cute & short novel

Read from December 29, 2015 to January 05, 2016

★★★★☆


Spoiler Review here


Synopsis

Finding Audrey is the first book by Sophie Kinsella that I have read, and I quite enjoyed it!

Not only was I lured in by the numerous five star ratings from my GoodReads friends, but also the fact that Finding Audrey is about a girl with anxiety disorders. Continue reading

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins Review

22557272Recommended for: anyone wanting a truly thrilling book

Read from August 02 to 11, 2015

★★★★☆


Spoiler Review here


Synopsis

Okay, wow, this book was very strange. I had high expectations because of the comparisons to Gone Girl and I honestly didn’t like that I went into it knowing it would be similar. It kind of took away from some of the big things that happened in this novel.

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Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer Review

12283261Recommended for: lovers of fairy tales and fun stories

Read from February 08 to June 02, 2015

★★★★☆


Spoiler Review here


Synopsis

 

This is the first book I’ve read by Jodi Picoult, and given that it was written with her daughter, I have a feeling it’s quite different than all of her other novels.

I actually quite enjoyed this story. Since the synopsis includes a fairy tale, it may seem like this book is too young for teens. But I actually really liked the world that was created in Between the Lines. I’ve never read a story with the main character falling in love with a fictional fairy tale character, and I think that’s just such an intriguing premise. Continue reading

1984 by George Orwell Review

5470Recommended for: fans of dystopian novels—this is what they’re all copying!

Read from May 05 to 19, 2015

★★★★☆


Spoiler Review here


Synopsis

 

If I hadn’t been assigned this book my second semester of my senior year of high school, I maybe would have read it more thoroughly. That said, I don’t feel right writing a review for 1984 because I feel like I’m cheating. But I also don’t like not writing anything after “finishing” a book. Continue reading

Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen Review

Recommended for: anyone looking for a short and summery contemporary book
Read from December 30 to 31, 2014

★★★★☆


Spoiler Review here


Synopsis

 

This was a pretty good book, but out of the three Sarah Dessen books I’ve read so far I can’t say it’s my favorite. What I really liked about this book though is the whole “finding yourself” storyline. I liked Colie as a main character for the most part, and I did also really like Isabel.

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Never Have I Ever by Sara Shepard Review

(Book 2 in The Lying Game series)
Recommended for: lovers of mystery and murder, and fans of Pretty Little Liars
Read from December 17 to 29, 2014

★★★★☆


Spoiler Review here


Synopsis

 

I am always so captivated by Sara Shepard’s writing. I forgot how much I love this series! I read The Lying Game back in March of 2013, so it was a little rough for me in the beginning of this book because I had forgotten most of the first book’s events. But I’m so glad I chose to continue the series because I just really love Sutton and Emma’s story! It’s so fun to follow Emma in her investigation. (I would even go as far to say I’m starting to like this series more than Pretty Little Liars, but those books will always hold a special place in my heart.)

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City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare Review

6752378Recommended for:  fans of the TMI series
Read from August 25 to December 02, 2014

★★★★☆


Spoiler Review here


Synopsis

 

 

So this was not my favorite of The Mortal Instruments series, but it was pretty fun to read.

I liked how this book delved more into Simon’s world, so we could learn more about what it is like for him as far as his mother, and well, his vampire “thirsts”.

I must say I wasn’t much of a fan of Jace’s storyline in this novel. I get it, he’s upset with himself because of Valentine, considering how City of Glass ended. But oh my goodness, I was getting a little tired of it, to be honest.

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