Reviews

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough // Review


Title: Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 26th January 2017

Synopsis: Louise – Since her husband walked out, Louise has made her son her world, supporting them both with her part-time job. But all that changes when she meets…

David – Young, successful and charming – Louise cannot believe a man like him would look at her twice let alone be attracted to her. But that all comes to a grinding halt when she meets his wife…

Adele – Beautiful, elegant and sweet – Louise’s new friend seems perfect in every way. As she becomes obsessed by this flawless couple, entangled in the intricate web of their marriage, they each, in turn, reach out to her.

But only when she gets to know them both does she begin to see the cracks… Is David really is the man she thought she knew and is Adele as vulnerable as she appears?
Just what terrible secrets are they both hiding and how far will they go to keep them?

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Review:

A thriller that will leave you in shock, and will leave you reeling for weeks on end after you finish the final page.

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Harry Potter Spells Tag!

Hi everyone!

I’m SO excited to do this tag finally! Thank you to the amazing Daniele over at Introvered Book Nerd for tagging me in this! I can’t wait to get started, and start exploring some Harry Potter Spells!

This tag was originally created by Kimberlyfaye Reads. All graphic credit goes to her as well!

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An upcoming release you wish you could get your hands on right now

Obsidio by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman! I am SO desperate to read this book it’s unreal!

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Reviews

The Outliers by Kimberley McCreight // Review


Title: The Outliers by Kimberley McCreight

Rating: ★★★

Release: 3rd May 2016

Synopsis: Imagine if you could see inside the minds of everyone around you – your best friend, your boyfriend, your enemies…? Imagine how valuable you’d be… Imagine how much danger you’d be in… Imagine being an Outlier.

It all starts with a text:
Please Wylie, I need your help.

Wylie hasn’t heard from her one time best friend, Cassie, in over a week. Not since their last fight. But that doesn’t matter. Cassie’s in trouble, and it’s up to Wylie to do what she does best, save her best friend from herself.

This time it’s different though – Cassie’s texts are increasingly cryptic and scary. And instead of having Wylie come by herself, Jasper shows up saying Cassie asked him to help. Trusting the super-hot boy who sent Cassie off the rails doesn’t feel right, but Wylie has no choice.

But as Wylie and Jasper follow Cassie’s bizarre trail, Wylie has a growing sense that something is REALLY wrong. What isn’t Cassie telling them? Who is she with and what do they want from her? And could finding her be just the beginning…?

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Review:

An interesting story with a lot of mystery, and action ready to keep you up at night.

The story overall was really well thought out, and although at parts I felt a little lost at what was happening, overall I really enjoyed it. I loved how every time I thought I knew what was going to happen, something happened and it kept me on edge.

There are so many twists and turns to keep you on your toes, and I really liked how the characters become intertwined with the story. It was very clever.

I’m curious as to where the next book will go, and I’m excited to get back into the world of The Outliers.

You can buy The Outliers on Amazon UK here!

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Getting to Know You Better Tag!

Hi everyone!

I was tagged in this post by the lovely Kris over at Boston Book Reader so thank you so much for the tag my lovely!

RULES:

Answer the questions down below.
Credit the creator of the tag (Ink Girl and Words).
Nominate as many blogger as you want, it has to be 5+ though.

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THE QUESTIONS:

How long have you been blogging?

I’ve been blogging for about 3 years now I think? I started off on my other blog at http://www.lifeisbutadream13.wordpress.com, and then I’ve had this blog for over a year now!

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Reviews

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin // Review


Title: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Rating: ★★★★

Release: 27th September 2011

Synopsis: Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger. She wakes from a coma in hospital with no memory of how she got there or of the bizarre accident that caused the deaths of her best friends and her boyfriend, yet left her mysteriously unharmed. The doctors suggest that starting over in a new city, a new school, would be good for her and just to let the memories gradually come back on their own.

But Mara’s new start is anything but comforting. She sees the faces of her dead friends everywhere, and when she suddenly begins to see other people’s deaths right before they happen, Mara wonders whether she’s going crazy! And if dealing with all this wasn’t enough, Noah Shaw, the most beautiful boy she has ever seen can’t seem to leave her alone… but as her life unravels around her, Mara can’t help but wonder if Noah has another agenda altogether…

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Review:

An intense book with a perfect balance of subtle horror and wonderfully created characters.

Right from the start I felt completely immersed in the book, as I was curious as to what had happened to Mara, and also loved how mysterious the entire situation was kept.

Mara’s portrayal of PTSD was written so well, and I loved how Michelle included this in the story as PTSD is barely ever mentioned in YA, so it was nice to see it being represented in a way that fit with the story too. It feels so real, and you can feel the panic as she does.

The story overall had me reminiscing on some moments of Twilight, but I loved how Noah was actually so kind, and didn’t fit in to the brooding stereotype of “YA male characters”. It was such a wonderful breath of fresh air.

The writing style was absolutely brilliant, I was completely invested into the story, and the development of both Mara and Noah was so great. I loved the depth to their chemistry, and also the depth of Mara’s character.

This book was so brilliantly written, and had such a great balance of horror and suspense. It had a great story, and I can’t wait until I can get the rest of the series!

You can buy The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer on Amazon UK here!

Book Tags

One Lovely Blog Award!

Hi everyone!

Thank you to lovely Vrinda over at A Bookish Human for tagging me into this, I can’t wait to do this! I’m still so honoured to be tagged in posts like this!

RULES

  • Each nominee must thank the person who nominated them and link their blog in their post.
  • They must include the rules and add the blog award badge as an image.
  • Must add 7 facts about themselves.
  • Nominate up to 15 people for the award!

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MY FACTS:

  1. I’m engaged! I’ve known my fiance since I was 5 years old, and we’ve been engaged for 3 years, and hope to get married in 2019! I can’t wait!
  2. I have 6 tattoos:
    1. The anti-possession symbol from Supernatural on my forearm
    2. A Mockingjay and the quote “If we burn you burn with us” (Both from THG) around it on my other forearm
    3. A TARDIS and quotes from my favourite Doctors on my thigh (From Doctor Who)
    4. A Beauty and the Beast tattoo on my other thigh
    5. Writing on my ankle in my Grandad’s handwriting
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The Guilty Reader Book Tag!

Hi everyone!

I was tagged by the lovely Vrinda over at A Bookish Human! Thank you so much for tagging me! I’ve seen this going around a lot, so I’m so excited to finally get my chance to answer the questions…let’s see how guilty I am!

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1. Have you ever re-gifted a book that you’ve been gifted ?

No, I actually haven’t! I hate re-gifting gifts, unless it’s for sentimental reasons or I have too many of something! But I’ve never actually done this!

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Reviews

Falling For Fall Tag!

Hi everyone!

I was tagged by the lovely Jackie over at The Bookworm Cafe in this new tag! I love this season, everything is so pretty, and I get to wear my big jumpers again, and drink more tea! (Like I needed an excuse!)

This tag is created by Megan Anne from Love Megan Anne. You can read her post, the original post, here.

Let’s get started!

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What is your favourite Fall scent?

I  don’t really have a favourite scent!

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Amsterdam Book Tag!

Hi everyone!

The Amsterdam Book Tag was created by  The Writing Hufflepuff. Go check out her blog, and please credit her if you use the graphics! Thank you Michelle!

I was tagged by the lovely Kris over at Boston Book Reader so thank you so much for this Kris, this looks so fun!

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I’ve not really read many cheesy reads in my reading life, but I guess these days Twilight is classed as cheesy in ways? BUT I LOVE IT AND ALWAYS WILL!

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Reviews

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin // Review


Title: Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 5th May 2016

Synopsis: The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule. To commemorate their Great Victory, they host an annual motorbike race across their combined continents. The prize? An audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor’s ball.

Yael has witnessed too much suffering, and the five wolves tattooed on her arm are a constant reminder of the loved ones she lost when she was a prisoner in a brutal concentration camp. Now part of the resistance, Yael has one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler. But the only way to enter the race is to impersonate last year’s only female racer, Adele Wolfe. Yael is a master of deception but there are two other competitors it may be impossible to fool – Adele’s brother, Felix, and Luka, a boy she clearly has history with.

But as Yael grows closer to the other competitors, can she be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and stay true to her mission? The future on the world is depending on her . . .

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Review:

An action packed novel with a brilliantly fresh perspective on the events of WWII. It will leave you breathless and begging for more.

First off I loved the way that Ryan wrote this book. It is such a sensitive topic in many ways, so the great skill she used to not only openly talk about the subject, but also to put such a dramatic twist on it, and still do it justice, is amazing.

I loved how it wasn’t entirely about the war, but instead focused on the bike race, and how the world has changed since the war ended. It was such a subtle way of including the change in the story.

I also really loved Yael’s character, and how she had such brilliant backstory as to why she is like how she is, and also the meaning behind her tattoos. It was again so subtly put into the story that I felt completely part of her story.

The fact we got to see her flaws, and her relationships develop with each character was such a brilliant insight, and really allowed me to get to know her character and fall in love with the other characters too! They were all so brilliantly developed, and left me with so many questions I couldn’t wait to be answered.

Overall this book was incredible. From the pace of the book, to the shocking ending that left me instantly looking to buy the next book, if you like history and you love a well developed story – this is the book for you.

You can buy Wolf by Wolf on Amazon UK here!