Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Book Review #626 - Afterlife (Evernight #4) by Claudia Gray


My Rating: 2.5/5

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Destiny awaits Bianca and Lucas . . .

Bianca and Lucas have always believed they could endure anything to be together. When a twist of fate not only transforms Bianca into a wraith but also turns Lucas into a vampire—the very creature he spent his life hunting—they are left reeling.

Haunted by his powerful need to kill, Lucas can turn to only one place for help . . . Evernight Academy. Bianca is determined to remain with him. But with the vampire leader of Evernight waging a war against wraiths, her former home has become the most dangerous place she could be, despite the new powers her ghostly transformation has given her.

A battle between wraiths and vampires looms, and Bianca and Lucas face a terrifying new reality. They've overcome every obstacle life has thrown at them, but is their love strong enough to survive the challenges after life?

This is the fourth book in the Evernight series and is the sequel to Evernight, Stargazer and Hourglass. 

I am not sure if it is because I read these books so close together or not but so many things in this book annoyed me. 

The relationship between Bianca and Lucas took too much of the focus in this book and I really don't like romance driven books in general so I didn't like that aspect at all. 

The major plots from the previous books like the conflicts with Charity and the Black Cross were all finished in Hourglass and so this book had no direction which is why it is probably so romance focused. 

I found Bianca and Lucas's transitions into their new lives interesting especially Bianca's but would have liked this to have been introduced earlier so there could have been more development. 

The ending was rather dissatisfying. It just ended with one of the most obvious plot twists I have ever read. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Book Review #625 - Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits #1) by Katie McGarry


My Rating: 4/5

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No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with “freaky” scars on her arms. Even Echo can’t remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal.

But when Noah Hutchins--the smoking hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket--explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo’s world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.

Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she’ll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.

I started reading this book around 3 months ago and got around 100 or so pages into it and wasn't feeling it so put it down. Fast forward 3 months, I had to grab a book quickly to take out with me and randomly chose this one. I started reading from where I had left off and found I couldn't put it down. 

From the above, I would say that this book is one that you have to be in the right mood for (for me anyway). 

Both Noah and Echo were both flawed, interesting, amazing people and even though I couldn't relate to what they were going through or had gone through, I could relate to them as characters. 

This book covers a lot of heavier issues such as abuse, drugs and mental health. This book covers all those issues really well and it really shows the quality of the writing. 

The characters in this book (not just Noah and Echo) were all so authentic and I loved the amount of depth in each of them - I am really looking forward to reading the rest of the series in order to discover even more about the secondary characters. 

I loved the split narration - this is one of the few books that I have read where the story has actually benefited from this. The split narration allowed there to be two separate stories. 

Noah's story is more to do with self-sacrifice. After his parents die, Noah struggles with whether to fight for custody of his younger brothers and ruin the possibility of college in his future or accept that the foster parents his brothers are placed with can provide them with a life Noah never could.

There is so much more to Echo's story - especially her difficult family situation. Not only is she dealing with the recent death of her beloved brother but she has repressed memories of the night her mentally ill mother attacked her leaving her with severe physical and mental scars. 

I found Echo's story slightly more interesting. I didn't know very much about repressed memories and this book showed what a terrifying thing that is to have. 

Monday, January 25, 2016

Book Review #624 - Hourglass (Evernight #3) by Claudia Gray


My Rating: 4/5

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Bianca will risk everything to be with Lucas. 

After escaping from Evernight Academy, the vampire boarding school where they met, Bianca and Lucas take refuge with Black Cross, a fanatical group of vampire hunters. Bianca must hide her supernatural heritage or risk certain death at its hands. But when Black Cross captures her friend—the vampire Balthazar—hiding is no longer an option. Soon Bianca and Lucas are on the run again, pursued not only by Black Cross, but by the powerful leaders of Evernight. Yet no matter how far they travel, Bianca can't escape her destiny. Bianca has always believed their love could survive anything... but can it survive what's to come?

This is the third book in the Evernight series and is the sequel to Evernight and Stargazer. 

Given the way Stargazer ended, I am really glad I had this book ready to read. 

This book starts right where the last one left off - right in the middle of a war between the vampires and the vampires most feared vampire hunters - The Black Cross. 

This book contained A LOT of major plot twists which is why this has to be my favourite book of the series so far. The fates of both Bianca and Lucas take complete changes. 

There was a bit of suspense in this book from whether Bianca could keep her vampire nature a secret from the vampire hunters she was seeking refuge from to whether Bianca could prevent her unwanted change into a full vampire. 

I missed the setting of Evernight as I loved that there was always some new surprises there to be uncovered. 

I loved Charity as the antagonist. I would like to know more of her back story though.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Book Review #623 - Lovesong by Alex Miller


My Rating: 2/5

Source: Book Club

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Seeking shelter in a Parisian cafe from a sudden rainstorm, John Patterner meets the exotic Sabiha and his carefully mapped life changes forever. Resonant of the bestselling Conditions of Faith, Alex Miller's keenly awaited new novel tells the deeply moving story of their lives together, and of how each came undone by desire.

Strangers did not, as a rule, find their way to Chez Dom, a small, rundown Tunisian cafe on Paris' distant fringes. Run by the widow Houria and her young niece, Sabiha, the cafe offers a home away from home for the North African immigrant workers working at the great abattoirs of Vaugiraud, who, like them, had grown used to the smell of blood in the air. But when one day a lost Australian tourist, John Patterner, seeks shelter in the cafe from a sudden Parisian rainstorm, the quiet simplicities of their lives are changed forever. John is like no-one Sabiha has met before - his calm grey eyes promise her a future she was not yet even aware she wanted. Theirs becomes a contented but unlikely marriage - a marriage of two cultures lived in a third - and yet because they are essentially foreigners to each other, their love story sets in train an irrevocable course of tragic events.

Years later, living a small, quiet life in suburban Melbourne, what happened at Vaugiraud seems like a distant, troubling dream to Sabiha and John, who confides the story behind their seemingly ordinary lives to Ken, an ageing, melancholy writer. It is a story about home and family, human frailties and passions, raising questions of morals and purpose - questions have no simple answer.
Lovesong is a simple enough story in many ways - the story of a marriage, of people coming undone by desire, of ordinary lives and death, love and struggle - but when told with Miller's distinctive voice, which is all intelligence, clarity and compassion, it has a real gravitas, it resonates and is deeply moving. Into the wonderfully evoked contemporary settings of Paris and Melbourne, memories of Tunisian family life, culture and its music are tenderly woven.

I read this book for the book club that my mum and I joined and this is definitely a book that was outside my comfort zone. 

This book begins by telling you the ending of the book then showing you how it got there. I had mixed feelings about this method. 

On one hand, I liked that we knew the ending because it added more intrigue to the story when it didn't look possible for the story to end the way it did. 

On the other hand, I felt like knowing the ending ruined some of the potential suspense that could have developed. 

The major problem I had with this book was the character Sabiha. I have never come across a character anywhere near as selfish or plainly unlikable as her. She ruined the entire book for me.

The title is a little misleading as when I was handed this book at book club I was dreading this being a romance book, but it is anything but. 

Overall, I really enjoyed the writing style but obviously the author is too good at writing horrible characters. 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Book Review #622 - Stargazer (Evernight #2) by Claudia Gray


My Rating:4/5

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The vampire in me was closer to the surface... 

Evernight Academy: an exclusive boarding school for the most beautiful, dangerous students of all—vampires. Bianca, born to two vampires, has always been told her destiny is to become one of them.

But Bianca fell in love with Lucas—a vampire hunter sworn to destroy her kind. They were torn apart when his true identity was revealed, forcing him to flee the school.

Although they may be separated, Bianca and Lucas will not give each other up. She will risk anything for the chance to see him again, even if it means coming face-to-face with the vampire hunters of Black Cross—or deceiving the powerful vampires of Evernight. Bianca's secrets will force her to live a life of lies.

Yet Bianca isn't the only one keeping secrets. When Evernight is attacked by an evil force that seems to target her, she discovers the truth she thought she knew is only the beginning....

I read Evernight some time ago now (in fact I think it was one of the first ever reviews I posted here on my blog back in 2011) and so I re-read it before diving into this one. 

Evernight is such an intriguing setting.It gives off the feeling that it holds so many secrets and mysteries that are just waiting to be discovered. 

My favourite aspect of this book is that we got introduced to the Black Cross - the vampire hunters that have taunted the vampires of Evernight for centuries. 

More of Lucas's back story was also revealed and that ties in with the introduction of the Black Cross.

Bianca annoyed me a little in this book especially the way she treated her parents. I know that she was upset that they were not honest with her but I really loved their relationship in the first book and so I felt more sorry for her parents than for her when she decide to run off with Lucas.  I found her actions rather immature. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Book Review #621 - Phillip Hughes: The Official Biography by Peter Lalor and Malcolm Knox


My Rating: N/A

Source: Bought

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Drawing on almost 100 interviews and featuring scores of images from the Hughes family's personal collection, this is a stirring biography about the life of Phillip Hughes: son, brother, friend, farmer, cricketer, inspiration.

Phillip Hughes gave his life to cricket.

And cricket gave Phillip Hughes his life.

When Hughes scored twin centuries in his second Test - the youngest man in cricket's 135-year history to achieve the feat - the world hailed the arrival of a brilliant new star. Here was a batting prodigy from a tiny country town with a twinkle in his eye and a wizardry with the willow to fill the dreams of a generation. But those dreams were lost in November 2014 when Hughes was felled, playing the game he loved.

Told through the voices of those who knew him best, Phillip Hughes:­ The Official Biography is the incredible story of the boy from Macksville who became Australian Test cricketer 408. It charts the folkloric rise of the banana grower's son with the axe-handle batting technique, reliving his adventures on and off the field and celebrating his many triumphs and travails.

And it pays tribute to the fighting spirit and gift for friendship that made this unique young man a hero to millions.

First of all, I have decided not to give ratings to non-fiction books any more as I find them too difficult to rate. 

For those who don't know who Phillip Hughes was, he was an Australian cricketer who died just days short of his 26th birthday after he was struck on the neck with a cricket ball during a game. 

This is definitely one of the better cricketing biographies that I have read - one of the best biographies in general really and it certainly took a lot of research. 

I loved the amount of people who were interviewed for this book - it gave a broad range of perspective and also showed how many people Phillip Hughes touched. 

The book contains A LOT of photographs and this was my favourite part of the book. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Book Review #620 - Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison


My Rating: 3/5

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Bridget Duke is the uncontested ruler of her school. The meanest girl with the biggest secret insecurities. But when new girl Anna Judge arrives, things start to fall apart for Bridget — her friends don’t worship her as attentively, teachers don’t fall for Bridget’s wide-eyed ‘who me?’ look, and the one boy she’s always loved, Liam Ward, can barely even look at her.

When a desperate Bridget drives too fast and crashes her car, she ends up in limbo — facing everyone she’s wronged. Though she might end up dead, Bridget has one last shot at redemption and to right the wrongs she’s inflicted on the people who mean the most to her.

But Bridget’s about to learn that sometimes, saying you’re sorry just isn’t enough…

I really didn't expect much at all from this book. The synopsis made it sound similar to other YA books like If I Stay and Before I Fall. Whilst I wouldn't say this book is as good as those mentioned above, it does set itself apart from them with an unique and intriguing plot. 

Bridget, the protagonist is a character that grew on me. I didn't like her at first but by the end of the book I felt like she won me over. Bridget was rather selfish and insecure to begin with but emerged as a strong character by the end. 

Overall, this is a book that is not really going to stand out nor will it probably be a book that I will reread but I am glad I read it though. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Book Review #619 - Room by Emma Donoghue


My Rating: 5/5

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Jack is five, and excited about his birthday. He lives with his Ma in Room, which has a locked door and a skylight, and measures eleven feet by eleven feet. He loves watching TV, and the cartoon characters he calls friends, but he knows that nothing he sees on screen is truly real - only him, Ma and the things in Room. Until the day Ma admits that there's a world outside...

Told in Jack's voice, Room is the story of a mother and son whose love lets them survive the impossible. Unsentimental and sometimes funny, devastating yet uplifting, Room is a novel like no other.

This book is one that I LOVED so much more than I thought I would and it is definitely in my top 5 reads of 2015. 

I just found Jack so completely fascinating and I loved that he was the narrator, just his complete innocence and curiosity made him incredibly likable. 

Life in the room was also interesting and just the thought that Jack has known nothing but life inside those four walls for his first five years of life really made me think. 

As I live in Australia, the movie adaptation of this book is not yet out (it comes out this Thursday I believe) and given the amount of award attention it is getting I have high hopes for it and can not wait to see it. 

Through Jack's innocent eyes, it is obvious what is going on, and what horrible things his mother is going through. In some ways because the story is told through Jack the reader is somewhat sheltered from the true terror of the situation. 

My part of the book that I found most interesting was watching Jack transition to life outside the room - the world he thought only existed on TV. 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Book Review #618 - The Field Guide (The Spiderwick Chronicles #1) by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi


My Rating: 4/5

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When the three Grace children -- Mallory, Jared, and Simon -- and their mom move into Aunt Lucinda's old house, readers know there's magic afoot. The kids uncover a nest of assembled junk, and on a visit to the secret library via the dumbwaiter, Jared finds a note describing "my secret to all mankind." After a few mysterious pranks that get blamed on Jared, the boy finally digs up the real prize: Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You. Fortunately enough, the kids meet one of the critters listed in the guide -- a brownie named Thimbletack -- who makes it all "real" and helps provide the book's suspenseful conclusion: "'Throw the book away, toss it in a fire. If you do not heed, you will draw their ire.'

I had really high expectations for this book as it sounded interesting, I had heard nothing but amazing things about it and it sounded like something I would like. 

The sibling relationships especially between brother and sister was really accurately portrayed and I loved the whole family dynamic. 

The only negative thing I can say about this book is that it was way too short! I wanted so much more from it. 

This is definitely another series I am planning on buying my nephew when he is older. 

I am now really looking forward to reading the rest of the series and then maybe checking out the movie adaptation. 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Book Review #617 - The 100 (The 100 #1) by Kass Morgan


My Rating: 4.5/5

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Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth's radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents -- considered expendable by society -- are being sent on a dangerous mission: to recolonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life...or it could be a suicide mission.

CLARKE was arrested for treason, though she's haunted by the memory of what she really did. WELLS, the chancellor's son, came to Earth for the girl he loves -- but will she ever forgive him? Reckless BELLAMY fought his way onto the transport pod to protect his sister, the other half of the only pair of siblings in the universe. And GLASS managed to escape back onto the ship, only to find that life there is just as dangerous as she feared it would be on Earth.

Confronted with a savage land and haunted by secrets from their pasts, the hundred must fight to survive. They were never meant to be heroes, but they may be mankind's last hope. 

I have heard nothing but good things about not only this book (and the series) but its TV adaptation as well. 

When I first started reading this book I thought that there were way too many characters and I couldn't keep track of them individually. It is told similarly like Pretty Little Liars where there are multiple narrators that change from chapter to chapter. 

Once the characters individual personalities developed (which didn't take that long) I was hooked and couldn't put the book down. 

I would have liked more in the world building area as I had so many unanswered questions in this regard. 

The way the book ended was totally unexpected and I really need to get my hands on the sequel as soon as possible. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Book Review #616 - Carry On by Rainbow Rowell


My Rating: 3/5

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Simon Snow just wants to relax and savor his last year at the Watford School of Magicks, but no one will let him. His girlfriend broke up with him, his best friend is a pest, and his mentor keeps trying to hide him away in the mountains where maybe he’ll be safe. Simon can’t even enjoy the fact that his roommate and longtime nemesis is missing, because he can’t stop worrying about the evil git. Plus there are ghosts. And vampires. And actual evil things trying to shut Simon down. When you’re the most powerful magician the world has ever known, you never get to relax and savor anything.

Carry On is a ghost story, a love story, a mystery and a melodrama. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story — but far, far more monsters.

I was in the middle of a reading slump when I started reading this book and I struggled to get into it. 

I loved Fangirl when I first read it in 2014 but found I didn't enjoy it as much the second time around when I re-read it just before reading this book. 

The main issue I had with this book is its painfully obvious connection to Harry Potter. I really couldn't stop myself comparing the two and it wasn't until nearly 200 pages in that I was able to look past that. 

Another thing that bothered me is that this book is written like it is part of a series rather than a stand alone. The characters aren't properly introduced, nor is the world. I know this is supposed to be written like a fanfiction but I just wanted more in those areas for me to fully enjoy it. 

I think what ultimately saved me from not entirely disliking this book was the quality of Rainbow Rowell's writing. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Book Review #615 - Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler


My Rating: 3/5

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"Don't worry, Anna. I'll tell her, okay? Just let me think about the best way to do it."

"Promise me? Promise you won't say anything?"
"Don't worry." I laughed. "It's our secret, right?"

According to her best friend Frankie, twenty days in Zanzibar Bay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy every day, there's a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there's something she hasn't told Frankie---she's already had that kind of romance, and it was with Frankie's older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago.

Beautifully written and emotionally honest, this is a debut novel that explores what it truly means to love someone and what it means to grieve, and ultimately, how to make the most of every single moment this world has to offer.

I have been wanting to read this book for quite a while now. I first found out about this book when I wasn't into contemporary books. 

The biggest problem I had with this book was the characters Anna and Frankie. They were both irritating and immature (Frankie especially). 

Anna, the protagonist was the weaker of the two girls and so she was always overshadowed by Frankie. I felt like Frankie's voice was too strong for a secondary characters especially when the main one is as weak as Anna. 

The plot was also rather immature especially regarding Anna's virginity. It was in this regard that Frankie annoyed me the most. 

I felt like the author spent too much describing the settings of the beach rather than developing the characters. 

My favourite parts of the book were the flash backs where Matt was present. None of the characters seemed annoying when he was around and I enjoyed the obvious chemistry between him and Anna. 

Overall, this is a young adult book for young adults - probably too immature and shallow for older readers.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Book Review #614 - Boys that Bite (Blood Coven Vampire #1) by Mari Mancusi


My Rating: 4/5

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Two sisters—as different as the sun and the rain. For one, getting into the Blood Coven is to die for. But for the other, getting out could be lethal...

When Sunny McDonald gets dragged to Club Fang by her twin sister Rayne, she doesn't expect to find anything besides a bunch of Goth kids playing at being vampires. But when some guy mistakes Sunny for her dark-side-loving sister and bites her on the neck, she finds out that his fangs are real—and deadly. 

Now, Sunny has less than a week to figure out how to reverse the bite, or else she's going to end up as the perpetually undead. And not only will she be a vampire, she'll also be bonded to Magnus—the bloodsucker who bit her—forever. And forever is a really long time...

I went into this book with relatively low expectations. It had been a while since I read a vampire novel but this one reminded me how much I used to enjoy them.

The writing style reminded me a little of the Vampire Diaries series in that it has a very 1990's feel to it (even though this book was published in 2006). 

This book is pretty predictable and the characters are somewhat stereotyped (especially the main characters) - but I loved it anyway. 

There are so many takes on the whole vampire myth, but I loved that this book stayed traditional with its own unique added bits. There are no sparkling vampires in this one!

Unlike almost every other YA book, this book has a parent that actually cares. 

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am really looking forward to continuing on with this series. 

Friday, January 8, 2016

Book Review #613 - When I Was Me by Hilary Freeman


My Rating: 3/5

Source: The Five Mile Press

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One girl, two lives. Which is real?

When Ella wakes up one Monday morning, she discovers that she is not herself and that her life is not her own. She looks different, her friends are no longer her friends and her existence has been erased from the internet. Even worse, years of her history appear to have been rewritten overnight. And yet, nobody else thinks that anything weird has happened. 

A tense and dark psychological thriller full of unexpected twists and turns about the random events and decisions that make us who we are. If you can't trust your own memories, then who can you trust?

The biggest problem I had with this book is that I felt like it took itself too seriously. I think this was because I recently read a book with a similar type premise with alternate worlds only in that other book, the alternate world contained witches. 

I found Ella rather irritating. I thought that she changed the other Ella's life too much considering to her it would hopefully be temporary. For example, cutting her long hair that she had probably taken years to grow was a little irrational for me. 

Other than that, I found the plot rather fascinating. I wanted to find out how or if Ella would return to her normal life, which is what made me read it as quickly as I did. 

The relationship between Ella and Daniel was interesting. He was the only character that Ella wasn't critical of and it was obvious that she trusted him. 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Book Review #612 - Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff


My Rating: 4.5/5

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This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet's AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd never speak to again.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

This is the first new release book I have read in such a long time. I don't really like spending full price on books but it was 100% worth it with this book. 

Because the book is 100% told through instant messages, files, reports, surveillance footage etc the characters did come across as slightly one-dimensional and I felt distanced from them throughout. 

The overall plot of the book reminded me of 2001: A Space Odyssey, although Illuminae was a lot faster paced and much more exciting (it did include space zombies after all!) 

Overall, I really enjoyed the unique layout of the book as it made it incredibly easy to read. The never saw the plot twist coming which is a rarity for me. 

It did take me a while to get into this book. I am not sure where exactly but after a certain point I was hooked. I went from wondering where the story was going to not being able to put the book down seemingly on the same page. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Book Review #611 - Never Never Part Two (Never Never #2) by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher


My Rating: 4/5

Source: iBooks

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“Never forget that I was your first real kiss. Never forget that you’ll be my last. 
And never stop loving me between all of them. 
Never stop, Charlie. 
Never forget.”

Silas races against time as more truths unravel, while others twist tighter together. And now, the stakes are higher as Silas’ control slips and others begin to point fingers. Charlie is in trouble and he must be the one to bridge the chasm between their past and their present. Because somewhere between I love yous and Never Nevers and Never Agains, a truth they can't imagine, beckons to be found. 

“Where are you, Charlie?”

This is actually quite an addictive series. If you want something low quantity but high quality this series is perfect. 

This book is hard to review simply because it didn't feel like an entire book. It just felt like a few chapters that were forgotten to be added to the first book. 

The plot of this entire book was basically Silas trying to find Charlie and Charlie trying to figure out where she was. 

Hopefully after the third book is finally released this month they will publish all three as one paperback book. 

Book Review #610 - Never Never (Never Never #1) by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher


My Rating: 4/5

Source: iBooks

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Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen.

Complete strangers since this morning.

He'll do anything to remember. She'll do anything to forget.

I read this book on my iPad through iBooks. It really made the long wait in the hospital emergency room fly. 

The main thing that intrigued me about this book was the mystery element. I really wanted to know how and why Silas and Charlie has lost their memories and how they would get them back. 

As I read this on my iPad I am not sure of its length in comparison to the average novel but it definitely felt on the short side. 

The way the story ended made me want to read the sequel immediately so I paid $2.99 and started reading it within seconds of finishing this one.