Review: Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

33393824Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
Genre: Fantasy, Retelling
Publisher: Titan
Pages: 508
Format: Paperback
Rating: ★
Note: I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

So, I buddy read this with my girl Lea, and I would highly recommend reading her review because she picks apart issues with consent, and being German she has A+ critique on the use of language. I will also mention now that had I not been reading his with her then I would’ve DNF around page 70. Her sass was literally the only thing keeping me going. (Example: one of the best things Lea said in our discussion was that this is more ‘Fifty Shades of Goblin’ than a Labyrinth retelling. (Go an commend her on that pun because I died.))

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Spoiler Review: Nerve by Jeanne Ryan

25431123Nerve by Jeanne Ryan
Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Speak
Pages: 298
Format: Paperback (library edition)
Rating:

I missed this movie when it was in the cinema, so when I saw it in the library I thought I would pick it up to read before I eventually saw the film! I hauled it in a Library book haul and someone commented that the book was quite different to the movie, I can only agree from what I see in the trailer, but I can definitely say that I was completely underwhelmed by Nerve and can see how a movie would ramp this up 100% The premise in general sounded really exciting but there was so much to dislike about the books, I can’t bring myself to give it any more that 1 star. 

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Review: A Thousand Nights by E. K. Johnston

21524446A Thousand Nights by E. K. Johnston
Genre: Retelling
Published by: Disney Hyperion
Pages: 336
Format: ARC E-book
Rating:
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

First things first, this cover is absolutely gorgeous, if I could rate it for cover alone then A Thousand Nights would no doubt get 5 stars, but realistically, I just didn’t enjoy the story at all. Apparently, The Wrath and the Dawn is a better retelling of the 1001 nights story, so I’ll be sure to read that one soon!

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Review: Looking For Alaska by John Green

lookingforalaskaUK.inddLooking For Alaska by John Green
Genre: Contemporary
Published by: Harper Collins
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback
Rating:
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

Somehow I have to come up with something good to say about this book, despite irrevocably disliking it. I didn’t find any of the characters personable, and felt as if I was missing something when I wasn’t upset by the ending. I think it’s always a little risky to read books that have had so much hype, because I knew the majority of the plot already. What I wasn’t expecting however, was to dislike Looking For Alaska as much as I actually did. Stacks of Sarah reviewed this book at the beginning of the year, and when it comes to contemporaries I usually trust her reviews wholeheartedly. So, when I saw she’d given it only one star, I was prepared for the worst.

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Review: The Dolls by Kiki Sullivan

24393880The Dolls by Kiki Sullivan
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Published by: Usbourne
Pages: 410
Format: Paperback
Rating:
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

Oh gosh. How do I describe this book? It’s basically an alternate universe Beautiful Creatures where Emily Asher and Savannah Snow have the powers. Do not give materialistic girls powers. It’s not a good mix. Just no. I was so disappointed with this book! The beginning was so intriguing, and I was really hyped to get sucked into this world. But then it took a completely different turn! Basically, the insta-love was unbearable, the characters unlikeable and the plot totally predictable.

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Review: Made For You by Melissa Marr

24261482Made for You by Melissa Marr
Genre: Contemporary, Thriller, Romance
Published by: Harper Collins
Pages: 336
Format: ARC E-Book
Rating:
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

The premise made this book sound super duper interesting. Girl can see the deaths of others? Bring it on. Crazy murderer on the loose? I’ll give it a go. Completely cliched romance that pops out of nowhere and characters with little personality or development? Eh, maybe not. I was so ready for this book to be exciting and thrilling, but it turned out that the only original part of this book was the chapters from the killer’s perspective – which were gross and creepy, and kind of uncomfortable to read. I was looking forward to read something by this author as I’ve been meaning to look into the Wicked Lovely series. Now I’m not so sure.

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(Spoiler) Review: The Death Cure by James Dashner

the death cureThe Death Cure by James Dashner
Genre: Dystopian
Published by: Chicken House
Pages: 325
Format: E-Book
Rating: ★
Series: The Maze Runner (#1) | The Scorch Trials (#2)
Where to Find: Goodreads Amazon

All was for nought, my friends. I have finished the trilogy in exactly the same place as where I started: knowing nothing about anything. After ‘The Scorch Trials’ ended, probably with Thomas being knocked out because that’s his favourite state of consciousness, I thought: ‘Am I finally going to get some answers?!’ Turns out, the answer was no. So, here I go, with my one star review. There WILL be spoilers from here on out.

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