Spoiler Review: Nerve by Jeanne Ryan

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

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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(Spoiler) Review: Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

20743262Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Romance
Published by: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 368
Format: e-book
Rating: ★★
Series: Burn For Burn (#1) | Fire With Fire (#2)
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

I was so unbelievably excited to read this book. Fire With Fire was one of my favourite books of the year and I needed to know what happened next. I’d seen a couple of reviews floating around Goodreads about how rushed the ending was and how it wasn’t as great as the other book in the series, but I refused to believe this would be the case. How could it be when Fire With Fire had been SO GOOD? But boy oh boy was I proven wrong. Ashes to Ashes was rushed and the ending was straight up ridiculous. What we have here, ladies and gentleman, is a perfect example of wasted potential.

(Disclaimer: you should still read this series if you haven’t because the first two books are 5 star reads and totally worth it, but just prepare yourself for a disappointing ending.)

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Review: Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

17623143Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas
Genre: Contemporary, Thriller
Published by: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 388
Format: Paperback
Rating: ★★★
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

I’ve read a lot of YA thriller contemporaries this year: BirdyMade For You and Black Cairn Point being a few examples. You’d think I’d get bored of this genre by now, but Dangerous Girls had me on the edge of my seat and if I wasn’t strong willed then I would’ve sat down and read this from start to finish without thinking about my other responsibilities. It’s that good – it can make you forget about everything else, because all you’ll want to do if find out what happens next. If you loved Gone Girl then you’ll love this!

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Review: The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward

511BFSCXkAL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward
Genre: Contemporary(?), Fantasy(?), Romance
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 363
Format: Paperback
Rating: ★★
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

Upon going to university, I’ve found that it’s incredibly difficult to find time to read. I mean, I have time to read, but when the rest of my flatmates are embroiled in discussion about gender identity, it’s kind of hard to stay in my room catching up on the October new releases. After 3 weeks, so mostly spending time with these guys, I think I can justify pulling out of a Marvel marathon to catch up on some much needed reading and reviewing – I have missed it after all. Unfortunately, I’m rather disappointed that The Potion Diaries was the first book I decided to dedicate my precious free time to.

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Review: We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

we all looked upWe All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach
Genre: Contemporary, Apocalypse
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 384
Format: ARC E-Book
Rating: ★★★
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

When I first read the blurb, it sounded like a mixture of ‘The Breakfast Club’ and ‘Earth to Echo’, two of my very favourite movies. I started reading it right away, and was surprised with the end result! It met my expectations, but took a slightly different turn with its content.

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