Review: Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

13132816Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
Genre:
Contemporary, Romance
Published by: HarperTeen
Pages: 352
Format: ARC E-Book
Rating: ★★★★★
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

Emmy & Oliver completely blew me away. It was a really beautiful and heart breaking (at times!) character driven story that explores the pain of separation and being left behind. What I loved about this book, was that it didn’t focus so much on the before, but the after. Oliver has been gone for 10 years, leaving his family and best friend Emmy to deal with the media storm that followed. It was so well written and I savoured every word.

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Review: Material Girls by Elaine Dimopoulos

22749847Material Girls by Elaine Dimopoulos
Genre: Dystopian? Social Critique? I have no idea.
Published by: HMH Books for YA Readers
Pages: 336
Format: ARC e-Book
Rating: ★★
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

Maddie requested this book from NetGalley, but because she had a bunch of other things to read, I said that I would read Material Girls instead, therefore I had absolutely no idea what it was going to be and what it was about. I’ve now looked at the blurb which claims Material Girls was a mix of Project Runway and Divergent. I saw neither of those things. Overall, I’m not entirely sure whether this book was the most ridiculous take on dystopian that I’ve ever read, or a really interesting satire on materialism with some epigrams thrown in for good measure!

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