Book Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Genre: Contemporary / Young Adult

Page Count: 310 pages

Publication Date: September 2015


Goodreads Summary:

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster. Continue reading

Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Genre: Young adult / Fantasy

Page Count: 404 pages

Publication Date: August 2012


Goodreads summary:

In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught.

Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land.

Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted? Continue reading

Book review: These Broken Stars – by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Genre: Science Fiction / Fantasy

Page Count: 374 pages

Publication Date: December 2013


Goodreads summary:

Luxury spaceliner Icarus suddenly plummets from hyperspace into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive – alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a cynical war hero. Both journey across the eerie deserted terrain for help. Everything changes when they uncover the truth. Continue reading

Book Review: The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

Genre: Young Adult / Realistic Fiction

Page Count: 438 pages

Publication Date: February 2017


Goodreads summary:

Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Continue reading

My Mystery Date with…

Want to see my Q&A over on Lisa’s blog?
Part 2 of our collab is here!

Rambling Lisa's Book Reviews

the amazing Fernanda over at Mystery Date Witha Book!!! I have had the pleasure of meeting Fernanda a few times and she is so lovely! I had actually anticipated ‘bumping into her’ a while back and asking her to do a collab but unfortunately, my real life stalking skills didn’t meld well with my life! I was gonna do the whole ‘Oh, fancy meeting you here…’ ya know how it goes 😀

ANYWAYS….. fast forwarda bit and sheposts about wanting to get together and work with other bloggers, BAHAHAHA the fates are aligned! We decided to do an interview style post on each other’s blogs. I had such fun answering Fernanda’s questions, I had to actually think for the first time in quite a while! I loved reading her answers to my questions too. She is such an awesome girl and makes some of the most amazing bookish stuff…

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