October Wrap-up

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1.Winter by Marissa Meyer

My Rating:5/5 stars

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One thing I  liked: All the  characters in the final book together.Love the Lunar Chronicles gang.

One Thing I disliked: It was a just a little bit long and kind of dragged out.

2.The Secret Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes.

My Rating:4/5 stars

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My Review

One Thing I liked:The originality and creepiness of it.

One thing I disliked: The lack of development in the love interest Jude

3. Strange Things Done by Elle Wild

My Rating:4/5 stars

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My Review

One Thing I liked:The setting in the Canadian north

One Thing I disliked:Lacked development  and was wrapped up a little too nicely.

4.The Fever by Megan Abbott

3/5 stars

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One Thing I liked:It was a quick read that had me enraptured for the most part.

One Thing I disliked:It lacked direction and just felt really pointless. Plus it was really weird

5.Making Faces by Amy Harmon

My rating:5/5 stars

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My Review

What I liked:the rawness and amazing plotline

What I disliked: The character Fern could have been more of a rounded character

6.Dial Em For Murder by Marni Bates

My Rating:4/5 stars

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What I liked: Had a very Gallagher Girl feel which was great.

What I disliked: The pacing was very off and it made me  not care about the mystery.

7.Fairest by Marissa Meyer

My Rating:4/5 stars

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What I liked:It gave us insight into Levanna’s backstory

What I disliked:It didn’t really add much to my experience reading the Lunar Chronicles.

8. The Husbands Secret by Liane Moriarty

My Rating:4/5 stars

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What I liked:The different perspectives and the messed up characters

What I disliked:I find I was waiting for something to happen, and it never did which let me down.it didn’t wow me like i expected it to.

9.Unbecoming by Jenny Downham

My Rating:4/5 stars

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My Review

What I liked: The story of three generations of women and their different lives.

What I disliked:There’s really nothing that I can think of off the bat.The only reason I gave it a 4 stars as opposed to five was because I didn’t LOVE it.

10.Columbine by Dave Cullen

My rating:5/5 stars

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My Review

What I liked:The thoroughness of it, and how into depth it went. Dave cullen really went from A to z

What I disliked: That such things happen? Nothing to do with the book but just horrible how some people are.

11.The Widow by Fiona Barton

My Rating:2.5/5 stars

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What I liked about it:it was a quick read and an easy one

What I disliked:It wasn’t as much a psychological thriller as a really creepy book about a pedophile?? idk it just really disturbed me.

So that’s my october wrap-up. What did you read this month?

 

 

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September Wrap-Up

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Since Im new to the whole WordPress blog thingy, I’m not exactly sure how I’m going to go about doing this. I’m going to try doing it a certain way and we’ll see if it works.I read a total of 11 books and reviewed 4 of these so let’s get into this.

1.The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

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My Rating:4/5 stars.

One Thing I  Liked About It: The romance between two women in the midst of the the early 20s

One Thing I Disliked About it: The lack of direction, and the open ending that kind of made me wonder what the whole point of the book was.

2.The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley

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My rating:5/5 stars

One Thing I Liked About it: The rawness  of the story, and how the narrator dealt with his grief

One Thing I Disliked About it: The  love interest was underdeveloped, and didn’t have much depth to him.

3.Lies You Wanted To Hear by James Whitfield Thomson

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My Rating:4/5 Stars

One Thing I liked About it: The topic of parents fighting over their children and how out of control it can get.

One Thing I disliked About It: The fact that most of the characters were extremely misguided

4. Paul Dans le Nord by Paul Rabagliati

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My Rating:4/5 Stars

One Thing I liked About it:The fact that it was set close to where I live and mentioned places I knew

One Thing I disliked About it: There was really no plot, and no drive to it. It was just about teenage angst.

5.More Happy Than Not By Adam Silvera

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My Review

My Rating:5/5 Stars

One Thing I liked About it:The way the story was constructed, and the carefully built plot twist that blew me away.

One Thing I disliked about it:I can’t really think of anything, but the sadness that this book caused me wasn’t very fun.

6.Hominids by Robert J Sawyer.

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My Rating:4/5 Stars

One Thing I Liked About it:The idea of two parallel worlds, one of humans and one of neanderthal

One Thing I Disliked About it:The initial confusion especially when reading about the neanderthals.

7. Smoke by Ellen Hopkins

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Rating:4/5 stars

What I Liked About It:The sense of closure that Patty finally got after so much suffering.

What I Disliked:The way the verse was worded in certain parts, sometimes I found it flowed quite awkwardly and just read like prose in poem format.

8.Half Bad by Sally Green.

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Review

Rating:4/5 Stars

What I Liked About It: The characters.

What I Disliked About it:The Plot and the direction in which the story is going.

9. The Orchid House by Lucinda Riley

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Review

My Rating:4/5 Stars

What I Liked About It:The plot and the backdrop of the Second World War.

What I Disliked About it:The Underdevelopment of one of the storylines

10.A Room Swept White by Sophie Hannah

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What i Liked About It:The discussion of women accused of cot-deaths.

What I Disliked About it: The resolution of the problem, and the revealing of the mystery. To me it didn’t make much sense.

11. Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

My Rating:5/5 stars

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Review

What I Liked About It:How enrapturing it was, and the big reveal at the end.

What I disliked about it: It was kind of hard to imagine anyone capable of doing what was done in the book

So there you have it, my September Wrap-up.

Let me know what you thought of my post, if you read any books  on this wrap-up, or what you read this month. Feel free to link your own wrap-up in the comments.