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I'll Give You the Sun
4.13
did not like it
Given the rave of this YA book—though I'm inclined to say it feels younger—jumping on the bandwagon was an instant. Coming to the moment of actually r ...more
Oct 29, 2016
Apr 08, 2016
 
The Poison Artist
3.56
really liked it
Firstly—

Look at that cover. That’s a damn good cover.

Onwards we go. The Poison Artist follows Caleb, a toxicologist who suffers a breakup with his gir
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Nov 30, 2015
Nov 19, 2015
 
Days of Awe
3.44
did not like it
A confident writing style—frequent use of colourful descriptions, enough to set the scene, though unusual at times—yet no word choice could save a boo ...more
Jul 02, 2015
Jun 27, 2015
 
The Language of Dying
3.86
did not like it
(Part of Mini-reviews.)

A reoccurring pattern, this is. This started off a lot more promising, but it had odd metaphors that didn’t sound right, senten
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Jan 06, 2016
Jan 06, 2016
 
The Girls
3.48
did not like it
I was saying in a borrowed house. The dark maritime cypress packed tight outside the window, the twitch of salt air. I ate in the blunt way I had as
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not set
Jun 03, 2016
 
Jurassic Park (Jurassic Park, #1)
4.01
really liked it
A park for dinosaurs? Hell yeah.

Wait—

Something tells me, something important, that it would never work. Huh. Guess I could only stick to book. Jurassi
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Jul 22, 2015
Jul 02, 2015
 
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)
4.26
did not like it
“Pity those who don't feel anything at all.”

Feyre is imprisoned in an enchanted court in her enemy's kingdom. His face is always masked, but his pierc
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not set
May 09, 2016
 
The Martian
4.40
really liked it
Astronaut Mark Watney is stranded – and completely alone on, you probably guessed it, Mars – after a dust storm that nearly killed him and his crew. A ...more
Jul 30, 2015
Jul 18, 2015
 
Distress Signals
3.86
liked it
The day Adam Dunne’s girlfriend, Sarah, fails to return from a business trip in Barcelona, his life begins to fall apart. He must find out the truth, ...more
not set
Mar 04, 2016
 
Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls
3.46
did not like it
A sensitive topic, but a story that, upon reading the summary, held intrigue and promise, of a girl named June, mourning the loss of her best friend D ...more
Jun 20, 2015
Jun 04, 2015
 
The Nightingale
4.57
really liked it
I have read few historical books, and although it is not a genre I am keen to delve into, considering the positive reviews surrounding The Nightingal ...more
Mar 10, 2016
Feb 25, 2016
 
H is for Hawk
3.73
really liked it
H Is For Hawk.

Hawk. As in the bird. Obviously.

Admittedly, after skimming the summary, what this book would be about hadn’t occurred to me and that it
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Aug 18, 2015
Aug 12, 2015
 
The Truth
3.62
it was ok
Thriller, check.

An unknown author, check.

Interesting summary that drew me in, check.

The Truth was another title I received from Netgalley (that webs
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Jan 02, 2016
Jan 02, 2016
 
Annie on My Mind
3.98
really liked it
“The thing about mountains is that you have to keep on climbing them, and that it's always hard, but there's a view from top every time when you fina
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Apr 21, 2017
Apr 12, 2015
 
Mireille
3.98
it was ok
Fleeing from her abusive, Nazi stepfather, Mireille falls for a childhood friend, Stefan, but caught in war, she finds herself pregnant and alone in P ...more
May 17, 2015
May 13, 2015
 
The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)
4.26
liked it
Ronan Lynch has secrets. Some he keeps from others. Some he keeps from himself. One secret: Ronan can bring things out of his dreams. And sometimes he ...more
Jul 11, 2016
Jun 09, 2016
 
American Psycho
3.82
did not like it
Ideas that surround thrill and horror have become a keen read in the past few months, so picking up American Psycho — known for its film adaption — wa ...more
Nov 11, 2015
Jun 11, 2015
 
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)
4.07
did not like it
Uh.

Yeah – no.

It was a clichéd YA book, with the subplot of a heterosexual romance – which is fine, if you enjoy those kinds of things, but I want dive
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Nov 23, 2015
Mar 18, 2014
 
Elizabeth Is Missing
3.71
really liked it
Described as a mysterious, heartbreaking story of Maud, an elderly woman descending into dementia, embarks on a desperate journey to find out where he ...more
May 21, 2015
Mar 25, 2015
 
The Girl With No Past
3.59
did not like it
The Girl With No Past by Kathryn Croft was, you guessed it, another DNF. Admittedly, I purchased this because of the Kindle price, without considering ...more
not set
Apr 01, 2016
 
The Passenger
3.70
it was ok
2.5 stars. Possibly 3.

"You ruined my life," I said.

"You ruined mine," he said.

"I'm not staying," I said.

"Good. I don't ever want to see you again."

He
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not set
Jun 13, 2016
 
Out of Bounds (Boundaries, #1)
3.71
did not like it
DNF @ 25%.

Stale, boring, clichè.

Typical college campus setting, twink and tough guy characters—who had no real personalities besides the stereotypes—a
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not set
May 30, 2016
 
The Secret History
4.09
liked it
Shit goes down.

Quite a lot—expectedly, most of the time, once I’d accidentally spoiled myself of several plot ‘twists’ when reading reviews, (not so t
...more
Aug 29, 2015
Jul 30, 2015
 
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1)
3.91
liked it
YA hasn't been a frequent read – mostly reading adult science-fiction, fantasy, or horror – but the fascination of this title was too great for me to ...more
Mar 17, 2017
Mar 11, 2017
 
The Bees
3.69
really liked it
FYI, The Bees is not metaphorical or symbolic—something I had assumed—but, eh, apparently not. Flora 717 is a bee, born into the lowest class of the h ...more
Oct 25, 2015
Sep 16, 2015
 
The Sister
3.78
liked it
2.5.

I want to bury Dan. I want to bury Anna. I want to crawl into a hole myself and never, ever, come out again.


Grace hasn't been the same since the
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Jun 09, 2016
May 27, 2016
 
Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, #1)
4.05
really liked it
First book of the Jack Reacher series. As a fan of the film adaption — phwoar, Tom Cruise — and owner of three of the books, I thought it was about ti ...more
Jan 19, 2016
Jan 12, 2016
 
Child 44 (Leo Demidov, #1)
4.09
liked it
(Sort of on-hold.)

Child 44 follows Leo Demidov — played by the extraordinary Tom Hardy in the film adaption, another reason this book found its way on
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Oct 20, 2015
Aug 29, 2015
 
The Shining (The Shining, #1)
4.21
really liked it
The place Tony had warned him against. It was here. It was here. Whatever Redrum was, it was here.


In reference to Stephen King saying how he did not
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Sep 27, 2016
Sep 15, 2014
 
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
4.45
liked it
The most viewed TV adaption on the HBO network, and popular book series — five currently on shelves and two sequels in the works — A Game of Thrones i ...more
May 13, 2015
Mar 11, 2015
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