Review: Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick.

scrappy little nobodyI wouldn’t say I’m a big Anna Kendrick fan, but I’ve always found her funny in interviews and have enjoyed her movies, so since this book was half price in Waterstones a couple of months ago, I decided to pick it up.

As someone who generally doesn’t read many non-fiction books, Kendrick’s autobiography was a nice way to switch things up slightly. I’ve never read a book written by an actress before either, so I thought it would be interesting to read from that perspective too.

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Review: Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom.

not-if-i-see-you-firstNot If I See You First* is the story of Parker. Parker is blind, but she’s also very honest and feisty and smart and she’s even a runner. Parker has a strict set of rules that those around her must follow and while some of these come across as rude, some of them do also make sense.

When Scott, her ex, reappears in her life after the merging of their schools, Parker tries to ignore him, but she can’t ignore him forever. The truth eventually starts to unravel surrounding Scott and the circumstances that led to their break up and Parker even learns more about her dad who recently died. This book has a strong focus on friendship and family, whilst also letting a lovely bit of romance dance it’s way in.

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Review: Nina Is Not OK by Shappi Khorsandi.

nina-is-not-okI know it’s just over two months into the year, but at this point Nina Is Not OK* is currently my favourite out of the ten I have read so far in 2017 at the time of writing this review.

Shappi Khorsandi may be a familiar name to you because she is a comedian. When I requested this book from NetGalley, and even when I picked it up to read, I hadn’t actually realised that I knew who this woman was. Khorsandi is a comedian I have seen on TV and enjoyed, but I hadn’t actually known her name until now.

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Review: Wild Swans by Jessica Spotswood.

wild-swansWhen I recently wrote my post I’m Still Here…, I mentioned that I hadn’t really fallen in love with many books in the past couple of months. However, one book that I did really enjoy was Wild Swans* by Jessica Spotswood.

It’s the summer before Ivy’s senior year and she cannot wait for it to start. This year she has no summer classes and expects to be free, free to spend her time hanging out with her friends and taking things easy, having a proper summer break. That’s how it was supposed to go, but instead Ivy’s mother suddenly shows up with a couple of new additions to the family, threatening to ruin Ivy’s care-free summer.

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Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer.

scarletMy progress with The Lunar Chronicles is evidently slow, but I’m getting there. After really enjoying Cinder, I couldn’t wait to move onto book two, but upon starting Scarlet and the realisation that Cinder was no longer the only main character, I did lose a little interest. I was still eager to read the book, but having to get to know another character when the only story I was actually interested in was Cinder’s was a bit off putting.

I did eventually grow to like Scarlet’s character, I was just more intrigued on the parts of the book that focused on Cinder. However, I did really enjoy this sequel. Naturally, I preferred the first book, but I still found this book enjoyable and I liked how it was laid out with the switching perspectives and how at the end they came together when the two main characters met.

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