Review: You Were Here by Cori McCarthy.

you-were-hereFollowing my previous blog post, I have a little catching up to do in terms of book reviews. Please forgive me because a few of my upcoming reviews may be a little brief compared to the usual ones I post because they have not all been written immediately after finishing the book like I’ve done in the past.

Today’s book review is on You Were Here* by Cori McCarthy. Due to it being nearly two months ago that I actually read this book, I’ve decided that it would be more beneficial for you if I pasted the overview of this book from Goodreads, rather than writing my own:

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Review: The Singalong Society for Singletons by Katey Lovell.

the-singalong-society-for-singletonsSince July my love of musicals has been growing and growing and growing, so to see a book incorporating loads of incredible musicals made me extremely happy and I knew instantly that this was a book I would have to pick up.

The Singalong Society for Singletons* begins with Monique and Issy, two single friends. Following problems in Hope’s (Monique’s sister) relationship, she temporarily moves in with the girls and it isn’t long before the Singalong Society for Singletons is officially formed.

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Review: The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti.

the-hundred-lies-of-lizzie-lovettI really have no idea how to begin this book review, I barely know how to begin my overview of the actual book, so please excuse me for my bluntness, but I’m diving right in.

When popular girl at school Lizzie Lovett disappears, Hawthorn, our protagonist a few years younger than Lizzie, becomes obsessed with the disappearance and even Lizzie herself. Throughout the book Hawthorn comes up with different theories to explain Lizzie’s disappearance before she becomes transfixed on one idea, a very unlikely idea, but the more she tries to justify it, the more it makes sense to her. But what really happened to Lizzie? Did she runaway? Was she killed? Kidnapped…?

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Review: Flawed by Cecelia Ahern.

“If you make a mistake, you learn from it. If you never make a mistake, you’re never the wiser.” – Cecelia Ahern.

flawedDespite the fact that Ahern is a fairly well know author in the young adult world, Flawed* is the first book of hers that I have ever actually read.

Flawed is the story of Celestine, a perfect girl. Perfect behaviour, perfect grades, perfect boyfriend. Celestine lives in a society that is so focused and obsessed with being perfect that those who are imperfect are quite literally branded Flawed and ostracised from society. Following this society’s rules of perfection has never been a problem for Celestine until someone she knows is branded and she is faced with a difficult situation where her morals force her to do something that society deems wrong.

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Review: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan.

the hidden oracle“That’s the nice thing about being human. We only have one life, but we can choose what kind of story it’s going to be.” ― Rick Riordan.

I received a digital copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

A couple of months ago the first book in a new series by Rick Riordan was published. Like two of his previous series’ (Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus), this series is based around Greek mythology and includes characters from Riordan’s previous books.

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Review: How Many Letters Are in Goodbye? by Yvonne Cassidy.

How many letters are in goodbyeHow Many Letters Are In Goodbye? is the story of Rhea, a seventeen year old girl who has run away from home. Rhea has suffered a lot throughout her life; she lost her mum, her dad, her arm as well as relationships and friendships. The novel tackles a lot of sensitive topics such as suicide, sexuality, abuse and disabilities. However, Rhea’s life isn’t all bad. Whilst living on the streets Rhea forges new friendships and starts to discover more about who she is and learns about family secrets…

I received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley to read and review, giving my honest and unbiased opinion.

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Review: This Raging Light by Estelle Laure.

“Just because the crack doesn’t show doesn’t mean it’s not there.” – Estelle Laure.

This Raging LightThis Raging Light is the story of Lucille. Her dad is gone, her mum is gone and it’s just her and her younger sister left. It isn’t long before Lucille is struggling to pay the bills whilst trying to maintain the secret that her mum has left.

I have rather mixed views on this book. I really liked Lucille’s character and it’s hard not to love her sister Wren; she’s adorable. The book was easy to read and I felt like I got through it rather quickly once I had time to sit down and read it. However, I also didn’t find it the most gripping story either.

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Review: Beside Myself by Ann Morgan.

“What you put out there and what people take away are two totally separate things. People’s minds process things in diverse ways. Everyone lives in different worlds, which is sort of sad but also has potential if you can work out how to turn it to your advantage.” – Ann Morgan.

beside myselfI received a digital copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

Beside Myself is the story of Helen who has a twin sister, Ellie. One day, they decide to swap identities in order to play a trick, but then Ellie refuses to swap back and return to their normal selves.

Helen is now stuck as Ellie, she loses her clothes, her friends and even the favour of their mother and she can’t make things right because no one believes her.

Skip twenty-five years and Helen is still identified as Ellie, but when she receives a phone call for the first time in years, will she be able to finally make her family see the truth?

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Review: Drew (Changers #1) by T. Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper

“Changer: A member of an ancient race of humans imbued with the gift of changing into a different person four times between the ages of approximately fourteen and eighteen.” – T. Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper.

changers drewFirst of all, I would just like to point out that the definition above is by no means a full definition of what a Changer is. I thought to provide it though in order to aid this review.

Second important note: this is an ARC I received through NetGalley which has recently been published with this lovely new cover and which is now available (I’ve even seen it for myself in my local Waterstones just last week).

Now, onto the review…

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Review: Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller.

our endless numbered days“It’s the worst kind of person who goes back on a promise, even one they made to themselves.” – Claire Fuller.

I received a digital copy of this book through NetGalley to read and review giving my honest opinions.

Peggy is eight years old when her father takes her away from her home in London to go and live in a cabin in a forest, far from civilisation. Here, Peggy spends the next nine years surviving the best she can with her father’s guidance, believing that that her and her father are the only two people left in existence. After nine years she finally returns home and we learn about the events that took place in the forest…

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