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The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Problem with ForeverThe Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

To my surprise, I loved this book, despite the fact that it is written from a teenage point of view. Although it was full of the usual, understandably petty, teenage drama you would expect from a YA book, this also had some grit to it.

I enjoyed seeing how Mallory the main character coped with her post-traumatic stress. I resonated with her experiences of being a teenager and facing incredibly difficult and painful seasons.

Good job Jennifer Armentrout, this book is a cracker!

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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, EverythingEverything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I purchased this book before the film came out because who doesn’t hate watching a film based on a brilliant book before you have the chance to read it?

I’m not usually a fan of Young Adult Fiction, and I have to admit to finding this book a little twee. I didn’t particularly enjoy the drawings and illustrations, but then again at 27 I am not the target audience.

The story had a very interesting concept, and I enjoyed learning about life from the main character’s point of view. The twist was predictable but reasonably satisfying.

I believe this is a good YA book, and if you enjoy the genre, then you will enjoy this book.

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Fractured by Dani Atkins

FracturedFractured by Dani Atkins

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the first book I ever read by Dani Atkins. Many years ago when I bought my first Kindle I rented this book through Kindle Unlimited.

It is the book that sparked my love for Dani Atkins. It is a gripping tale full of twists and turns, this will not disappoint. Following the main character through two alternative versions of her life, one seems perfect, and the other a nightmare.

By the time you reach the end you will be captivated by Dani’s writing style and her wonderful characters. Read this book!

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My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood

My Sister's BonesMy Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is an incredible book. It has so many twists and turns that you will get travel sick. The writing style is mature yet incredibly easy to read. It captivated me from the very first page.

I won’t give away any plot details from this book because I wouldn’t want to spoil it, however, I do urge you to read it.

To my shock, I read the first part of the book and found it set in my town, Herne Bay, in Kent. Initially, I laughed at the way the sleepy seaside town was portrayed to be sinister as my experiences are of a rather boring and pretty town. I did eventually start to see the place through the lens of the author and appreciate the danger she was showing. That is the sign of a great author!

Read this book, you won’t regret it.

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The Marriage Mender by Linda Green

The Marriage Mender: The #1 Bestselling AuthorThe Marriage Mender: The #1 Bestselling Author by Linda Green

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I thoroughly enjoyed this story from Linda Green. The book follows a relationship counselor through the journey of having to attend marriage counselling herself. There are plenty of satisfying flashbacks, twists and intrigue that will grip you.

I was riveted by this novel, every page had a new, juicy morsel of information, and it was a joy to read. Even better, I had no clue about where it was headed. One of my biggest turn-offs when it comes to books is predictability. There was no trace of it in this novel.

If you are looking for a gripping read that falls somewhere between chick lit and a thriller, this book is for you.

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Dead to Me by Lesley Pearse

Dead to MeDead to Me by Lesley Pearse

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book is set in WW2 and follows two female characters from very different classes. They develop a friendship as young children and the book on from there to finish in their twenties.

Although I found some interesting details about the “Cable Girls” I struggled to enjoy this book. Other Lesley Pearse books have captivated me from the start, and I’ve barely slept while trying to finish them. With this book, I was… bored. I don’t know why because if I think about it, it is a great concept with twists and turns and drama.

It just felt too familiar to me. I wonder if I’ve read too many Lesley Pearse books? As her books tend to follow a particular pattern, perhaps I’ve learnt to guess what’s coming next. To someone else, who hasn’t read all of her other books, I would say give this one a try. But for me, somehow it just didn’t click.

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Book Review – Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Behind Her EyesBehind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book blew my mind. I won’t include any spoilers here because I wouldn’t want to rob anything from future readers, which you should be. Thriller lovers – read this book! You won’t be disappointed.

From start to finish this novel gripped me. I found the exact right ratio of mystery to truth. It’s as if Sarah Pinborough was drip feeding enough revelations to keep you addicted, but never enough to fully satisfy until you reach the end of the book.

If you see the twist at the end of this book coming, you must be psychic.

What are you doing reading this review? Get out and read this book!

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