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Top Ten Books To Read If You Like John Green

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Hi everyone! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is Top Ten Books To Read If You Like John Green.


1. Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
This book is just so cute, and it has a sweet romance in it, like John Green's books.
2. Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
This book is all about friendship, and lots of John's are too.
3. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl is such a popular book, just like all of John's.
4. If I Stay/Where She Went by Gayle Forman
This duology has such a great romance much like some of John's characters.
5. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
Family is a big part in this book, and especially in The Fault in our Stars too.
6. It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
I think if you like John Green's books, but want something that deals more with mental issues, you should check this book out.
7. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen …

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella: Book review

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Publisher/Year: June 9th 2015 Delacorte Books for Young Readers Genre: YA Contemporary Series: No Pages: 288 Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley (Thanks NetGalley/Delacorte Books!) Rating: 4 stars out of 5



I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.
*This review may contain spoilers!*
Synopsis
An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey’s daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she’s never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.
My review
This book received a lot of attention around the time of its release, so I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I was a bit wary of this book going …

Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR

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Hi everyone! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR.


1. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
The premise of this book really intrigued me so I requested a copy of it, and since then I've heard tons of great reviews for it, so I pushed it to the top of my TBR pile.
2. Isabelle Day Refuses to Die of a Broken Heart by Jane St. Anthony
This has such a cute cover and to be honest that's all I need to want to read it.
3. Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
I'm so ashamed that I haven't read this series yet, but I will be soon.
4. Dark Room by Tom Becker
I don't know too much about this book, but I think it has a photography element that I'm excited for.
5. Timebomb by Scott K. Andrews
I hadn't heard anything about this book before I saw it on bookbridgr, but it just sounded really cool.
6. Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa
This was a highly anticipated book…

Mosquitoland by David Arnold: Book review

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Publisher/Year: March 3rd 2015 Viking Books for Young Readers Genre: YA Contemporary Series: No Pages: 352 Source/Format: Hardback | Bought Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
*This review may contain spoilers!*
Synopsis
After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the "wastelands" of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland.
So she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travellers along the way. But when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.
My review
This book really intrigued me from the first time I heard about it, but I didn't think it would be very likely that I would find it in…

Top Ten Roadtrip Books I Want To Read

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Hi everyone! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is a freebie, and I chose to talk about Top Ten Roadtrip Books I Want To Read.


1. Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
I loved Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson, and I've been wanting to read her other books too.
2. Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham
I don't know too much about this book, but I'm guessing it is a classic roadtrip book.
3. Just One Day by Gayle Forman
I really enjoyed the If I Stay duology by Gayle, and this sounds just as good.
4. Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
I've heard great things about all of Emery's books, and this one especially interests me.
5. The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder
The cover alone for this book makes me want to read it.
6. Being Henry David by Cal Armistead
Again, the cover (specifically the typography) makes me want to read this book.
7. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
I've enjoyed…

Severed Heads, Broken Hearts by Robyn Schneider: Book review

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Book title/Author: Severed Heads, Broken Hearts by Robyn Schneider Publisher/Year: September 1st 2013 Simon & Schuster Children's Genre: YA Contemporary Series: No Pages: 288 Source/Format: Paperback | Bought Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
*This review may contain spoilers!*
Synopsis
Golden boy Ezra Faulkner believes everyone has a tragedy waiting for them—a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen. His particular tragedy waited until he was primed to lose it all: In one spectacular night, a reckless driver shatters Ezra's knee, his career as a jock, and his social life.

No longer a front-runner for homecoming king, Ezra finds himself at the table of misfits, where he encounters new girl Cassidy Thorpe. Cassidy is unlike anyone Ezra's ever met— achingly effortless, fiercely intelligent, and determined to bring Ezra along on her endless adventures.

Together, Ezra and Cassidy discover flash mobs, buried treasure, secret movie screenings, and a poodle that…

Top Ten Finished Series I Have Yet To Finish

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Hi everyone! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is Top Ten Finished Series  Have Yet To Finish.


1. The Mortal Instruments
I honestly don't know why I haven't finished this series yet; I love what I've read so far and  own all of them.
2. Divergent
The size of Allegiant kind of intimidates me and is probably why I'm putting off finishing this series.
3. The Infernal Devices
This is one of my favourite series, and I hope to get round to finishing it once I own my own copies.
4. Wolves of Mercy Falls
At one point I had finished this series, but with Sinner coming out I now need to read that too.
5. Fairytale Retellings
I need to get round to buying the rest of this series.
6. Hush, Hush
A couple of my friends have read all of this series and enjoyed it, which makes me want to finish it even more.
7. The Selection
This isn't my favourite series, and I am planning to stop reading it after the 3rd one, which means only …

Mini Reviews #1

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This post is going to be a bunch of mini reviews for you all, because I haven't got round to reviewing them yet. Hope you enjoy!


Bomb by Sarah Mussi Publisher/Year: May 7th 2015 Hodder Children's Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley
(Thanks NetGalley/Hodder Children's!) Rating: 3 stars out of 5 I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.
This is the first of Sarah's books that I have read, or ever heard of, and unfortunately it will probably be the last. There was nothing particularly wrong with this book, but for what it was I expected to be completely immersed in the story, and sadly I wasn't. It was a decent thriller, but for me I really wanted to be gripped in the story, and that just didn't happen. I did feel sorry for Genesis, obviously considering the situation she is put in, but there was just nothing special about her or anything else in this book.
Powerless by Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs Publish…

Top Ten Characters I Just Didn't Click With

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Hi everyone! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is Top Ten Characters I Just Didn't Click With.


1. Helen Hamilton from Starcrossed
I just couldn't find anything in common with Helen and nothing good about her stood out to me.
2. Sephy Hadley from Noughts & Crosses
I had to read this for school and all the way through the book I couldn't help but think how much of a brat Sephy was.
3. America Singer from The Selection
America is a popularly hated main character and I have to say I am part of that group.
4. Toby Tucker from The DUFF
I just couldn't see what Bianca saw in him hen I read this.
5. Mia Rinaldi from Vampire Academy
Mia really got on my nerves in this book, with her childish schemes and behaviour.
6. Char from This Song Will Save Your Life
Even though he isn't a big part of this book, what he did still annoyed me.
7. Biggie from Biggie
I think this might be the character that I dislike the most from a…