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The Trouble with Destiny by Lauren Morrill: Book review

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Publisher/Year: December 8th 2015 Delacorte Press Genre: YA Contemporary Series: No Pages: 272 Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley (Thanks NetGalley/Delacorte Press!) Rating: 4.5 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
With her trusty baton and six insanely organized clipboards, drum major Liza Sanders is about to take Destiny by storm—the boat, that is. When Liza discovered that her beloved band was losing funding, she found Destiny, a luxury cruise ship complete with pools, midnight chocolate buffets, and a $25,000 spring break talent show prize. 
Liza can’t imagine senior year without the band, and nothing will distract her from achieving victory. She’s therefore not interested when her old camp crush, Lenny, shows up on board, looking shockingly hipster-hot. And she’s especially not interested in Russ, the probably-as-dumb-as-he-is-cute prankster jock whose ex, Demi, …

Top Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven't Talked About Enough

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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 I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven't Talked About Enough.


1. The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy by Tim Burton
I absolutely adore this little book of short stories.
2. The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Some people had issues with this book, but I thought this was unlike anything else and truly beautiful.
3. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
I normally don't like sci-fi books that much, but this book is so much more than that.
4. One Day by David Nicholls
This book is just so sweet.
5. Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah
This is such a remarkable and heartbreaking story.
6. India Dark by Kirsty Murray
I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH.
7. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
This is such a guilty pleasure book of mine.
8. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
This was such a beautiful book.
9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
For a …

Mini Reviews #6

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These are quickly becoming my favourite type of post!


The Secret Fire by C.J. Daughtery and Carina Rozenfeld Publisher/Year: September 3rd 2015 Atom Series: The Alchemist Chronicles #1 Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley (Thanks NetGalley/Atom!) Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.
I went into this book completely blind, but with quite high expectations as a couple of youtubers I watch said they enjoyed this book. However, this wasn't exactly what happened. This book was so predictable and the main character actually really annoyed me. She was just TOO perfect, and it wasn't relatable at all. A decent YA paranormal book, but nothing new.


Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff
Publisher/Year: September 5th 2013 Puffin Books
Source/Format: Hardback | Bought
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

I got this book for really cheap on The Book People quite a while ago, without knowing what it was about at all. To be honest,…

Top Ten Books On My Spring 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 Spring TBR.


1. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
This is obviously going to be a re-read, as I STILL haven't gotten round to finishing this series! 2. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
I KNOW! I'm finally going to attempt to read this book, though I don't know how well it's going to go.
3. The History Boys by Alan Bennett
The History Boys is one of my all-time favourite films, so of course I want to read the play.
4. Bunheads by Sophie Flack
I love anything to do with dance: watching films and TV, reading books about it, so I am really excited for this.
5. Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
I had so much fun reading the first 3 books in this series, and I just want to read more.
6. Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate
This just sounds SO good.
7. The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich
I'm not the biggest fan of Horror, b…

Stacking The Shelves [13]

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Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you're adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual, buying or borrowing. This meme is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and I'm excited to continue partaking in it!

Bought:

The 5th Wave & The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
For review:

The Reaction by Helena Coggan

School of Deaths by Christopher Mannino

Parent Quest by Gabriel Ammah

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
What did you guys buy this week?
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Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales: Book review

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Publisher/Year: September 24th 2015 Macmillan Children's Genre: YA Contemporary Series: No Pages: 353 Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley (Thanks NetGalley/Macmillan!) 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
Seventeen-year-old Arden Huntley is recklessly loyal. Taking care of her loved ones is what gives Arden purpose: it makes her feel like she matters. But she's tired of being loyal to people who don't appreciate her - including her needy best friend and her absent mum.
Arden stumbles upon a blog called 'Tonight the Streets Are Ours', the musings of a young New York City writer named Peter, and it feels like she's finally found a kindred spirit. When Peter is dumped by the girlfriend he blogs about, Arden decides to take a road trip to see him.
During one crazy night in NYC filled with parties, dancing and music - the type of night when …

Top Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don't Get

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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 Everyone Loves But I Just Don't Get.


1. Vasilisa from Vampire Academy
I feel like everyone loved her because of how nice she is to literally everyone, but to me that just felt fake and it got annoying sometimes.
2. Gale from The Hunger Games
I just didn't get what was special about Gale, or really Peeta to be honest.
3. Cassia from Matched
It's been a while since I read this book, but I just remember really not liking her.
4. America from Beautiful Disaster
Although most of the time she was a good friend to Abby, I liked her the least out of the main characters.
5. America from The Selection
It seems like I have a thing against Americas! But honestly, this one is a love-hate thing for most people, and I fall on the hate side.
6. Aria from Pretty Little Liars
Of the 4 main liars (I don't count Alison) I dislike Aria the most, even though some peopl…

Series review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1-3 by Rick Riordan

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At the end of last year, I read the first 3 books in the Percy Jackson series, and enjoyed them so much! I've decided to bundle them into one big post of mini reviews for each of them. Hope you enjoy.


Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan Publisher/Year: 2013 Puffin Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1 Source/Format: Paperback | Bought Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Synopsis
Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a greek god.
I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. Now I spend my time battling monsters and generally trying to stay alive.
This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I've stolen his lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea.
My review
I was quite intimidated about this book series before going in to it, due to the popularity of it and to be honest the fact that it's been around for over 10 years now.
I…

Top Ten Books To Read If You Are In The Mood For Supernatural

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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 Are In The Mood For Supernatural.


1. Finding Sky by Joss Stirling
I love this series SO MUCH! I honestly don't understand how it isn't more popular.
2. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
This is such a cult classic that if you haven't read this series already, you have to.
3. Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
This has been one of my favourite books for years now.
4. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
I always love whatever Maggie writes, but this one is special because it is her first book I read.
5. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
I love these books so so much that I am actually planning a re-read so I can finish the series off.
6. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
This book is kind of a guilty pleasure of mine and I do want to read it again soon.
7. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
I really didn't expect to like this duology as much as I did, bu…