Mini reviews #14

The One (The Selection, #3)
The One by Kiera Cass
Publisher/Year: June 5th 2014 HarperCollins
Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley
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Rating: 3/5

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.

I have finally gotten round to finishing this trilogy (which is what I consider it to be because I will not be reading on). As much as I have many complaints about this series, and I understand why people dislike t so much, they're not the worst. There is a time and place for this level of drama in a book, and it is enjoyable and comforting to be able to breeze through books like these. Although, I have to say that the covers are still my favourite part about these books.

Eliza RoseEliza Rose by Lucy Worsley
Publisher/Year: April 7th 2016 Bloomsbury Children's
Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley
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Rating: 4/5

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When I heard that an actual historian would be writing this, I was a bit sceptical as I wasn't sure if she would be able to translate the facts into a YA novel, but I have to say I'm impressed. I love historical fiction, and this was no exception - this was so entertaining and drama-filled. I also felt like I learnt a lot! Although we all know about Henry VIII and Katharine Howard, this secret side to the story was told well and I'm interested to see if she writes more.

The List
The List by Siobhan Vivian
Publisher/Year: April 7th 2016 MIRA Ink
Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley
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Rating: 3 stars out of 5

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This book has always felt like one of those classic YA books released years ago, so I was surprised to find out it was only published in 2012. However, to me the writing style felt dated and although the concept of the novel is basically timeless, I genuinely thought it was written in the early 2000's. I found it quite hard to keep track of who was "pretty" and who was "ugly", because they were all basically the same person. This book was fine, but not really good or great.

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