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Review: The Road Trip

Good morning, everyone! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy! ❤
This week I’m back with a review of my latest rom-com read, The Road Trip, by Beth O’Leary! I was really excited by the concept of this novel, but sadly, it wasn’t quite what I’d been hoping for.
Happy reading!


The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary
Genre: Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 414
Publication Date: April 2021
My Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Read July 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
Addie and her sister are about to embark on an epic road trip to a friend’s wedding in the north of Scotland. The playlist is all planned and the snacks are packed.
But, not long after setting off, a car slams into the back of theirs. The driver is none other than Addie’s ex, Dylan, who she’s avoided since their traumatic break-up two years earlier.
Dylan and his best mate are heading to the wedding too, and they’ve totaled their car, so Addie has no choice but to offer them a ride. The car is soon jam-packed full of luggage and secrets, and with three hundred miles ahead of them, Dylan and Addie can’t avoid confronting the very messy history of their relationship…
Will they make it to the wedding on time? And, more importantly… is this really the end of the road for Addie and Dylan?


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Have you read this book? What about Beth O’Leary’s other books? What were your thoughts on them?
What is your favourite rom-com book?
Let me know in the comments down below!!! 😉

Thanks so much for reading! Have a fantastic week, and I’ll see you again next time!

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Review: Repeat

Goooood morning!! I hope you’re all having a phenomenal day so far! ❤
Today I’m brining you a review of my latest NA read, Repeat by Kylie Scott. This novel plopped its way into my email inbox via the Romance Read Club of the Month. I liked the premise and first chunk of the book, but I didn’t end up loving the second half of the story.
Happy reading!! 


Repeat by Kylie Scott
Genre: New Adult – Contemporary, Romance, Mystery
Pages: 304
Publication Date: April 2019
My Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Read July 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
From New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott comes an irresistible new romance.
When a vicious attack leaves 25-year-old Clementine Johns with no memory, she’s forced to start over. Now she has to figure out who she was and why she made the choices she did – which includes leaving the supposed love of her life, tattoo artist Ed Larsen, only a month before.
Ed can hardly believe it when his ex shows up at his tattoo parlor with no memory of their past, asking about the breakup that nearly destroyed him. The last thing he needs is more heartache, but he can’t seem to let her go again. Should they walk away for good, or does their love deserve a repeat performance?


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Have you read Repeat? What about any of Kylie Scott’s other books?
What is your favourite NA romance?
Let’s chat about it in the comments down below!! 

Thanks so much for reading. I hope you have a beautiful day, and I’ll see you again soon! 😉

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Review: We’ll Always Have Summer (Summer #3)

Hello, hello!! I hope you’re all enjoying your day so far. ❤
Today I’m bringing you a review of the final installment of the Summer trilogy, We’ll Always Have Summer. This trilogy certainly pales in comparison to Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series, which I love, but this one was quick and kinda fun. Although I did have a number of issues with this series, it made for the PERFECT binge read, and it was entertaining, even when it frustrated the heck out of me.
I hope you enjoy!


We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Series: Summer #3
Pages: 291
Publication Date: April 2011
My Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Read May 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
It’s been two years since Conrad told Belly to go with Jeremiah. She and Jeremiah have been inseparable ever since, even attending the same college—only, their relationship hasn’t exactly been the happily ever after Belly had hoped it would be. And when Jeremiah makes the worst mistake a boy can make, Belly is forced to question what she thought was true love. Does she really have a future with Jeremiah? Has she ever gotten over Conrad? It’s time for Belly to decide, once and for all, who has her heart forever.


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Have you read this series? What were your thoughts on the ending?
What’s your favourite contemporary series?
I’d love to chat about it in the comments down below!

Thanks for hanging with me today! I hope you have a truly wonderful day!!
See you again next time! 😉

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Review: It’s Not Summer Without You (Summer #2)

Good morning!! I hope you’re all having a magnificent day so far!
Today I’m returning with a review of the second installment of Jenny Han’s Summer series, It’s Not Summer Without You. 
Happy reading! ❤


It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Series: Summer #2
Pages: 275
Publication Date: April 2010
My Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Read May 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
Belly finds out what comes after falling in love in this follow-up to The Summer I Turned Pretty from the New York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (soon to be a major motion picture!), Jenny Han.
Can summer be truly summer without Cousins Beach?
It used to be that Belly counted the days until summer, until she was back at Cousins Beach with Conrad and Jeremiah. But not this year. Not after Susannah got sick again and Conrad stopped caring. Everything that was right and good has fallen apart, leaving Belly wishing summer would never come.
But when Jeremiah calls saying Conrad has disappeared, Belly knows what she must do to make things right again. And it can only happen back at the beach house, the three of them together, the way things used to be. If this summer really and truly is the last summer, it should end the way it started—at Cousins Beach.


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Have you read this series? Are you Team Conrad or Team Jeremiah?
Let me know in the comments down below!!

As always, thank you so much for joining me today.
I hope you have a wonderful evening!

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Review: Sheets

Hello, hello! I hope you’re all having a wonderful day!
This morning I’m here with a review of a quick graphic novel that I recently read, Sheets! I heard a lot of positive things about this book, and while I did enjoy it, it did not quite live up to my expectations.
Happy reading! 😉


Sheets by Brenna Thummler
Genre: Middle Grade – Graphic Novel, Paranormal
Series: Sheets #1
Pages: 239
Publication Date: August 2018
My Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Read March 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
Marjorie Glatt feels like a ghost. A practical thirteen year old in charge of the family laundry business, her daily routine features unforgiving customers, unbearable P.E. classes, and the fastidious Mr. Saubertuck who is committed to destroying everything she’s worked for.
Wendell is a ghost. A boy who lost his life much too young, his daily routine features ineffective death therapy, a sheet-dependent identity, and a dangerous need to seek purpose in the forbidden human world.
When their worlds collide, Marjorie is confronted by unexplainable disasters as Wendell transforms Glatt’s Laundry into his midnight playground, appearing as a mere sheet during the day. While Wendell attempts to create a new afterlife for himself, he unknowingly sabotages the life that Marjorie is struggling to maintain.


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Have you read Sheets? What were your thoughts on it?
Do you enjoy graphic novels? Which one is your favourite?
Let’s chat in the comments down below!!

Thanks so much for hanging with me today! I hope you enjoy the rest of your week.
See you next time! ❤

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Review: Stolen: A Letter to My Captor

Good morning, my lovely readers! I hope you are all having a wonderful day!! ❤
Today I’m back with a review of Stolen: A Letter to My Captor. I didn’t enjoy the novel nearly as much as I had been expecting, but it was a unique and very solid story.
I hope you enjoy!! 🙂


Stolen: A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary
Pages: 304
Publication Date: May 2009
My Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Read July 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
It happened like this. I was stolen from an airport. Taken from everything I knew, everything I was used to. Taken to sand and heat, dirt and danger. And he expected me to love him.
This is my story.
A letter from nowhere.

Sixteen-year-old Gemma is kidnapped from Bangkok airport and taken to the Australian Outback. This wild and desolate landscape becomes almost a character in the book, so vividly is it described. Ty, her captor, is no stereotype. He is young, fit and completely gorgeous. This new life in the wilderness has been years in the planning. He loves only her, wants only her. Under the hot glare of the Australian sun, cut off from the world outside, can the force of his love make Gemma love him back?
The story takes the form of a letter, written by Gemma to Ty, reflecting on those strange and disturbing months in the outback. Months when the lines between love and obsession, and love and dependency, blur until they don’t exist—almost.


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Have you read this book? Is it on your TBR?
Do you like dark fiction?
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Thanks so much for hanging with me today. Have a wonderful evening!
Until next time!! 😉

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Review: Turtles All the Way Down

Good evening and happy Sunday! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy. ❤
Today I’m back with a review of my second John Green novel, Turtles All the Way Down. Unfortunately, I was pretty disappointed by this one and found it to be a very mediocre book. (I also really don’t care about tuatara!) I was especially let down because I enjoyed TFIOS so much when I read it five years ago. 
Happy reading! 😉


Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 286
Publication Date: October 2017
My Rating: 2.5 5 stars
Read April 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.
n his long-awaited return, John Green shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity.
 


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Have you read this book? 
Did you enjoy the plot? Did you like the Star Wars references? 
What’s your favourite John Green book?
Let me know in the comments down below! 

Thanks so much for hanging with me today!
I hope to see you again soon!

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Review: That Summer

Good morning, my lovely readers! I hope you all have been having a great week. 🙂
This morning I am bringing you a review of Sarah Dessen’s debut novel, That Summer. This was definitely my least favourite of the ten books that I’ve read by her, but I’m glad I finally had the opportunity to read her first book.
I read this book for my Divination exam in the Magical Readathon!
Hope you enjoy!! ❤


That Summer by Sarah Dessen
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 208
Publication Date: January 1996
My Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Read April 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
For fifteen-year-old Haven, life is changing too quickly. She’s nearly six feet tall, her father is getting remarried, and her sister—the always perfect Ashley—is planning a wedding of her own. Haven wishes things could just go back to the way they were. Then an old boyfriend of Ashley’s reenters the picture, and through him, Haven sees the past for what it really was, and comes to grips with the future.


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Is That Summer on your TBR?
Have you read That Summer?
How did you think it compared to her other novels?
What are your favourite and least favourite Sarah Dessen novels?

As always, thank you so very much for reading. 🙂
See you again soon!! ❤

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See my reviews of Sarah Dessen’s other books:
Along for the Ride – Sarah Dessen
Someone Like You – Sarah Dessen
What Happened to Goodbye – Sarah Dessen

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Review: You’d Be Mine

Good afternoon, everyone! I hope you’ve been having a lovely day so far. Today I’m bringing you a review for my latest read, You’d Be Mine. It came out earlier this year and has been receiving many positive reviews, but unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy it all that much. 
On with the review… Happy reading!! 🙂

You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn
Genre: 
Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 304
Publication Date: April 2019
My Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Read August 2019

Goodreads Synopsis:
Annie Mathers is America’s sweetheart and heir to a country music legacy full of all the things her Gran warned her about. Superstar Clay Coolidge is most definitely going to end up one of those things.
But unfortunately for Clay, if he can’t convince Annie to join his summer tour, his music label is going to drop him. That’s what happens when your bad boy image turns into bad boy reality. Annie has been avoiding the spotlight after her parents’ tragic death, except on her skyrocketing YouTube channel. Clay’s label wants to land Annie, and Clay has to make it happen.
Swayed by Clay’s undeniable charm and good looks, Annie and her band agree to join the tour. From the start fans want them to be more than just tour mates, and Annie and Clay can’t help but wonder if the fans are right. But if there’s one part of fame Annie wants nothing to do with, it’s a high-profile relationship. She had a front row seat to her parents’ volatile marriage and isn’t interested in repeating history. If only she could convince her heart that Clay, with his painful past and head over heels inducing tenor, isn’t worth the risk.


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Have any of you read You’d Be Mine? Did you think that it lived up to the hype? Did you enjoy the country music aspect?
Is the book on your TBR?
Let me know in the comments down below!

Thank you for joining me today! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!!
Until next time!

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Review: Fly On The Wall: How One Girl Saw The World

 Fly On The Wall: How One Girl Saw The World by E. Lockhart
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Magic Realism, Romance
Pages: 182
Publication Date: March 2006
My Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Read August 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:
At the Manhattan School for Art and Music, where everyone is “different” and everyone is “special,” Gretchen Yee feels ordinary. She’s the kind of girl who sits alone at lunch, drawing pictures of Spider-Man, so she won’t have to talk to anyone; who has a crush on Titus but won’t do anything about it; who has no one to hang out with when her best (and only real) friend Katya is busy.
One day, Gretchen wishes that she could be a fly on the wall in the boys’ locker room–just to learn more about guys. What are they really like? What do they really talk about? Are they really cretins most of the time?
Fly on the Wall is the story of how that wish comes true.


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