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Review: This is Not the Jess Show

Good morning! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy! ❤
Today, I’m back with a review of what had been one of my most anticipated releases of 2021, and while the beginning of the book was promising, it ended up being a huge letdown.
Happy reading!

This is Not the Jess Show by Anna Carey
Genre: Young Adult – Dystopia, Thriller, Romance
Series: This Is Not the Jess Show #1
Pages: 304
Publication Date: February 2021
My Rating: 1.75 of 5 stars
Read June 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
Black Mirror meets My So-Called Life in this fast-paced, timely YA thriller about separating fact from fiction–and how far we’ll go to create our own version of reality.
Like any other teenager, Jess Flynn is just trying to get through her junior year without drama … but drama seems to keep finding her. Between a new crush on her childhood best friend, overprotective parents cramping her social life, and her younger sister’s worsening health, the only constant is change–and her hometown of Swickley, which feels smaller by the day.
Swickley is getting weirder by the day, too. Half the population has been struck down by a mysterious flu. Conversations end awkwardly when Jess enters the room. And then one day, a tiny, sleek black device–with an apple logo on it–falls out of her best friend’s backpack and lands at Jess’s feet.

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Have you read this book? Is it on you TBR?
Have you read any of Anna Carey’s other books?
How do you feel about the dystopia genre?
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First Lines Fridays #12

Good morning, my wonderful readers! I hope your week has been going well and you’re all looking forward to the weekend! Today is time for another First Lines Friday!
Hope you enjoy! 😀

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words.
What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

I’ve been locked up for 264 days.
I have nothing but a small notebook and a broken pen and the numbers in my head to keep me company. 1 window. 4 walls. 144 square feet of space. 26 letters in an alphabet I haven’t spoken in 264 days of isolation.
6,336 hours since I’ve touched another human being.

And the book is…… Continue reading “First Lines Fridays #12”

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Review: 5 to 1

Good evening and happy Wednesday, everybody! I hope you all had a great day!
Today I’m back with a review for my latest read, 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger. It was a very uniquely written book with an interesting plot, but it did have its flaws.
Hope you enjoy my review! 😀

5 to 1 by Holly Bodger
Genre: Young Adult – Science Fiction, Dystopian, Poetry
Pages:  244
Publication Date: May 2015
My Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Read August 2019

Goodreads Synopsis:
In the year 2054, after decades of gender selection, India now has a ratio of five boys for every girl, making women an incredibly valuable commodity. Tired of marrying off their daughters to the highest bidder and determined to finally make marriage fair, the women who form the country of Koyanagar have instituted a series of tests so that every boy has the chance to win a wife.
Sudasa doesn’t want to be a wife, and Contestant Five, a boy forced to compete in the test to become her husband, has other plans as well. Sudasa’s family wants nothing more than for their daughter to do the right thing and pick a husband who will keep her comfortable—and caged. Five’s family wants him to escape by failing the tests. As the tests advance, Sudasa and Five thwart each other at every turn until they slowly realize that they just might want the same thing.

Told from alternating points of view—Sudasa’s in verse and Contestant Five’s in prose—allowing readers to experience both characters’ pain and their brave struggle for hope.

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Have you read 5 to 1? What did you think of the writing style? How did you feel about the world building? Were you satisfied with the ending?
Is this book on your TBR?
I’d love to discuss it in the comments down below!

Thanks for joining me today! Enjoy the rest of your week!
Until next time!

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Review: Lord Of The Flies

Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Genre: Classic – Dystopia
Pages: 182
Publication Date:  September 1954
My Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Read February 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:
When a plane crashes on a remote island, a small group of schoolboys are the sole survivors. From the prophetic Simon and virtuous Ralph to the lovable Piggy and brutish Jack, each of the boys attempts to establish control as the reality – and brutal savagery – of their situation sets in.
The boys’ struggle to find a way of existing in a community with no fixed boundaries invites readers to evaluate the concepts involved in social and political constructs and moral frameworks. Ideas of community, leadership, and the rule of law are called into question as the reader has to consider who has a right to power, why, and what the consequences of the acquisition of power may be. Often compared to Catcher in the Rye, L
ord of the Flies also represents a coming-of-age story of innocence lost.

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Have you read Lord of the Flies? Did you find it to be too descriptive, or did you enjoy the vivid imagery?
Is it on your TBR?
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Thanks for hanging with me today!

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Review: The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave #1)

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Series: The 5th Wave #1
Genre: Young Adult – Science Fiction, Dystopia, Romance
Pages: 457
Publication Date: May 2013
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read December 2015

Goodreads Synopsis:
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.
Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother-or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

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Have you read the 5th Wave yet? What did you think?
Have you read the rest of the series?
Did you watch the movie?
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