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Review: Mud Vein

Good morning!! I hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far!
Today, I’m here with a review of my second Tarryn Fisher read, Mud Vein, which I very much enjoyed. I wasn’t really sure what to expect going into the book, but I ended up adoring it.
Enjoy!


Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher
Genre: Adult – Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller, Romance
Pages: 283
Publication Date: April 2014
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read July 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
When reclusive novelist Senna Richards wakes up on her thirty-third birthday, everything has changed. Caged behind an electrical fence, locked in a house in the middle of the snow, Senna is left to decode the clues to find out why she was taken. If she wants her freedom, she has to take a close look at her past. But, her past has a heartbeat… and her kidnapper is nowhere to be found. With her survival hanging by a thread, Senna soon realizes this is a game. A dangerous one. Only the truth can set her free.


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Have you read Mud Vein? Is it on your TBR?
Have you read any of Tarryn Fisher’s other novels? Which one should I read next?
I’d love to chat about it in the comments down below! 

As always, thank you so much for reading!! I hope you enjoyed, and hopefully I’ll see you again soon! ❤

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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?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments down below!

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you have a fantastic day! ❤

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Review: Layla

Good afternoon!! I hope you’re all doing well.
Today I’m here with a review of my third Colleen Hoover read, Layla, which was just published in December. I really enjoyed the other Colleen Hoover books that I read before this, but Layla was quite the disappointment for me.
Happy reading! ❤


Layla by Colleen Hoover
Genre: Adult – Mystery/Thriller, Romance, Paranormal
Pages: 301
Publication Date: December 2020
My Rating: 2 of 5 stars
Read December 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover comes a novel that explores life after tragedy and the enduring spirit of love.
When Leeds meets Layla, he’s convinced he’ll spend the rest of his life with her—until an unexpected attack leaves Layla fighting for her life. After weeks in the hospital, Layla recovers physically, but the emotional and mental scarring has altered the woman Leeds fell in love with. In order to put their relationship back on track, Leeds whisks Layla away to the bed-and-breakfast where they first met. Once they arrive, Layla’s behavior takes a bizarre turn. And that’s just one of many inexplicable occurrences.
Feeling distant from Layla, Leeds soon finds solace in Willow—another guest of the B&B with whom he forms a connection through their shared concerns. As his curiosity for Willow grows, his decision to help her find answers puts him in direct conflict with Layla’s well-being. Leeds soon realizes he has to make a choice because he can’t help both of them. But if he makes the wrong choice, it could be detrimental for all of them.


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Have you read Layla? Do you think that it lived up to the hype?
What’s your favourite Colleen Hoover book?
Let me know in the comments down below! ❤

Thanks for reading!! I’ll see you again next time! 😉
Have a phenomenal day!

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Review: Verity

Good evening and happy Thursday!! I hope you are having a fantastic day! ❤
Tonight I’m back with a review of my second Colleen Hoover standalone, Verity. It was a very twisted and unique story that I flew right through. 
Happy reading!!


Verity by Colleen Hoover
Genre: Adult – Contemporary, Thriller, Mystery, Romance
Pages: 324
Publication Date: December 2018
My Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Read December 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish.
Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity’s notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn’t expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity’s recollection of what really happened the day her daughter died.
Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen’s feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife’s words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her.
A standalone romantic thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover.


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Have you read Verity? What did you think of it?
Do you like Colleen Hoover’s books? Are they on your TBR?
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Review: The Dead List

Good morning and happy Friday!! I hope you all had a fantastic week! ❤
Today I’m back with a review for my latest read from my favourite author, Jennifer L. Armentrout! This definitely wasn’t my favourite of her books, but it was an enjoyable story overall.
Happy reading! 🙂


The Dead List by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Romance
Pages: 372
Publication Date: April 2015
My Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Read June 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
It’s Ella’s senior year of high school and she and her best friend Linds plan to make it the best year ever. At Brock Cochran’s end of summer pool party, the girls vow to have as much fun as possible before they head off to different colleges next fall. But when Ella is mysteriously attacked on her way home from the party, everything changes. Ella’s carefree senior year plans disintegrate as she finds herself at the center of an attempted murder investigation.
Ella tries to move on, but her attacker isn’t done yet. He shows himself in the form of horrifying signs and symbols: a clown mask strewn on her bed, a dead bird in her backpack, a shadow moving past her window in the night. And as the weeks pass, it turns out that Ella isn’t the only one being tormented.
With the help of an old flame, Jensen Carver, and her friends and family, Ella tries to attain some sense of normalcy, but she can’t seem to shake the feeling that there’s a dark pattern hidden in the killer’s every move. Suddenly, even those in her innermost circle seem suspicious. In her seemingly safe West Virginia town, Ella starts to wonder who she can trust.


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Have you read The Dead List? What did you think of the romance?
What’s your favourite YA thriller?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments down below!

Thanks for hanging with me today!
Until next time! 😉

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Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Happy Sunday! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy!! ❤
This afternoon I’m back with a review of one of my favourite books ever, The Unbecoming of Mar Dyer. I reread this for the third time last week (as if I don’t have a about fifty other books that I should be reading right now) and I had the absolute time of my life. This story never fails to blow me away.
I hope you enjoy! 😀


The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Genre: Young Adult – Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery/Thriller
Series: Mara Dyer #1
Pages: 456
Publication Date: September 2011
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Read May 2015, April 2017, April 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed.
There is.
She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
She’s wrong.


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Have you read this trilogy?
What did you think of it? Who was your favourite character?
I would love to discuss it in the comments down below! ❤

As always, thank you so much for reading. Until next time!! 🙂

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Review: Bad Girls with Perfect Faces

Happy Wednesday! I hope you’ve all been having an awesome week so far. 
Today I’ve got a review for a wild ride of a book, Bad Girls with Perfect Faces. This was the first book I read for The Reading Rush. I didn’t actually make a TBR for the readathon because I’m a mood reader and no matter how hard I try, I just never stick to them. This book fulfilled the prompt of a title with five or more words. Hope you enjoy!! 😀


Bad Girls with Perfect Faces by Lynn Weingarten
Genre: 
Young Adult – Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 320
Publication Date: October 2017
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Read July 2019

Goodreads Synopsis:
When I looked up, his smile was wide and real. “Ready?” he said.
I faked a smile back. I had gotten so good at faking things.
I thought: You brought this on yourself, Sasha. You will have to pretend forever now.
He squeezed my hand again. He couldn’t begin to imagine what this actually was. He had no idea what I’d done. What any of us had.

When Sasha’s best friend Xavier gets back together with his cheating ex, Ivy, Sasha knows she needs to protect him. So she poses as a guy online to lure Ivy away.
But Sasha’s plan goes sickeningly wrong. And she soon learns to be careful of who you pretend to be because you might be surprised by who you become…


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Have any of you read Bad Girls with Perfect Faces? Did the plot twists shock you as much as they did me? Who was your favourite character?
Have you read any of Lynn Weingarten’s other books? Which one is your favourite?
I’d love to talk about it in the comments down below!

Thanks so much for hanging with me today; I hope you all have a lovely day! See you next time!! 🙂

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Review: Nerve

Nerve by Jeanne Ryan
Genre: Young Adult – Thriller, Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction
Pages: 304
Publication Date: September 2012
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Read July 2016

Goodreads Synopsis:
ARE YOU PLAYING THE GAME OR IS THE GAME PLAYING YOU?
Vee doesn’t know if she has the guts to play NERVE, an anonymous online game of dares. But whoever’s behind the game knows exactly what she wants, enticing her with lustworthy prizes and a sizzling-hot partner. With Ian on her team, it’s easy to agree to another dare. And another. And another. At first it’s thrilling as the Watchers cheer them on to more dangerous challenges. But suddenly the game turns deadly. Will Vee and Ian risk their lives for the Grand Prize dare, or will they lose NERVE?


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Is this book on your TBR?
Have you already read it? What were your thoughts?

Have any of you seen the movie yet? How was it?
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