Monday, 2 February 2015

January Reading Wrap Up 2015



Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King - I've already reviewed this book on my blog and you can read that review here. A.S. King is one of my favourite authors and this did not disappoint. This is about a girl who has fallen out with her childhood best friend. He later dies under suspicious circumstances and she knows enough to clear his name. But does she want to? I gave this 4/5 stars.

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart - I've already reviewed this book on my blog and you can read that review here. I was excited to read this after loving We Were Liars but it was lacking a little something. Its a book about a secret society set at a posh boarding school and a lot of the characters were just too snobby for me to connect with. I still enjoyed it and gave it 3/5 stars but I'm in no rush to read it again!

Get Rich Blogging by Zoe Griffin - As soon as I saw this book I knew that it was something I wanted to read! It contains a lot of great tips for starting and maintaining a lot. I agreed with a lot of it, disagreed with some of it and thought some of it was outdated. That being said, it was still interesting and I'll be writing a full review soon! I gave it 4/5 stars.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness/Siobhan Dowd - The idea behind this book comes from Siobhan Dowd, a YA author, who unfortunately passed away from cancer before she was able to complete it. Patrick Ness was asked to finish it in her memory and it has let to an absolutely beautiful read. After seeing Patrick Ness at the Edinburgh Book Festival last summer and hearing him talk about this, I was really excited to read it. Its about a young boy whose mother has terminal cancer. A 'monster' comes to visit him whilst his mother is ill and its about how the monster has been 'called' to help him. This was such a sad book! I cried whilst reading it on the train! And it contains some amazing illustrations. 5/5 stars I seriously recommend.

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi - This is a book about a girl who has a lethal touch. She is being kept as a weapon by the government and trying to get free. This book is very well written but it is quiet dark and I don't think I was really in the right mind set for it. I gave it 3/5 stars but maybe if I read it again I would enjoy it more.

Have you read any of these books before? What did you think of them?

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