❤ Obsessed with Rafe, I’ve lost my memory and now, I’ve Time Travelled ❤ January Reads!!!

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Hi!!

This is a bit late. (Okay, I’m four days late with this post but it should be fine!) I have read so many exciting books this January and I think I’m pretty well on my way to finishing a hundred books this year. I mean as long as homework doesn’t devour me, social media doesn’t distract me and I don’t fall into a reading slump, I should be able to complete a hundred books! What is your reading challenge?

Anyway, I have read a total of twelve books this January!! (I know, I think it’s a record if I can say so myself! ) I am so excited to share with you my favourite books, my dislikes and a brief note of my thoughts on the books I’ve read this January! This year has been a fresh start for me and I have enjoyed every day of it! I hope your January was a great start to making 2016 your year! I would love to add some book to my TBR: What have you read this January?

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This was my favourite this month by far,  KISS OF DECEPTION! It was fortunately, one of my first reads, as well! I mean who couldn’t fall in love with this book! I absolutely loved it and the fact that it reminded me of the joy and heart-wrenching pain I felt whilst The Infernal Devices (If you didn’t feel heartbroken at any stage of this book, you aren’t human) So, for all you TID fans: You have to read this series!! The book hangover was actually unreal!!! I am definitely #teamrafe! I loved following the journey of Lia, Rafe and Kaden throughout the four-day period I read this book! I was submerged into this fantasy world and only just managed to pull myself out in one piece! I am desperate for the last book and I honestly need it now!

#SHIPITLIKEFEDEX! OMG RAFE AND LIA ARE GOALS!!

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Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset   Aaron Hartzler’s What We Saw (Check out the review) was yet another highlight of the month! It’s one of those novels that shakes, racks and completely changes your view of society in just 400 pages! I absolutely love the cover (I know I’m superficial! Jks.) However, seriously though you need to get to this novel, it isn’t like any novel I’ve read before! If you loved Vanishing Girls, I think you’ll enjoy this. Seriously though, get to this book because you won’t regret it!

 

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Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetTowards the end of January, I read the long-awaited novel, Passenger by Alexandra Bracken! I don’t want to spoil to much but I definitely had a lot of fun reading this novel! A review will be up in the upcoming days, so don’t miss it! It was a different novel to the books I normally read but I loved following this adventure! Both Nicholas and Etta are characters you’ll come to love! This book made me time-travel through so many different periods of time, which made this novel so much fun!

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I also read Never, Never by Colleen Hoover and I am planning on reading the rest of the series this February! You can check out the full review here! What I loved about this book, was the fact that it is short, yet packs a major punch. You won’t be disappointed. Hopefully, the series will continue to get better but I’ve heard from a few bookstagrammers that it isn’t amazing (Yikes!) However, nothing can put aside the fact that this book is written beautifully well. It’s one of the best author collaborations that I have read! I loved reading about how these two main characters lost their memory, it was so well written that I felt like I had lost my own memory and it’s so r

 

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This January, I also read was Zoe Sugg’s Girl Online and Girl Online: On Tour! I’ll tell you the truth, at first, I was very sceptical. This book is written by a YouTuber, not a professional author, not an editor- a YouTuber, who also supposedly wrote this novel with a ghost writer. I wasn’t expecting much. However, when I read this I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, the writing isn’t amazing and parts of the novel were a tad cliche, but it was pretty good for a contemporary novel. I’ve read worse and I really liked how the main character, Penny, was a blogger. The romance was pretty cute, you have to admit!border-grey

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetThis month, I have also read Trust Me, I’m Lying, Thirteen Reasons Why, Boy 23, How To Be Bad and Crown of Ptolemy! You guys can check out some of the reviews which I have linked. I absolutely loved Crown Of Ptolemy because Percabeth is life! To be honest, this novella had more percabeth moments than Blood Of Olympus, itself! So, if your craving some Percabeth! You have to check this novel out!

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I hope you enjoyed my January Reads post! Did you read any of these books? Chat to me down below! I have also begun to settle down into a blog regime, which has made me extremely happy! I have updates my blog and have begun posting so much more! Do you like my new layout?

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Review: How To Be Bad by E. Lockhart, Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski

Title: How To Be Bad
Author: E.Lockhart, Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski
Release Date: May 2008
Retail Price: $16.99
Overall Rating: 7/10
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Drama

” ‘Cause maybe sometimes a girl’s gotta be bad in order how to figure out how to be good,”

How To Be Bad, is a contemporary written by a collaboration of Young-Adult authors. When I picked up the novel at my local library, I didn’t know what to expect and I didn’t want to know either. I wanted to go and completely submerge myself in this novel without knowing anything, and after finishing it yesterday, I highly recommend you do the same. How To Be Bad is a journey and series of funny, dramatic and romantic events, that will leave you with wanderlust and an elated feeling in your chest. This novel will take you through a roller coaster of feelings and is filled with witty characters. How To Be Bad is for any chic-flic or contemporary lover.

This novel is written in the perspective of three teenage girls, who all are vastly different but somehow they end up taking a road trip together. Jesse, has been living in her mundane town for too long and ever since the major event that has changed her life has happened, she can’t wait to escape to somewhere else. Vicks is Jesse’s best friend, her boyfriend, Brady has just left to Miami to university but since then their relationship has been a rocky road. Mel is the new girl in town and she wants to fit in with people not just for her rich family but for being the girl she is. However, her insecurity always gets the best of her. One weekend, the three girls decide to take a trip down to Miami, where they go through one amazing journey.

*SPOILERS AHEAD FOR HOW TO BE BAD*

How To Be Bad has been extremely different to the recent contemporaries I’ve read. What I really enjoyed about this novel was the fact that, with the three different authors we experience a contemporary that consists of three individual lives and stories that become linked and woven together to create this fun novel. The storyline at first may seem typical with your average teenage road-trip but the stops, mini-complications, people they encounter and the inside jokes that are created are what made this book a really enjoying read. The readers are confronted with this journey, rather than a major climax and because of that you want to keep enjoying the ride with them.

Within the novel, there are many distinct events, such as, Old Joe’s Museum and the hurricane in California. There were also many heated arguments between the three characters. When Mel and Vicks had the fight between what had happened at the party with Marco, I loved finding out how they resolved the arguments. What was really unique about this novel was the way the authors settled the arguments, which was definitely more relatable and realistic to the way teenage girls solve their problems nowadays. As a teenage girl, I can honestly say that usually a lot of our issues between our closest friends are solved by a joke or an inside joke that always brings them together and in this novel, that was definitely how many problems were sorted out.

The characters, on the other hand, were a bit unrelatable, except for Mel. Perhaps, it’s because I have not personally experienced anything Vicks or Jesse had experienced but for me there characters were very “out-there”. Vicks was the “wild-child” character and she had a lot of guts. Therefore, I found it hard to relate to her. However, I did love her story. I desperately wanted to know what would happen to her and Brady. I couldn’t believe that she tried to make a move on Marco and her character was a huge contrast to Jesse and Mel. Vicks character was a lot of fun to read about and her words were definitely one of the funniest.

Jesse’s character had a few flaws, which brought down the book. At the start of the novel, she mentioned her mother had cancer, which was her big secret. However, the story didn’t really develop that as it progressed. To be honest, I forgot about it until she mentioned it again in the last quarter of the book. Her mother’s cancer was supposed to be her major climax but I couldn’t follow it because it seemed like she was focussed more on her stolen car and her duck. Not only that but when she met and kissed the Chinese boy in Epcot, I couldn’t quite figure out the point of that as it was so out of the blue and it never seemed to be pursued any further. However, i loved her character and relationship development with the other two girls, I enjoyed reading about how she changed her view on Mel and how she managed to get past the rough patch between her and Vicks.

Mel, was my favourite because she was the most relatable and I loved her story, even though it was resolved quite early in the story. She came from a rich background and I loved how they explored that issue which is not often discussed in many novels. I enjoyed reading about how, even though she came from a rich family she tried her best not to reflect that because people judged her on it. I particularly liked the part where she mentioned that she missed so many opportunities because she looked too much into it. When she fell in love with Marco, it was the cutest thing and I really loved reading about the,

Unfortunately, the ending was a let down. It was very abrupt and we never get closure on what happens to Jesse’s mother, on Mel and Marco’s relationship and on Brady and Vick’s relationship, as well. It was an attempt to be a cliffhanger but it didn’t work out so well, I thought I was missing some pages but it just came to a halt and I was very disappointed. Nevertheless, How To Be Bad was a fun read and I loved following the journey of the three characters and the different lessons all three of the girls learnt.

🎄Christmas TBR List🎄

Happy Christmas, Everyone!!!!!

Since Christmas is coming soon, I compiled a short TBR list of books I’m going to try and read this holiday! I never end up following my TBR list (Does anyone else?) as I usually stray and somehow find another book that I want to read but here are some books I am going to try a read this holiday!

  1. Mistletoe & Mr Right by Lyla Payne
    A cute Christmas contemporary to put me in the perfect Christmas mood! Mistletoe & Mr Right is a compilation of two short Christmas romances written by Lyla Payne! The first one is called Mistletoe and Mr Right and the second one is called Sleighbells and Second Chances. The minute this book arrived on my doorstep, I couldn’t help myself and I delved straight in because I was looking for a cute romance. I’m halfway through the first story and it is honestly so cute! It has definitely put me in the Christmas joy! I’ll save my thoughts for the review!
  2. How To Be Bad by E.Lockhart, Sarah Mylnowski & Lauren Myracle
    To be honest, I am not a big fan of co-written novels as they often are choppy and never flow through a smooth progression but I decided to give this novel a go! It is about three teenage girls who leave their mundane town for a temporary “break”. I loved We Were Liars by E. Lockhart and the summary of this novel definitely intrigued me. Hopefully, it will be unique and different but I am definitely excited to start this novel.
  3. Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout
    Hello??? Daemon goodness in one book filled with over 1000 pages, I would probably be the first to sign up :)! I just downloaded the book, I know I’m 14 days late but I’ve been savouring and saving it for the perfect day! If you didn’t know already, Oblivion is a novella to the Lux series and its pretty much a compiled story of the whole Lux series written in Daemon’s point of view!
  4. The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley
    I recently got this series sent to me and I am pretty excited to start it! It’s based around seven sisters who are all adopted. One day their father dies and Maia, the oldest one, finds clues which will lead her to her past. I’ll definitely write a review on this novel! I’ve already started the first few chapters and its really enjoyable! If you have read this novel tell me your thoughts below!
  5. None Of The Above by I.W. Gregorio
    None Of The Above is a powerful contemporary novel which recently came out. It’s unique storyline has captured readers. I’ve heard lots of little chit chat about this novel and when it turned up displayed in the library with it’s eye-catching title, I decided to pick it up!

I definitely need to start my reading pace back up again, as I have had a chugging reading slump. The novel I’m reading now, Mistletoe and Mr. Right has definitely kick-started my reading back again! I can’t wait to get around to Oblivion and hopefully I’ll end up ticking these books and more on my TBR list! Christmas is coming (has anyone noticed the falling snow on my blog 🙂 ) and I can’t wait to do some comforting holiday reading!

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Merry Christmas🎅