Since You’ve Been Gone: Review

Title: Since You’ve Been Gone
Author: Morgan Matson
Release Date: 6th May, 2014
Retail Price: $16.99
Overall Rating: 7/10
Genre: Coming-Of-Age, Contemporary, Romance, Chick-Lit

Morgan Matson’s Since You’ve Been Gone is a chick-lit that is every teenage girl’s dream. It follows the story of Emily who loses her best friend mysteriously at the start of the summer. Emily, a shy girl misses Sloane, her best friend, who would push Emily to try new things. She then discovers that Sloane left her a list of thirteen tasks to do that will push Emily out of her tight comfort zone. Emily believes that by finishing those tasks she can get her best friend back but along the way she makes new friends and finds a new chance at love. I really enjoyed this book and it is great if you love chick-lit, it is a really fun novel to read and it isn’t something you find everyday.


This book took me a while to get into it but it wasn’t bad. I guessed because I had a lot of high hopes, I wanted more from it., which is why I rated it a 7 out of 10. Don’t get me wrong, it was a lot of fun to read but the some of the characters were kind of shallow, which was a let down. I loved the storyline but there weren’t many extremely exciting scenes until the end.

I loved the character development of Emily. It was nice to see how she grew into this more out-going person, as she became friends with Frank and Dawn. We don’t get any resolution on Dawn and Emily’s relationship which annoyed me. Morgan Matson spent so much time building up their friendship. Then suddenly when the book ends, we get no resolution whatsoever on whether or not Dawn forgives Emily.

I did, however, loved watching Frank and Emily’s relationship slowly twisted together. I loved how they met while Emily was on her daily run and they started to exchange playlists because that was really cute. What annoyed me was that Emily kissed Frank, even when she knew clearly that Frank had a girlfriend. It was an idiotic move and it kind of destroyed the perception of Emily I had in my head.

I liked how there were flashbacks to Emily and Sloane’s previous adventures. That was a really smart way to describe how they both came to be who they are today. Another thing is we meet Collins and then he confronts Emily, who helps him have the confidence to date Dawn. Then when Emily is left alone all Collins does is tell her that she is on her own. The least he could do was to help Emily but he didn’t do anything.

It was enjoying to watch Emily cross the things off the list but the ending felt like it needed more. I thought it was really cute when Emily and Sloane reunite but then after that it kind of cut short. I really wanted more which is why it was only a seven from me.

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Book Haul! March❤

Hey Guys!! I haven’t done a book haul in a while and I thought it would be good to do one because I got quite a few books, from the bookstore and library. I’ve got six in total and I also got the Divergent DVD, but it isn’t featured in the photo! I’ve been dying to read these books, I can’t wait to read them and review them.

Since You’ve Been Gone:
Since You’ve Been Gone is by Morgan Matson and is my current read. It is a contemporary, chick-lit novel. It is about Emily who has to complete a “bucket-list” written to her by her friend, Sloane. Sloane one day disappears without a trace and Emily believed that in order to get her back she needs to complete the list. The only problem is that Emily is a wall-flower and isn’t an “out-there” person like Sloane. I only just started and it’s really good! It took me a while to push through but now it is really intriguing.

White Hot Kiss:
This book is another series by Jennifer L. Armentrout! I loved Lux and I hope this one will live up to the high hopes I have. I don’t know much about it but I do know that the main character is Layla who is half Gargoyle and half Demon. She has a crush on Zayne, who is a guard and one day she meets Roth, who is a demon and he claims he knows about all of Layla’s secret. It sound really weird but like Lux, I have a feeling it will pretty good.

Don’t Look Back:
Don’t Look Back is (Surprise! Surprise) another Jennifer L. Armentrout! This book sounds really good. It’s about a girl, Sam, who disappears one night and wakes up but forgets who she is. Sam was originally Miss Popularity, at her school and lived a perfect life. As she slowly remembers fragments of her past life she notices that she didn’t really live that “perfect life”. She can’t seem to remember the day she disappeared but the only way she can stay alive is to not find out what happened that night.

My Life Next Door:
This was in my latest TBR list and finally, I got it! It is a contemporary, chick-lit novel and is written by Huntley Fitzpatrick. It is about Samantha who falls in love with the wild, loud and affectionate boy next door.

Confess is by Colleen Hoover and is a romance novel. I have finished this book and devoured it. I have a review you can check out here! There is a whole mini blurb for it in the review!

I actually have read this book but because I didn’t originally have it, I bought it in the book store. It is Rainbow Rowell’s recent contemporary and I really liked it. It is a really nostalgic book. It is about  Georgie and how she and her husband’s relationship at the moment are very rocky.

These are all the novels I got recently. I will write review for some of the books and if you would like to see more of the novels I have, you can check out my Instagram: @hashtaglovebooks!

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