Saturday, 22 October 2016

Recently Read #2


As I previously spoke about in my last book related blog post I was thinking about making a series here on my blog where I just talk about the books I've been reading and just to give others a few ideas of books they might enjoy as choosing something at the book store is always a hard decision for me if I haven't heard much about it before hand. I was on a relaxing holiday to Mallorca earlier in the month and I actually managed to get through three books... 

I initially picked this book up thinking I probably wouldn't like it and when I started reading it it seemed much like a typical young adult fiction story. However, I fell in love with the characters after a while and I honestly couldn't put it down. The female character reminds me so much of myself when I was in high school and everything that goes on in her head are similar experiences to what I have had when I was a teenager (not the mental health issues but the way she thinks about things and puts on a front to the rest of the world). I think that the issues of mental health in the book were also written about with so much care and so realistically and I probably cried on at least three different occasions while I was reading this. I honestly couldn't commend Jennifer enough for choosing to write about such an important issue and actually doing so in such a beautiful way. 

I love a good thriller/mystery novel so of course this caught my eye. I won't say too much as I don't want to give away the story but its basically written from the perspective of two characters: one girl Quinn whose flat mate goes missing one evening and another teenage boy called Alex who meets a mysterious 20 something girl in work one day and builds up a strange friendship with her. Whilst Quinn is searching for her flatmate she finds a number of clues which link to a part of her life which Quinn knew nothing about and the story goes from there really. I have to admit it took a while for me to get into this but once it got going it turned out to be quite the page turner so please persevere! 

Again this is a mystery novel which I actually read in like a day because I couldn't put it down. It centres around a girl who is trying to unfold the mysterious events of two summers ago where she was involved in a accident resulting in a serious head injury leaving her unable to remember what had happened. Even though I couldn't relate to the characters as they were all despicable (I think this is done on purpose) I kept reading and reading as I wanted to find out what had happened so bad. The ending is a real shock twist and I'm still not entirely sure how I feel about it but I've honestly never read anything quite like this book. It makes you think about the value of true friendship and about how short life really is. 



What books have you guys read recently? Do any of these books sound like your cup of tea? 

Lisa x
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  1. I've read All the Bright Places and We Were Liars - I really liked the twist at the end of We Were Liars because I just didn't expect it. If you liked All the Bright Place, you'll probably enjoy Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Nivan too (if you haven't already read it), I think I preferred Holding Up the Universe to All The Bright Place, but really enjoyed both!

    I haven't read Don't You Cry, but it sounds really good so I may have to give it a read! :) x

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    1. Aww I will have a look for that one then! I'm actually on the look out for something to read so thank you for the recommendation :) xx

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  2. I loved All the Bright Places, it made me cry so hard! We Were Liars had a great unexpected ending. I loved both of those books so I'll have to check out Don't You Cry, too x

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    1. Yeah omg I cried so much especially at the end ! I read we were liars on holiday and got through it so quickly couldn't believe the end I had to go back through the book again and again to see how I missed it haha! Xx

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  3. These all sound amazing - I'm looking for new books to read I love the sound of All The Bright places :)

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    1. Oh definitely give it a read im sure you won't be disappointed ! Xx

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  4. I did not know that We Were Liars was a mystery! I'm even more excited to read this now, it's been sitting on my bookshelf staring at me for weeks! I'm currently reading the Noughts and Crosses series by Malorie Blackman. The story is fantastic, not crazy on the characters but it's definitely worth a read! :) xxx
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    1. Awww thank you for the recommendation have always been curious about them tbh! Definitely need to give it a read bit of a plot twist in there :) xx

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