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Wattpad Review: After by Anna Todd

This is a spoiler free review of the Wattpad version of After by Anna Todd. The Wattpad series is free to read, but is a 1D fanfiction and is the draft for the published series.

After by Anna Todd:

4.8/6

Mature; New Adult, Fanfiction

Contains many sex scenes, excessive drinking and some drugs.

Recommendation: If you’re looking for a book with a lot of drama, a toxic relationship and descriptive erotic scenes then this may just be your book

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Review

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I didn’t know what I was expecting when I began to read this book, but I didn’t expect such a . . . toxic relationship. Tessa, who has next to none experience, Harry who has never been in a serious relationship. They both know what the other doesn’t.

As they become closer, it is clear that this relationship isn’t just hate, and surely not love, so it leaves you wondering what then? Lust? An act of rebellion? What causes these two people, polar opposites to come together and why do they both act recklessly? This book can really push your buttons, make you hate the main character for her stupidity but yet, that’s what makes this book so real. People will always stupidly act, make mistakes and sometimes those people just don’t learn from those former.

Ending with a twist, this book will hold you captive, needing the next chapter, going directly to the next book from the last chapter of the first. It was a nice book that lead me on a wild roller coaster of emotions.

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Synopsis

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Tessa Young is an 18 year old college student with a simple life, excellent grades, and a sweet boyfriend. She always has things planned out ahead of time, until she meets a rude boy named Harry, with too many tattoos and piercings who shatters her plans.

 

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BOOK REVIEW: The Fever Code by James Dashner (Maze Runner book 5/0.6)

Note. This review does not contain any spoilers

The Fever Code by James Dashner (Maze Runner 0.6)

Rating: 5/6 stars

Recommendation: To those who have read The Maze Runner Series or at least The Kill Order, if you haven’t this will make no sense to you so I recommend that you check out the rest of the series first.

Review:

This book, as of all of this series was amazing. It was really cool to dive further into the world before the Maze Trials. I wasn’t expecting to be much of a plot twisty book as I thought I had known everything about this dystopia but it really surprised me. I kind of wished that James had written this book in more POV’s as the only character besides Thomas is Newt for kind of a prologue.

Overall, this book was a lot better than I had expected and it was nice to see these characters again. It ended up breaking my heart a lot more than it should have but nonetheless was a great afternoon read.

Synopsis:
Once there was a world’s end.

The forests burned, the lakes and rivers dried up, and the oceans swelled.

Then came a plague, and fever spread across the globe. Families died, violence reigned, and man killed man.

Next came WICKED, who were looking for an answer. And then they found the perfect boy.

The boy’s name was Thomas, and Thomas built a maze.

Now there are secrets.

There are lies.

And there are loyalties history could never have foreseen.

This is the story of that boy, Thomas, and how he built a maze that only he could tear down.

All will be revealed.

 
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BOOK REVIEW: “The Thousandth Floor” By Katharine McGee

This is a book review of the novel The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee. For a few recommended books to read after this feel free to skip to below my review.

Note: This book is literally the prettiest book I have ever seen and is beautiful in every aspect. This is also the first in a trilogy; the next book is set to come out in a year. Also this review does not contain any spoilers so read without caution.

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SYNOPSIS:

NEW YORK CITY AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE.

A thousand-story tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future where anything is possible—if you want it enough.

WELCOME TO MANHATTAN, 2118.

A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. Everyone there wants something…and everyone has something to lose.

LEDA COLE’s flawless exterior belies a secret addiction—to a drug she never should have tried and a boy she never should have touched.

ERIS DODD-RADSON’s beautiful, carefree life falls to pieces when a heartbreaking betrayal tears her family apart.

RYLIN MYERS’s job on one of the highest floors sweeps her into a world—and a romance—she never imagined…but will this new life cost Rylin her old one?

WATT BAKRADI is a tech genius with a secret: he knows everything about everyone. But when he’s hired to spy for an upper-floor girl, he finds himself caught up in a complicated web of lies.

And living above everyone else on the thousandth floor is AVERY FULLER, the girl genetically designed to be perfect. The girl who seems to have it all—yet is tormented by the one thing she can never have.

Amid breathtaking advancement and high-tech luxury, five teenagers struggle to find their place at the top of the world. But when you’re this high up, there’s nowhere to go but down….

RATING: 4.5/6

REVIEW:

Beautifully constructed, this book is a perfect mashup of everything I hadn’t thought the future to be. Opening on a scene describing someone falling from atop this tower this book grabs your attention right off the bat; who fell and why?

The Thousandth Floor switches between the POV’s of a variety of characters with each chapter ranging from 3 to sometimes even 15/16 pages. It took me awhile to begin to connect with most of the characters with the chapters being so short but once I began to I wasn’t able to stop reading.

I really loved all the thought put into every little detail of this story, from edible robots to floating drinks and the realism this book held while incorporating these quirky ideas. Every character was in or going through a shit situation and it made them all the more relatable.

For me this book was almost like Gossip Girl but 100 years in the future and not solely based off the lives of Manhattan’s elite. Overall, the book was great and the ending caught me off guard, not at all the way I had imagined it. I will be patiently waiting until next fall for the sequel of this captivating trilogy.

RECOMMENDATION:

If you liked these books or are looking for your next read. Also feel free to comment down below your thoughts on this book and what you think I should read next.

  • Gossip Girl by Cecily Von Ziegesar
  • Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shephard
  • The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Trigger Warning: This book deals with substance and drug abuse

If you’ve read to the end of this review thank you so much and it would mean the world to me if you would comment of follow me, let alone leave a like.

What’s your favourite one of her covers for this book? Personally I love the one on the left because that’s the copy I own but what about you?

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REVIEW: Picture Me This by Marina Lovechild

This honest review doesn’t contain any spoilers, so feel free to read with ease
Rating: 3.2/5
Genre: Adult Fiction – Erotica, Romance
Synopsis:
“One snap with the shutter of my camera, and you will be mine forever,” he whispered.

My name is Sam, short for Samantha. I’m regular, boring and plain. The only time I can ever relax during my time in college is in photography class, or at least… It was.

That all changed when I met my new photography teacher. He is too sexy for his own good, and his mind too twisted for words to describe.
Together we tumbled into darkness, slowly spiraling out of control, and honestly…? I think I like it.

Review:
Switching between the POV’s of Sam, a college student who strives to become a photographer and gets high on a regular basis to Aiden, a famous photographer who, wanting to escape his agency, decides to stop taking pictures and try out teaching a college photography course. When these two collide, their paths gradually become more and more entwined, taking you on a sexy, dark journey.

I haven’t read an erotica-romance novel in quite a while, let alone a teacher/ student relationship so this book was quite refreshing for me as just something new. I liked how we got to understand both Aiden and Sam’s way of thinking instead of trying to figure out what was going on in each of their minds. I also liked how short it was, but it left me wanting more so props to the author for that.

A few problems I had with the story was that the plot wasn’t the greatest, with no real climax it was building up to. I kept waiting for a big plot twist but to no avail, which really irked me.

Overall, this story was a quick read which I finished in about an hour and a half. It was enjoyable but not really my cup of tea.

NOTE: I received a free electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed in this review are solely my own.
Get it here: https://www.amazon.com/Picture-Me-This-Marina-Lovechild-ebook/dp/B01M12DNR5/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1476566870&sr=8-1&keywords=picture+me+this
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REVIEW: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

As always, my review will contain spoilers and will begin after the synopsis.

Rating: 5/6

I have decided to post this review now in anticipation for the movie based off this book that came out today. I have been a fan of this trilogy for years and am proud of Ransom Riggs for getting all these wonderful opportunities for his amazing novel. ON another note don’t expect the movie to be all that close to the novel, vice versa. The movie, while based off the first novel is not a complete adaptation as the storyline has been tampered with a lot. A prime example of this is the fact that Olive and Emma’s peculiarities have been swapped in the movie. Anyways, here’s the synopsis:

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

For me this novel was absolute love at first sight. I am quite guilty in the whole ‘judging a book on it’s cover department’ and as an artist admired how Riggs upcycled old photographs he had found from all over and created a totally unique story from them.

The book itself was just as creatively written. Opening on Jacob Portman, who has come to ignore his grandfather’s tales of peculiar people which have been told to him ever since he was young. But when his grandfather is killed by a monster Jacob begins to look for answers, only to uncover more questions that lead him to a small island off the coast of Wales. I must say when we had begun to meet all the different peculiar children I wondered if there were to many characters being introduced all at once.

This was one of those books I took as little breaks as possible while reading and one of the few I did not accidentally speed read through. There was next to none dull moments and it was detailed too much or too little.

On the downside, I wished the main character was a little bit more relatable and throughout the trilogy as his peculiarit(ies) are further looked into and discovered, I felt as if I could connect with him less and less. This doesn’t have to necessarily be a bad thing and to some people it isn’t. But for me that’s always a factor, as if I understand and can connect to the main character I become not only more invested in the plot, but understand the it better.

Overall this book was an amazing read and it deserves all the attention it’s been getting lately.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne

I must say at first I was skeptical. I grew up with the Harry Potter series as my one true favorite series so this novel could easily have diminished the name of Harry Potter everywhere. I also hated reading play scripts, never a true drama nerd like some of my other friends. I found Shakespeare quite boring to be honest. And to top it all of when it was first released the reviews I was reading were mostly negative. So when I finally decided to pick it up at my local bookstore I was surprised to find myself engrossed in the novel, not able to put it down.

Rating: 4/6

Full review with spoilers:

To say I was surprised would actually be an understatement. This book, unlike so many others started at a fast pace right off the bat with the sorting twenty pages in. And with the next twenty pages 3 years have passed, Albus Serverus and Scorpius both in their fourth years at Hogwarts. I loved how this book featured two outcast Slytherin’s as the protagonists as we revisited Harry’s fourth year at Hogwarts too. I loved how they incorporated old potions and magical trinkets that had only been used a few times in the series (I mean Harry Potter as Voldemort? LOL). And Delphi being Voldemort’s daughter was so unexpected I loved there was finally a plot twist that I didn’t guess beforehand. I loved all the alternate universes too but my con would have to be the fact that it’s a play script, not an actual novel. I still don’t like reading anything in that format though this was easier to understand than Shakespearean. (I mean honorificabilitudinatatibus, like what the fuck Shakespeare?) Anyways I would give this book a solid 4/6 as it was good but not amazing.

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