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review 2017-11-24 13:40
#77 - The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
The Thousandth Floor - Katharine McGee

Welcome to Manhattan 2118. I knew I would like this book the second I read this line. I totally adore futuristic worlds and I love drama… and this book is full of it, trust me.

 

I love how the book starts, you know something terrible is going to happen, but you do not know to whom. The further you go into the book, the more assumptions you have about who this person might be (I was honestly wrong).

 

This book is full of tension; it would make a perfect movie in my opinion because I thought the structure was similar to a movie. I liked how the tension was growing more and more and it kept me on the edge of my seat. The ending was perfect, you could sense it was coming and it was exciting and nerve-racking at the same time.

 

The characters all had their flaws (and some good qualities, but it's not what was noticeable about them...), but I still was really attached to some of them.

 

However, I was expecting a bit more for this book. I would have liked some things to be a bit more developed for example. Still, I totally recommend this book if you enjoy rich kids drama (and so much more), totally worth it!

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review 2017-11-19 20:03
#76 - Not A Drop To Drink
Not a Drop to Drink - Mindy McGinnis

I had such a great time reading this book. I’m a sucker for post-apocalyptical novels and even more when it is realistic and it involves bad-ass female characters. Lynn lives with her mother in a world where water has become rare and expensive, they have a pond and will do everything to protect is as it is their only source of water. Lynn was born after all this and has never seen water running from the tap. She also does not know a lot of people and Mother is the only person she trusts. As you can imagine, something will happen and disrupt Lynn’s world.

 

I enjoyed this book so much, it was easy to read, the pacing was great, the characters were really realistic and the world created was flawless (now I want to tell you that this is a debut novel, I’m so impressed). I love the clash between country people and city people. Lynn does not know a lot about the outside world, she lives secluded in her little house (she has never heard music for example). I think the author did a really great job depicting a young teenager having only known her mother and poetry books her whole life. She, for example, have no idea that she is pretty, not having seen other women except her mother. She is clueless as what a man would want to do with women… I think this part was really well done.

 

My only complain about this book is that it was too short and I wanted more! Thankfully, there is another one and I have it on my shelf!

 

(+ this cover is one of my favourite ever!!)

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review 2017-11-18 12:23
#75 - The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
The Well of Ascension - Brandon Sanderson

I started the Mistborn trilogy earlier this year and I immediately fell in love with the world Sanderson created. It was also the first book by him that I read. I really wanted to learn more about the storyline and I was not disappointed by this second instalment.

 

The Well of Ascension is massive, there are more than 700pages and I'm not used to reading such long books. I much prefer smaller books because I don't like spending too much time on the same book. No matter how good it is, I get bored easily. I still really enjoyed reading this.

 

Vin is an amazing character, I like how she has doubts and flaws. She is probably the most powerful women in the world but she still doubts herself. I love that this aspect of her personality was so much developed. What is even more amazing about Vin is that she loves Elend, but her world does not consist of only him. She cares about herself and she knows she has important things to do (like saving the world or something). What really gets on my nerves in YA books is when female character relies so much on their love interest it is scary, so it was refreshing not to have to read about that. Vin is also one of the most selfless character ever without even knowing it.

 

As far as the other characters are concerned I still keep mixing them (apart from Sazed who is way more developed in this book). There are new characters as well and Allriane was really intriguing, I can’t wait to learn more about her in the next book.

 

I had fun reading this book and I definitely recommend this series if you haven’t read it yet. The fact that this book was so long was a problem for me, but the pacing was really well done, it’s just because of my personal tastes.

 

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review 2017-11-09 10:31
#74 - The List by Siobhan Vivian
The List - Siobhan Vivian

Every year at Mount Washington High School, a list is published with the four prettiest and the four ugliest girls of the school, one for each grade. This book shows how the list affect every one of these girls.

 

I really enjoy the concept because it is so realistic. It also shows how important the opinion of other matters to teenagers. I think it is scary because it is so true. What other people think of you will always affect you, but even more so as a teenager. Even if you think it does not matter to you (like Sara in the story), you know it does.

 

All these girls know each other in some way and I like the fact that you get to know every one of them. My only complaint is that with eight characters, it can get confusing and it also did not go as deep as I wish it would. Also, I listened to it as an audiobook and it was even more difficult for me to understand who was whom (I have a visual memory so it is easier to remember names when I read).

 

I enjoy this book but it could have been even better in my opinion, I was expecting more.

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review 2017-11-06 15:58
#73 - Addicted To You by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie
Addicted to You - Krista Ritchie,Becca Ritchie

This book was sitting on my Kindle, once again, I don't remember how I got it but I wanted to read some contemporary. I needed a light read to take my mind off things.. It was definitely not a light read, but it was really great.

 

I liked how honest this book was. Our two main characters have an addiction, one to alcohol, the other one to sex. And it is not glamour at all. I was afraid it would glamorize sex addiction but it did not. It was really interesting to read about it.

 

I got really attached to the characters, something I think would not happen at first. But the more I read, the more I was anxious about what was happening and I really wanted the characters to be happy and get better.

 

It is one of those books that surprised me in many ways. I'm more used to read fantasy or sci-fi and I read contemporary/romance when I need a break. So it was a great surprise to enjoy it as much as I did. I am really glad I decided to pick this up. I definitely recommend it.

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