Monday, 23 April 2018

Batch Reviews #4

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart (✮✮✮ - 3/5 stars)
Publishing Date: September 5, 2017
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Pages: 288

My Review: I read We Were Liars a few years back and really loved that book. I was so excited to hear that Lockhart was coming out with a new book. I'll be honest, it took me a few times to really get into this book and read a chunk of it. I wasn't enjoying it from the beginning and one of my co-workers convinced me that it was really good and to give it another shot. I really wanted to like it and while the premise is interesting, and with elements of The Talented Mr. Ripley, I didn't love it. I didn't find it shocking the way I did WWL, and at times, I found Jules and Imogen really difficult to empathize with. I will say Lockhart's writing is wonderful and she's great at writing the unreliable narrator. I just didn't love this one like WWL. In short, if you aren't familiar with the original story of Mr. Ripley, you might really enjoy this because there will be twists and turns that you don't see coming, and if you are a fan of Lockhart's writing in general, you'll enjoy this!

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Disclaimer: An advanced reader's copy of the book was provided by Penguin Random House Canada in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman (✮✮✮✮✮ - 5/5 stars)
Publishing Date: March 27, 2018
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Pages: 272

My Review: What a stunning book. I have read a few books in the past by Gayle Forman and they always hit me right in the feels and made me cry. This one did the same thing but I think this is my favorite one by hers yet! It follows three perspectives: Freya, Harun, and Nathaniel, and how three broken people come together and find each other at the right time in New York one day. Freya is a singer who has lost her voice, Harun is a boy who lost the boy he loved, and Nathaniel has nothing to lose. I just loved how they came together and I loved how their back stories were slowly revealed to the reader. This book touches on so many topics like family expectations and doing what others want you to do, instead of what you want, and how loving someone/something can really hurt, but it's worth it? There's just so much in this book and I would highly recommend you pick it up. There's something in it for everyone!

Available for purchase:
Chapters/Indigo, Kobo, Amazon, and Book Depository
Disclaimer: An advanced reader's copy of the book was provided by Penguin Random House Canada in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Release Blitz: The End Zone by L.J. Shen

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The End Zone, a sexy friends to lovers romance from L.J. Shen is available LIVE!