Thursday, 20 August 2015

Read & Reviewed #2


I'm back with the second instalment of Read & Reviewed, check out my first post here! As I previously mentioned I've started a little series doing some short and snappy reviews of the books I've read, to go along with my On the Reading List posts. 

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven - 5/5

Set around the characters Finch, a boy who is fascinated by death and often contemplates suicide and Violet, a girl who lives for the future, to get away from the grief of her sisters death. After a chance meeting the book focuses on the relationship between the two. Not giving too much away, I really loved this book, there was plenty of character development and I really found myself caring about them. The book is wonderfully descriptive and really draws in on making a journey. It's super emotional, heartbreaking yet hopeful and I would definitely recommend it! 

The Girl in the Photograph by Kate Riordan - 4/5

The book is set in 1933, set on the character Alice a 22 year old typist from London who arrives at Fiercombe Manor in disgrace, having fallen pregnant with a married man. During her stay she discovers the history of the Manor, in particular the previous tenant Elizabeth. The story develops on how the two's paths are eerily similar. I found that this was a bit of a difficult read, I don't like books that switch from one story to another each chapter. However I found both parts of the stories really interesting. The book isn't as spooky as I thought it would be, but it's full of ups and downs and packed with mystery. 

If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch - 4/5

The story is set around Carey and her sister Jenessa, who live in a camper van in the woods with their drug addict mother. When two strangers arrive in the woods, their lives are turned upside down. They fear that a dark secret from the past will come to light. I loved how descriptive this book was, you really got a feel for the conditions the girls were living in and just what they were feeling. Again really emotional with twists and turns I found it hard to put this book down! 


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4 comments

  1. All the Bright Places sounds like a brilliant book - think I'll be reading that next!

    Lucy | www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. I've been wanting to get back into reading for ages, All the Bright Places sounds like the place to start!
    Jodie xo // Jodie Loue

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