Contemporary · Romance · Young Adult

OUR YEAR OF MAYBE by RACHEL LYNN SOLOMON | BOOK REVIEW

Title: Our Year Of Maybe

Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon

Pages: 384 pages (Paperback)

Genre: Diverse Romance, Young Adult

Publication Date: January 15, 2019

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Aspiring choreographer Sophie Orenstein would do anything for Peter Rosenthal-Porter, who’s been on the kidney transplant list as long as she’s known him. Peter, a gifted pianist, is everything to Sophie: best friend, musical collaborator, secret crush.

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Mystery/Suspense · Thriller · Young Adult

SHE WAS THE QUIET ONE by MICHELE CAMPBELL | Book Review (Contains one minor spoiler)

Title: She Was The Quiet One

Author: Michele Campbell

Pages: 444 pages (Paperback)

Genre: Psychological Thriller, Suspense

Publication Date: January 10, 2018

Publisher: HQ


For Rose Enright, enrolling in a prestigious New England boarding school is the opportunity of a lifetime. But for Rose’s vulnerable twin sister Bel, Odell Academy is a place of temptation and danger. When Bel falls in with a crowd of wild rich kids who pressure her into hazing Rose, the sisters’ relationship is shattered. Rose turns to her dorm mother, Sarah Donovan, for advice. But Bel turns to Sarah’s husband Heath, a charismatic and ambitious teacher. Is Heath trying to help Bel or take advantage of her? In a world of privilege, seduction, and manipulation, only one sister will live to tell the truth.

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She Was The Quiet One is a compelling psychological thriller and turned out to be different from what I expected it to be. I expected the drama to mainly revolve around Sarah and Heath’s relationship while Bel and Rose being a part of it. But what I got was a teen hostel drama with mean girls and their far fetched bullying.😅

It begins with Bel and Rose’s mother passing away and their Grandmother taking up their guardianship and eventually enrolling them at a posh and prestigious boarding school Odell. Once there, Rose gets Sarah as her mentor and Bel gets Heath. And the drama starts to unfold….

It’s not that twisty but the thrill is there. You know one of the sister died but you don’t know which one and it was a great element of the storytelling.

The writing is effortless and weaves together a simple plot with complicated emotions. The combination is captivating.

The characters… umm.. well I found Heath and Sarah’s quite intriguing while that of Bel’s somewhat annoying.

The relationships and the turns they took were definitely real in all their forms. Their fears, selfishness and care. I think that is what stood out the most to me.

There was a part where Bel finally realises that what she felt about Heath was a strong admiration and not romantic love. At an young age it can hard to confront and look through these feelings. I know because I myself have had such feelings for a boy I admired. And had a tough time differentiating and validating my specific feeling of such strong admiration. Which can very easily be confused with love. But even if it gets requited it can’t fulfil your desire because you never wanted that from them in first place. You wanted the attention and the validation from them.

I have a contradicting feeling the about the climax. It felt bit stretched but there also was quite an adrenaline rush!🤷‍♀️

My Rating: 3.75/5


She Was The Quiet One’ is available as Paperback, Hardcover, E-book and Audio book.

Buy Links : Amazon(IN), Amazon(UK)

Contemporary · Young Adult

ARE WE ALL LEMMINGS AND SNOWFLAKES? by HOLLY BOURNE

IMG_20180727_184112_482.jpgTitle: Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes

Author:  Holly Bourne

Pages: 400 pages (Paperback)

P.O.V: 1st person

Genre: Mental Health, Young – Adult, Contemporary

Publication Date: 9 August 2018

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd.

 

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Welcome to Camp Reset, a summer camp with a difference. A place offering a shot at “normality” for Olive, a girl on the edge, and for the new friends she never expected to make – who each have their own reasons for being there. Luckily Olive has a plan to Continue reading “ARE WE ALL LEMMINGS AND SNOWFLAKES? by HOLLY BOURNE”

Fantasy · Young Adult

A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas

IMG_20180706_130431_179Title: A Court of Frost and Starlight

Author:  Sarah J. Maas

Pages: 272 pages (Paperback)

P.O.V: Multiple

Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy

Publication Date: 8 May 2018

Publisher: Bloomsbury YA

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Hope warms the coldest night.

Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a Continue reading “A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas”

Historical · Young Adult

ORPHAN MONSTER SPY BY MATT KILLEEN

Title: Orphan Monster Spy

Author:  Matt Killeen

Pages: 400 pages (Paperback)

P.O.V: 3rd person

Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction

Publication Date: March 8th, 2018 (Expected)

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

 

 

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A Jewish girl-turned-spy must infiltrate an elite Nazi boarding school in this highly commercial, relentlessly nail-biting World War II drama!

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Contemporary · Young Adult

THE UNPREDICTABILITY OF BEING HUMAN BY LINNI INGEMUNDSEN

Title: The Unpredictability of Being Human

Author: Linni Ingemundsen

Pages: 268 pages (Paperback)

P.O.V.: 1st Person

Genre: contemporary, young- adult, coming of age

Publication Date: January 1st, 2018

Publisher: Usborne Publishing ltd.

 

 

 

Meet Malin, a fifteen-year-old who sees the world differently. Malin knows she couldn’t change much about her life, even if she got to play God. Her dad would still yell all the time – especially as Malin is still friends with Hanna, the girl she met shoplifting. Her mum would still say a glass of wine is good for her heart – and Mum needs it, with Malin’s brother, Sigve, getting into trouble all the time. And Malin would still be Malin. Because she can’t be anybody Continue reading “THE UNPREDICTABILITY OF BEING HUMAN BY LINNI INGEMUNDSEN”