Title: Our Year Of Maybe
Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon
Pages: 384 pages (Paperback)
Genre: Diverse Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: January 15, 2019
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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Title: She Was The Quiet One
Author: Michele Campbell
Pages: 444 pages (Paperback)
Genre: Psychological Thriller, Suspense
Publication Date: January 10, 2018
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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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.😅 She Was The Quiet One 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
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Title: Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes
Pages: 400 pages (Paperback)
P.O.V: 1st person
Genre: Mental Health, Young – Adult, Contemporary
Publication Date: 9 August 2018
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd.
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
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Title: A Court of Frost and Starlight
Pages: 272 pages (Paperback)
Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy
Publication Date: 8 May 2018
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
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
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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
A Jewish girl-turned-spy must infiltrate an elite Nazi boarding school in this highly commercial, relentlessly nail-biting World War II drama!
After her mother is shot at a checkpoint, fifteen-year-old Sarah–blonde, blue-eyed, and
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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
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