Will Grayson, Will Grayson

John Green and David Levithan
Penguin Books UK
Published 10th July 2014 (this edition)
Thank you to the publisher for
providing this book via Netgalley
in exchange for an honest review.
This did not influence my review 
in any way.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson is the story of two Will Graysons who meet by chance one night in Chicago. Their lives collide in the most unexpected of ways and it leads to romantic turmoil, misunderstandings and one massive school musical. A collaboration between YA heavyweights John Green and David Leviathan, the two points of view alternate and are very easy to tell apart. But despite the title, this book is not about either of the two Will Graysons. It is about Tiny Cooper.

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Their Lips Talk Of Mischief

I should work in a bookstore.

Alan Warner
Faber/Allen & Unwin
Published October 2014
Thank you to the publisher for
providing this book for an honest
review. This did not influence my 
review in any way.

I’m just going to state this straight up, no flowery sentences or beating around the bush: I really disliked these characters! Llewellyn and Cunningham, they’re only 21, but both are stuck up and pretentious, believing the world owes them everything though they have made no contribution to it whatsoever. They both live on government welfare, some of it ill begotten, along with Llewellyn’s young wife Aiofe and baby daughter Lily, the former who Cunningham is increasingly attracted to. They wax on and on about how they’re going to write the greatest novel of their time, yet all they do is drink beer or spirits or whatever they can find and talk about the great novels they’re going to write. They don’t work, they don’t help themselves. They are very easy to dislike.

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The White Divers of Broome

Was going to take a cool photo of this book at the beach, but …. I forgot. So here it is framed by my laptop while I’m studying instead.

John Bailey
Pan Macmillan
Published 1st August 2002 (first published 2001)
Borrowed from my aunt.

I have a few people who I trade books and book recommendations with regularly, but not all of them have the same taste as I do. It’s good, because it means I read things I wouldn’t normally read or didn’t even know about. This was the case for The White Divers of Broome which landed in my hands while recently in Sydney visiting my aunt. Continue reading

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Caroline Kepnes
Simon & Schuster
Published 1st October 2014

Thank you to Simon & Schuster AU for providing
this book in exchange for an honest review.
This did not influence my review in any way.

Do you like a creepy read? Don’t mind staying up all night with the lights on? Don’t get too squeamish? Or like to read books that make you uncomfortable? This one just might be for you.

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The 100

The 100

Author: Kass Morgan
Series: The Hundred, Book 1
Publisher: Little, Brown and Co
Star Rating: 3/5
Date Read: August 14th to 19th, 2014
Read Count: 1
Review:
Thank you to NetGalley for providing this book in exchange for an honest review.

I didn’t love this book. I didn’t hate this book. I didn’t really feel much for this book. Mild interest, yes, or else I may not have finished it. It’s a good premise, wasn’t particularly badly written, but I just couldn’t get involved or invested in the story.

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The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud

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Author: Ben Sherwood
Publisher: Picador
Star Rating: 3/5
Date Read: August 8th to 10th, 2014
Read Count: 1
Review:
Don’t hate me for this, dear readers, but in this case I have to say – the Zac Efron movie was better than this book. I know, I know! It’s almost sacrilege. But, sadly, true. I can promise it doesn’t happen often.

Charlie and Sam St. Cloud are the closest of brothers, and when Sam dies in a tragic car accident their bond transcends the here and now to include the inbetween. Due to a promise made just before Charlie was shocked back to life, Sam now hangs between the present and the afterlife. Charlie is also stuck. Since he made his promise to Sam, Sam appears to him every night at sunset in the cemetery where he is buried and Charlie now lives as caretaker. They play catch, they swing, they swim in the river. Neither brother has yet been capable of moving on so they are stuck in the inbetween. Enter Tess Carroll, a sailor who makes Charlie question whether this is really what he wants.
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Unite Me

Unite Me

Author: Tahereh Mafi
Series: The Juliette Chronicles, Books 1.5 & 2.5
Publisher: Harper Collins
Star Rating: 3/5
Date Read: July 28th, 2013
Read Count: 1
Review:
This is not going to be a full blown review but more me throwing my two cents into the discussion. Unite Me contains Destroy Me, a novella from Warner’s point of view, and Fracture Me, from Adam’s point of view. It’s been almost a year since I read Shatter Me for the first time but I think I remember it pretty well, same with Unravel Me and you can find my reviews for those books linked below.

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