Tag: Blogging Outside the Box

May 20
Rush Too Far by Abbi Glines

Rush Too Far by Abbi Glines

Reviews 0 ★★★

Retellings of a story from a different perspective can be a bit hit-or-miss. If there's nothing new, then the book quickly becomes boring. I think Abbi Glines has done an admirable job of showing us Rush and Blaire's initial courtship from Rush's eyes, and ultimately liked Rush Too Far.

However, the more of Abbi's books that I read, and I've read almost all of them, the more uncomfortable I am with certain stereotypes she uses in her books. For example, Rush's obsession with Blaire's innocence and purity irked me throughout the novel, because of how he put Blaire on a...

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May 08
The Geography Of You And Me by Jennifer E. Smith

The Geography Of You And Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Reviews 2 ★★★★

I loved The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, so much that I’ve been eagerly looking forward to every book Smith has written since then. The Geography Of You And Me is my least favourite of her works, but I still enjoyed it and think it’s just as cute and poignant as her other stories.

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Apr 22
Panic by Lauren Oliver

Panic by Lauren Oliver

Reviews 1 ★★★★

I didn’t really know what I was getting into when I started to read Panic, but only one chapter in I knew the book had its hooks in me. The narration is brilliant, the premise is thrilling and haunting at the same time, and the characters are real in a way rarely seen in books.

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Jan 14
Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

Katie McGarry continues to write amazing, heartwarming stories in Crash Into You, and this time she’s finally given us bad-boy Isaiah’s story. I loved this book – it even made me a little teary – and I can’t wait for the next one, Take Me On. Speed. It’s what I…

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Nov 13
United We Spy by Ally Carter

United We Spy by Ally Carter

Reviews 0

The end of an era, the final book of the Gallagher Girls series. Covert operations, swooning, bullets (and blood) and danger are everywhere, but I’m kind of just glad the series is over. Actually, United We Spy was a pleasure to read – much more serious and fast-paced than the…

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Oct 30
Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter

Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter

Reviews 1

We left Cammie Morgan at the end of the last book as she left the Gallagher Academy (a school for spies in training) to track down the people who were hunting her. It was a strong, definitive ending, and I was looking forward to an action-packed thriller. What I got…

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Oct 01
Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young

Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young

Reviews 0

The blurb describes Just Like Fate as Sliding Doors meets Anna and the French Kiss, and I have to agree wholeheartedly. The sweet romances and complex relationships that define Cat Patrick’s writing are present in full force in this novel, as is the intriguing question of how one single decision…

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Sep 24
Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter

Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter

Reviews 3

Despite having enjoyed the third book of the series, there were a lot of things that bothered me about Only the Good Spy Young, the fourth instalment of the Gallagher Girls. In part, this was because of my impatience with incorrect science, and in part because of my frustration with…

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Sep 20
Every Breath by Ellie Marney

Every Breath by Ellie Marney

Reviews 2 ★★★★

This book is so good! I was absolutely hooked from the prologue (it’s a punchy prologue!), and it only got better from there! I enjoyed the characters, the mystery, and the vivid sense of place, and am looking forward to the next two books in the series. Set in Melbourne,…

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