Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon Review.

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Title – Everything Everything.

Author – Nicola Yoon

Publisher/Published – September 2015 / Corgi Childrens

Genre – Fiction, Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Pages – 310

Summary from Goodreads

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

My Thoughts

5 out of 5 Stars,

Well this was a huge surprise, I didn’t expect to love this as much as I did. Young Adult contemporary/romance is not my go to genre but after this I really want to explore more of this genre.

I found this cute and fluffy and I couldn’t put it down. I read it in two sittings but if I didn’t have to go to work I would have read it all in one go.

I loved the layout of this story, using written chapters, emails, homework and IM’s. It made it easier and faster to read and I found it really quite enjoyable.

I enjoyed the main character Maddy and my heart went out to her especially at the end. I liked personality and she loved books so I could relate to that. Olly was another great character and her treated Maddy so well. For me personally I loved the ending and thought it wrapped up the story well.

All in all an enjoyable read that I couldn’t put down and has made me want to explore the genre more.

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Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne Review

Title – Brightly Burning

Author – Alexa Donne

Publisher/Published – Titan Books/June 2018

Genre – Sci – Fi, Retellings, Young Adult, Romance

Pages – 400

Summary from Goodreads

Seventeen-year-old Stella Ainsley wants just one thing: to go somewhere—anywhere—else. Her home is a floundering spaceship that offers few prospects, having been orbiting an ice-encased Earth for two hundred years. When a private ship hires her as a governess, Stella jumps at the chance. The captain of the Rochester, nineteen-year-old Hugo Fairfax, is notorious throughout the fleet for being a moody recluse and a drunk. But with Stella he’s kind.

But the Rochester harbors secrets: Stella is certain someone is trying to kill Hugo, and the more she discovers, the more questions she has about his role in a conspiracy threatening the fleet.

My Thoughts

4 out of 5 Stars

This story is a sci-fi retelling of Jane Eyre told in space. I personally haven’t read Jane Eyre but I must say I really enjoyed this story. I love the setting of the story, I loved the fact it was in space as it added another dimension to the tale.

I thought Stella was a great main character, she was ambitious and knows how to get what she wants. I’m usually a bit mixed when it comes to how romance is portrayed in books, however I loved the romance between Stella and Hugo.

The Story was so well written and I couldn’t put it down, I was just excited to know what happened. Overall this was an excellent, well thought out story, with a great setting and characters to match. I would highly recommend this story to you all.

Halcyon by Rio Youers Review

Title – Halcyon

Author – Rio Youers

Publisher / Published – Titan Books/ October 2018

Genre – Fiction / Horror / Thriller

Pages – 528

Summary from Goodreads
HALCYON is the answer for all Americans who want to escape, but paradise isn’t what it seems.

A beautiful island in the middle of Lake Ontario―a self-sustaining community made up of people who want to live without fear, crime, or greed. Halcyon is run by Valerie Kemp, aka Mother Moon, benevolent and altruistic on the outside, but hiding an unimaginable darkness inside. She has dedicated her life to the pursuit of Glam Moon, a place of eternal beauty and healing. And she believes the pathway there can only be found at the end of pleasure.

On the heels of tragedy, Martin Lovegrove moves his family to Halcyon. A couple of months, he tells himself, to retreat from the chaos and grind. He soon begins to suspect there is something beneath Halcyon’s perfect veneer and sets out to discover the truth―however terrible it might be―behind the island and its mysterious founder, Mother Moon.

My Thoughts

4 out of 5 Stars

This was such a good book!! For me the first 100 and so pages were a little slow but oh it picked up and I ended up loving the story. This was a strange story but the author did a great job writing this. After the first 100 or so pages where it goes to Halcyon it was such a captivating read where I couldn’t put the book down because I had to know what happened. The characters were so well written. I really enjoyed Edith and Shirley, I also enjoyed Martins parts. Mother Moon was a strange character and I really wasnt sure about her at first but you can kind of sympathise with her after the horrific things she went through but there were parts of her I didn’t like.

The plot was so well written and it was captivating in the end to the point where I had to keep reading.

Overall I really enjoyed this story and I would highly recommend it to you all.

Disclaimer – I received this book for free from the publishers Titan Books in exchange for a honest review, this does not however affect my opinion.

October 2018 Wrap Up

Well October came and went in a flash. It seems like I blinked and it was almost November. It’s a scary thought that there is only two months left in the year. I didn’t have a great reading month and only managed five books, I’m running really behind on my Goodreads challenge but I’m hoping to catch up as much as possible in the up coming weeks.

So onto the books I did read this month:

  • A Blade so Black by L.L McKinney – 5 Stars – 400 Pages.
  • Before Her Eyes by Jack Jordan – 4 Stars – 448 Pages.
  • Strange Ink by Gary Kemble – 3 Stars – 397 Pages.
  • Cirque Du Freak by Darren Shan – 5 Stars – 183 Pages.
  • Ten Little Girls by Willow Rose – 295 Pages.

So there you have the five books I managed to read. How was your reading month? What was your favourite/least favourite book of the month?

Stay tuned for another wrap up.