May Wrap-Up & June TBR

May Wrap-Up:
(clicking on the images will take you to their goodreads page!)
Total books: 10                    Total pages: 2665

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My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Gooreads rating: 4.21

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My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
goodreads rating: 3.57

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My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
goodreads rating: 4.21

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my rating: 4 out of 5 stars
goodreads rating: 4.11

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my rating: 5 out of 5 stars
goodreads rating: 3.80

The Infinite Sea (The Fifth Wave #2)

my rating: 5 out of 5 stars
goodreads rating: 4.05

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my rating: 5 out of 5 stars
goodreads rating: 4.34

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my rating: 5 out of 5 stars
goodreads rating: 4.06

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my rating: 2 out of 5 stars
goodreads rating: 3.93

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my rating: 1 out of 5 stars
goodreads rating: 4.04

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Woah, I’m proud of what I’ve read this month considering I did get into a bit of a reading slump and I had my exams. I’m currently reading Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour (which I’m loving) as well as The Girl With All the Gifts, a super-interesting-creepy-a-little-slow-but-its-cool kind of book.

I don’t usually have a TBR goal since I’m a big mood reader therefore never actually achieve my goal and end up reading something else. (I don’t know, it just happens) So these are just a few books i want to read in the month of June 🙂 (highly likely it’s going to change)

Let me know which ones you think I need to get to first!!


June TBR:

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour


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Book Review: The Revenge Playbook (ARC)

The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen

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The expected publication: June 16th 2015

I had extremely high expectations for this book. They just were not reached. So many people loved this but i honestly just don’t see it haha. I guess it wasn’t a book for me! Gave this 1 star. 

This book is all about a group of girls seeking the same thing: Revenge. Each of the girls (Liv, Peyton, Melanie Jane, and Ana)  have their own reason for wanting to teach the high school football team a lesson which brings them together. They come up with the plan to steal the one thing the boys hold sacred – they have to beat them at their own game.

I didn’t connect with any of the characters, i found that they actually really annoyed me most of the time. The girls were meant to be 15, but they did not act like high school students. I just didn’t get it. I didn’t really like any of the love interests but that didn’t bother me too much since the romance was light and not the main focus. There’s some really unnecessary slut-shaming despite it being a book about friendship and girl power.

The book was fast paced and i liked that the chapters were split into the girls POV’s. 

We started something. And we’re going to finish it. We will steal that football. We will have our revenge. And we will change this town.

Check out The Revenge Playbook on goodreads!

Book Review: Between Us and the Moon (ARC)

Between Us and the Moon by Rebecca Maizel 

Big thanks to the publisher for providing me this ARC in exchange for a honest review.

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I tried and tried and really tried to like this. If you have me on goodreads you know I considered DNFing it multiple times but in the end i made it through, woop woop (!) I ended up giving this book 2 stars.

Between Us and the Moon is about Sarah, nicknamed Bean, who lives in the shadow of her gorgeous older sister, Scarlett. Sarah lives for the stars. She studies them and tracks comet – it’s all pretty cool. However, since her whole life has always revolved around stars and after a little bit of a heartbreak, Sarah is determined  to become this cool and older girl – a girl like Scarlett. This leads to the creation of the ‘Scarlett Experiment’ which basically consists off being more like Scarlet –  making friends and attracting guys.

I strongly hate dishonest characters. Sarah is a very, very dishonest character. She lied to everyone, including herself and got herself into this big mess. How does she solve this big mess? Through more lies but ugh it didn’t solve the big mess. It made the mess even bigger. (You can tell it frustrated me so much)  I would of loved the relationship between Sarah and Andrew (he’s the reason i even bothered to finish this book) much more if it wasn’t built on a lie. Sarah was so irresponsible, i found myself wanting to scream WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! There were a lot of face-palm moments. Like a lot.

Ok, now i got some of  the negatives out the way – Sarah spent her summer falling in love with the charming Andrew. She would wear her sister’s clothes and sneak out. Not the she ever got caught because her family would always assume she’s just looking at the stars or in her room studying. They payed absolutely no attention to her. I totally understood how it felt to be in the shadow of a sibling and how frustrating it can be so i enjoyed that part. The whole book was so predictable until i got to the end and after i expected the ending to be as ridiculous i was surprised that it finally consisted of a realistic reaction. (I was so please with that reaction guys, you don’t understand

My dislike for this book might be because i had really high expectations that definitely weren’t reached but i don’t know. Not my kind of fun read. I hate that this is my first negative review, i hope i didn’t rant to much. This is literally the most i could limit my ranting haha.

You watch the world. I’m not even sure you live in it.

Check it out Between Us and the Moon on goodreads! 

Thursday Quotables: #4

Thursday Quotables is a meme, created by the lovely Bookshelf Fantasies, where you share a favorite quote, line, or passage from your current read each week!

Passage from Melanie’s story:

‘And the beautiful woman hugged her to her mortal soul, and said, “You are my special girl. You will always be with me, and i will never let you go.”

And they lived together, for ever after, in great peace and prosperity.’

The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

Versatile Blogger Award!

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A massive thanks to the lovely Amanda for nominating me! You should definitely check out her awesome blog.

I believe this award was created to honor those bloggers who bring something special to your life whether every day or only now and then.

The four rules to this are:

  • Thank the person who nominated you for this award (Include a link to their blog)
  • Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award – you might include a link to this.
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

The 7 things about myself: 

  1. I’m left-handed
  2. I’m originally from north Africa – Algeria
  3. I lived in Essex all my life, until last year when i moved to London
  4. I like the colour green? (I’m terrible at this)
  5. I’m the second oldest sibling out of 5 girls
  6. I laugh more whilst watching horror movies than comedy
  7. I’m not a big fan of the city life, i’d prefer to live around forests and mountains.

My nominees: (I know you’re meant to nominate 15 blogs, but it took me forever to think up 7 facts so even if you’re not nominated feel free to do the tag!) 

Kath @ The Last Reader 

Kayleigh @ Miserable and Magical 

Alice @ raptureinbooks 

Marwa @ Ramblings of a Bookworm

Lucy @ A Little Bit Bookish 


Wow, this award really was an eye-opener. I’m more aware of how uninteresting i am. Have fun thinking up 7 facts guys, hope it isn’t as much as a struggle as it was for me.

Book Review: Ugly Love

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover (queen queen queen)

This book deserves all the stars. I’ve just finished and immediately had to share my thoughts with you guys. This is my first CoHo book and woah. My extremely high expectations 19487009were reached! I’ll definitely be reading more of her books!!

Ugly Love is a NA contemporary romance read that tells a highly emotional story of Tate Collins and Miles Archer. When they meet it’s not exactly love at first sight. In fact they don’t even consider themselves as friends. It seems like the only thing they have in common is a mutual physical attraction. They’re prepared to have a no strings attatched, no love, no feelings kind of relationship- as long as Tate can stick to the two rules Miles has for her: never ask about the past; don’t expect a future. Easy. Right?


HEARTS GET INFILTRATED

PROMISES GET BROKEN

RULES GET SMASHED

LOVE GETS UGLY


(I’m still a little overwhelmed, i’m sorry if this makes no sense at all)

I loved this book instantly, i only had to read the first page to know i’m going to fall in love with it (literally love at first sight). I wasn’t ready for such a perfect, heart-wrenching and just a wonderful read. I loved this book so much, a definite favorite.

The present is narrated by Tate whilst Miles tells a story from six years ago. Each and every Miles chapter was beautifully poetic. I also loved Tate’s narration, i feel she’s someone i’d be good friends with haha. All the characters in this book were greatapart from Dillon. But you’re meant to hate him. I loved Cap! I’d be happy to read a book all about him. He’s the wise, old, awesome guy that knows exactly what to say and never fails to make you laugh.

This book had so many laugh out loud moments but also knew how to rip your heart up in pieces. But you know what? It perfectly broke my heart and i feel privileged to have my heart broken by such an amazing book. (Unintentional TFIOS reference)

I love love love this book! Gahhhh. There was never a dull moment and it was so unpredictable. It’s a story that explores love beautifully. Guys, just pick it up and read it.If there’s anything more you want to know, just leave a comment and i’ll reply asap.

There’s also a film adaptation coming up and ugh Nick Bateman. Definition of perfection. Couldn’t have chose a better Miles.

Woah, two reviews in one day?! Look at me go, haha. I feel Ugly Love is going to put me in the biggest reading slump. Help.


Sometimes not speaking says more than all the words in the world


Check out Ugly Love on goodreads! 

Book Review: The Infinite Sea

The Infinite Sea (The Fifth Wave #2) by Rick Yancey

This book. Gosh, I loved it. 5 out of 5 stars. Truly captivating. How are people calling this a disappointment?!  We clearly didn’t read the same book…The Infinite Sea (The Fifth Wave #2)

The Infinite Sea is the second book in the 5th Wave trilogy. It’s pretty hard to review the second book in a series and keep it spoiler free so i’m going  to leave the blurb to The 5th Wave then explain how The Infinite Sea carried the story on. 

I loved The 5th Wave which i gave 5 out of 5 stars.

Quick blurb:


THE 1ST WAVE

Took out half a million people.

THE 2ND WAVE

Put that number to shame.

THE 3RD WAVE

Lasted a little longer,

twelve weeks…four billion dead.

IN THE 4TH WAVE,

You can’t trust that people are still people.

AND THE 5TH WAVE? 

No one knows.

But it’s coming. 


I mean, that pretty much explains it. It starts off with Cassie running away from Them. She believes to stay alone is to stay alive…but that’s until she meets the beautiful, not-human, alienly hot thing Evan Walker.

A lot of characters are introduced in the first book and you learn much more about them in The Infinite Sea. A large part of the book was in the POV of Ringer and you really got to know her and much more about her life before the invasion. We also get inside Poundcake’s head which was interesting to read. I didn’t love Cassie as much as i did in the first book but i guess that left space to love Ringer right? I know some of you hated her whilst reading The 5th Wave but you’ll definitely warm to her in this book. There was a serious lack of Evan and his beautiful alieneness in this book, as well as his relationship with Cassie. In fact, their relationship went downhill in this book which irritated me . But you meet a few new characters like Razor (swoooon) and Grace (ughhhh).

This book was great, it was really thought provoking and full of action like blowing up houses, jumping off helicopters, stabbings in the bath (sounds great right?!) It was so unpredictable, you never knew what was coming. I coudn’t turn the pages fast enough. I was already around 50 pages in but i stayed up the next night finishing this book. I was engrossed in this story from beginning to end. Not a moment passed where i wasn’t 100% enthralled. It was full off mind-blowing twists! A truly captivating read, loved it.

Rick Yancey has done it yet again.I really hope the third installment will be longer, i believe it’s coming out soon? Or next year? I have no idea, let’s hope it’s soon.

The Last Star (The Fifth Wave #3)

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Vincit qui patitur 

Check out The Infinite Sea on goodreads!