Fiction

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Annike: Hey guys, so we are officially on holidays so will hopefully be getting on top of our reading and our blogging! Sorry we have been so absent lately but hopefully this will be a turning point. Today I’m going to be reviewing The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli. Let’s go! (more…)

Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey

Annike: Hey guys, sorry it’s been a little while since our last post went up! It’s really busy a lot of the time now but I’m trying my best to get reviews up from books I’m enjoying and hopefully Zoe will be back soon 🙂 Today I’m here with a review on another book I had on my TBR this month. it is part of the historical fiction genre and is called Letters to the Lost. I absolutely adored this book so give the review a look and I hope it appeals to you too. (more…)

The Things I Didn’t Say by Kylie Fornasier

Annike: Hey guys, as promised in this months TBR I read and am now ready to review The Things I Didn’t Say by Kylie Fornasier. I actually hadn’t seen this book until I found it in my library and I thought it looked like a really interesting topic so I decided to give it a go.

26891896.jpgI hate the label Selective Mutism – as if I choose not to speak, like a child who refuses to eat broccoli. I’ve used up every dandelion wish since I was ten wishing for the power to speak whenever I want to. I’m starting to wonder if there are enough dandelions.

After losing her best friend that night, Piper Rhodes changes schools, determined that her final year will be different. She will be different. Then she meets West: school captain, star soccer player, the boy everyone talks about. Despite her fear of losing everything all over again, Piper falls in love – and West with her – without Piper ever speaking one word to him. But will it last?

The Things I Didn’t say focused on a young girl named Piper Rhodes who had previously been diagnosed with Selective Mutism and was starting at a new school. Selective Mutism was not something I had been previously aware of or had any knowledge of before this book so one of the standout things was all the new information that came with the read. It was a really well explained illness that meant Piper found it impossible to communicate with people she wasn’t really close with like those outside of her family and friends.

The premise of the story was mainly Piper’s challenge in moving to a new school and having to start somewhere where no one knew about her or her illness. While her parents thought she could reinvent herself at the new school and she didn’t have to be the girl who didn’t talk – Piper knew it wasn’t just that easy.

I found that the book was a bit predictable at times. There were the girls that bullied Piper for her mutism and then there was the popular boy that befriended her and eventually became the love interest. West was a character that I liked but I never really found any connection between Piper and West. It might have been because of the lack of dialogue or simply the lack of actual time together but it might have been more of a memorable read if it had better developed relationships and characters.

Overall, it was a cute book that had some good ideas and was quite sweet. However, despite the interesting blurb and unique topic I couldn’t find anything in particular that stood out. There was more of a climax towards the end that had me on the edge of my seat at times but all in all not one of my all time favourites. I would recommend it as a unique read and very informative because I wasn’t aware of Selective Mutism beforehand. Definitely give it a go if you think it sounds interesting and we’ll be back later in the new week for another review!

Replica by Lauren Oliver

Hey guys it’s Zoë here today after like a month of posting, so sorry, but I have finally finished Replica by Lauren Oliver! This book has been on my TBR list since January and I have been reading it since then, on and off, so I am so glad I finally finished it and wanted to do a quick review on it, so here we go… (more…)

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum ~ Book Review

Annike: Hey guys, I’m here today with a review of Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum, which is a book I only heard of recently and decided to give it a go. I was able to finish it in a single day but spent much of the day reading, haha, so here it is: (more…)

January Read ~ 2017

Hey guys, here we are today with a wrap up of our month. January was a good reading month for both of us and here is what we got to and read! We also decided that instead of a usual paragraph to talk about the books we read we are going to put some of our books into the categories we chose, and we hope that makes it more enjoyable to read. (more…)

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories ~ Book Review

Annike: Hey guys, so I’m here today with the first book I have finished in the month of December. It was actually a book of short stories so there were 12 different stories with 12 different authors. I’m going to do mini reviews on each one of these as individual stories. (more…)

Life In Outer Space by Melissa Keil

Annike: Hey guys, so it’s just me today here to review a book that I read at the very end of last month while I was away on holidays. It was very character driven story, that ended up being really good so here is my review.  (more…)

The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver ~ Book Review

Annike: Hey guys, sorry our posting schedule has been a bit off this month, I posted late last week and skipped the weekend review because unfortunately I had nothing to review and now today I am a day early but I guess it doesn’t really matter and we’re just posting when we have something to post :). Okay anyways, I just finished a book I really wanted to review so here goes…
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