‘Flawed’ spoiler-free review!

Hello lovely bookies 🙂 Let’s jump straight into another review, shall we?!

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synopsis

Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she’s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan.

But then Celestine encounters a situation in which she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found FLAWED.

In this stunning novel, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society in which perfection is paramount and mistakes are punished. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.


my thoughtsWell, where do I start? I’ve seen so many rave reviews about this one and I honestly think I read a different book? Because I was not impressed. 

This book was just so unremarkable. It was no more special than any other YA dystopian I’ve read, and I don’t think it will be any more memorable.

I didn’t like the main character, Celestine. At the beginning of the book, she was extremely naïve and blindly accepted things that were blatantly immoral, things that were outrageous for me to read. She seemed shallow and only cared about her appearance and her boyfriend. And she constantly told us how she was ‘not like other girls‘. Maybe this was to make her later change of heart more of a contrast but I just found that I didn’t warm to her at all.

While this was admittedly a page-turner, it didn’t feel very high-stakes. The whole thing came across as a bit bland. Though there were some quite shocking moments and it was more gruesome in parts than I expected, I still never reached a point where I felt invested.

I just felt like I was being spoon-fed a lot, told and not shown. I’m already halfway through the second book in the duology, Perfect, but I’m finding it’s much the same as the first book, very repetitive and predictable. I’m probably not going to bother writing a separate review for book two, since I feel pretty much exactly the same as I do about Flawed. Hopefully other readers will have better luck with this one!

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Have any of you read this one? Or do you stick to Cecelia Ahern’s adult books? The only one I’ve read is P.S. I Love You! x
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‘Finale’ spoiler-free review!

Hey everyone! Two posts in one day, you lucky ducks 😉

Here’s my spoiler-free review of the last instalment in Stephanie Garber’s Caraval series.

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synopsis

It’s been two months since the last Caraval concluded, two months since the Fates have been freed from an enchanted deck of cards, two months since Tella has seen Legend, and two months since Legend claimed the empire’s throne as his own. Now, Legend is preparing for his official coronation and Tella is determined to stop it. She believes her own mother, who still remains in an enchanted sleep, is the rightful heir to the throne.

Meanwhile, Scarlett has started a game of her own. She’s challenged Julian and her former fiancé, Count Nicolas d’Arcy, to a competition where the winner will receive her hand in marriage. Finally, Scarlett feels as if she is in complete control over her life and future. She is unaware that her mother’s past has put her in the greatest danger of all.

Caraval is over, but perhaps the greatest game of all has begun―with lives, empires, and hearts all at stake. There are no spectators this time: only those who will win…and those who will lose everything.


my thoughtsIt devastates me to say it, but I’m a little disappointed by this one 😦 I adored the first book and really liked the second one (though it didn’t top the beginning of the series for me). However, this one really didn’t have the same magic in my opinion.

Before I get into what I thought was wrong with this one, I’ll talk about what I liked. The purple prose was once again divine and totally recognisable as Garber; I was giving it heart eyes by the end of page one. So I definitely can’t fault it in that respect. The flowery writing that I loved from the first two books was still present in abundance.

I also love the magic in these books. It’s mysterious and a little bit dark, and I just think it’s divine. I want a wardrobe full of magical dresses please and thank you.

However. I struggled with this book because it honestly felt a bit plotless? I would find it quite difficult to describe this book to someone as it didn’t seem to have a proper structure. For the final instalment in a trilogy, it definitely felt a bit weak.

There were also a LOT of characters to keep track of in this book, and not just those we met in the previous two books but newly introduced characters as well. I thought it was a brave choice on Garber’s part to introduce these new characters, in particular a new big bad villain, in the last third of her series – and sadly, I don’t think it paid off. I didn’t feel quite invested because the story was going off in a different direction to what I had been used to in the previous two books. I hadn’t had time to get to know this villain so I wasn’t feeling the high stakes tension that I should have been while reading a concluding book.

I also have to say that I didn’t mind Scarlett too much as a character in the first book (I know a lot of readers had issues with her). Unfortunately, as the trilogy has progressed, she has seriously gone down in my estimations. Her behaviour in this book was childish and quite honestly baffled me. She came across as very self-centred much of the time.

I’m genuinely so sad about how this trilogy has wrapped up. None of the big ‘shocks’ really impacted me, I didn’t feel as emotionally invested, it just didn’t do it for me. I feel bereft.

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If you have read this series, please comment down below so we can discuss it! x

‘Sherwood’ spoiler-free review!

Hey everyone! After reading and loving Hunted in January, I was delighted to receive an ARC of Sherwood by Meagan Spooner from Harper 360! The opinions expressed here are my own and are in no way influenced by the publisher.

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synopsisRobin of Locksley is dead.

Maid Marian doesn’t know how she’ll go on, but the people of Locksley town, persecuted by the Sheriff of Nottingham, need a protector. And the dreadful Guy of Gisborne, the Sheriff’s right hand, wishes to step into Robin’s shoes as Lord of Locksley and Marian’s fiancé.

Who is there to stop them?

Marian never meant to tread in Robin’s footsteps—never intended to stand as a beacon of hope to those awaiting his triumphant return. But with a sweep of his green cloak and the flash of her sword, Marian makes the choice to become her own hero: Robin Hood.


my thoughtsI’m really liking the way Meagan Spooner writes! This is the second book of hers that I’ve read and I’ve been impressed both times. There is some lovely lyrical writing, realistic dialogue and a good amount of world-building. I could really picture Sherwood forest and I particularly liked the sensory detail that was included, such as the autumn smells of rain and bonfires (heart eyes everywhere!)

One of the things I enjoyed most about this book was the portrayal of Marian’s grief and anxiety. Maybe enjoyed is the wrong word? What I mean is that I found it highly believable and appreciated its inclusion. It is wonderful to see more fantasy books exploring mental health topics as this is something that has previously been neglected.

There were some really great feminist vibes throughout the book, with both Marian and her maid Elena fighting for girl power! It was impossible not to root for them.

I also loved the found family aspect of the book. ‘Robin Hood’ and the band of merry men form a fantastic group contributing both humour and poignancy to the story. And there were some very interesting moral questions raised.

There was a slightly strange enemies-to-lovers trope that I wasn’t too sure about, though it certainly added an interesting dynamic to the story. It just wasn’t really where I wanted things to go. I did, however, find the ending to be quite satisfying; I wasn’t sure how Spooner would be able to wrap things up but I think she did a good job.

Overall, this was a fun read and I would recommend both this and Hunted to any fans of retellings!

4 notesA final rating of 4 musical notes! 

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Sherwood releases in the UK on April 18th.

‘Your Turn To Die’ spoiler-free review!

Hey everyone! This weekend, I’ve been participating in the 24in48 readathon and one of the books I read was Your Turn To Die by Sue Wallman. Let’s take a look at it!


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What the book is about…

Sue Wallman’s most spine-tingling thriller yet! Every winter, three families gather in an old house to celebrate the New Year. This year, 15-year-old Leah and the other kids discover that the house has a dark past. As they dig into the history, terrible things start happening, and if Leah isn’t careful, this New Year might be her last.


What I thought of it…

Well, I haven’t read Wallman’s other books but if this is the most spine-tingling yet then I don’t think I’ll bother. If I’m totally honest, I wasn’t expecting this to be anything amazing. But it was even worse than I thought it would be. I didn’t enjoy it at all.

The characters were completely flat, with no distinguishing features or personalities. I only read this yesterday and I’ve already pretty much forgotten everyone. For teenagers, their behaviour throughout the entire book came across as completely juvenile; I could not imagine real teenagers acting the way that these characters did. I also thought that the dialogue between them read unrealistically; it did not feel natural in the slightest.

I found the plot boring and highly predictable to a point – and then the final twist was so farfetched that I wanted to throw the book across the room. It’s like everything that had been building up from the start was completely disregarded for this big twist that left me feeling a bit cheated. Though I have to admit to skimming the last 100 pages so something might have slipped past me (but I doubt it).

Also, that poor dog. The author lost me when the dog was fed chocolate and it only got worse from there. Major trigger warning for animal cruelty. I wouldn’t normally say anything like that for fear of spoilers but if you have any inclination to read this (and I don’t see why you would but it’s possible), you need to be prepared. The treatment of the dog turned my stomach.

Do yourself a favour and just skip this one. Life is too short to waste time on bad books!

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Has anyone else read this one? Do you push on when you’re not connecting with a book or do you DNF? x

‘The Dark Vault’ spoiler-free review!

“Treat all the bad things like dreams… that way, no matter how scary or dark they get, you just have to survive until you wake up.” 

~ V. E. Schwab, The Unbound

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying the festive season and not letting the pressure get to you!

I was incredibly lucky recently to receive an ARC of The Dark Vault by V. E. Schwab! This new bind-up features two of Schwab’s earliest novels, The Archived and The Unbound, released for the very first time in the UK. Huge thanks to Titan Books for providing me with a free copy!

This review will have ZERO spoilers for either The Archived or The Unbound.


What the book is about…

Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive. Mackenzie Bishop’s grandfather first brought her here four years ago, when she was twelve years old, frightened but determined to prove herself. Now her grandfather is dead, and Mac has grown into what he once was: a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often-violent Histories from waking up and getting out. Because of her job, she lies to the people she loves, and she knows fear for what it is: a useful tool for staying alive.

Follow Mackenzie as she explores the boundary between living and dying, sleeping and waking, through these two timeless novels, now bound together in this thrilling collection. With stunning prose and a captivating mixture of action, romance, and horror, The Dark Vault delves into a richly imagined world where no choice is easy and love and loss feel like two sides of the same coin.


What I thought of it…

The Archived

I have to admit, I found this a little confusing at first. It took me nearly 60 pages to get certain characters straight in my head. However, I was certainly intrigued! The story was quite sad and a lot darker than I expected, with lots of tugging on the heartstrings.

Mackenzie was a likeable protagonist (though sometimes I was unsure of her exact age). And Wesley was certainly book boyfriend material. One of my favourite characters, though, was Roland. He was a precious Hufflepuff and I was really hopeful that we would get to see more from him as the story progressed.

It’s clear that Schwab’s writing has come a long way to reach the standard she is at today; however, while this did feel a bit repetitive at times, it’s still fantastic for an early work! Towards the end, Schwab wrote with absolute break-neck pace. I always think that she writes action really well and it was no different here; the tension was palpable.

This was a strong opening story and I rated it 4 stars. 

 

The Unbound

Schwab expanded the setting of The Dark Vault in book two and I really liked the way she built upon the world she had set up in The Archived. It was fascinating to see the parallels between Mackenzie’s school life and the drama occurring in the Archive.

The Unbound is much quicker to get going and never lets up from beginning to end. I really liked the story and the added exploration of mental health topics, such as PTSD. The family dynamics in relation to this were excellent; I have major respect for how realistic Schwab was able to make her portrayal.

Mackenzie’s character development was great to see and I have to say, Wes became an absolute dreamboat in this book. And there was more from the delightful Roland, though still nowhere near as much as I would have liked!

Another strong 4 stars, though book two might just have the edge over book one!

 

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Has anyone else read these ones? If you’re a Schwab fan, which of her books is your favourite? Leave me a comment below! x

2018 Most Anticipated Reads – Where Are We Now?

I recently enjoyed Marie’s post about books she was anticipating in 2018 and whether or not she has read them yet. I thought it would be fun to do something similar myself and Marie very kindly said she didn’t mind! Make sure you check out her post after reading this one 😉


As last year was the first year I became fully invested in keeping up with new releases, I was certainly anticipating a lot of books this year, particularly sequels/series finales. Let’s see whether or not I read my most anticipated books of 2018!

 

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

Hooray! The first book on my list is a hit! The conclusion to the Strange the Dreamer duology was my most anticipated book of the year; I had Muse of Nightmares preordered for months and there was no way I was going to let it linger on my shelf. And it was a complete masterpiece.

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Fierce like a Firestorm by Lana Popovic

Oops, I’m slipping already. Wicked like a Wildfire was one of my favourite reads of 2017 so I was eagerly awaiting this conclusion to the duology. Unfortunately, it didn’t come out until later in the year, by which point I was completely overwhelmed by the amount of books I had to get through. So this one is still waiting patiently on the shelf for me. I’m hoping to reread the first book in the new year, closely followed by this one.

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A Storm of Ice and Stars by Lisa Lueddecke

Another follow-up to one of my 2017 favourites (A Shiver of Snow and Sky), I was delighted when I found this in Waterstones a good two weeks before it was due to be released. I promptly bought it and then… didn’t read it. There’s still a chance I’ll get to it before December is over though, because I am living for those wintery vibes.

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Shadowsong by S. Jae Jones

Are you sensing a pattern here? I loved Wintersong last year so I was desperate for this sequel. However, negative reviews quickly started pouring in and some reviewers said that the Goblin King didn’t even feature prominently in the second book. So I keep putting it off. I really do want to give it a chance at some point though.

 

Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton

The conclusion to Hamilton’s Rebel of the Sands trilogy was way up on my list of anticipated reads. However, series finales scare me and I kept procrastinating on this one for fear that my precious children would all DIE. I am not ready for the pain.

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The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Ok, I am a terrible person. My bestie bought me this one for my birthday waaayyy back in February and I still haven’t got round to it. I genuinely have no reason why? So many books, so little time? I know, it’s feeble. Must. Do. Better. This one is definitely on my priority TBR.

 

The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty

Finally, one I’ve read! The same bestie who got me The Hazel Wood was also kind enough to send me an ARC of The City of Brass. I was fully on-board the hype train after hearing all the rave reviews about it. Of course, I completely adored it and I’m so thankful I got to read it. Book two, The Kingdom of Copper, is now one of my most anticipated reads for 2019!

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Legendary by Stephanie Garber

Yay, another one I’ve read! Caraval was definitely one of the most hyped releases of 2017 and I’m not ashamed to say that I totally rolled with it. Anything even vaguely to do with circuses/carnivals is my jam. I couldn’t wait to see where the story went next, with the release of the second book this year; I picked up Legendary this summer, fairly soon after it released.

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Love and Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

I’m sticking to my pattern – I don’t know, I guess I struggle to get excited about debut releases? Most of my anticipated reads tend to be follow-ups. After reading Love and Gelato with my book club in 2016, I was eagerly awaiting this second book from Jenna Evans Welch. I was dismayed when the original 2017 release date got pushed back to this year! But it was worth the wait and I really enjoyed breezing through this cute contemporary on a gorgeous sunny day at the seaside.

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The Empress by S. J. Kincaid

Another sequel to a bookclub read. I actually surprised myself with how much I enjoyed The Diabolic and I was looking forward to the second book; unfortunately, I feel like the characters were all totally different people in The Empress and I didn’t like the direction the plot took. I don’t think I’ll bother reading book three.


The final score: 5 read, 5 unread

I think we can conclude that I am ridiculously bad at reading my most anticipated books. Though actually, I expected the situation to be much worse. At least I’ve managed to read half of this list; let’s just hope I can get to the others soon before the 2019 releases start piling up!

What were some of your most anticipated releases this year? Did they live up to your expectations? Did we share any anticipated books? Let me know in the comments! x

‘Damsel’ spoiler-free review!

Hey everyone! I was recently sent an ARC of Damsel by the very kind people at Harper360YA. Sadly, I found it to be a very strange reading experience – read on to find out why!


What the book was about…

The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: when the prince-who-will-be-king comes of age, he must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been.

When Ama wakes in the arms of Prince Emory, however, she knows none of this. She has no memory of what came before she was captured by the dragon, or what horrors she has faced in its lair. She knows only this handsome prince, the story he tells of her rescue, and her destiny to sit on the throne beside him. Ama comes with Emory back to the kingdom of Harding, hailed as the new princess, welcomed to the court.

However, as soon as her first night falls, she begins to realize that not all is as it seems, that there is more to the legends of the dragons and the damsels than anyone knows–and that the greatest threats to her life may not be behind her, but here, in front of her.


What I thought of it…

Sadly, from the minute I started this one, I didn’t connect with the writing. What little world-building there was felt heavy-handed and clumsy, and the writing was very simplistic and repetitive. There was no showing, only the most basic telling – “he did this, then he did this.” It just wasn’t enjoyable to read.

I took an immediate dislike to Prince Emory. He was disgustingly arrogant and misogynistic. All the talk of women as property was awful enough but when a comment was made implying that a woman was to blame for a man not being able to restrain himself? Count me out. I would have DNFd right there if this wasn’t a review book.

In terms of plot, NOTHING HAPPENED. The whole book just revolved around waiting for a wedding day. Ama was annoyingly passive for most of the book and it was all fairly bland and boring. As for the twist, it was glaringly obvious to me from very early in the book. There was absolutely no subtlety in the clues.

There were also lots of spelling mistakes in the ARC. Hopefully these were caught in the final edit and I know they’re not necessarily a reflection of the book’s quality in themselves but it was just one more thing that put me off.

The absolute worst thing about this book, though, was that it contained some of the grossest, most disturbing imagery I have ever come across. I was genuinely open-mouthed reading some of the lines. I don’t know what the heck it was meant to achieve but, coupled with the misogynistic BS, it just sickened me.

I’m trying to desperately to find something positive to say but all I can come up with is that it was a fast read due to its simplicity and I did find myself weirdly compelled (if only to get to the end and discover if my theory was correct). It’s possible the author was trying to highlight issues that women in contemporary society are facing but, as with The Surface Breaks, the execution didn’t work for me.

I always say that, even when I personally haven’t enjoyed a book, you should still try it for yourself if you’re remotely interested. But I’m making an exception in this case. Do yourself a favour and just skip this one.

 

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If anyone else has read this one, I’d love to hear your thoughts! Please leave me a comment below and let’s discuss! x

‘Autoboyography’ spoiler-free review!

Hello my lovelies 🙂 Today, I’m reviewing Autoboyography by writing duo Christina Lauren. I’d always heard great things about this book – and my own opinion is not going to be any different! This is a new favourite of mine.

 

What the book is about…

Three years ago, Tanner Scott’s family relocated from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen temporarily back into the closet. Now, with one semester of high school to go, and no obstacles between him and out-of-state college freedom, Tanner plans to coast through his remaining classes and clear out of Utah.

But when his best friend Autumn dares him to take Provo High’s prestigious Seminar—where honor roll students diligently toil to draft a book in a semester—Tanner can’t resist going against his better judgment and having a go, if only to prove to Autumn how silly the whole thing is. Writing a book in four months sounds simple. Four months is an eternity.

It turns out, Tanner is only partly right: four months is a long time. After all, it takes only one second for him to notice Sebastian Brother, the Mormon prodigy who sold his own Seminar novel the year before and who now mentors the class. And it takes less than a month for Tanner to fall completely in love with him.

 

What I thought of it…

Oh my heart, this book. This was the most adorable thing I have ever read; I had so many feelings upon finishing this story.

Right from the outset, I knew I was going to love Autoboyography. It opens with some amazing banter that felt very realistic, and introduces one of the best friendships in any book I’ve ever read. Tanner and Autumn have the most special relationship and it was truly heart-warming to read about.

Tanner is a fantastic protagonist; he is completely adorable and so freaking awkward, I love him. I ship him and Sebastian more than I’ve ever shipped anyone in my life. Their blossoming romance is so sweet and heartfelt. And I have to say, this book has one of the hottest first kiss scenes EVER.

It’s not all cute fluff though. This book handles the very serious matter of religion and sexuality in a tactful and respectful way. Sebastian’s struggle felt so real. It broke my heart to think of all the kids and young people out there who feel they have to hide who they are because they don’t have a strong support system around them; I genuinely want to hand this book out to every scared teenager and have them treat it as a life manual because its message is truly wonderful.

In saying that, I’m so glad that the authors gave Tanner an awesome supportive family. It made my heart so full to read. But, at the same time, that only increased the pain of seeing Sebastian UNsupported. I was emoting everywhere. There was a lot of sadness but also so much joy and hope. I was laughing with tears in my eyes.

I really do urge everyone to read this book. As well as being a beautifully-written story, it has such a positive and uplifting message. I truly believe this book could help so many people. I will forever adore it.

 

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Have you read this one? Leave me a comment below and let me know your thoughts! x

‘Heart of Thorns’ spoiler-free review!

Hey everyone! Today, I’m reviewing Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton which was very kindly sent to me by Harper360YA!

 

What the book is about…

In the ancient river kingdom, touch is a battlefield, bodies the instruments of war. Seventeen-year-old Mia Rose has pledged her life to hunting Gwyrach: women who can manipulate flesh, bones, breath, and blood.

Not women. Demons. The same demons who killed her mother without a single scratch.

But when Mia’s father suddenly announces her marriage to the prince, she is forced to trade in her knives and trousers for a sumptuous silk gown. Only after the wedding goes disastrously wrong does she discover she has dark, forbidden magic—the very magic she has sworn to destroy.

 

What I thought of it…

This was quite a mixed bag of a book. It opened with a bang and I initially liked the writing style but I soon realised that it was much like most other YA fantasies these days. The world seemed cool but wasn’t very strongly developed – and any world building there was consisted of clumsy info dumps.

I could maybe have overlooked the lack of world building if I had fallen in love with the characters but they all seemed pretty bland to me. I didn’t really feel anything for Mia or Quin, and I’ve honestly already forgotten most of the others that were introduced. There was a nice bit of diversity in terms of character sexualities; I would have liked this to be explored more instead of the typical tropes we’ve seen a million times before.

The book was very slow in pacing, with lots of setup, so it took me a long time to become invested. It felt like things were only just getting going and the book was over. Again, I might not have minded so much if I’d been having heart eyes for the world the author was creating but I just don’t feel it was anything special or memorable. Even by the end of the book, when the action as ramping up, I wasn’t on the edge of my seat needing to know what was going to happen.

I feel like I’ve been really negative so far and I feel terrible for it! This was a debut after all so maybe I’m judging it too harshly. It definitely wasn’t all bad. There was some really nice feminist ideology at the heart of the story and I really appreciated it. There was also some genuinely great writing in there; many turns of phrase were quite lovely (eg. “the moon put on a white veil and walked the sable sky” – I mean, that’s gorgeous!) I also loved the foody bits and Mia’s interest in anatomy. I just feel like all the good stuff got a bit lost in a very generic-feeling book. Maybe the continuation of the series will allow the author to develop these good points and lose some of the elements that were disappointing here – but I’m not hugely likely to read the sequel.

 

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Has anyone else read this one? Did you connect with it more than I did? And does anyone else feel guilty posting negative book reviews?!

‘A Thousand Perfect Notes’ spoiler-free review!

Hey everyone! I’m so excited to be reviewing A Thousand Perfect Notes, the debut novel from our very own Paper Fury! I was over the moon when Cait announced she would finally be getting published; imagine my delight when I then discovered that her debut novel would be about a pianist?! Never has a blog been more suited to reviewing this book 😉

 

What the book is about…

Beck hates his life. He hates his violent mother. He hates his home. Most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play hour after hour, day after day. He will never play as she did before illness ended her career and left her bitter and broken. But Beck is too scared to stand up to his mother, and tell her his true passion, which is composing his own music – because the least suggestion of rebellion on his part ends in violence.

When Beck meets August, a girl full of life, energy and laughter, love begins to awaken within him and he glimpses a way to escape his painful existence. But dare he reach for it?

 

What I thought of it…

I just knew I was going to love this. As a musician myself, I found it so refreshing to read something this unique – I mean, how often do we get to see a retelling of a classical musician’s life?! It was utterly brilliant. The way it was done was so clever and had me grinning like an absolute idiot.

The characters were definitely one of my favourite aspects of the book. Joey was a little bundle of joy and I loved her to bits. The sibling relationship between her and Beck was great and shone right from the outset. It was obvious that Cait was writing the kind of characters she enjoys reading about: those cinnamon boys and sassy girls were giving me life. I also thought it was very clever to constantly use the term ‘the Maestro’ as it really helped with the depersonalisation of that particular character.

Everyone (including the author herself) said that this book would emotionally compromise its readers but I wasn’t expecting to have my feels shredded from the very first chapter! It was an emotional rollercoaster, at times genuinely brutal, and I just wanted to wrap everyone up in fluffy blankets and feed them all the foods.

I cannot express how much love I have for this book. Beck, August and Joey have all carved themselves a place in my heart and will remain there indefinitely. I knew that Cait’s debut would not disappoint; having been a long-time fan of her blog, I could see that her voice was delightfully clear in every sentence. This book was so authentically HER and I can’t wait to read more from her.

I wholeheartedly recommend A Thousand Perfect Notes for fans of YA contemporaries with lashings of feels or for anyone with an interest in music. (It’s like Cait wrote this book for me 😉 )

 

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Is anyone else a fan of Paper Fury? Have you read A Thousand Perfect Notes yet?