Book Review Roundup

Over the past few months I’ve found myself picking up a lot more books to read. I’m now at a point where I both don’t feel like writing separate posts for them all, and also wouldn’t be able to remember enough about some of them to even fill one. For example, I had to google…

Book Bite: The Raven King

Title: The Raven King Author: Maggie Stiefvater Year published: 2016 Rating: Would re-read. Why I read it: It’s the fourth and final instalment in a series I really like. Blurb: For years, Gansey has been on a quest to find a lost king. One by one, he’s drawn others into this quest: Ronan, who steals from dreams; Adam, whose life is…

Book Bite: The Sidekicks

Title: The Sidekicks Author: Will Kostakis Year published: 2016 Rating: Would definitely re-read. Why I read it: It was recommended by a podcast I listen to. Blurb: The Swimmer. The Rebel. The Nerd. All Ryan, Harley and Miles had in common was Isaac. They lived different lives, had different interests and kept different secrets. But they shared the same best friend….

Book Bite: Sharp Objects

Title: Sharp Objects Author: Gillian Flynn Year published: 2006 Rating: Only read once. Why I read it: I picked it up at the airport this Christmas for two reasons: 1) I have recently watched Gone Girl and I was intrigued to see what else Flynn had written, and 2) flights are exponentially more fun when I have something to read….

Book Bite: We Were Liars

Title: We Were Liars Author: E. Lockhart Year published: 2014 Why I read it: A friend recommended it. Blurb: We are the Liars. We are beautiful, privileged and live a life of carefree luxury. We are cracked and broken. A story of love and romance. A tale of tragedy. Which are lies? Which is truth? Rating: Would definitely re-read. Comments:  I…

Book Bite: All the Bright Places

Title: All the Bright Places Author: Jennifer Niven Year published: 2015 Why I read it: I read about it on a blog about new releases and the themes interested me. Blurb: Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him. Violet Markey lives…

Book Bite: Saving Francesca

Title: Saving Francesca Author: Melina Marchetta Year published: 2003 Why I read it: I heard about it on a book podcast I listen to. Blurb: Francesca is stuck at St. Sebastian’s, a boys’ school that pretends it’s coed by giving the girls their own bathroom. Her only female companions are an ultra-feminist, a rumoured slut, and an impossibly dorky accordion…

Book Bite: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Title: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda Author: Becky Albertalli Year published: 2015 Why I read it: I kept hearing about if from various sources and wanted to give it a shot. Blurb: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is…

Book Bite: The Raven Cycle

Title: The Raven Cycle Author: Maggie Stiefvater Year published: 2014 (Blue Lily, Lily Blue) Why I read it: I saw people talking about the series on tumblr. Blurb: There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up. Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust,…

Book Bite: Lola and the Boy Next Door

Title: Lola and the Boy Next Door Author: Stephanie Perkins Year published: 2011 Why I read it: I had read the first book in the series and hoped that this book would be better. Blurb: Lola Nolan is a budding costume designer, and for her, the more outrageous, sparkly, and fun the outfit, the better. And everything is pretty perfect…

Book Bite: Anna and the French Kiss

A brief introduction because this is the first ‘book bites’ post I’m posting: I used to publish these on a separate tumblr blog as a way to keep track and better remember what I like and dislike about all the books I read. Since then I have come to feel that it’s unnecessary to keep…