Recently Read #3

Recently Read #3

I've not actually read half as much as I'd have liked too but I've somehow managed to get through five books so I've not done too bad considering i usually have no time but i have made a conscious effort to read more even if it is just squeezing the odd chapter in here and there.

Evermore by Alyson Noel
Sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom is the sole survivor of a car accident that killed her family. Exiled to sunny California. Ever is haunted by her little sister and by the ability to see people's auras, hear their thoughts and know their entire life story by touching them. She wants to hide from the world, but when a stunningly handsome guy arrives at school, she can't seem to keep away. Falling in love with Damen is dangerous - he's not what he seems. But if Damen is her destiny, how can Ever walk away?

I still can't quite decide what i think of this book - my mum actually read it and loved it so i figured I'd try it and it wasn't bad but it just left me kind of unsatisfied. I think the premise to it sounds like it's going to be quite interesting but the story itself just wasn't. It was quite quick and easy to read so if you want something quick and you like 'fantasy' type books then this might be worth looking into but otherwise i probably wouldn't bother. I believe this is part of a series but i don't think I'll be bothering with the rest of them.

About a Girl by Lindsey Kelk
I’d lost my job. I’d lost the love of my life. My mum wasn’t talking to me. My best friend was epically pissed off. And my flatmate probably had a hit out on me by now...Tess Brookes has always been a Girl with a Plan. But when her carefully constructed Plan goes belly up, she’s forced to reconsider. After accidently answering her flatmate Vanessa’s phone, she decides that since being Tess isn’t going so well, why shouldn’t she try out being Vanessa? With nothing left to lose, she accepts Vanessa’s photography assignment to Hawaii – she used to be an amateur snapper, how hard can it be? Right? Far from home and in someone else’s shoes, Tess must decide whether to fight on through, or ‘fess up and run…

I absolutely love Lindsey Kelk book's and this was no exception. If you love girly, romance type books then you will absolutely love her. I really enjoyed this book - it's such an easy read and i love how relatable the characters are in the book.

What a Girl Wants by Lindsey Kelk
Tess Brookes was the girl with a plan. Now she's the girl with a choice. Should she stay in London and start her own advertising agency with her best friend and potential boyfriend Charlie? Or should she head to exciting Milan to pursue both a new career as a photographer and a new man, the enigmatic and elusive (and highly irritating) Nick? For the first time, Tess has to choose between the life she always dreamed of and a future she never imagined possible. With her heart and her head pulling her in different directions, Tess has to make a life-changing decision about What a Girl Wants.

This is a sequel to 'About a Girl' and like that book, it is equally enjoyable. It's such an easy and enjoyable read and i love these books because they are type of books you can really just lose yourself in someone else's life. I really hope that she's planning to release another book after this one because Tess made the right choice in the end but i was a little unsatisfied with the ending panned out.

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
Luke is the perfect boyfriend: handsome, kind, fun. He and Emaline have been together all through high school in Colby, the beach town where they both grew up. But now, in the summer before college, Emaline wonders if perfect is good enough. Enter Theo, a super-ambitious outsider, a New Yorker assisting on a documentary film about a reclusive local artist. Theo's sophisticated, exciting, and, best of all, he thinks Emaline is much too smart for Colby.

Emaline's mostly-absentee father, too, thinks Emaline should have a bigger life, and he's convinced that an Ivy League education is the only route to realizing her potential. Emaline is attracted to the bright future that Theo and her father promise. But she also clings to the deep roots of her loving mother, stepfather, and sisters. Can she ignore the pull of the happily familiar world of Colby? Emaline wants the moon and more, but how can she balance where she comes from with where she's going?

Despite it Sarah Dessen's books being aimed a people a little younger than me i actually rather enjoy reading them. This one however, is definitely my least favourite out of all the ones that I've read. It's still a good book and a decent read but i just felt it really lacked something and i found the character 'Theo' rather irritating. One thing i do really enjoy about Sarah Dessen's books is that all the characters and places from each book tend to feature in each one.

Let is Snow by Maureen Johnson, John Green and Lauren Myracle
An ill-timed storm on Christmas Eve buries the residents of Gracetown under multiple feet of snow and causes quite a bit of chaos. One brave soul ventures out into the storm from her stranded train and sets off a chain of events that will change quite a few lives. Over the next three days one girl takes a risky shortcut with an adorable stranger, three friends set out to win a race to the Waffle House (and the hash brown spoils), and the fate of a teacup pig falls into the hands of a lovesick barista.

I'll be honest and say this was nothing like i was expecting it to be.. i don't really know what it was that i was expecting though. The stories were quite random and one of them in particular i didn't think was that great but regardless it's a really easy read and it's a nice book to read at christmas especially because all the books are set during Christmas eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

So that is the books i have recently read. If you have read any I'd love to know your thoughts on them? Also, if you have any book recommendations please let me know!
Natalie xx

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