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August 2013 Wrap-Up

Guys! I finally read lots of books this month! Hurrah! :D That's a first in a VERY long time. Here's my wrap-up of my bookish month of August!       You should definitely read these books! 1. The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr 2. Listening for Lucca by Suzanne LaFleur 3. Adorkable by Sarra Manning 4. Butterfly Summer by Anne-Marie Conway 5. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey ( DNF ) 6. I'd Tell You I Loved You But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter 7. Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter 8. Small Persons with Wings by Ellen Booraem 9. Backward Glass by David Lomax ( DNF ) 10. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James 11. Phoenix by SF Said 12. Don't Judge A Girl By Her Cover by Ally Carter I had two DNFs this month - I've decided that if I'm not really loving it, and I don't really care about the story that much, I'm not going to bother finishing it. There are so many other awesome books out there that I really want t

Book Review: Soulmates by Holly Bourne

Title:  Soulmates Author:  Holly Bourne Series: Standalone Pages: 527 Publisher: Usborne Children's Books Date of Publication:   1st September, 2013 Source: Publisher* Synopsis from Goodreads: Every so often, two people are born who are the perfect matches for each other. Soulmates. But while the odds of this happening are about as likely as being struck by lightning, when these people do meet and fall in love…thunderstorms, lightning strikes and lashings of rain are only the beginning of their problems. Enter Poppy, the 17-year-old cynic with a serious addiction to banana milk, and Noah, the heart-throb guitarist; residents of mediocre Middletown, sometime students, and…soulmates. After a chance meeting at a local band night, Poppy and Noah find themselves swept up in a whirlwind romance unlike anything they’ve ever experienced before. But with a secret international agency preparing to separate them, a trail of destruction rumbling in their wake, (and a looming psy

Top Ten Tuesday: Books Set In Boarding Schools

I'm on holiday right now with lots of family so it's difficult to get time to myself, so I probably won't be writing any reviews until I get back home. So I've got a Top Ten Tuesday for you to today! TOP TEN BOOKS SET IN BOARDING SCHOOLS Today's topic was 'Books Set In X' so I chose boarding schools because boarding schools are awesome. I love the drama and relationships that take place between teenagers living together 24/7, without parental supervision... Great fun! Here are my top ten picks: Harry Potter by JK Rowling - Obviously. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - I reread this yesterday and oh my goodness I'd forgotten how perfect it is. I want to go to boarding school in France! Shades of London by Maureen Johnson - These books are great, set in a boarding school in London. Can't wait for the next one! Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins - These books are such good reads! Funny too. I love them. Night School by CJ Daugh