Saturday, February 8, 2014

Review Bites (3): Through to You and more!

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I don't write reviews for every single book I read, at least not here on the blog, but that's just because I don't have enough to say for some of them. Review Bites is here to remedy that.

The books which I will be reviewing are mostly books I haven't received for review but have been sitting in my to-review pile (or books for review that I never got around to reviewing). I still feel like I have to talk about them. So while these reviews are much, much shorter than my regular ones, I feel satisfied in knowing that my own words have been said about them.

Reviewed in this post:

- Through to You by Emily Hainsworth [for review]
- Fated by Sarah Alderson [for review]
- Game On (#1, The Academy) by Monica Seles [for review]

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

[Review] Just One Year (#2) by Gayle Forman

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Publication (dd/mm/yyyy): 01/01/2013
Publisher: Random House (Definitions)
Pages: 336
Source: Bought
Genre: YA (16+) - Contemporary

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Book Tunes
Ed Sheeran - One Night

My Rating: 
A welcome follow-up
My thoughts

Note: this is going to be a short review as I didn't really have much to say.

Just One Year follows on from Just One Day and is written in the POV of Willem.

I liked the continuing themes of losing & finding oneself, adventure and discovery. Willem tended to be a bit of a pain at times, but it was never unbearable for me. His indecision and longing for something that he can't quite comprehend was both somehow realistic and frustrating. I like how many of the events that occurred in Just One Day make a reappearance in this sequel; it's nice to know how much that one day mattered to Willem, even if he's not 100% sure what it all means to him for a majority of the story.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

[Review] Cinnamon Rain by Emma Cameron

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Publication (dd/mm/yyyy): 12/02/2012
Publisher: Walker Books
Pages: 408
Source: Bought
Genre: YA (14+) - Contemporary

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Book Tunes
♪ Sick Puppies - Asshole Father, What Are You Looking For, All the Same

My Rating: 


My thoughts

Released in US: 05/2013
I don't think I have many thoughts on this book; it was a quick read (as it's a verse novel), focusing on three teenagers who each deal with their own demons and overcome them. In the end, just as the tagline suggests, we find out whether friendship can still remain when so much has happened for each person. Naturally the subject matter is quite poignant and I felt that Cameron addressed it well and with sensitivity.

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