10 Word Reviews

Oh snap! my greatest challenge yet

Ten. Word. Reviews.

If you are unaware, I am the worst at condensing information. 800 word assignment, is 2500 words okay????

But I though I would give it a go.

A Court Of Thorns and Roses [Sarah J Maas]

“Magical story with incredible, poetic writing that will hook you.”

Six of Crows [Leigh Bardugo]

“A friendship like no other put to a dangerous test”

The Crown’s Game [Evelyn Skye]

“Intriguing story will have you addicted well after the end”

Looking For Alaska [John Green]

“Heart-breaking and soul-crushing book that is also incredible”

Maze Runner [James Dashner]

“Better. Than. The. Movie.”

Cinder [Marissa Meyer]

“Main character with a ‘get things done’ attitude will inspire you”

Can you review a book in ten words, give it a go in the comment section.

Until next time,

The Cellar by Natasha Preston || Book Review

Guess who spent another afternoon that was meant to be full of study, reading instead?

After four hours being totally engrossed in this story I finally had to call it a night. If only because the wattpad comments kept telling me they had been reading this story at midnight and it slightly freaked them out (I totally understand what they mean now.). But after a bus trip filled with some rather intense reading, I finished this book.

To explain a little about this book, the story line is that Summer, a 16 year old, has been kidnapped by a really really really creepy and mentally unstable guy. Along with three other girls, Summer is kept in his basement also known as ‘the Cellar’. The police and her family try there hardest to find Summer, but her boyfriend, Lewis, is the most active in searching for her. 

In advanced, I did not read the proper, fully edited, published version. I read the wattpad story instead, but I feel like it was amazing even without the proper editing. Although, If you do read the wattpad version be prepared for one of the character’s names to swap after chapter 6 (they give you warning about it so don’t worry) and some of the facts don’t add up. Aka, the bathroom door does and doesn’t have a lock.

This novel is told from three points of view. The main one, which is also my favourite, was Summer’s point of view. I understand how some people found her to be a slightly annoying main characters, but to be fair she has just been kidnapped and deserves every right to be upset and angry. The one thing I didn’t like about Summer was that she spent most of her time thinking of Lewis. And I get that that is totally fair, but what about her family???????? Surely she would want to see her parents and bother again to!!!

The second point of view is from Summer’s boyrfriend, Lewis. This perspective was my least favourite as it mostly followed his journey searching all over town for Summer. Lewis is a very good and nice character, don’t get me wrong, but when compared to the other pov’s his were a little dull and unintesting. I found myself skipping his parts. But if I did reread this book ever (it is 100% reread worthy) I would try my hardest to actually pay attention to his chapters (maybe).

The third, final and creepiest point of view is from Clover aka the kidnapper. This is were the whole ‘reading at midnight freaked me out’ thing comes in. Not necessarily just in his chapters (it was actually more so in Summer’s chapters when he was involved), but his character was hella creepy. Which is going to be really hard to explain, like I hate him as a person and everything about him. But I love the way his character was written. Does that make sense???

As I said before, this story consumed me and all of my attention (sorry chemistry study but this was wayyyyyyyy more interesting). I have decided on a 4 stars for this book mainly because I skipped Lewis’ chapters and it was a little bit repetitive, just a tiny little bit, but also a super quick read.

All in all, this book was seriously creepy and amazing and intriguing. I could not put it down (well, until my eyelids refused to stay open anymore). This book is labelled as a YA book, however there are murders in this book that are a little toooooooo detailed. I did tend to skip over those parts as I am not one for knowing what someone’s insides look like thank you very much. My suggestion is, although the main character is 16, if you are a YA reader, you might want to consider this book a little bit more on the gruesome side of things. However, it is still amazing!!!

My goodread’s review is here!

There is a sequel to this book and I believe a prequel, but I’m not really sure if I will read them. I’m just unsure whether the sequel is just going to be identical to this just set at a different time.

Do you have any favourite wattpad stories??? let me know and Add me as a friend!

Until next time,

Follow Me Back by A. V Geiger || Book Review

I’m back with another contemporary…. except this time it’s a mystery contemporary.

Follow Me Back is a very captivating book, which I recommend more for people who are fangirls than to people who love contemporary. Because that makes little to no sense I will explain.

  • This book is about a girl, named Tessa, who has a celebrity crush on a singer named Eric Thorn.
  • Eric doesn’t want to be surrounded by fans and hates the publicity (there is a back story to this)
  • So he trolls Tessa and eventually his feelings start to change
  • Then BAM! Plot twist.

Before I started reading this book, I figured it was only about the first three dot points…. that was until I read the first page and realised that there is in fact a mystery. Except in this case, you don’t exactly know what the crime is until the end (and what an ending it is)

But back to my recommendation. I feel like the theme and writing style of this book is better suited to fangirls. This book was originally on wattpad and I do feel like it shows a little. Don’t get me wrong, the writing is immensely intriguing, but it reads like a fanfiction.

I have rated this book a 4/5 stars. It is captivating and a page turner with a plot twist to end all plot twist. Plus a cliff hanger!

This book consist of past and present events as well as interviews and tweets. This made the book a whole lot more interesting and easy to read. But also, limited how far I could connect with the characters and understand what was happening.

While there are paragraphs explaining what the characters were thinking when they sent the message, this isn’t every single time. Even though this meant it was harder to connect, I did find this way a lot more fun and entertaining.

My goodread’s review is here

Until next time,

(I received this book in exchange for an honest review through Netgally)

Laurinda by Alice Pung || Book Review

“…If you have enough inner resources, you can be by yourself for a long time and not feel smaller because of it.”

Oops, sorry I haven’t posted a review in a while. I’m a little *cough a lot* behind on my May tbr #sorrynotsorry, I read Poison Study, then a book for review (the review won’t be up until closer to the release date), followed by ACOWAR and my emotions are still over the place with that one. But I just finished Laurinda and am in perfect position to tell you all about it.

If I haven’t done so before, I should point one of my latest discoveries IF SOMEONE ELSE DOES OR DOES NOT LIKE A BOOK, DO NOT LET IT AFFECT YOUR VIEWS ON IT.

This book took me a while to start because every single moron at my school felt like pointing out their hatred of this book. You think I would have learnt by now that the kids at my school would rather go blind then read a book, but I haven’t yet. I let their opinions stop me from reading this amazing book earlier. Urg! I’m so frustrated with myself.

I must admit, the prologue was a bit ify, but after that I was hooked! I never really had the motivation to go out and read this book, but whenever I did pick it up I could never stop.

It was Fast pacing while at the same time ensuring to include detail into everything. I don’t think I can express my love for this book enough, but I’ll try.

This book tackles topics such as racism and corrupt power, which are both topics I have never really read about. But I am a big believe in equality and it drives me mad to see people say they aren’t racist but then turn around and make all these low key and high key racist actions. Anyways, I’m off topic. This book was amazing and I loved how it focused on these issues.

If I could change one thing about this book, I would make it longer. I loved it so much and I just needed more!!! But it is all good because I’m fairly sure I will reread it next week.

My goodread’s review is here

Until next time,

Poison Study by Maria v Snyder || Book Review

“Poisoned, pursued and living with a psychopath. Not what I would consider the good life. Death has its perks.”

I have decided that I am actually going to seriously think my rating through because I feel like I rate every book 5 stars purely because there was one thing I enjoyed about the book… It’s been highly bothering me.

With that said, my rating for Poison Study is 3.5. This is because I was stuck between 3 and 4 but felt 3 was too low and 4 was to much. (Let us all remember that 3.5 stars out of five is actually pretty good so do not be turned away from this book)

However, I do think this could be a book I would easily reread. In fact, i would read it again in a heartbeat. I know, I’m a little confusing. It’s purely because it was so easy to get into and had me wanting to read more.

There wasn’t really any point in this book that made me gasp and want to race ahead for answers, as in their was no real climax. Instead, there were small little hurdles every three or so chapters that kept me interest. But as a whole the book felt kept me feeling the same, just Cruisey.

At the beginning of the book, I did compare it to Throne of Glass a little bit. But as it went on I found it became completely different and I could no longer draw parallels. (Although, I would suggest it to anyone who likes the first TOG book)

This is the first book in the series, and I believe the first book Maria v Snyder wrote, and I think the series will improve. I have high hopes for it. I don’t own the other books on my kindle, and am putting myself on a book-buying ban (although we all know how we those go). But when the ban is over, this series will be one of the very next lined up.

As for the characters, I thought their was a wide variety of different personalities who always kept me on my feet. Although, some characters were more developed than others, I did find them very interesting. (Janco is my favourite!)

My goodread’s review can be found here,

Have you read this book or series? What did you think of it?

Until next time,

Air and Ash by Alex Lidell || Book Review

‘… a girl who draws her strength from the sea’

Hey Book Nation,

I was lucky enough to be offered to read First Command by Alex Lidell a little while ago (which by the way was amazing and full of emotions) and from that, was then offered an early ebook copy of the actual first book in the series (first command is a prequel novella) in exchange for a review.

And by goodness this book is pure gold. I don’t even know where to begin!

Okay, first a little description (taken from goodreads):

After a lifetime of training, seventeen-year-old Princess Nile Greysik, a lieutenant on the prestigious Ashing navy flagship, sails into battle with one vital mission—and fails.

Barred from the sea and facing a political marriage, Nile masquerades as a common sailor on the first ship she can find. With a cowardly captain, incompetent crew, and a cruel, too-handsome first officer intent on making her life a living hell, Nile must hide her identity while trying to turn the sorry frigate battleworthy. Worse, a terrifying and forbidden magic now tingles in Nile’s blood. If anyone catches wind of who Nile is or what she can do, her life is over.

But when disaster threatens the ship, Nile may have no choice but to unleash the truth that will curse her future.

Now my little details:

so you are aware when I start mentioning things soon in the review

  • First Command is a prequel novella in the TIDES series
  • Air and Ash is the first novel in the TIDES series
  • Air and Ash will be released on May 2nd
  • The following book, I believe will be out later on this year (I think I remember it being 6-8 weeks after, don’t quote me on that)

Review time:

The plot of this book is like nothing I have seen before. That is partly because I’ve only read one book that involved a ship and I stopped reading that halfway through, so I really have a limited knowledge of what books are similar. But I can tell you, that I loved it.

The writing is just as incredible as it was in the prequel novella, maybe even better. At the end of every chapter I found myself saying ‘Just one more chapter’ and then it was the middle of the night and I had to go to bed if I hoped for any sleep.

The characters are very interesting and I really cannot wait for the next book so I can just dive into the world again and be with all these characters. Nile, the main character, is a very interdependent and head-strong girl (which I love), but also while she is busy with her ‘Get things done’ attitude, she is also very caring and considerate of others. In the sense that she will stick up for what is right even if it means she has to break the rules (in particular, all the rules)

I did during the book think once or twice that a certain character reminded me a bit of Rowan from Heir of Fire, but I cannot exactly put my finger on it. I think it has to do with being tough and strict but only because that is what will keep the most people safe (am I making any sense?).


This book is about 280 pages long and I loved every moment of it, there was never a point in where I though it could have been moving fast or something could have been left out. It was perfect. 

I gave this book a 5/5 stars and really suggest you add this to your tbr right away,

here I’ll even give you the link to goodreads so you can do it right away (well, my goodread’s review so you can see any extra parts I might not have added in here).

Please, I beg of you, add this to your tbr!

Until next time,

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban || Book review

“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”

I swear that with every Harry Potter book I become more frustrated with my grade four self. The only reason I did not finish the Harry Potter series when I was in grade four was because the size of the writing (I only really read the first book). My brain cannot take that size writing, not because I’m blind but because I get distracted when there are to many words on the page.

I am really happy that I have decided to read these books this year though and am even more happy that they are incredible.

I do think that the third Harry Potter book (aka the one I am reviewing now) is the best one so far. I think it goes 3,1,2 for the moment at least. Although the second movie is my favourite I believe (I’ve really remember the first, second and last movie though).

Part of me is praying that Luna shows up soon because based on the movies she is my favourite character. Hopefully she is in the next book, the goblet of fire, which is also my next read on my #tackleyourlibrarychallenge2017 .

Okay so enough mindless rambles and onto a more reviewy kind of structure

What I liked:

  • It was always interesting
  • In love with the characters
    • Can we talk about how nice some of those Quiditch players are, I think it was Cedric who tried to seek justice when something went wrong at the Hufflepuff match.
  • HERMINOE PUNCHES (or is slaps, I don’t mind) DRACO!!! aka, the highlight of the book
  • The classes where more interesting that the other years
  • Black is back *proceeds to laugh head off* (he isn’t actually back, it’s the first time we have seen him)
  • Love the detail
  • FORESHADOWING! Oh my goodness, is this where Sarah J Maas learnt it from.
  • The fact that this book shows that too much school work can lead to driving you insane (is it possible to get all my teachers to read this book)

What I didn’t like:

  • Long chapters

However they were all extremely interesting so it’s all good in my books

  • Small writing

Once again it was all interesting so as much as it pains me to read small writing it’s all good

I think that is pretty much all I didn’t like. To me this book is practically flawless. Unless of course we are going to go down the road of having POC representations in which case I wouldn’t have a clue as I don’t exactly pay attention to how characters look, I just make it up myself.

I am going to go and decided whether I feel like reading A Court of Mist and Fury, Harry Potter 4 or Poison Study…. we shall see.

My Goodread’s review is here

and I shall see you all next time.