Okay, yet again, I have to apologise for a month-long absence. SORRY! It’s felt like a slog to get through anything at the moment – I think a lot of people get like this when winter comes and Christmas is around the corner. I just want Christmas now! (Oh, while I’m here – what do you think of my new space-themed blog?! I love it so much. Huge thank you to my friend Joely for the illustrations!)
Anyway, recently, I stumbled upon a couple of blog posts in my Google Drive from ages ago that I’d completely forgotten about. That means that today, you get a new book review. Woooop! I’m going to be reviewing Moonrise by Sarah Crossan, and I’ve also got my review coming up for Editing Emma by Chloe Seager. Let’s go!
‘They think I hurt someone.
But I didn’t. You hear?
Coz people are gonna be telling you
all kinds of lies.
I need you to know the truth.’
From one-time winner and two-time Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan, this poignant, stirring, huge-hearted novel asks big questions. What value do you place on life? What can you forgive? And just how do you say goodbye?
I’ve read one book by Sarah Crossan before (One, a fascinating story about conjoined twins written in free verse), but never anything by Brian Conaghan. I really loved One and it had such an impact on me, so I had high expectations for We Come Apart. Both authors will be attending YALC this year, so I’m really happy I managed to get a copy of We Come Apart from NetGalley to read before I go!
Authors Brian Conaghan and Sarah Crossan have joined forces to tell the story of Nicu and Jess, two troubled teens whose paths cross in the unlikeliest of places.
Nicu has emigrated from Romania and is struggling to find his place in his new home. Meanwhile, Jess’s home life is overshadowed by violence. When Nicu and Jess meet, what starts out as friendship grows into romance as the two bond over their painful pasts and hopeful futures. But will they be able to save each other, let alone themselves?
Hihi! How are we all today? Today I’m going to start a new segment on my blog called Snippet Reviews. I only started book blogging in October 2015, and before that, I read tons of books. I really want to review them all, but with some of them, I read them so long ago. How am I meant to remember enough about them to write a whole review?! I wanted a way to review them and tell you my thoughts without having to go into too much depth. There’s no way I can re-read books either just to review them. Ain’t nobody got time for that!
So, I’m going to start writing Snippet Reviews! They’re going to be very short reviews of only a couple of hundred words, briefly explaining why I liked/disliked the book and why I recommend it (or don’t). In this post, I’m going to snippet review Flawed by Cecelia Ahern, One by Sarah Crossan, and The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.
In September I bought more books than I’ve bought for ages. YAY for new books, BOO for the amount I’ll now have to add to my already insanely big TBR pile! I bought books from Amazon, The Works (a British bookshop if you’re not familiar with it) and also books for my Kindle. Here’s a list of all of them with their synopsis in case you fancy reading them too!