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Verity

Author: Colleen Hoover

Rating: 5/5
Recommend: Whatever you know about Colleen Hoover - chuck it out of your head. Believe me when I say that Verity doesn't just live up to it's hype; it obliterates it. Read it or risk missing the most fuc*ed up novel in the history of fuc*ed up novels.
***THIS NOVEL IS NOT A ROMANCE. NO SPOILERS AHEAD.***
Good to have that out of the way first. 
To start off, my expectations for this novel were literally sky high. I had heard so much raving and praise for the work already, that I was both scared and prepared for a disappointment. Here's the thing though: the first chapter began with a bloody death. A CoHo book began with blood and guts spilling on to tarmac. 


Not a bad start, eh?

The novel blew me away with the extremely dysfunctional characters and fantastic story line. I was turning pages like a maniac and feeling nauseated at the sinister atmosphere that just kept building up as I went on.

Verity introduces us to struggling almost-broke wr…
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It Only Happens In The Movies

Author: Holly Bourne
Rating: 3.8/5
Recommend: The most deliciously cheesy, purposefully cliched, and surprisingly realistic love story I've read in a while. Recommended for both romance lovers and romance cynics (a weird combination, I know).

It Only Happens In The Movies is a novel that you can read time and time again: during the gooey early days of a relationship, the phase of depression after a horrible breakup, and right after you've finished reading that amazing series and seem to have lost all purpose in life. The story revolves around Audrey Winters, a depressed senior, who is still suffering from the trauma of her last relationship. 

I knew I had made the right choice in buying this novel after reading the very first line:

Combined with the devastating state of her divorced mother, and quitting Drama - the one course she loves - our heartbroken heroine has pretty much set her life on course for a train wreck. And Voila! Enter Harry Lipton, your classic handsome playboy, …

My Thoughts on YOU: The Chilling Netflix Series That’s Taken the Internet By Storm

Three episodes into Netflix’s latest thriller YOU, and it’s gotten me firmly fastening the curtains to my room, and double-checking my social media profiles to see what’s on public. Not to mention the new suspicious voice in my head whispering to me, when a guy asked me out on a date yesterday:

What if he’s a psychopathhhhh?”
Yes – that my friends, is the psychological impact of this seemingly harmless Netflix show. The series revolves around Joe Goldberg (starring Penn Badgley) who works as the manager of an ordinary bookstore. One fine day, Joe meets Beck (Elizabeth Lail) – blonde, gorgeous, dreamy Beck who he is instantly attracted to and is literally obsessing over in mere minutes – and thus starts YOU, the story of an ordinary guy as he moves heaven and hell to be with the girl he falls in love with at first sight. So romantic.

Oh, and Joe is actually a psychopathic stalker who begins to analyze every single second of Beck’s life (including watching what she does at home, her mess…

The Nightingale

Author: Kristin Hannah 

Rating: 5/5 
Recommend: A book that will make you weep in grief, scream in anger, and question every single belief you have. Be prepared to stay up all night reading.


This is the second historical fiction novel I have read upon the Occupation; the first being The Diary of Anne Frank of course. About 20 different people had recommended Kristin Hannah’s gut-wrenching book, The Nightingale, to me in 2018 and to be honest I was really skeptical in the beginning thinking how the novel will ever live to such high expectations – boy was I proved wrong. 
The Nightingale deserves every single ounce of the praise it has received and more. Kristin Hannah has superbly managed to weave a heart-breaking and suspenseful storyline in the backdrop of the devastating history of 1945. She had me so immersed in the plot and so involved with the characters that I was in tears by the last page and just about ready to meet these characters in real life. The book has left me yearning to…

Letters to the Lost

Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Rating: 5. 100. 1000. Infinity. I can’t rate this. I can only ask you, request you, implore you to read it.
Recommend: If I can reach even one person and convince them to read this – this mind-blowing, addictive, insanely compelling gem of a book – then, I will go to my grave knowing that I did at least one good thing in this life. Highly, highly recommended.
After finishing Letters to the Lost, I was overcome by an overwhelming, consuming need to write. I needed an outlet, somewhere I could express the intensely powerful emotions the book had caused in me, someone to express my thoughts to. Unfortunately, I don’t have a Declan, or The Dark in my life to whom I can talk to; for now, this blog is my outlet.


This is a novel about a girl who has lost her mother, and a boy who has lost his sister. Juliet leaves letters on her mother’s grave and one day Declan stumbles across one – he replies to the script with just two words. These two words are what change everything …

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Author: Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Rating: 5/5
Recommend: This novel is written in letters. Letters. Do I need to say more?
Your first thought was about the title wasn’t it? Well, in all honesty mine was too. There's a hilarious story about that early on in the book! The Guernsey is among those very few, very rare novels which can proudly boast a movie that more than lives up to the novel’s fame – I loved it. I feel pure joy to review this.
It is the year 1946. The world is recovering from the after-effects of the second World War, and London is no different… welcome to London in the 1940’s where the air is gray with smoke, and piles of rubble still decorate the roads to remind the people of the devastating years past. This is the home of Juliet Ashton, a beautiful young author who has recently achieved success from her debut novel.

One day Juliet receives a letter from a young man in Guernsey – enter Dawsey Adams! The two of them discover a shared love for books and Juliet fin…

Vengeful

Second book in the Villains series. Sequel to Vicious.
Author: Victoria Elizabeth Schwab
Rating: 4.5/5
Recommend: A second book about Victor and Eli – could it possibly be wrong? Vengeful provides some much needed answers which we longed for in Vicious; from the history of Eli, to a world rapidly getting to know about the existence of EO’s it provides all the details you’ve been craving and more.
I might as well admit it: nothing can live up to the perfection that is Vicious. Vengeful, however was a valiant effort by V. E. Schwab. It’s darker than its predecessor, and there were more than a few parts where the book sent literal shivers down my spine. I write this on a gray, drizzly afternoon… I still can’t get the effects of reading Vengeful out of my mind.
After the events of Vicious, many things in the Villains world begin changing. Brought back from the dead by Sydney, Victor is alive but with his power greatly flawed. There is a new government facility called the EON (ExtraOrdinary Obs…