This weeks review is on the incredibly beautiful and heart breaking novel All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.
After the loss of her sister Violet feels lost and destroyed. Eventually she comes across Theodore Finch who helps her to think twice about jumping off the bell tower at their high school. From the moment they met Violet learnt how to live again from a boy who wanted to die.
I don’t cry at books very often but this book, I made many an exception for. This is an incredibly heart breaking novel and my goodness, I don’t recommend it for the faint hearted. The best thing about the book is that it captures the realities people go trough on an everyday basis and sometimes leading to their own deaths. The love between three was so obviously shown and continued to across the book and the cry for help that Theodore was asking for was never aided until it was too late.
Incredible book and so much so since I read it in less than a day and cried for about a week.. beautiful book and totally recommend to everybody!
With love, Beth x
I recently saw a trailer for the soon to be released movie, Everything Everything. I instantly googled whether it was a book as the story looking fantastic and to my luck, it was. Here is my review on the novel Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon.
Maddy has lived her whole life in isolation due to an illness that makes her allergic to the world. Having spent her life living in the same house she had seen several families living in the house next door and never cared to consider taking an interest. However when Olly moved in she couldn’t help her curiousity about the boy next door.
Before I finally tell you my thoughts on this book, I’ll admit that the trailer made me more excited than I should have been. The book was well written, enjoyable and full of life. It can’t say I could ever imagine it happening (although probably does and has to someone) but it was definitely interesting to read. The relationship between Maddy and Olly didn’t excite me at all and I’m disappointed with this. I was interested in the story on her illness which I wish was written more about.
Let me know what you thought of this book!
With love, Beth x
My first review of February is on the novel Between Sisters by Cathy Kelly. I love a new book and having recommendations so let me know some of your recommended books in the comments. I bought this book from WH Smith in the buy one get one half price deal and if I’m totally honest, it wasn’t even worth half of its original price.
Cassie and Coco had lived their whole lives without their mother which left serious insecurities about parenting and separation from their loved ones. Now adults Cassie and her husband Shay have two beautiful young daughters whilst Coco remains single, childless but full of ambition with her fashion boutique. Yet between them both something continues to feel missing.
This book was really disappointing but I’m not saying I don’t recommend it since everybody has their own preference and tastes. I found that this book dragged, I didn’t actually get into it until half way through, which was 12 chapters. I found that it didn’t flow all that well and I probably would have enjoyed the story if it had been written in a different way. It jumped from story to story without any clarity and it just confused me a lot. I struggled with this book massively which influenced how I felt about the actual novel. It want interesting at all and the story was very dull. It’s such a shame since the blurb made it so enticing.
If you’ve read this, let me know whether you liked it.
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With love, Beth x