I’ve finally decided to start rating and reviewing books based off of subjective enjoyment rather than objective goodness as I’ve read so many books this year that I loved purely because they hit so many of my niche interests, and this is definitely one of them. Therefore, this review is very biased, and I will almost definitely overlook some of the negatives of this book.
This book has often been described as Greek mythology meets The Hunger Games, and that is honestly the best summary of the story. Many years ago, nine Greek gods rebelled and were forced to walk the earth as mortals every seven years as a punishment. They are hunted down by the descendants of ancient bloodlines who want to obtain their power and immortality. Melora ‘Lore’ Perseous turned her back on gods and eternal glory as a child after her family were murdered by one of the rival bloodlines until a childhood friend and a gravely wounded goddess convince her to return the hunt for revenge.
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It’s taken me so long to write this review as it’s taken me months to put into words how much of a personal attack every single page of this book was. It’s everything I needed in a book and more, everything I’ve wanted since I was thirteen and hearing about asexuality for the first time. This is my second Alice Oseman book – I fell in love with Solitaire soon after it came out and was a prize for a Movellas writing competition – and I think she has the potential to become one of my favourite authors. I unfortunately haven’t had the opportunity to read any of her books in between yet, but it’s been wonderful to see how much her work has grown and improved since Solitaire.
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I’m going to start off with saying that I’m a bit sad NetGalley rejected my request, but my book arrived the day before publishing day so I have a beautiful physical copy to hold and cherish.
This is the second novel of C.G. Drews, who has a blog called Paper Fury that I’m obsessed with, and I’ve been dying to read another book from her ever since I finished ‘A Thousand Perfect Notes’. I read this book in one sitting – only a few hours – and it’s one of few unputdownable books I’ve read this year.
A little about the book: Sam and his autistic older brother, Avery, have been abandoned by every relative they’ve ever known, and Sam’s trying to build a new life for them. Sam breaks into empty houses until one day he’s caught when a family returns home – a large, chaotic family that instantly accepts him – each teenager assuming he’s the friend of another sibling.
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I apologise in advance if you’re not a John Green fan.
Anyone who isn’t familiar with YA novels may just think that they’re nothing but cheesy romance stories – to be honest, so did I, at first.
But we all know that that’s not the case as you’ll often come across a quote in a young adult book that won’t leave your mind.
Here are some of the ones that are still stuck in my head.
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Love to Hate is a LGBT+ romance novel by Christine McCullough, originally published on the writing website ‘Movellas’ in 2015 but published as an eBook in 2016.
The book focuses on Cyrus and Haydon, roommates in Sharpe’s Boarding School. Cyrus has spent a majority of his life going from boarding school to boarding school, always being the new kid, and he has no reason to expect things will change at his newest school. Rather than trying to make friends, he has made his peace with being alone. However, Hayden is hell bent on breaking Cyrus’ icy exterior, not being put off by his attempts to discourage friendship.
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The Death House is a horror novel, published in 2016 by English author Sarah Pinborough.
The book focuses on Toby, a young boy living in England at some point in the future. He leads a normal life until he is marked as a ‘defective’ by a simple blood test. He is sent away to the Death House, a boarding school for other children who are marked as ‘different’ by their blood. Everyone is terrified and no one is sure what is going to happen to them. Their lives are monitored by nurses for any changes in their health. Anyone who shows deteriorations is sent away in the night to the sanatorium. They never return.
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