Books, Reviews

Recent Reads

I’ve read some great books lately and had to share them with you guys:

Getting Over Garett Delaney by Abby McDonald


This contemporary YA book is about a girl who’s in love with her best friend who has no clue about it. When Garrett leaves for the summer and falls in love with someone else, Sadie decides she has to get over him for good. This book is loads of fun and has a great message about being yourself. Full of awesome characters, wit and a useful plan for getting over a boy, I loved it and will definitely be reading more from this author in the future.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn


This adult thriller is everywhere right now with a film version to the way. It’s kind of impossible to review as it relies on unreliable narrators and lots of twists and turns that keep you guessing till the end. It’s about married couple Nick and Amy – when Amy goes missing, the finger of suspicion points to Nick – what is he hiding and what’s happened to Amy? It takes a few chapters for the first twist to come and then it throws more and more at us. You are left unsure just who to trust – it’s a real character study and I’m still thinking about it.

Losing It by Cora Carmack

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This is a NA contemporary romance about a girl at college in America called Bliss who’s 22 and still a virgin. She resolves to lose it in a one night stand with a hot British guy called Garrett who she meets in a bar but the next day he turns up to her theatre class – as the teacher. This book was hilarious in places – Bliss is totally awkward at anything bedroom related and gabbles when nervous, I thought her character was well drawn and even though it’s unusual now for someone to be a virgin at 22 it was believable for this character. And Garrett – well, he’s HOT and looks after her when she’s sick *swoon*. This book was a fun read perfect for summer – it has romance and laughs and a gorgeously happy ending. I read it in a day ๐Ÿ™‚

Follow Me Down by Tanya Byrne


This YA contemporary thriller is about a girl called Adamma Okomma who joins an English boarding school and makes friends with the fun but secretive Scarlett Chiltern. When the girls fall for the same guy, things fall apart. Scarlett goes missing and Adamma is determine to find out what happened to her even if it will reveals things she doesn’t want to know. This book is told with flashbacks and continues the edgy theme from Tanya’s first book. It’s a real page turner with some great twists and turns – I couldn’t put it down right up to the shocking end. I love finding great British YA books like this.

The Night She Disappeared by April Henry


This YA thriller is about a girl called Kayla who disappears whilst delivering pizza for a fake order but her colleague Gabbie learns the caller asked for her. This book is told from multiple points of view as we learn what happened to Kayla, who has her and why and how Gabbie deals with knowing she was the one who should have disappeared. This book raced along to the edge-of-your seat ending.

What are you currently reading?



8 thoughts on “Recent Reads”

  1. Weirdly enough, nothing. For some reason I just can’t get into reading, I have three books that I’ve started but not finished. Maybe I should read a book I really love to get me back into the swing of things?

  2. John Green’s books are the only YA I’ve been reading lately, but I like the sound (and the cover) of Abby McDonald’s book. Definitely adding it to my list!

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