Thursday, 30 July 2015

Would You Rather Tag

Would You Rather Tag

Thanks to Aneesa @ Book Lover for tagging me in this challenge. I am always looking for an excuse to do these tags and it's a nice change to be actually tagged rather than deciding to do them myself because they look fun...

Anyway, this tag is pretty easy: answer the questions and tags some friends at the end - so let's get started. 
Would you rather read only trilogies or only standalones for the rest of your life?

Well, it would be hard to limit my reading options so much but I think I'd prefer reading only standalones. I obviously enjoy reading my series and would miss them eventually, but my enjoyment of standalones is probably greater. There is just no way I would be able to give them up. My unfortunate habit of 
reading only the first book of a series would make my TBR grow and grow and grow. And I really don't need that at the moment! Anyway, I just prefer having everything all read and finished in one go - so standalones only for me.

 Would you rather only be allowed to read female authors or male authors?

How the heck am I mean to answer this question? It doesn't really make sense. What differentiates female and male writing? Is it meant to mean from what perspective would you rather read, male or female, instead? I think I am going to leave this question...

Would you rather shop at Barnes & Nobles a local bookshop or Amazon online?

I changed this question a little because Barnes & Nobles is an American thing and I am from down under. Our bookshops are called Dymocks and Angus & Robertson - or at least here in SA. 
Anyway, I would much rather buy books at a physical bookstore than online. I don't have the patience to wait a couple of days for books to get posted or shipped to my house. There is something much more satisfying about being able to go into a shop, pick your book out and walk home with it in your hands - its much better than sitting at my computer, clicking a button and waiting endlessly for a package to arrive on my doorstep. I also like supporting the little shops around town, makes me feel like a nicer person. 

Would you rather all books be made in films or TV shows?
Oh, seriously? How is that a fair question? I would honestly prefer that they left all books untouched but I guess that isn't an option. I think it depends on book is being adapted and whether it is going to be adapted well or not. If its a long series, such as Harry Potter or Ranger's Apprentice, I think a television show would be the best. I saw an idea on Tumblr about having each HP book as a separate season and each chapter in that book as an episode - that way everything would done perfectly. This idea, for me, is gold! Short books however, such as Anna & the French Kiss, would work better as a movie than a TV show. I really think it depends on the book/series... and having a perfect cast and director too, of course!

Would you rather read five pages a day or five books a week?

I honestly cannot see how people could only read five teensy pages a day. That's ridiculous little! I would have to go with the five books, hard as that might be for me to complete.

Would you rather be a professional writer or reviewer/blogger?

Well, blogger. I mean being an author would be great but I don't think I posses the skills to do that. Blogging is my favourite hobby though so it would be my ultimate dream to make a career out of it! Imagine the only thing you had to do in life was read and write up what you thought about it... *sigh* 

Would you rather only being able to read your top twenty favourite books or only every other book in the world?

While I obviously love my favourite book more than anything in the world, I think I would have to go with the new books option. Restricting myself so much would kill me! The new books would be too tempting. Who knows anyway, I could find a new top 20 favourite in my new books... and another 20 after that. Much more opportunity!

Would you rather be a bookseller or librarian?

A bookseller sounds a lot more fun than being a librarian - no offence to librarians, of course. I think I would go with that. A quirky little YA bookstore would be perfect! Maybe when I am older and retire...

Would you rather only read your favourite genre or all other genres?

This is practically the same as the other "only favourite" question - I would rather read everything than my favourite genre so that I would get more variety. Also, I don't think I really have a favourite series. I love fairytale retellings and werewolf books, do they even count as a genre?

Would you rather read only physical books or only ebooks?

Physical books. Last year or so I wouldn't have been able to pick because as much as I loved books, my Kindle was attached to my hip and went everywhere with me. But I don't know what happened this year but I just cannot read eBooks. They do my head in, staring at that little screen. My poor Kindle has barely been touched... and my purse is so empty from buying so many new (phsyical) books!


Well, that's my "would you rather" answers. What would you rather? Do you agree with me or disagree? Tell me all about your "rathers" below or leave you links to your own challenge. 

I am sorry if you have already done this tag, but I am going to tag the following people: 

Alex @ The Book's Buzz
Kerr & Rachel @ Paein & Ms4tune
Diamond @ Dee's Reads

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Let's Be Positive: Some Good YA Tropes

After reading too many books lately where I've had to complain about the overuse of some tropes, I thought that I need to talk about something more positive. I've found the perfect cure - the Top Five Wednesday topic today is to talk about our favourite tropes. 

I'm quite excited to share my thoughts!

5. A Love Triangle THAT HAS A REASON

Obviously, I hate love triangles as much as the next person. They are pointless nearly 97% of the time. BUT the other 3% that they aren't are what I secretly love. When they have a reason. A 100% believable, legitimate reason - and then they cause you all the wonderful feels. 

My favourite books with this trope: 


4. Teacher and Student Relationships

Gah! I feel so guilty about this one but I do, I like it. Not ALL of them, of course. Too much of an age gap is too much but if the age gap is slight and there is real, palapable connection (without it just being a lusty, "oh, they're forbidden, what a turn on" thing) it gives me the shivers. 

My favourite books with this trope: 


3. The half-human, half-something else trope

This trope is common amongst the paranormal, supernatural and fantasy genres, obviously. And I love it. For me it works better than the "special snowflake" trope where the protagonist finds out that they are the one true hero of the story, they have super powers or are prophesied to save the world for no real reason. But finding out that there is another type of creature out there, and that there is a whole new 'world' for them to dive into just works for me.

My favourite books with this trope: 


2. The badass female protagonist

I know that there is a lot of people that think this trope is bad for feminsim - that we have become so obsessed with the idea that female characters have to be kickass and badass and awesome, savvy, sassy characters that when we get a character that is a little 'ordinary' we call her weak etc. I get that and I agree that we need to find a balance but I love reading about badass female protagonist too. I don't know about you but I fall into the category of 'ordinary, boring teenage girl' so when I read - 'cause I do to escape reality and all that jazz - I like to read about characters that I could never be... but desperately want to. 

My favourite books with this trope: 


And my all-time favoruite trope...

1. (Best) friends falling in love

I know that this doesn't work for a lot of people, but I cannot pretend to understand why. For me, the most important thing in a relationship - whether it is platonic or romantic - is mutual trust and loyalty. And knowing that a relationship is not only based on trust, but on friendship automatically gives it 150% more depth IMO. I can ship that relationship. I know that they are going to be there for each other and, maybe more importantly, that this isn't a case of lust like most YA books are. 

My favourite books with this trope: 


What's your favourite trope, one that you actually don't actually mind reading? Or worse, what's the one you absolutely despite? Mine would have to be instalove. Oh how it makes me rage...

Let me know in the comments below!

Monday, 27 July 2015

Mini Reviews: Some Pleasant Surprises

I've been reading a lot of books lately since I only started school yesterday and had a lot of free time to in the holidays. But my reviewing just has gotten away from me, and I haven't been keeping up to date like I should have been so I have some short reviews below, just to let you know my thoughts on the books I've been reading recently. 


17571215Things We Know By Heart
by Jessi Kirby

After Quinn Sullivan loses her boyfriend, Trent, in an accident during their junior year, she reaches out to the recipients of his donated organs in hopes of picking up the pieces of her now-unrecognizable life. She hears back from the some of them, but the person who received Trent's heart has remained silent. The essence of a person, she has always believed, is in the heart. If she finds Trent's, then maybe she can have peace once and for all. 

Risking everything in order to finally lay her memories to rest, Quinn goes outside the system to track down nineteen-year-old Colton Thomas - a guy whose life has forever changed by this priceless gift. But what start as an accidental ruin-in quickly develops into more, sparkling an undeniable attraction. She doesn't want to give in it to it - especially since he has no idea how they're connected - but their time together has made feel Quinn feel alive again. No matter how hard she's falling for Colton, each beat of his heart reminds her of all she's lost... and all that remains at stake. 

Story: The weakest point of the book honestly. It was a little too much like Love, Lucas at times for my liking - it had a girl with depression because of the tragic loss of a loved one who finds comfort (and eventually heals herself) because of a cute surfie teaching her to surf/kayak. Not the most original storyline. 

Characters: Okay but I don't think they are going to be particualrly memorable, especially Colton (though I love that name). He was kind of just there at times and I wouldn't call our protagonist exciting either. Both of them were just too plain to stick out for me.

The writing: a masterpiece of the most gentlest prose, comparable to the brilliant Amy Zhang's Falling Into Place. The story was a little sad, but somehow the writing weaved a story that left you smiling and begging for more - in between the sobbing sessions, naturally. It was sweet and simple, but heart-wrenching and gorgeous at the same time. An absolute masterpiece. 

See full review here


17878931Red Queen (Red Queen #1)
by Victoria Aveyard

The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors god-like powers. To Mare Barrows, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change. 

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possess a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control. But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win? 

Plot: I can understand why a lot of people were upset about this book - the similarities between The Hunger Games (the romance and dystopian elements) and Bitterblue (political situation and fantastical elements) were a little too uncanny at times but it didn't bother me as much as I thought it would. 

The plot didn't wow me though. I don't want to spoil anything, but there were many, many elements of the plot that were plan old ridiculous. I couldn't get aboard with the rebellion - there plans were plain old silly and I just found it lame. 

The writing: wasn't actually too bad. In fact, there were many parts that were downright gorgeous and I highlighted more quotes than I would have expected. 

Characters: All of the characters were a little too generic for me. I did like Cal though. 

Romance: The romance itself was a little cliched. We have a love triangle though so I hardly expected it to be mind-blowing. What worked about it however, was Mare's reaction to it. She didn't get gushy or mushy or air-headed over the fact that she had members of royalty - Silvers even - that cared for her. She took it all underwing and handled it, I believe, in a realistic way. She didn't string anyone along or keep massive secrets. The love interest themselves were also different enough to warrant being two different love interests but not too opposite so that they whole trope with the 'one bad guy and one good guy' became an issue. Thank God! It wasn't fantastic but it could have been a lot worse. 

See full review here


24789575Fairest: Levana's Story (Lunar Chronicles #3.5)
by Marissa Meyer

Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her "glamour" to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet and Cress, Levana lived a very different story - a story that has never been told... until now. 

Goodreads | Amazon

Woah. I wasn't expecting that at all. This series hasn't done much for me so far to be honest. It seems I'm practically the only person that opinion, but I just don't like the series that much. But this, this was incredibly well written. And so disturbing. How did Marissa Meyer manage it!? She went from writing the sweet but rather simple-minded narrative of Cinder to this incredibly complex novel that explores Levana - a girl whose is completely twisted. I'm speechless, awed. I certainly will be devouring Winter once it is released. 


Have you read either of these books? What were your thoughts on them? 

Let me know you thoughts in the comments below!

Saturday, 25 July 2015

ARC August: Intro and TBR

ARC August is a month long reading challenge, a chance to catch up on all the ARCs you've been meaning to read or need to read. It's hosted by Octavia and Shelly @ Read. Sleep. Repeat

The Rules: 

- It may be a physical ARC or an eARC as long as it is an ARC
- It can already have been released as long as you received an ARC copy sometime before its release
- Make sure to have fun! There's no pressure with the amount you have to read, don't feel "forced", just read what you want to and whatever pace you want to. 
- Update your readers during the month. You can post as regularly as you want (daily, weekly etc.) or just a wrap-up at the end of the month. 


I'm going to be posting my progress weekly (on Sundays). I don't plan on pushing myself too much with the amount of books I want to read because I just started back to school this last week and know that my homework load will slowly take over my life soon. But I want to read some series that I have had building up for too long now. 

Below are some of the books that I want to read during this month. It is going to be  a bit overly ambitious but that is just to give me more choice. 


The Jewel & The White Rose by Amy Ewing




How We Fall by Kate Brauning
99 Days by Katie Cotugno
The Choosing by Rachelle Dekker

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: I Have High Hopes For This One

Waiting on Wednesday

This is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine.

I only stumbled onto this book a couple of days ago. Somehow I was looking something up and I clicked on this cover and voila! There was this book's page before me and as soon as I saw it I knew that I had to read it. 

22701879Not If I See You First
by Eric Lindstrom

Parker Grant doesn't need 20/20 vision to see right through you. That's why she created the Rules: Don't treat her any differently just because she's blind, and never take advantage of her. There will be no second chances. Just ask Scott Kilpatrick, the boy who broke her heart. 

When Scott suddenly reappears in her life after being gone for years, Parker knows there's only one to react - shun him so hard it hurts. She has enough on her mind at the moment already, like trying out for the track team (that's right, her eyes don't work but her legs still do), doling out tough-love advice to her painfully naive classmates, and giving herself a gold stars for everyday she hasn't cried sine her dad's death three months ago. 

But avoiding her past quickly proves impossible, and the more Parker learns about what really happened -- both with Scott, and her dad -- the more she starts to questions if things are always as they seem. Maybe, just maybe, some Rules are meant to be broken. 

Goodreads | Purchuse (pre-order)

Release date: December 1st, 2015
Publisher: Poppy

I was only talking about this last week with Inge's, Shannon's and Kayla's announcement of their upcoming (new) event Shattering Stigmas - we need some books (preferably YA) with disabled protagonist that are actually written honestly and well.  


What's your most anticipated book at the moment? Have you read this before - any of you lucky peeps have an ARC copy? Or have you read something similar to this? 

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Celebrating Diversity

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's topic couldn't have come at a better time, honestly, with Shannon and Inge's upcoming Shattering Stigmas event - calling attention to mental illness in YA fiction - and the talk of deaf protagonists on Cait's post

Books That Celebrate Diversity

Disabled Protagonist

17788403Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Ridge - one of our main protagonists - is deaf. And is a musician - he writes music for his brother's band (and is technically part of the band since he plays guitar). I may sound naive saying this - sorry if I do - but I had no idea how people with hearing disabilities were able to play music. I wasn't completely ignorant and knew that some obviously do, but I never knew how that was possibly until this book. And I thought it was done 100% marvelously.

10841336Darker Still by Leanna Renne Hieber

I cannot say that I enjoyed this book 100% but one of my favoruite parts of the novel was the fact that the MC was mute... during the 1920s. Not a lot of (medical) stuff was known about this at this time and it is interesting seeing the MC interact with the world - having to sign and write as means of communication. 

LQBTQ+ Themes

18667779Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

The protagonist of this book was fantastic and I loved reading about the set design (the MC designs the sets of movies and TV shows, and it is INCREDIBLE how much detail goes into it, like you don't even realise). She is also a lesbian - so there's obvious LQBTQ+ themes - and it is written to perfect IMO. It didn't try to ram it down your throat nor did go down the route of trying to make the MC have to "learn to live with being 'different'" or any of that rubbish. It was simple and sweet. 

The Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare

Magnus Bane (bisexual) appears in The Infernal Devices, The Mortal Instruments and the Bane Chronicles (obviously). There is also Alex Lightwood (homosexual) who is an MC in The Mortal Instruments


Clashing Socio-Economical Classes

2767052The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

This book focuses more on the differences between the social-economical classes of Panem (a futuristic United States) than anything else - though there is a range of diverse characters in the books.

17878931Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard: 

This book is similar to The Hunger Games (and a lot of dystopians) in the sense that there is a major split between two types of people - Reds and Silvers, in this case. Mare (the MC) is a Red and has to deal with harsh conditions. But she also gets to experience life as a Silver and see that lifestyle as well. 

Protagonists of Colour:

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Blood of Eden series by Julie Kagawa

The MC of this series, Allison Sekemoto, is not only kickass and plain old awesome, but of Japanese heritage. 

To All the Boys I've Loved Before series by Jenny Han

I wasn't a big fan of the first book (of the same name) but I liked the second book. It follows a girl, Lara Jean, and her family. Her mother (who has passed away) was of Korean heritage and the Lara Jean's family honour that throughout the books - making Korean food, dressing in traditional clothing, celebrating Korean holidays etc. to keep that part of them alive. It's very well done. 

Styx & Stone by James W. Ziskin

This book has great feminist vibes as it follows a young Italian girl during the 1960s who works as a reporter - which was very much considered a "man's job" during this period of time - and has an openly large sexual appetite. I found it refreshing to read and fantastic to see how the MC is treated / how she responded to it. It was also interesting to see how she coped being an Italian in American post-WW2 (a lot of racism and general rudeness).

This one just has a little bit of everything...

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
This book deserves award for the amount of diversity within its pages. Not only do we have an entire cast of beauty queens who range in race, sexuality, age, gender, socioeconomical backgrounds and abilities - including (identifying as) straight, gay, bisexual, transgender, deaf, Indian, American, British, poor, rich, smart, not so smart, etc. - but they are a fabulous cast of characters. And there is a wonderful tone of feminism to accompany the darn hilarious plotline. A win-win in all cases. Pick it up if haven't already.  

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Sunday Overview: Boredom & A Bucket List

Sunday Overview...

Hey everyone!
I wish I could share some exciting stuff with you this week but nothing has really been happening. Honestly. I've barely moved from the spot where I wrote my last Sunday Overview expect to make coffee or switch DVDs over.

And I'm equally horrified, disgusted and saddened by the fact that I am actually starting to miss school now. Don't worry, it won't last too long. In an hour or so I'll go back to crying that holidays are nearly over...

But trying to be more positive, I really have managed to mentally reach a better headspace than I've been in for awhile now. And that's a good thing, obviously. I'm not quite where I want to be yet but I've got a list. And lists always makes things easier and well, just better - so here's what I decided these holidays:

1. I have to do something with my blog

This is probably my biggest goal for the immediate future (apart from, you know, graduating high school next year and stuff like that). I am just super unhappy with my theme at the moment. I don't like my background or my header. I want a new design. Something minimal and white & blue colouring, or at least something easier to read and format. I want to switch to WordPress but I'm scared how momentous that is going to be... or expensive if I ask for help since I'm a literally as dumb as it gets at coding. I have been watching some "how to code" YouTube vids at the moment though, trying to teach myself some of it. 

There's also the fact that it just shut down randomly for a couple of months which was really hard on me. I want something more reliable. 

2. I need a job

I'm a high schools student. I don't have money... and I need money. I've put off getting a part-time job because I wanted to have all the time I needed to study. I like getting good grades - as lame as it sounds - and want to get a good ATAR (without which I cannot get into whatever uni course I want to). But lets be honest now, only working a shift or two a week shouldn't hurt my school work. If it does I'll just stop. 

3. I have to redecorate my room

Like my blog, I've kind of grown out of my room. It is plain - like I used to like - but its cluttered. And I'm kind of in a mindset where I just want to throw everything out at the moment. I barely use any of the junk stuffed in my cupboards and I don't even know what I have stored under my bed so why am I keeping it? I want to have a MASSIVE clearance and then restyle my room. Get rid of some of my cupboards, buy a big armchair, a new bed and some bookshelves, and plaster the walls with picture of stuff I like. Oh, and fairy lights. I really want some fairy lights. 

4. Make some blogger friends

I know that most bloggers have a couple of bloggers that they are really chummy with. They do buddy reads and send books to each other and all that. I don't really have any specific friends, just blogs I love visiting, and I really, really, really want to make some friends! 

So that didn't end up being a Sunday Overview. At all. Oops! I'm glad that I got a lot of that off my chest though. If you guys have any thoughts or tips or anything at all like that, please comment below! 

Friday, 17 July 2015

Mini Review Catch Up (#2)

I have a couple of mini reviews to catch up on. These are all books that I read during the time my blog was malfunctioning. I had them for review so I thought that this would be the best way to catch them up on here. My full reviews can be found on Goodreads. I'll leave the links below. 


22746155Deserted (Blackout #2)
by Deena Lipomi

Seventeen-year-old Kara is done spying on people for her father, the wealthy and morally corrupt businessman, Dr. Ellison. Last summer, her father's project literally blew up, and she fell hard for one of his victims, Leo, who made her question her family's rules. 

Her father now claims a rogue environmental group wants him dead because of his latest alternative energy business venture. He needs Kara back on his payroll. With nowhere else to turn, Kara sends Leo a distressed text message - just before she's kidnapped. Leo wastes no time hopping on a plane to Vegas to rescue Kara. As he struggle to find her, the pair tries to learn all they can about the Dr. Ellison's project. 

If there's one thing they've learned from Dr. Ellison, it is that no risk is too big when it comes to fame and fortune, life and death. 

Let me just say that I didn't realise this was a sequel when I was sent it so I went into it blind. I have no idea how much this affected my opinion, and I know that I definitely would not have picked it up if I knew that I hadn't read the previous book already.

Quite easily I can sum this by saying that this was dull and shallow. The writing was bland. The characters were incredibly annoying, especially our protagonist. Torrey and Leo did not feel realistic in the slightest. The plot was confusing, boring and just plain old ridiculous at times. It also seemed to drag on and on. 

See full review here


by Rhonda Helms

promposal (n.) -- an often public proposal, in which one person asks another to the prom, eliciting joy or mortification. 

Camilla can't help but hoping her secret crush, Benjamin, might randomly surprise her with a promposal. However, when she's asked to prom by an irritating casual acquaintance -- wearing a fancy tux and standing in front of a news crew -- she's forced to say yes. Yet all hope's not lot. A timely school project gives Camilla a chance to get closer to Benjamin... it seems like the chemistry between them is crackling. But is she reading into something that isn't there? 

Joshua, Camilla's best friend, has been secretly in love with his best friend, Ethan, since middle school. Just as he decides to bite the bullet and ask Ethan if he'll go to prom with him, even just as friends, he gets a shocking surprise: Ethan asks Joshua for help crafting the perfect promposal -- for another guy. Now Joshua has to suppress his love and try and fake enthusiasm as he watches his dreams fall apart... unless he can make Ethan see that love has been right in front of his eyes the whole time. 

The road to the perfect promposal isn't easy to navigate. But one thing's certain - prom season is going to be memorable. 

Plot: There wasn't one apart from the romantic drama! I needed something a little more substantial to grab my attention. If anything this book increased my horror at the American education system and this ridiculous notion of prom. 

Characters: All of the characters were a little too generic for me. 

Romance: I really wanted an adorable romance from this - I mean the cover practically promised it. I didn't care about any of the relationships in this book though. I didn't care if Benjamin got with Camilla. I didn't see any chemistry between Joshua and Ethan. I didn't even like Niecey and Dwayne - who only sucked face the entire book - or Madison and Tyler. None of them had chemistry. None of them had anything between them. I wasn't rooting for any of them to get or stay together. I just didn't care. And that's upsetting because I should care, I wanted to care, but there was absolutely zero chemistry - remember this is coming from the ultimate lover of best friend romances (moi!) and I still didn't ship it.   


Have you read either of these books? What were your thoughts on them? Do you read series in order or do you not really fuss about it? Are you a fan of best friend romances too? 

Let me know you thoughts in the comments below!

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Waiting On Wednesday: My Current Most Anticipated Read

Waiting on Wednesday

This is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine where bloggers highlight an upcoming release they are eagerly anticipating.

I haven't done this meme in such a long time. There are always books that I am eagerly anticipating so I really have no excuse... 

Anywho, the book I am currently anticipating the most: 

This is Where the World Ends
by Amy Zhang


Janie and Micah, Micah and Janie. That's how it's been ever since elementary school, when Janie Vivian moved next door. Janie says Micah is everything she is not. Where Micah is shy, Janie is outgoing. Where Micah loves music, Janie loves art. It's the perfect friendship, as long as no one finds out about it. 

But when Janie is date-raped by the most popular guy in school - a guy she's had a crush on for years - she fins herself ostracized by all the people she thought were her friends. Now only Micah seems to believe she's telling the truth. But when even Micah expresses doubt about whether or not she as "asking for it", it leads to disastrous consequences, and Janie Vivian goes missing. 

Using nonlinear writing style and dual narrator, Amy Zhang's astonishing second novel masterfully reveals the circumstances surrounding Janie's disappearance. 

Publishing Details: 

Release Date: March 22nd 2016
Publisher: Greenwillow Books

After absolutely adoring Amy Zhang's debut novel, Falling Into Place, I need more of her work. It was honestly the most honest and raw book I've ever read. It made me have all the feels. ALL of them. Even the ones that I didn't know existed! 

The plotline may put people off a little - YA authors aren't exactly known for their treatment of sensitive topics like date-rape - BUT the way the author handled the dark themes of Falling Into Place has given me completely faith in her. And the possibility of a best friend romance is to much to overlook!

Go preorder it peeps!

This is Where the World Ends: Goodreads | Amazon | The Book Depository 

Falling Into Place: Goodreads | Amazon | The Book Despoistry