The Truth About You and Me by Amanda Grace
GoodReads blurb: Smart girls aren’t supposed to do stupid things.
Madelyn Hawkins is super smart. At sixteen, she’s so gifted that she can attend college through a special program at her high school. On her first day, she meets Bennet. He’s cute, funny, and kind. He understands Madelyn and what she’s endured – and missed out on – in order to excel academically and please her parents. Now, for the first time in her life, she’s falling in love.
There’s only one problem. Bennet is Madelyn’s college professor, and he thinks she’s eighteen – because she hasn’t told him the truth.
The story of their forbidden romance is told in letters that Madelyn writes to Bennet – both a heart-searing ode to their ill-fated love and an apology.
My head is still trying to comprehend what I thought about this book. I’m really not entirely sure what I thought about it.
First off, I loved the writing. I have never, ever, ever read a book told like this. It was in a letter sort of form/second personish. I really loved that because it was so pretty and seriously engrossing. As if you were the one being talked to.
After reading The Truth About You and Me, you still feel as though you know and understand the characters very well, even though it’s told in letter form in the past tense. I must admit, it was the cover that initially attracted me and the blurb sounded interesting.
I really liked this book but there was definitely something there that I did not really like. I’m not sure what it is, maybe I would have liked it more if some of the book took place in the present tense?
I would recommend this to people who like reading contemporary and romance novels because this book is without a doubt mainly in those genres. If you like romance books and want to read something a little bit different, then you might want to give this book a try.
Double by Jenny Valentine review:
GoodReads blurb: When the sixteen-year-old runaway Chap is mistaken for a missing boy named Cassiel, his life changes dramatically. Chap takes on Cassiel’s identity, gaining the family and friends he’s always dreamed of having. But becoming someone else isn’t as easy as he hoped—and Chap isn’t the only one hiding a secret. As he teeters on the brink of discovery and begins to unravel the mystery behind Cassiel’s disappearance, Chap realizes that he’s in much deeper danger than he could have imagined.
After all, you can’t just steal a life and expect to get away with it.
Award-winning author Jenny Valentine delivers an explosive mystery where dark secrets, betrayal, and loss pave the way for one teen’s chance at redemption.
Ok I went into this book knowing basically nothing. In fact, I was pretty sure it was a dystopian book because of a) the cover and b) what little of the blurb I read. So imagine my complete and utter surprise (hence the surprise shelf) to find it is a really fantastic book.
Know upon checking some reviews in Goodreads, I was a little put out. But I decided to pluck up the courage and get into reading it anyway because if a book has a shiny cover, it HAS to be great. See, that says something for shiny books.
The characters were alright. Not annoying not excellent. I feel as though we didn’t really get enough about Chap, only the person he was impersonating. Towards the ending there were a couple of twists, which in my opinion are a necessity for a great book.
The plot was good and fast paced. It was a small book so I definitely had to finish it in pretty much one sitting. It was very addictive.
If you love fast paced books – this is for you!
The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg
GoodReads blurb: Dying of a broken heart is just the beginning…. Welcome to forever.
BRIE’S LIFE ENDS AT SIXTEEN: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn’t love her, and the news breaks her heart—literally.
But now that she’s D&G (dead and gone), Brie is about to discover that love is way more complicated than she ever imagined. Back in Half Moon Bay, her family has begun to unravel. Her best friend has been keeping a secret about Jacob, the boy she loved and lost—and the truth behind his shattering betrayal. And then there’s Patrick, Brie’s mysterious new guide and resident Lost Soul . . . who just might hold the key to her forever after.
With Patrick’s help, Brie will have to pass through the five stages of grief before she’s ready to move on. But how do you begin again, when your heart is still in pieces?
Once you start seeing this book, you start finding the hype. Not that that is always a bad thing, cause it got me into reading this book and excited for it.
I really loved the author’s style of writing. It had kind of a funny essence to it that made it really enjoyable and different. The actual idea of the story was pretty great, come on – a heart that literally breaks? I have already picked up the book.
The plot was fluent, the writing was great and the characters were amazing. Not yet persuaded? You should be. The only little tiny miniature bit I would have changed is the action of the story. I think there should have been at least one not incredibly predictable twist.
I would definitely recommend this!