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Review: The Pain, My Mother, Sir Tiffy, Cyber Boy & Me

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The Pain, My Mother, Sir Tiffy, Cyber Boy & Me by Michael Gerard Bauer
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

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No other way to say this aside from that is sucked???? It?? Was???? Crap????????

This is basically a girl from year 10, writing in her diary, a week before her semi formal.

Now I've only just graduated, and that may have been 2 years ago for me, but this was pathetic.

She seems completely self absorbed, desperate for high achievement and a boy to validate her during the semi formal.

She's a bit of a brat. Completely 2 dimensional.

And I kept wondering why isn't this matching a proper Year 10's perspective.

Oh yeah.

It was written by some middle aged guy.

Of. Course.

This was a terrible read. I forced myself to read it because my book club bought it for he library and were curious.

Ugh.

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Review: A Million Suns

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A Million Suns by Beth Revis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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4/5 stars

HOLY FREX!!!

I can't believe that is it for the 2nd novel. I NEED MORE!!!!!! (Luckily I have the sequel in my lap right now)

A few notes:

1. I didn't enjoy Amy and Elder breaking up. That seemed abrupt and unthoughtful.
2. I didn't enjoy how the majority of this book was set in Elder's mind. He's too biased.
3. I had so much fun trying to figure out the clues from Orion!! That was intense the entire time. THE PLOT TWIST AT THE END????? Gah! Love it.
4. I can't believe they trusted Doc. Again. He's no good????? Why do they believe him?????????????
5. Victra can die bye.

It was almost 400 pages but felt like 200. I need to read more!

I cannot believe it didn't end with them landing on the planet. After all of that???

My final thought is that I liked that we finally found out the rest about the Plague. That was interesting!

A goo…

Review: Secret Vampire, Daughters of Darkness, and Enchantress

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Secret Vampire, Daughters of Darkness, and Enchantress by L.J. Smith
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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3/5 stars.

Wasn't something I'd rave about, but good if you're wanting some cliche vampire romance.

The writing reminds me of Steph Meyer's in Twilight (but just the first book). But less entertaining.

Book 1 was completely predictable and I felt like it had a lot of similarities to her other series, TVD. It was just 2 alpha males battling for most of the time over a dying girl who had cancer.

Book 2 had a terrible beginning that I loathed but the ending was so sweet and not cliche at all?????? Loved it.

Book 3 was boring and about the ugly duckling who finally gets a boy to choose her over the 'Aphrodite' witch. They were both petty and I didn't enjoy it.

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Review: Nona & Me

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Nona & Me by Clare Atkins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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What a beautiful story!

It was lovely to read such an Aussie centred book :)

I'm just gonna say it; Nick sounded like a total dag and I can't believe he was the love interest.

I got shivers as the end when it was Sorry Day. Ugh!!!!!!! I'm tearing up now.

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Review: Empire of Storms

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Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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3.75/5 stars

Yeh alright this is fine. It wasn't the worst I've read from SJM, but in no means was is terribly epic for me. I'm sorry but everything is so predictable??????

Oh except for a certain hook up.

Manon. Dorian.

Gross.

Sorry (not sorry).

Once again, SJM introduces characters that I don't care for, and can't follow??????? Why??? Does? She?? Do!? THIS?!!!!!

Idk guys, her writing has improved and she wrote the action really well, but now her romance scenes are lacking. Like I swear every dramatic moment HAS to be written in truncated, obvious statements. Do you know what I mean?

An actual scene most likely:

He wanted her. All of her. Fire. Passion. The moon was shining. It wasn't that he wanted (some profound, unrelated notion), it was HER.

Do you see the BS???? Why does nobody see the BS???????? I feel like I'm the only one STILL…

Review: Beauty Queens

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Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

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2.5/5 stars.

This book is trash??

Like I know it's supposed to be cynical and funny, but I kept thinking: if this book was made into a TV show, I would strongly oppose EVER watching it.

I appreciated the sarcastic tone at the start, but eventually it got tiring after almost 400 pages, ugh.

I'm glad I've finally read it, tho.

But guys; it had footnotes. DO YOU KNOW HOW KICH I HATE THAT????????? Trash. Such trash.

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Review: Beautiful Chaos

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Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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4/5 stars

My favourite instalment YET!!!

This was so interesting and I loved how much Lena and Ethan love each other <333

Their story is EPIC! I'm sad have only 1 book left, now :/

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