Friday, 24 November 2017

If There's No Tomorrow - Jennifer L. Armentrout


Lena Wise is always looking forward to tomorrow, especially at the start of her senior year. She's ready to pack in as much friend time as possible, to finish college applications and to maybe let her childhood best friend Sebastian know how she really feels about him. For Lena, the upcoming year is going to be epic—one of opportunities and chances. 
Until one choice, one moment, destroys everything. 
Now Lena isn't looking forward to tomorrow. Not when friend time may never be the same. Not when college applications feel all but impossible. Not when Sebastian might never forgive her for what happened. 
For what she let happen. 
With the guilt growing each day, Lena knows that her only hope is to move on. But how can she move on when her and her friends' entire existences have been redefined? How can she move on when tomorrow isn't even guaranteed?
So the second that i got the opportunity to read another book by Jennifer Armentrout through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review i jumped at the chance. I loved the Pure series and knew that I was going to love this book. 
We start off the book by meeting Lena, a normal teenage girl who like all of us loves reading, we learn that she is a little nerdy but she is really relate-able. I loved the subtle nods to A Court of Thorns and Roses and The Walking Dead. We learn a little about Lena's friends and her best friend Sebastian who seems like an all round good guy but this isn't just your regular romance story! 
Without ruining the book too much, some bad stuff happens and Lena finds herself in a really bad place. I found myself in tears several times during this story. The struggles that Lena faces could very easily be our own if we happen to make a decision that we will later on regret. 
I think this book would be a great thing for anyone to read but especially for those who are of the age to be making similar decisions to the one Lena has faced. If There's No Tomorrow is titled perfectly as this is exactly what we think about during this reading experience. 
The love story is secondary to the main theme however it is still very important and i think that is something that JLA does so well. Both Characters are so realistic but more importantly than that the relationship progresses at a rate that I can believe rather than insta love that we so often see now. 
So far i have had a 100% success rate with Jennifer L Armentrout's books which is great.
I would recommend this beautifully sad story to everyone!
Thanks For Reading 

Saturday, 18 November 2017

As you Wish - Chelsea Sedoti

This book is set in a small town with a secret. Everyone from the town gets to make a wish on their 18th birthday. The Wishes can be an amazing thing but they can also ruin your life.

This was a really fun and interesting idea that I was interested to get my teeth stuck into. The first chapter had me thinking about the things that I would wish for if I had the opportunity.

The characters are obviously in a unique situation and that instantly makes them interesting. Through out the story we got to meet so many people from the town as we learnt about their wishes and the consequences of those wishes.

The book spends time looking at the things that other people had wished for.

The book is a little slow and quite long (400 pages) but there were a few important points that we touched upon and that I really appreciated.

Overall it was a good attempt and an interesting concept.

Thanks For Reading

Em x 

Friday, 17 November 2017

147 Things - Jim Chapman

I have watched Jim Chapman on his YouTube channel for years and he is funny and relate-able. 
I liked this book for the same reason that I like his videos. 

The things in the book seemed to be things that Jim was genuinely excited of interested in and when someone is excited themselves it makes the reader excited or interested. The 147 things are made up of a whole bunch of random things but included in all of this are personal bits about him and his life. 
We find out how Jim met Tanya and some bits about his family and stuff.

The book style is so relaxed that I think it would appeal to a whole range of people. I wouldn't say that this is the usual book style that I go for but I did really enjoy this read as a change. Reading the book felt like talking to a friend and I think that is something that Jim is an absolute pro at, he makes everyone feel like his best friend. 

I have never read a YouTuber book before and I have never really been interested in it but I think it is a credit to Jim that the book feels and reads as though he wrote it. Great job Jim!!

Thanks For Reading
Em x
I would like to thank the Publishers, NetGalley, and the Author for sending me an ARC of this book.