Lying About Last Summer by Sue Wallman

Lying About Last Summer by Sue WallmanLying About Last Summer by Sue Wallman
Genre: Contemporary
Release Date: 5th May 2016
Publisher: Scholastic
Source: Publisher
Add it: Goodreads
Rating: three-half-stars

The story centres around a girl called Skye, who is sent to a camp for troubled teenagers after her sister dies in an accident. However, once she is at the camp she starts receiving text messages from someone pretending to be her dead sister.

Ever since I listened to Wallman talk about her debut at a recent blogger event, I’ve been wanting to read it. It is obvious how much care and passion went into writing it, not only from the way she talked about it but also from the writing itself.

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Monthly Wrap Up: April 2016

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Me in April

So many things happened in April that I don’t know where to start. I guess I’ll go with the most recent thing – my trip to Edinburgh! Technically, the majority of my trip took place in May, so I won’t talk about it too much here because I’m planning on doing a series of posts on my travels. But I took the train to Edinburgh on the 30th and I had the most amazing time. It was great to have some time off work, which had been stressing me out recently.

Earlier on in the month I passed my theory test after doing almost no practise or revision. Oops. This is actually the second time I’ve passed the test, as I took it about five years ago. Here in the UK, if you don’t pass your practical driving test within two years of passing your theory, you have to take your theory all over again. I’m determined to do it this time, just to get it out of the way!

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My Thoughts on #The100 3×12

Compared to last week’s episode, 3×12 wasn’t as amazing as I would have hoped. I blame Lindsey Morgan for absolutely blowing 3×11 out of the park and doing an incredible job. This episode was slightly slower, which was odd considering it had that slasher vibe to it. I still loved it more than some episode from this season, but it felt a lot calmer than last week.

  • The episode opens with Miller telling the story of the Hookman… except it’s a post-apocalyptic/sci-fi version so I was legit squealing. They need the Winchesters. Then, of course, the story comes to life and the trio get abducted. Rude.
  • There’s a lot of Polis nonsense that I really didn’t care for because Murphy and Emori were in the centre of it. I hate Murphy, and Emori is dull and needs to have a storyline away from the cretin so I can like her some more. Ontari is… well, Ontari.
  • “Becca’s journal is amazing.” Raven is even more amazing imo. Raven explains ALIE 1.0 and 2.0 to the 100, and Clarke fills in the blanks. Then Clarke says they need to find Luna. Obviously.
  • Monty bb thinks his mum could still be alive and it’s very sad and upsetting.
  • Bellamy can’t reach Miller or Harper on the radio so obviously something is dodgy. And we see that Arkadia has been abandoned. OH GOOD.

bad feeling

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Oath Bound by Rachel Vincent

Oath Bound by Rachel VincentOath Bound by Rachel Vincent
Series: Unbound #3
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: 30 April 2013
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Source: Bought
Add it: Goodreads
Rating: three-stars

The Tower Syndicate will fall...

The secret daughter of the head of an infamous Skilled crime family, Sera Brandt has hidden her past, her potential and especially her powers. But when a tragedy strikes her other family, Sera needs justice. And the only way to get it is to reveal her heritage–including a rare Skill–and take the reins of the Tower Syndicate from her cunning and malicious aunt.

If he can figure out how...

Kristopher Daniels might have the answer. He's fought the syndicate to protect his sisters, but he'd never realized just how close to the new heir he needed to get....

And if they can survive

Neither is used to trusting. But there's something between them that can't be ignored. And so Sera is on the run with a man she can't figure out, a target on her back and the new knowledge of just how powerful she really is...

Series enders are always difficult to take in, especially when they’re the end of my favourite series or trilogies. The Unbound trilogy is one of my favourites, and the reason it took me so long to read the final book is that I didn’t want to be disappointed. The first and second books are so amazing, and I wanted the trilogy to end on a high note. Sadly, everything must come to an end (and all that) and I eventually picked this one up. And even more sadly, it didn’t live up to my expectations.

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Is Fifty Shades of Grey appropriate for teenagers?

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Conversations is a new meme that was created and hosted by my buddy Joan and her buddy Geraldine. I rarely post discussions on the blog due to time constraints and lack of creativity, so when I came across this I thought it would be the perfect way to introduce more topics and start up some more conversations on my site.

I’m a little behind so I’ll be playing catch-up, but this week’s topic was too good to pass up:

Is 15 years too young to read Fifty Shades of Grey?

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