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Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny HanAlways and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
Series:
Genre: Contemporary
Release Date: 2nd May 2017
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Source: Bought
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Rating: four-stars

Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding.

But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family—and possibly the boy she loves—behind.

When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?
 

I’ve been a massive fan of this trilogy from the start, but I have to admit that I wasn’t particularly looking forward to the third instalment. It’s not that I was dreading it, but I didn’t think the series really needed to be a series. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before was a cute standalone, ya know? But regardless, I read the sequels because I’m a huge Jenny Han fan (is there a name for us? There should be.) and I ended up enjoying them both. Continue reading

Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han and Siobhan VivianAshes to Ashes by Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian
Series: Burn For Burn #3
Genre: Paranormal
Release Date: September 16, 2014
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Source: Bought
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Rating: one-star

New Year's Eve ended with a bang and Mary, Kat and Lillia may not be prepared for what is to come. After Rennie's death, Kat and Lillia try to put the pieces together of what happened to her. They both blame themselves. If Lillia hadn't left with Reeve...If Kat had only stayed with Rennie...Things could have been different. Now they will never be the same. Only Mary knows the truth about that night. About what she is. She also knows the truth about Lillia and Reeve falling in love, about Reeve being happy when all he deserves is misery, just like the misery he caused her. Now their childish attempts at revenge are a thing of the past and Mary is out for blood. Will she leave anything in her wake or will all that remain be ashes?

so freaking pissedAfter a fantastic start book and an absolutely epic follow up, I was sure that Ashes to Ashes was going to go out with a bang and cement this series as one of my favourites. I waited (very impatiently) after the cliffhanger in Fire With Fire and I am so fucking mad that THIS is what I got. There will be spoilers in this review but I will hide them under a spoiler tag because everyone needs to know HOW FUCKING ANNOYED I AM. Continue reading

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny HanP.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
Series: To All The Boys I've Loved Before #2
Genre: Contemporary
Release Date: May 26, 2015
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Source: Bought
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Rating: three-half-stars

Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.
She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.
When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

I am so happy that I didn’t have to wait too long for this book. To those of you who read To All the Boys when it first came out, I am sorry. You poor, poor souls. I read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before a couple of months ago and it was the perfect cutesy read and I wanted to smoosh it. I have been waiting for P.S. I Still Love You with great anticipation and Waterstones delivered it super early so I DIED.

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny HanTo All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
Series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before #1
Genre: Contemporary
Release Date: August 7, 2014
Publisher: Scholastic
Source: Bought
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Rating: four-stars

Lara Jean keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. One for every boy she's ever loved. When she writes, she can pour out her heart and soul and say all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control...

I bought To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before back in September when Tatum and I went on a book buying spree and I got a bit carried away. I had enjoyed Han’s previous two series – Burn for Burn and Summer – so when I saw that this book was on sale I decided to pick it up. But as is the case with most of my book purchases, I was never really in the mood to read it. That is, until I sought out a light contemporary novel to read in between some giant fantasy books last month. And ohmygod, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is exactly what I wanted.

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Fire with Fire by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Fire with Fire by Jenny Han and Siobhan VivianFire With Fire by Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian
Series: Burn For Burn #2
Genre: Contemporary
Release Date: August 13, 2013
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Source: Bought
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Rating: four-half-stars

Lillia, Kat, and Mary had the perfect plan. Work together in secret to take down the people who wronged them. But things didn’t exactly go the way they’d hoped at the Homecoming Dance.

Not even close.

For now, it looks like they got away with it. All they have to do is move on and pick up the pieces, forget there ever was a pact. But it’s not easy, not when Reeve is still a total jerk and Rennie’s meaner than she ever was before.

And then there’s sweet little Mary…she knows there’s something seriously wrong with her. If she can’t control her anger, she’s sure that someone will get hurt even worse than Reeve was. Mary understands now that it’s not just that Reeve bullied her—it’s that he made her love him.

Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, burn for a burn. A broken heart for a broken heart. The girls are up to the task. They’ll make Reeve fall in love with Lillia and then they will crush him. It’s the only way he’ll learn.

It seems once a fire is lit, the only thing you can do is let it burn...

I couldn’t decide what to wear.
My Twitter followers are aware that this book gave me many feels, but in the interest of preserving what little dignity I have left, I shall try to make this review as serious and professional as possible… Okay, that was an outright lie. Who did you think you were talking to?

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