Haven’t done one of these in a while (aka, it’s long overdue) so…here’s some more book reviews (this was originally supposed to be up in August but it’s now October so uh…that’s how late it is). Enjoy!
Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
I picked up this book probably over a year ago now and never got around to reading it because every time I looked at it I thought eh…maybe another time. As I was going on holiday I thought I may as well take it with me because that would be as good a time as any to read it and boy I was not disappointed. This book is amazing. I only gave it 4 stars because I save 5s the for books that really impact me (the books that you know, change my life) but otherwise this would definitely be a 5 star. I don’t know why but I don’t usually ever venture into this genre (even though I really like it ?? Where’s the logic Chloe) but it was such a page turner and I was hooked. Not once did it become boring or uninteresting, it had just the right amount of everything and I’d really recommend it for anyone wanting to venture into this genre. I’ll definitely be reaching for more books like this in future – I didn’t think I’d enjoy it because of how popular it became (popular things are usually over-hyped and end up being not that great) but with this I was pleasantly surprised! I absolutely loved it.
I hope this reaches her in time – R. H. Sin
Guys, I think I’m done with the sappy poetry for now. This book was literally £4 so I thought why not, and then I read it and thought…why. There’s literally nothing to say about this book other than it’s the usual one line Tumblr poetry you see plastered all over the internet. Thing is, this isn’t even a book because it’s probably about 1cm thick so…this leaflet is nothing out of the ordinary from what you already see on the internet already. I think I’m done with the cliché poetry about heartbreak.
What I Thought Was True – Huntley Fitzpatrick
Whenever I go on holiday I always like to take some light fluffy reads with me and Huntley Fitzpatrick is a great author for this. I read her two other books – the duology of My Life Next Door and The Boy Most Likely To and really enjoyed them, so I thought that when I went on holiday this year I’d purchase the other book of hers that I hadn’t read yet – What I Thought Was True. I don’t know if it’s because this was the first novel she ever released or if I’m simply getting too old for YA fluff novels, but this just didn’t do it for me. It was okay. I didn’t hate it but I didn’t love it either, it was kind of just neutral. Some parts irritated me and I found that the actual setting was incredibly boring, I didn’t feel like I wanted to get lost in the world inside this book because honestly, it felt dull. It was like nothing was happening…there was no point to it. A lot of things didn’t even make sense, I kept getting confused and bleh. I also didn’t really feel much for any of the characters and therefore wasn’t invested in any of them and a lot of the things (especially the boys) were extremely cliche. I just wasn’t feeling it. Like I said, I don’t know if it’s because this was her first novel and therefore she hadn’t reached her full potential yet or simply because YA fluff just doesn’t do it for me anymore, but there was a huge thing missing here for me. I think I’m kind of done with cliche YA love stories now…probably would’ve enjoyed this book when I was 16 but unfortunately not now.
Let me know if you’ve read any of these!
Goodreads – ChloLuna 📚
All my love,