Reviews written by Lorrie

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LorrieLorrie   November 27, 2016
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5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
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Fun and exciting

The Titan’s Curse raises the stakes, the tension and the adventure by a tenfold. I could not tear my eyes away from the page to save my life. The third novel in the Percy Jackson series picks up a few months after the conclusion of The Sea...

LorrieLorrie   November 26, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A

An adventure-filled sequel

The second book in the Percy Jackson is just as enjoyable and charming as the first novel in the series. The adventure continues as Percy secretly sets out on a quest with Annabeth and Grover in order to find the Golden Fleece to save Thalia’s tree which...

LorrieLorrie   November 25, 2016
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A

A surprisingly fun, witty and comical novel

I’m sure we all have that book on our to-be-read lists, a book that you constantly stare at thinking, “I really need to read you,” but the timing is just not right. The Lightning Thief is that book for me. I think this novel has been on my TBR list...

LorrieLorrie   November 22, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

A whimsical and beautiful novel

The Sleeper and the Spindle is a short illustrated novel by renowned genius Neil Gaiman that spins a clever twist on two old and beloved classics. When a sleeping curse spreads across the country, a young Queen, on the eve of her wedding, accompanies friendly dwarves in...

Young Adult Fiction
LorrieLorrie   November 18, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Intricate and unique

The third CoHo book I have read, Confess is an intricately unique novel that I could not put down. Colleen Hoover has a gift for contemporary romance and I love to immerse myself in her stories, over and over again. Confess follows Auburn Reed, a twenty-one year...

Young Adult Fiction
LorrieLorrie   November 06, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Tragic and compelling

Ugly Love is just as its title suggests: it is an ugly story about two irrecoverably different people who have nothing in common aside from an aversion to relationships. At times, this book was difficult to read and I was full sobbing for the last quarter. Tate...

Young Adult Fiction
LorrieLorrie   November 02, 2016
Overall rating 
 
1.3
Plot 
 
2.0
Characters 
 
1.0
Writing Style 
 
1.0

Majorly disappointing and confusing

I was quite disappointed with Stealing Snow. Usually, I adore retellings, especially those with an interesting twist, but in this novel there was a clash of so many fairy-tale retellings, I couldn't wrap my head around anything. It was an amalgamation of The Snow Queen, Snow White, Frozen and Alice...

Young Adult Fiction
LorrieLorrie   November 01, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Surprisingly compelling and beautiful

Anything Can Happen is the debut novel of author Will Walton and it was an absolute treat. Every scene had me engrossed with the story and I genuinely had a really good time reading this book. I usually reserve high ratings for novels that impact me on some sort of...

Young Adult Fiction
LorrieLorrie   October 27, 2016
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Amazing and heartbreaking

It Ends With Us was the first Colleen Hoover novel I have ever read and I’m so glad that was the case. Hoover is a massive presence in the contemporary YA community and I thought it was about time I finally sat down to see what all the fuss was...

LorrieLorrie   October 23, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

An incredible and heartbreaking conclusion

I only discovered the phenomenal The Young Elites series a few months ago, so I didn’t have long to wait before I finally got my hands on the final novel in the trilogy, The Midnight Star. Even so, those few months I was forced to wait were pure hell. So...

Young Adult Fiction
LorrieLorrie   October 15, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
2.0

A quick, sweet read about friendship and mental illness

Highly Illogical Behaviour is a touching and comical coming-of-age story about mental illness, friendship and high school romance. Solomon is a sixteen year old boy with acute agoraphobia – he hasn’t left his home in three years, ever since he had a severe panic attack on his...

Young Adult Fiction
LorrieLorrie   October 10, 2016
(Updated: November 22, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

An astounding conclusion

Leigh Bardugo’s sequel to her Six of Crows duology was one of the most highly anticipated novels of 2016. The expectations were supremely high for this book and Bardugo managed to deliver. I laughed (a lot), I cried (even more) and I gasped and threw my couch cushion against the...

Young Adult Fiction
LorrieLorrie   October 09, 2016
(Updated: October 09, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Poignant and moving

Matthew Quick’s Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock was a poignant, moving novel that everyone needs to read. Combining humour and hope, the novel targets the most controversial issues effecting teenagers today: depression and school shootings. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock is a dark book. Leonard is in a really...

Young Adult Fiction
LorrieLorrie   September 25, 2016
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

A perfect blend of conspiracies, adventure and romance

Thank you to Hachette Australia and Netgalley for providing a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review. Lauren Oliver’s new series promises to be rollercoaster ride of conspiracy theories, adventure, romance, friendship and science fiction blended in with the banalities of everyday life....

Young Adult Fiction
LorrieLorrie   September 22, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

A magical and surreal novel

When the Moon Was Ours is a beautiful, surreal novel that effortlessly weaves magical elements within the monotonies of everyday life, love and heartbreak. Anna-Marie McLemore has created a fascinating world that I was totally absorbed in and could not put down. The novel follows best...

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