Reviews written by Nanouk, Staff Reviewer

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Young Adult Fiction
Nanouk, Staff ReviewerNanouk, Staff Reviewer   July 14, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.0
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4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Original, touching story

Matt hasn’t eaten in days and if it’s up to him, he won’t be eating for the next days to come either. His sister is ‘missing’, his mom is not really there for him and he’s just not sure what to do with his life. He’s also not sure what...

Young Adult Fiction
Nanouk, Staff ReviewerNanouk, Staff Reviewer   February 14, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Honest, funny and refreshing!

The Sun is Also a Star tells the story of Natasha, who’s an illegal immigrant, and Daniël, who’s born in America but is still haunted by his Japanese roots. In the book that takes place in a single day and uses ], where she’d lived until she was eight...

Young Adult Fiction
Nanouk, Staff ReviewerNanouk, Staff Reviewer   December 30, 2016
(Updated: December 30, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Surprisingly good

Caravan tells the story of Scarlett, who's sister went to the mysterious Caraval with a boy she has just met. Scarlett chases her, of course, and finds herself to be in trouble almost immediately. She is engaged, has a violent father and is now stranded on an unknown mysterious island....

Young Adult Fiction
Nanouk, Staff ReviewerNanouk, Staff Reviewer   November 14, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

A funny, sweet and original quick read

We Are Still Tornadoes tells the story of Cath and Scott, who have both graduated from high school and are now starting their very mature lives. They both take very different paths. Cath is off to university: she studied hard and can now do whatever she wants. Scott, however, still...

Young Adult Fiction
Nanouk, Staff ReviewerNanouk, Staff Reviewer   June 01, 2016
(Updated: June 01, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Exciting, addictive and dark

The book starts off with the four main characters being introduced: Aster, Layla, Tommy and Madison. As a reader, you're introduced to them immediately, all having their own chapters. Alyson Noël knows how to describe the characters, which is why you will have a clear image of them right away......

Young Adult Fiction
Nanouk, Staff ReviewerNanouk, Staff Reviewer   April 08, 2016
(Updated: April 08, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Lovable yet discussing important problems

The story starts of with Rhea in New York. If you read books about New York, you might have a slightly glamorized view of it. In How Many Letters are in Goodbye you will find a pretty true reflection of how New York can be. And Rhea knows all about...

Young Adult Fiction
Nanouk, Staff ReviewerNanouk, Staff Reviewer   February 20, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Blew me away

I got to read this book for the Dutch, yet English speaking, bookclub, called “Bored to Death Book Club”. Every month we read and discuss a book that we pick together. And whilst I couldn’t make it to this edition of the bookclub due to my lungs being totally sucky,...

Young Adult Fiction
Nanouk, Staff ReviewerNanouk, Staff Reviewer   January 04, 2016
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

A hopeful yet heartbreaking story that left me breathless

This book has been on my TBR for ages and ages – ever since it was released it has been looking at me, patiently, from my overcrowded bookshelf. Today I finally found the courage to pick up the book. It handles such a dark subject, I was afraid it would...

Young Adult Fiction
Nanouk, Staff ReviewerNanouk, Staff Reviewer   December 26, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Unforgetable

First of all, I want to thank HaperCollins for the e-arc I received. I loved the book so much, I just couldn’t stop reading it and finished it within two days. Thanks! The synopsis of this story really spoke to me, since it told the story not...

Nanouk, Staff ReviewerNanouk, Staff Reviewer   October 26, 2015
(Updated: October 26, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Worthy ending

After a nerve wrecking CLIFF HANGER, I finally got a hang of The Iron Warrior. So thanks Siena Koncsol from Harlequin Teen for the early review copy! I cannot thank you enough, this series means the world to me! Remember what happened in The Iron Traitor? Quick...

Young Adult Fiction
Nanouk, Staff ReviewerNanouk, Staff Reviewer   October 06, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Thrilling, exciting, hooked until the last page

Wow, just wow. I finished the book this afternoon, and really felt crushed inside. Like somebody stabbed me with a knife and took out one of my vital organs. This book really hit me hard. Even harder then The Jewel, in some ways. This book is the second book in...

Young Adult Fiction
Nanouk, Staff ReviewerNanouk, Staff Reviewer   October 05, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Surprisingly good

The Jewel got to my attention when I received its sequel The White Rose couple of weeks ago. It had been on my TBR for a while, but I never really got excited enough about it to read it so it just stayed far away in the corner of my...

Nanouk, Staff ReviewerNanouk, Staff Reviewer   August 24, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Better than expected

When I got the book, I was excited to read it, but didn't expect TOO much of it. To me it sounded a bit shallow, but I adored the cover, so I gave it a shot. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed reading the book and I think...

Young Adult Fiction
Nanouk, Staff ReviewerNanouk, Staff Reviewer   August 04, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Funny yet touching

First of all, thank you Hachette Children’s Books for this review copy! I’d already enjoyed reading The DUFF a lot, and this book promised to be set in the same world, and might even be better. So thanks again for getting me this book! Lying Out Loud,...

Young Adult Fiction
Nanouk, Staff ReviewerNanouk, Staff Reviewer   May 29, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Emtional and real - hooked from first to last page

Every Last Word tells the story of high-school junior Samantha – Sam. She suffers from Purely-Obsessive OCD but doesn’t want anybody to find out about it. She’s part of this group of popular girls, her so called ‘friends’ she’s known since middle school. But even from them, Sam hides a...

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