THE SIDEKICKS BOOK REVIEW!!!

The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis Book Review!!

SYNOPSIS:

The Swimmer. The Rebel. The Nerd.

All Ryan, Harley and Miles had in common was Isaac. They lived different lives, had different interests and kept different secrets. But they shared the same best friend. They were sidekicks. And now that Isaac’s gone, what does that make them?

Will Kostakis, award-winning author of The First Third, perfectly depicts the pain and pleasure of this teenage world, piecing together three points of view with intricate splendour.

MY THOUGHTS:

This book looks like its going to be a tiny easy read, but it certainly was not that at all! This book was so well written and was so little and powerful I loved it so much!

The writing in this book was really what hooked me, Will has such an addicting writing style that really hooks you in and doesn’t let you stop reading AT ALL! (Literally though it had me hooked so bad I actually took it to school to keep reading it)

The characters in The Sidekicks were also very different, unique and very quirky and it is a real change to read something new and not having the same characters that you usually have in YA books. I also love that we got to listen to all the characters and have all their point of views instead of just having one, it was really interesting and you really got to see the characters from different angles.

Overall, this book was very powerful, fast paced and unique. Must read if you love something new and different to many other YA reads and if you love a good Australian set book in our lovely country!

STAR RATING: 5/5 STARS!!!

THANKS PENGUIN FOR SENDING ME A REVIEW COPY!

BUY HERE: https://www.penguin.com.au/products/9780143309031/sidekicks

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THE SIREN BOOK REVIEW!!

THE SIREN BY KIERA CASS BOOK REVIEW!!

SYNOPSIS:

“You must never do anything that might expose our secret. This means that, in general, you cannot form close bonds with humans. You can speak to us, and you can always commune with the Ocean, but you are deadly to humans. You are, essentially, a weapon. A very beautiful weapon. I won’t lie to you, it can be a lonely existence, but once you are done, you get to live. All you have to give, for now, is obedience and time…”

The same speech has been given hundreds of times to hundreds of beautiful girls who enter the sisterhood of sirens. Kahlen has lived by these rules for years now, patiently waiting for the life she can call her own. But when Akinli, a human, enters her world, she can’t bring herself to live by the rules anymore. Suddenly the life she’s been waiting for doesn’t seem nearly as important as the one she’s living now.

MY THOUGHTS:

I fell in love with this book from the beginning. It told such a beautiful and intriguing story that had me hooked from page one.

The characters in this book were really unique and were rather quirky in their own ways and I loved all the differences about them all that kind of brought them closer together and made them really bond as ‘sisters’.

The setting of this book revolved around the ocean, which I think made me really love it even more and reminded me of The Little Mermaid (and if you don’t know me already, The Little Mermaid is my fave) and I really loved how Kiera also explained the ocean in a vivid details, making it so much easier to imagine in readers minds.

Overall, The Siren was a very fast paced and enjoyable book, with a unique and new plot that is very different to most other YA books. The Siren would be great for those that love The Little Mermaid, the ocean and mythology.

STAR RATING: 4 out of 5 stars!

Thank you Harper Collins Australia for sending me a review copy!!

BUY HERE: http://www.harpercollins.com.au/9780008157937/the-siren

 

 

HOW TO BECOME A BOOK BLOGGER

Book blogging is awesome, however you need to make sure you are doing it because you want to write book reviews and interview authors etc. and you aren’t just doing it for reasons such as free books.

The best thing to start off with is deciding how you want to share your content – usually either blog (WordPress is what I use) or youtube (Book bloggers on youtube call themselves ‘booktubers’) work out best for content sharing and are easy to get views on.

The next thing would be to start building up your following and post a few reviews, setting out a posting schedule as to when you will be posting and what you will post if you want to be that organised, before you start to contact publishers about reviewing cause they will fish out all social media and judge you on following. Make sure that when emailing publishers to mention all of your social media that you have ‘book blog related’ as publishers will see that as more of a potential helping promote their books.

After doing all this the next step is contacting people to review! This is usually the really cool and also nervous part of book blogging. Usually you can find publishers email on the ‘contact us’ section of their websites and be sure to use their emails for publicity or reviewing cause that will send you right through to someone that can get you sorted out with review copies. Make sure to include your social media’s on the emails and if you have read a book they have published before he sure to mention that too so they know you are a little familiar with their works they publish and what you are into reading! Also some publishers like it if you include a shipping address in there if they want to send you out a physical copy of a book.

I hope this post helped all you lovely people that would love to get into book blogging, the book blogging community is very kind and if you ever need any help feel free to contact us in need!

WHAT I SAW BOOK REVIEW!!

WHAT I SAW BY BECK NICHOLAS BOOK REVIEW!!!

SYNOPSIS:

One punch will shatter a town. But is anyone ready for the consequences of telling the truth? A stunning new YA novel about the complicated romance between a girl with everything on the line and a boy with nothing to lose following a king hit incident that leaves the high school golden boy in a coma.

MY THOUGHTS:

This. Book. Wow. What I Saw was one of my most anticipated books of this year, I always love Beck’s writing and the synopsis of this sounded really intriguing and mysterious. When I got sent an arc copy from Harlequin Australia I literally ran around my house with excitement and had to start it right away. Lets say I was not disappointed by this book.

This book was told in two point of views: Callie who was the popular girl at school with the older boyfriend and through everyone’s eyes her life was ‘perfect’. The second point of view was told through Rhett, who was known to be the bad boy that no one liked and kept to himself. The point of views blended together really well making the story flow and didn’t leave big gapping gaps like some books do and I really liked that about it as I sometimes struggle with multiple point of view because of that.

The story also carried some pretty heavy messages in it and was also a journey for self discovery on both the protagonist and some of the other side characters that really made the story that much more inspiring and interesting.

Overall, What I Saw was a very fast paced and quick read that hooks you on from the first page. It has twists and turns and some very deep and meaningful messages that not many Young Adult books approach. I would recommend this to anyone that loves mystery, a fast paced read and unique and quirky characters!

STAR RATING: 5 OF 5 STARS!!!

BUY BOOK HERE: http://www.harlequinbooks.com.au/product/9781760374426

PASSENGER BOOK REVIEW!!

PASSENGER BY ALEXANDRA BRACKEN BOOK REVIEW!!

Thank you Harper Collins YA for sending a copy of Passenger for review!!

SYNOPSIS:

Passage, n.
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them— whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are play­ing, treacherous forces threaten to sep­arate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home . . . forever

MY THOUGHTS:

This book was very different to anything I have ever read. This was my first book I’ve read of Alexandra Bracken and it was so hyped I thought I was going to love it like everyone else. I didn’t not like this book, I just think it was a little over hyped in my opinion.

The story started off very slow, it was hard to keep interested and intrigued, but once I got into the story and things started to happen I started to really enjoy the book and had no problem reading it.

The main character Etta was very interesting and at the start of the book I think I under estimated her strength and bravery. I love that she loves to play violin, that is not something you normally find in books and the passion she had for it really made me see that she wasn’t just another weak girl protagonist.

Overall, Passenger was a pretty good read. It has it’s ups and downs but again no book is perfect. Passenger would be perfect for those that love time travel and adventure!!

STAR RATING: 3.5 of 5 stars