4 November 2018

What I've Been Reading: October 2018.

I lost my groove when it came to reading in October. I started so many books that weren't for me and ended up being deleted from my kindle pretty quickly. I only managed to finish 4 books over the past month. 

Lynda O'Rourke
Current Kindle price: £2.32

"For Kassidy Bell and her friends, the race is on to keep ahead of the Cleaners, reach Broken Cove and destroy the coffins. But tensions are running high within the group and the voices inside Kassidy's head are becoming stronger and filling her mind with suspicious thoughts about her friends. Who is Doshia? Which of her friends is hiding the demon?

Knowing her life is in danger in more ways than one, Kassidy puts her trust and hopes into one of the voices she can hear in her head and decides to split from the group and go it alone. But has she put her trust into the wrong hands? Is Kassidy being manipulated by her own paranoia or is there something else more sinister twisting her thoughts?"

The last book in the Kassidy Bell series, it seems like I've been waiting ages for this. I'd actually forgot what had happened during the end of the last book when I started reading this but managed to catch up again quite quickly. This book series has been one of my faves over the last couple of years and I definitely recommend it.


All In Pieces
Suzanne Young
Current Kindle price: £8.49

"'Anger-management issues.'

That's how they classified Savannah Sutton after she drove a pencil into her ex-boyfriend's hand because he mocked her little brother, Evan, for being disabled. That's why they sent her to Brooks Academy- an alternative high school that's used as a temporary detention center.

The days at Brooks are miserable, but at home, life is far more bleak. Savvy's struggling to take care of her brother since her mom left years ago, and her alcoholic dad can't be bothered. Life with Evan is a constant challenge, but he's also the most important person in the world to Savvy.

Then there's Cameron, a new student at Brooks with issues of his own; a guy from a perfect family that Savvy thought only existed on TV. Cameron seems determined to break through every one of the walls Savvy's built around herself, except if she lets herself trust him, it could make everything she's worked so hard for fall apart in an instant.

And with her aunt seeking custody of her brother and her ex-boyfriend seeking revenge, Savvy's fighting to hold all the pieces together. But she's not sure how much tighter she can be pulled before she breaks completely."

They may or may not have been some tears shed while reading this. Okay, there definitely was! I was so engrossed in this book, I only wanted the best for Savvy and the last half nearly ruined me. This has been on my to read list for about two years but it was worth the wait.

Secrets, Lies, and Scandals
Amanda K. Morgan
Current Kindle price: £8.49

"Nothing ruins summer vacation like a secret... especially when it involves a dead teacher.

Ivy used to be on top of the social ladder, until her ex made that all go away. She has a chance to be Queen Bee again, but only if the rest of the group can keep quiet.

Tyler has always been a bad boy, but lately he's been running low on second chance. There's no way he's going to lost everything because someone couldn't keep their mouth shut.

Kinley wouldn't describe herself as perfect, though everyone else would. But perfection comes at a price, and there is nothing she wouldn't do to keep her perfect record- one that doesn't include murder charges.

Mattie is only in town for the summer. He wasn't looking to make friends, and he definitely wasn't looking to be involved in a murder. He's also not looking to be riddled with guilt for the rest of his life... but to prevent that he'll have to turn them all in.

Cade couldn't care less about the body, or about the pact to keep the secret. The only way to be innocent is for someone else to be found guilty. Now he just has to decide who that someone will be.

With the police hot on the case, they don't have much time to figure out how to trust each other. But in order to take the lead, you have to be the first in line... and that's the quickest way to get stabbed in the back."

Hmmmm. I did finish this and I did like it, but it reminded me a lot of One Of Us is Lying and that is definitely better than this book. It wasn't bad but I did find the ending disappointing.

All of the Above
Juno Dawson
Current Kindle price: £2.49

"When sixteen-year-old Toria Grand arrives at her new school she needs to work out who her friends are, all in a crazy whirl of worry, exam pressure and anxiety over fitting in. Things start looking up when Toria meets the funny and foul-mouthed Polly, who's the coolest girl Toria has ever seen. Polly and the rest of the 'alternative' kids take Toria under their wing. And that's when she meets the irresistible Nico Mancini, lead singer of a local band- and it's instalove at first sight! Toria likes Nico, Nico likes Toria... but then there's Polly. Love and friendship have a funny way of going round in circles."

My favourite book of the month. When it comes to UKYA, Juno Dawson is one of the authors at the top of the game. I read Say Her Name last year and I loved that too. A definite must read.

What were you reading in October?


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