Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Review of To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Title: To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Author: Jenny Han


To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister's ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all. 

(Blurb taken from Goodreads)

My Review:

To All the Boys I've Loved Before follows the story of Lara Jean, a girl who has written love letters to all the boys she's ever had feelings for. She keeps these letters tucked away and a secret to the world, until one day when they are sent out.

Again, I found this book didn't follow the usual cliché of a love story and had a bit of suspense throughout the novel. I liked how not only did the book explore love as a theme but also family relationships. 

Lara Jean as a character I liked, she was a normal teenage girl experiencing normal feelings. One thing that did annoy me throughout the book was the fact that the father was referred to as 'Daddy' throughout the novel - this wasn't a deal breaker but it did annoy me quite a lot as I felt at 16 you wouldn't call your father 'Daddy'? Maybe that's just me,

The ending does leave you wanting more and I would like to pick up the second book in the series. The book is a nice simple read that I did enjoy. I would recommend it, the characters and plot was interesting and I would like to read the next book in the series as I would like to know what happens next.


Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Review // Girl Online On Tour

Title: Girl Online On Tour
Author: Zoe Sugg


Penny joins her rock-star boyfriend, Noah, on his European music tour.

Penny's bags are packed.

When Noah invites Penny on his European music tour, she can't wait to spend time with her rock-god-tastic boyfriend.

But, between Noah's jam-packed schedule, less-than-welcoming bandmates and threatening messages from jealous fans, Penny wonders whether she's really cut out for life on tour. She can't help but miss her family, her best friend Elliot . . . and her blog, Girl Online.

Can Penny learn to balance life and love on the road, or will she lose everything in pursuit of the perfect summer?
(Blurb taken from Goodreads)

My Review:

As a fan of Zoe and seeing as I enjoyed her first book I was keen to read the second book in the series. Following the controversy of the last book I was also interested to discover Zoe's writing style. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised - I did enjoy the book.

The book follows Noah and Penny's relationship as they go on tour together with The Sketch. The story follows the trials and tribulations and the ups and downs throughout the tour. I enjoyed being in each country and I did like Zoe's writing style.

The plot is easy to follow and the book has a nice ending. One thing I did find throughout is that it could be a bit too everything's amazing one minute and then everything's awful the next. Regardless of that I would definitely recommend the book if you're after something easy to read.

It's not going to win any literary prizes for writing or most inventive plot but I still enjoyed the book and devoured each page. I would definitely recommend it if you're after something quick and easy to read.