It’s 9 days into June and I’ve done one out of three A-Levels. As well as this I’ve started to sort out my books and dvds for my move to uni. I’ve finished a grand total of 3 books (all over 300 pages)
The first was The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and let me say I have a hate/love relationship. I hated the most of it. Mara’s character, the way I couldn’t be sure what I was reading was real a lot like in We Were Liars (which I hated). But I also reaaally disliked Noah. Like really. I don’t know what it was but perhaps the idea of a guy turning up outside my house in the middle of the night and saying we have to go save your brother and not tell anyone he needs saving was fucking unbelievable. I will be continuing with the series and doing an overall series review but to be honest the book was not what I expected which is really disappointing.
The next book I read was The Wrath and The Dawn and I fell in love with this book. Seriously, I have given it 5/5 stars on goodreads and it is my new favourite read of 2015. Inspired by A Thousand And One Nights it also reminded me of Beauty and the Beast. I fell in love Khalid and rooted for his and Shazi’s relationship to bloom and it did! (I also wanted Tariq to GTFO bc Khalid and Shazi forever). I also loved Despina and Jalal! I read this in a day and read the tiny extract of The Rose and The Dagger too (side note; I WANT THE SEQUEL LIKE NOW PLEASE!!!). I’m so hoping that the release of the sequel is like January 2016. I can wait 6 months but not 12. Ahdieh’s writing style captivated me and made me feel as though I was in Rey and eufhgahsglsh I cannot get across my emotions or just how much I loved this book like I freaking adored it and reaally desperately just want to do nothing more but read it and read it. If Ahdieh ever reads this- PLEASE CAN I HAVE THE SEQUEL I NEED IT SO BADLY!!!
This is a book that I will be definitely taking with me to London to read on rainy days to cheer me up.
The next book I read was To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and I hated it. No, hate is too strong a word, but it’s not far off my feelings for this book. I went into it desperately hoping to love it and devour it but I didn’t and wanted to punch every character I came across. Lara was incredibly stupid/whiny/stereotypical and not established enough for my liking, Peter was a twat and I don’t see his appeal. Josh was the only character I liked but probably because he wasn’t in it much. I couldn’t connect with Lara at all. She hardly does much when she realises her letters are sent out- she questions her dad but not her sister who was angry with her the night before?? uhm, hello I guessed who sent it out before Lara did and she’s a fucking fictional character. I will be reading the sequel because who the fuck ends a book ‘Dear Peter…’???!!
I’m hoping the next book I pick out will be as good as The Wrath and The Dawn