Tape by Steven Camden was one of my reads for the BookTube-A-Thon. I found Tape to be sad, slow paced at first but incredibly mesmerizing and beautiful. Told in two parts; Past and Present however the two through a tape cassette. It’s a magical story about young love and coping after losing a parent. It took me a while to fully get into it, I thoroughly enjoyed it particularly the last section as it was an incredibly uplifting end to a sad start. I would give this book 3.5/5 Stars.
Paper Aeroplanes by Dawn O’Porter was another read for the BookTube-A-Thon and it had been on my TBR since it was published a year or so ago. I had been putting it off for so long as I was incredibly skeptical of a book that ‘all teenage girls can relate to’. It was a nice story about two girls, Renee and Flo who are 16 and they are drawn together through a series of events that leads them to become best friends. I won’t ruin how this happens but the book starts with them not even being an acquaintance of one anothers. O’Porter’s writing style made the book flow and I found I could easily fly through the book without noticing just how much I read although I didn’t find myself relating to any of this book. I hope the follow up book ‘Goose’ is just as easy to read. I give this book 3.5/5 Stars.
Montmorency by Eleanor Updale, again was another read for the BookTube-A-Thon. I absolutely loved reading this back when I was 12 and I still loved it now I am 18. It’s an easy to read novel about a man who is released from prison and decides to live a life of luxury through stealing from the rich. Set in Victorian London, Montmorency begins his life again although he gradually changes throughout the novel to a man who wants to become a valued member of society and change his ways. This was lovely to re-read and I loved it so much I bought the sequels. I gave Montmorency 5/5 Stars.
Last review of a BookTube-A-Thon read goes to the massive ‘A Game of Thrones’ by George R.R Martin and I loved it! Started in 2012 but only recently picked up again and read the entire thing I found it to be a vivid and incredibly descriptive fantasy novel. It had me guessing what would happen next the entire time and all of the POV’s just made it more dynamic and vivid I couldn’t put it down. I loved Catelyn, Arya and Jon’s POV’s but loved Tyrion’s wit I hope the next has more of his POV’s. Although I hope Cersei and Joff die soon and I neeeeeeed more of Daenerys’ POV too! Incredibly dramatic ending 5/5 Stars and a all time favourite!.
The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom. An incredibly well written novel that can be read easily in one sitting. It follows the story of Eddie who dies on his 83rd birthday and meets five people from his past or people who have made a significant change in his or their life by an encounter from Eddie. I went into this novel knowing next to nothing about what would happen and was constantly guessing who the next person he would meet was. My favourite was a woman called Ruby as it made the book more melancholic and linked incredibly well with Eddie’s life. Although sad at times I thought it was very thought provoking and I gave this book 4/5 Stars.
That’s all for the reviews for this month. Next month I hope to have some reviews of the books I have received from publishers including books not published till November/December 2015.