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Posted by Ideja B. on October 21, 2018 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)
If you're a person much in need of a skilfully-crafted book that will, undoubtedly, transport you to an alien world that begins to emerge as familiar as the novel develops, you're in luck! Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children is the ideal book for anyone looking to quench their thirst for reading. The characters are incredibly imaginative, allowing the reader to immerse themselves out of the current world they're living in, and into the world Ransom Riggs has delightfully introduced. The ... Read Full Post »


Posted by Ideja B. on May 18, 2018 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)
If this book isn't awe-inspiring and utterly motivational, then what is? At spontaneous moments, I was laughing out loud, shedding a tear or gasping in shock. This novel truly is a memorable one, and has changed the way I look at unfortunate deaths and people who deal with them. Throughout this book, I gained an interesting perspective of how integrating a lost loved one into the way we go about our daily lives is the most important important thing we can do to move on, and it was truly reflecte... Read Full Post »

SPARK By Alice Broadway (#2 SKIN BOOKS)

Posted by Ideja B. on May 2, 2018 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)
This is one of the few books that made it on the list of all-time favourites for me. There are simply no words to describe how beautifully created this book is, and how carefully put together - with the cover and literary content. I don't often usually enjoy sequels to books, but this was an exception. I noticed myself bonding more with this book than the first one, and wondered if it was down to the exclusive look we get to the other side of the story, or another factor. I was so immersed in th... Read Full Post »

FINDING AUDREY By Sophie Kinsella

Posted by Ideja B. on April 6, 2018 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)
This book took me on a journey of emotion, guilt, sadness and happiness. There were random moments for me where I would just burst out with laughter, and others where I would feel the tears arriving. However, I feel like this similar story has already been told in previous books I have read, therefore found it difficult to connect with Audrey. I enjoyed the fact that Kinsella was promoting the awareness of mental health, and how she portrayed the main character's struggles, but I personally felt... Read Full Post »


Posted by Ideja B. on March 25, 2018 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)
Asher's technique in making this book helped to make it one of the books with the most interesting story structure I have ever read. Hannah's tapes was an enticing way to develop the storyline while addressing a relevant situation that happens in the real world; suicide. Reading this book seemed to highlight the importance of raising awareness about mental illnesses, but also about bullying and harassment - many things that young people are ashamed about. Hannah's character is portraye... Read Full Post »


Posted by Ideja B. on March 18, 2018 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)
Life In A Fishbowl was one of the most unrealistic yet realistic novels *if that makes sense* I have ever read. This book broke the boundaries for what I thought was legal enough to occur! Naming the brain tumour 'Glio' was one genius idea, but selling a life on eBay to the highest bidder opened up another whole world of new possibilities. Despite the sombre nature, Vlahos still finds a way to incorporate some sort of feel-good humour, that allows the reader to connect with each character on a d... Read Full Post »

INK By Alice Broadway (#1 SKIN BOOKS)

Posted by Ideja B. on March 13, 2018 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)
Although judging a book by its cover isn't always a good idea, it can't be helped when you experience the front cover of this book. It matches the theme of the story ENTIRELY, which allows for the visual progression of the novel. The gold and orange glossy surface is a sight of awe whenever the book is held. It's clear that the cover was thought about carefully. ... Read Full Post »


Posted by Ideja B. on March 10, 2018 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)
This is one of the most heart-warming yet heart-breaking stories I have ever read. Imagine meeting someone, learning everything there is to know about them, but have to live through the pain of their world ending. It was impossible to read without powerful emotions slowly creeping their way onto my face. This is definitely not a book to read for the light-hearted! ... Read Full Post »

ONE OF US IS LYING By Karen M. McManus

Posted by Ideja B. on March 6, 2018 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)
'One Of Us Is Lying' was an astonishingly brilliant novel. The mystery elements of the book gripped the reader at the right time, but made sure to let the grip of emotions loose whenever a moment of strong tension was underway. It wasn't difficult to convey passion towards your favourite characters, as the description allowed for defined figures to appear whilst reading. ... Read Full Post »

THE WRONG TRAIN By Jeremy de Quidt

Posted by Ideja B. on March 1, 2018 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)
Wow. Every page I turned dug me deeper into the realm of the old man and his little dog. The horror short stories spilling out of him made the old man a suspicious and strange character - almost portraying the stereotype of 'stranger danger'. Being alone, the boy had no choice but to listen to every aggravating tale, getting more scared each minute. ... Read Full Post »


Posted by Ideja B. on February 28, 2018 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)
Addictive is the perfect word to describe this book. The Thousandth Floor gives an imaginative yet potential idea for what the future could turn out to be. Simply closing my eyes allowed me to envision the looming tower, along with its unique and gorgeous inhabitants, but each of their secrets are intelligently hidden underneath the surface. Turning each page allowed for the scratching of the surface, slowly but surely revealing different mysteries that intertwined unpredictably. With this book,... Read Full Post »

FACELESS By Alyssa Sheinmel

Posted by Ideja B. on February 27, 2018 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)
Emotions were uncontrollable while I was reading this book. Reading along through Maisie's terrible accident broke my heart in two because it was another case of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Visualising the excruciating pain she went through makes me shudder, as nothing becomes impossible in these situations. I also managed to learn something new. I never knew that a face transplant could occur, let alone use another person's face to plaster a patient's. I also grasped how importa... Read Full Post »

LOCK AND KEY By Sarah Dessen

Posted by Ideja B. on February 25, 2018 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)
Lock and Key was one of the rare genre of books that I felt connected with. The imaginative descriptions of the characters allowed me to immerse into their worlds; agreeing with one, laughing with the next. Every developing second that the story took was portrayed in an admirable way, and I was able to fully visualise the scene, appearances and emotions of Ruby, Nate, Cora and Jamie. I was simply incapable of removing the book from my hand, which made me hungry for a sequel. ... Read Full Post »