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REVIEW: Such a Good Girl by Amanda K. Morgan

Such a Good Girl by Amanda K. Morgan
Published by Simon Pulse on 20th June 2017
Pages: 281
Riley Stone is just about perfect.
(Ask anyone.)
She has a crush on her French teacher, Alex Belrose.
(And she suspects he likes her, too.)
Riley has her entire life planned out.
(The plan is nonnegotiable.)
She's never had a secret she couldn't keep.
(Not ever.)
Riley is sure that her life is on the right track.
(And nothing will change that.)
She's nothing like a regular teenager.
(But she doesn't have any problem admitting that.)
Riley doesn't usually play games.
(But when she does, she always wins.)
She thinks a game is about to start....
But Riley always has a plan....
And she always wins. "Riley Elizabeth Stone is just about perfect. Ask anyone." Such a Good Girl by Amanda K. Morgan, page 279 (Hardback)
Addictive, unnerving and certainly a love/hate novel, Such a Good Girl takes the dark and twisted journey into the mind of a young woman who will do anything to get what she wants;…

REVIEW: The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer #1) by Jenny Han

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
Series: Summer #1
Published by Penguin on 3rd June 2010
Pages: 288
Every year Isabel spends a perfect summer at her family friends' house. There's the swimming pool at night, the private stretch of sandy beach... and the two boys. 

Unavailable, aloof Conrad - who she's been in love with forever - and friendly Jeremiah, the only one who's ever really paid her any attention. But this year something is different. An easy contemporary read, that is certainly targeted more towards the younger audience in the young adult genre.

Oh where to start with this novel. I think one of the key aspects of this novel that threw me, is our main character Belly. I believe, dependant on your age, the way you read her will differ. Personally I found her to be a rather petty and immature character. Belly constantly played the victim, and although this I believe strongly related to her age, to read it from her perspective really overtook and ruined her char…

BLOG TOUR REVIEW: The Optickal Illusion by Rachel Halliburton

The OpticalIllusionby Rachel Halliburton Published by Duckworth Books on 8th February 201 Pages: 352 Source: *Received from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review*
InThe Optickal Illusion, Rachel Halliburton’s meticulous recreation of Georgian society reveals the sordid details of a genuine scandal that deceived the British Royal Academy.
Her debut novel questions the lengths women must go to make their mark on a society that seeks to underplay their abilities – a theme only too relevant today. It is three years from the dawn of a new century and in London, nothing is certain any more: the future of the monarchy is in question, the city is aflame with right and left-wing conspiracies, and the French could invade any day.
Against this feverish atmosphere, the American painter Benjamin West is visited by a strange father and daughter, the Provises, who claim they have a secret that has obsessed painters for centuries: the Venetian techniques of master painter Titian. West was once the…

REVIEW: When by Victoria Laurie

When by Victoria Laurie
Published by Disney Hyperion on 13th January 2015
Pages: 336
Maddie Fynn is a shy high school junior, cursed with an eerie intuitive ability: she sees a series of unique digits hovering above the foreheads of each person she encounters. Her earliest memories are marked by these numbers, but it takes her father’s premature death for Maddie and her family to realize that these mysterious digits are actually death dates, and just like birthdays, everyone has one.

Forced by her alcoholic mother to use her ability to make extra money, Maddie identifies the quickly approaching death date of one client's young son, but because her ability only allows her to see the when and not the how, she’s unable to offer any more insight. When the boy goes missing on that exact date, law enforcement turns to Maddie.
Soon, Maddie is entangled in a homicide investigation, and more young people disappear and are later found murdered. A suspect for the investigation, a target for the m…

REVIEW: Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief by Rosie Somers

Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief by Rosie Somers
Published by Entangled Teen on 7th August 2017
Pages: 206
Source: *Received from the Publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Most sixteen-year-olds shouldn’t know where museums keep their rarest jewels (the basement) and they really shouldn’t know that vans make the worst getaway cars. But for Marisol Flores, a life of jewel thievery is a birthright handed down from generation to generation, even if she didn’t ask for it. So when a rival thief targets Mari and her mother, Mari’s more than happy to flee to the anonymity of bustling New York City.

Blending in is a dream come true for Mari, but keeping her former thieving ways a secret gets way more complicated when handsome Will Campbell sets his sights on her. She can’t help but like his terrible puns and charming grin…but when her past catches up with her, it’s not only her life—and her anonymity—that’s at stake. 

Will could be the next target. This was not what I was expe…

REVIEW: Follow Me (The Amateurs #2) by Sara Shepard

Follow Me by Sara Shepard
Series: The Amateurs #2
Published by Hot Key Books on 5th October 2017
Pages: 288
Source: *Received from the Publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Everyone knows Chelsea Dawson. Day and night, her tens of thousands of followers on Instagram watch her every move. So when she goes missing from the sunny beachside town of Lafayette, it makes headlines.

The police are searching everywhere for her kidnapper, but when eighteen-year-old Seneca Frazier sees Chelsea's picture, she knows instantly who took her. Chelsea looks exactly like her friend Aerin Kelly's murdered sister - and Seneca's own mother, who was killed five years ago.

Seneca's suspicions are confirmed when the killer contacts her, threatening to hurt Chelsea if Seneca goes to the police with what she knows. Seneca makes the only move she can, reaching out to Aerin and Maddox and Madison Wright, her friends from Case Not Closed, an amateur crime-solving community. Togeth…