BOOK REVIEW | TWO CAN KEEP A SECRET, BY KAREN M. MCMANUS

Title: Two Can Keep A Secret

Author: Karen M. McManus

Series Number: 1

Publication Date: January 8, 2019

Genres: YA Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery

Where I received the book: I received a copy of this book from penguin nz in exchange for a honest review.

Star rating:★★★★★

Summary:Echo Ridge is small-town America. Ellery’s never been there, but she’s heard all about it. Her aunt went missing there at age seventeen. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. Now Ellery has to move there to live with a grandmother she barely knows.

The town is picture-perfect, but it’s hiding secrets. And before school even begins for Ellery, someone’s declared open season on homecoming, promising to make it as dangerous as it was five years ago. Then, almost as if to prove it, another girl goes missing.

Ellery knows all about secrets. Her mother has them; her grandmother does too. And the longer she’s in Echo Ridge, the clearer it becomes that everyone there is hiding something. The thing is, secrets are dangerous–and most people aren’t good at keeping them. Which is why in Echo Ridge, it’s safest to keep your secrets to yourself.

WHITCOULLS | PAPERPLUS | MIGHTYAPE

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BOOK REVIEW | THE 1,000 YEAR OLD BOY, BY ROSS WELFORD

Title: The 1,000 Year Old Boy

Author: Ross Welford

Series Number: 1

Publication Date: January 26, 2018

Genres: Historical Fiction

Where I received the book: I received a copy of this book from Harper Collins NZ in exchange for a honest review.

Star rating:★★★★★

Summary: There are stories about people who want to live forever.

This is not one of those stories.

This is a story about someone who wants to stop…

Alfie Monk is like any other nearly teenage boy – except he’s 1,000 years old and can remember the last Viking invasion of England.

Obviously no one believes him.

So when everything Alfie knows and loves is destroyed in a fire, and the modern world comes crashing in, Alfie embarks on a mission to find friendship, acceptance, and a different way to live…

… which means finding a way to make sure he will eventually die.

Obviously no one believes him.

So when everything Alfie knows and loves is destroyed in a fire, and the modern world comes crashing in, Alfie embarks on a mission to find friendship, acceptance, and a different way to live…

… which means finding a way to make sure he will eventually die.

WHITCOULLS | PAPERPLUSMIGHTYAPE

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BOOK REVIEW | THE HIDDEN ORACLE, RICK RIORDAN

1812Title: The Hidden Oracle

Author: Rick Riordan

Series Number: 1

Publication Date: May 3, 2016

Genres: mythology, urban fantasy, YA.

Where I received the book: I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Penguin!

Star rating:★

Summary: How do you punish an immortal?

By making him human.

After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus’s favour.

But Apollo has many enemies – gods, monsters and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go . . . an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.

AMAZON | BOOK DEPOSITORY | MIGHTY APE

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SOME OF MY FAV FEMALE CHARACTERS

so i’ve decided to blog more about tv shows, because i watch a lot of crap and i just want to talk about it as much as i do books. today, i’ve compiled a list of 20 favourite female characters – ten from books, and ten from tv shows. the lists aren’t in any particular order! and i’ve only picked one person from each thing, otherwise this list would be unending.

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TOP FIVE BOOKS 2015

Since it’s the new year, I figured I should compile a list of the top 5 books that I read in 2015! Some were published in 2015, others weren’t. This list isn’t in order from my favourite to least favourite. (Throne Of Glass wins as the best novel I read this year, hands down). Post a comment below listing some of your favourite books that you read in 2015!

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