The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1)

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.
The first book in The Raven Cycle Series.
409 Pages.
My Rating – 4.5*-5*
‘“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.’

Soooo, I now have four new book boyfriends and their names are Gansey, Ronan, Noah and Adam! ?

I’ve read the first book in the Shiver Trilogy but other than that I haven’t read any books my Maggie Stiefvater so I was excited to get my hands on The Raven Cycle series. This book was creepy and brilliant with such interesting and unique characters. This book was very character driven and the boys & Blue were all so interesting and I love each one of them in their own special way.

Do I have a favourite?
I love Gansey the most (closely follow by the other three though), I thought he was the most interesting and he was genuine, also a little pretentious but he isn’t your usual typical rich boy, he is so different it’s refreshing!

Then there is Adam who is a scholarship student from an abusive family, I loved him so much he was so sweet and adorable and I like that he is so different to all the other characters, I felt a bit sorry for him sometimes but there were times when he did annoy me with the whole ‘money’ thing, I get that he doesn’t have any and doesn’t want Gansey’s help but still…..

Then there is Ronan the bad ass with a secret and Noah the mysterious quiet one. I also liked all the other side characters there were especially Blue’s odd psychic family, they made me laugh and then there were other times where I was a little creeped out by what they were saying, but still – the book really is mysterious and magical with a side of creepiness.

The writing is beautiful and I found myself drawn into it straight away, I enjoyed the multiple perspectives we got, getting to see it through many of the character’s eyes.

Although I loved this book, the only reason I didn’t rate it the full 5 stars was because the last 100 or so pages I was confused, everything felt so rushed and it all went so quickly and I felt like we didn’t really get much of an explanation??

I still can’t wait to get my hands on the second book and see what’s in store for the boy’s and blue :D??? Have you read the book?
What did you think of it?
Do you have a favourite Raven Boy?

Undercover Princess (The Rosewood Chronicles #1) – ARC Review

Undercover Princess by Connie Glynn
The first book in the Rosewood Chronicles series.
288 Pages.
My rating -3.5*-5*
‘When fairy tale obsessed Lottie Pumpkin starts at the infamous Rosewood Hall, she is not expecting to share a room with the Crown Princess of Maradova, Ellie Wolf. Due to a series of lies and coincidences, 14-year-old Lottie finds herself pretending to be the princess so that Ellie can live a more normal teenage life.

Lottie is thrust into the real world of royalty – a world filled with secrets, intrigue and betrayal. She must do everything she can to help Ellie keep her secret, but with school, the looming Maradovian ball and the mysterious new boy Jamie, she’ll soon discover that reality doesn’t always have the happily ever after you’d expect…’

First things first let’s talk about how beautiful this cover is?
I meant seriously, I can’t stop staring at it it’s so bloody nice to look at. ??
This is probably one of the prettiest books of 2017 for me, it’s that pretty that I’m tempted to buy the physical book so it can look all nice on my bookshelf!!! ?

There is always a bit if apprehension when a “youtuber book” comes out but I didn’t mind, it’s nice to see them branching out and doing something different and it’s obvious to me that Connie does have quite a natural talent for writing and that she enjoys doing it.

Undercover Princess it the perfect mix of boarding school life, mystery, drama, love, friendship and of course – being a princess. This book is very cliché with a lot of the usual YA tropes but after reading a lot of fantasy books recently I actually ended up enjoying this book a lot more than I would have usually!

I enjoyed the friendship between Ellie and Lottie, I thought it was sickly sweet which was adorable!! ?

A few issues I had with this book was the idea of a rebellious princess which is what Ellie is supposed to be, I found she wasn’t what I imagined her to be? I mean there were bits when she showed her ‘rebellious’ side like braking into a few places and what not but she never really got in trouble for it? Which shocked me since the boarding school is supposed to be very strict.

Everything happened so quickly in this book!!!

Which was okay when I thought it was going to be a standalone but turns out it is a series??
So yeah, I was just surprised how quickly everything happened, Lottie goes to school, has a roommate, becomes a portman, acts as a princess the end.


I can’t say I didn’t enjoy this book because I did enjoy it, sure it had a few issues but it was a nice quick read which I read with a smile on my face 😀

️ thank you to Penguin Random House UK and netgalley for the arc

Have you got this book on your TBR?
If you have read it what did you think? 🙂

Lies We Bookworms Like To Tell Ourselves


Don’t deny it, we all tell these little lies to ourselves as some point or another! 🙂
Well, maybe lie is a bit of a strong words?
Hmm, something like that!!


Come on, we’ve all said it. One more chapter and the next thing you know I’m 237 pages in and I’ve forgotten what I was supposed to do. It happens all the time, one chapter soon turns into six and then you may as well carry on reading now!?


This is me right now, I have books overflowing everywhere, do I need a new bookshelf? N(YES)O.

*I need one so badly it’s unreal*


This is me all the time, I really shouldn’t buy that book because I have over 80 books on my shelf to read!?!?!?!
*hand slips and accidentally orders 17 books*
how did that happen?


Chaol Westfall who?
Ladies and Gentleman we all have a crush on a fictional character 😉


Yeah, I’m totally not going to re-read Harry Potter or A Court of Mist and Fury when I can read all the knew upcoming releases…..


Sobs hysterically while under a pile of books.


I sadly, am the worst at this.
I forever pick up a book based on it’s beautiful cover and then I get it home and read it and it’s absolute trash.
Hey, ‘least it looks good on my bookshelf, right?


yep, soooo relaxing.

how many of these to you tell yourselves?
are there some not on here that you do?

The Diabolic

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
The first book in The Diabolic series.
416 Pages.
My Rating – 5*/5*
‘Nemesis is a Diabolic. Created to protect a galactic Senator’s daughter, Sidonia. There’s no one Nemesis wouldn’t kill to keep her safe. But when the power-mad Emperor summons Sidonia to the galactic court as a hostage, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia.

She must become her.

Now one of the galaxy’s most dangerous weapons is masquerading in a world of corruption and Nemesis has to hide her true abilities or risk everything. As the Empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms closer, Nemesis learns that there is something stronger than her deadly force: the one thing she’s been told she doesn’t have – humanity. And, amidst all the danger, action and intrigue, her humanity might be the only thing that can save her, Sidonia and the entire Empire…’

I am so glad I finally got around to reading this book, it has been on my shelf forever and I have no idea why I kept pushing it back constantly. ❤️❤️

This book had everything I wanted and more, a space adventure with a twist, complex world building, politics and an unusual love interest (which I 100% supported!!!!!)

It takes places during a war between science and religion with people being killed left, right and centre. Nemesis disguises herself as her ‘master’ Sidonia and takes her place when the Emperor requests her presence as a sort of “punishment” because of the things Sidonia’s father has done.

Nemesis’ interaction with the emperor and his family were some of my favourite scenes to read, they were so interesting to see them play out and see how Nemsis will react.

I bloody love a good well plotted book and this delivered, the writing is wonderful and the plot twists had me gagging for more. I am so glad that this is turning out to be a duology instead of a stand alone as after that (very rushed) ending I am dying to get my hands on the next book.

ALSO, because I feel like I need to mention it somewhere that I have a new favourite top ten couple and that is Tyrus and Nemsis, I love them together and I do want them to have a happy ending together but no doubt there will be some problems along the way!!

Overall a fantastic read and I recommend it to lovers of sci-fi and romance 🙂
Preferably the two together 😉

Have you read this?
Are you happy there is going to be another one or would you rather it stayed as a stand alone?

Sunshine Blogger Award

Hi Guys!
I’ve been very kindly nominated by   Nina @ Just add a word to do the sunshine blogger award, thanks so much love!
if you haven’t checked out her blog go do so, it’s great and colourful and all things books!! 🙂

What is your favorite genre EVER? Your least favorite genre?

to be honest, my favourite genre ever has gone to be anything YA, that way it can be contemporary, fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian and it can fall into that, yayyyy!
My least favourite genre is (and i’m sorry) but historical fiction,  there hasn’t been many that i’ve read and actually enjoyed/would read again 🙁

What is your idea of a perfect book cover?
A white book with something bold and colourful on the front 🙂
I love those sort of ones!!

What are some of your auto-buy authors?
Sarah J Mass
Kaisie West
Leigh Bardugo
Victoria Schwab
Stephanie Perkins

What are some of your favorite bookish quotes?
My all time favourite quote ever isssss
“But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

What are three characters that you feel are most similar to YOU/ that you connect with most?
Now that’s a tough question!!
Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and Ron Weasley.

What is your ideal book length? When is too long too long?
Between 300 – 400 pages is perfect reading length for me!
Anything over 800 pages is WAY too long, like that’s why people write a series yes?

How long have you been blogging? What is the most challenging thing about blogging? (okay technically that’s twooo questions but I DO WHAT I WANT).
I’ve been blogging for just over a month 🙂
The challenging thing for me is actually writing the post and wording it so it makes sense and it’s a rambly mess like it is inside my head :’)

Do you write? Tell me about your WIP.
I just about have time to read let alone anything else 🙁

What is your favorite high fantasy world/ magic system?
Ooh can I choose two?
I love A Darker Shade Of Magic world/magic but Harry Potter always holds a special place in my heart 😀

How’s your Goodreads reading challenge looking?
go me, go me, go me.

What are some of your most anticipated reads of 2018?
– The Belles
–  Vengeful
– Hero at the fall
– Sightwitch
– The traitor Prince
– A Reaper at the Gates
– The Queen of Air and Darkness
– Obsidio
– Shadow Song

I nominate =

Kelly @ Cartys Corner

Nia @ Shades 0f Paper

Carrie @ Sweet Cherry 69

Claire @ Books Coffee and Repeat

Danielle @ The Blonde Likes Books




My questions are –

1. If you could live in any fantasy world which one would it be?

2. What’s your Hogwarts house?

3. What’s a book you loved that everyone hated?

4.  What’s your favourite thing about blogging?

5. What’s your favourite book cover?

6. Who is your all time favourite character? (Male & Female)

7. Worst book tropes?

8.  What under-rated book do you want more people to read?

9.  What movie/tv adaption was just as good as the book?

10.  How big is your TBR & are you coping?

11.  Who is your current number one book boyfriend?






Genuine Fraud

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
My Rating – 4* – 5*
‘The story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge.

Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.
Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete. 
An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two. 
A bad romance, or maybe three.
Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains. 
A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her.
A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.’

I didn’t like We Were Liars very much, it just wasn’t for me and I was a bit apprehensive on picking this book up in case the characters and the writing was too like We Were Liars, I’m happy to say that I was pleasantly surprised by Genuine Fraud and I enjoyed it a LOT more than I thought I would.

I’m going to keep this review short because I think with this book it’s one of those that you should go in without knowing much, it makes the journey far more interesting and you will get more excited for all the plot twists that are in store.

For me the writing was amazing, I enjoyed the whole feel of the book a lot more than Lockhart’s other work, the book is also pretty short which is a bonus but don’t think that you are in for an easy ride, I swear my brain couldn’t take so many of these twists and turns in this book, I was mostly all like “WHAT THE HELL???” “I DON’T TRUST ____” & “OMG!!!!???!!!111”

Backwards, that’s what this book is, and by that I mean literally, we open with Jules our MC and what she is doing currently and then we work our way backwards as we get explained why Jules is doing what she’s doing, how it came to happen and all those lovely delicious stories that I was very excited for.

There were a few other things I enjoyed in this book such as all the travelling, seeing how the rich people live, it’s a messed up book, lots of murder.

Of course there were some things that I didn’t like in this book, which was well. Everyone? I mean they are all awful people and I didn’t really feel sorry for a lot of them, I thought Imogen was selfish and Jules was… weird? I don’t know.

BUT, overall this wasn’t a bad book, it was exciting and twisted and I was gripped straight away because this book gives you so many questions that you need answers straight away (lol like that happens).

Thank you to Marty @ The Cursed Books for buddy reading this with me! ❤️


So, have you read this book?
What did you think of it!?
If you haven’t read it are you gonna add it to your TBR?


Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
Pages – 330pgs
My Rating – 5*/5*
‘Moxie girls fight back!

Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes and hallway harassment. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.

Viv’s mom was a punk rock Riot Grrrl in the ’90s, so now Viv takes a page from her mother’s past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She’s just blowing off steam, but other girls respond. Pretty soon Viv is forging friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, and she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.’


This book blew me away!!!!!
I am just so amazed by the sort of books that YA authors are bringing out now, there are such a wide range of diversity all over the place now, it’s absolutely amazing.

I’m not going to lie, this is pretty much the first ‘zine’ thing I have ever heard of let alone read about.  I never even though they were still around let alone being written my teenagers but this book brought it to light and in a pretty amazing way as well! 😀

This was a book that I didn’t no that I needed in my life until I had it in my hands, thank you to Tesco for having it in the 2 for £7 section 😉

The zines are actually in this book was an amazing little surprise as it wasn’t what I expected what so ever! 🙂
I liked the fact they were in there, not only does it give us a better feel to the story but it shows any young woman out there just how easy they are to make if they’ve been thinking about doing it for a while. I say go for it, Moxie girls rule after all.

I’m not knew to feminism but I don’t know a whole lot about it completely but this book did it perfectly. I liked how Viv and her friends didn’t really know a whole lot about it and didn’t identify themselves as feminists but as the story goes on and they learn more about it and witness things first hand they start to identify more with it.

Now, I feel like I need to say something.
and it’s true, but what men need to realise is that some men are like this,

Seth was an amazing character, he was Viv’s love interest (which didn’t take over the book which was lovely) and he was one of the good guys and I really appreciated how much of an effort he tried to make with Moxie, it was refreshing to see.

To me, Moxie is a book about girls supporting girls, friendship, new love and standing up for what’s right – it was an amazing book and I loved every second of it.

Thank you to Nia @ Shades 0f Paper for buddy reading this with me! ❤️

Have you read this book?
What did you think?
How did you think it did with portraying the feminist side?

43 Bookish Questions

Hi guys!

So I thought i’d do something different and do a tag, who know’s maybe i’ll enjoy them? 🙂

I wanted to do a good tag, or at least one that I knew I would enjoy so i’m going to do the 43 bookish questions!

1. What was the last book I read?
The last book I read was Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy.

2. Was it a good one?
Urm, no. Sadly not.

3. What made it good?
Two things, Myers & Schwab

4. Would you recommend it to other people?
Hmm, possibly? Maybe?

5. How often do you read?
Almost every day, there are some day’s where I can’t – those are bad days.

6. Do you like to read?
Why yes, I do! ❤️

7. What was the last bad book you read?
See question 1.
Sadly it was the last bad book I read 🙁

8. What made you dislike it?
I didn’t like the writing of some of the authors, some of the stories were just to predictable and boring – or they just weren’t something I wanted to read.

9.  Do you wish to be a writer?
No, not really. I enjoy writing reviews and blogging but I don’t want to be a writer.

10. Has any book ever influenced you greatly?
There have been many books in total, i’d say the one that had the biggest impact on me this year was The Hate U Give – it opened my eyes to what the world is like.

11.  Do you read fan fiction?
Nope, it’s never been something that appeals to me, but you know what they say. Never say never!

12. Do you write fan fictions?
Nope, that is something that I don’t really have any interest in doing.

13.  What’s your favourite book?
See, this question is difficult.
My favourite book that i’ve read this year of my favourite book of all time?
These questions are difficult! ❌❌
Basing it on being asked my favourite book of all time, I would have to go with Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban.

14. What’s your least favourite book?
See, now this is just as difficult.
I did attempt to read the first book in the Iron Fey series and I ended up DNFing, it just wasn’t for me at all.

15. Do you prefer physical books or reading on a device?
Now that’s an easy question!
I much prefer a physical book, I like the feel of having one in my hands and being able to put them on a bookcase and have a physical tbr that I can actually see.

16.  When did you learn to read?
I have absolutely no idea.
You learn to read at school…

17.  What is your favourite book you had to read in school?
My English literature A-Levels I read the Great Gatsby that was probably my favourite out of all the books I had to read.

18. What is your favourite book series?
A Court of Thorns and Roses, Throne of Glass, Six of Crows, The Grisha Series.
Oh, sorry.
Was that not one?
Oops. ✌️

19. Who is your favourite author?
That’s a tough one!
I’d say it’s between Leigh Bardugo, Kaisie West & Sarah J Mass.

20. What is your favourite genre?
YA, Fantasy, Sci-fi  ✴️

21. Who is your favourite character in a book series?
That’s tough, I have 3 all time favourites!
Hermione Granger in Harry Potter
Kell Maresh in A Darker Shade of Magic
Chaol Westfall in Throne of Glass

22.  Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?
When hasn’t it, every time I pick up a book this happens.

23. Which book do you wish had a sequel?
Wow, that’s a hard one!!!
Let meeee think.
Paper Towns by John Green, I just wanted to know what happened to everyone after.

24. Which book do you wish DIDN’T have a sequel?
I hated Juliette and I only liked Warner, they should have just done a spin off series about him….

25. How long does it take you to read a book?
Well, depending on how interested I am in the book and loads of other factors it could take anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks!

26.  Do you like when books become movies?
Sometimes, if they are done well.
Harry Potter was done brilliantly as was Me Before You but some are done terribly….

27. Which book was ruined by it’s movie adaption?
The Mortal Instruments movie 🙁

28. Which movie has done a book justice?
All the Harry Potter’s were brilliant.

29. Do you read newspapers?
Nope, most of them are trash and the one’s that aren’t and rather depressing 🙁

30.  Do you read magazines?
When i’m sitting at the hairdressers for three hours getting my hair done I do, other than that I don’t.

31. Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?
Neither really but if I had to choose i’d say magazines.

32. Do you read while in bed?
Sometimes, I find I get too sleep when I read in bed 🙂

33. Do you read while on the toilet?
Haha, sometimes. I usually just check instragram.

34. Do you usually read while in the car?
Nope, make me feel sick 🙁

35. Do you read while in the bath?
Nope, god. Can you imagine if you dropped the book in the bath?
No thanks, not taking any risks.

36. Are you a fast reader?
I can be sometimes.

37.  Are you a slow reader?
Sometimes, I guess it depends what i’m reading.

38. Where is your favourite place to read?
Curled up on my sofa in the living room ✌️

39. Is it hard for you to concentrate when you read?
I guess it depends on where i’m reading?
I’d probably say no though.

40. Do you need a room to be silent while you read?
Nope, I usually have the TV on while I read as some background noise

41. Who gave you your love for reading?
I’m not really sure, my mom reads book and my dad read’s graphic novel and both me and my older sister read.

42.  What is next on your list to read?
Nevernight & Genuine Fraud 🙂

43. When did you start to read chapter books?
No idea, but I remember Harry Potter was one of the first books.

Okay soooo.
This was supposed to be 50 questions but I was getting really bored…
Oh well!
If you want to do the 43 questions go for it ❤️❤️

Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy

368 Pages
My Rating – 3* – 5*
‘Leave it to the heroes to save the world–villains just want to rule the world.

In this unique YA anthology, thirteen acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with thirteen influential BookTubers to reimagine fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains’ points of view.

These fractured, unconventional spins on classics like “Medusa,” Sherlock Holmes, and “Jack and the Beanstalk” provide a behind-the-curtain look at villains’ acts of vengeance, defiance, and rage–and the pain, heartbreak, and sorrow that spurned them on. No fairy tale will ever seem quite the same again!’



No thank you. ☹️
Sadly this was a big nope for me, I wanted it to be good I really did but well… it wasn’t
It’s a shame considering this was the first book of short stories I have picked up since I was at school, which was a while ago.
Oh well, better look next time right? ?

The thing that interested me most about this book were two things – the fact that is was a collaboration between YA authors and some very influential booktubers and the fact that it was a whole book based on Villains?!?!?! What’s not to like, right?


️  The Blood of Imuriv by Renee Ahdieh – 
Lots of info, not much else?
Writing was interesting I guess I just wanted more.

 Jack by Amerrie –
A little bit better, clever twist on Jack and the Beanstalk, quite like a fairy tale retelling.

️  Gwen and Art and Lance by Soman Chainani –
Love the format not much else.
Confused by the villain bit?
Quite a fan of Merlin (TV show) but I didn’t really enjoy this story very much?

 Shirley and Jim by Susan Dennard –
This one I enjoyed!!
I love Sherlock Holmes (TV Shows and Movies) and I found the gender swap of Sherlock to be interesting, the only downside for me is that this is a book about villains and although Jim is mentioned in this often the book is overall about Shirley Holmes.

️  The Blessing of Little Wants by Sarah Enni –
I don’t really remember much about this one…
Clearly I enjoyed it…..

 The Sea Witch by Marissa Meyer –
Loved this one, especially as it’s a retelling of the Little Mermaid based around the sea witch.
The only fault I have with this one was that I wish it was longer

️  Medusa by Cindy Pon –
This was the first thing I’ve read that Cindy has written, I thought it was okay, I don’t know much about Medusa so I don’t have a ton of things to compare it too? But yeah it was okay.

 Death Knell by Victoria Schwab – 
This was another one I loved, there is just something about Schwab’s writing that I find so addictive.
As always the queen delivers.

️  Marigold by Samatha Shannon –
I feel a bit bad because I skim read this one because I didn’t find it that interesting, think it was about faes? Maybe.

 You, You, It’s All About You by Adam Silvera – 
This one was also okay! I like his characters in this, Amanda was really interesting, I wouldn’t mind it actually being a story.

️  Indigo and Shade by April Genevieve Tucholke – 
I love Gaston but not this story, too predictable even for me.

 Sera by Nicola Yoon – 
This one was another one that was okay….

Overall, if you haven’t already figured it out I wasn’t blown away by this anthology of short stories, there were more that I didn’t enjoy than I enjoyed which is always a shame. I wanted this to be good, I really did but I think most of it fell short and unmemorable.

Life’s too short to read books that are just okay!!! ✌️

Thank you to May  @ Forever and Everly for buddy reading this with me! ❤️
It was fun to winge about the bad stories together!

Bad Girls with Perfect Faces (Arc Review)

I think this is the first YA thriller I have read in a long time that I really enjoyed and was completely gripped from start to finish. ? If dark psychological contemporary thrillers are your thing then you really need to add this to your list straight away because you are going to be blown away. Bad Girls With Perfect Faces was such a surprise for me and I fell in love with the realistic characters that Weingarten created.

Trying to write a review for this while trying not to give away any spoilers will be difficult but I’ll do my best ?

The characters in this book are wildly complex and the narrative is so interesting and goes so well with each other. I do think that you need to go into this book without knowing anything other than its genre, I think the surprise element is best for this book. I read a bit of the blurb and that was about all I read as I didn’t want to know anymore, I liked going in not knowing what was going to happen.

The fact that Sasha pretends to be a guy online to seduce Ivy I think was a great storyline to this, it made the whole book feel even more real because getting catfished is a real thing and happens to often, this book alone is a message to be careful who you talk to online, especially if you plan to meet up!

What I loved most about this book was of course as I’ve said before the characters, they are so real – they are teenagers who jump to conclusions, make huge mistakes and try to fix them while making them even worse. I loved the friendship between Sasha and Xavier, even though she had feelings towards him she didn’t let it ruin their friendship and she never crossed the line, there friendship was so wonderful and authentic I loved reading about it.

Then there is Ivy ☠ who I liked a lot less than anyone else, she wasrude and clearly didn’t care about anyone’s feelings – especially Xavier who she is supposed to love who she doesn’t treat well at all. She infuriated the hell out of me throughout this book.

This book shows us what true friendship is and the lengths we will go to protect those we love. I highly recommend this book to anyone! ☺️

➡️ thank you to Egmont publishing and netgalley for the arc in return for an honest review.


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