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THE CHAOS OF LONGING REVIEW | NAJA

Hello and welcome back to Nocturnal Book Club blog! 🙂

Today I would like to share with you my thoughts on a poetry book The Chaos Of Longing by K. Y. Robinson. I got this book for free on NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

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As the trigger warning on the beginning of the book says, the book contains descriptions of sexual trauma, suicidal ideation, racism and sexism. The book was sometimes very hard to read, there were poems that I could not connect or relate with and some of them so nicely written that they made my heart beat a bit faster!

Here are some of my favourite poems or quotes from this book:

“It will not be love at first sight when you look at me. Your eyes and heart must adjust to me. Darkness lives here.”

“I would eat all the stars just for you to see light in my eyes.”

“If you told me to come to you right now I would drop everything, watch it shatter like glass, and crawl on the broken pieces to show you how much love hurts.”

“Sometimes I wonder if I’m too much rainfall and not enought sun.”

“They never tell you that the heat of waiting will burn you if you linger too long.”

“Darling, you must be tired of feeling your way out of the dark long after they’ve left. It’s time to find the light.”

“You are a natural phenomenon – not a natural disaster.”

 

Goodreads rating: 3.7/5 🌟

My rating of the book: 4/5 🌟

My rating of the book cover: 5/5 🌟

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THE ONE MEMORY OF FLORA BANKS REVIEW | LAUREN

Flora, Be Brave!

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No Spoilers 🙂

Honestly, nothing resembles this book. I’ve never met a character like Flora before and have definitely never read about the troubles Flora faces. The problems Flora face constantly are not the main reason to love this book: it’s the way Flora faces them. The tattoo “Flora be brave” is the main reminder Flora receives every time she has short-term memory loss, and bravery is obviously something that comes natural to her. My only disagreement about this book was the extent of the repetition. I know it was necessary on some level, considering Flora’s position, but I found my mind wandering on those parts. For the majority I was entertained and ended up finishing the novel quickly! I highly recommend this to fans of “We Were Liars” by E. Lockhart, or fans of “Everything, Everything” by Nicola Yoon.

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I rated this book a 4/5 on Goodreads click here to see it. 

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THE RULES OF PERSUASION BY AMITY HOPE | ALISON

4 persuading stars

Meg and Luke were never on each others radar, until one night he catches her doing something bad and realizes he can use that to get her to be his fake girlfriend, easy right? With some rules set what could possible go wrong.

I felt for Meg and Luke. Both were dealing with major stuff, both completely different problems, but nonetheless they needed someone. I felt they were good together and I loved his caring side, always wanting to do nice things for her.

My only complaint is, I wish we had more development with the characters, meaning, I felt we didn’t get as much time with them, when it jumps days or even a month, I just wish there was more.

Over all a good story.

(I reviewed this book for my blog Lovely Alison Reads)

ALISON

4 stars!

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Synopsis:
1) Take things slow (her rule)
2) Make it believable (his rule)

After tragedy hit her family, Meg Matthews officially crossed the line from “good girl” to “bad girl.” Motorcycle? Check. Graffiti? Check. The only thing Meg hadn’t planned on was blackmail. Too bad now a certain infuriating boy holds Meg’s future in his hands…

When Luke Prescott—star pitcher and town golden boy—catches Meg vandalizing the school, she’s given two choices: face the consequences or enter into a fake relationship with him to get his parents and his ex off his back.

But as Meg and Luke grow closer, they both realize they’ve been keeping secrets from each other. Their fake relationship might be doomed from the start—if they can’t learn to open up to the one person they never thought they’d trust.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains late-night graffiti sessions, flirty baseball lessons, and a never-ending list of relationship rules just made to be broken.

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DESPERATION ROAD BY MICHAEL FARRIS SMITH REVIEW | NAJA

This book was sent to me by Little, Brown and Company in exchange for an honest review.

I must admit that it took me quite some time to read it, since I had a lot of exams and things to do for University and besides all I was in a huge reading slump for a month or so.

This book was published by Little, Brown and Company in February this year and it has 289 pages.

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Story is set around Russell Gaines who has just finished serving his sentence for the crime he committed eleven years ago. He believes his debt has been payed off, but is it really? No matter how hard he tries to start a new chapter in his life there are still people who can not let go of what he did.
As if this is not enough he meets a troubled woman wondering around by foot with her small daughter.

At the end he has a decision to make, will he save himself or selflessly decide to save them?

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This book was a delighted read. At the beginning it took me a few more pages than usual to really get into the story but overall the story was enjoyable and at times very suspenseful.

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I would definitely recommend it. You can get your own copy here*.

Goodreads rating: 4.11/5🌟
My rating: 4/5🌟

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N.

 

 

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KISSING MAX HOLDEN BY KATY UPPERMAN REVIEW | ALISON

Teenage angst at its finest

Jillian and Max went from best friends to almost nothing. Life for them was heading in different paths, not to mention Max’s not so nice girlfriend Becky in the picture. It seems as though Jillian and Max have been drifting apart, until a kiss changes it all.

I felt as if poor Jillian just could not catch a break, with her family life slowly falling apart and her hot and cold relationship with Max. Things just seem so bleak for her.

I was rooting for her and Max from the get go and at times I was getting frustrated with the both of them. One minute it was him I wanted to shake some sense into and the next minute it was Jillian I wanted to shake.

All in all I felt this was a cute teenage love story, about best friends becoming more.

4 stars!
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Synopsis:
Kissing Max Holden was a terrible idea…

After his father has a life-altering stroke, Max Holden isn’t himself. As his long-time friend, Jillian Eldridge only wants to help him, but she doesn’t know how. When Max climbs through her window one night, Jill knows that she shouldn’t let him kiss her. But she can’t resist, and when they’re caught in the act by her dad, Jill swears it’ll never happen again. Because kissing Max Holden is a terrible idea.

With a new baby sibling on the way, her parents fighting all the time, and her dream of culinary school up in the air, Jill starts spending more and more time with Max. And even though her father disapproves and Max still has a girlfriend, not kissing Max is easier said than done. Will Jill follow her heart and allow their friendship to blossom into something more, or will she listen to her head and stop kissing Max Holden once and for all?