Friday, 6 March 2015

I've Been Reading...

Before I Go To Sleep 

This was one of those super hyped up books, especially in the blogging world. I'm really into mystery novels at the moment and this fit well into that genre. I liked the book, but I just didn't feel that connection with the main character Christine. I wasn't invested in her as a person so when the twists and turns occurred I didn't have that emotional reaction I'd hoped for. 

This was an easy read and wasn't a chore, but at the same time it didn't live up to the hype for me. I found myself picking it up purely to say I'd read and finished it. If you've read this and know the story, you'll know the book is purposely repetitive but I was willing for something a little more exciting to happen. What I'm saying is, I'd have been happy for it to be 100 pages shorter and get straight to the dramatic ending.

Rating 3/5

We Were Liars

Another recommendation in the form of another twisted tale. This on the other hand left an impact. I was left confused and couldn't decide if I'd loved it or hated it. I think I loved it. 

I adored the writing style and the quick, snappiness of this book. It was confusing to start with, to keep up with all the characters but as the book continues everyone seems to fall in place. I believed every word that was written and could imagine myself on this beautiful island, which was the setting for the majority of the book. It's ultimately a book about family and love and that no matter what your family will protect you even when they should hate you. It's also a story to remind you that everyone is human, no matter their background, race, religion, gender, that everyone deserves to be treat as an equal.

Rating 4.5/5

Katie xx


  1. Nice post, thanks for these reviews. 'We Were Liars' sounds like a good book, I'm going to add it to my to-read list. If your interested, I'm doing a 2015 Reading Challenge, so each month I'm writing the reviews of the books I've read, and yesterday I posted my Monthly Reads for February.

  2. I love a good book review! Not enough bloggers on my feed do them.
    I have been searching like crazy for a new read, i find it so difficult to choose books these days :)
    So very grateful for this post :)

  3. I haven't read either of these but we were liars sounds good, might have to pick it up in my next book haul.


  4. I loved We Were Liars. One of the few books I couldn't guess at what it was all leading up to!
    Megan x
    London Callings

  5. I have before I go to sleep to read and I am also waiting to rent it haha so now I am more intrigued and hope it doesn't drag ;) xx

    Blonde Of Carbs

  6. Ooh I read Before I Go To Sleep ages ago, I can't really even remember what I thought of it. Deffo an easy read and I quite enjoyed it :) We Were Liars sounds like a great book, I might have to add thatg to my never ending list... xo
    amber love


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