October Wrap Up

Productive month!

Click on the title of a book to be redirected to the review I wrote about it (not all of them have reviews though).

  • Black Ice by Setephen Tesher – ★★★★☆
  • The Dream Walker by Michelle Lee Murray – ★☆☆☆☆
  • Carus & Mitch by Tim Major – ★★★☆☆
  • Love Line by David Hall – ★★★☆☆
  • Hooked by Allen Wolf – ★★★★☆
  • Side-Kicked by Russell Brettholtz – ★★★☆☆
  • The Visitor by J. L. Pattison – ★★★★☆
  • Fifty-two Ways to Love Your Body by Kimber Simpkins – ★★★★★
  • Under The Dusty Moon by Suzanne Sutherland ★★★☆☆
  • Double Down by Victoria Pratt – ★★★☆☆
  • Lois Lane: Cloudy With a Chance of Destruction by Gwenda Bond – ★★★★☆

October TBR: Update #4

  • Black Ice by Stephen Tesher – read
  • The Dream Walker by Michelle Lee Murray – read
  • Carus & Mitch by Tim Major – read
  • Love Line by Penny Drop – read
  • Blood Promise by Richelle Mead – 42 pages in
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Rigg (I know a few of you wanted to know my thoughts on this books but there was something wrong with the delivery and it will arrive later than expedted… However, I promise I’ll read it and review it next month!)

Unplanned reads:

  • Hooked by Allen Wolf – read
  • Side-Kicked by Russell Brettholtz – read
  • The Visitor by J. L. Pattison – read
  • Fifty-two Ways to Love Your Body by Kimber Simpkins – read
  • Under The Dusty Moon by Suzanne Sutherland – read
  • Double Down by Victoria Pratt – read
  • Lois Lane: Cloudy With a Chance of Destruction by Gwenda Bond – read
  • The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden – 270 pages in

Random Fridays #9

Random Fridaysrf  is a weekly meme hosted by Rebeca at “Books and Messy Buns”. Anyone can join, you just have to do the following:

  • Pick up the book you’re currently reading (or read last)
  • Go to this random number generator and insert the total amount of pages in your book
  • Generate a random number
  • Open your book in the page with number you got
  • Repeat step 2 and 3 but with the number of lines in that page
  • Your random sentence is the first sentence in the line with the number you got (it doesn’t matter if the sentence starts a few lines before)
  • Share your sentence, book title and author with the book community 🙂

Note: Please refer the host of the meme (this blog/this post) in your own post and leave a comment down below with a link to your RF so all the participant can have a look and share their thoughts too!

My Random Sentence:

“I knew I wans’t the type of woman people expected to see in a police uniform.”

page 30, Double Down by Victoria Pratt

Snap Snap Thursdays #9

sstSnap Snap Thursdays is a weekly meme hosted by Rebeca at “Books and Messy Buns”. Anyone can join, you just have to do the following:

  • Pick up the book you’re currently reading (or read last)
  • Take a picture of it
  • Share your picture with the book community 🙂

Note: Please refer the host of the meme (this blog/this post) in your own post and leave a comment down below with a link to your SST so all the participant can have a look and share their thoughts too!

My Picture:

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Review: Under The Dusty Moon by Suzanne Sutherland


Book Rate: ★★★☆☆ (3/5)

Review:

Do you guys know how we usually complaint that pretty much every contemporary young adult book has a main character whose problems and complexes derivate from a traumatic childhood experience or… from a bad relationship with their parents? Or or or that the parents are super secundary characters that almost never interfere with the story?

Well, brace yourselves for Under The Dusty Moon, because this is one of the best mum characters I’ve ever read about. Vic and Micky are truly best friends and it’s incredibly refreshing to read about a relationship like this, that is also very common in the real world and with which I related a lot to in some ways.

It’s true that Vic has problems because she suposedly “lives in her mum’s shadow” but it didn’t feel so much like that to me. I always saw Vic as her own person through the book, just someone who the older generations recognized as Micky Wayne’s daughter.

There were a few improvements I believe could have made Under The Dusty Moon a better reading, though. I felt like A LOT of good content was created but not explored, for example Shaun’s mums: their relationship with their with Shaun and his little brother would have been so interesting to read more about (not to talk about how Vic would fit in their family). Or Vic’s grandmother, there was also a lot that could be talked about regarding the whole “I care about my daughter but not my granddaughter” thing.

Overall I just felt like there was a lot of potential in this book that was mostly left unused. The storyline itself wasn’t such a big deal but I truly believe the refreshing and interesting characters could’ve made up for it…

Still it was an enjoyable book, I recommend if your looking for a light and fun reading.

Detailed Rating:

  • Plot ★★★☆☆
  • Characters ★★★★☆
  • Writing ★★★★☆
  • Pacing ★★★☆☆
  • Cover ★★★☆☆

Synopsis (adapted from goodreads):

She’s with the band, whether she likes it or not.

Victoria is the sixteen-year-old only daughter of rocker Micky Wayne, whose band, Dusty Moon, took the world by storm when Micky was just a teenager. The band broke up, but, after years spent off the road, Micky’s solo career is finally starting to take off.

With her mum going off to tour in Japan, Vic is left to spend the summer under the care of her grandmother, and without her built-in best friend. Will a boy with a secret geek side and a group of feminist game-makers be enought to save the season? And will this summer change Vic in a way that will endager her relationship with her mum and best friend?

Publisher: Dundurn Press
Date of Publication:  February 16th 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Page Count: 232
Source: I was approved on Netgalley to receive a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Interested in reading more of my reviews? Check out my Reviews page!

One Sentence Wednesday #9

OnFeatured imagee Sentence Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Rebeca at “Books and Messy Buns”. Anyone can join, you just have to do the following:

  • Pick up the book you’re currently reading (or read last)
  • Think about what it made you feel so far
  • Describe it in one sentence
  • Share your sentence, book title and author with the book community 🙂

Note: Please refer the host of the meme (this blog/this post) in your own post and leave a comment down below with a link to your 1SW so all the participant can have a look and share their thoughts too!

My Sentence:

 
“100% in the wrong category…”

– about The Dream Walker by Michelle Murray

Teaser Tuesdays #8

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.

Thank you for hosting!

My Teaser:

“In the past seventeen years he’d lived in more places than he cared to recall, but as long as he had his books with him, he never felt completely alone. Even adults are entitled to their security blankets.”

page 50, The Felix Chronicles: Freshmen by R. T. Lowe