Our chemical hearts by Krystal Sutherland

“Henry Page has never been in love. He fancies himself a hopeless romantic, but the slo-mo, heart palpitating, can’t-eat-can’t-sleep kind of love that he’s been hoping for just hasn’t been in the cards for him-at least not yet. Instead, he’s been happy to focus on his grades, on getting into a semi-decent college and finally becoming editor of his school newspaper. Then Grace Town walks into his first period class on the third Tuesday of senior year and he knows everything’s about to change.

Grace isn’t who Henry pictured as his dream girl-she walks with a cane, wears oversized boys’ clothes, and rarely seems to shower. But when Grace and Henry are both chosen to edit the school paper, he quickly finds himself falling for her. It’s obvious there’s something broken about Grace, but it seems to make her even more beautiful to Henry, and he wants nothing more than to help her put the pieces back together again.”

Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

So this book didn’t really click with me. I have seen it a few times and I was initially drawn to the cover and when I had read the blurb I was intrigued and since I have a kindle, it only cost me 98p so I couldn’t really go wrong. However, the story wasn’t what I expected it to be. I expected there to be a bigger revelation as to why Grace was the way she was and although there was something unexpected I found it slightly underwhelming. I also thought the story was slightly rushed, like it could have been drawn out a bit rather than it all happening at once. The thing is though that the book did have potential to be good as it could be funny at times and I did like the group dynamics at times.

Another thing that really irritated me about this book was the characters. I hated both Henry and Grace. Henry was super annoying and clingy and needy where Grace was concerned and some of the things really pissed me off. He just had this unnecessary infatuation with Grace and it was just too much at times. However, Grace was no better. She basically allowed him to be obsessed with her and made Henry think that the feeling was mutual even though she knew it wasn’t what she wanted. The whole thing of her only being able to truly love him or whatever when she was drunk was also a point of contention for me. Although Henry was obsessed with her, she fed into it. I definitely wasn’t sad when this book ended. However, I am not the kind of person to berate a book without giving people a chance to read it and form an opinion themselves so I would suggest you read it anyway so you can decide for yourself.

Have you read Our chemical hearts? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

Thanks for reading!

Abbie. X

The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven

“Izzy O’Neill is an aspiring comic, an impoverished orphan, and a Slut Extraordinaire. Or at least, that’s what the malicious website flying round the school says. Izzy can try all she wants to laugh it off – after all, her sex life, her terms – but when pictures emerge of her doing the dirty with a politician’s son, her life suddenly becomes the centre of a national scandal. Izzy’s never been ashamed of herself before, and she’s not going to start now. But keeping her head up will take everything she has…”

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Blogger Book Nook #7: Books to screen

Hi everyone! Another month, another book nook prompt! I was really excited when I saw this months prompt, props to Abbey and Tabitha for coming up with such a creative prompt. I was assuming it would be something like classics or non-fiction so when I saw this prompt I was pleasantly surprised (although I wouldn’t complain if those two prompts come up).

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Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman

“Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. All this means that Eleanor has become a creature of habit (to say the least) and a bit of a loner. Continue reading “Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman”

My dream Disney holiday

Hi everyone! So I won’t lie, I have been meaning to publish this post for probably two months and just haven’t gotten around to it. However here it is! I have been watching soo many Disneyland Paris/ Disney World vlogs over the last few months that I have been desperately wanting to plan my own trip but due to my current financial situation I will just have to plan a hypothetical trip. Continue reading “My dream Disney holiday”

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

“Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene? Continue reading “Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult”

My most anticipated book releases for this year

Hi everyone! So I’ve never been one to take a lot of interest in new releases. I often notice them but I don’t always think about the new releases that I have to read as soon as they come out. I’m the type of person who ends up becoming obsessed with a book that was released five years ago, it is quite rare I read a book as soon as it comes out.

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Dream a little dream by Giovanna Fletcher

“Sarah is doing just fine. Sure she’s been single for the last five years, and has to spend an uncomfortable amount of time around her ex-boyfriend, his perfect new girlfriend and all their mutual friends. And yes, her job as a PA to one of the most disgusting men in London is mind-numbingly tedious and her career is a constant disappointment to her mother. But it’s really okay. She’s happy (ish).

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Blogger book nook #6: Sharing the love of books

Hi everyone! So I am already five books in to my challenge of 25 this year and the fifth book I read was for this month’s book nook. For this month’s prompt, Abbey and Tabitha came up with doing a book swap in order to share our love of books. I rarely swap books with anyone so I was really excited for this prospect and what a better time to share the love of books than the month of valentines day!

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