Amanda Searcy – The Truth Beneath The Lies

โ€œItโ€™s in my blood. It always has been. One slip, one mess-up, one very bad day. One needle in one vein, and I will be her.โ€

Book Details:

  • Publisher: Delacorte Press

  • Published On: December 12 2017

  • Pages: 336

Synopsis: Fight or Flight.

All Kayla Asher wants to do is run. Run from the government housing complex she calls home. Run from her unstable mother. Run from a desperate job at No Limit Foods. Run to a better, cleaner, safer life. Every day is one day closer to leaving.

All Betsy Hopewell wants to do is survive. Survive the burner phone hidden under her bed. Survive her new rules. Survive a new school with new classmates. Survive being watched. Every minute grants her another moment of life.

But when fate brings Kayla and Betsy together, only one girl will live.

Review: This book is exactly what the synopsis says; usually in thrillers, you’re trying to read in between the lines to figure out the truth. THIS WAS SO GOOD, I really enjoyed it. Short, alternating chapters & a great plot woven together. I loved the cover! & I really shipped a certain duo together (not revealing anything for fear of possibly revealing details!).

Rating: ๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž

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It Ends With Us – Colleen Hoover

Not going to do the usual reviewing because ya’ll already know how much I love Colleen & I absolutely laaaaaaaav It Ends With Us! This has to be such a random post but honestly, after I finished re-reading it this time I felt like I really wanted to write a post about it & share how I felt with you guys โค๏ธ. Those of you who have not yet read it, honestly what more obvious sign do you need me to hold for you to read it?? ๐Ÿ˜‚. โœจ

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I’m not one to highlight quotes in my books but honestly, you need to take messages from the book with you & I just wanted to be able to flip through the book maybe 4-5 years later & when I re-read it & come across those highlighted lines, I want them to stay with me forever. On my (I think) 4th re-read, I still felt the emotional feels & heartbreak & moments when I needed a couple minutes before reading on. I. Could. Not. Put it down!

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Ryle felt like a dream come true & as the plot unfolded I prayed things wouldn’t turn out the way they did but ofcourse life happens. Shit happens. More than the book itself I felt the most heartbroken when I read the story behind the book. I loved it. It makes the book even more special. It makes the book way more meaningful. โœจ

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I’m not going to add spoilers because tbvh even if I do you won’t be prepared ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’”. I felt the bookmark holds true to this book too ๐Ÿ˜„. Colleen, I love you. I love the books that you write & especially the ones with such a strong message & story in them ๐Ÿ˜ญโค๏ธ. โœจ

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โ—๏ธALSO COLLEEN CAN YOU SEE HOW MUCH I LOVE YOUUU?????? *hellooooooooooo* โœจ

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โ—๏ธOne book that you can never get over is? Majority of Colleenโ€™s books & Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough!

March Wrap Up!

Can you guys believe it, 3 months of 2018 have already gone by!!!!!! Time is flyingggggggg by ๐Ÿ˜†. The last 2 weeks of March had been such a nightmare with deadlines for literally every assignment, quiz or major project was in those weeks but thankgod made it through! ๐Ÿ˜…

Books I’ve read in March:

  1. Anatomy of a Scandal – Sarah Vaughan [3/5].

  2. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter – Erika L. Sanchez [5/5].

  3. The Widows of Malabar Hill – Sujata Massey [5/5].

  4. How Not To Be A Bride – Portia Macintosh [3/5].

  5. Silent Victim – Caroline Mitchell [4/5].

  6. Killer Choice – Tom Hunt [3/5].

  7. The Liar’s Girl – Catherine Ryan Howard [4/5].

  8. Pretty Little Killers – Rita Herron [5/5].

  9. The Burial Society – Nina Sadowsky [DNF]

  10. The Last Mrs. Parrish – Liv Constantine [4/5].

  11. Slammed – Colleen Hoover [5/5].

  12. It Ends With Us – Colleen Hoover [5/5].

Wow I actually managed to read 12 bookssss!!! Super stoked! โ—๏ธHow many have you read? ๐Ÿ˜„

โ—๏ธWhich book that you read this month is your favorite? I read quite a few books that I rated 5 stars but I loved Pretty Little Killers – Rita Herron & The Widows of Malabar Hill – Sujata Massey

Clare Littlemore – Flow [Book 1]

โ€œWe all knew things were difficult, conditions harsh. But if we pulled together, we were told, we would survive. We could thrive in a world which had become difficult to live inโ€

Book Details:

  • Publisher: Clare Littlemore

  • Published On: August 20 2017

  • Pages: 308

Synopsis: A world in tatters. A society where rebellion is not tolerated. A girl desperate to discover the truth.

Sixteen year old Quin lives in The Beck, a saviour society. Her community has risen from the ruins of a land shattered by Mother Nature. But Beck law is tough. Quin knows that the rules must be followed in order to sustain life in a place where floodwaters constantly threaten existence. A single violation could land her in Clearance.

But some laws are harder to follow than others. And as Quin discovers the horrifying truth, she knows she cannot stay silent forever.

Flow is the first in a series of books about a group of people struggling to survive after their world has been annihilated by devastating floods.

Warning: contains violence and some upsetting scenes. Recommended for a 13+ audience.

Review: Thankyou so much @earlybookishbirds & @clarelittlemore for recommending & giving me the chance to read Flow. I loveeeeed it! I totally agree with so many people that said it gives Divergent vibes, I feel like that’s how it was playing in my head; like a movie. Short chapters, paced just right & intense discoveries. I really recommend getting your hands on the book! Would loveee to continue reading the series because I cannot wait to find out what happens next!!

Rating: ๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž

Bullet Journal!

IM SO HAPPY I GOT MY HANDS ON THESE โค๏ธ. Bullet Journalling has become an obsession of mine over the past few months to an year ๐Ÿ˜‚. I somehow always end up scrolling through Pinterest & YouTube for bullet journalling inspiration & videos ๐Ÿ˜‚โค๏ธ. No, donโ€™t worry, my bookstagram wonโ€™t flip into a bullet journal account but you might see someeeee features in my pictures ๐Ÿ˜„.

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โ—๏ธWhat is Bullet Journalling? Check out where it all originated from: click here.

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[Not a sponsored or collaborative post ๐Ÿ˜‚ I’m just genuinely in love with them!]

I got these 2 beauties from @prismsandpaintbrushes for 900 PKR each & 200 PKR for delivery from Lahore to Karachi. If you’d like to order, they do ship worldwide but be sure to place your orders through their Facebook page! These bullet journals come with:

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ 200 Dot grid pages.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ A ribbon bookmark.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Elastic closure.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸผHardback.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸผSize: 5.2 x 7.4 inches.

These 2 aren’t the only ones available but there are many more available for you to check out! They also sell zipper cases, notebooks & a variety of other products.

^ A close up of the dot grid pages!

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I did the usual pen swatch & bleed through tests at the end of my bullet journal & Iโ€™m super happy to say it was very minimal & barely noticeable (I used my Ecsetiron brush pens, Faber Castell connector pens, Maped highlighters & Uniball gel pens!).

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Biggest inspirations are @amandarachdoodles because her SKILLS God bless ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ. Sheโ€™s the Queen herself ๐Ÿ˜Œ.

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Iโ€™ve already started on my spreads ๐Ÿ˜‚ I was THAT excited ๐Ÿ˜‚โค๏ธ. โ—๏ธIโ€™d be happy to answer any questions that you might have!

Favourite Authors Discovered In 2017

Hello everyoneeeeeeee! How’re you guysssss??? I thought I would share authors that I discovered in 2017 & have become favourites or those authors that I would pick up a book knowing I would love it. I first saw this post on @radiant.reads Instagram (I’ve linked her post so do check it out!)ย  & I thought it was such a great idea so I created my own list. In no particular order, here we go!

1- Christina Lauren: I’ve read a few books by this duo & I always finish them within a few hours & of course romance novels more often have a cliche story-line or ending but I don’t mind that because they’re cute. Their books have cheesy romance & sarcasm that has me laughing. Here are 2 of their books that I’ve read this year.

2- K.A. Tucker: I discovered K. A. Tucker when I first found Until It Fades on GoodReads. I really loved it & it made me super excited to read more of her books. I will definitely be picking up more of her books because I sped through these two!

3- Sarah Pinborough: When I first read Behind Her Eyes I was shook. I think it was the first thriller out of the many I’ve read that had such an ending that it became unforgettable. I don’t think any other book has ever done that to me & as you already know, it was one of my favourite thrillers of the year & I will always recommend reading it because OHMYGOD.

4- Clare Mackintosh: I ordered both of her books off of Magrudy’s when they were both recommended to me & I loved them both. Both of these books are also on my 5 best thrillers of 2017 list! Amazing books which I really recommend. I’ve seen on Twitter that she’s coming out with another book & I will most likely go out & buy it so that I can add it to my bookshelf!

Those are 4 of my newly discovered authors, there are likely to be more but they were the ones that I remembered as soon as I saw this post idea which says a little something about their books too! I hope you’ve read some of them or add them to your lists & read them very soon!

โ—๏ธWho are some of your newly discovered favourite authors?

Brendan Reichs – Nemesis

โ€œEvery time, no matter how or where Iโ€™m killed, I wake up in the same clearing. I die in one place, and then Iโ€™m lying in another. I have no idea what happens in between.โ€

Book Details:

  • Publisher: Macmillan

  • Published On: July 13 2017

  • Pages: 446

Synopsis: He killed me. He killed me not. He killed me.

Itโ€™s been happening since Min was eight. Every two years, on her birthday, a strange man finds her and murders her in cold blood. But hours later, she wakes up in a clearing just outside her tiny Idaho hometownโ€”alone, unhurt, and with all evidence of the horrifying crime erased.

Across the valley, Noah just wants to be like everyone else. But heโ€™s not. Nightmares of murder and death plague him, though he does his best to hide the signs. But when the world around him begins to spiral toward panic and destruction, Noah discovers that people have been lying to him his whole life. Everything changes in an eye blink.

For the planet has a bigger problem. The Anvil, an enormous asteroid threatening all life on Earth, leaves little room for two troubled teens. Yet on her sixteenth birthday, as she cowers in her bedroom, hoping not to die for the fifth time, Min has had enough. She vows to discover what is happening in Fire Lake and uncovers a lifetime of lies: a vast conspiracy involving the sixty-four students of her sophomore class, one that may be even more sinister than the murders.

Review: This books’ cover, red edged pages & synopsis had me hooked! This book took me 16-18 days to read but it wasn’t because it wasn’t a good book, it was just because of my busy schedule. It was a really good book that really had me intrigued but the ending, ofcourse I knew it was science fiction but I just wanted a little more betrayal & pain if that makes sense ๐Ÿ˜‚. I really do recommend reading it for something science fiction but not in the realm of multi-universes.

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