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HOW I LIVE NOW – MEG ROSOFF

Fifteen-year-old Daisy is sent from Manhattan to England to visit her aunt and cousins she's never met. Her aunt goes away on business soon after Daisy arrives. The next day bombs go off as London is attacked and occupied by an unnamed enemy.

As power and systems fail, the farm becomes more isolated. Despite the war, it's a kind of Eden, with no adults in charge and no rules, a place where Daisy's uncanny bond with her cousins grows into something rare and extraordinary. But the war is everywhere, and Daisy and her cousins must lead each other into a world that is unknown in the most elemental way.


I have had a mixed range of feelings about this book and I really don’t know what to settle with.  On one hand, I thought it was a powerful piece but, on the other, it kind of just pissed me off.

The threat of war is looming all over the world and Daisy is sent from her evil stepmother and city life in Manhattan to live out a simple existence in the English countryside with her c…
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THE LITTLE COFFEE SHOP OF KABUL – DEBORAH RODRIGUEZ

Sunny, a thirty-eight-year-old American’s pride and joy is the Kabul Coffee House, where she brings hospitality to the expatriates, misfits, missionaries, and mercenaries who stroll through its doors. 
Working alongside Sunny is Halajan, who recalls the days before the Taliban and must hide a romance from her traditional son - who is facing his own religious doubts. Into the café come Isabel, a British journalist; Jack, who left his family in America; Yazmina, a pregnant girl left on the street; and Candace, a well-connected American. 
As this group of men and women discover that there’s more to one another, they’ll form an unlikely friendship that will change the lives of an entire country.


“People, even those closest to you, are surprising...Nobody is everything they seem.”

The tale of five awesome women who go out and kick life right in the ass, The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul was everything I had hoped it would be and more!  Heartbreaking, beautiful, challenging and inspiring, this s…

IGNITE ME (SHATTER ME #3) – TAHEREH MAFI

The heart-stopping conclusion which Ransom Riggs, author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, called “a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love.”

With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world . . . but that’s not all he wants with her.


Wow, just… Wow.  While being a tad cheesy, this book covered romance, a roller coaster of twists, action and a little domestic drama.  Ignite Me packed a punch and was a brilliant end to the trilogy.



Determined to kill Anderson and bring down the Reestablishment, Juliette decides it is time to learn how to fight back and the mysterious, illusive Warner is t…

UNRAVEL ME (SHATTER ME #2) – TAHEREH MAFI

It's almost 
Time for war.

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance. She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.


Well shit… this wasn’t at all what I was expecting and I am still struggling to decide whether I like it or not.  While there were moments in this book that I absolutely adored, most of the time I was fighting to sift through all the unimportant information and get to the good stuff.  It was really the last couple of chapters and pages that really made me appreciate this book.


Hidden deep within the earth, Juliette and Adam struggle to settle into a life in Omega Point, a secret organisation intent on bringing down the Reestablishment, which threatens to destroy the planet. Bu…

DESTROY ME (SHATTER ME #1.5) – TAHEREH MAFI

In Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me, Juliette escaped from The Reestablishment by seducing Warner—and then putting a bullet in his shoulder. But Warner is not that easy to get rid of. . .

Recovering from his near-fatal wound, Warner must do everything in his power to keep his soldiers in check and suppress any mention of a rebellion in the sector. Still as obsessed with Juliette as ever, his first priority is to find her and bring her back. But when Warner’s father, The Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment, arrives to correct his son’s mistakes, it’s clear that he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner simply cannot allow.


“Sometimes I wish I could step outside of myself for a while. I want to leave this worn body behind, but my chains are too many, my weights too heavy.” 

This certainly wasn’t what I’d expected from the novella-length read that had been basically thrust at me by a friend (thanks for that by the way).  Destroy Me is short and simple but provides just enough inf…

EMPIRE OF STORMS (THRONE OF GLASS # 5) – SARAH J. MAAS

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don't.

As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.


Spoiler Warning!  This review contains spoilers relating to earlier books in the series.  I do my best to limit the number of spoilers I put into the reviews but sometimes it just isn’t possible.




“It is not such a hard thing, is it - to die for your friends.”



Holly crap, what a ride!!!  I want to scream, and cry, and throw myself at a wall endlessly because whoa!  This book had me hanging on from the start and took me down so many twisting roads that I never saw comi…

QUEEN OF SHADOWS (THRONE OF GLASS #4) – SARAH J. MAAS

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

Spoiler Warning!  This review contains spoilers relating to earlier books in the series.  I do my best to limit the number of spoilers I do put into the reviews but sometimes it just isn’t possible.


It made me laugh, it made me cry, the more I read of this series the more I love it!  Expertly written, Queen of Shadows throws so many unexpected curveballs and creates so many adorabl…