The Year That Changed Everything is told through the eyes of three women that just happen to share the same birthday, and follows the events that unfold after they celebrate their milestones, 30th, 40th and 50th.
For me, this felt like three seperate short stories all in one big that just happened to have a minor connection in the last 10% of the book. And while two of these characters I found myself enjoying reading about (Ginger and Callie), I found myself skipping through much of Sam’s chapters.
Even so, the book felt a bit slow, with very little going on. It was an okay read. Not great, just okay.
3 out of 5 stars
I had the honor of receiving a copy of The Boy From Earth in return for an honest review. Though rather than read this book myself, I handed it over to my ten year old son to enjoy and give me his thoughts on it; he fits the book’s audience much more so than I!
This middle grade book follows a young boy, Bobby, who is scared of almost everything, which makes the prospect of attending an international Space Academy all the more frightening. My son, who has a few fears of his own, was easily able to relate to Bobby, and right from the first chapter was invested in the character and how the story would unfold. It was funny, and my son was laughing while reading frequently, and the fact that it was set in space too was just the icing on the cake as far as he was concerned.
It was perhaps a little bit below his reading level, so it was a quick and easy book for him to read, but he still loved it all the same.
* This ebook ARC was provided by Text Publishing through NetGalley for an honest review.
4 / 5 Stars.
Finished off The Girl on the Train this morning. Enjoyed it immensely. A lot more than I thought I would. Satisfied that my early theory as to who did what was correct! Will have to make a point of including more thrillers in my reads after this read.
That was phenomenal. I haven’t read a book this good in a long time. Lives up to every little bit of the hype, and exceeded it.
The story progressed well, it had enough twists that while I had an inkling about some of them, there were still plenty of surprises. The twists themselves didn’t come out of the blue, but when revealed, there were a lot of aha moments, where suddenly everything makes sense and connected.
It was incredibly well written with characters that felt very real, full of flaws and vulnerabilities. The main character, Jude was afraid, but still managed to kick ass.