More Than This – Patrick Ness

This book utterly confused me yet completely blew my mind. Is that possible?

I have been told…more than once…that I have a rather simple and easily pleased mind, now don’t get me wrong this may be a contributing factor to my blown mind but I’m pretty sure it was this AWESOME idea for an AWESOME story that turned my already fried brain into the equivalent of scrambled egg… fried scrambled egg…because that totally makes sense… 

In my opinion this is one of those books to go into blind (to get the full awesomeness effect) however I ,myself, dislike those kinds of reviews that tell me nothing about the story.. so here goes… right in the first pages of the book this teenage boy dies. Seriously that is the first chapter. He then wakes up in this strange place completely confused and also not fully clothed… That’s all you’re getting I’m afraid, the rest you’re going to have to find out your selves, sorry chumps… 

Although I have to admit, originally in the first few chapters I wasn’t convinced, I was extremely confused and also worried that the entire book was going to be like those first few chapters, however I stuck it out, kept reading and then OH MY GOD it was so exciting and amazing and fantastic and I found myself repeating the same superlatives to my (by that time) extremely bored family who, to be honest, couldn’t care less about my fried scrambled egg brain… 

In an overview an amazing concept for a story that literally left me questioning my life and humanity in general. However it really does need breaking in and perseverance (well it did for me anyway) which is my only criticism… actually if I’m being really picky I thought the ending was a bit woolly and could do with a bit more definition but that could be because there could be a sequel *holds hands up* who knows, who knows… don’t hold me to that, but I’d like to think so…    anyway a wicked story and brilliant for anyone over the age of 15, there are a few adult themes…I’m going to give this book 4 out of 5 stars * * * * go and read it (if you’re over 15) 

We Were Liars – E.Lockhart

We Were Liars, is like marmite, you either love it or you hate it but in my case i really liked it! Although the writing style was very different than any other books i’ve read before, i really enjoyed it and would certainly read another. I picked this book up because everyone on ‘Booktube’ was raving about it and i wanted to know what all the fuss was about! I now understand why everyone was recomending it; including myself now!

One thing I loved about this book is the metaphors used; they were amazing! A few left me sitting in shock however I learned to love them as they really showed the true pain Candance was going through which in my opinion helped the reader really connect with her.

The writing style was intresting too. The sentences told you the charaters thoughts and whats going on, but didn’t give you much more than that, which added to the mystery of it all.

The story itself was also in my eyes very clever, it took you on a mysterious journey which left you experiencing many ‘feels’ by the end of the book. I’m not a “Sherlock Homes” and didn’t figure the mystery out but looking back at all the clues, it all adds up. The journey was certainly worth it.

I don’t want to give too much away as I feel it’s better going into this book knowing nothing; allowing you to experience it at it’s best!

I would certianly recommed this book to older readers due to the choice of language and even though it may only be a small book i found it a very hard read as you had to pay attention to every single detail.
Overall I give this book 4/5, certainly a great summer read!