These ‘about me’ sections, or even sections that inform you about blogs, have never been my forte. Much to my chagrin, I was never taught the unwritten rules of what you are supposed to say. The links at the side of the blog – Twitter and Goodreads, for example – are liable to tell you more than I could ever say in words.

Mostly, this will be a book blog. I read a lot, and I love to share my views on my most recent reads. I try to read a little bit of everything, but if you look closely you’ll notice I will occasionally become obsessed with one specific genre for a short period of time. Old books, new books, yet to be released books – I read them all. If you’re an author looking for advance readers or just wish for more reviews of a book you’ve already released, please feel free to contact me. There is a contact form at the side of my blog – if you scroll down below the Twitter and Goodreads sidebar you will find it – so drop me a message and I’ll be sure to get back to you in double time. After all, finding new authors is what makes the book world go around.

Thanks for taking your time to read this. With a little bit of luck, you will find my blog much more interesting than this mundane introductory section.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Review: Boondocks

Boondocks Boondocks by Casey Peeler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m going to preface this review with a little note: this book is not quite a full four star rating. It was super close, but it wasn’t quite there. However, rounding it down was an impossibility. If I rounded the rating down, I would be doing this book a serious injustice.

Boondocks was my first Casey Peeler book, but I’m positive I’ll be reading more of her work. It was such a sweet story, one that pulls you in and holds on tight. I’ll admit that there were a few parts of the story where I wasn’t quite as engaged as I would have liked to be, but for the most part I found this book extremely difficult to put down.

We’re given a bittersweet young adult romance story, the tale of two completely different characters dealing with the harsh realities of life. As you would expect from any young adult contemporary read, we’re taken on a real rollercoaster of emotional situations. From the simple day-to-day struggles of teenagers, through to heart-breaking situations, this one will leave you hoping our main characters get the happy ending we know they deserve.

The only reason I didn’t give this a solid four star rating, making that little note that the start of this review, is because I found there were some point in this emotion heavy story where the emotions didn’t quite reach the highs they could have. Without a doubt, the story is emotion heavy – yet I didn’t feel certain emotions in the way I had hoped to. Certain scenes had the potential to break me, yet they didn’t, and due to that I couldn’t quite give it the full four star rating.

Overall, though, I had a lot of fun with this one. I’m certainly interested in reading more of the author’s work.

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