What I’m reading – November 2017 Wrap Up

What’s up readers 🤓. It’s that time again. The time to wrap up the past reading month.

In November, as in October, I was extremely busy. But I still managed to read four books. And even though I am way behind on my Goodreads Reading Challenge, I’m still super proud about the books I’ve managed to read ;).


the outliersThe Outliers (The Outliers #1) – Kimberly McCreight

Publisher: Collection R

Number of pages: 378

Genre: Young Adult – Mystery – Thriller

Synopsis: It all starts with a text: Please, Wylie, I need your help.

Wylie hasn’t heard from Cassie in over a week, not since their last fight. But that doesn’t matter. Cassie’s in trouble, so Wylie decides to do what she has done so many times before: save her best friend from herself.

This time it’s different, though. Instead of telling Wylie where she is, Cassie sends cryptic clues. And instead of having Wylie come by herself, Jasper shows up saying Cassie sent him to help. Trusting the guy who sent Cassie off the rails doesn’t feel right, but Wylie has no choice: she has to ignore her gut instinct and go with him.

But figuring out where Cassie is goes from difficult to dangerous, fast. As Wylie and Jasper head farther and farther north into the dense woods of Maine, Wylie struggles to control her growing sense that something is really wrong. What isn’t Cassie telling them? And could finding her be only the beginning?

Rating and review: 3.5/5 – This is the first time I received a novel from a publisher I’m now a partner with (Happy dance 🎉). I was really excited to read it, especially because I don’t read a lot of thrillers. But I have to say I didn’t completely loved it. Some parts I appreciated but overall the writing style (or rather the translation) were confusing. So much so that I couldn’t really get into the story.


History Is All You Left MeHistory Is All You Left Me – Adam Silvera

Publisher: Soho Teen

Number of pages: 294

Genre: Young Adult – Contemporain – Romance

Synopsis: When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course.

To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart.

If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.

Rating and review: 4/5 – I’ve been meaning to read a book from Adam Silvera for ages, and I’m so happy I finally did. History Is All You Left Me was quite the emotional ride. There were so things I didn’t completely love but I am still really looking forward to reading more from him.


reading wrap-upBrave New World – Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Vintage

Number of pages: 294

Genre: Classic – Dystopia

Synopsis: Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress…

Rating and review: 3.5/5 – I’ve read this book for school. I was excited to discover such an important dystopian classic, but I didn’t completely love it. The story was gripping and really fascinating. But the writing was really hard to get into and at times even hard to understand.


Neptune (The Syrena Legacy #3) – Anna Banks

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Number of pages: 330

Genre: Fantasy – Romance – Young Adult

Synopsis: Emma, who is half human and half Syrena, and her Syrena love, Galen, need time together. Alone. Away from the kingdoms of Poseidon and Triton. Emma’s grandfather, the Poseidon king, suggests the two visit a small town called Neptune.

Neptune is home to both Syrena and Half-Breeds alike. But Emma and Galen didn’t sign up to be peacemakers between the ocean-living Syrena and the land-dwelling, freshwater counterparts. They didn’t bargain for meeting a charming Half-Breed named Reed, who can barely disguise his feelings for Emma. And they especially didn’t expect to find themselves in the middle of a power struggle that threatens not only their love, but their ocean kingdoms.

In this stunning conclusion to her bestselling Syrena Legacy, Anna Banks thrills fans with more action and romance than ever.

Rating and review: 4/5 – So I’m finally done with this series. I’m so glad I picked it up, cause I had tons of fun while reading it. It was highly entertaning and enjoyable. I’ll be writing a full review for the trilogy really soon !


What have YOU been reading in November ?

Let me know 👇

Happy Reading,

Gaëlle

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