When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

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isbn9781473667402Title: When Dimple Met Rishi

Author: Sandhya Menon

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Rating: ★★★★★

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Dimple is passionate about coding and has been dreaming of going to Insomnia Con, a summer program for aspiring web developers where the winner gets to meet Jenny Lindt – a successful woman in the technology buisness – an idol of Dimple. So when her parents agree to pay for this program, she finally starts to believe that her parents have finally come around to the idea that she isn’t ready for a husband yet. But then Rishi comes along. He is romantic, traditional, and artistic, but when he introduced himself jokily as her future husband, she throws her drink in his face. Turns out, her and Rishi’s parents arranged their meeting believing them to be a match… Continue reading “When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon”

The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber

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33236256Title: The Evaporation of Sofi Snow

Author: Mary Weber

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

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Years ago, the Earth was ravaged by a World War. Then the Delonese ice-planet and it’s alien arrived in their solar system and put an end to the war and attempted to mediate. A system was set up on Earth where corporations rule in the place of governments. Sofi’s only constant was her brother, Shilo. However, Sofi mother enrolled her brother in the Earth’s Fantasy Fighting games, a mix of real and virtual blood sport, where Sofi also battles behind the scenes as the online gamer. However, a bomb takes out a quarter of the arena, and it is believed that her brother is dead but Sofi doesn’t believe it. Sofi, on the run from her own corporation and the rest of the world, knows he’s on the Delonese ice-planet because she’s had dreams that are telling her he’s there. However, no one but ambassadors is allowed there – so she enlists the help of the charming playboy, Miguel.  Continue reading “The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber”

Pieces by G. Benson

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Pieces_1600x_2560_300dpi (1)Title: Pieces

Author: G. Benson

Publisher: YLVA Publishing

Rating: ★★★☆☆

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Carmen in sixteen and, due to her largely absent mother, she’s looked after her little brother for as long as she can remember. However, her mother dies and Carmen will do anything to keep her and her brother together and out of foster care. Ollie life is more stable – parents, friends, school, and summer plans. When the two fall into each other’s lives, Ollie is infatuated with Carmen after a kiss they shared at a party but then struggles to find her again. Months later they meet, in a bar of all places, but everything is different and the two have secrets and losses they have suffered that make their relationship harder.  Continue reading “Pieces by G. Benson”

Top Ten Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far (Top Ten Tuesday 27/06/2017)

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is Top Ten Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far. This year has put out some excellent books, especially in contemporary, and we’ve read some pretty brilliant books this year so this is going to be pretty easy. Continue reading “Top Ten Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far (Top Ten Tuesday 27/06/2017)”

One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

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34931507Title: One of Us is Lying

Author: Karen M. McManus

Publisher: Penguin

RATING: ★★☆☆☆

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This review contains major spoilers for the book.

Five students end up in detention on a normal Thursday afternoon. Most of them are there because of a mistake – they all got caught with a phone in class. But, it wasn’t their phone, it was planted there. In detention there is:
Bronwyn, the brain.
Addy, the princess.
Nate, the criminal.
Cooper, the athlete.
And finally, Simon, the outcast and creator of the school’s most notorious gossip app responsible for wreaking havoc on the school and tormenting numerous pupils.
However, only four of them get out of detention alive. It was murder. It is later discovered that Simon was about to post a piece of gossip on all four students and they are all prime suspects. Who is the murderer and have they been set up? Continue reading “One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus”

Troublemakers by Catherine Barter

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35217696Title: Troublemakers

Author: Catherine Barter

Publisher: Anderson Press

RATING: ★★★☆☆

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Alena never knew her political activist mother, who died when she was a baby. She has been looked after by her older half-brother Danny and his boyfriend Nick. They’ve acted like parents to Alena. When someone starts leaving bombs around London, the atmosphere and area are precarious. It is in this fearful situation that Alena starts to learn about her activist mother which causes tension at home, especially when Danny starts working for a controversial politician, which also causes problems between him and his boyfriend. Continue reading “Troublemakers by Catherine Barter”

The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (Review)

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Title: The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue

Author: Mackenzi Lee

Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books

Rating: ★★★★★

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Disclaimer: I received a free copy via Edelweiss for review purposes.

After thoroughly enjoying This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee last year, it was a given I was going to enjoy this, especially because I was hearing nothing but fantastic things. Continue reading “The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (Review)”