Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls - Lynn Weingarten*
"When June met Delia, she was a lifeline. Their intense friendship gave her a sense of belonging, of security, that she’d never had before. She felt braver, smarter, funnier, more attractive when Delia was around. But then something went wrong, and Delia and June haven’t spoken for a year when an announcement is made at their school that Delia is dead.
June barely has time to mourn before Delia’s ex-boyfriend convinces her that Delia didn’t kill herself but was in fact murdered, and June is fast swept into a tangle of lies and deceit – and a conspiracy she can barely conceive of, never mind believe."
Ok so disclaimer, I am the biggest scardy cat ever. Seriously, I have screamed at every scary movie I have ever seen, I still think about that scene in Urban Legends (a film which I saw when I was like 9 or something) every time I am in a petrol station in case someone has climbed in the car whilst we were paying for petrol. Final destination put me off planes and roller-coasters for life. And I never leave a red lipstick lying next to the fogged up mirror in my bathroom whilst I am taking a shower just in case someone wants to remind of me of 'what I did last summer'. I can not read scary books or watch anything scary on TV at night or I will never sleep. So can you imagine how on edge I was starting this book after reading the description?
I read it (during the day only haha) over a couple of days. I couldn't put it down. It quite literally blew my mind. You think the story is going one way and then all of a sudden everything is on its head and its going in the opposite direction and I just love books like that, that keep you on your toes the whole way through.
It reminded me slightly of the Pretty Little Liars books I read when I was younger (pre the tv show) those books always had this dark undertone to them and you just never knew what was around the corner. I would say this book is obviously a lot more grown up and intense than those books but it definitely had the same sort of feel about it for me anyway.
I am not going to lie though, at times I did have to put it down and watch an nice light episode of Gilmore Girls so I didn't get too freaked out by the story but that's just me being a scardy cat and not being able to handle thriller type books as well as most people so I'm sure most people will just find it thrilling rather than super scary like me.
If you like this genre and are looking for a complex and compelling thrilling then I can't recommend this enough.
Buy it here on Amazon for £5.59 or on Kindle for £2.99
This is Not a Love Story - Keren David*
"Kitty dreams of a beautiful life, but that's impossible in suburban London where her family is haunted by her father's unexpected death. So when her mum suggests moving to Amsterdam to try a new life, Kitty doesn't take much persuading. Will this be her opportunity to make her life picture perfect?
In Amsterdam she meets moody, unpredictable Ethan, and clever, troubled Theo. Two enigmatic boys, who each harbour their own secrets. In a beautiful city and far from home, Kitty finds herself falling in love for the first time.
But will love be everything she expected? And will anyone's heart survive?"
I read this book whilst sitting out in the sunshine and it was the perfect. Such a lovely story and if I'm being honest way better than I was expecting.
The book is set in Amsterdam and I completely fell in love with the setting and it was the perfect backdrop for the book too.
There is a lot more of a story in this book than the blurb lets on, the main few characters really go on a journey and the way that the authors tells it all is done so beautifully that you will really root for them to have their own happily ever afters..
A perfect book to read if your looking for a fun story with a lot of heart too.
Buy it here on Amazon for £6.64 and on Kindle for £3.49