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Reviews of the books I read in June 2013. :)

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Delirium (Delirium #1) by Lauren Oliver

Delirium - Lauren Oliver

I found the story a bit slow going at first, and was worried I wouldn't be able to get into it, but then, as it progressed, I began to find the relationship between Lena and Alex to be very sweet and believable, and really got into the world of the story.
The ending was great. Talk about a cliffhanger!
Overall, it was a good story, and good introduction to the trilogy.
I started reading Pandemonium, straight away. I need to know what happens next!

An update on the first 7 days of the read-a-thon challenge I'm participating in from June 17-July 16, called the 30 Day Reading Challenge. :)

Jenny Lopez Has A Bad Week (Short Story) by Lindsey Kelk

Jenny Lopez Has a Bad Week - Lindsey Kelk

This was a very short, very light read. I contemplated giving it 2 stars because it was so short and didn't have a chance to really go nowhere, but the 61 pages of story that it did have was an enjoyable enough read. 3 stars.

Pretty Dead by Francesca Lia Block

Pretty Dead - Francesca Lia Block
I don't really know how to explain what I thought of this book. It was just ok.
I read it in one day and  quite enjoyed the story, but felt it could've been more detailed. It wasn't bad, and held my interest to the end, but it wasn't anything special either.
I would say pick it up if you just want a quick, light read about the life  of a female Vampire and her maker.


Player One by Douglas Coupland

Player One: What Is to Become of Us - Douglas Coupland

I enjoyed this book. It was philosophical, but not in a confusing-full of hidden metaphors kind of way. It was actually a quick, easy read.

The story follows 5 strangers in an airport cocktail lounge during a global disaster. It's actually quite a simple plot, told in an analytical way.

It's interesting and has you thinking about humanity and human behavior and how people think and feel. It's not for everyone, but I liked it.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver
This book is even more than I expected. It was just the right blend of beautiful, fluffy writing, mixed with very realistic dialogue.
The story was really great and detailed, yet strangely simplistic.
With each new day that Sam re-lived, more details were revealed, and important lessons learned.
I really enjoyed this story.

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

The Storyteller - Jodi Picoult
The Storyteller was different to most other Jodi Picoult books. Often she follows a similar premise, with a lengthy court case, and all her books have a similar feel, but with a different plot and characters.
There was no court case in this book, and it almost felt like it was written by a different author altogether.
However, it was a great story. The main story in the book, told from the past events involving Minka, was particularly good and moving. I've read quite a few stories about the Holocaust, and this was a story well told.(less)


A video where I share all the series I've completed so far, and a brief mention of what I thought of them.


1. Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer
2. Shopaholic Series by Sophie Kinsella
3. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
4. Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead
5. Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
6. Fallen series by Lauren Kate
7. Millennium trilogy by Stieg Larrsson
8. Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy by E.L. James
9. Chemical Garden trilogy by Lauren DeStefano
10. Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld
11. The Green Mile serial by Stephen King
12. The Vincent Boys duology by Abbi Glines
13. Beautiful duology by Jamie McGuire
14. The Carrie Diaries duology by Candace Bushnell
15. Little Blue Envelope duology by Maureen Johnson
True Stories:
16. Angela's Ashes, Tis' and Teacher Man by Frank McCourt
17. Marley & Me, and The Longest Trip Home by John Grogan
18. Eat Pray Love, and Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert
19. A Child Called It, The Lost Boy, and A Man Named Dave by Dave Pelzer
20. My Booky Wook, and My Booky Wook 2 by Russell Brand