I See You – Clare Mackintosh ★★★★

Blurb; When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it’s there. There’s no explanation: just a grainy image, a website address and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it’s just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that.

Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make . . .

My Review; After devouring I Let You Go by Clare previously I had to read this one. But I must admit I do still prefer I Let You Go over this story. I See You took me a while to get into and it took a while to get to the good bit. It is one of those stories which makes you go ahh that’s why it is called that! 

I See You is written well, easy to read and contains a well thought out storyline with a shocker of an ending to look forward too. A very creepy story which will have you thinking and looking over your shoulder when you’re out and about. I enjoyed reading this as a good weekend read and awarded four stars out of five. I will be reading more by Clare in the future but this book didn’t grab me as much as I Let You Go did. I would highly recommend I See You if you haven’t read it already and I look forward to future books by Clare. 

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13 Reasons Why – Jay Asher ★★★★★

Blurb; Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why. 

Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever. 

My Review; I decided to read this story as I have heard a lot about it, both good and bad! Many mixed reviews, also because of the series on Netflix which I have not yet watched so cannot compare to the book. 

13 Reasons Why is easy to read, contains short chapters and is extremely fast paced you have to keep up with it. The story is told over one long night and I must admit it kept me going too, I didnt want to put it down. Another story I have recently finished within a day.

I did however find it hard to keep up with how it kept switching from Clay’s character to Hannahs character throughout, but it is a well thoughtout story which would appeal to young adult readers. 

The message within this story is a strong one and does lead to suicide being involved which may make those younger readers realise how just how important actions and words towards others are even to this day. I enjoyed reading this and can now watch the series to compare. I awarded 5 stars and would highly recommend to all of you if you haven’t read the book already. 

Turtles All The Way Down – John Green ★★★★★

Blurb; ‘It’s quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.’

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred thousand dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

My Review; WOW! Like many other young readers around the world I feel like I have waited forever for John Green’s new book and I finally read it. I read it in less than 24 hours that is how much I have been waiting for this book, I devoured it. Literally. 

What another brilliant story written by John he never fails to surprise me and never lets me down. I loved this story, I loved all the different quotes within it too. John has a very unique way of writing a story which I just adore alongside many other young readers. 

Turtles All The Way Down is written well, easy to read and contains short, bite sized chapters. A story that will stick with me for sure. Very impressed. I would highly recommend this story to you all. A well deserved five stars. Now I’m back to square one of waiting for more by John… Sigh. Hurry up! 

This book will definately be in my end of year top 20 reads of 2017.