Bestsellers · chick-lit · romance

You and Me on Vacation – Emily Henry ★★★★★

Blurb; Two friends. Ten trips. Their last chance to fall in love…

*Also known as People We Meet On Vacation*

12 YEARS AGO: Poppy and Alex meet. They hate each other, and are pretty confident they’ll never speak again.

11 YEARS AGO: They’re forced to share a ride home from college and by the end of it a friendship is formed. And a pact: every year, one vacation together.

10 YEARS AGO: Alex discovers his fear of flying on the way to Vancouver.
Poppy holds his hand the whole way.

7 YEARS AGO: They get far too drunk and narrowly avoid getting matching tattoos in New Orleans.

2 YEARS AGO: It all goes wrong.

THIS YEAR: Poppy asks Alex to join her on one last trip. A trip that will determine the rest of their lives.

My Review; I read book lovers before this and fell in love with this author so ofcourse I had to read her other books and this was just as brilliant. A holiday rom-com. Raced through this. The chapters flick from their current holiday to their past 12 holidays together. A beautiful story. Uplifting. Warm. Full of friendship and love. Perfect read. Would highly recommend. A well deserved five stars from me. I loved both Alex and Poppy’s characters. I love this author, her stories and writing style.

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Bestsellers · mystery · suspense · Young adult

The Final Gambit – Jennifer Lynn Barnes ★★★★★

Blurb; Avery’s fortune, life, and loves are on the line in the game that everyone will be talking about.

To inherit billions, all Avery Kylie Grambs has to do is survive a few more weeks living in Hawthorne House. The paparazzi are dogging her every step. Financial pressures are building. Danger is a fact of life. And the only thing getting Avery through it all is the Hawthorne brothers. Her life is intertwined with theirs. She knows their secrets, and they know her.

But as the clock ticks down to the moment when Avery will become the richest teenager on the planet, trouble arrives in the form of a visitor who needs her help—and whose presence in Hawthorne House could change everything. It soon becomes clear that there is one last puzzle to solve, and Avery and the Hawthorne brothers are drawn into a dangerous game against an unknown and powerful player.

Secrets upon secrets. Riddles upon riddles. In this game, there are hearts and lives at stake—and there is nothing more Hawthorne than winning.

My Review; Wow. I devoured this. What a way to end the trilogy. Yes they must be read in order, but this final book just blew me away. A trilogy I don’t think I will ever be able to forget. Full of games, secrets, lost family members/ties, lies and loss. Wow. I wish I could read it all over again for the first time. A brilliant wrap and up and way to end it. Highly recommend. A well deserved five stars ofcourse. (No spoilers for Mel, hurry up and read the damn book).

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Adapted to film · Bestsellers · romance · Young adult

The Heartstopper Yearbook – Alice Oseman ★★★★★

Blurb; The full-colour Heartstopper Yearbook is packed full of exclusive content from the Heartstopper universe – including never-before-seen illustrations, an exclusive mini-comic, a look back at Alice’s Heartstopper artwork over the years, character profiles, trivia, and insights into her creative process – all narrated by a cartoon version of Alice herself.

By the winner of the YA Book Prize, Heartstopper is about love, friendship, loyalty and mental illness. It encompasses all the small stories of Nick and Charlie’s lives that together make up something larger, which speaks to all of us.

‘The queer graphic novel we wished we had at high school.’ Gay Times

• Introduction
• Profile Pages: Alice, Nick, and Charlie
• Heartstopper Moment: Pride
• The Art of Heartstopper
• Profile Pages: Tara, Darcy, Elle, and Tao
• Heartstopper Moment: Summer
• Quiz: Are You More Nick . . . or More Charlie?
• Mini-comic: The Teachers
• Profile Pages: Harry, Ben, Nellie, Henry, and Aled
• Heartstopper Moment: Halloween
• The World of Heartstopper
• Mini-comic: Moments
• Profile Pages: Tori, Sahar, Mr. Farouk, and Mr. Ajayi
• Heartstopper Moment: Winter
• Family Tree: The Springs
• Family Tree: The Nelsons
• How to Draw Heartstopper
• Mini-comic: Girlfriends
• Heartstopper Moment: Alternate Universes
• Author’s Note

My Review; I am a huge Heartstopper fan. Read them all and watched it on Netflix so ofcourse I had to get this. Now I will admit I devoured this in like 20 minutes so an extremely fast read for me but worth it to fill that gap while waiting for the next Heartstopper. This is a hardback full of character profiles, short comic strips, art of heartstopper, how to draw the characters and how heartstopper developed into what it is today. An amazing all in one read full of facts, knowledge and behind the scenes. Loved every page. Highly recommend. A well deserved five stars from me.

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