Review: Open Road Summer

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Title: Open Road Summer

Author: Emery Lord

Genre: Contemporary

Rating: 7.5/10

Type: Paperback

Date Read: 30th September, 2015

This book is one of those books you read in-between very complex books just to give you head a little bit of break. Wow, that makes it sound really bad and it isn’t, I promise just simplistic. It’s just got nice characters and pretty backgrounds and a cute little read and a good first read of this author.

This book is your average book about two best friends (Reagan and Lilah) who go on a summer road trip. Both are nursing a broken heart but while Lilah is emotionally taken Reagan has found a guy (Matt Finch) who may just be perfect for her. Did i mention that Lilah is actually an international singing superstar and the road trip is actually a national tour and Matt Finch is the opening act and is famous for his boy band’s days? Drama entails.

The story line even though is quite predictable and easy was quite new to me, I haven’t read anything like this and everyone knows that I love a super-sweet-lovey-too-cute-to-be-real books. This one was so overly adorable it could beat my dog in cuteness (maybe…).

I don’t really want to talk about any of the characters because they were all very mainstream characters; Reagan: Bad girl who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks who really just wants someone to care. Lilah: The girl who everyone wants to be but is actually extremely sad inside and Matt: The boy your mother wants you to date, the dreamy McCutesy. You know the type.

So this book is just a cute contemporary story through in a few unpredictable moments and a cute little Matt Finch. You get a book where if you’ve got some free time just pick it up takes less then a day.

Review: Down

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Title: Down

Author: Kirsten Campbell

Genre: Adventure

Rating: 7/10

Type: Ebook

Date Read: 19th June, 2015

*This book was given to me as a Read-to Review*

This book was a pretty slow read because it took you a while to really get into the story and maybe it was just me being an idiot but I was also in a confused state in the beginning and I honestly can’t tell you why because re-reading it I realised it wasn’t even that confusing. This book is so different, I can honestly say that I have never ever read a book even similar to this one so check this out if you’re sick of the same old things.

This book is about a group of people who are quite specialised in their field (maybe refer to them as scientists, maybe not) who volunteer to basically go on a suicidal mission into the Earth’s Core in order to save all living things on Earth.

The storyline made me feel like an idiot. The start of the book all the smart people were explaining how the ship worked and how science was going to help or affect thme in some way and I’m just sitting there going “oh, um okay. Sure if you say so” I understand trying to help the reader get what is going on and I do commend the author because I feel like it took a lot of effort to try to dumb down the language to make idiots like me semi-understand what is actually happening.

I really didn’t like any of the characters, like it’s not like I hated them or anything just they had no depth to them so I didn’t really care if they died or not. Like someone died “Oh poor… you”. But it is hard to do that when the book is short.

We all know that I do quite enjoy a love storyline and I felt like there was trying to be one but the storyline was so overpowering that it just sqaushed all lovey lines. Quite sad but probably would’ve just ended badly anyway so maybe I saved myself some pain.

All in all, this book was new and different. Interesting and on-the-edge-of-your-seat but be prepared to be confused in the beginning.