Monthly Archives: January 2017

One Tiny Lie by KA Tucker (Book Review #109)

I rate this book 3 out of 5 stars.

(Finished Reading: 18/01/17
My 2nd book this year.)

Ashton is Princeton’s most handsome jock. Full of mystery and secrets about his past, he is troubled but chooses to forget his problems partying and being with girl after girl. But every female on campus still wants to be with him.

Livie’s parents died and she only has her sister Kasey left to look after her. Livie’s is the perfect child, trying to fulfil her parents wishes, trying to make them proud. Kasey took the alternative route until they met Dr Stayner. The psychiatrist helps Kasey get back on track but now Kasey thinks Livie needs help to live like a real teenager. To stop being just what her parents wanted her to be.

Somehow Livie gets caught up in Ashton’s life. The stress and problems stem from here because Livie’s boyfriend is Ashton’s best friend, Conner.

***SPOILER ALERT***
I didn’t much enjoy the way the story was told. Dr Stayner’s presense, suggestions, advice and character just didn’t work for me. Totally out of place and unprofessional.

I fell for Ashton. I should have liked Conner more as he was cast as perfect boyfriend material, but Conner didn’t feel right. I shouldn’t have liked the way Livie was behaving but it didn’t feel like she was being such a bad girl because Conner just didn’t feel right. Usually I would feel the guilt and feel the hate.

I enjoyed the storyline and I loved the parts with both Ashton and Livie but that was barely enough to rate his book a 3. Apologies but I would not recommend this book.

Written by Ling Lee (18/01/17)

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What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty (Book Review #108)

I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.

(Finished Reading 05/01/17
My 1st book this year.)

Alice bumped her head and after waking up at hospital, her life is quite a shock. She has lost every memory within the last 10years of her life. It’s amazing what can happen in 10years. She is 39 but thinks she is 29.

Her marriage, kids, family relationships and friendships have taken a huge turn, but she cannot remember HOW she has become this person that she definitely dislikes.

***SPOILER ALERT***

I really enjoyed this book and found it fascinating how Alice became a complete new person in 10years.

I love how we go through events with her as she learns ‘new’ things about herself everyday and is completely shocked by the type of person she has become. I love the memories,the pain and the drama.

I wish her memory returning was more subtle. I would have preferred to learn about Alice much more slowly rather than a quick conclusion summarised within the final 10% of the book.

I love Nick and Alice together. I really enjoyed reliving Alice’s younger years as she catches up to reality.

Definitely a recommended read. Now I am at a loss as to what to read next.

Written by Ling Lee
(05/01/17)

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