During my exams I found some great Netgalley reads. Sadly I didn’t get enough time to finish them since I’ve been spending time with family over the festive season. So my December TBR is more like a 2017 TBR. I hate the idea of going into 2017 with books from the previous year but it can’t be helped. Here are some of the books I’m hoping to finish before 2017 or in the first week of 2017:
1) Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen- I love Sarina Bowen’s writing and novels. There’s something so real about them and you can’t help but fall in love with the characters. I don’t remember much of what this book is about (I read the synopsis a while back but I want to go into this book completely free from any spoilers).
2) Gilded Cage by Vic James- when I just think about this book, I get butterflies. I’ve seen it on Booktube and I can’t believe I managed to get it
3) Bookish Ever After by Isabel Bandeira- This book follows the story of a bookworm who uses her favourite books as a guide for her love life. I felt like this book was about me so I can’t wait to get back to reading it.
4) The Duke by Kerrigan Byrne- This is a historical romance and I love historical romance so enough said.
What books are you hoping to finish before 2016 ends? I’d love to know below.
Refuse by Joanne Macgregor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“Refuse” picks up instantly after the thrilling cliffhanger in “Recoil”. Jinxy is captured and taken in for questioning. The great thing about this book is that it does eventually provide a recap of the previous book. This is really helpful since I couldn’t really remember precisely what the government’s real agenda was.
Jinxy finds out that her ex-boyfriend’s brother is being held in the same facility that she is and she’s desperate to get him out (she was the one who put him in there in the first place).
To do this she has to get back into the organisation that captured and tortured her. Cam Jinxy stand to go back to the people who think nothing of torturing a child? Will she even be accepted back into an organisation that thinks of her as a traitor to their cause?
This book was such a rollercoaster ride of emotions. I hated some characters with such intensity and I loved other characters with the same intensity. My favourite part of Joanne Macgregor’s writing is that she always creates characters that are well-fleshed out and real. (Honestly I started this series to see more of Macgregor’s great characterisation but stayed for the intriguing plot). The characters in “Refuse” certainly do not disappoint. I especially enjoyed seeing how characters have developed since the first book.
I loved that this book had the same fast-paced action as the first one. Jinxy has so many unique skills that help her throughout the novel. At several points I literally had to put the book down to absorb all the clever things she found or did.
“Refuse” was a wonderful read but again, I strongly believe this is a series that should be binge-read. The book was 50 chapters which I found intimidating at first but at the end I really wanted more.
I think this series is one of the most unique and believable dystopian books around. The issues with the government in this series is something we see everyday.
I strongly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys YA fiction or dystopian novels. Hell, read it even if you don’t like dystopian novels. This is just that great of a read. I found this book impossible to step away from.
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