Mini reviews #18

My Favourite Manson Girl
My Favourite Manson Girl by Alison Umminger
Publisher/Year: June 7th 2016 Atom
Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley
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Rating: 4/5
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.

This book piqued me interest in two ways - the beautiful cover and the Charles Manson aspect. (I am very interested in all things true crime and serial killers). This book was completely different to any other contemporary I've read before, and I really enjoyed it! This book has so many different elements to it, and they all come together. It is unlike any other L.A. - set, Hollywood book, and yet it doesn't shy away from those parts either. I will be looking out for Umminger's next work eagerly.

Paper ButterfliesPaper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield
Publisher/Year: June 30th 2016 Electric Monkey
Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley
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Rating: 4/5
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.

I have been interested in reading one of Heathfield's books for a while now, so I was very happy when I got approved for this. This book really struck me and I've thought about it quite a lot since finishing it. Paper Butterflies is an extremely heavy read, but an important one too. It may be too much for some people, but I think that shows just how good of a book it is. You really become connected with June throughout the story, so much so that her life almost becomes yours for the period of time. A haunting read.


You Before Anyone Else
You Before Anyone Else by Julie Cross
Publisher/Year: August 2nd 2016 Sourcebooks Fire
Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley
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Rating: 4/5
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.

I was really in the mood for a cheesy, slightly crap romance novel - and this was not it. In some ways, it was so much better, because it was actually a decent book with developed characters and an interesting story, but I found it to be lacking in the one aspect I really wanted it to be full of: the romance. I really enjoyed the whole "models in NYC" storyline, and I thought it was a good standalone contemporary, but I wanted more emphasis on the build-up of their relationship.

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