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Mini Reviews: All The Truth That's In Me, The Queen's Fool and The Cure For Dreaming

Hello! So, I've recently read a lot of books that aren't "new", and although I've missed the review flurry around them, I still wanted to feature them on the blog!
I've decided to do a short series of "mini reviews" to round them up. If anyone want's to see my thoughts of any of them in the usual format leave a comment and I'll see if there's any popular ones!

My first mini-review post featured If I Stay, The Rosie Project and The List.
This time round; All The Truth That's In Me, The Queen's Fool and The Cure For Dreaming.


All The Truth That's In Me by Julie Berry

In a nutshell: Girl with no tongue struggles with love, trauma and secrets.
Condensed thoughts: This was a really surprising book. I didn't know it was set in an historic time period, and the short chapters and sharp scene shifts were new and interesting. It was also written in the second person which I had never read before. All in all ATTTIM was very intriguing, exciting and very different to your usual YA mystery - definitely recommended!

Rating: ★★


The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory

In a nutshell: Girl who sees angels and predicts the future pretends to be a boy in the queen's court.
Condensed thoughts: I felt that The Queen's Fool was very different to previous books I have read by Philippa Gregory. The melodrama lacked in place of superstitious paranormal... It was a bit weird. Once I had surrendered to it, though, I liked the story, and Hannah's character was really likeable.

Rating: ★★


The Cure For Dreaming by Cat Winters

In a nutshell: Olivia is hypnotized to see where evil lies, and fights for women's rights.
Condensed thoughts: I really enjoyed The Cure For Dreaming for it's hypnotic themes and quirky characters. The descriptions of Olivia's "true sight" were brilliant and the whole book felt really well placed in it's time frame. I loved the not-so-subtext was of women's rights - and Olivia was the perfect character to play with these ideas and situations; strong willed and determined, but also young and quite innocent. This book has so many things going on, delivered in a fun and entertaining package!

Rating: ★★

2 comments

  1. Leah @ The Pretty Good Gatsby6 December 2014 at 15:39

    Not only have I had fantastic luck lately with YA Thrillers, but I've also head amazing things about All the Truth That's in Me! I'm thinking I need to look into this book!

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  2. Do it! You won't find anything else like it :) hope you enjoy it! X

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