All The Rage has been on my radar for months. I've seen a few friends read it and I've had people recommend it to me. I knew I was going to read it. I just wasn't sure when.
I read it a little over a week ago and I can't stop thinking about this. I keep going back to this book, back to Romy and her story and the story of the other characters in this book. Including the characters I felt nothing but anger for.
This book was impossible for me to put down. Every time I told myself to take a break, that I was getting angry, I would keep reading. When it was almost finished and I didn't want it to be over soon, I urged myself to take a breather. But I didn't.
Once I was finished this book, I let out a big sigh and went over it all in my head.
The rage I felt while reading this lasted for hours after.
All The Rage is not an easy book. This is not the book to read if you want a sweet YA romance. Because this is not that story.
This is a story about rape. About rape culture. And about the aftermath for the victim of a rape, who is not believed for the most part and who has to live in a town where people judge her for telling the truth.
This book is brutal and real and honest.
All The Rage is not a graphic book. But it doesn't need to be. Romy's thoughts and feelings alone are enough to leave an impact and enough to make me want to recommend this again and again.
I'm pretty new to Suku Fleet's books. I've read one other one and have been meaning to read more ever since. I'm glad I chose this as my second read of hers because it's the type of book I normally read. Sad and heavy at times, with some sweet moments and some steam.
I love the writing. Suki Fleet's writing is beautiful and always sucks me in. This book is in first person present tense, which I know will put some people off. But if that doesn't bother you and you like deeper books, then I would definitely recommend taking a chance on this.
Josh, our MC, was a little hard to like in the beginning. He grew on me over the course of the book. I ended up loving him. Josh is a survivor. He survived crippling mental illness that left him unable to cope with day to day life. It led him to multiple attempts to end it all, until he finally got the help he needed. But even after getting that help, he wasn't fully there.
Angus won me over almost immediately. He was such a sweet guy and I really liked his personality. He had his struggles, too, but was genuinely a really sweet person.
I loved the two of them together, when Josh finally gave in and admitted he liked Angus. Seeing their relationship develop filled me with hope.
I'm really looking forward to reading more from this author. I think I'm onto a new favourite of mine!
BR with Cristina!
I'm really loving this series! Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell make an awesome writing team. Their books are amazing and always grip me and leave me not wanting to put the book down until it's over.
So okay, I have to admit, I was a tiny bit nervous about this book. I had a feeling I would love it because Strong Signal was all kinds of amazing and left me with a happy smile and feeling content. But I knew one of the MC's in this had kids and that's not always my favourite things in books. However, it worked really well here. I loved Luke's kids and his ex-wife, who was all kinds of awesome, too.
Dominic really grew on me from the first book. He was my favourite of the two here. I loved the way he did his best for his family, even if I didn't always believe they deserved it. And when he finally stood up for himself, I was so freaking happy.
Luke took some time to grow on me. He was an ass at first and while I got it to a point, the way he treated Dominic bugged me. But once he won me over, he really won me over and I couldn't have loved him more. Some of his parenting moments made me laugh out loud, too.
Duffy, Dominic's dad, was a difficult character. I never really forgave him for the way he was for the best part of the book. His turn around did seem real enough. But I don't know if I fully cared. Although I was glad for Dominic and his sister.
The ending was perfect. After all the ups and downs in Luke and Dominic's relationship, it was so good to see them happy. So good!
I really liked this!
Suki Fleet is one of those authors I noticed around for a while, but never really got around to reading her bools. So I decided I was going to try something of hers and a friend suggested this would be the best place to start.
She was right.
This short was exactly what I needed to read right now. It worked for me in the moment and has left me with a hopeful smile on my face.
The book only spans a couple of days. But those two days are all it took for me to invest in Ally and Levi's story. It has left me wanting more. Much more. I'll be eagerly awaiting more of their story and I'm excited to see where they go.
Oh, and I really want Rob to suffer the consequences of his actions.
Te quiero might be the first book I've read from this author, but I promise it won't be my last.
I'm trying to process my thoughts on this as I type but I keep coming back to wow. This book was a journey. An emotional, trying and sometimes painful journey. But it was so worth it.
This is one of those books I devour in one sitting and can't stop thinking about a long time after I finish.
I loved Broken. I loved how it dealt with mental illness and how real it felt to me. James's struggle was so very real to me. It felt like I was being sucked in every time his POV came up. It was hard for me to read his internal struggles and to see how distant he felt from everyone.
I loved him. Yes, he was arrogant and cocky, but there was something about him that I found likable. I also loved Theo. They were the perfect match and it was enjoyable to see their relationship grow. It was a bit of fun in what was really a heavy book.
The secondary characters were great. I especially loved James and Theo's brothers. I also really liked Theo's mum and best friend, Tess.
One of the characters I hated? James's mum.
There aren't enough words to describe my hatred for that woman. I could not stand her and felt my blood boil every time she appeared on page. I'm so glad she wasn't in this a lot, because I couldn't have taken it. And I'm not sure how James and Max could stand her being around. Yes, she was their mum, but God. That woman.
This isn't going to be the book for everyone. There are triggers in this and some will find it very hard to read. But if you like emotional books that deal with serious issues, then this will be the book for you.
This book was a little bit of a surprise for me. I know I've loved the other books in this series and everything from K.J. Charles that I read before, but Richard is not my favourite character, so I was a little unsure about this one.
A Gentleman's Position was just as amazing as all of K.J. Charles other books. I loved it pretty much straight away and I got caught up in Richard and Cyprian's story.
I love Cyprian. He's always been a character I wanted to find out more about and I'm delighted I had the chance. He's one of my three favourite characters in this series (Harry and Cyrus being the other two). He helped me fall in love with this book and is part of the reason, as well as the authors fantastic writing, I have softened towards Richard.
I'm never going to be a Richard super fan. But I like him a lot more now than I have in previous books. His past, as well as getting his thoughts and feelings, really helped me understand him more and I came to like him more and more, after some struggles along the way.
This book had me in stitches. I wasn't expecting it to be so funny. But thanks to Cyrpian's brilliant plan, which I did see coming, I couldn't hold back my laughter. That scene is a standout for me in this whole series and cemented this book as one of my favourites.
I'm sad to see the series end. But I'm glad these characters have found their own happy endings and I really hope we get to catch up with them from time to time.
“I hope your team is ready, Sloane,” Sparks said as she headed for the door. “You’re going to have to be if you want to get Dex back alive.”