Review: I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin

33916153I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin

Published September 5th 2017

Dear Best Friend,
I can already tell that I will hate everyone but you.
Sincerely,
Ava Helmer
(that brunette who won’t leave you alone)

We’re still in the same room, you weirdo.
Stop crying.
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So begins a series of texts and emails sent between two best friends, Ava and Gen, as they head off to their first semesters of college on opposite sides of the country. From first loves to weird roommates, heartbreak, self-discovery, coming out and mental health, the two best friends will document every moment to each other. But as each changes and grows into her new life, will their friendship be able to survive the distance?

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I bought this book solely because the title reminded me so strongly of my best friend and I. I’m not normally a fan of books with a text/email writing format but it worked so well for this book and I think Gaby and Allison did a great job writing in this style.
I didn’t really relate to the characters in the way I was hoping I would but I definitely related to the workings of their friendship. My best friend and I are long distance so the struggles the characters went through of being so far away really hit home for me.
I really loved the character development of both girls. It was beautifully done and I was really impressed.
There was a few slow spots towards the middle of the book but since it’s such a quick read, it didn’t bother me that much.
What I loved most about I Hate Everyone But You is how it’s clearly thoughtfully written. I wasn’t expecting it to be written so well but Gaby and Allison are very talented and I’m excited to read any books they put out in the future.

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Review: Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent

19099368Unravelling Oliver  by Liz Nugent

Published March 6th 2014

“I expected more of a reaction the first time I hit her.”

So begins Liz Nugent’s astonishing debut novel—a chilling, elegantly crafted, and psychologically astute exploration of the nature of evil.

Oliver Ryan, handsome, charismatic, and successful, has long been married to his devoted wife, Alice. Together they write and illustrate award-winning children’s books; their life together one of enviable privilege and ease—until, one evening after a delightful dinner, Oliver delivers a blow to Alice that renders her unconscious, and subsequently beats her into a coma.

In the aftermath of such an unthinkable event, as Alice hovers between life and death, the couple’s friends, neighbors, and acquaintances try to understand what could have driven Oliver to commit such a horrific act. As his story unfolds, layers are peeled away to reveal a life of shame, envy, deception, and masterful manipulation.

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An unsolicited copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher

This book wasn’t for me and in my opinion, it was a complete mess. From a horribly sexist main character with no redeemable characteristics to random racist characters that are completely pointless to the story to an overall messy writing style, this book was truly terrible. I always strive for positivity in my reviews even if I personally didn’t like it but I can’t think of one good thing about this book.
I know the main character was written to be unlikable but I was left infuriated by every character in this book and I actually threw the book away from me at some points because it made me so angry.
This book was a waste of my time and I wish I had just put the book aside after the first few chapters and not finished it.

 

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March Read Along and Giveaway!

March is around the corner and we’re all thinking about what we’re going to read. I know my TBR pile is a good four books tall right now, but there’s one that I’m looking forward to reading and hoping all of you will read it with me and Taylor. For the month of March Taylor and I will be reading  The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine and we hope you’ll all join us through means of social media and goodreads discussions.

We’ll be using #bibliomonthlyreads as a tag on instagram, twitter, tumblr and facebook. And when using these tags you’ll automatically be entered to win in our read along giveaway this month for a copy of  A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas! So please join us in enjoying this newly released book! And please comment with any questions at all!

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March Read Along Giveaway!

Today we’re announcing our give away book for the month of March! and as a reminder here’s what we reading for our March Read Along!

23299513The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine
Published: February 16, 2016

Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.

In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman…and bring her Lorelai’s heart.

But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.


We’ll be reading this book for the month of March and we’ll be posting to social media using our #bibliomonthlyreads . This hashtag is to be used throughout instagram, twitter, and facebook.  So please join us in reading and enjoying (or not, we never know) this book! We’ll be also doing a give away with this book, as per usual.

This whole year will be spent as a giveaway year due to the fact that Bibliophile Gathering is one year old this year! And we could never have gotten this far without you our followers and fellow readers.

And for the month of March, We’ll be giving away:

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A thrilling, seductive new series from New York Timesbestselling author Sarah J. Maas, blending Beauty and the Beastwith faerie lore.

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it… or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!


 

And as a reminder here’s our schedule for the rest of the year, give away books to be announced soon!

March 2016- The Shadow Queen by C.D. Redwine
April 2016- Tell The Wind And Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan
May 2016- The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye
June 2016- This Savage Song – Victoria Schwab *We’ll be reading this with Bibliophile Academy Group*
July 2016- Down With the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn
August 2016- The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter
September 2016- A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
October 2016- The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith
November 2016- Heartless by Marissa Meyer *We’ll be reading this with Bibliophile Academy Group*
December 2016- Dead Girls Society by Michelle Krys

March Read Along Announcement!

Book-of-The-MonthHey everyone! We’re announcing our Read Along for March book today! It’s an exciting new release that’s actually been getting a good chunk of hype from what I’ve been seeing. I’m super excited to announce this book because I’m getting back into fantasy and I’m sooooo excited for this.

23299513The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine
Published: February 16, 2016

Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.

In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman…and bring her Lorelai’s heart.

But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.


We’ll be reading this book for the month of March and we’ll be posting to social media using our #bibliomonthlyreads . This hashtag is to be used throughout instagram, twitter, and facebook.  So please join us in reading and enjoying (or not, we never know) this book! We’ll be also doing a give away with this book, as per usual.

This whole year will be spent as a giveaway year due to the fact that Bibliophile Gathering is one year old this year! And we could never have gotten this far without you our followers and fellow readers.

And as a reminder here’s our schedule for the rest of the year, give away books to be announced soon!

March 2016- The Shadow Queen by C.D. Redwine
April 2016- Tell The Wind And Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan
May 2016- The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye
June 2016- This Savage Song – Victoria Schwab *We’ll be reading this with Bibliophile Academy Group*
July 2016- Down With the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn
August 2016- The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter
September 2016- A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
October 2016- The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith
November 2016- Heartless by Marissa Meyer *We’ll be reading this with Bibliophile Academy Group*
December 2016- Dead Girls Society by Michelle Krys

Maybe Someday Read Along

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Hey guys,

Hope you’re having a great month so far! Just a quick reminder that we’re still going through with our Maybe Someday read along! Please feel free to join in whenever you please, our goodreads group has it’s discussion boards up and ready for whenever you’re all ready to join with us!

Also remember, if you post to social media use the #bibliomonthlyreads and we’ll be picking a winner for our To All The Boys I Loved Before giveaway! The book we’re giving away is signed by Jenny Han herself!

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February Read Along Starts Monday!

As most of you have noticed we’re doing a read along every  month the 2016 schedule has been posted both on our facebook page and our goodreads group. So taking January as a time to re-group and figure out everything for a read-along.

Our read along is starting in just 2 days! Although I’ve had trouble finding Maybe Someday, I know a lot of you have physical copies and love love love Colleen Hoover! We’re so excited to read this book together. Especially me since it’s my first Hoover book!

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover!

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At twenty-two years old, Sydney is enjoying a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers that Hunter is cheating on her—and she’s forced to decide what her next move should be.

Soon, Sydney finds herself captivated by her mysterious and attractive neighbor, Ridge. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the passionate way he plays his guitar every evening out on his balcony. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either. They soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one.

A passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance, Maybe Someday will immerse readers in Sydney’s tumultuous world from the very first page.


We’ve been working to figure out a hashtag for this lovely read along, as well as re-working our goodreads page. Please join it for the discussion portion of the read along!  But as you know, we’ve been having a few give aways with our read alongs. And I’m more than happy to let you all know, we’ll be giving away a SIGNED copy of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han!

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny HanTo All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.

We’ll let you know how we will be choosing the winner of the give away, but we’ll announce hashtags, goodreads discussions, and more closer to the begin date of the read along.

Happy Reading!

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Read Along 2016 Schedule

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Hey everyone! We’re doing something different this year, we’re posting a schedule for the rest of the year! Just so everyone can have a heads up on what we plan on reading. We’d like to give ample time for you to take a look at what we’re reading and decide whether or not you’d be interested in joining us. The schedule is also posted on our goodreads page. Please join our page in order to fully discuss the books we’ll be reading together as well as using our blog hashtag #BiblioMonthlyReads when participating in our read alongs. Without further ado, here’s our 2016 schedule!

February 2016- Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover                                                                               March 2016 – A Tyranny of Petticoats by Jessica Spotswood
April 2016- Tell The Wind And Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan
May 2016- The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye
June 2016- This Savage Song – Victoria Schwab *We’ll be reading this with Bibliophile Academy Group*
July 2016- Down With the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn
August 2016- The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter
September 2016- A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
October 2016- The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith
November 2016- Heartless by Marissa Meyer *We’ll be reading this with Bibliophile Academy Group*
December 2016- Dead Girls Society by Michelle Krys

We’re working hand in hand with Bibliophile Academy for some of these read alongs where we’ll have a nice big group of people reading. And hopefully that’ll be the case for ALL months. We’re really excited for this year and February is a great month to kick this all off because it’ll be our 1st full year as a blog! So we’re looking to kick off the 1 year mark on a very high note with all of you. We love you all so much for following us through all our reviews and read alongs! And we can’t wait to read many more pages together.

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Read Along Announcement and More Info

Book-of-The-Month

As most of you have noticed we’re doing a read along every OTHER month. So taking January as a time to re-group and figure out everything for a read-along. We finally decided on a book! And I’m really excited about it. It’s an author I’ve never read before and I’ve heard great things about said author. And ALSO we’ll be doing another giveaway. But without further ado, our February 2016 read along book is….

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover!

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At twenty-two years old, Sydney is enjoying a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers that Hunter is cheating on her—and she’s forced to decide what her next move should be.

Soon, Sydney finds herself captivated by her mysterious and attractive neighbor, Ridge. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the passionate way he plays his guitar every evening out on his balcony. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either. They soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one.

A passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance, Maybe Someday will immerse readers in Sydney’s tumultuous world from the very first page.


We’ve been working to figure out a hashtag for this lovely read along, as well as re-working our goodreads page. Please join it for the discussion portion of the read along!  But as you know, we’ve been having a few give aways with our read alongs. And I’m more than happy to let you all know, we’ll be giving away a SIGNED copy of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han!

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny HanTo All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.

 

 

We’ll let you know how we will be choosing the winner of the give away, but we’ll announce hashtags, goodreads discussions, and more closer to the begin date of the read along.

Happy Reading!

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February Read Along Announcement

Book-of-The-Month

As most of you have noticed we’re doing a read along every OTHER month. So taking January as a time to re-group and figure out everything for a read-along. We finally decided on a book! And I’m really excited about it. It’s an author I’ve never read before and I’ve heard great things about said author. And ALSO we’ll be doing another giveaway. But without further ado, our February 2016 read along book is….

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover!

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At twenty-two years old, Sydney is enjoying a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers that Hunter is cheating on her—and she’s forced to decide what her next move should be.

Soon, Sydney finds herself captivated by her mysterious and attractive neighbor, Ridge. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the passionate way he plays his guitar every evening out on his balcony. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either. They soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one.

A passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance, Maybe Someday will immerse readers in Sydney’s tumultuous world from the very first page.

We’re debating over a hashtag to use over social media. But we really do hope you guys join us for this. Colleen Hoover has been busting out so many books and they’re all so highly rated we wanted to share the experience of reading one together. Plus, the romancy stuff helps for Valentine’s Day

Happy Reading!

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