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Hooked by Liz Fichera | Bitching Review

Early Review: Played by Liz FicheraTitle: Played
Author
:  Liz Fichera
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Goodreads synopsis:

This Game Is Getting All Too Real
He said: 
I like to keep under the radar and mostly hang out with my friends from the rez. But when I saved Riley Berenger from falling off a mountain, that rich suburban princess decided to try to save me.
She said:
 If I can help Sam Tracy win the heart of the girl he can’t get over, I’ll pay him back for helping me. I promised him I would, no matter what it takes.

My thoughts: To be honest this book confused me, it just seemed rushed and all over the place, but being fair I haven’t read the first book in the series ‘Hooked’. This book is a romance about a girl (Riley) and a guy (Sam), who go to a leadership conference together and when they are doing a challenge in the woods Riley falls down a cliff sort of thing, Sam goes down and saves her but they are stuck and have to spend the night. Sam tells Riley he is in love with her brothers girlfriend  and she makes it her mission to get them together. They go through the whole ‘sexual tension’ and what not throughout the book until the predictably get together in the end. This book wasn’t for me, it was an easy read and you didn’t have to think in it but it’s not something I’d rush out and get. I’d recommend this book for the 12-15 year olds that like romance.

Grade : 3/5

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Don’t even think about it by Sarah Mlynowski |Bitching Review

Title: Don’t even think about itDon't even think about it
Author
:  Sarah Mlynowski
Genre: YA Paranormal

Goodreads synopsis: We weren’t always like this. We used to be average New York City high school sophomores. Until our homeroom went for flu shots. We were prepared for some side effects. Maybe a headache. Maybe a sore arm. We definitely didn’t expect to get telepathic powers. But suddenly we could hear what everyone was thinking. Our friends. Our parents. Our crushes. Now we all know that Tess is in love with her best friend, Teddy. That Mackenzie cheated on Cooper. That, um, Nurse Carmichael used to be a stripper.
Since we’ve kept our freakish skill a secret, we can sit next to the class brainiac and ace our tests. We can dump our boyfriends right before they dump us. We know what our friends really think of our jeans, our breath, our new bangs. We always know what’s coming. Some of us will thrive. Some of us will crack. None of us will ever be the same.

My thoughts: So basically this was about a group of highschoolers who get their flu shot, but the batch their homeroom got was botched. They all got telepathy and a purple tint in their eyes. They go through finding out about the telepathy, using it and all the troubles it comes with then deciding whether to keep it or not. To be honest, this book wasn’t for me but it was a good book. I feel that it would be suited towards younger audiences, probably in the 11-14 age range as I don’t think the content will appeal to older teen readers. It’s a cute, light, funny book and it deals with issues that pre-teens/younger teens face like body image, popularity, anxiety and friendships and relationships just to name a few. For me it seemed the humor in  this book was kind of juvenile and some of the content aswell. The perspective in this book jumps around a bit, which drove me crazy at the start though it works in the overall concept of the book. Instead of an ‘I’ point of view it was ‘we’, it was all the students telling the story, with random interjections at times which made it a little confusing.
Overall this was a decent book though it would be suited to a younger audience.

Grade : 3/5

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