Mini reviews #16

Devil and the Bluebird
Devil and the Bluebird by Jennifer Mason-Black
Publisher/Year: May 17th 2016 Amulet Books
Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley
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Rating: 3/5
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.

I was really intrigued by this book, because I love anything to do with music, and this was a concept I'd never heard of before. However, I didn't end up enjoying it as much as I thought I would. For me, it wasn't panned out well enough, and I felt that too many secondary characters were introduced throughout the story and were never properly fleshed out or made real. I did enjoy the family element to the story, and it was never bad, but I think I just wanted it to be better.

The Girl in the Blue CoatThe Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
Publisher/Year: April 21st 2016 Macmillan Children's
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 love Historical Fiction, and particularly fiction set around either WWI or WWII, so this interested me when I saw it on NetGalley. I liked how it wasn't set in either England or Germany, but instead focused on another country involved. I thought Hanneke's job was so interesting, and I loved the thrill it gave me reading about the danger of providing things to all the different people. This showed me a side to the war that isn't thought of, and whether it's at all true or not, I really enjoyed it.



Kook
Kook by Chris Vick

Publisher/Year: April 7th 2016 HarperCollins Children's
Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley
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Rating: 3/5

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This book was a good contemporary read with a bit of substance and depth, more than simply just a love story. I enjoyed the fact that this came from a UK author, set in Cornwall because I would like to read more authors form my country. The premise of this book is quite rare, as I've never come across another book about surfing, particularly set over here. However, the story itself was nothing more than okay. None of the characters really stood out for me and unfortunately I couldn't rate it any higher than 3 stars.

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