"Carey and Amelia have been best friends forever. Then Amelia starts being trolled by SweetFreak, a mysterious and hateful online account, and Carey is accused of being behind the vicious comments.
Shut out by her other friends and shunned by Amelia, Carey is determined to find out who's really sending the messages. But as the online threats spill over into real life, events start spiralling out of control...
Can Carey expose the real SweetFreak before it's too late?"
'SweetFreak' by Sophie McKenzie is a YA mystery thriller, following Carey who has been accused of sending horrible messages to her best friend Amelia under the alias of SweetFreak. Although juvenile in places, this was a very gripping read and whenever a new suspect appeared I fully believed that it must be them. I didn't see the end coming, and although I didn't like the way it wrapped up, it was a great read and had me desperate to finish.
There are a number of problems that we bibliophiles come across in our lives but, whilst choosing our next read, which books to take on holiday and deciding wether to colour coordinate or alphabetise our shelves are all daunting tasks, there is no feat as impossible as deciding if we should 'DNF'.
'DNF', though I'm sure you all know, means 'Did Not Finish'. It's a taboo topic and often bare goodreads shelf. Nobody wants to admit they spent hours of their lives on a book only to give up halfway through. Nobody wants to get halfway through a book and not finish it and not be counted towards their reading goals. But sometimes... Sometimes we just have to let go of the tome we thought we would love but actually kind of despise before it ruins the rest of our books for us.
PSA: This post is a mess. I'm sorry. I'm just rambling away and pouring out my stress and anxiety lol.
One of the best and worst things about being a book blogger is receiving ARCs/Review copies of books.
On one hand, free books, sometimes pre-publication to review. But on the other: P R E S S U R E. Oh my good lord. ARCs stress. me. out. Don't get me wrong - I LOVE the fact publishers want to send me their books and I LOVE reading them... it's just sometimes I accept a book to review and then... I'm just not in the mood.
Back in July, I was contacted by Fledgling Press about 'Wants of the Silent' by Moira McPartlin, which is Book 2 in the Sun Song Trilogy. The first book in the series is 'Ways of the Doomed' which just so happened to be the first book I was ever approached to review back in 2015 so of course I wanted to read book two! So why, two months later, have I not reviewed it yet?
About two years ago, I won a competition on FaceBook with a local photographer and somehow we both forgot about it until a few months ago when the photographer was going through her documents and realised I still had my shoot to use. Long story short, we set up a shoot about a week later and me being me, of course I brought along some books!
Since I have a fairly decent Wicked collection, I took a few of his books along and I am so thrilled with the results! I got a lot of pictures - some more portfolio/headshot types - but today I wanted to share a couple of my favourite bookish ones with you all!
This month was full of Fringe Festival madness so reading took a bit of a backseat for me. I still managed to read 7 or 8 books as I was attempting to catch up with my reading challenge and thus chose a lot of fairly small, less than 200 page books; but this last week or two has been a struggle. I've been so uninspired and so overwhelmed by all the books I have to read that I've been putting off finishing what I am reading so I don't have to worry about choosing something else!
August was definitely a meh reading month in terms of my opinion, also. Only two books surpassed the 3 star mark and even then none got anywhere near 5 stars. However, I'm soldiering on and although I was fairly disappointed with a lot of these books, I'm still glad I read them.