Book Review: The Girl in the Broken Mirror (Blog Tour)

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Girl in the Broken Mirror international blog tour

 

I want to thank Savita Kalhan for asking me to join the blog tour for her wonderful book, it’s a real honour to be a part of this as the subject is very important and everything about this book touched me entirely.

This hadn’t influenced my review, nor my rating for this book in any way.

I encourage you to check the other blog hosts, they are all amazing bloggers and I’m sure their reviews are going to be stellar!

 

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Book Review : Rosie Loves Jack

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 ★★★★☆

Rosie loves Jack. Jack loves Rosie. So when they’re split up, Rosie will do anything to find the boy who makes the sun shine in her head. Even run away from home. Even cross London and travel to Brighton alone, though the trains are cancelled and the snow is falling. Even though any girl might find that hard, let alone a girl with Down’s syndrome. See the world through new eyes in this one-in-a-million story about fighting for the freedoms that we often take for granted: independence, tolerance and love.

 

This book is everything. I adored reading Rosie’s tale, her dedication to Jack and their relationship was amazing to read about, the lengths she went to stay with him and help him. It was phenomenal. I have never read a book with a protagonist who suffered from Down’s Syndrome and this book made me aware of many more things that I didn’t know about. The author, Mel Darbon, has helped people with learning disabilities through her voluntary work and it shows because Rosie’s characterization is very thoughtful and realistic.

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Books I will probably never read tag

   Since I’ve made a tag about books I haven’t read yet, but I intend on reading, I think it’s only logical to do this tag next. Let’s get it started!

 

1. A really hyped book that you’re not interested in reading

 

 

I’m not interested in any of those books anymore, I wanted to read both of them when they first came out (and they were really hyped back then too), but now I don’t really care about them. I don’t want to read Slammed because I’m wary about books that contain the teacher x student trope, I just don’t like it. I find it very awkward and just not okay since the teacher comes from a position of authority and he’s usually much more mature and should know better. Rebel Belle – I don’t have a serious reason for not being interested in it anymore, it’s just that my TBR is very long and I don’t think I’ll get to it, ever.

 

2. A series you won’t start/won’t be finishing

I have two answers for this one and one of them is very unpopular. Sorry about it.

Firstly, there’s The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas, I’ve read the first three books and I enjoyed them, but it was going downhill from there. I tried to read Queen of Shadows, but I gave up on it after a while because I despise Rowan (sorry, not sorry!). I’ve lost count of the many love interests and Celaena got very annoying, also I don’t like the treatment Chaol got.

Then there’s the Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, I’ve read only the first book and I feel like this is a huge mess. The power system is similar to the Grisha series, there’s a competition similar to The Selection, there’s a love triangle including brothers. Ordinary girl finds out she has powers and suddenly she has to live in the castle, she’s betrayed and so on (it sounds very similar to the Shadow & Bone plot to me). So, no, I won’t finish this series because of the lack of originality, but also because I only like the villain in this series.

 

3. A classic you’re just not interested in

 

 

Nothing really comes into my mind, but I suppose Love in the Time of Cholera & War and Peace are classics I won’t read anytime soon, if ever. I’ve tried to read the first a while ago and I disliked the writing style, couldn’t relate to the characters. War and Peace is just very huge and intimidating, I’m not interested into reading it yet because I don’t have the time for it.

 

4. A genre you never read

I like to try everything, but Historical Romance and Non-fiction are some genres that I rarely reach for. The only non-fictional books that I read are psychology books because I’m majoring in psych and even with those, it’s hard to find some that attract me as much as fictional books do. I think I’ve only read one historical romance book (it was a gift and I think I only gave it 2 stars), anyway, I think with this genre, it’s more of a problem that I don’t know what to begin with. There are so many books, series and I don’t know which are great and which aren’t.

 

5. A book on your shelves you’ll probably never read

 

I don’t think I’ll read anything by Nicholas Sparks, to be honest, I enjoy his movies, they are great guilty pleasures, but I rarely enjoy reading books that only focus on the romance. It’s just a particular taste, I know many people enjoy reading romance-packed books, but I’m not one of them.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children just has a weird relationship (I got spoiled about it, thank god!) and I just find it problematic.

What are some books you will never read and why? Tell me in the comments.