Twitteresque Reviews : This Song Will Save Your Life, Not a Drop to Drink, The Carrier & The Winner’s Curse

January 7, 2015 Twitteresque Reviews 19 ★★★★

Twitteresque reviews are for books where I don’t feel like writing a full review but I want to give you a flavour of how I felt during the book.  All in 140 characters or less!

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Or you could call them lazy blogger reviews but doesn’t twitteresque sound better!  Yes, I think so too.  If you want to find out more about any of the books, clicking on the images will take you to Goodreads.

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This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

This Song Will Save Your Life

4.5 stars

A lovely story about finding the confidence to just be you.  So easy to identify and empathise with.  And some great music too.  Highly recommended.

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Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Not A Drop To Drink by Mindy McGinnis

3 stars
Interesting but slow paced.  If I felt more emotionally attached to the characters, might have been a higher rating.  I don’t feel the need to finish the series though.

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The Carrier by Sophie Hannah

The Carrier by Sophie Hannah

3 stars

I love parts.  The writing style and thoughts of the characters were highlights.  The pace was choppy though & I lost interest a little.  But still okay just not great.

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The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

The Winner's Curse

4 stars

Loved it.  Loved the worldbuilding, the historical feel mixed with a made up world, all the strategy, the politics and the plotting.  And the forbidden love troupe!

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Bookish Chat : Have you read any of these and what did you think of them? Are there any that you are interested in reading? 
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19 Responses to “Twitteresque Reviews : This Song Will Save Your Life, Not a Drop to Drink, The Carrier & The Winner’s Curse”

  1. Rachel

    I just picked up This Song Will Save Your Life – I sat on the fence for a while before getting it, but I got it for £2 in the sale and thought I’d give it a go. Excited to see your high rating for it, because we usually have pretty similar tastes. The Winner’s Curse is one I’ve been thinking about too, though now I know it’s a series, I’ll likely hold off a little while. I’m in the middle of Throne of Glass, and really can’t cope with falling in love with another series only to have to wait forever for them all to be released!
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    • trish

      I’m banning myself from starting new series as I just can’t keep up. I’m not including Throne of Glass though as I already own that one :O Hope you love This Song Will Save Your Life; I thought it was very poignant and realistic.

  2. Alma @ Journey Through Fiction

    Ooh, great idea for mini-reviews! I bought a Kindle copy of Not a Drop to Drink a while back when it was on sale, but haven’t read it yet… now I’m a little apprehensive. Slow books are frustrating enough, but not connecting with the characters fully is a huge let down. 🙁 I’m so glad you enjoyed This Song Will Save Your Life, though! It’s been on my TBR list for ages, and I definitely need to get my hands on it soon!
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    • trish

      Not a Drop to Drink was still more of positive experience than a negative one for me at 3 stars though. I liked the world building and concept of it. Hopefully you will still like it when you get to it. I read it for a book club and no one was overly enthused about it though.
      TSWSYL is a lovely heartfelt read.

  3. Lola

    Haven’t read either of these and I don’t think they are on my to-read list either. I did like reading your twitter sized reviews! How do you decide which books to review full lenght and whcih to review twitter lenght?
    Lola recently posted…Review: Paragon by Autumn Kalquist

    • trish

      I don’t really decide, it just happens. Sometimes I read and don’t want to write a review but want to share a little about the book. Other times I don’t have enough to say for a full review. So I just leave them aside and include them in a group twitteresque review.

    • trish

      That’s good to hear! I sometimes worry that twitteresque reviews are so short that they are a bit meaningless so thanks for letting me know that you feel otherwise.

    • trish

      TSWSYL is such a lovely book. It’s realistic, gritty and heartwarming all the same time. Hope you love it whenever you get to it.

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