Twitteresque Reviews: 4 Books I loved, reviewed in 140 characters or less!

May 4, 2017 Book review, Twitteresque Reviews 20 ★★★★

Twitteresque reviews are for books where I never wrote a full review but I want to give you a flavour of how I felt during the book. All in 140 characters or less!  I normal have a mixed bag of ratings on these, but this time, these were all books I LOVED.


Coming Up For Air by Miranda Kenneally

Twitteresque Reviews: 4 Books I loved, reviewed in 140 characters or less!Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on July 4th 2017
Genres: Suspense
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback
Source: NetGalley

Swim. Eat. Shower. School. Snack. Swim. Swim. Swim. Dinner. Homework. Bed. Repeat.
All of Maggie’s focus and free time is spent swimming. She’s not only striving to earn scholarships—she’s training to qualify for the Olympics. It helps that her best friend, Levi, is also on the team and cheers her on. But Levi’s already earned an Olympic try out, so she feels even more pressure to succeed. And it’s not until Maggie’s away on a college visit that she realizes how much of the “typical” high school experience she’s missed by being in the pool.
Not one to shy away from a challenge, Maggie decides to squeeze the most out of her senior year. First up? Making out with a guy. And Levi could be the perfect candidate. After all, they already spend a lot of time together. But as Maggie slowly starts to uncover new feelings for Levi, how much is she willing to lose to win?


Twitteresque review:

Very cute, buckets of humour, fab sports theme. And a great cast of authentic characters, with realistic, relatable issues. Thankfully the non-ott-type issues


Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia

Twitteresque Reviews: 4 Books I loved, reviewed in 140 characters or less!Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia
Published by Atria Books on 3 January 2017
Genres: Suspense, Thriller, YA
Pages: 340
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley

No one knows who she really is…
Hattie Hoffman has spent her whole life playing many parts: the good student, the good daughter, the good girlfriend. But Hattie wants something more, something bigger, and ultimately something that turns out to be exceedingly dangerous. When she’s found brutally stabbed to death, the tragedy rips right through the fabric of her small-town community.
It soon comes to light that Hattie was engaged in a highly compromising and potentially explosive secret online relationship. The question is: Did anyone else know? And to what lengths might they have gone to end it? Hattie’s boyfriend seems distraught over her death, but had he fallen so deeply in love with her that she had become an obsession? Or did Hattie’s impulsive, daredevil nature simply put her in the wrong place at the wrong time, leading her to a violent death at the hands of a stranger?

Twitteresque review:

A great book to get sucked into if you enjoy dark, complex characters and like to be kept guessing.


Closed Casket by Sophie Hannah

Twitteresque Reviews: 4 Books I loved, reviewed in 140 characters or less!Closed Casket (New Hercule Poirot Mysteries, #2) by Sophie Hannah
Published by Harper Collins on September 6th 2016
Genres: Mystery & Detective
Pages: 371
Format: Paperback
Source: Received from Publisher

Lady Athelinda Playford has planned a house party at her mansion in Clonakilty, Co Cork, but it is no ordinary gathering. As guests arrive, Lady Playford summons her lawyer to make an urgent change to her will - one she intends to announce at dinner that night.
She has decided to cut off her two children without a penny and leave her fortune to someone who only has weeks to live, and she refuses to explain why...Among Lady Playford's guests are two men she has never met - the famous Belgian dectective, Hercule Poirot, and Inspector Edward Catchpool of Scotland Yard.
Neither knows why he has been invited...until Poirot starts to wonder if Lady Playford expects a murderer to strike. But why does she seem so determined to provoke, in the the presence of a possible killer? And why, when the crime is committed in spite of Poirot's best efforts to stop it, does the identity of the victim make no sense at all?

Twitteresque review:

With 30 pages to the end, I was still in the dark! My little grey cells let me down, as I’d eliminated everyone! A must-read for Poirot fans.



The Day I Lost You by Fionnula Kearney

Twitteresque Reviews: 4 Books I loved, reviewed in 140 characters or less!The Day I Lost You by Fionnuala Kearney
Published by HarperCollins on February 11th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Womens Fiction
Pages: 432
Format: Paperback
Source: Received from Publisher

When Jess’s daughter, Anna, is reported lost in an avalanche, everything changes.Left to explain her mother’s absence to Anna’s five-year-old daughter, Rose, Jess isn’t yet ready to admit to herself that her daughter might not be coming back. But Anna’s disappearance dredges up some life changing questions: Jess must uncover her daughter’s secret life – and unearth a secret that changes her world irrevocably.

The day I lost you was the day I discovered your secret life.
The day I lost you was the day you tore our family apart.

Twitteresque review:

A family-themed mystery with engaging characters and a very emotional plot. I squirmed with all the uncomfortable feels.  I loved it!



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20 Responses to “Twitteresque Reviews: 4 Books I loved, reviewed in 140 characters or less!”

    • trish

      Coming Up For air is adorable, just like you’d expect from Miranda. Glad you enjoyed Everything You Want Me To Be too 🙂

    • trish

      I think you’d like that one Kim. It’s YA which I know you don’t read a lot of but the suspense is really well done in it. And the characters are complex.

    • trish

      It’s so handy Heather! And sometimes my twitteresque reviews get more feedback than a straightforward review, so they get the job done!

  1. Natalie @ Flowers in my Books

    This is such a good idea for reviewing books! I don’t often enjoy reading full reviews and love when I can get an idea of the book in as short a space as possible. I’ve not read any of Miranda Kennealy’s books yet but each time someone mentions them I get a new wave of desperation. Great post!

    • trish

      Yay, I’m always glad to hear people enjoy my mini reviews! Miranda Kennealy’s books are fab if you like sports themes, great friendships and sweet romances. I just love all the ones I’ve read so far.

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