Review: On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

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Summary:

I’m dreaming of the boy in the tree. I tell him stories. About the Jellicoe School and the Townies and the Cadets from a school in Sydney. I tell him about the war between us for territory. And I tell him about Hannah, who lives in the unfinished house by the river. Hannah, who is too young to be hiding away from the world. Hannah, who found me on the Jellicoe Road six years ago.

Taylor is leader of the boarders at the Jellicoe School. She has to keep the upper hand in the territory wars and deal with Jonah Griggs – the enigmatic leader of the cadets, and someone she thought she would never see again.

And now Hannah, the person Taylor had come to rely on, has disappeared. Taylor’s only clue is a manuscript about five kids who lived in Jellicoe eighteen years ago. She needs to find out more, but this means confronting her own story, making sense of her strange, recurring dream, and finding her mother – who abandoned her on the Jellicoe Road.

Review:

* Internally screams till the end of times* I know that when this book came out I was barely 10 and I wouldn’t have been able to understand anything but I will keep shaming my self for not reading it the moment it came out. Let me start this review by saying that I loved this book. So. Much.

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That gif was basically me throughout the whole story. I know most of you have probably already read this book (if not, stop reading this and go do it NOW) but I can’t help myself but to write my thoughts on it down on the interwebs.

“It’s funny how you can forget everything except people loving you. Maybe that’s why humans find it so hard getting over love affairs. It’s not the pain they’re getting over, it’s the love.”

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The Anatomy of Jane (WJM #1) by Amelia Lefay

SUMMARY:

Jane
I’ve always been on my own. My life used to consist of nothing but work, keeping Allen out of trouble, and if I had time, sleep. Then I became their maid.

Max
Every day more than half a million people tune in to watch my show. They trust me. I know it’s because I’m the only son of the prominent Emerson family. However, I like to believe it because I’m honest no matter what story I report on. I’m honest about everything but the man I’ve been f**king for the last four years… and now her.

Wesley
I want three things: First, Maxwell Emerson and Jane Chapman both in my bed. Second, to be the best bloody chef in the country. Third, to figure out how to simultaneously get the first and second things I want without any of us getting hurt.

THREE PEOPLE.
ONE LOVE STORY….

REVIEW:

This book didn’t meet my expectations.  It blew right past them.

The author has absolutely stunned me with this addictive, enjoyable yet intense, deep and steamy romance. I was a little apprehensive reading this because ménage doesn’t appeal to me at all. I don’t believe you can love two people equally. Therefore, I LOATHE love triangles, sharing or whatsoever. But I’m a fan of Ms. McAvoy aka Amelia Lefay so I sucked it up and dived in. Best. Decision. Ever.

I’ll keep this review short because I don’t want to give anything away.

You’ve read the blurb:
THREE PEOPLE.
ONE LOVE STORY….

So I was expecting it to be a hot read. What I was not expecting was for it to have a poignant story and characters with depth. Honestly, there were so many layers to this story and these characters. Continue reading