Yianna Yiannacou

...The One and Only...

My Book Reviews 2015

Here is a list of books that I have read since January 2015.

They will be listen by their name, amount of stars (out of 5) and a little description of what I thought of them. They are in order from most recent. 

If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask me.


At The Waters Edge

Sara Gruen

3 Stars - 23 Days to read

I received a digital ARC of this novel from Netgalley on behalf of the Random House Publishing Group.

This book kept me interested enough. I knew of this author so that’s why I requested to read this book.

It is a story of three people: Maddie, Ellis (her husband) and Hank. They were three peas in a pod. Ellis gets almost disowned by his father when the three of them embarrass the family by having a little too much fun at a cocktail new year’s party. Ellis wants to redeem himself by going to Scotland to find the Lock Ness monster, since his father was outcasted and deemed a fraud when his pictures turned out to be fakes. Ellis and Hank leave Maddie for days on end during the war at an inn where she learns to become friends and almost lovers with the people that work there/own the place. She also learns the true nature of her husband and the mean he truly is.

I like how Maddie matured over the course of the book and smartened up. It was a book that kept my attention but wasn’t very exciting. It was slow paced and a casual read. I would recommend this book for anyone trying to find themselves. Read this book to find out how Maddie found her true self, just at the right time!

The Girl Who Chased The Moon

Sarah Addison Allen

2 Stars - 52 Days to read

love this author, but this book just didn't do it for me.

It begins when Emily Benedict returns to her mother's hometown after her mother passes away. She moves in with her grandfather and she slowly learns things about her mother's past that she had no knowledge of. Her mother was a totally different person when she lived at home. There is another story line with Julie and Sawyer. Julie leaves town after being sent away by her father, but leaves with Sawyers child in her belly, not knowing until it was too late.  She tried to contact Sawyer while she is gone but he is a young high school student and tells her to just 'get rid of it.' Still heartbroken many years later when she returns to their hometown, Sawyer finds her and tried to rekindle their friendship.

The story about Emily finding herself and Win (A resident of the town) and falling in love was cute. Julia baking her cakes because of Sawyer and how much he loves them in hope that their child will find her was cute as well. But it took me FOREVER to read this book. I don't know if it was me or the book... but I couldn't keep it up. That's why it took me so long to finish. I don't really recommend. Sorry :(

The Girl On The Train

 Paula Hawkins

3 Stars - 4 Days to read

I really had high hopes for this book. I heard so many good reviews and everyone told me I just Had to read this book. One of my co workers gave me the book after she was done reading it. I dove right into it. 

It begins with Rachel on the train and she sees the same couple every time she drives by this one house (which turns out used to be z couple houses down the street where she used to live with her ex husband). She makes up a whole story about them until one day something is wrong. We learn a bunch of things about Rachel that she lives with her friend and has been lying to her about losing her job. She keeps calling her ex husband in a drunken stupor. Her ex is married with a baby. The new wife repeatedly calls the cops on Rachel because she wont leave them alone. There is a murder at the house that she watched from the train and Rachel feels that she can solve the mystery but her drunken, foggy memories keep getting the better of her. 

I wont ruin anything but the ending was sort of a surprise but I wasn't really surprised. This was a good book, but not a great one. I don't think I would recommend. I only recommend 5 Stars. Sorry. 

First Frost

Sarah Addison Allen

Didn't Finish