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M. A. Phipps

Honorary Brit. Fiction Addict. Author.

December 2015
reviewed: The Kill Order (Maze Runner Series)
In many ways I liked this book better than The Maze Runner trilogy. It was suspenseful, fast-paced, interesting, ominous...so...
The Kill Order - James Dashner
December 2015
reviewed: The Death Cure (Maze Runner Series)
Love love loved it! The best of the trilogy hands down. I've always enjoyed a dark book and this one really showed the horror...
The Death Cure (Maze Runner Series) - James Dashner
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November 2015
reviewed: Unmapped
I had the pleasure of connecting with this author nearly two years ago through a writing competition. This marks the second b...
Unmapped - Nektaria Markaki
November 2015
reviewed: Rubies Fall
Just like with its predecessor, I had the opportunity to read an advanced copy of Rubies Fall. What I thought was interesting...
Rubies Fall - Rebecca M. Gibson
October 2015
reviewed: The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner Series)
I honestly have no clue what to say about this book. I loved it. I hated it (but in a "I actually loved it" kind of way). I'v...
The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner Series) - James Dashner
finished reading:
September 2015
reviewed: The Maze Runner (Maze Runner Series)
Having seen the film first, I can honestly say I was surprised to see how different it was to the book. Having said that, bot...
The Maze Runner (Maze Runner Series) - James Dashner
finished reading:
July 2015
reviewed: Gone Girl
I really struggled to decide what I should rate this book. On the one hand, it is immensely well written and gripping. On the...
Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
finished reading:
May 2015
reviewed: Diamonds Fall
I was fortunate enough to get to read the ebook of this prior to its June 30th release. I loved it so much I am preordering t...
Diamonds Fall - Rebecca Gibson
finished reading:
May 2015
reviewed: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Really cool premise and different take on time travel/reincarnation. Occasionally got too caught up in the philosophy and sci...
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August - Claire North
finished reading:
May 2015
reviewed: The Lovely Bones
Both the book and the film were hard for me to stomach even though I loved them. Mainly because the idea of murder—especially...
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
March 2015
reviewed: Let the Right One In: A Novel
It took me a while to remember if I'd actually read this book as I've seen both the Swedish and American film adaptations a f...
Let the Right One In - John Ajvide Lindquist
March 2015
reviewed: Something Wonderful
This was a book I wanted to love but didn't. I thought the concept was absolutely brilliant and loved the way the stories wov...
Something Wonderful - Judith McNaught
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March 2015
reviewed: The Road
Horrifying. Disturbing. Heartwrenching. Everything I'd look for in a book dealing with the themes The Road touches heavily on...
The Road - Cormac McCarthy
reviewed: The Painted Veil
Another book I read after seeing the film. And another book that wasn't nearly as good as it's adaptation. My problem with th...
The Painted Veil - W. Somerset Maugham
reviewed: The Face of a Stranger (William Monk Novels)
This is the first time I’ve ever read one of her books because of the words of a happy reader I met at Barnes & Nobles. I gav...
The Face of a Stranger - Anne Perry The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
reviewed: Fifty Shades Trilogy
Okay. I read the first one because all of my friends were raving about them and I'd never read smut before so thought "why no...
Fifty Shades Trilogy - E.L. James
reviewed: The Time Traveler's Wife
When I first heard about this book, I wasn't sure I'd like it. I'm so glad I gave it a chance. The way it has a touch of fant...
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
reviewed: Never Let Me Go
What an emotional read. Usually whenever we see clones in movies or books, the story is always set in the future amidst a hig...
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
reviewed: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
I remember reading this when I was a teenager after seeing the musical "Wicked" on Broadway. While the musical may have been ...
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West - Gregory Maguire
reviewed: Mockingjay
Loved it but did feel there was a lot going on and the book was a bit rushed. Did enjoy the melancholy ending though—felt mor...
Mockingjay  - Suzanne  Collins
reviewed: Shutter Island
EPIC. There are no other words to describe this book. I am a HUGE fan of the thriller genre and my god, this book got the job...
Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane
reviewed: The Millennium Trilogy
I can't remember who recommended these books to me but I really wish I did so I could thank them. Reading the Girl with the D...
The Millennium Trilogy - Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland
reviewed: Twilight
Like a lot of girls, I went through a Twilight phase. I was young, naive and a hopeless romantic. Then I started to actually ...
Twilight  - Stephenie Meyer
reviewed: Catching Fire
My favourite of the Hunger Games books. Especially loved Finnick's character and the whole clock theme of the arena. Awesome ...
Catching Fire - Suzanne  Collins
reviewed: The Hunger Games
Absolutely awesome book! This was my first young adult dystopian and it absolutely hooked me to the genre. One of my favourit...
The Hunger Games  - Suzanne  Collins
reviewed: The Hobbit
Anyone who knows me knows I am absolutely obsessed with anything related to the Lord of the Rings. I remember reading the Hob...
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien