The Wednesday Issue: The New Sweater Weather

Long time no see, everyone!

There are a lot of reasons why I haven’t been very active blogging on Sweater Weather. I’ve been very busy with my work that I haven’t actually got the time to read many books and write more.

The second reason, though, is probably more exciting because I HAVE A NEW WEBSITE!

I present you The Wednesday Issue.

The Wednesday Issue

Around September-October period, I found myself really wanting to re-brand my blog. So I took the step of getting myself a new domain and working on the new website. I got a new layout, recategorising all the posts and featured images (oooh that was fun!), and making sure that the website is easy on the eye and easy for you to navigate.

Beyond the technical part, I was really trying to pin point what I want to write and how I want my blog to be. As I stated in my About page on my new website, I found myself craving to write about more topics, beyond the ones I’ve covered so far on Sweater Weather. I hope to talk about topics beyond books and pop culture, be it my take on various current issues in the society, the most fascinating murder stories, or even my new favourite cream highlighter.

Some of the older posts are still under construction but you can already visit the website. I’ve written some new pieces that I didn’t post on Sweater Weather.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to read my blog and I hope all of you will enjoy the brand-new blog!

See you on The Wednesday Issue!

X, Nathasya

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Lucas by Jay McLean

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Title: Lucas – A Preston Brothers Novel #1
Author: Jay McLean
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In a sprint, every millisecond counts.
When you’re waiting for love, those milliseconds can feel like eons.
High school senior Lucas Preston has it all: star of the track team, a scholarship waiting for him, an apartment to himself and a revolving door of girlfriends. He also has an older sister, five younger brothers and a father who relies on him to make sure those brothers don’t kill each other.
His saving grace? Lois “Laney” Sanders, a girl he started to fall in like with when he was just eleven.
A girl who became his best friend, his confidant, his courage.

It took only sixteen clicks and eight seconds for Lucas to realize that his like for Laney had turned into love.
Eight life-changing seconds.
It’s also the exact length of time it took to lose her.

REVIEW

As a big fan of Jay McLean, I know that Lucas is going to be good. However, I didn’t expect Lucas to be THAT INTENSE!

I love a good childhood friends-turned-lovers stories so I was excited about this. Lucas and Laney are two extremely likeable characters. There is no way you wouldn’t fall for these two and their relationships. They are always there for each other through every stage of their lives – be it good or bad. Laney has always loved Lucas and if she could only be his friends, she would be there for him. As long as she can be around him.

Their story turned complex once they navigate high school relationships. I don’t think I can talk about what happened without spoiling all of you. But it was INTENSE. I smiled, I cried, I felt anxious for both of them. I just want the two to be fine and together happily ever after.

I can very safely say now that Jay McLean is one hell of a writer. I’m a huge fan of her More Than series. However, I didn’t expect her to manage to write another heart-wrenching story. Also, to me Lucas feels more intense than her More Than series stories. Definitely a must read for everyone!

 

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As a kid, Logan Preston was a brat.
Through his teens, he became the bad boy.
Now, at nineteen, no one knows what the hell to expect.

High school dropout, Logan Preston is a
good-for-nothing stoner.
A black sheep.
A disappointment.
The worst Preston Punk of the lot.
At least that’s how everyone in his small town
makes him feel.
But Logan Preston has secrets.
Secrets so dark and so deep below the surface that the only way he can fight them is to stay high, high, high.
He wears cockiness as a mask.
Arrogance as his armor.
Until one girl, one night, asks one life-changing question:
What’s beneath the bravado, Logan Preston?

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BioJay McLean is an international best-selling author and full-time reader, writer of New Adult Romance, and most of all, procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, playing house and binge watching Netflix.

She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her hurt and make her feel.

Jay lives in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in a forever half-done home where music is loud and laughter is louder.

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Tiny Pretty Things – Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra | BOOK REVIEW

Tiny Pretty Things

by Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra

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If you are looking for a YA novel full of drama, this book is a must-read. I have to admit that the first time I decided to pick up Tiny Pretty Things was due to its cover. Yes, I am one of those people who sometimes read books because of its cover. In my defense, look at the cover. It’s gorgeous!

Anyway, I read the synopsis and was overjoyed when it’s a story about ballerinas. I have a thing for stories about the ballet world despite not being a dancer. So I picked the book and read it as soon as I could.

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Talisman of El by Al Stone | T.O.E Trilogy Sales Blitz

 

Talisman Of El
T.O.E. Trilogy, Book 1
Author: Al Stone
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Centrinian

Book Description:
WHAT IF YOUR WHOLE LIFE WAS A LIE?

One Planet.

Two Worlds.

Population: Human … 7 billion.
Others … unknown.

When 14-year-old Char­lie Blake wakes up sweat­ing and gasp­ing for air in the mid­dle of the night, he knows it is hap­pen­ing again. This time he wit­nesses a bru­tal mur­der. He’s afraid to tell any­one. No one would believe him … because it was a dream. Just like the one he had four years ago – the day before his dad died.

Char­lie doesn’t know why this is hap­pen­ing. He would give any­thing to have an ordi­nary life. The prob­lem: he doesn’t belong in the world he knows as home.

He belongs with the others.

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Blackout
T.O.E. Trilogy, Book 2

Book Description:
What was shall no longer be. What was not shall now become.

Despite having the protection of the talisman and the Legion, a reforming force of warrior angels and elementals, guarding his every move, things are not looking good for Charlie Blake. Tasked with the responsibility of saving mankind, finding the four diamonds to restore the talisman is all he can think of, but when his prophetic visions start to invade his reality and he suddenly can’t distinguish the dream world from the real world, the pending extinction of mankind becomes the least of his problems. Everyone assumes Charlie’s dormant powers are activating, until he starts showing symptoms of a deadly disease.

With his nemesis, Gaddis, threatening the lives of his loved ones, he faces a race against time to locate the Stone of Raphael, the air diamond, before an imminent pandemic destroys civilization. As he ventures into dangerous lands once again, he unearths shocking revelations about his past life that forces him to question his allegiance. With no one to turn to for answers, he can’t help but wonder if his purpose is truly to save mankind.

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Ground Zero
T.O.E. Trilogy, Book 3

Book Description:
It happens every 26,000 years.

Only a few ever survive.

This time …

No one will.

That is unless Charlie Blake can locate all four diamonds to restore the Talisman of El and receive his calling from the remaining three elements before the Annus Magnus strikes. With both Arcadia and the mortal world in a state of unrest, his life quickly spirals out of control as it seems everyone has put a bounty on his head. Maybe even his closest allies.

Not knowing who to trust, Charlie starts to dig up the past. When new revelations arise, he begins to question whether the Legion of Light really is what it claims to be and whether he’s been fighting for the wrong side all along. The line between good and evil is no longer as clear-cut as it used to be, especially when it appears Charlie’s destiny could very well be to destroy everything he loves.

Hero or villain? Charlie isn’t so sure anymore.

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About the Author
Al Stone is the author of the YA fantasy trilogy T.O.E. After graduating with a BA in Film & Television, Al had worked in the television industry for a short period before a disabling injury caused her to turn her hand to storytelling. Talisman Of El is her debut novel. The sequels Blackout and Ground Zero are currently available for sale.

When she isn’t writing, she enjoys going to the movies, listening to music and travelling. At present, she lives in England, United Kingdom with her family.

 

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The Ghost of You and Me – Kelly Oram | BOOK REVIEW

Title: The Ghost of You and Me  
Author: Kelly Oram  
Publications: June 20th 2017 

The Ghost of You and Me Kelly Oram book review

Synopsis

How do you tell someone who hates you and blames you for the death of his best friend that you miss him? 

From the bestselling teen and young adult author of Cinder & Ella comes a new heart-wrenching romance sure to bring all the feels. 

The tragic death of Spencer Schott unravels the lives of the two people he loved most—his girlfriend, Bailey, and his best friend, Wes. Secrets and guilt from that fateful night keep both Bailey and Wes from overcoming Spencer’s loss and moving on with their lives. 

Now, nearly a year later, both Bailey and Wes are still so broken over what happened that Spencer can’t find peace in the afterlife. In order to put his soul to rest, he’s given one chance to come back and set things right…even if that means setting up his girlfriend with his best friend. 

With the emotional resonance of Jellicoe Road and the magical realism of The Lovely Bones, The Ghost of You and Me is a story about overcoming grief, finding redemption for past mistakes, and the healing power of friendship and love. Fans of John Green, Sarah Dessen, and Nicholas Sparks are sure to love this haunting new tale from Kelly Oram. 

This is a clean young adult romance stand alone novel that reads like contemporary drama romance and has just a touch of magical realism.

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