The Wrong Side Of Right

The Wrong Side of Right

How did I get it?:
I bought it!

Synopsis:

Kate Quinn’s mom died last year, leaving Kate parentless and reeling. So when the unexpected shows up in her living room, Kate must confront another reality she never thought possible—or thought of at all. Kate does have a father. He’s a powerful politician. And he’s running for U.S. President. Suddenly, Kate’s moving in with a family she never knew she had, joining a campaign in support of a man she hardly knows, and falling for a rebellious boy who may not have the purest motives. This is Kate’s new life. But who is Kate? When what she truly believes flies in the face of the campaign’s talking points, she must decide. Does she turn to the family she barely knows, the boy she knows but doesn’t necessarily trust, or face a third, even scarier option?

Set against a backdrop of politics, family, and first love, this is a story of personal responsibility, complicated romance, and trying to discover who you are even as everyone tells you who you should be.

Thoughts:

I had heard a lot of good things about The Wrong Side Of Right, so I picked up a copy without really knowing much about it. As I picked it up to read, I was surprised that it politics was at the centre of it. Not my favourite subject area, yet I was intrigued and engaged by this book. Jenn Marie Thorne is a great writer and I’m certainly looking forward to what comes next from her.

The Wrong Side Of Right centres around Kate Quinn, who has recently lost her mother. Kate thought she was parentless, but her father turns up. Kate is shocked to find out that her father is a politican who is currently running for the US president. Kate’s world is completely turned around, when she meets her new family including her stepmother and her half brother and sister. Kate also falls in love with the wrong person, the son of the opposition, she realises his interest in her may also be political and tactical.

Kate is an easy character to like. She’s clever, which I appreciate, and holds herself together well considering how her life completely changes in an instant. I also really enjoyed how real the relationship between her new family was portrayed. Both her stepmother and her new siblings took a while to adapt to accepting Kate into their family. This was incredibly realistic. I don’t think anyone would welcome a ‘love child’ into the family so quickly. I really liked Meg, the Senator’s wife. I enjoyed reading about her developing relationship with Kate. Again, so realistic. Jenn Marie Thorne is a great writer!

I thought this book was really good and balancing the personal and political dramas in Kate’s life. The romance is certainly more on the light side. It’s not at the forefront of the story. In fact, The Wrong Side Of Right is more about family and building relationships.

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

A fantastic debut so don’t be put off by the political aspect if you’re not into politics!

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Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten quotes from books we’ve read in the past year or so!

Here are my quotes! (Book title goes to Goodreads!)

“It’s amazing how much one person can change the world, even if they don’t know they’re doing it.”- Jenn Marie Thorne from The Wrong Side Of Right

“Love isn’t always pretty. Sometimes you spend all your time hoping it’ll eventually be something different. Something better. Then, before you know it, you’re back to square one, and you lost your heart somewhere along the way.”- Colleen Hoover from Ugly Love.

“The best things aren’t perfectly constructed. They aren’t illusions. they aren’t larger than life. They are life.”- Nina LaCour from Everything Leads To You.

“Promise was like a precious stone, she told me: hypnotising, but after a while the weight of it could sink you.”- Meg Haston from Paperweight.

“I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else.”

“Books were safer than other people anyway.”

“Nobody looks like what they really are on the inside. You don’t. I don’t. People are much more complicated than that. It’s true of everybody.”- Neil Gaiman from The Ocean At The End Of The Lane.

“Sing your way home at the close of the day. Sing your way home; drive the shadows away. Smile every mile, for whenever you roam it will brighten your road, It will lighten your load If you sing your way home.”- Carys Bray from A Song For Issy Bradley.

“Knowing the truth is not always a kindness.”- Rosamund Hodge from Cruel Beauty.

“Being single is not a death sentence.”- Philip Siegel from The Break Up Artist.

Feel free to leave me a link to your Top Ten posts and I’ll stop by!

This Weeks In Books #19

I am joining in with the lovely Lipsy from Lipsy’s Lost and Found’s feature which highlights our week in books. I shall be sharing what I’m reading now, then and next! I won’t be showcasing my new books as I do that on a Saturday. I’m really excited by this feature as I loved sharing my recent reads. My book reviews published on my blog are often WAY behind what I’m actually reading, so this is a good feature to keep you up to date!

Click on the book image to get you to Goodreads!

The Kind Worth Killing The Wrong Side of Right Silence is Goldfish

NOW-The Kind Worth Killing- Peter Swanson– I’m currently 20% through this book for my next ‘Talking About’ feature with my sister Beth. I’m enjoying it so far. It’s been a while since I’ve read a good thriller.

THENThe Wrong Side of RightJenn Marie Thorne– I wasn’t sure I was going to like this book when I found out it was centred around politics. I’m glad I have it a go though as I thought it was a wonderful contemporary.

NEXT- Silence is Goldfish- Annabel PitcherNext up, I’ll be working on my October ARCS. First up is Silence Is Goldfish I have heard so many good things about this book, so fingers crossed I like it too!

What are you reading this week? Feel free to leave a link to a similar post you do, or let me know in the comments! Happy Reading!

Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten books on my Summer TBR. I’m notorious for not keeping up with these lists! I’m aiming to be better though! My Spring TBR went a lot better than the previous list… so fingers crossed for Summer!

As ever, click on the book image for Goodreads!

Kasie West- The Fill In Boyfriend

The Fill-In Boyfriend

Kasie West’s contemporary books just warm my heart! They’re always adorable.

Proof of Forever- Lexa Hillyer

Proof of Forever

This book sounds like the perfect summery read! I love the cover too.

The Lost and Found- Cat Clarke

The Lost and the Found

This book sounds incredibly intriguing. I really like Cat Clarke’s writing and her books are always a lot darker than you’d might think.

Valiant- Sarah McGuire

Valiant

Valiant is a fairy-tale retelling which I can’t wait to read!

The Wrong Side of Right- Jenn Marie Thorne

The Wrong Side of Right

Another book which screams summer read to me. It sounds like this book will be quite a meaningful read.

I’d Walk With My Friends If I Could Find Them- Jesse Goolsby

I'd Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them

This book is a debut novel about three American soldiers haunted by their actions in Afghanistan adapting to family life. It sounds like it will be another powerful read.

The Night We Said Yes- Lauren Gibaldi

The Night We Said Yes

I tend to lean more to contemporary reads in the summer. This one looks like it will be a quick and fun read!

Not After Everything- Michelle Levy

Not After Everything

This book comes out in August. It is described as gritty but hopeful. I like that sound of that!

Like It Never Happened- Emily Adrian

Like It Never Happened

Love this cover. Love the sound of it!

Between The Notes- Sharon Huss Roat

Between the Notes

This is another debut which I’ve been eagerly anticipating!

What books have you got on your Summer TBR? Please feel free to leave a link to your posts!

Stacking The Shelves #117

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

As ever, click on the title to get to the Goodreads page!

Bought:

The Girl at Midnight (The Girl at Midnight, #1)

I have heard great things about this book, so I’m looking forward to giving it a go soon! 🙂

Every Last Promise

This book has been on my radar for a while. It’s a short read, so I’m hoping to slip it into my May reads! It certainly sounds intriguing.

The Wrong Side of Right

I have heard amazing things about this book!

What have you added to your shelves this week? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your hauls and I’ll stop by!

Ten Books I Recently Added To My TBR List

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten Books I Recently Added To My TBR list. Most of these books are debuts, which I’m very excited about, but others are books I’ve just heard amazing things about. I’m sure this week will make me add even MORE to my TBR.

Book images go to Goodreads!

The Fill-In Boyfriend Paperweight

I adore Kasie West’s writing. She’s definitely one of my favourite contemporary writers. I’m looking forward to her next book, The Fill-In Boyfriend which is out in May. Paperweight is a book about mental illness (specifically about eating disorders) I’m intrigued to see how it is represented.

None of the Above The Girl at Midnight (The Girl at Midnight, #1)

I am very interested in None Of The Above which is a book about a teenager who discovers that they were born intersex. I’m all for diversity in my books, so I’m looking forward to seeing how it is explored. I’ve heard good things about The Girl At Midnight too which looks like it could be an exciting read!

Love Fortunes and Other Disasters The Wrong Side of Right

I have to admit, I was drawn to the cover of Love, Fortunes and Other Disasters. It looks like a cute read! I added The Wrong Side of Right recently when I was exploring some books out this year.

Things We Know by Heart Making Pretty

I am very excited about Things We Know By Heart. I really enjoy Jessi Kirby’s writing, so I can’t wait to devour this book! I recently added Making Pretty to my TBR. It looks like a intriguing read.

Life Unaware Vicious

Life Unaware is another recent addition to my TBR. It looks at internet culture. I’ve had to add Vicious to my list because nearly every blogger I follow is raving about this series. I’m too intrigued not to start it!

What have you recently added to your TBR? Have you read any of these books yet? What should I prioritise! Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Most Anticipated Debut Novels For 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. The first Top Ten of 2015 are my Top Ten Most Anticipated Début Novels for 2015.

There are quite a few débuts that I have my eye on for 2015! So here are just some of them…(Click on the book title to get to Goodreads!)

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The Wrong Side of RightJenn Marie Thorne- The cover of this book doesn’t give too much away, but the synopsis suggests that there is much depth to the story. This book seems like it’s going to be more than your average contemporary read (which I thoroughly enjoy as this list probably suggests!) I’m looking forward to this book releasing in March.

My Heart and Other Black HolesJasmine Wanga– As soon as I read more about this book I wanted to read it. It’s due out in February, and just sounds amazing. Let’s hope it lives up to my expectations!

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We All Looked UpTommy Wallach- This sound like a very unusual book- a mix of sci-fi and contemporary. I’m intrigued… This book releases in March!

ValiantSarah McGuire– Ooh I really like the look of this book. The line ‘début fairy tale’ got me! It is being released in June.

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Damage DoneAmanda Panitch– I’m not sure what I expect from this book, but I do really like the sound of it. This book releases in July!

MagoniaMaria Dahvana Headley– I have heard some buzz around this book, so it is that that makes me want to read it!

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Everything That Makes You Moriah McStay– I’ve seen this book around a lot already. The cover immediately appealed to me. This book releases in March.

UnspeakableAbbie Rushton– Ooh, another pretty cover. I am very intrigued by this book. It is due to be released in February!

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Like It Never HappenedEmily Adrian– I love contemporary all year around and this looks like a book I’d enjoy! It releases in June. It looks to me like a great summer read!

The Night We Said Yes- Lauren Gibaldi– Another contemporary read which looks fantastic! It is due to be released in June!

What are you looking forward to in 2015? I’m pretty sure my TBR list is going to be expanding! Please feel free to leave a link to your Top Ten post and I’ll stop by!