Unfiltered and Seven Days of You book reviews

Hello, beauties!
I hope you're having a relaxing day. It's Easter Monday and I've finally finished two of the books on my April reading list. To check out my reviews for Lily Collins' book, 'Unfiltered and YA book, 'Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse... keep on reading. 

Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me. By Lily Collins: Unfiltered is a range of essays written by actress Lily Collins (Love Rosie, Mortal Instruments, The Blind Side) which touches on everything and anything young women struggle with: body image, self-confidence, relationships, family, and dating. I admired how honest Lily was throughout the book - especially about her eating disorder and past relationships. I know a lot of people (especially younger girls) will be grateful to have someone like Lily speak up on issues they deal with every day. I have to admit, this didn't hook me from the beginning. It took me a couple of tries to really get into it. I most enjoyed the last couple of chapters where Lily talked about getting her first writing job. She was a #GIRLBOSS even at 16. I really admired her hustle. If these chapters had been first - I may have connected with the book a lot more. 
Some of my favourite quotes from the book: 
"Be you and embrace your differences as things that make you unique and special. “Different” shouldn’t be considered confusing, negative, or something that divides us. It should be a quality we applaud and admire within ourselves and others."
“It starts with me. In order to accept the love I deserve from someone else, I must truly believe that I am worthy of it. And I am. And I’ll never let anyone tell me differently.

RRP $35.99. Available at WhitcoullsPaperPlus and all other good book stores. 

Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse: I loved, loved, loved this book. I read this in about three hours on Easter Sunday. It consumed me and I felt like I had been transported to Tokyo. 
Sophia has spent the last four years in Tokyo, after spending her life moving between different countries and schools. Now she's having to pack up her life again and move back to America. Sophia has one last week in Tokyo and she's going to do everything she can to make it perfect. That is until Jamie Foster-Collins shows up and stirs up forgotten feelings. 
I really liked how the book portrayed Sophia dealing with her feelings about leaving Tokyo and also exploring her new relationship. 
Sophia’s anger at leaving, confusion, and fear for what is to come next, and then her happiness for finding this new connection with Jamie, and the fear of what will happen if she falls too hard. I felt for Sophia and just wanted to give her a big cuddle. I really hope Cecilia brings out another book to explore this relationship because I want more! I fell in love with Tokyo through Sophia's eyes and I want to book a flight right now. 

RRP $19.99. Available at Whitcoulls, PaperPlus and all other good book stores. 

xxx Hayley

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