Review: 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

That’s right, I’m almost certain you know what 13 Reasons Why is all about now! If not,  Netflix have recently released a TV Series based on the book 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher and believe me, it does not disappoint! There has also been a lot of hype about it so far which I feel so proud about as I read this book two years ago and it really hit me hard.

Basically, 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher was released in 2009 and is a story about a teenager girl called Hannah who has committed suicide. People aren’t too sure why she has done this, especially her parents but 13 of her high school friends have received a cassette tape that she’s recorded especially for them.

These tapes include a lot of information on how things happened from her point of view. Some people might not have thought they were responsible or contributed to her death in the slightest, but when they hear her side of the story you can really see how it all builds up.


13 Reasons Why – now on Netflix

She takes them individually to certain locations and tells them the background story of that place and what incidents happen there.

There is a lot of emotions that will run through you in this book and I could not put it down whilst I was travelling. I find that there’s some really, really crucial and important points within this book and I would love teenagers to especially understand them.

People do not realise how much harm they are doing to somebody. They might think it’s just a small remark or joke, but that person could take it differently, could be dealing with several other issues at the time or just really having a tough time itself.

In this book, it brings across the point to the other students that you might have done something ‘small’, but really that all added up and contributed to the death of Hannah.

I highly recommend giving this book a read, it might really open your eyes to the way others think and share the word around about this great book!

You can purchase this book from Amazon or Waterstones and several other book stores.



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Don’t know what Goodreads is, but you love reading? It is pretty much the Facebook of Reading Books. You can add yours friends to it, create your own personal profile where you can update your ‘status’ saying what books you are reading, what page you are currently on (it calculates a percentage of your progress through the book) and you can do so much more on there. There’s competitions from authors themselves to win signed books, there’s groups to join, you can create and join lists of your favourite books and specific genres and even join Book Clubs.

Don’t forget that Goodreads have a ‘Reading Challenge’ every year, where you can set yourself a target of how many books you would like to read throughout the year and it will add them all up for you as you go along!

So, I hope you enjoyed the review and let me know if you have or want to read the book and if you’ve seen the TV Series adaptation!
What do you think about the book/series?
Does any of this really hit home to you in some sort of way?

Want more blog posts to read? Check out these:

My Time at the Netflix Apartment

What am I looking forward to on Netflix 2017?

Review: The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline


2015 Reading Challenge

I have just found this little beauty on the internet, from WhyMermaids Youtube Channel (link). I thought, why not do this as I read quite a lot and it’ll help me decide which books to read next!



A book with more than 500 pages

A classic romance

A book that became a movie Paper Towns by John Green

A book published this year Armada by Ernest Cline

A book with a number in the title

A book written by someone under 30 Girl Online by Zoe Sugg

A book with nonhuman characters The Maze Runner by James Dashner

A funny book I could pee on this by Francesco Marciuliano

A book by a female author Not That Kind Of Girl by Lena Dunham

A mystery or thriller We Were Liars by E Lockhart

A book with a one-word title Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

A book of short stories

A book set in a different country The Rosie Project by Graemae Simsion

A nonfiction book The Hidden Magic Of Walt Disney World by Susan Veness

A popular author’s first book Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone by JK Rowling

A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet I Am The Messenger by Marcus Zusak

A book a friend recommended More Weird Things Customers Say In Bookshops by Jen Campbell

A Puliter-Prize winning book

A book based on a true story

A book at the bottom of your to-read list The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman

A book your mom loves

A book that scares you

A book more than 100 years old The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

A book based entirely on its cover

A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

A memoir Joey Graceffa: My Journey To A Pixelated World

A book you can finish in a day Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

A book with antonyms in the title

A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit The Martian by Andy Weir

A book that came out the year you were born

A book with bad reviews

A trilogy

A book from your childhood Harry Potter & The Chamber Of Secrets by JK Rowling

A book with a love triangle Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

A book set in the future

A book set in high school

A book with a color in the title

A book that made you cry What Milo Saw by Virginia Macgregor

A book with magic Harry Potter & The Prisoner Of Azkaban by JK Rowling

A graphic novel Rat Queens Vol 1.

A book by an author you’ve never read before The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan

A book you own but have never read

A book that takes place in your hometown

A book that was originally written in a different language The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A book set during Christmas

A book written by an author with your same initials

A play William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher (technically a play..)

A banned book

A book based on or turned into a TV show Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

A book you started but never finished Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers

My cousin has released her new book!

As the title reads, my cousin has released her new book! She has wrote several different vampire-esqe books which take a more old school approach on vampires (instead of the cliche of today!).
I haven’t been able to read this one yet, but I know that it is going to be very good as her other books keep you wanting to read more!

“For fans of Mortal Instruments, this story of witches, magic, and spooky going-ons is a perfect addition for any horror fan. 

Sometimes Halloween is all trick, and no treat. 

Danny Hallows is no ordinary fifteen year old. After his parents’ divorce, he relocates to a small Welsh town called Willow Creek where he accidentally sets off the beginnings of a 600 year old prophecy. Discovering his family are related to the last witch of the 1656 witch trials in Wales, he is faced with protecting his family’s legacy and saving Halloween from the dark sorceress Morwenna, who is hell bent on revenge for what Danny’s great-grandmother did to her all those years ago. 

Can Danny stop the prophecy before it’s too late?”

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Her book is currently £2.33 on Amazon which is ridiculously cheap, and you can also find her other books which are such a good read! Search for K. A. Hambly and they’ll all appear 😀

If you want to check out my review of her past book ‘Rise Of The New Bloods: From Dark Beginnings’, then CLICK HERE!
Hope you all have fun reading! Let me know what you think!

Apps that I love | Part Two


This is probably one of the most used apps on my iPad. I am forever reading when I have the time, and this is the easiest way for me. As my eyesight is poor, I like being able to adjust the text size and to see the percentage of progress throughout the book. Also, most books are cheaper on the Kindle Store on Amazon!



Goodreads is such a good app for readers! It’s basically Facebook, for readers/books. You can post your progress as a status, write reviews, get recommended books, set yourself challenges, complete quizzes and polls.. It’s really handy and a great place to meet new people with the same interests!



Tiny Death Star
If you have played Tiny Towers, then this is practically a Star Wars version of the game! If you’re Star Wars obsessed like me, and enjoying the time-consuming games, then you’ll like this! You have to help the tower grow, by adding residential floors, shops and restaurants to make it into a bigger empire.  It’s addictive, although I don’t really have the patience for the ‘waiting on time’ element!



Lego Star Wars: Complete Saga
Yet again, it’s another Star Wars app! (surprise surprise). At the moment, this app is free on the Apple App Store – it’s the Star Wars version of the LEGO games, but the classic edition (the original Star Wars saga).  It’s a lot of fun just like the other LEGO games, especially as it’s free too!


Frozen: Free Fall
This is Disney’s latest app for the film ‘Frozen’. It is basically a similar game to candy crush or bejewelled, but a ‘Frozen’ themed game It’s also free on the app store, and addictive!



Heads Up!
This is a definite ‘must buy’ app, it is such a great game to play with friends or family. It’s basically charades, but a ‘electronic’ version. It has the same concept of the ‘What am I?’ game, where you have the name of a person or object on your forehead, and other players have to help you guess what/who that object/person is.
This app also records the other players as they act out the clues, which is always fun to watch back and save! I have played this a lot over christmas with the family! I think this is currently £1.99 on the App Store and is created by Ellen Degeneres.



Charades (& Charades: Kids)

This is basically a free version of Heads Up! and features a lot more categories, the only downsides are that it doesn’t record the other players and it has a few adverts (unless you purchase the full version).



* These are not my images.