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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Book Review and Preview: The Girl In The Yellow Vest by Loretta Hill

This was my first time reading a book on my shiny new Nexis 7 tablet on the Kindle app eReader .... and I never thought I'd say this but I really loved using the eReader it was so easy to read from and more accessible for me to carry around with me and use on the buss or on the couch at home so I found myself reading a lot more, although that could be something to do with this book I couldn't put it down!

Having an eReader also means I'll have more opportunities to take part in book reviews and previews thanks to Random House Books and NetGalley so stay tuned for some great sneak peaks into soon to be published books!

I'm taking part in the blog tour for the book The Girl in the Yellow Vest by Loretta Hill that is due to be published in January 2014. This is Loretta's 3rd book and I really liked that she is from my town of Perth, Western Australia.
This is a modern day young adult romantic fiction story that starts in Perth, Western Australia and works it's way over to Queensland.

It is based around the fly in fly out mining industry that Australian's are all too familiar with and it touches on how this hard working life can take it's toll on the people that work away from their families to provide for them. I really connected with this side of the story having friends and family involved in mining I could relate to what happens out there and visualise where the story was being told.

The heart of the story is based around 4 characters that are in a bit of a love triangle, I pretty much spent the whole time reading with frustration just wishing they would hook up already but they keep missing the signals each time which had me reading late into the night to find out what would happen.

Each chapter was laid out with each character telling their own side of the story. I really liked each of the characters they were described and understood really well and this is not always easy to do with multiple characters, it can be confusing working out who is who.

I really enjoyed this book, it would make a perfect summer time read this holiday's when it's due to be released in book stores in January 2014.

I recommend this book to fellow Australians or anyone interested in the mining industry as it's a great insight into life of the fly in fly out worker. Young adults and romantics at heart will also enjoy this read.
I give this book 5 stars out of 5
Jarrah Jungle's Star Rating:
1 Bad - I'd rather eat brussel sprouts topped with anchovies than read this again
2 Not Good - I'd rather watch re-runs of Neighbours than read this again
3 Ok - I'm sitting on the fence - its not great but not terrible either
4 Good - I'd pass up a pack of tim tams for this read
5 Great - I'd pass up a date with Johnny Depp for this read
The Girl In The Yellow Vest can be purchased from Random House Australia here.
Sharing my book review on Random House here and Good Reads here.
Disclosure: Random House and NetGalley partner with bloggers such as me to help promote their product. As part of this promotion I was given this eBook published by Bantam Australia to review. I have not received any payment or compensation for this review. I have not been told what to say about this product, I am free to form my own opinion and share them in my own words. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Great review, Michelle. Hope you have a super Christmas! Cheers from Carole (Carole's Chatter)


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