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#034 | Rapid Reviews: 30 second mini book reviews

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Welcome back to Rants and Reviews! We're super excited to be getting back into recording podcast episodes for you guys, and have a really fun season lined up! In today's episode, the first of season 4, we're taking 5 books each that we've read between seasons 3 and 4 and try to give you a synopsis and a review. There's a catch though; we only have 30 seconds per book. Get ready for some terrible plot-telling and a whole lot of hilarity.


Each episode of Rants and Reviews we share what we’re currently reading, so you can discover our favourite genes, add some books to your TBR pile, and hear us rave and rage about characters, plot, setting and more.
Anjali is currently reading Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid, and Sophie is currently reading Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor and Mythos by Stephen Fry.


(08:00) Sophie kicks us off with her first review and does a very good job. It’s actually a re-read of Rainbow Rowell’s book, Fangirl.

(16:45) Anjali is not good at this at all and tries to summarise and give her thoughts about a book that’s nearly 600 pages long. Which is no mean feat.

(25:10) We do a little googling to find out when a movie adaptation comes out, and while Anjali is concerned it’s not going to be like the books she grew up reading, she’s still looking forward to it.

(34:20) Sophie gives us a synopsis on Frankly in Love, and has mixed feelings about it.

(37:00) The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is Anjali’s last choice and it was a really good read! Her synopsis wasn’t great, but you get the main idea.

We end the episode talking about how difficult 30 seconds reviews are, and we probably won’t do it again because stress.


And that’s it for the first episode of Season 4. We’re finally back! Let us know if we did well in our 30 seconds reviews, and let us know if you actually pick up any of the books we mentioned.

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Books mentioned in this episode:
Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor, Mythos by Stephen Fry, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, The Vanishing Deep by Astrid Scholte, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Hammond, Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare, The Hand in the Wall by Maureen Johnson, The Fowl Twins be Eoin Colfer, Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed, Highfire by Eoin Colfer, Frankly in Love by David Yoon, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

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