Avoiding revision? Ten novels to procrastinate with this exam season
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April has arrived once more, which for students means only one thing: exams are just around the corner again. If you've run out of good things to watch on Netflix but are still dying to avoid your revision, then I've got you covered, with another list of books that you can dive into and get an hour or two's break:
Image Credit: MiraCosic on Pixabay1. The Exact Opposite of Okay, by Laura Steven If you're looking for something funny, fast to read and totally feminist, then I definitely recommend this one. It's only around 340 pages so could easily be read in an hour or two's revision break and it's everything you've ever wanted. The main character, Izzy O'Neill, is hilarious but it also touches on serious topics like revenge porn, slut shaming and the myth of the friend zone. Also the sequel is already out so you can binge both back to back. 2. To Kill A Kingdom, by Alexandra Christo A Little Mermaid retelling, but our Ariel (Lira) is a vicious siren who becomes human as a punishment from her mother, the Sea Queen. In order to return to the sea and regain her siren legs, she has to kill a sailor, but not just any sailor - a Prince who sidelines in killing sirens. 3. Vicious, by VE Schwab Hey I'm at least changing up the VE Schwab book this time, so you can forgive me right? Vicious is a short read, at only 340 pages, but it's packed with action, villains and revenge. The book follows Eli and Victor, two former friends and college roommates, who have gained superpowers after near death experiences, and unfurls through a non-linear chronology that reveals how the two came to be enemies. 4. A Series of Unfortunate Events, by Lemony Snicket If you loved the Netflix show, then perhaps try the series of books that inspired it. It's a long series of 13 books, but they are all under 400 pages and exam season lasts a couple of weeks, so you could probably get a good way through the series by the end.
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