As promised, here are some mini-reviews of all the books I’ve read from May-July!
Yikes! I haven’t posted anything here in three months! I guess it’s time to change that!
Thank you all so much for being so patient with me during my hiatus. I never posted about it on here, but I did on my bookstagram so I’ll keep any followers here updated. Continue reading
Publication: February 14th 2017
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Pages: 234 pages
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤
“I wonder if there’s a secret current that connects people who have lost something. Not in the way that everyone loses something, but in the way that undoes your life, undoes your self, so that when you look at your face it isn’t yours anymore” (LaCour 68).
We Are Okay is, simply put, a beautiful and honest story about grief, growing up, and trying to figure out who you are when tragedy strikes. Continue reading
Publication: February 23rd 2017
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux Inc.
Pages: 336 pages
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery
My Rating: ⛤⛤
“Everyone wanted to touch us. Including you. So remember the seven places you touched me. That’s where you’ll find the truth. In my words.
Start at the beginning” (Savage 12).
Oh boy, where do I begin.
The synopsis of this book offered so much. It sounded like a mix of Thirteen Reasons Why and The Virgin Suicides when ultimately it doesn’t hold a candle to them (or at least The Virgin Suicides. I haven’t read Thirteen Reasons Why. Yet.). Continue reading
Publication: March 7th 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 384 pages
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Dystopia
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤
“Never allow yourself to believe you should be silent” (Shannon 121).
I’ve loved Samantha Shannon’s work since first reading The Bone Season three years ago. I love the complex world she’s created in her books, the fully-dimensional characters, and the overall uniqueness of the series as a whole. So I was excited for The Song Rising, like really super excited, and I wanted to like this book more, I really really did. After the action, deception, and twists of The Mime Order I was so excited to read The Song Rising (even though it took much longer to come out then it should have, but at least Shannon acknowledges that, which is very brave of an author) and see what Shannon would add to Paige’s world, but unfortunately The Song Rising didn’t meet up to the high standards of the other two books. Continue reading
Publication: June 7th 2016
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Pages: 368 pages
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤
“She wasn’t a very pretty girl. That doesn’t sound like a nice thing to say about someone, or like being ugly should have mattered, except that because they were girls, it mattered big-time” (Umminger 71).
You know that feeling of disappointment when you read a hyped up book only to find out it wasn’t as great as you’d hoped? That’s how I felt when I read The Girls by Emma Cline last December. So you’re disappointed that this book that had potential, that you wanted to love but didn’t doesn’t exist in some other form. You wish that the author had gotten it right, or at the very least that their was someone else who had written the book. Luckily for me, there was Alison Umminger’s American Girls. Continue reading
Publication: February 1st 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Pages: 368 pages
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
My Rating: ⛤⛤
“Everything he knew about loveliness began and ended with her” (Giles 122).
Well this was one weird book. It’s hard to even think about where to start with this review because it was NOTHING like how I expected the story to be and it was just so weird.
Some people on Goodreads thought this book was going to be a Contemporary, I thought it was going to be a Contemporary turned Dystopian, or a recent Dystopian society that hasn’t turned into full Dystopia yet, but it’s none of the above! Instead The Edge of Everything is a strange paranormal fantasyish romance. Continue reading