Category: Book Reviews

The Rest of Us Just Live Here: A Book Review

The Rest of Us Just Live Here: A Book Review

Let’s start with this statement: My favorite books are the ones that intrigue me, that provoke me to think long after I’ve read them, that make me start talking about it to my roommate who doesn’t really care but I just talk at her anyway. And this book did that for me. In a really interesting way. So let’s discuss, shall we? The focus of this book is on the teens who are in the backstory of what we usually read in YA books. There’s the crazy, unique, paranormal story happening—but that’s not really what’s important. The main characters are just a group […]

Posted July 29, 2016
Book Reviews

Uprooted by Naomi Novik: A Book Review

Uprooted by Naomi Novik: A Book Review

Uprooted by Naomi Novik is going to go down as one of those all-time best fantasy/fairytale books. It’s beautiful and so unique and just feels like home, you know? Anyway, let’s talk about it. This book received a ton of hype when it came out last year. So. Much. Hype. So much so that I listened and ordered the UK version because the cover was so beautiful. Just look at it up there! You can’t tell, but the gold actually shines. I mean, the US version is also super beautiful, look: Cool, huh? The cover are both pretty different, but they’re both really unique and intricate and […]

Posted July 22, 2016
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Bah Bah Black Sheep: The Star-Touched Queen

Bah Bah Black Sheep: The Star-Touched Queen

I am always a fan of reading about unique cultures and mythologies. Especially when they’re interwoven with a great story and great writing. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokski promised all of that. And it received major hype from practically all the bloggers and reviewers out there. People were raving. So I was expecting to love it, and I was ecstatic to see that I got accepted for a review copy. However, this book didn’t work for me. But I’m a fair person; I try to be a good reviewer. So I’m going to attempt to explain my dislike of it. But before I delve into the […]

Posted June 29, 2016
Book Reviews

Dear Emma: A Unique Take on a Classic Austen Story

Dear Emma: A Unique Take on a Classic Austen Story

If you’ve read Emma by Jane Austen, you’d know that the premise of that book is about Emma meddling in her friends’ lives, mostly match-making. She’s endearing in a get-out-of-everyone’s-business kind of way. Katie Heaney takes that story and placed it in a modern, college setting, a concept I was very intrigued by. Overall, I enjoyed Dear Emma, and I found her really relatable, especially to me as an English-major college student who works in the library. But it wasn’t my favorite, which is why it sits at a solid three stars. I really did love Harriet (the main character) in this book. She’s just very relatable […]

Posted May 29, 2016
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The Girl from Everywhere: A Book Review

The Girl from Everywhere: A Book Review

This is a book that I was so, so excited about. The premise sounded awesome, and I’ve heard high praise from my blogging friends. And it didn’t disappoint! I enjoyed it a lot. I liked the main character Nix. I liked the unique, historical Hawaiian setting. I liked the time travel and how they time traveled. I liked the fairytale-ish, fantasy aspects. I love the father-daughter relationship that YA is seriously lacking. One thing that wasn’t my favorite was the love triangle…But let’s just talk about these things, alright? Nix is awesome. She’s a strong girl who’s trying to fend for herself. I think she has a […]

Posted May 23, 2016
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You Were Here: A Book Review

You Were Here: A Book Review

When Netgalley sent me an email promoting this book, I knew I had to get my hands on it. They described it as a book for Lauren Oliver fans—aka me. And after reading it, that description is pretty dead-on. But You Were Here by Cori McCarthy is also very much it’s own unique thing. And it was a really cool reading experience for me. This book is about grief. That basically covers the major themes and plot. Jake died in a terrible accident…and he left his friends and family in his wake, not sure how to handle his loss. And this book explores five […]

Posted May 16, 2016
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