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After We Fell by Anna Todd

“Book Three of the After series-the internet sensation with millions of readers. Tessa and Hardin’s love was complicated before.
Now it’s more confusing than ever.
After We Fell
Life will never be the same.
Just as Tessa makes the biggest decision of her life, everything changes. Revelations about her family, and then Hardin’s, throw everything they knew before into doubt and make their hard-won future together more difficult to claim. Tessa’s life begins to come unglued. Nothing is what she thought it was. Not her friends. Not her family. Hardin – the one person she should be able to rely on – is furious when he discovers the massive secret she’s been keeping. And rather than being understanding, he turns to sabotage…
Tessa knows Hardin loves her and will do anything to protect her, but there’s a difference between loving someone and being able to have them in your life. This cycle of jealousy, unpredictable anger, and forgiveness, is exhausting. She’s never felt so intensely for anyone, so exhilarated by someone’s kiss – but is the irrepressible heat between her and Hardin worth all the drama? Love used to be enough to hold them together. But if Tessa follows her heart now, will it be… the end?”

~Synopsis from Google Books because Goodreads kept showing me the description in Spanish.

I finally finished a book! It only took me almost two weeks. It feels so good and I picked up another book right after I finished it. And I’m making a ton of progress already.

Anyways, I finished After We Fell last night after having a Harry Potter marathon with my sister and brother in law. He hasn’t seen any of the movies yet so it was a new experience for him. He kept trying to guess what was going on and was horribly wrong. Like he thought that the snake in the beginning of Sorcerer’s Stone was going to be Snape. He also is convinced that Harry and Hermione are gonna date. Boy is he in for  surprise.

We’re watching Prisoner of Azkaban right now and just all the Harry Potter feels. But, let’s focus on my review.

So I know people have mixed reviews on this series. I enjoy it, but I know others don’t. I love the Hessa feels that it brings me. I can understand a toxic relationship like that. Not as bad as that and surely not one that ends in the way it does. I have never experienced a love like that but these books give me hope that maybe I will one day feel love as strong and consuming as Hardin (can I please just call him Harry because this name is just ew) and Tessa. I hope not to have a relationship as destructive or as toxic as that. I hope to find that love in college next year and follow my dreams the way Tessa does. She also fights for what she wants so I mean I think that makes her an inspiration.

She also has my dream job, publishing, which makes me connect with her even more. And Hardin is just a very screwed up guy with a lot of problems. And I’ve dated a few guys like that but not as severe. I understand how you can fall into that cycle of wanting to fix someone, but not being able to. Nobody can be fixed unless they want to fix themselves. It’s hard to not do that especially if you care about the person. So I get that and her pain. I get her situation even though mine was not as severe.

I did not mean to get so serious about this review, but I had a lot to say obviously. Anyways, I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars. I loved it and like with the others this is for a mature audience only. If anyone can relate to my life experiences please feel free to message me. I’d love to talk to people. Message me at @mybookishworld._ on Instagram.

Until Next Time,

Alex

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After We Collided by Anna Todd

“Book Two of the After series—now newly revised and expanded, Anna Todd’s After fan-fiction racked up 1 billion reads online and captivated readers across the globe. Experience the Internet’s most talked-about book for yourself!

Tessa has everything to lose. Hardin has nothing to lose…except her. AFTER WE COLLIDED…Life will never be the same.

After a tumultuous beginning to their relationship, Tessa and Hardin were on the path to making things work. Tessa knew Hardin could be cruel, but when a bombshell revelation is dropped about the origins of their relationship—and Hardin’s mysterious past—Tessa is beside herself.

Hardin will always be…Hardin. But is he really the deep, thoughtful guy Tessa fell madly in love with despite his angry exterior—or has he been a stranger all along? She wishes she could walk away. It’s just not that easy. Not with the memory of passionate nights spent in his arms. His electric touch. His hungry kisses.

Still, Tessa’s not sure she can endure one more broken promise. She put so much on hold for Hardin—school, friends, her mom, a relationship with a guy who really loved her, and now possibly even a promising new career. She needs to move forward with her life.

Hardin knows he made a mistake, possibly the biggest one of his life. He’s not going down without a fight. But can he change? Will he change…for love?”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

So again I know this book is not for everybody, but I loved it. I loved seeing the character development and all the things that happened again. And knowing how it ends helped me feel a lot less angry when things were happening. I can’t wait to finish the series.

I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars, but again I know this isn’t for everyone. I recommend this book to seniors in high school and up. I loved the book, but there is mature content.

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After by Anna Todd

“Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way.

But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.

But he’s also rude—to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does—until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she’s never known before.

He’ll call her beautiful, then insist he isn’t the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper.

Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin’s prejudice about nice girls like her?

Unless…could this be love?

Now newly revised and expanded, Anna Todd’s After fanfiction racked up 1 billion reads online and captivated readers across the globe. Experience the Internet’s most talked-about book for yourself!

There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything AFTER … Life will never be the same.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

So I read this book when it online earlier this year and I decided to read the full version of it in print. I loved it the first time and I loved it even more the second time. Since I already knew what was going to happen for the most part I was grinning while reading. I felt so many feels when I first read this. I know a lot of people don’t love this book, but I loved it and I will totally agree to disagree if you hated it.

I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars. I suggest reading this book as a senior in high school and up. It has a lot of mature content in it. I know this book is not for everybody.

Until Next Time,

Alex

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The Crown by Kiera Cass

“When Eadlyn became the first princess of Illéa to hold her own Selection, she didn’t think she would fall in love with any of her thirty-five suitors. She spent the first few weeks of the competition counting down the days until she could send them all home. But as events at the palace force Eadlyn even further into the spotlight, she realizes that she might not be content remaining alone.

Eadlyn still isn’t sure she’ll find the fairytale ending her parents did twenty years ago. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you…and soon Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more impossible—and more important—than she ever imagined.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

This is the last book in the Selection series and it was better than the previous book, but it still wasn’t up to the standards of the original trilogy. I liked Eadlyn’s character in this book way more. I wanted to cry and I felt a lot more feels for the king and queen. I was happy with the ending. I never really was overly upset about the book like the way I was during the original trilogy.

I gave this book a 4 out of 5 stars because I did enjoy it. Just not as much as the rest. I still recommend the book to middle school and up.

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The Heir by Kiera Cass

“Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she’d put off marriage for as long as possible.

But a princess’s life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can’t escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests.

Eadlyn doesn’t expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn’s heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she’s always thought.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

Okay I’m finally catching up on reviews! I was just so busy with finals and family. I’m even catching up on reading today. It feels good to finally be back to it. I hate being so busy and not  having time.

So, I actually didn’t like this book as much as I did the previous three. Eadlyn was a harder character to grow to like. She was very snotty and just rude in all honesty. The book was harder to get into, but I still enjoyed it. I mostly just liked seeing more of the king and queen.

I gave this book a 4 out of 5 stars because of how hard it was to get into it. I recommend this to middle school and up. There’s no mature content so there’s nothing to be worried about.

Until Next Time,

Alex

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The One by Kiera Cass

The time has come for one winner to be crowned.

When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she’ll have to fight for the future she wants.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

Hey lovelies!!! I’m back. Sorry I haven’t been posting, but I had finals and now I’m done so I will be catching up on my reviews and reading (yay)

Anyway, here we go with the review.

I read a lot of books in between this so I don’t remember as much as I should. I did remember loving it (duh) I was like squealing, crying, yelling, and all that. It had so many feels  and I loved it. I was so excited about the ending and I’m not going to spoil it. Let me just say I was happy with who she ended up with.

I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars for all the feels. The book works for middle school and up. I’m a senior and I loved it so I encourage you to check it out if you haven’t already.

Until Next Time,

Alex

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The Elite by Kiera Cass

“The Selection began with thirty-five girls.
Now with the group narrowed down to the six Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon’s heart is fiercer than ever—and America is still struggling to decide where her heart truly lies. Is it with Maxon, who could make her life a fairy tale? Or with her first love, Aspen?

America is desperate for more time. But the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want—and America’s chance to choose is about to slip away.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

I loved this book. I got through it so fast. The amount of feels this book gave me is amazing. And just the moments with Maxon just made me so happy and giddy. I loved the book and the story and getting to know more about America and Maxon. It did make me a little frustrated, but I still highly enjoyed it.

I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars because it was a perfect little easy read. It honestly just made me happy. It is a good romance. I would recommend it to middle school and older. Same as the first one. It’s honestly just a cute feel good romance story with a little dystopian feel.

Until Next Time,

Alex

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The Selection by Kiera Cass

“For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

I finally got on this bandwagon after years of this series being out. Even though I already knew how it was going to end I was so into it. I loved it. I knew who ended up with who. Dystopian isn’t my favorite genre (Thanks, Divergent) so I was a little hesitant but this book ended up more like romance. It was enthralling and it brought me in. The dystopian aspect really just enhanced the romance. But seriously guys team Maxon forever.

Anyways, I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars. I recommend this book to anyone in middle school and up. Also, so many reviews will be going up this week because I am reading so much.

Until Next Time

Alex

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Another Day by David Levithan

“Every day is the same for Rhiannon. She has accepted her life, convinced herself that she deserves her distant, temperamental boyfriend, Justin, even established guidelines by which to live: Don’t be too needy. Avoid upsetting him. Never get your hopes up.

Until the morning everything changes. Justin seems to see her, to want to be with her for the first time, and they share a perfect day—a perfect day Justin doesn’t remember the next morning. Confused, depressed, and desperate for another day as great as that one, Rhiannon starts questioning everything. Then, one day, a stranger tells her that the Justin she spent that day with, the one who made her feel like a real person…wasn’t Justin at all.

In this enthralling companion to his New York Times bestseller Every Day, David Levithan tells Rhiannon’s side of the story as she seeks to discover the truth about love and how it can change you.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

So I read the first book Everyday sometime last year (I think) and I enjoyed it. But for whatever reason this one hit me a little harder. It was in Rhiannon’s point of view so you got to see what she was thinking and feeling. The point of views were so different compared to each other. I connected with Rhiannon as a character much more than I did with A in Everyday. Rhiannon was in a very toxic relationship before A came into her life. She loved Justin and was doing everything to keep him happy when a lot of the time he took what she was doing for granted. And personally that really got to me. I have been in a very toxic relationship before and I know how it feels. Seeing how Rhiannon stands up for herself and moves on from such a toxic relationship. It was beautiful and it reminded me how much I am grateful to not be in that situation anymore.

Anyways, I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars, but mostly because of me and how it really spoke to me. I would recommend this to anyone in high school. I think that it is a little mature, but I think those books are so good for high schoolers and finding things out about themselves.

Until Next Time

Alex