TBRs and Wrap Ups

July TBR and June Wrap Up

So this month I hit a bit of a bump in my reading. I took forever to read the first two books on my list and I’m having a hard time sitting down and reading. I hope to remedy that next month though.

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson: I gave this 3 out of 5 stars! I enjoyed it and  the review is below.

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare: I gave this a 5 out of 5 stars! I loved it and again review is below.

Carry on by Rainbow Rowell: Currently Reading. Review should be up this weekend.

The goal for July is to get out of this slump and read more. Not a ton cause I don’t want to overcompensate, but just read as much as I can. So I want to finish Carry on by Rainbow Rowell. Read Off The Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer. Read the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Trilogy by Jenny Han. Read The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. And finally Just One Year by Gayle Forman. These are all contemporaries so I’m hoping to get through them!

Until Next Time

Alex

 

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contemporaries so I’m hoping to get through them!

Until Next Time,

Alex

 

Show Reviews

Confess Show Review

Hey guys! So back in April I read Confess by Colleen Hoover. Around that time a show on Go90 came out based on the book. It’s free to sign up so I suggest doing it. Anyway, for whatever reason I waited awhile to watch it. But once I started I binged it. To be fair, there are only 7 episodes so binging is pretty easy.

I was honestly surprised by how well the adaptation followed the book. I was a little annoyed because it wasn’t set in the right city and some of the things just weren’t quite right. They were little things though.

I thought all the actors fit the characters so well. I didn’t like the girl that played Auburn that much, but mostly because she was in Switched at Birth and she played a deaf girl in that show and it was hard to disconnect those things.

I absolutetly hated Lydia and Trey, but you were supposed to. I thought the man who played Owen was hot and the perfect fit. I do remember the kid being younger, but I could be wrong.

Overall, I think it was amazing and worth the watch. I’m excited to see more Colleen Hoover adaptations! Trigger Warning for sexual assualt.

Until Next Time,

Alex

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Book Reviews

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

“Would you trade your soul mate for your soul?

A Shadowhunter’s life is bound by duty. Constrained by honor. The word of a Shadowhunter is a solemn pledge, and no vow is more sacred than the vow that binds parabatai, warrior partners—sworn to fight together, die together, but never to fall in love.

Emma Carstairs has learned that the love she shares with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, isn’t just forbidden—it could destroy them both. She knows she should run from Julian. But how can she when the Blackthorns are threatened by enemies on all sides?

Their only hope is the Black Volume of the Dead, a spell book of terrible power. Everyone wants it. Only the Blackthorns can find it. Spurred on by a dark bargain with the Seelie Queen, Emma; her best friend, Cristina; and Mark and Julian Blackthorn journey into the Courts of Faerie, where glittering revels hide bloody danger and no promise can be trusted. Meanwhile, rising tension between Shadowhunters and Downworlders has produced the Cohort, an extremist group of Shadowhunters dedicated to registering Downworlders and “unsuitable” Nephilim. They’ll do anything in their power to expose Julian’s secrets and take the Los Angeles Institute for their own.

When Downworlders turn against the Clave, a new threat rises in the form of the Lord of Shadows—the Unseelie King, who sends his greatest warriors to slaughter those with Blackthorn blood and seize the Black Volume. As dangers close in, Julian devises a risky scheme that depends on the cooperation of an unpredictable enemy. But success may come with a price he and Emma cannot even imagine, one that will bring with it a reckoning of blood that could have repercussions for everyone and everything they hold dear.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

Okay wow. I honestly don’t know how to talk about this. I thought maybe giving myself some time to think would help me form words on this book, but it didn’t. I finished this book yesterday and I’m still speechless.

The ending, the everything.  It was 699 pages of pure magic. I loved the book. There were so many feels because Cassie is the queen of forbidden love. And just I love it. I don’t think Cassie could write anything that I wouldn’t love. But I do have to say if you are interested in reading this, you should not start with this book.

You will be greatly confused and spoiled. The reading order for the Shadowhunter Chronicles is as follows:

City Of Bones

City of Ashes

City of Glass

Clockwork Angel

City of Fallen Angels

Clockwork Prince

City of Lost Souls

Clockwork Princess

City of Heavenly Fire

The Bane Chronicles

Tales of The Sahdowhunter Academy

Lady Midnight

Lord of Shadows

That might seem really intimidating because they are big books. They are worth it! They follow an ongoing story and a lot of different characters.

I don’t want to give too much away about Lord of Shadows because it could be a very big spoiler. Just know it is amazing and wonderful and I recommend all the books in the above list.

I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars! It was incredible. I’m so sad I have to wait until 2019 for the next book!

 

Until Next Time,

Alex

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Updates

Why I Haven’t Posted As Much!

So guys I wanted to just give a little update!

I realized I haven’t been posting as much, not because I don’t love blogging anymore, but because I am in a reading slump. So book reviews are not happening because I am not finishing books. My goal is to finish Lord of Shadows this weekend or like next Monday and have a book review up on Tuesday.

It’s just my reading has been so great this year! And I’ve been reading so many books, but I’m just in a little mini reading slump. So hoping that I’ll finish LoS and it’ll kick me out of   this reading slump so I can bring you guys more book reviews and content!

I would like you guys to comment some stuff that you might like to see so I can bring you the best!

Until Next Time,

Alex

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Book Reviews

The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

“Adrift after her sister Bailey’s sudden death, Lennie finds herself torn between quiet, seductive Toby—Bailey’s boyfriend who shares her grief—and Joe, the new boy in town who bursts with life and musical genius. Each offers Lennie something she desperately needs… though she knows if the two of them collide her whole world will explode.

Join Lennie on this heartbreaking and hilarious journey of profound sorrow and mad love, as she makes colossal mistakes and colossal discoveries, as she traipses through band rooms and forest bedrooms and ultimately right into your heart.

As much a celebration of love as a poignant portrait of loss, Lennie’s struggle to sort her own melody out of the noise around her is always honest, often uproarious, and absolutely unforgettable.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

I enjoyed this book, but I had some problems with it. I had a hard time getting into it. And I think it really is for younger teenagers, so that’s probably part of it. But I honestly thought that Lennie was a very selfish and annoying character. I hate to judge because grief is so different for everyone.

The decisions that Lennie made throughout the course of this book were very self destructive and that bothered me. She didn’t talk to anyone about her feelings and part of the thing about grief is that you’re so overwhelmed with that loss that it can destroy you from the inside. She hurts so many relationships throught the course of this book because she refuses to think about her actions.

I did enjoy this book thought because I understood her grief and how self destructive it can be. I can’t imagine losing my sister.  I think it is a good book for younger teenagers though.

I gave this a 3 out of 5 stars. I enjoyed it, but not as much as I thought I would. It is a very well written book and I think it is very unique. I would recommend it to probaly 14-16 personally. I enjoyed it and I think reading about the grieving process is so important.

Until Next Time,

Alex

P.S. I read this book with this cover and I hated it. So glad they changed it.

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Book Reviews

Mara Dyer Trilogy by Michelle Hodkins

*Includes The Unbecoming, The Evolution, and The Retribution*

“Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed.

There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.

She’s wrong.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

Unbecoming: I loved this book! I said I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars on my wrap up, but I changed it to 4 out of 5 stars. This is a great book and it moves so fast. It’s a psychological thriller. I think it’s so interesting and such a great concept.

Evolution: I also loved this book! I originally gave it  5 out of 5 stars, but I changed it to 4 out of 5 stars. I loved how fast it moved. And it made me fall in love with Noah more. I love the storyline and all the things we find out.

Retribution: I gave this a 2 out of 5 stars. I was nervous about reading this because I had heard it was bad. And it was. I read 150 pages and just couldn’t get into it. So instead of actually finishing it, I skimmed it. I don’t recommend this. Almost as bad as Allegiant.

Sorry for a series review, but I needed to catch up on reviews and honestly reading in general.

Until Next Time,

Alex