Book Reviews

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

“Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.
She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.
When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Timesbestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of what makes it so amazing.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

It is very rarely I love the second book in a trilogy more than the first book. I did with this book though. I think the romance was so much more intense in this book. Lara Jean came out of her shell more while also having to deal with high school and family. I loved the way that this book depicted how high school really is. And especially the whole idea of having a minority.

I also resonated with it because the Song girls had lost a parent. I think I understood that pain even though it’s different for me. I think the Song girls are just such relatable characters.

I gave this book a 4 out of 5 stars, but I really enjoyed it. I totally recommend it to middle school and up. I think it’s a very great coming of age book.

Until Next Time,

Alex

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Book Reviews

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

“What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once?

Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

I have to say first off I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was a cute contemporary. I think I ended up relating more to Lara Jean than I thought I would. She was a very shy character and I remember being like her.

I think this book was a little slow at times, but still very enjoyable.

I ended up giving this book a 4 out of 5 stars. I recommend it to really anyone.

Until Next Time,

Alex

Updates

I made a Booktube channel!

Hey guys so a little update. I’m currently reading To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han and loving it.

I’m still in a reading slump sadly though so I might not complete my reading goal for this month, but I still have a few days and 5 books to finish so we’ll see.

Anyways the real reason I wanted to do this. I made a Booktube channel! I’ll link it below and link it in my about section.

I’m really excited to do this, don’t worry I’m going to keep the blog. I still want to do book reviews and talk about things. I want to do book hauls though as well as TBRs and Wrap ups and book tags.

I hope you guys check it out!

 

Until Next Time,

Alex

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Book Reviews

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

“A #1 New York Times-bestseller

Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen.

That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.

Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here — it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.

Carry On – The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow is a ghost story, a love story and a mystery. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story – but far, far more monsters.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

This book is the fanfiction that Cath was writing during Fangirl. I loved reading some of the passages from that book.

So when I realized Rowell had published that fanfiction I was very intrigued. Also, the fanfiction focuses on two men in a relationship which intrigued me even more.

I started it and it started a little slow, but eventually picked up. I liked the relationship development throughout the story. I think it was very interesting the way that one boy knew he was gay while the other was just beginning to figure it out.

The whole story is basically like a parody of Harry and Draco fanfics. Which some people ship them, other’s don’t. I personally don’t, but I still really enjoyed this book.

The magic system isn’t explained too well and it’s very confusing. Obviously it’s a fanfiction so it can’t be like the magic system in Harry Potter.

All in all, I did really enjoy this book. I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars. I think it’s a good book for middle school and up. It’s different from Rainbow Rowell books and nothing like Harry Potter, but still very interesting.

Until Next Time:

Alex

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Updates

Why I Quit Bookstagram

Hey guys! So I wanted to address this. I didn’t know if anyone would care.

So up until just recently I had a bookstagram account where I posted about books. I love books as you can tell. And I love photography so it seemed like the perfect fit. And it was for awhile. But I noticed recently that I was feeling bored with it. I wasn’t posting as often  and not because I was busy. Let’s be real, I don’t have a life for the most part.

So that’s the short answer: I was feeling bored.

I didn’t have inspiration to take pictures even though I have a brand new camera. I wasn’t feeling like new layouts even though I have been steadily buying new books. I was tired of it. It didn’t feel like it was challenging me. Now, blogging I will be doing for as long as possible cause it challenges me and I want to share my opinion.

I also felt like it would be hard and weird to take pictures in college. Bookstagram pictures that is. Whereas blogging isn’t as difficult while in college. I also don’t want to feel obligated to post all the time during college. I want to really enjoy college and spend it making new friends and learning. So I might take some artsy pictures for the blog, but as for bookstagram I don’t feel comfortable!

Thanks for understanding.

Until Next Time,

Alex

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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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