Posts Categorized: Reviews

Aug 10
Review: My Best Everything by Sarah Tomp

Review: My Best Everything by Sarah Tomp

4 Stars, Reviews 0

Okay, so I downloaded this book as an e-ARC from Netgalley last year. LAST YEAR. And then I got busy and life happened, but I’ve been meaning to catch up on all my ARC’s, even if they’re ridiculously late. So here goes. Also, receiving this book from the publisher through Netgalley does not influence my opinion or my review, I promise. I LIKED THIS BOOK. Which was a relief after pretty much hating Maybe Someday. But for the first time… Read more »

Aug 03
Review: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Review: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

1 Stars, DNF, Reviews 1

DNF Review. I could would not finish this book. I was excited to read this because I thought it’d be a fun and dramatic romance that I would love, and I’ve heard good things about Colleen Hoover so I was eager to see what the buzz was about. However, this book was a HUGE disappointment. Even worse, it made me feel all gross and uncomfortable and angry. BLAH. The felt repulsed by the characters and their actions and I WILL RANT… Read more »

Jul 17
Review: Mosquitoland by David Arnold

Review: Mosquitoland by David Arnold

4 Stars, Reviews 2

Mosquitoland was… something.  Possible spoilers ahead, read with caution. I mean, for the first half of the book I had NO IDEA WHAT WAS HAPPENING. This girl, Mim, overheard her father and stepmom talking to her principal and then decides to steal money from her stepmom and travel across the country to Ohio to visit her sick mother (except we don’t actually know what’s wrong with her). She just RUNS AWAY. Doesn’t ask any questions or anything. NOPE. Running away is… Read more »

Jul 12
Poetry Talk: Wrong Side of a Fistfight by Ashe Vernon

Poetry Talk: Wrong Side of a Fistfight by Ashe Vernon

5 Stars, Reviews 0

So this was going to be a review but then I realized that poetry is… different than novels. Not quite sure how to review it, ya know. BUT I’m going to pretend like I do and see how it goes. So the title says Poetry Talk, but it’s really like a discussion/review/blabbering. It’s gonna be GOOD.  So while I love pretty words and metaphors and all that, poetry was never something I loved. Mostly because a lot of poetry takes a few reads and… Read more »

Jun 24
Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

2 Stars, Reviews 8

Possible spoilers ahead… So, I keep seeing blurbs and descriptions advertising this book as having a “riveting dystopian world,” of being a “thrilling superhero story” (both on the back blurb of my paperback copy) and of being a “dystopian thriller” (on wikipedia)… however, that’s not really accurate. I mean, yeah the world is dystopian, and the main character can kill people by touching them can I please have this power, and mayyybeee that makes it a dystopian thriller. But in my opinion, it… Read more »

Jun 22
Review: Winter by Marissa Meyer

Review: Winter by Marissa Meyer

5 Stars, Reviews 4

First of all, I apologize for any and all spoilers. It was unavoidable. Second, I also apologize for the excessive use of gifs in this post. I got excited. I couldn’t help myself. Third, Aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! This is book was perfection and I don’t know what to do with my life now that I’ve finished it and there’s no more books (except prequels/etc its not the same *cries*)! Someone send help. Cress left us with so many loose ends, and I was genuinely concerned… Read more »

Jun 21
Review: This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

Review: This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

3 Stars, Reviews 0

After having read all of Sarah Dessen’s books, thinking back on them, This Lullaby was different. Remy, our main character, was bold and daring which contrasts a bit with the usual protagonist we see in Dessen’s work. At first, I thought that maybe I was just overthinking the differences since it’s been awhile since I’ve read her other works, but while skimming her website, Sarah says something similar about Remy being different for her too.  I thought this was kind of… Read more »

Jun 12
Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

5 Stars, Reviews 2

Okay, so before writing this review, I spent an hour googling and obsessing over Sherman Alexie. As I mentioned in my last post, I was introduced to this book by my English professor who showed my class an interview of Alexie, which I enjoyed and you should definitely check it out if you can, and then recommended I read this book as an introduction to Alexie’s work. So I did, and I absolutely loved it… and it resulted in me… Read more »

Dec 19
Review: Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

Review: Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

4 Stars, Reviews 2

Every time I find out Sarah Dessen is releasing a new book I freak out and get super excited… but of course these announcements are always wayyy too early and by the time the book is released I forget because clearly my memory is a mess. If you guys remember the giveaway we hosted a few weeks ago, the winner, Anjanette, choose Saint Anything as the prize, and it fortunately reminded me that I also wanted to read this book. (Anjanette,… Read more »

Dec 03
Blog Tour Review: Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers

Blog Tour Review: Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers

4 Stars, Blog Tour, Reviews 0

my review Truest is a book that will tug at your heart in many ways: there’s an adorable romance, a tragic accident, some complicated family situations, and fortunately, lots of humor to help us through the emotions. Westlin is a small town girl, and she seems to really love it. She has a fabulous boyfriend, a well respected family and father, and a small but close group of friends. She’s pretty content with life, even if she has no clue… Read more »