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Book Review: These Broken S..

Book Review: These Broken Stars

I’ve never disliked two main characters more than in These Broken Stars. Lilac was a bit stuck up and a little too concerned with how her father would react the whole time (even when surviving on an unknown planet) which I guess we find out she has a good reason for. Tarver is just kind of boring and bland – too chivalrous – too perfect – rather annoying. The whole premise also is weird and funky with a deserted planet but not … it’s seemingly haunted yet not. It’s an odd plot and the ending wraps it up yet there’s […]

Posted March 19, 2020
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Book Review: The Long Way t..

Book Review: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

  I won this book at the library during summer reading, but I sought out the audiobook and I’m glad I did. This was an EPIC space adventure, full of awesome characters and crazy moments. I absolutely enjoyed every second of the book. My favorite parts were the relationships. Jenks is one of the techs and has a relationship with the ships AI which was an interesting piece of the plot as he tries to find a way to give her a body so they can be together. My other favorite relationship is between Rosemary and one of the crewmates […]

Posted March 18, 2020
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Book Review: Pan’s La..

Book Review: Pan’s Labyrinth

It’s been a while since I’ve seen the movie Pan’s Labyrinth, so I dove into the book without remembering too much beyond the spooky remembrance. I loved the creepy atmosphere and the fairy tale vibe of the story. The brutality of the war and the menace of certain characters lent itself to creating quite a novel. Add in the fairy tale elements and it’s a story that definitely transfixes the reader. Even though the book is gorgeous, I gave this one a listen to on audiobook and loved the narrator. I really felt drawn into the story and enjoyed every […]

Posted March 17, 2020
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Book Review: Lost in a Book

Book Review: Lost in a Book

I love the story of Beauty and the Beast and although I love retellings, it’s nice to get something rather different, something embedded into the story we know well but that takes off into a totally different way than I thought it would. I love Donnelly’s work on many other books and was excited to pick this novel up. The premise is that Belle finds a magical book in the library that literally transports her into the story. There’s something wrong in the book – it’s too perfect and lures her to try and stay longer each time, trying to […]

Posted March 15, 2020
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The Infinite Noise Book Rev..

The Infinite Noise Book Review

Wow I don’t know if I can even put into words how much I adored this book. The concept alone is hella interesting and I swear it’s so well written that at times I felt like I was Caleb and was feeling everyone’s emotions at once. I think my favorite visuals were when Adam’s emotions were described as the ocean and I could see them in my mind like that. Adam I could definitely relate to as I also struggle with depression and self harm. While I haven’t cut in many many years the impulse to do so is always […]

Posted February 23, 2020
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Dream Boy Book Review

Dream Boy Book Review

This is not my first time reading this book. I read this book almost every single day when I was in middle school. It was around this time that I was discovering my sexuality and I am from a small country town just like Roy and Nathan. Somewhere people still have terrible notions about LGBTQIA+ people so I felt extremely alone and depressed due to the bullying that I received. This book was my safe place, my refugee. It was my anchor in restless sea that was school. I even copied it into a notebook so that I could read […]

Posted February 12, 2020
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The Great American Whatever..

The Great American Whatever Book Review

This little book packs a large punch. I am in awe of the vivid imagery and language throughout this novel. I love the voice of our main character Quinn. The entire time I was reading this book I could truly imagine him sitting in front of me telling me a story about his life. Which oddly enough is how Quinn sees his own life is as a story as another one of his screenplays. I love the fact that he is very much a character that you find yourself empathizing with and I I honestly feel as though I have […]

Posted January 27, 2020
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Song of the Abyss Book Revi..

Song of the Abyss Book Review

I really enjoyed this adventure. I read the whole thing in a day because I found myself riveted from the moment our two main characters Reyna and Levi meet. Their banter and chemistry was undeniable and I found myself truly intrigued and that continued throughout the entire book. I love the little nods that we get in this book to the first one but I also like that you don’t necessarily need to read the first one to understand this one although I do recommend doing so. Blaise was probably one of my favorite characters and I loved seeing her […]

Posted December 25, 2019
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