I honestly think A Very Large Expanse of Sea is the best book I’ve reviewed on my blog so far. It is heart-breaking yet full of hope and forgiveness, and I haven’t felt that in a young adult novel before. It is picturesque and incredibly written, nothing but the best from Mafi. The plot and subject matter is heavy, but important. Let’s get into it!  Going into this book I knew I would love it because I had read Mafi’s other book series, Shatter Me….Continue Reading “A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi”

It’s tea time ladies, because My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows and Brodi Ashton, is not all that it’s hyped up to be. This novel is written in the third point of view with chapters from the three main characters.  My Plain Jane has been marketed as a comedic historical fiction retelling of some sorts, following Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë, and Alexander Blackwood. So it sounds super fun and interesting, right? Well, it’s not that it wasn’t fun but it really wasn’t that…Continue Reading “My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton”

If you are looking for something cute, powerful, and heartwarming, On the Come Up by Angie Thomas is where you need to look. It deals with so many taboo topics like racism, sexism, police brutality, and the list literally goes on. It’s insane how much Thomas can fit into a 450 page novel, but somehow she does it effortlessly and creates amazing novels like this.  If you are an avid reader on my blog, which by the way you should be, you would remember the…Continue Reading “On the Come Up by Angie Thomas”

The novel that I just finished reading was The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand. Warning: this book is super sad, I cried at least 3 times, so if that isn’t your style, maybe read a different review.  This book follows Lex and her struggle coming to terms with her brother, Tyler, committing suicide. Yeah… it’s sad. Lex loses her friends and boyfriend because she wasn’t ready to open up about her feelings, and is all alone in this battle because her mother…Continue Reading “The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand”

Magic, romance, alternate Londons, and a really cool jacket. That is how I would describe this incredible trilogy. It has everything a novel needs. Political intrigue, a really intricate and cool magic system, two amazing main characters, and three whole books for a reader to fall in love. It’s amazing. If you are not sold yet, here is a more in-depth description.  The first novel, A Darker Shade of Magic, starts this journey by introducing Kell, one of the main characters of the trilogy. Now…Continue Reading “Shades of Light trilogy by V.E Schwab”

Hello my fellow readers, Doctor Strange here. Unfortunately, Julianna is not able to write up a post today so she called me to fill in. I am one of her few acquaintances, luckily, that actively reads, when I’m not fighting and saving the world. I decided to review a book that Julianna recommended, since this is her page. That book is There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins, a young-adult “horror” novel. Now I usually do not dapple in the young-adult genre, but Julianna…Continue Reading “There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins”

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante is, accurately enough, a brilliant text. It is the first book in a quartet, 4 novels, and each novel follows a different time in our main character, Elena’s, life. It is a story of friendship, love and growing up. It takes place in the 1950’s, in a poor little city in Italy, Naples where both Elena and her best friend, Lila live. This text is translated from Italian, and the characters actually speak a lot of the Neapolitan dialect…Continue Reading “My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante”

“For the longest time, I thought the power of positive thinking would get me by. And it helps, that’s for dang sure. But it takes more than thinking and hoping and wishing and praying. You need a whole lot of doing.” – Julie Murphy This book was everything I was looking for in my first book of 2019. It had some serious moments, some LOL moments, and most importantly, Dolly Parton. Just like the companion novel, Dumplin’. This book takes place in a small town…Continue Reading “Puddin’ by Julie Murphy”