Bookish Review: To all the boys I’ve loved before

 


To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Rating: 4.5 stars

Review:

Lara Jean is just like any other teen girl. She  had many crushes and instead of openly admitting her crushes, she instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day she discovers that somehow her secret box of letters had been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp and even her sister’s ex-boyfriend. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all or did it?

Jenny Han’s novel was perfect, an actual copy of a teen girls life. Super relatable, funny, and so cute! Lara at a few parts did make me feel a bit anxious, but I have to give it to her: dealing with her past lovers is not easy, specially if one is her sister’s ex boyfriend. Even I would feel weird if that were to happen to me, but I’m the oldest and live far away from my siblings. I will admit that I would have loved to grow up with a cute neighbor, but I’m not part of the lucky few that do.

YOU MUST READ THIS NOVEL! I can’t wait to read the sequel: Ps. I still love you.

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Bookish Review: The Wicked Will Rise


 

The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die pt.2) by Danielle Paige
Rating: 4.5 stars

Review:

If you read Dorothy Must Die, you know that Amy had one goal: kill Dorothy. Now in this second novel Amy was given a new mission: remove the Tin Woodman’s heart, steal the Scarecrow’s brain, take the Lion’s courage, and then Dorothy must die…all to make Oz a free land again. But as we all know, not everything was going to be easy so Dorothy is still alive, the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked has vanished, and mysterious Princess Ozma might be Amy’s only ally.

As time goes by, Amy begins to learn the truth about her mission and how she has only scratched the surface of Oz’s past and the fact that her home may also be in danger. So, in a place where the line between good and evil shifts with just a strong gust of wind, who can Amy trust—and who is really Wicked? Of course, you will only know if you read both books and their prequels. So sit down, get a plate of cookies, a cup of coffee and start reading! I’m not planning on giving spoilers so you will have to read it for yourself.

There are no specific words that I can use to express my obsession with these stories. I don’t care if some people dislike these books, I LOVE THEM! Honestly, who doesn’t like a twisted version of a classical book. Danielle’s writing is on point! Yeah, a few things could be better, there is always space for improvement, but even with all the small details that could be fixed the story is amazing and I just can’t wait to continue living the adventure.

Bookish Review: Finding Audrey

 

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
Rating: 4 stars

Review:

Fourteen-year-old Audrey suffers from an anxiety disorder and she is slowly trying to make progress in getting better or at least knowing how to control her anxiety episodes. When Audrey’s doctor, Dr. Sarah, gives her the task to film everything, she gets to know her brother’s gaming teammate called Linus. As her friendship with him deepens, her recovery gains momentum, she begins to feel love and while dealing with everything that surrounds her, she and her family will learn how to get better by being together.

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Bookish Review : Shiver

 

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Rating: 4 stars

Review:

When Grace was young she experienced an event that changed her life forever and it made her feel a passion for wolves. For years, she had watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, while she focused her attention to one yellow-eyed wolf that makes her feel chills.

Then we have Sam. He has lived two lives: during the winter he stays in the frozen woods with the protection of the pack while keeping silent company to a special girl; during the summer he enjoys a few precious months being human until the cold comes back.

Now, both teens meet. Grace recognized those yellow-eyes whose familiarity takes her breath away, and Sam must fight to stay human or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

This story will pull you in deep, wrapping you with the warmth of young love, the fear of losing someone important, and the importance of keeping your loved ones safe and keeping secrets.

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I loved this novel very much. It did get a bit boring for me at certain times in which it got slow, but for overall it was great (I’m a picky reader xD). The level of romance used was simple and delicate, the light touch of mystery kept Sam’s secret interesting, and everything that happened in general will make you love Sam’s and Grace’s love story.

Book Review : Red Queen


Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Rating: 4 stars

Review:

In school, the people learned how the world was before; about the angels and gods that lived in the sky ruling the earth with kind and loving hands. Some said those were just stories but Mare Barrow doesn’t believe that. Her world is divided by blood, those with red blood and those with silver blood. Those with silver blood have supernatural abilities that make them nearly gods while those with red blood are just common folk. With a twist of fate, Mare finds herself among the royal family and when her life is at risk she displays powers of her own leaving the Silvers shocked. Mare has red blood which means her new abilities put her more at risk, not only among the silvers but with the rebellion that is brewing up. She’ll have to learn how to control her abilities, know who to trust and keep her heart from getting hurt.

Red Queen is perfect! If you liked The Hunger Games Series and The Selection Series you will devour this novel with excitement.

Book Review : Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children



Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Rating: 4 stars

Review:

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a novel that mixes fiction and photography to give its readers a thrilling experience.

The story revolves around a young boy called Jacob, that has to travel to an island in the coast of Wales, were his grandfather spent part of his childhood. There, Jacob will discover things that would be imposible and yet are real. He will understand his grandfathers past and will have to do everything possible to survive what is yet to come.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is breath taking, shocking and mind-blowing. The photos included within the novel enhance each and every word. It’s a rollercoaster of surprises that can become addicting.  If you enjoyed reading Asylum, you will enjoy reading Miss Peregrine’s.

Book Review : The Rosie Effect


The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion

Rating: 3.5 stars

Review:

The sequel to The Rosie Project.

Don and Rosie are back and they are happily married and living in New York. Together they will have to face a new challenge: Rosie is pregnant. Don decides to start learning about the protocols of becoming a father, but his unusual research methods get him in trouble with the law and with Rosie. With the help of his best friend Gene and others he must make things better without hurting Rosie in her “delicate” state, while he also tries to help those around him. With that he faces the biggest problem of all: losing Rosie when she needs him the most.

I must admit I began backwards. I haven’t read The Rosie Project because I got The Rosie Effect as a gift and I didn’t bother to look for info about it. Still I enjoyed it very much. Dan is very smart but his knowledge helps him in his field of work, not with those around him. Even though his socializing skill suck he is a good guy trying to make things work the right way, but sometimes the right way isn’t always the best and Don must learn that the hard way.

I laughed so much because of all the odd things he did and also felt so mad at him for been such a smartass, but it was a fun novel. Even though I don’t know how the met, I enjoyed it as if it was a single novel.

Book Review : Eleanor & Park



Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Rating: 4.5 stars

Review:

We all dreamed about how first love would be and we also thought about it having an end.

Eleanor is a red haired girl that dressed in oversized clothes and lived a though life. Kids picked on her and she didn’t stand up for herself. Park is a sweet boy that loves comic books and is quite odd himself. Together they go on a journey to discover friendship, take on difficult obstacles and find love. These two sixteen year old misfits know that first love at some point ends but over the course of one year they are brave and desperate enough to give love a chance.

This novel made my heart feel so weak. In my childhood I was also picked on, wore oversized clothes and felt out of place. Eleanor’s backstory made me cry so much because it projected a similar situation I went through. Park’s good intentions just made me remember my first love. That need to find a safe haven even if it was in the arms of another. Everygirl wants that strong understanding guy to help her feel safe and Park did just that for Eleanor.

Wont keep giving to much details but know that you will love their story, so give it a chance and read this amazing book.

Book Review : Thirteen Reasons Why

A book that made me think about my own life and how I impact the life of others.

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Teens these days live thinking just about #YOLO. They want to live their life to the fullest and in their path they forget to look around them and see which lives their are changing.

Hannah is a young high school student that suffered a lot thanks to rumors her peers spread, and with those rumors came her death and a few little surprises.

Clay Jensen goes to the same school Hannah went and one day he received a box that contained the reason why Hannah did what she did. He must endure listening to her story, to feel her pain, but he will only understand everything completely once he reaches the end.

This novel made me analyze my behavior around other people. Sometimes we forget that others could be suffering deeply inside and with anything we say or do can cause a ripple in their life that could end up tragically.

It’s a must read. You will enjoy the thrilling development of the story and will finish the book shocked, paralyzed and feeling as if you were slapped in the face. A true eye opening novel that I will recommend always.

Book Review : The Heir

The Heir by Kiera Cass

Rating: 4.5 stars

Review:

America Singer competed against 34 girl for the crown. Now it’s her daughters turn to have 35 gentlemen compete for her love and hand in marriage. Eadlyn has her own ideas if what she wants, well, what she believe she wants, and through the Selection she will discover things about herself, her parents love life and so much more.

A must read.