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17 Thoughts I Had While Reading Eleanor and Park

Have ya’ll read Elanor and Park cause if you haven’t you are missing out! This is a roller coaster of emotions!

  1. I already Hate Eleanor’s mom.
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2. Alright, I can get behind this bus romance

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3.Okay, love this book

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4. YES! Romeo and Juliet is NOT a love story! 10000000% agree!

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5. Park is the sweetest!

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6. The L-WORD!! OMGG I’m DEAD!

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7. Freaking Korean moms. I love them. Best character in the book.

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8. Eleanor is starting to get to insecure.

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9. Eleanor is going to break his heart. I see it happening.

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10. Park is perfect.

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11. YESSSSSS Park’s mom is the best!

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12. Oh no. This is not good.

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13. Not good. Not good.

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14. My heart. it’s breaking.

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15. She really said that.

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16. I hate Eleanor. I really do.

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17. Why does it end like this?

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Posted in Book Review, mystery

The Forgotten book

Not only do I forgot that I own this book, but I forget that I have read this book! All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda is a book that slips my mind when thinking about books that I have read. The book was told backward and had flashbacks, and it was honestly a little bit of a bore to me. I have a hard time remembering any of the little details or who did it at the end. 

I’m not much a mystery book person, but this sounded really good and it was October when I read it so i thought it was the perfect time to read it. The beginning of the book was pretty decent, it quickly went downhill. I lost interest pretty quickly. I feel like the book was kinda repetitive and there was so many flashbacks it got a little confusing. I feel like this book would of been more memorable if it was structured in another way.

When I say it’s a forgotten book, I mean I really can’t remember it. I find it on my shelf and I have to think on whether or not i have read it or not. I almost DNf it so many times but I wanted to know how it was going to end!





Posted in Book Review, fandom, love

Fangirl is beyond Relatable

This book! Woooowww! I won’t lie it was kinda slow for me when I got started, but I fell completely in love with this book! If you’ve read my review on Radio Silence You know how much I love that book, and I love this book maybe just a little bit more!

Like in Radio Silence, we follow a queen fangirl. Cath loves Simon Snow and is well known in the fandom for her fan-fiction writing. Unlike in Radio Silence, she is not asked to anything for the creator. We see her deal with reading and writing her fan-fiction wile starting college, trying to have a social life, get good grades, dealing with with anxiety, spending time with family, and keep up with a love life. Anyone knows that college is a struggle to begin with so she it is amazing that she is even trying to keep up with everything. is it the best representation of fandoms? No, but its fun and quirky!

We also have Cath’s win Wren who a a college freshman trying to live life to the fullest. She is often drunk and has been trying to move past her fangirl life and grow in a new group of friends. She wants to become her own person and her relationship with her sister starts t suffer. One of my favorite characters in this book is Levi. I love Levi, he is a dream boat. If you know anyone like him, send him my way. He is a beautiful character and I need a whole book about him! Probably one of the best male characters I’ve read in a while…sorry Maxon and Scoren!

Guys, go and pick up this book! You won’t regret it! If you do for some reason you can blame me.

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Radio Silence was anything but

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman is gold! I feel like I shouldn’t even say anything about it, and make you read it and see for yourself! I will always recommend this book, and I will reread it a lot. It’s so relatable, and it’s every fangirl/fanboy dream! If you liked Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, you would love this book!

This book follows Frances, who is queen fangirl for Universe City. She is so well known in the fandom that the creator reached out to her to be an artist for him! Like what?!?! Could you ever imagine that? Like I would die! I love love the fact that is book doesn’t have to big of a love story. The book is based around the friendships that it’s so refreshing! I love this book more than I can put into words! I feel like there are quite a bit of things that happen, and I don’t want to spoil it! There’s fandom, secrets, sneaking around, friendship,

My review for Fangirl will be up soon, but these books have a lot of similar qualities, so I highly suggest that if you like one, to read the other as well! These books tackle what it’s like, so be so in the fandom you don’t want to be anywhere else. It’s so relatable and fun! I think it’s the first book I read that was based around YouTube! Like you need to read it, it’s incredible, and I don’t have the words for it!

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I Hope You Get This Message

I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi was the first science fiction book I read, well it was a little more contemporary, but still Sci-fi. I was really excited to read this book, the end of the world, aliens, and a group of teens. It was definitely something I would be into. Sadly enough, this book didn’t totally win me over, so why does it have four stars still? Because even though it was a book I didn’t love, it made me want to read it and find out what happens.

This book follows three teens whose lives intertwine as they try to find something while the earth was crumbling around them. Whether it was looking for family or a purpose, they all need that one thing to make them feel better. I liked the plot of this book, but something was missing. I felt like this book an extra something to want the aliens not to destroy all of human kind. I needed the feeling of friendship as well. The main characters were strangers, but I wanted a sense of friendship between them, I wanted to feel like these characters had bonded and formed a relationship.

I did really like how we got a glimpse into the trial in space. I liked reading about what was going on with the aliens and where their minds were at. I also loved the story line! Don’t get me wrong; I love stand alone books, but it could have been such a good trilogy! I wanted more time for the relationships to form. I would have also liked to see more of the aliens!

Posted in blogmas, Book, Book Review, Classics, John Green, kindle, love, mystery, new books, physical books, quotes, reading, Uncategorized, World

I went to Caraval: Blogmas day 4

I bought this book solely based on the fact I saw that OwlCrate had something that was inspired by this book coming in one of the books, and geez what a good buy! Caraval by Stephanie Garber was such a fun book to read! My head was spinning while reading this book! If you haven’t yet, go out and get this book!

Caraval is a place of trickery and confusion. Anything could happen, but it might not all be real. We follow Scarlett’s story through the five nights of her greatest and worst adventure. The only thing is, her sister is being held captive, and the only way to save her is by winning Caraval. She meets a few people on this journey, but can she trust them? Honestly, I still don’t know the answer to that question. I want to be able to trust Julian. But I just don’t know where he really stands. Does he stand with or against Master Legend? Is he just part of the game? There’s also Tella, whom I really want to be part of the game.

I felt like I was in Caraval while reading this! I didn’t know what a dream was, what was real, or what was an illusion from the game! It was so hypothesizing! This book is a MUST READ! Garber did a fantastic job in creating a world that that only had me wondering what was next, but made me want to keep reading. I couldn’t put this book down.

If you’re a reader who loves a book with surprises and twists and turns, this is a book for you! I really didn’t know what was coming next! This book had me at the edge of my seat! I read over the course of a week, but I would of read it in a day if I had the chance to do that! It’s an unforgettable ride!

Posted in blogmas, Book Review, Classics, fantasy, hope, mystery, new books, physical books, quotes, reading, summer, Uncategorized, World

The Wicked Will Rise: Blogmas Day 2

The sequel to Dorothy Must Die was an interesting read. I feel like nothing really moved forward with the plot; it just took a turn. I LOVED Dorothy Must Die. It was magical and a story I hold dear to me with a twist that I love! Now here we are with the sequel, and I really don’t know what happened. This book was a filler like no other. It did have some really good parts, but it also had some parts that I don’t know why they were there. I can’t tell if I like this book or not. I read it in a day, but I never got absorbed in it. There was just so much that I feel like it was missing. We didn’t get the same sense of adventure as we did the last book. There was no big battle that would change OZ (although something else did happen).

Within the first couple of chapters, a second villain dies, along with a rat. This was the first thing wrong with this book. Why kill the rat? It was simply harmless, deserved a better death, and died in such a cliché way. I actually am genuinely disappointed that she died by getting eaten by a lion. Why not give it a heroic death? There was very little sadness, and seeing that it was Amy’s only thing form her mom or even home in general left, you would think that the death of the rat would have hit her more.

Then we have Pete/Ozma. I love that they ended up being the same person, but I don’t like the mix between them. The fight for control was really underwhelming and kind of just got in the way. Pete also careful and didn’t want to be near Dorothy or any of the “good” people of Oz. After a talk with Glenda, he just decides that she can help him? Yeah, he just found out that he might disappear after Ozma is cured, but still. The only book is about how she and Dorothy can’t be trusted, and then he just goes running to them? Which, in turn, kills a unicorn tiger, a fairy, and ruins a whole another land. That the end, he and Ozma are separated anyways by the wizard that be trusted.

Let’s talk about Nox for a second. He got lost while teleporting, so he ended up on the Island of the Lost. NOX GOT SOFT! He says being on the island made him think, but I feel like sitting by yourself on an island doesn’t make you that soft. Like he was all I want to talk about how I feel, and I don’t have many walls up anymore, who is this? Nox was one of my favorite characters from the first book, and right now, I can’t deal with him. Where is the old Nox? Is this not the real Nox?

I’m so excited to finish this series! These books are perfect for people who love the Wizard of Oz! I can’t get enough of these books! I’m so excited to see how this series will end. I honestly hope that maybe juts Dorothy will turn around and become good again.

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Is There A Best Way To Read? Blogmas Day 1

There are so many ways to read a book; we have physical books, ebooks, and audiobooks. There are so many upsides and downsides to them, but which is the best? Today, We are going to take a look and see what is the are the pros and cons of each of these and see if there is the best version of a book!

1.       EBooks

Ebooks are probably the most accessible way to read a book. You can learn from a nook, kindle, laptop, phone, iPods (people still have those right? Haha), and really thing that has a screen and get apps! It’s much lighter than carrying around your book, and you don’t need headphones, and you can often find books for really cheap or for free! You also can connect your devices, so if you need to switch what you are reading on or forgot something at home, you and still keep reading right where you left off. This makes reading so portable and easy to do everywhere! Like all good things, there are some downsides to ebooks. You have to charge your device s out could die while you are out; you might get logged out of your app, and if you’re like me, it’s always a hassle to get logged back into things. Since you’re staring at a screen, it’s easy to get headaches from reading on your screen for too long. Some devices have the ability to decreased the chances of a headache and eye aches, but they still happen. Another downfall of ereaders is that a lot of it is books online on a cloud that you need to download if you want to read offline. This isn’t a problem if you have unlimited data, but can be frustrating when you finish a book and don’t have another one downloaded on a flight. The biggest downfall, in my opinion, they are distracting. I get so distracted by all the notifications that pop up when I am reading.   

2.       Physical Books

I am a little bias here; I love physical books. They have the book smell and have fantastic designs, a lot of the time. Physical books are also great for letting people know you are busy. People see you holding a book, and they know you are doing something and sometimes walk away. They also don’t lose their charge! This may be an only me thing, but I also feel more connected to the book when I have a physical copy. Another great thing about physical books is that there are so many different versions of the physical books. There are hardbacks, paperbacks, movie covers, original copies, author’s editions, etc. These books are also great for taking pictures! I feel like you can do so much more with photos when you have a physical book compared to a flat device like a kindle or phone. I could keep going on about why I love physical books, but there are some downsides — one being that the slightest amount of water can ruin a book. Unless the books get a lot of water one it, it’Ebooks are probably the most accessible way to read a book. You can learn from a nook, kindle, laptop, phone, iPods (people still have those right? Haha), and really thing that has a screen and get apps! It’s much lighter than carrying around your book, and you don’t need headphones, and you can often find books for really cheap or for free! You also can connect your devices, so if you need to switch what you are reading on or forgot something at home, you and still keep reading right where you left off. This makes reading so portable and easy to do everywhere! Like all good things, there are some downsides to ebooks. You have to charge your device s out could die while you are out; you might get logged out of your app, and if you’re like me, it’s always a hassle to get logged back into things. Since you’re staring at a screen, it’s easy to get headaches from reading on your screen for too long. Some devices have the ability to decreased the chances of a headache and eye aches, but they still happen. Another downfall of ereaders is that a lot of it is books online on a cloud that you need to download if you want to read offline. This isn’t a problem if you have unlimited data, but can be frustrating when you finish a book and don’t have another one downloaded on a flight. The biggest downfall, in my opinion, they are distracting. I get so distracted by all the notifications that pop up when I am reading.ll usually be fine, but that spot will never be the same. Also, covers and pages get ripped and bent. This often shows how much a book has been read and loved, but it’s not always fun to have to be so gentle it won’t rip more.

3. Audio Books

I’ll be honest, I’ve never used an audiobook before because they don’t sound appealing to me. Many great things come with audiobooks. Like ebooks, they can go anywhere with you, but you can listen to it. This means that you can listen to a story while working out or read without getting car sick. This is also a great alternative to music! It’s a great way to read books without having to sit down and open up the book! The downside is that it will drain your battery, and you might miss some things if you space out.

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My Favorite Halloween Book?

It’s the best time of the year! It’s getting cold out, the leaves are falling, and we are getting into the holiday season!we are so close to our first holiday, Halloween! What better way to get in the spooky spirit than to read a mysterious book? This year, I got a new spooky book from Owlcrate, and it is by far my favorite spooky book! The Bone Houses is crazy good. It has the right amount of adventure, suspense, and scare to make it a great Halloween read! 

The Bone Houses reminds me of The Walking Dead meets The Black Cauldron, but a less gory. From the very first page, there was so much going on! I’m not usually a zombie person, but holy cow, this book had me captivated! I actually lost track of time reading this book! I missed a meal and almost forgot to sleep while reading this book! The book was full of twists and turns, and oh how I loved them! Emily Lloyd-Jones did a beautiful writing this book that actually becomes a movie in your head! I forgot I was even reading at times. This book was just amazing, and I can’t stop praising it! 

This book follows a teenage gravedigger and mapmaker who go a quest to stop the bone houses and find a family. Their weapon? An Axe. How awesome is that? Forget swords, or bows, Ryn single handily defeated these bone houses with an ax! Another thing that I liked about his book was the relationship between the two main characters! The dynamic between Ryn and Ellis is not the same kind of relationship we find in many other books. It was pretty refreshing to see the male in a series rely on the female. I also really appreciate that their love story was not the center of the book. It was not really formed until the end, and it didn’t impact the book too much!

This book is a 10/10! I would suggest it to anyone! It’s not part of a series, so it’s a great standalone to get you in the spooky season! This book never got boring! Plus, it has a beautiful cover! Let me know your thoughts on this book!

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House of Salt and Sorrow

Can I just say WOW! This book was pretty incredible! I never heard the stories of the 12 Dancing Princesses, so I really didn’t know what to expect when I opened this book, but I’m in love! The world of a mix or balls and glamour, and also dark and full of sadness. I haven’t read a book that me want to read all night for quite a while! I read it in about a week! This isn’t really a short time, especially since it’s 400 pages, but I work College Sports, and in the past 3 weeks, we had three football games, two hockey games, pep rallies, and countless volleyball and soccer games. So to read this book in only a week is a pretty big deal!

First of all, I love cover! It’s one of the prettiest covers I have ever seen! It made the story even more magical! The characters in this book, were great! I was absolutely in love with Fisher and Annaleigh! Very much wanted them together in the end, but thank yo Erin Craig for ruining that. This was such a magical journey full of balls and dresses and death and sadness. I really didn’t know who was behind any of it or if it was in Annaleigh’s head! I was always wondering who would be next!

Secondly, The stepmother was a great addition. I loved the story of the stepmother just trying to get the kids to like her. I know a lot of it was a little fake since she ended up being behind EVERYTHING! She was indeed a step-monster. Throughout the entire book, she was trying to be happy and get the girls everything nice, but really she was the one who wanted a son so badly she risked having all of them killed. For some reason, though, I really didn’t want her to die. She really didn’t want them to die, she just wanted a son.

This book so dark and a little suspenseful. It’s a perfect read for a person who scares easy (aka me) for a Halloween read! It has the right amount of suspenseful and creepy parts mixed with juts enough of a comedy and love to make many things happen at once and keep you interested in the story. I really couldn’t stop reading it! Such a good book! I wish it had a squeal, but I really don’t want anyone else to die! I really recommend this book! I will probably keep this book and read it endlessly.