BOOK REVIEW: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

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AUTHOR: Colleen Hoover
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: When Sydney finds out her boyfriend and best friend are backstabbing bitches, she moves out and gets to know her guitar playing neighbor.
GENRE: New Adult | Romance | Contemporary
NOTE: There are two sequels to this story; Maybe Not and Maybe Now. One is a novella and the other is a full length sequel that can be read on Wattpad.


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BOOK REVIEW: Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell

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AUTHOR: Rainbow Rowell
ILLUSTRATOR: Simini Blocker
GENRE: Contemporary | Romance | Young Adult
NOTE: This is a short story collection comprising of “Midnights” and “Kindred Spirits”.

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Why I’m Giving Up on Swear On This Life by Renee Carlino

Image result for swear on this lifeAbout a year and a half ago I read When We Were Strangers by Renee Carlino and I loved it. It’s one of my favorite books (even if I don’t mention it as much), so when I recently fell into a massive reading slump I thought I would read one of her other novels. I picked up Swear On This Life, and now I can’t seem to get past the second chapter.

The concept and premise is great, the execution is awful. The story is about a struggling writer reading a bestselling novel with rave reviews, and she quickly finds out its really about her tough childhood in rural Ohio, and to make matters worse it was written by her ex-boyfriend. The book is written from Emiline’s perspective and has excerpts from the book she’s reading.

See, intriguing premise right? So where did it all go wrong? The writing.

The novel in the book and Emiline’s point of view are not as different as I’d like them to be. If the book is coming from someone completely different and it’s being considered a masterpiece, it shouldn’t sound as if it could have been written by the protagonist of the main story. Writing different points of view is hard enough as it is, but describing something as a literary work of art is a tough call and even tougher to achieve. In other words, the book didn’t deliver the way I hoped it would.

Obviously, I haven’t finished the book and I’m missing out  whole lot, and while I am interested to see how the story develops, I just can’t get through with it. When a book begins to feel like a chore, that’s when I start giving up on it.

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BOOK REVIEW: Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

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AUTHOR: Colleen Hoover
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: Merit lives in one of the most dysfunctional households in her small Texas town until she has an escape plan, but when the plan fails, she has to face the consequences of her actions.
GENRE: Fiction | Contemporary | New Adult
RATING: 4.8/5
NOTE: It has some mild explicit scenes.

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BOOK REVIEW: I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin

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AUTHORS: Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: Ava and Gen are best friends going off to their first semester in college, but stay in touch with emails and texts, discussing roommates, significant others, among other serious issues.
GENRE: LGBT+| New Adult | Young Adult | Contemporary | Fiction | Mental Illness
WARNING: Lots of sex and trigger warnings for mental illness
NOTE: I received an ARC from Wednesday Books in exchange for an honest opinion. The authors are the stars of the YouTube channel, Just Between Us.
RELEASE DATE: September 5, 2017
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BOOK REVIEWS: A Court of Mist and Fury & A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

I read both A Court of Mist and Fury and A Court of Wings and Ruin in two weeks, so instead of knowing exactly where one ends and the other begins, both stories have mixed into each other like a big blob of paint. Instead of writing two individual reviews, here’s a very long review of both books.

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AUTHOR: Sarah J. Maas
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: Feyre returns to the Spring Court with Tamlin after the events that occurred Under the Mountain, but soon realizes that they’re far away from a happily ever after.
GENRE: New Adult | Fantasy
WARNING: Explicit sex scenes
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BOOK REVIEW: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

TITLE: A Court of Thorns and Roses Image result for a court of thorns and roses
AUTHOR: Sarah J. Maas
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: When 19 year old Feyre, a human, kills a faerie she is forced to cross the wall and live among the vicious violent creatures.
GENRE: High Fantasy | Romance | New Adult
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