Another Day (Every Day #2) Review

Another Day (Every Day #2) by David Levithan

This wasn’t nearly as interesting as the first book, but that’s a given.

I did really enjoy seeing the missing pieces from Rhiannon’s storyline.

She was a more complex character that I originally assumed, especially with the instant guilt she feels towards anything. She’s a little too modest, if anything. It’s refreshing to see. A genuine person who over cares. Rare for teens in YA, amiright?

I would only read this again if I was super into the mood after rereading the first instalment (which is a 5/5 stars for me).

I WANNA KNOW WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THAT CLIFFHANGER.

LEVIATHAN, yes I said leviathan, HOW COULD YOU DO THAT TO US, aGAiN?????

Almost to Die For (Vampire Princess of St. Paul #1) Review

Almost to Die For (Vampire Princess of St. Paul #1) by Tate Hallaway

3/5 stars.

This book was basically a rip off of the first half of Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side.

But with a half vampire instead.

It was sweet with basic language, definitely suited for a younger YA audience.

TBH I never felt the passion for her and her love interests, and we find out at the ending that her love triangle never is concluded!!!

It was very short, and needed more depth for me to like it.

The plot line was a bit too cliche, and usually I love that, but there was nothing at all that kept me on my toes.

If you need a quick paranormal romance read, check this out. It’s not super dramatic with hot male leads, but it’ll do the job just fine. It has the essentials: developed realm, well though out paranormal laws, and a (freaking) love triangle.

I probably wouldn’t read this again. It was just too short– I’d rather read Jessica’s Guide. Sorry.

Zeroes (Zeroes #1) Review

Zeroes (Zeroes #1) by Scott Westerfeld

2.5/5 stars.

This book jus wasn’t for me– it was well written, but with all the action I still found it boring.

The concept is interesting, and I wanted to read it so badly I bought the last copy last Christmas instead of giving it to my friend.

Oops.

I’m glad I’ve finally read it!

My issue is, I love the mob. I love all mob stories. I usually read mob stories where somehow the bad guys are the good guys, but this just showed the Russian Mob as the enemies. And that’s fine. But I was more interested in them than the superhero children.

The Zeroes gang were amazing and I think I’d enjoy watching their story on the big screen. Reading it got way to complicated for me. There were so many people to keep up with. It reminded me of the 5th Wave.

This book wasn’t bad, but I’m not giving it a higher rating bc if I wasn’t motivated to finish my GR challenge, I would’ve stopped reading it and gone into a reading slump.

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1) Review

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1) by Susan Ee

4/5 stars.

THIS BOOK WAS EPIC!!!

It’s basically what I wanted after reading Cassie Clare’s awesome repicturing of angels.

I did like the plot line, it was entertaining enough, and Penryn reminded me so much of Katniss it was crazy.

Penryn was an ideal female protag; strong willed, brave and stubborn.

I’m glad to read such powerful characters, it’s refreshing after all the garbage I read daily (but I do love those novels too).

I don’t know what else to talk about. It was a really good book. I don’t love it so much that I want to read on or ever reread it, but it’s just a well written book. Not what I was expecting, pleasantly. I thought it wouldn’t be so YA– but yay, it was!

Raffe was a little asshole the entire time and I have confused emotions for him. I don’t really like him that much, usually I find the bad boy vibe interesting in my paranormal romances, but this guy wasn’t ever redeeming for me. Somebody please persuade me for why I should like this guy, because I’m confused.

Review: Wool Omnibus Edition

Wool Omnibus Edition Wool Omnibus Edition by Hugh Howey
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5/5 stars.

This book had an interesting premise, but it was hard for me to read the flow of the writing most of the time.

I enjoyed the backstory at the beginning, as well as when Juliette reaches another silo.

I didn’t really understand what was going on around the 3/4 mark, but that could be because I was falling asleep (it’s late here).

I don’t think this should be promoted the ‘next Hunger Games’ phenomenon. It’s just a simple YA post-apocalyptic dystopia. Where there’s the threat of radiation and the infamous IT/technology antagonist.

I could picture this being turned into a miniseries on TV. That would be good!

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See Me (See Me #1) Review

See Me (See Me #1)by Wendy Higgins

3.75/5 stars???

Probably the best Wendy Higgins book I’ve ever read!

Idk I do enjoy Sweet Evil… Anna and Kai are hot AF.

But Kale and Robyn are so colourful with great characteristics, they’re both really enjoyable to read about.

Rock was hilarious, I must say. It was very cheeky of him to to steal the girl’s clothes while they were swimming.

Kale blushing and getting flustered was what I LIVED for in this book. He’s an adorable cinnamon roll.

Robyn was very rational and I liked her mind frame. I would gladly read more from her perspective.

This reminded me of Lament, but greater. The Fae and Chaun’s were strongly portrayed in this book, with endearing developments to suit the love story.

I LOOOOVED KALE AND ROBYN FALLING IN LOVE! That was so cute and pure to witness.

Is this is??? IS THERE ANY MORE!!?? I need to read more!!

You can’t just have my faves BOUND and BETROTHED after all of that, and not let me know how they’re doing????????

Their wedding was sweet af and I wish I could forget so I could have the pleasure of reading it for the first time all over again.

Read this book: it’s a good length, with well written fae folk, and the 2 couples in this story are to die for.

Bless Wendy Higgins, good on you for publishing independently for this novel!! Soooo worth it!!

Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss #2) Review

Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss #2) by by Stephanie Perkins

4/5 stars.

It was beautifully written and I shipped Cricket and Lola (both names I wasn’t a fan of but whatever) so much!

It’s nice to feel invested in a good ship.

I haven’t been feeling that lately.

It was a bit quirky but if you like contemporary reads it’s fine– I’m just somebody who likes more solemn, paranormal romantic characters.

I did enjoy the 2 fathers, and Lola’s dealing with her angst about her birth mother. It did break my heart.

I feel like this sequel didn’t have NEARLY the depth from the last book. Anna and the French Kiss has me in tears from the emotional roller coaster it was. It had a looooooooooot of angst. This was a waaaay lighter read, and Lola reminds me a lot like Lily from Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares.

I enjoyed the age of the young adult group– it wasn’t too immature but it wasn’t full on erotica or anything either.

I’m glad we saw St Clair and Anna yay ❤ they were cute to check in on.

That’s really all I have to say about the book. I did highlight some quotes but I may just include them in my blog’s review.

I wouldn’t really read it again, but I’m glad I bought the series. Hopefully the next one will be more deep…

The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily (Dash & Lily #2) Review

The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily (Dash & Lily #2) by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

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4.5 stars– .5 a star taken off for the angst. That’s not what I signed up for in this Xmas novel.

This was hella sad at the beginning, and I just wanted to scream, “GO AND TALK TO EACH OTHER! PLEASE!” It was a little cliche but tbh I’ve totally done it before as the insecure teen I am.

This did live up to my expectations from the first novel, though the previous instalment still trumps this. But I’m glad this book exists.

I loved how Dash was written.

Lily’s perspective kinda worsened in this instalment.

Oh well, they’re still as beautifully pure as before.

I really appreciate how innocent this novel is– it’s very sweet and perfect for a holiday afternoon read.

Highlighted quotes from my kindle:

“Ostensibly, we were still dating. But the dating was feeling rather ostensible.”

THE WORST LINE EVER, WARNING; “He’s allergic to cats. Sometimes I wonder if he is to me, too.” Sorry but argh that’s awful.

“‘It’s just something I thought I’d give to you. But you’re under no obligation.’
‘It’s a leather miniskirt, isn’t it?'” PRECIOUS BEANS

“‘I’ll wear it with pride. Dash-and-Lily pride.'” DASH IS ONE HECK OF A BOYFRIEND UNF

“‘Sorry 2 have left. Seemed best.’ I rescued to reply. Which seemed best.” I FORGOT THE SASS FROM DASH I AM REVIVED.

Something else I hated from Lily’s perspective: “‘except for a few god-‘– I covered my ears for the rest of that word that rhymed with slam–” CMON. PLEASE. STOP.

“Connecticut?!? What could that place have to recommend it besides New Haven pizza?” LOL

“Who even knows what the fudge- I mean, fuck!- calling birds are.”

“Maybe that’s why I love- I mean, very much like- Dash so much.” Somebody stop this please.

“I don’t think about me and Lily being good enough together– I think about whether I’m good enough for Lily.” OKAY DID ANYBODY IN THEIR TEAM EVEN SUGGEST THE CLICHE THEME GOING ON OR

“‘Watch your tone, Dash.’
‘I got it from you, Dad,’ I replied. Then hung up.” SLAY, DASH. SLAY.

“That’s the problem. I love. Dash cares. It hurt.” I swear this could be a pop hit from the mid-2000s. Avril would sing it. I can see it now…

“‘I think we should break up.'” LILY YOU FOOLISH GIRL.
… “‘And I said, ‘No.'” lol Dash my fave

“‘You are the plain yoghurt of boyfriends.'” NOT TO ME DASH BBY LOVE ME.

“I wasn’t missing. I was lost.”

“Dash likes. I… love.”

“‘It’s the actions, not the words.’
‘But Dash is a man of words!'”

“I dashed out of the car toward the train, to dash me home to Dash.” Mmmmmmstop

“‘Forget the elf on the shelf. Go to where it all began and look for a New Kid on the Block.'”

“‘So,’ I said, ‘tell me about your year.’ In response, she began to cry.” AW

I forgot Dash’s full name is Dashiell heheheh

“I nodded enthusiastically, and we headed over to Big Gay Ice Cream,” YOOO IM VISITING NYC RN AND I ACTUALLY SAW IT, I TOOK A PICTURE AND ALL– I freaked out quite a bit.

Lily wearing “an old fashioned ladies’… traditional Victorian bloomers”– K THIS IS PROBABLY THE SEXIEST THING EVER TO DASH, just saying– faves ugh.

“‘Get over here, Lily Present,’ said Dash. My pirate pulled me to him. He kissed me. And kissed me and kissed me and kissed me. Slowly. Deeply. Commandingly.” wOW hoTTT DANG.

Okay that’s all 🙂 happy holidays, friends!!