Showing posts from June, 2018

The Many Worlds of Albie Bright Review

In The Many Worlds of Albie Bright by Christopher Edge, Albie's mom has passed away from cancer. From just this part of the description, I was interested in reading it, because when I was little my mom also passed away because of cancer. I checked this book out from my library and read it in a day, and it didn't disappoint.

The story of the book focuses on Albie, the son of scientists, and his adventure of traveling to different dimensions to see his mom again. The book overall deals with a very touchy subject for a middle-grade book, but I think it's handled so well.

There's plenty of humor to lighten up the story where it's too dark, and there's even a little bit of darkness when it gets too happy. It's always balanced out but in such an appropriate way that it flows together.

My heart broke reading this book and I haven't read something that's made me this emotional in a while. Although the book is so small you easily fall in love with the charac…

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

It's almost halfway through the year so it's time for the Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag. This is basically just me answering questions about the books I've read so far this year, but let's get into it!

Best book you've read so far in 2018?This is a hard one because there are so many good books, but I think the one that stands out the most is Simon vs. the Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I read it in a day and I just fell in love with the characters and story overall.The best sequel you've read in 2018 so far?For this one, I'm gonna have to go with Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare. I just love the way the story continued and how the characters grew, I just couldn't put it down at any time and fell in love with the characters.A new release you haven't read yet, but want to?Furyborn by Claire Legrand is the new release that I really want to read, mostly because of the great things I've heard about it and the story sounds like an awesome new …

We Can Be Mended Review (SPOILER WARNING)

When I had first heard that Veronica Roth was releasing a new book, Carve the Mark, a little over a year ago I was so excited because I was such a huge fan of the Divergent series. It ended up being that I didn't like Carve the Mark very much, but that's not what we're here to discuss today.
When I preordered Carve the Mark I was able to send in a copy of my receipt so that I could receive an exclusive epilogue to the Divergent series. I was so excited because Divergent was one of my favorite series, so I waited for the epilogue to arrive. And I waited some more. And I waited some more. But it just never showed up.
To my delight, a user on Goodreads sent me a link to a PDF of it online and I got so excited and read it immediately... and my excitement quickly shrunk.
Is it possible to give a book negative stars? Because that's what I really feel about this one. To be completely honest it's one of the worst things that I've ever read in my life.
The story takes …

May & June 2018 Owlcrate

So it's going up late yet again, but today I have the May and June Owlcrate boxes for 2018! For the May Owlcrate box, the theme was Fight Like a Girl. To start off we have an enamel pin that has "When in doubt go to the library on it" and a pin that says "Qnd Eldr. Breathe Fire." on it, which is from the book of the month. Next, we have a Children of Blood and Bone inspired bath bomb called Zelie's Magic Bath Bomb. There's a bookmark that says "If I am marching to my death then I will march to it as a girl without fear" on it and is from A Flame in the Mist. The last two items are an art print of Inej from Six of Crows, and a canvas banner that has "Remember you are a wolf and cannot be caged" on it, which is from A Court of Mist and Fury. The book of the month was Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young, and this box also included a second book, Catching Stars, by Cayla Keenan.
The theme of the June box was Summer Lovin' and it was f…

Death Wish Review

I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book so I could give an honest review.
The description of this book seemed to be so interesting to me. I mean like a teenage necromancer/assassin fits the description of an ideal book for me, but this one did not.
I started reading it and was a bit reluctant at first because I wasn't used to the author's style and I hoped it would get better, but it just didn't. I found the plot to go everywhere and also nowhere at all because the characters would go from place to place without any transition, but it really felt like it was all stationary. I read the whole thing in one sitting and found that I really didn't even know what was going on really.
When it came to the characters and story content I found it hard also because it felt to me like it was very basic and stereotypical. The girl was sassy and super cool like every other YA fantasy and the guy was laid back and athletic, and they just didn't mix well for me.
I al…

May 2018 Wrap-Up

For the month of May, I only read 4 books, but there were some goods ones. To start I read Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli, which is the sequel to Simon vs. the Homosapiens Agenda. It is a sequel so I don't want to spoil anything, but I will say that it was a great expansion upon one of my favorite books.
The second book I read was a graphic novel by Guy Delisle called Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea. I found this book to be very fascinating because there is so little known about really what goes on inside North Korea and this book was an illustrated first-hand experience of it. It's a very quick read and I recommend it to anyone who has been curious about what goes on in the country.
The next book I read was A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas and I really liked it. I am a huge fan of Sarah's books and the same goes for this one, although to be honest, it wasn't her best work. I thought it was a cute little addition to the series that showed t…