Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer Review

12283261Recommended for: lovers of fairy tales and fun stories

Read from February 08 to June 02, 2015

★★★★☆


Spoiler Review here


Synopsis

 

This is the first book I’ve read by Jodi Picoult, and given that it was written with her daughter, I have a feeling it’s quite different than all of her other novels.

I actually quite enjoyed this story. Since the synopsis includes a fairy tale, it may seem like this book is too young for teens. But I actually really liked the world that was created in Between the Lines. I’ve never read a story with the main character falling in love with a fictional fairy tale character, and I think that’s just such an intriguing premise. Continue reading

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1984 by George Orwell Review

5470Recommended for: fans of dystopian novels—this is what they’re all copying!

Read from May 05 to 19, 2015

★★★★☆


Spoiler Review here


Synopsis

 

If I hadn’t been assigned this book my second semester of my senior year of high school, I maybe would have read it more thoroughly. That said, I don’t feel right writing a review for 1984 because I feel like I’m cheating. But I also don’t like not writing anything after “finishing” a book. Continue reading

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Review

84979Recommended for: lovers of 19th century England/Victorian novels; or just lovers of romance novels 
Read from March 15 to April 06, 2015

★★★★★


Spoiler Review here


Synopsis

 

I don’t know why it took me almost a month to write a review for this. I guess I kind of forgot…

I loved this novel. Jane Austen writes so beautifully. I love the way she writes her characters. The only thing about this novel that was maybe a little bothersome was the fact that sometimes it just felt like there was nothing going on. Each day the girls would go to a ball and gossip. Nothing would really happen. Continue reading

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson Review

51499Recommended for: fans of short and strange novels
Read from March 09 to 11, 2015

★★★☆☆


Spoiler Review here


Synopsis

 

 

Wow, was this a strange book! I actually knew a spoiler going into the novel. But, it wasn’t too bad.

I appreciated the way it was narrated, with Mr. Utterson. It was interesting to see someone else’s perspective. This book is so short! There’s not much I can say about it without totally spoiling it. Continue reading

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Review

223900Recommended for: people who like science fiction 
Read from February 24 to March 04, 2015

★★★☆☆


Spoiler Review here


Synopsis

 

 

I don’t really know what to say about this novel. I had to read it for my British Literature class, and therefore would have been fine had I not read it. This book is nothing like what the movie adaptations portray. And it was very very confusing, at least in the beginning when Victor was preparing to make the Creature. Continue reading

Hamlet by William Shakespeare Review

1434Recommended for: anyone looking for a good play full of revenge and humor (and tragedy…)

Read from January 22 to February 17, 2015

★★★★★


Spoiler Review here


Synopsis

 

I really liked this play. It is chock-full of witty and humorous remarks. There were times I found myself actually laughing out loud, but other times when I gasped because of this play’s suspense. I can now say Hamlet is definitely one of my all time favorite characters. He is quite a witty and funny guy.

At the same time though, Hamlet is quite a tragic story. Of course I had to know this since it was written by Shakespeare, but still this play shocked me. I read this for school, but unlike most school-assigned literature, I actually enjoyed Hamlet. Continue reading

Vicious by Sara Shepard Review

20958250(This is the 16th book in the Pretty Little Liars series)

Recommended for: all lovers of the Pretty Little Liars series

Read from January 05 to February 14, 2015

★★★★★


Spoiler Review here


Synopsis

 

I can’t believe my favorite book series is over.

This book was a very emotional journey. I don’t even know where to begin. I love love love the Liars. Vicious was amazing. Sara Shepard pushed the limits at some parts, and I must say I love her for doing so. She had my heart pounding, tears forming in my eyes. I don’t know how she was able to do it after fifteen books, but she still shocked me.

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