Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella Review

23305614Recommended for: people who like contemporary/are looking for a cute & short novel

Read from December 29, 2015 to January 05, 2016

★★★★☆


Spoiler Review here


Synopsis

Finding Audrey is the first book by Sophie Kinsella that I have read, and I quite enjoyed it!

Not only was I lured in by the numerous five star ratings from my GoodReads friends, but also the fact that Finding Audrey is about a girl with anxiety disorders. Continue reading

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P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han Review

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Recommended for: if you loved the first book, you need to read this

Read from June 25 to July 02, 2015

★★★★★


Spoiler Review here


Synopsis

 

love this book. This and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before are both so beautifully wonderful I don’t think I’ll ever get over them.

Lara Jean is such a special main character. I love her family, her personality, her culture, everything about her life. I thought that this duology would just be a typical high school romance series. But no, these books have a lot more to them then just romance. Continue reading

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han Review

Recommended for: people who love romance and “quirky” main characters
Read from January 01 to 07, 2015

★★★★★


Spoiler Review here


Synopsis

 

I absolutely enjoyed this book! I don’t know how long it’s been since I’ve read a book where I genuinely loved so many of the characters.

I just really liked the storyline, how Lara Jean’s love letters get sent without her knowing. I mean, it sounds like such a nightmare! I loved reading the way Lara Jean handled the whole situation. Continue reading

Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen Review

Recommended for: anyone looking for a short and summery contemporary book
Read from December 30 to 31, 2014

★★★★☆


Spoiler Review here


Synopsis

 

This was a pretty good book, but out of the three Sarah Dessen books I’ve read so far I can’t say it’s my favorite. What I really liked about this book though is the whole “finding yourself” storyline. I liked Colie as a main character for the most part, and I did also really like Isabel.

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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart Review

18339662Recommended for: ANYONE intrigued by the vague synopsis! READ it!

Read from September 07 to 27, 2014

★★★★


Spoiler Review here


Synopsis

4.5 Stars

*This review is not very well written due to my original being deleted…I apologize.*

Wow.

This was so unlike anything I’ve ever read.

We Were Liars is wonderfully unforgettable. And listen to the reviewers when they say it’s better to go into this novel not really knowing much about it. Therefore, I don’t think there’s much I can say without saying too much.

E. Lockhart has a wonderful way with words. Her descriptions are so well written, you can feel and see everything she writes.

We Were Liars is a novel about a family who lives on a private island in the summers. The map and family tree in the beginning of the book were enough to intrigue me; who doesn’t love maps in books?!

I really don’t know what else to say, except that if you are even slightly intrigued by the vague description of this book, READ it!!

 **Spoiler review above! I can’t really write much about We Were Liars without writing spoilers so this review isn’t very long, sorry.**

What did you think of We Were Liars?

About a Boy by Nick Hornby Review

248420Recommended for: anyone who thinks the synopsis is interesting; it’s worth the read!
Read from August 16 to September 01, 2014

★★★★


Spoiler Review here


Synopsis

 

3.5-4 stars

So this was the book I chose from a few options for my senior year summer reading. I was attracted by people saying it was comical, and that the synopsis sounded interesting.  When I started reading this book, I wasn’t very intrigued.  It was actually quite boring to me, to the point where if I didn’t have to read it for school, I probably wouldn’t have continued.

However,  About a Boy ended up surprising me. I quite liked it; I guess because it was such a simply realistic story of a young boy who’s having a hard time, and an older man who helps him out. I actually thought it was a sweet story. I admired Will for his weird personality, and how realistic his character was. He starts out thinking Marcus is just some weird twelve-year-old, and doesn’t want to be involved in his life. But then he realizes that Marcus is actually quite a great kid, funny too. And I don’t know, this just made me happy. Marcus needed someone like Will.

There were quite a few times I laughed out loud while reading this book, like when Marcus would explain how he just couldn’t help accidentally singing out loud, or the dead duck event. This book was quite comical.

And I especially enjoyed when Marcus and Ellie are on their way to Cambridge, so many good scenes occurred then.

*You can view my spoiler review with the link above*

Overall, I liked About a Boy and definitely recommend it, especially if you’re looking for a funny contemporary book.

 

What did you think of About a Boy?

Looking for Alaska by John Green Review

99561Recommended for: fans of John Green’s writing and fans of books about boarding schools and teens.
Read from August 04 to 15, 2014

★★★★


Spoiler Review here


Synopsis

 
(3.5 stars…? It’s becoming harder and harder for me to rate books by stars.)
 
Looking for Alaska is an interesting novel. I must say it was not at all what I thought it would be like. I started out actually disliking this book because the plot consisted of a lot of drinking and smoking which was not very appealing to me.
 
But because of the numerous 5 star ratings on GoodReads, I carried on (well I mean, also because it’s John Green…). A lot of people say they like this novel more than The Fault in Our Stars, but I can’t say I’m one of them–although, both books have really interesting and important lessons that I think a lot of people should read about.
 
Because of the way this novel is written, the reader is constantly wondering: “What happens between the Before and After that is so significant?” I found myself just waiting for the countdown to get sooner to the After. And I must say this novel became somewhat more interesting during the “After”.
 
One thing that was so interesting in this novel was Pudge’s obsession with “last words”. What a cool obsession! I thought it was fun to learn famous figures’ last words.
 
*If you’ve read this book you can read my spoiler review in the link above*
 
So, in the end, Looking for Alaska is worthy of 4 stars.
 

What did you think of Looking for Alaska?