– Milk and Honey, Rupi Kaur
Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on May 15, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, LGBT
“It’s such a little thing, this skirt. For other girls, maybe it’s makeup or a sport or having sex or not having sex or writing or music or kicking ass in school or wearing your hair so it looks like the sun’s unruly rays. I think every girl has a thing or two, tiny details in her life that say This is me. I’m done hiding. I’m done feeling ashamed.“
Beautiful, raw, heartbreaking, real…Girl Made of Stars is all of these things and more.
I only knew the barest of details when I picked the book up and really had no intention of consuming it so fast. This book is begging to be read and it’s going on my slow growing list of needed reads. Continue reading “Girl Made of Stars”
Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.
― John Green,
Years of love have been forgot, in the hatred of a minute.
– Edgar Allan Poe
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Published by Balzer + Bray on February 28, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
“What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?”
Eye opening, hard hitting, and honest, this book needs to be read by everyone. In a time with so much political and social turmoil, The Hate U Give stands out and talks about the hard topics no one wants to dive into. Continue reading “The Hate U Give”
We are officially under a week to A REAPER AT THE GATES release!!! I can hardly contain my excitement. I finished A Torch Against the Night last night and relived all the emotions I felt the first time I read it. Now I’m off to start REAPER (thanks for the screw up Amazon) but mums the word until release day! I hope you all are as excited as I am for REAPER!
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
Published by Razorbill on August 30, 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
It takes only a split second for life to go horribly wrong. To fix the mess, I need a thousand things to go right. The distance from one bit of luck to the next feels as great as the distance across oceans. But, I decide in this moment, I will bridge that distance, again and again, until I win. I will not fail.
This book destroyed me.
Every single way I thought it might turn out, it went in a completely direction. This book completely ripped out my heart and tore it into shreds. But I loved every bit of it.
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Alice: How long is forever?
White Rabbit: Sometimes, just one second.
– Alice in Wonderland
Geekerella by Ashley Poston
Published by Quirk Books on April 4, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Retellings
“If you believe in yourself and have a few good friends, then you can do anything. You can be anything.”
Geekerella is what I imagined the contemporary love child of Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl and Marissa Meyer’s Cinder would be. Continue reading “Geekerella”
It always shocked me when I realized that I wasn’t the only person in the world who thought and felt such strange and awful things.
– John Green
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Published by Knopf books on October 20, 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction
“Perhaps bravery is simply the face humanity wraps around its collective madness.”
Two words: visually pleasing.
If you haven’t seen the hardcover of Illuminae, it’s spectacularly beautiful. The jacket is a bright translucent orange/red situation and the physical book is written all over. The shelf appeal of the book alone is the reason I bought it in the first place. Thank god the content lived up to the beauty of the outside. Continue reading “Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)”