Adult, Book Reviews, Five Stars, new adult, Series

A Court of Silver Flames (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #4)

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

Published by Bloomsbury Publishing on February 16, 2021

Genres: Fantasy, Romance, New Adult

Pages: 757

“Keep reaching out your hand.”

Rating: 5 out of 5.

It’s absolutely no surprise that I had to immediately pick up this book upon its release. I took a shamefully long time to read it considering how much I enjoy this world. But fair warning, this new continuation is much more adult than the first three books. Like…much more.

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Book Reviews, Contemporary, Five Stars, Young Adult

Concrete Rose (The Hate U Give, #0)

Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

Published by Balzer + Bray on January 12, 2021

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction

Pages: 360

“It’s kinda like how we have to do with ourselves. Get rid of the things that don’t do us any good. If it won’t help the rose grow, you’ve gotta let it go.”

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Angie Thomas has not put out a bad book yet. All of her books have been absolute hits for me! Concrete Rose is no exception.

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Dystopia, Five Stars, Series, Young Adult

Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, #3)

Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

Published by HarperCollins on January 28, 2014

Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult, Romance

Pages: 389

We all have the potential to do terrible things. But we also have the potential to overcome our mistakes.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I am so happy I re-read this series. Not only have I been wanting to do it for some time now, but I feel like it restored my reading fuel.

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Apocalypse, Dystopia, Five Stars, Series, Young Adult

Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky, #2)

Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

Published by HarperCollins on January 8, 2013

Genres: Science Fiction, Romance, Young Adult

Pages: 341

Love is a rebellious bird that nobody can tame.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Unsurprisingly, the sequel to Under the Never Sky took me only a day to complete.

Captivating, well-paced, and packed with more urgency than the first book, it breaks the second-book-lull so often seen in trilogies.

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Apocalypse, Dystopia, Five Stars, Series, Young Adult

Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Published by HarperCollins on January 3, 2012

Genres: Science Fiction, Romance, Young Adult

Pages: 374

She looked up. “A world of nevers under a never sky.”
She fit in well then, he thought. A girl who never shut up.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

To jump start my never-ending reading slump, I wanted to revisit this series since it was something I’ve thought about for a long time now. I read these for the first time back in 2013 and I am so glad I picked it back up. Not only is the book still good, but it’s addicting and I read it in only a couple days.

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Book Reviews, Fantasy, Five Stars, Series, Supernatural, Vampires and Other Creatures, Young Adult

Midnight Sun (Twilight, #5)

Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

Published by Little, Brown on August 4, 2020

Genres: Fiction, Young Adult, Paranormal

Pages: 658

My life was an unending, unchanging midnight. It must, by necessity, always be midnight for me. So how was it possible that the sun was rising now, in the middle of my midnight?

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Where’s the GIF of Sirius Black from Harry Potter when you need it? Twelve years I’ve waited for this and I’m not going to lie to you, I didn’t think I’d ever see the day. I waited so long to march into that bookstore and pick up my copy of Midnight Sun. Back when it was just a draft and 200 pages long, I contemplated printing it and making my own copy to complete the series, but I never did and at last I have a beautiful hardcover copy.

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Dystopia, Five Stars, Series, Young Adult

Rebel (Legend, #4)

Rebel by Marie Lu

Published by Roaring Book Press on October 1, 2019

Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult, Science Fiction

Pages: 376

Because, sometimes, being patriotic means calling out the problems rotting away your country.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A long-anticipated finale to the Legend series that I only ever dreamed of coming true. Yet somehow incredibly puissant read while watching all that is happening in the world today.

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Fantasy, Five Stars, Series, Supernatural, Young Adult

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha)

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Published by Henry Holt on March 6, 2018

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Pages: 544

No matter how much I crave peace, the gods have other plans.

I am truly ashamed of how long it took me to read this book because it is brilliant and deserved to be consumed in a week or less. Life kept getting in the way or I kept having readers block, but I finally finished and now I can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel.

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Book Reviews, Contemporary, Five Stars, Stand Alone, Young Adult

On the Come Up

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Published by Balzer + Bray on February 5, 2019

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary

Pages: 613

“There’s only so much you can take being described as somebody you’re not.” 

Another amazing novel from Angie Thomas. The Hate U Give was such an impactful and raw story, I had no idea what On the Come Up was going to have in store as a follow up. Equally as honest, but a different type of story.

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Adult, Book Reviews, Contemporary, Five Stars

Me Before You

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Published by Penguin Books on December 31, 2012

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Contemporary

Pages: 369

“You only get one life. It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.” 

Some books suck you into its world and take you on an adventure without ever leaving your chair. Some books make you want to get up and go on your own adventure. For me, Me Before You is the latter. 

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