Aliens, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Four Stars, Series, Supernatural, Young Adult

The Brightest Night (Origin, #3)

The Brightest Night by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Published by Tor Teen on October 20, 2020

Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Sci-Fi

Pages: 504

“We didn’t come all this way, survive all we have, only to lose each other again,” he said. “You won’t allow that. I know you won’t, but if you can’t believe in that yet, then believe in me until you can.”

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The third installment in this series did not live up to my own expectations. I found myself getting bored and unable to focus in at some points of the book. It won’t stop me from reading the final installation though. I didn’t lose interest in the series.

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Adult, Book Reviews, Four Stars, Thriller

You (You, #1)

You by Caroline Kepnes

Published by Atria/Emily Bestler Books on September 30, 2014

Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Fiction

Pages: 424

The only thing crueler than a cage so
small that a bird can’t fly is a cage so
large that a bird thinks it can fly.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Thanks to You, I look over my shoulder more often and make sure my blinds are closed tight. Stephen King had it right when he said this book is hypnotic and scary.

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Book Reviews, Dystopia, Four Stars, Series, Supernatural, Young Adult

Imagine Me (Shatter Me, #6)

Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi

Published by HarperCollins on March 31, 2020

Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult

Pages: 464

“Imagine me 
master of my own universe
I am everything I ever dreamed of”

I’m truly ashamed of how long it took me to read this. With COVID-19 and working from home, I have no excuse for reading 2 books in the last 4 months of WFH. Still, I’m glad I got this finished before I head back into a new normal daily grind and put this beloved series to rest.

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Book Reviews, Four Stars, Series, Young Adult

Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity, #2)

Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

Published by Greenwillow Books on June 13, 2017

Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Dystopia, Young Adult

Pages: 512

“There were two kinds of monsters, the kind that hunted the streets and the kind that lived in your head. She could fight the first, but the second was more dangerous. It was always, always, always a step ahead.” 

2020 is off to a really good start. I finally finished Our Dark Duet, which I started in October, and it really caught me in all of the emotions.

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Four Stars, TV Shows

Looking for Alaska: Hulu’s Adaptation

To make this easy, above the cut off I’ll keep it spoiler-free and below the cut off, beware.

I read Looking for Alaska in 2013. It was my second John Green novel after The Fault in Our Stars and…I didn’t like it. When I heard about Hulu picking it up to make into a mini-series I rolled my eyes. Paper Towns was just as bad as the book in my opinion (another John Green novel I didn’t enjoy) and I expected to feel about the show as I did the book. I did not feel that way at all. I ended up really enjoying it, cried a bunch, and watched the whole thing in 2 nights.

If you’ve read the book or you haven’t, I recommend watching the show. Full thoughts on everything will be below, but looking back on it as a whole: go watch.

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Adult, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Four Stars, Series

Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4)

Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

Published by Delacorte Press on December 30, 1996

Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance, Fantasy

Pages: 1,088 (e-book)

“Forgiveness is not a single act, but a matter of constant practice.”

After reading Diana Gabaldon’s acknowledgments in the back of the book, I am so impressed with the hard work and research she has poured into this series.

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Adult, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Four Stars, Series

Voyager (Outlander, #3)

Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

Published by Delacorte Press on December 1, 1993

Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance, Fantasy

Pages: 870

“It has always been forever, for me, Sassenach” 

I’ve been looking forward to this book the most because I knew it was going to cause me the least pain. Somehow I’ve become so invested in this series and I can’t seem to put these books down or read anything else for that matter.

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Adult, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Four Stars, Series

Outlander (Outlander, #1)

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Published by Delacorte Press on June 1, 1991

Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance, Fantasy

Pages: 627

Sometimes our best action result in things that are most regrettable.

Whatever I thought this series was going to be about, I was sorely mistaken. I could not have been further from the truth, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying this series way more than I thought I was going to

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

Geekerella

30724132Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Published by Quirk Books on April 4, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Retellings

Pages: 320

 

“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”

Book Reviews, Dystopia, Four Stars, Series, Three Stars, Young Adult

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1)

28954189Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Published by Simon and Schuster on November 22, 2016

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Pages: 435

“My greatest wish for humanity is not for peace or comfort or joy. It is that we all still die a little inside every time we witness the death of another. For only the pain of empathy will keep us human. There’s no version of God that can help us if we ever lose that.”

 

Scythe is the first Neal Shusterman book I’ve read and yet I own three of his books. I saw the book on a book haul youtube video and the brief snippet of the description caught my attention. Scythe is about a world where humans have become immortal, conquering death and illnesses. And in a world where humans can’t die of natural means, they have appointed people called Scythes to control population and administer death. Continue reading “Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1)”