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Book Review: The Geography of You and Me By: Jennifer E. Smith


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Publisher: Hachete Book Group

Page Count: 337

Genre: YA (Young Adult)

Date Started; 2/28/17

Date Ended: 3/4/17

Purchased: Library Book Sale

Rating: Plot 3 stars, Characters, 3 stars, Ease of reading 5 stars.

Quote from Book: ” The Postcards stopped coming.”

My Review:

This was just an okay read for me. It reminded me of a generic Dear John with a bad ending. I wasn’t a fan of this one like I am with other books that this author has written.

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Book Review: The Lux Series: The Beginning by Jennifer L. Armentrout ( Obsidian)


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Title: Obsidian

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Synopsis:

There’s an alien next door. And with his looming height and eerie green eyes, he’s hot…until he opens his mouth. He’s infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, he marks me. Turns out he has a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal his abilities and the only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to him until my alien mojo fades. If I don’t kill him first, that is.

Number of Pages: 380 ( For Obsidian only; total number of pages 800)

My Version: Paperback

My Review:

This was my first book by Jennifer L. Armentrout and I must say why did I not pick her any of her books sooner! This book is an alien love story. I thought it would be boring, but I was so surprised. The book is about a girl named Katy who moves to West Virginia with her mother looking for a new start from Florida. Starting school soon, Katy’s mother wants her to make friends and mention that there are two kids her age (17) who live just next door. One of them is a hottie. Now, what I like about Katy is that she is a book blogger and loved to read, ( sounds familiar, right). She knocks on the neighbor’s door in hopes of making new friends and seeing the hottie for herself. She met Dameon who is a complete ASS! I mean he is so rude and extremely over protective about his twin sister Dee. Katy makes friends with Dee and in the process she gets to know Dameon. As time passes, Katy starts to notice different things about the twins that are a little ” peculiar” and she wants answers. Once she finds out the truth it changes her world. I high recommend this book. My only con is that the ending was very predictable. I know that there are four books in this series, but I wanted more. I look forward to continuing this series.

My Rating: 4 stars

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Book Review: The Girl in 6E by A. R Torre


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Title: The Girl in 6E ( A Deanna Madden Book #1)

Author: A. R. Torre

Synopsis:

My life, inside this apartment is simple. It works, as long as I follow the rules.

1. Don’t leave the apartment. Not in case of fire, not to mail a letter, not to run an errand. The door stays shut, and I stay inside.
2. Don’t get attached to clients. I take off my clothes, I stand in front of the camera, and I perform. What they want, I give. Their secrets, I keep. Everything I tell them, is a lie.
3. Don’t kill anyone. I’ve obeyed that rule for over three years.

Number of Pages: 374

My Version: Paperback

My Review:

To say that this was book is not a great read, is a lie. I enjoyed this book from start to finish. Before I proceed with the review there is a trigger warning of strong sexual contact  and killing so it is not suitable for younger kids.  This psychological thriller was the book that I needed in order to get out of a slump. I never wanted to put this book down. This book is about a girl named Deanna, but goes by her ” stage” name Jessica Reilly. Jessica is what you call a ” cammer” someone who performs sexual acts on herself for an internet audience of men. She basically works in the adult industry. She has a fear of going outside of her house due to the fact that she dreams of killing someone. To calm her urges she locks herself into her apartment during the day, but at night, it is anyone’s game. Going through a lot in her childhood, Deanna dreams of going outside and having a normal life, but she fears of killing everyone in sight. Surviving in every day living does not stop Deanna aka Jessica because she is able to order ALL of her things online from food, toiletries, etc. This book was very unique and interesting and I look forward to reading the second book in this series.

My Rating: 5 stars

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Book Review: A Little Life By Hanya Yanagihara


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Title: A Little Life

Author: Hanya Yanagihara

Rating: 5/5

Would I Recommend? Yes

Book Review:

This is the first book that I have read by this author. Wow, I must say that this was very hard to read, but it had me wanting more. There will be spoilers in this review for sure. I thought that the author’s writing was very detailed, graphic, and descriptive. This book consists of self-harm and rape for those who are uneasy about graphic violence. I can understand why I took my time reading with book with a friend. At first, the beginning of the story was daunting and very slow. It talked about Willem, JB, Jude and Malcolm who were all friends in college and the book depicted their lives over 4 decades.

Willem, the actor, had a hard time in the beginning of his acting career. He would play roles in indie films, plays, monologues, anything in order to get himself out there. He was very popular with the women, but then started to have a liking to men. As he got older, he became famous and ended up dating Jude. He wanted the best for Jude since he has been through a lot. What I would have prefered if the entire book was about Jude, but I do like how Jude’s friends help him live his life even though they were in the dark about a lot!

JB, honestly, I did not get a lot out of his character. I do know that he was jealous of Willem being with Jude because JB was gay and had always crushed on him. His character is very saracastic with an ” asshole” type vibe, but he cared about his friends a lot.

Malcolm, was another friend that I did not really learn that much of. The story mainly was about Jude a boy who was abused his entire life whether by himself or others. He was in monestary school when his sexual abuse first started happening and a father ” Father Luke” to be exact kidnapped him and pimped him out to other men. He made Jude believe that all would be okay once he turned 16. What I didn’t like that this man repeadily raped Jude and taught him how to cut himself. This part of the story was very distrubing.
As Jude got older he did continue to be abused by others except for his friends once he was an adult and he would tell him lies about his body and the cutting until they found out ( at least about the cutting). This book made me think a lot about what peopel can really go through in their lives and how they feel no one cares or are able to help. As I was reading, I would find myself cringing when he would cut himself and always tried to kill himself. I won’t give too much away, but this book has really changed my life about how I view people. You never really know what is going on with someone truly. Jude tried his best and at most times he succeed to mask his past, but silently it always came back haunting him. The more I read, the more I wanted him to have peace and be okay. I wanted him to learn to love himself, but the happy ending did not happen, at least not the way I wanted it to. This book is powerful read and it is a must read.

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Book Review: Slammed By Colleen Hoover


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Format: Audiobook

My Rating: 5 star

My Review: Colleen Hoover is my new favorite author. I will READ anything that she writes. I listened to Slammed on audiobook and I must say that this book was amazing. The book is about a teenage girl named Lake who goes through a lot of tests in life. Losing her father and only have her mother and little brother, Lake and her small family are forced to move to Michigan due to a family matter. I won’t give any spoilers, but I will say that Lake makes new friends, falls in love and even grows up more than she thought she would. There is nothing wrong with getting ” schooled” if it will teach you a lesson.

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Book Review: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray


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My Rating: 5 Star

Review: Wow! This was the first that I read by Libba Bray and I must say, I LOVED it!! I am not really into historical fiction, but this book was brilliant. This book is about a girl named Gemma who goes through triumph having a father that is an addict and a mother that commits suicide. Gemma feels guilty about her mother’s passing as she blames herself. This book is set in the Victorian Era where the main character goes to a finishing school to become a lady. She makes friends with the other girls. Gemma started to find out why she was hearing voices and having visions. I won’t give any spoilers away, but Gemma finds out who she is and why her mother died. I look forward to finishing this series!

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Book Review: Me Before You by JoJo Moyes


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Good evening, readers! Tonight I have a video for you of a GREAT book that I’ve read called Me Before You by JoJo Moyes.

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Let me tell you! This book is amazing!! Check out my video to see my thoughts. To the new readers that have subscribed to my blog, I appreciate you! Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy. If you haven’t please subscribe to my channel to see what other books I have purchased and read!

 

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Book Review: In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware


In a dark dark wood

Author: Ruth Ware

Synopsis: 

Nora hasn’t seen Clare for ten years. Not since Nora walked out of school one day and never went back.

In a dark, dark wood there was a dark, dark house

Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s bachelorette party arrives. Is this a chance for Nora to finally put her past behind her?

And in the dark, dark house there was a dark, dark room

But something goes wrong. Very wrong.

And in the dark, dark room…

Some things can’t stay secret for ever

My Review:

In a Dark, dark wood was an okay novel for me. I know that this is the author’s first debut novel. I was excited to read this psychological thriller. This book is about a writer who has a love that she can not get over. Being invited to a ” hen” or bachelorette party to a friend that she has not seen in 10 years brings backs memories. Not necessarily, happy ones. Leonora aka Nora tries to figure out why she’s now reunited with her friend after she has not spoken to her in so long. I will say that this books has some twists because I was not expecting the killer to be who it was. I did enjoy this book, but it was a slow read for me. It did pick up toward the end. If you are reading this, please give it a try. This story was well written, I just wished the ending could have been better.

I rate this book a 3 out of 5 stars

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Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer


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Book Review: The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky


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Author: Stephen Chbosky

Genre: Coming of Age

Pages:  225

Publisher: MTV Books

My Rating: 4 Stars

I had read this book for a book club in good reads that I belong to on Goodreads called the 2015reading challenge.  If you want to get involved in a book club, come on over! This was my first book that I read with the club. I was glad that I participated.

Synopsis:  The critically acclaimed debut novel from Stephen Chbosky, Perks follows observant “wallflower” Charlie as he charts a course through the strange world between adolescence and adulthood. First dates, family drama, and new friends. Sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Devastating loss, young love, and life on the fringes. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie must learn to navigate those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

My Review: I thought that this was a good book. It read a little slow for me, but as I continued to read it, it picked up. Trying to understand the development of Charlie, I realized that he went through so much. As a 15 year old kid just in high school tries to learn his way about life. He makes three good friends Sam, Patrick and Brad. These are his go to friends, the ones that he can tell his secrets to and relate to the most. I really enjoyed Charlie’s character and as I first started to read, I noticed that he was different. I didn’t know what made him different or special until I realized why he was so sensitive. Charlie tries to find a place to belong and really wants acceptance from his friends and family. His admiration for his teacher Bill, is a great relationship for him to have being as though he deals with a lot. I do recommend this book to children in high school as Charlie goes through being a teenager and the peer pressure it comes with. The writing for this book was okay. I was not really Impressed maybe because I am not in high school anymore, but it was a good read. I would recommend others to read it.