Book Review: Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Title: Lux Consequences ( Opal)

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Pages: 395

My Copy: Paperback Bind Up of 2 Books

My Rating: 4 Stars

My Review:

I am really enjoying this series very much! Katy, a girl who moved to Virginia with her mother after the death of father tries to make friend. After seeing her neighbor who is just the most cutest and arrogant, Katy develops a crush and a new friend, Dee. Damien is the boy she wants to know more about even though he’s a real jerk. Katy notices something different about Dee and Damien that she just can’t put her finger on until its too late. I won’t give out any spoilers because this book is a series. I highly recommend this series to everyone!!

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.

Book Review: Mini Van Man by John S. Semis II

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Publisher: Amazon

Page Count: 22

Genre: Thriller

Date Started; 2/18//17

Date Ended: 2/18/17

Purchased: Amazon Kindle

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

Quote from Book: ”¬†Sorry I missed our date.”

My Review:

I really enjoyed this short story. It makes me not want to date online ever again. This story was very suspenseful and crazy at the same time. I had no clue what was going to happen. I subscribe to a lot of authors on YouTube and I have always been a fan of John’s page, so when he wrote this story, I just had to have it. Now, he’s writing a novel and I can’t wait to read it. Please subscribe to ” Johnthebookishgnome” you won’t regret it.

Book Review: How To Get Out of Your Own Way by Tyrese Gibson

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Title: How To Get Out of Your Own Way

Author: Tyrese Gibson

Publication Year:2011

Pages: 274

My Version: Kindle

My Rating: 4 stars


This was my first book that I’ve read by Tyrese and I must say it took me a while to get through it. What I mean is that I’ve had this book on my kindle since it came out and I’m now just reading it! I think it was time to read this book as I have been having some reflections and feeling about my own life. This book spoke to me in a way that my friends or family never will. I was able to relate to a lot of what Tyrese is explaining in his own life dealing with an addictive parent, siblings and wanting to get out the hood. I can respect his advice toward teenagers, women and men for that matter. In this book, the author was able to ” keep it real” and ” tell it like it is” to his readers. He gives some the truth to the game, learning about yourself and how to handle yourself in all situations especially business. His confessions of his life made me tear up because I feel like I’m going through what he had once been through. I highly recommend this book to those who may not know the answers at the time. Maybe you are just in your own way.


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.

Book Review: The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

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Book Review: Slammed By Colleen Hoover


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.

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!

Book Review: Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

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Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer