Everything, Everything ~ Nicola Yoon

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I received an eARC of Everything, Everything via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Goodreads Synopsis

This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

My Review

There has been so much hype about this book, and let me tell you, it is worth all of the hype.Read More »

Book Traveling Thursdays #4 ~ Book that Takes Place in High School

Featured Image -- 266Happy Thursday!

Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Catia and myself. In order to participate, you can go to the Goodreads group at the beginning of each month to see a list of weekly themes. After choosing a book that fits the theme, you look at different covers of different editions and write your blog post with the original cover, the covers from your country, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover. To find out more, you can check out our Goodreads group!

This week’s theme is a book that takes place in high school. At first I thought this would be an easy theme, but after thinking about it, it was actually kind of difficult. In so many books I read, the characters are high school aged, but the society they are living in does not necessarily have ‘high school.’ For example, Jonas in The Giver is the age a high school student would be, but the school system is so different that I would not necessarily call it high school.

I ended up choosing Paper Towns by John Green. Q, Margo, and their friends, the main characters in this book, are all in their senior year of high school during this story.Read More »

Top Five Wednesday #11 ~ Series You Wish Had More Books

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Happy Wednesday! This weekly bookish meme was created by gingerreadslainey and you can check out the Goodreads group for more information. This week’s topic is series that you wish had more books. This week’s topic was so much fun because everyone dreams of their favorite series having more books. Without further adieu, let’s get started!

5) Nancy Drew ~ Carolyn Keene

I know there are so many Nancy Drew books already, but I could not get enough of these when I was a little girl. I am pretty sure I read almost every single one. While I do not read these as much anymore, I now collect them, especially the old editions, and I just never want to run out of Nancy Drew books to collect.

4) Little House on the Prairie ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

This is another series I could not get enough of as a little kid. I used to check them out of the library over and over again so I could reread them, until my mom decided enough was enough and bought me the boxed set. For some reason, these books just encapsulated me in the world of a little cabin in the middle of nowhere.

3) The Syrena Legacy Trilogy ~ Anna Banks

I know I just finished this trilogy and I know that there is not really anywhere else to go with the story, but I just want more to read about Emma and Galen’s world. I want to read stories about their little fingerlings and how crazy Rayna is and how Neptune and the kingdoms are getting along.

2) Harry Potter ~ J.K. Rowling

I do not know anyone who does not want more Harry Potter books. Enough said.

1) Heroes of Olympus ~ Rick Riordan

I was not happy with the Blood of Olympus mostly because we did not get points of view from Percy or Annabeth. I need to read more from their perspectives and know for sure that my OTP got together.

Teaser Tuesday #7 ~ August 25, 2015

teaser tuesdayTeaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by A Daily Rhythm. If you would like to participate in Teaser Tuesdays, just open the book you are currently reading to a random page and find two “teaser” sentences from that page. Be careful to avoid spoilers!

Unfortunately, this is going to be my last Teaser Tuesday for a while because school is starting back up and that is going to take up most of my time. I might post a Teaser Tuesday every once in a while, but not regularly until at least May or June when school is winding down again.

I am currently reading and loving Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley and it is absolutely adorable! It is scheduled to be released September 1, 2015.

“Everything’s a risk. Not doing anything is a risk.” (Location 919 on Kindle)

Another Day ~ David Levithan

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I received an ARC of this book at BookCon 2015.

Goodreads Synopsis

The eagerly anticipated companion to David Levithan’s New York Times bestseller Every Day

In this enthralling companion to his New York Times bestseller Every Day, David Levithan (co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green) tells Rhiannon’s side of the story as she seeks to discover the truth about love and how it can change you.

Every day is the same for Rhiannon. She has accepted her life, convinced herself that she deserves her distant, temperamental boyfriend, Justin, even established guidelines by which to live: Don’t be too needy. Avoid upsetting him. Never get your hopes up.

Until the morning everything changes. Justin seems to see her, to want to be with her for the first time, and they share a perfect day—a perfect day Justin doesn’t remember the next morning. Confused, depressed, and desperate for another day as great as that one, Rhiannon starts questioning everything. Then, one day, a stranger tells her that the Justin she spent that day with, the one who made her feel like a real person . . . wasn’t Justin at all.

My Review

For those of you who have not read Every Day, A wakes up in a different body every morning and has to live the life of a different person. A had accepted their fate until one day when he met a beautiful girl, Rhiannon. That day he was in the body of Rhiannon’s moody boyfriend, Justin.Read More »

Book Traveling Thursdays #3 ~ Favorite Summer Read

Happy Thursday!

At the beginning of each month there will be a list of weekly themes. After choosing a book that fits the theme, you look at different covers of different editions and write your blog post with the original cover, the covers from your country, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover. To find out more, you can check out our Goodreads group!

This week’s topic is Favorite Summer Read. I chose Lola and the Boy Next Door because it was one of my favorite cute, summery book that I read this summer.

Original Cover:

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I honestly do not like the original cover of this book. I do not usually like covers with people on them because I do not want them influencing my view of the characters and after reading the book this is not how I would have ever pictured Lola and Cricket. Read More »

Top Five Wednesday # 10 ~ Tropes You Hate

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Happy Wednesday! This weekly bookish meme was created by gingerreadslainey and you can check out the Goodreads group for more information. This week’s topics is character tropes you hate. A few week’s ago the topic was favorite character tropes, so this one may seem a little similar because I have a love/hate relationship with so many character tropes.

5) Falling in Love with Someone You Lost Connection with Years Ago

Childhood best friends lose touch because of social differences in junior high and then at some point in high school they get back in tough and fall in love. This does not happen! The social distinctions made in middle school never change! Agh!

4) Evil Parents Who Are Only Parents because the Birth Parents Are Dead

I don’t know why this annoys me, but it does. I understand the typical hero’s journey involves parents who are not around, but that does not mean the parents who take care of the orphan are evil. This just hurts my heart a little too much.

3) Going from a Goody-Two-Shoes to a Badass in .2 Seconds

This does not ever happen in real life. There are people who like to follow the rules and there are people who do not like to follow the rules. While people can change, it does not happen as quickly as books make it seem.

2) Guy “Completing” a Girl

This annoys me because I don’t believe that a guy or a girl can complete anyone. You are who you are, and while who you meet and interact with can influence who you are, you will never become a more “completed”  person because of one other person.

1) Love Triangles

Like I have said before, love triangles are a hit-or-miss and more often than not, they are a miss. Plus, love triangles don’t really happen in real life.

So, I guess we can conclude that the tropes I hate usually don’t happen in real life and this is why I hate them. What does everyone else think about the tropes I hate?

Teaser Tuesday #6 ~ August 18, 2015

teaser tuesdayTeaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by A Daily Rhythm. If you would like to participate in Teaser Tuesdays, just open the book you are currently reading to a random page and find two “teaser” sentences from that page. Be careful to avoid spoilers!

I am currently listening to the Confess audio book, and so far I am loving it!

“We’re still saying it as we kiss for the last time. We’re still saying it as we hold on to each other.” (End of Prologue)

Of Neptune ~ Anna Banks

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Emma, who is half human and half Syrena, and her Syrena love, Galen, need time together. Alone. Away from the kingdoms of Poseidon and Triton. Emma’s grandfather, the Poseidon king, suggests the two visit a small town called Neptune.

Neptune is home to both Syrena and Half-Breeds alike. But Emma and Galen didn’t sign up to be peacemakers between the ocean-living Syrena and the land-dwelling, freshwater counterparts. They didn’t bargain for meeting a charming Half-Breed named Reed, who can barely disguise his feelings for Emma. And they especially didn’t expect to find themselves in the middle of a power struggle that threatens not only their love, but their ocean kingdoms.

In this stunning conclusion to her bestselling Syrena Legacy, Anna Banks thrills fans with more action and romance than ever.

If you have not read the first two books in this trilogy and are planning on it, do not read the rest of this review due to spoilers.

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Book Traveling Thursdays #2 ~ Book with a Character who has Bad Luck

Welcome to week number two of Book Traveling Thursdays, a weekly meme hosted by Catia and myself.

As I said last week, at the beginning of each month there will be a list of weekly themes. After choosing a book that fits the theme, you look at different covers of different editions and write your blog post with the original cover, the covers from your country, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover. To find out more, you can check out our Goodreads group!

Today is the August thirteenth and thirteen is definitely an unlucky number, which is why this week’s theme is a book with a character who has bad luck. I chose All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven because Finch was just dealed a rough hand in the game of life. Not only did he get stuck in a family who doesn’t care and put in a school where he is always ignored, he struggles immensely with a mental illness.Read More »