Finding Audrey- REVIEW

Title: Finding Audrey

Author: Sophie Kinsella

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Mental Health

Source: eARC from the publisher via Netgalley

Pages: 288

My rating: 4/5

Goodreads Link

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shopaholic series comes a terrific blend of comedy, romance, and psychological recovery in a contemporary YA novel sure to inspire and entertain.

General opinion:

Now, I’ve never read Sophie Kinsella’s Shopoholic series, but when I heard she was releasing her first YA book, I was excited. I’ve heard so many great things about her books and writing that it was no surprise that I immensely enjoyed Finding Audrey. It was funny, enlightening and heart-warming. I loved the family aspect of the story and all the characters formed a great crew. The book is very character driven, so in the review I’ll talk more about them, the things I liked, as well as the things I found to be missing in the novel.

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Top 10 Book Openings!

Hello everyone! Sorry for being absent this past month, life just kind of got in the way!

Today I thought it would be fun to share with you all my favorite book openings. Some of the books I have read, some I have not, but these openings sure got me intrigued!

         

1. Blue Sergent had forgotten how many times she’d been told she would kill her true love.– The Raven Boys

2. The circus arrives without warningNo announcements precede it, no paper notices on downtown posts and billboards, no mentions or advertisements in local newspapers. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.- The Night Circus

3. Ironically, since the attacks, the sunsets have been glorious.- Angelfall

4. There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife.– The Graveyard Book

5. Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of number four Privet Drive were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.– Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

6. The first moments after the boys’s death pass for him in a confused and weighty blur.– More Than This

7. My father took one hundred and thirty two minutes to die. I counted.– Jellicoe Road

8. The first thing you find out when yer dog learns to talk is that dogs don’t got nothing much to say. About anything. – The Knife of Never Letting Go

9. Why at the beginning of things is there always light?– The Narrow Road to the Deep North

10. Nothing about this room is real.– These Broken Stars

Top 5 April Releases

New month= new books!

I look forward to new book releases every month, so I thought I’d share the 5 April releases I’m looking forward to the most!

    

1. The first release I’m looking forward to is The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey. It is being compared to The Mortal Instruments and Daughter of Smoke and Bone. TMI is one of my all time favorite series and I love Laini Taylor’s writing so I’m obviously excited to read this! All I know about this book is that it has magic, a kickass main character and a journey to find an entity that will end a century old war. Sounds awesome! Goodreads link. 

2. Next is Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. This sounds like a really touching and heart warming coming of age story. The main character, Simon, is gay, but hasn’t told anyone yet. He’s also been emailing and falling in love with a guy under the pen name of Blue. But everything goes downhill when an email falls in  Continue reading

Top 5 Books I Read This Winter!

Hello everyone! Since Spring is only 4 days away, I thought I’d do a quick recap my favorite 5 books I read this Winter.

    

  • Cinder was a book I decided to read because of all the hype surrounding the entire series and let me tell you: It deserves all the hype and more! I was truly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. The lovable characters, intriguing plot, beautiful world crafting, fairy tale retelling were all woven so masterfully by Marissa Meyer. I cannot wait to continue with the series!
  • Then we have the final book in the Shatter Me trilogy, Ignite Me. Ignite Me was everything I hoped it would be. It was my favorite book out of the whole trilogy. The character development in this is some of the best I’ve seen, and my appreciation for the whole trilogy sky-rocketed after reading Ignite Me. It was intense, suspenseful and took me on such an amazing emotional roller coaster. Also WARNER.
  • The sequel to The Winner’s Curse, The Winner’s Crime, was one of my favorites as well! This book was so intense that I’m still not over it. There were so many plot twists, betrayals, deceits, lies and omg, it was brilliant. I want the final book in my hands NOW. -> My Review
  • Up next is a contemporary, The Sky Is Everywhere. This book is great if you’re looking for a “serious, but still cute” contemporary. I connected very well with the main character and I found the balance between seriousness and fluffiness in this novel beautifully done. The author’s writing is simply gorgeous! I can’t even. -> My Review
  • Last, but certainly not the least, Heir of Fire, the 3rd book in the Throne of Glass series. I keep wondering why I waited 5 months to read this book! I was so stupid, because this book is utter perfection!! It was kick-ass, fierce and so so so entertaining! The feels, man, THE FEELS. The days until the release of the 4th book are going to be pure torture.

That’s it for today! I hope you all had a lovely day and I’ll see you in my next post♥

The Winner’s Crime- Review

Title: The Winner’s Crime

Author: Marie Rutkoski

Series: The Winner’s Trilogy #2

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance

Source: eARC from the publishers via Netgalley

Pages: 414

My rating: 5/5

Goodreads Link

Following your heart can be a crime.

This dazzling follow-up to The Winner’s Curse reveals the high price of dangerous lies and untrustworthy alliances. The truth will come out, and when it does, Kestrel and Arin will learn just how much their crimes will cost them.

General Opinion:

Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god. I finished this book a few hours ago and I still can’t get over it! This sequel is badass, seriously. The Winner’s Crime is on a completely different scale of epic than The Winner’s Curse. The plot is very character-driven, while still expanding our knowledge of the world. Marie Rutkoski’s writing is as beautiful as ever; she carves her story so magnificently that I want to hang on to every word she writes. The sequel is compelling, intriguing and will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. I was a nervous-wreck reading this book! There were so many lies, betrayals, and deceits that I was overwhelmed (in a good way). And the ending?!? The most unbelievable betrayal of all!

“Sometimes you think you want something, when in reality you need to let it go.”

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The Sky is Everywhere- Review

Title: The Sky is Everywhere

Author: Jandy Nelson

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance

Pages: 288

My rating: 4/5

Goodreads link

Mini Synopsis:

Lennie Walker, seventeen, Wuthering Heights obsessed, clarinet player, band geek. Also hopeless romantic, prone to scattering poems all over towns and as of for weeks ago, sisterless…

General opinion: 

I has extremely high expectations when  starting this book, because I’ve only ever heard amazing things about it! And I’m happy to say I really enjoyed this novel. First of all, the writing style in this is simply beautiful and breathtaking. I read and absorbed all the words so carefully because I wanted to savor all of them. This novel has a wonderful balance between touching/emotional parts and laugh-out-loud/fluffy moments. And this is what I appreciated the most about The Sky is Everywhere. It evoked all the emotions i could feel while reading a book and the overall experience will leave me remembering this novel for a very long time.

The sky is everywhere, it begins at your feet.

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February 2015 Wrap-Up!

February was a pretty good reading month for me! I read a total of 6 books, 2 novellas, 1 play and 1 graphic novel/manga. But I’ll only include the books and novellas.

      

The first thing I read was the novella Destroy me by Tahereh Mafi. It is from the Shatter Me trilogy, and it’s from Warner’s point of view. I loved this novella so much! Because Shatter Me is in Juliette’s POV, we only get to see Warner’s actions though her eyes and bias. But in this novella we learn a lot about Warner’s true intentions and we also learn a lot about him as a human being. Continue reading