Aurora Rising

I really liked this book. I had been holding off on reading it for a while. I can see the flaws in this book that most people probably hated like the fact the Alpha is shown as a pair of dimples throughout the book. A lot of times instead of focusing on his knowledge that is claimed in parts of the book they just put he smiles with full dimples on display like that gets people everywhere. I will give them props for the twist with Cat but taking her out of the team seems a little harsh. She wasn’t my favorite character but I didn’t hate her towards the end. I have a feeling she makes a come back though. Something in my gut maybe.

I have to say of all the characters I think I like Fin the most. Fin draws me in with the hints of bisexuality and his sarcasm. Sarcasm is my superpower if you know me personally. All in all I really liked the book. I really wish there was more science fiction in young adult I can read. I probably haven’t found them yet right?

My only parting words to this are that I loved the Illuminae series a lot more. Maybe that will change with Aurora Burning.

Five out of five stars!

Emergency Contact

Synopsis:

For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she somehow managed to land a boyfriend, he doesn’t actually know anything about her. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, it’s seventy-nine miles and a zillion light years away from everything she can’t wait to leave behind.

Sam’s stuck. Literally, figuratively, emotionally, financially. He works at a café and sleeps there too, on a mattress on the floor of an empty storage room upstairs. He knows that this is the god-awful chapter of his life that will serve as inspiration for when he’s a famous movie director but right this second the seventeen bucks in his checking account and his dying laptop are really testing him. 

When Sam and Penny cross paths it’s less meet-cute and more a collision of unbearable awkwardness. Still, they swap numbers and stay in touch—via text—and soon become digitally inseparable, sharing their deepest anxieties and secret dreams without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other.

My Review:

This book is oddly sweet and amazing. I picked it up at Target on a milk run and can say I absolutely loved it. Sam and Penelope are so cute and so human. There is one topic it hits unexpectedly *spoiler* and that is rape. I didn’t even see it coming. It was a wham in your face thing. I didn’t know if this was meant to be this way but that is how it happened when it came across in the book.

Other than that the way these two navigate being around each other is quite frankly just too cute! They both handle their own battles and stories with such a human way that you can’t help but relate to them. I gotta say I totally loved this book. The healing that happens at the end really brings it all together.

Five out of five stars!

Six of Crows

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I LOVED this book. I read reviews and I paid attention to it when it came through my feed but I waited to read it because I never found the right mood for it. Then I was in the bookstore with my significant one day and I impulse bought it. I cracked it open the first chance I got and read it slow and sweet. I usually gobble books up rather quickly but this one kept my interest and made me want to take my time. I didn’t want to miss a thing.

I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed it so much that when a coworker asked to read it I let her borrow it. Now I may cry if something is wrong with it but I actually loaned it! This band of misfits are something I love reading about. Now the book swaps persepectives to let you know what is happening and keeps you guessing by not letting on to what Kaz is thinking for each plan. It unravels each one slowly and lets you guess at each thing until finally it reveals the plot.

I give this book an amazing five out of five stars! I am currently on Crooked Kingdom so look out for that review soon!

October Wrap Up

  1. Out of My Mind
  2. Hannah-Beast
  3. The Sleep Tight Motel
  4. Rule
  5. Catwoman: Soulstealer
  6. Asking for It
  7. The Outsider
  8. Poison Ivy Cycle of Life and Death

DNF

  1. Emperess of a Thousand Skies

ETS had some well done up ideas but I didn’t feel it. It didn’t flow together for me. I couldn’t get into the story to even care about the main character. Have you read this book? If so, what are your thoughts?

Asking for It

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This book is on rape and was really hard to get through at times. The main character was a popular girl who did what she wanted and was pleased that she was pretty. Then one night at a party ruins everything and now what happened is all over Facebook with a page dedicated just to her. As the story progresses it gets harder and harder to get through. Her issues mentally and with her family grow as time goes on and by the end of the book you just want to help her in every way.

The only issue I had with this book at the beginning was that it almost jumped too much with the cities and countries for you to pin point where it specifically is at in the world. The character went from talking like an American teenager to someone in Ireland. It was almost like the author couldn’t stick to it there for a second and normally I don’t notice things like this. Other than that it was a fantastic book.

I really enjoyed it and I am glad I picked it up. Five out of five stars!

Catwoman: Soulstealer

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Synopsis:

When the Bat’s away, the Cat will play. It’s time to see how many lives this cat really has. . . 

Two years after escaping Gotham City’s slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with Batman off on a vital mission, Batwing is left to hold back the tide of notorious criminals. Gotham City is ripe for the taking.

Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove he has what it takes to help people in his role as Batwing. He targets a new thief on the prowl who seems cleverer than most. She has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, and together they are wreaking havoc. This Catwoman may be Batwing’s undoing.

I really liked this book! Many times people don’t bring Poison Ivy into things and thats the best part of this book for me. Poison Ivy is my girl and she gets overlooked quite a lot! Also, it is pretty interesting how Maas took Batman out of the picture and used Batwing as the hero in this story. It really added something different.

Also, I really liked how Maas added the extra chapter at the end. I really thought it would end with Catwoman answering Batwing’s question on what she was doing next not bring in another chapter where Catwoman talks to Poison Ivy. I really liked the book and I would love to hear other peoples thoughts on it! Five out of five stars.

Out of My Mind

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I got this book last year from my uncle for Christmas. He met the author and got it signed just for me. After reading this book I am upset it took me this long to get around to read it. I absolutely loved it. It grabs you from the first page until the last.

The synopsis:

Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to diagnose her and smarter than her classmates in her integrated classroom – the very same classmates who dismiss her as mentally challenged because she cannot tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by cerebral palsy. And she’s determined to let everyone know it – somehow.

This book was absolutely amazing and makes me want Melody’s mind! She is incredibly smart and fights through trials she is given. I think this is an amazing read and it is definitely something that should be handed to a kid to read! I give it a solid five out of five stars!

You’re Welcome, Universe

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This book is about a deaf female who does graffiti and its the book I didn’t know I needed. It definitely fits the YA genre. The book starts out with Julia getting kicked out of school for doing something she believed in and goes from there. This young girl goes from a school for the deaf to a public school and faces new trials. She escapes trouble pretty easily and the best part of this whole book is that she has two mothers and they are both deaf.

This book is a modern day teenage book and I absolutely love it.

Just read the Synopsis!

Friends are a liability.
Julia learns this the hard way when she covers up a slur about her best friend with a beautiful (albeit illegal) mural, sprayed right across the gymnasium of the Kingston School for the Deaf.

Her (supposed) best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her mom’s set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a “mainstream” school in the suburbs, where she’s treated like an outcast as the only deaf student.

Out in the ‘burbs, Julia paints anywhere she can, eager to claim some turf of her own. A tag on a sign, a piece on an overpass. But soon Julia leans that she’s not the only vandal in town. Someone is adding to her tags, making them better, showing off – and showing Julia up in the process. She expected her art might get painted over by cops. But she never imagined getting dragged into a graffiti war.

Now Julia must risk arrest and expulsion to go toe to toe with her rival…or face losing the only piece of her identity that still makes sense.

I give it Five out of Five stars!

China Rich Girlfriend

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Oh, my word this book! I absolutely loved it! There were some moments when I was even going ‘OH SHE TOLD YOU!’ and going all out. This series so far has been one hell of a series. I have gotten into the drama of it all as it unfolds.

The characters have taken on a different light as the story unfolds. Kitty changes and gets her own parts to the book which we didn’t see before. Astrid, Nick, and Rachel are still there but we get to know Rachel’s family and see some backside to it all. Heck, we even get Charlie’s backside as well! This book was drawn together with so much drama and moments where you feel like you are watching a soap opera and can’t put it down or else you will miss the next piece of vital information!

Poor Rachel though. She gets the brunt end of the stick with some of the things that go on and she doesn’t even want what happens. I feel so bad for her. Of course, we can’t miss the best friend of Rachel! Oh, how I love this character! We didn’t see much of her in this story which is upsetting! She is one of my favorite side characters! I hope as I read book three she makes more of an appearance!

Five out of five stars!

The Way You Make Me Feel

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So when Twitter went ham over Bookish Wish I requested this book as one and was given it! It was one of my top picks for the year and I am so glad I chose it! I absolutely loved this book!

So this book is about a girl named Clara who has a dad who owns a food truck and a mom who is a fashionista on Instagram. She lives with her dad and sees her mother sometimes. After a full-on stunt at school, she either gets suspended or has to work on her dad’s truck all summer. Guess which one happens? This book is about what happens throughout that summer.

This book is funny and endearing and with each page, it hooked me even more. I laughed at the pink cowboy hats and the birthday’s cakes that didn’t say the right thing. It was worth every page turn. I recommend this book 100%.

Five out of five stars!!