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review 2020-04-08 01:57
Infinity Son
Infinity Son - Adam Silvera

I came out of this book very confused. I read the whole thing today, but I couldn't explain the world of it. It threw out so many terms - Spell Walkers, celestials, specters, various types of magical creatures and items - and I couldn't tell you how they all fit together in the world. There was some huge devastating event called the Blackout that is vaguely referenced multiple times, but I have no idea exactly what it was. I kept expecting things to get fleshed out and explained, but it never happened. Some fantasy books go too far in giving the readers information by subjecting them to info dumps, but this one went the opposite route and threw me into the deep end and then just left me there.

 

It's hard to like a thing when I have no clue what's going on. Not impossible, but hard. You just have to give me other things to love to focus on instead. Infinity Son did not do that. It did give me a character to hate though. The main characters were Emil and Brighton, brothers who could not be more different. Brighton wanted to be famous and have powers so he could join in the fighting that was happening in their city. Emil hated violence and wanted the fighting to stop. Unfortunately for Emil, he suddenly developed a power that forced him into the fight. And Brighton latched right on, seeing this as his chance to get famous. I hated Brighton. He was the kind of person who acted recklessly, endangering others with his actions, threw tantrums when he didn't get his way, didn't learn from his mistakes, and never took responsibility for his actions. He wasn't a fun character to have as a POV and I was frustrated with how many times people gave into his tantrums.

 

Emil was better, but there were just too many characters in the book for most of them to get enough focus to be fleshed out. A lot of them blurred together and I was constantly trying to remember who was who on the team. I liked the concept for Emil that he has phoenix powers and the ideas of different types of phoenixes, but it just didn't get enough focus.

 

It's a shame. I thought for sure I'd like this one.

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review 2019-05-13 18:36
What If It’s Us
What If It's Us - Becky Albertalli,Adam Silvera

I Picked Up This Book Because: Picked up on a whim

The Characters:

Benjamin “Ben” Alejo:
Arthur Suess:
Dylan, Samantha, Jesse, Ethan, Hudson, Harriet, parents

The Story:

This is a bit coming of age, a bit romantic comedy, a lot of teen angst and overall enjoyable. It took me forever to get through it and not because it was bad but it just didn’t 100% grip me. I still wanted the end of the story though and I’m glad I stuck it out until the end. Ben and Arthur have a special relationship and I think it will last a very long time in any incarnation it takes.

The Random Thoughts:

I particularly loved Dylan, he’s an awesome friend.

The Score Card:

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3 Stars

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review 2019-04-29 00:00
They Both Die at the End
They Both Die at the End - Adam Silvera Does the premise make any sense??? No. But that's also why it would make a great discussion book. The unfolding of the day felt as natural as it could be, considering the restrictions of the plot, and so was the romance.
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text 2018-12-31 16:56
They Both Die at the End By Adam Silvera $1.99
They Both Die at the End - Adam Silvera

On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today.

 

Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day.

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review 2018-12-26 04:46
Everything about the Shattered Puzzle of History.
History Is All You Left Me - Adam Silvera

 

"There's going to come a time when keeping you happy is no longer the right thing."

 

           - Wade to Griffin, pg. 250

 

     I remember the night when I stuck in a store, grabbed this book, and decided to buy it. I just saw this book online and wished that I MUST read this since I am a fan of LGBTQ+ novels.

 

 

     So much about this, the book will also reach its readers about different unexpected people who have been sent by the universe to act and to cooperate with our history. The red strings that we have in our fingers will be untangled by these very least unexpected people. 

 

     I highly recommend this book to readers ages 18 above. To those who are haunted by their unfathomable bleeding history. To those who are trying to find a solace and reconciliation from their past. And for those who wanted to stitch back their normal lives. This book will teach you on how to fix your SHATTERED PUZZLE OF HISTORY.

 

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