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text 2019-11-04 14:14
My October 2019
If I'm Being Honest - Austin Siegemund-Broka,Emily Wibberley
Tote Asche - Patricia Walter
Nevernight: Das Spiel - Jay Kristoff,Kirsten Borchardt,Robert H. Frank
Carrie - Stephen King
If I'm Being Honest - 5 stars
Tote Asche - dnf
Nevernight: Das Spiel - 5 stars
Carrie - 4 stars

 

Favorite book(s) of the month:

If I'm Being Honest, Nevernight: Das Spiel

 

Books started this month but haven't finished yet:

Still, Just One of the Royals, The Family Upstairs (finished in the meantime)

 

Random ramblings:

October was great. I caught the cleaning and organizing bug and got some serious shit done around the house. Had two great sessions with my therapist. Had a nice and calm birthday. Caught up on lots of tv shows and still somehow managed to finish some books. Shocking, actually LOL

 
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review SPOILER ALERT! 2019-10-06 16:09
If I'm Being Honest!!!
If I'm Being Honest - Austin Siegemund-Broka,Emily Wibberley

english review only (not spoilerfree)

 

Summary: High school senior Cameron Bright’s reputation can be summed up in one word: bitch. It’s no surprise she’s queen bee at her private L.A. high school—she’s beautiful, talented, and notorious for her cutting and brutal honesty. So when she puts her foot in her mouth in front of her crush, Andrew, she fears she may have lost him for good.

In an attempt to win him over, Cameron resolves to “tame” herself, much like Katherine in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. First, she’ll have to make amends with those she’s wronged, which leads her to Brendan, the guy she labelled with an unfortunate nickname back in the sixth grade. At first, Brendan isn’t all that receptive to Cameron’s ploy. But slowly, he warms up to her when they connect over the computer game he’s developing. Now if only Andrew would notice…

But the closer Cameron gets to Brendan, the more she sees he appreciates her personality—honesty and all—and wonders if she’s compromising who she is for the guy she doesn’t even want.

 

My review: I LOVED THIS SO MUCH!!!!

 

I mean, I started this book back in august and just finished it last night but it's not the books fault, it's all about me having the attention span of a two year old for the last few months.

 

This book is amazing. I loved the whole story and I loved how it was written.

The characters are amazing and I love all the different relationships we got.

 

I love Cameron as a main character. She is amazing and she doesn't realize it. She only thinks the worst about herself and I loved her realization throughout the book, when she's around the right people, when she doesn't have to pretend for anyone, when she lets go of her anger, SHE IS ALL KINDS OF AMAZING.

 

I loved all the side characters. I loved Paige, Brendan, Andrew. I LOVE THEM ALL.

 

Also the relationships.
The friendships, Cameron's friendship with Paige and her group of friends. I loved the friendship between Cameron and Andrew. I loved that these two didn't end up together, I mean that was pretty clear from the start. I just think they are way better friends than a couple. And Cameron and Brendan. I LOVED THEM SO DAMN MUCH. I loved that we got a great friendship between them first before things went any further. I LOVED THIS.

 

And then the family dynamics.

I love Paige and Brendan. ALL THE SIBLING FEELS ABOUT THESE TWO.
Cameron and her messed up family, I hate her father with a burning passion and I' so happy that at the end of it all, she finally let go of trying to please and impress him. She didn't deserve the shit she got from him. And her mom, gosh, I really didn't like her through most of the book but then towards the end, when she finally let Cameron in and started to actually stand up for herself, I TRULY LOVED HER. I really enjoyed their journey throught the story.

 

I also TRULY enjoyed getting to see Megan and Owen at the end of the book. MY BABIES!!!!

 
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text 2018-08-08 21:58
My July 2018
Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Miraculous - Das verwunschene Parfüm - Barbara Neeb,Katharina Schmidt
Always Never Yours - Austin Siegemund-Broka,Emily Wibberley
Children of Blood and Bone: Goldener Zorn - Tomi Adeyemi,Andrea Fischer
Harry Potter und der Halbblutprinz - J.K. Rowling
Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions - 5 stars
Miraculous - Das verwunschene Parfüm - 5 stars
Always Never Yours - 5 stars
Children of Blood and Bone: Goldener Zorn - 4 stars
Harry Potter und der Halbblutprinz - 5 stars

 

Favorite book(s) of the month: Dear Ijeawele, Always Never Yours, Harry Potter (duh!)

 

Books started this month but haven't finished yet: Manga Classics: Romeo And Juliet

 

Look at me, finally posting my wrap up. I don't know why it's taking me so freaking long, it's not like I have tons of books to talk about. But 5 are not that bad, I'm actually super happy about it, especially since they all got a really good raiting from me, and were seriously soooo good. I'm still mad about me, for not finishing Romeo and Julie yet. I hate this play since highschool, I never read it there, and I have so many problems with it, still, even when it's in Manga format and way easier to read. I just don't like the story. Here we go, now I put a freaking mini review in this wrap up LOL

 
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review 2018-07-07 15:15
Always Never Yours!!!
Always Never Yours - Austin Siegemund-Broka,Emily Wibberley

I'm just such a big fan of Emily Wibberley's The Last Oracle series, that I had to read her newest book, even though the genre was the complete opposite and she had a co author for this one.

 

And I loved it. I truly loved this book and Megan's story.

 

Summary: Megan Harper is the girl before. All her exes find their one true love right after dating her. It’s not a curse or anything, it’s just the way things are, and Megan refuses to waste time feeling sorry for herself. Instead, she focuses on pursuing her next fling, directing theatre, and fulfilling her dream school’s acting requirement in the smallest role possible.

But her plans quickly crumble when she’s cast as none other than Juliet–yes, that Juliet–in her high school’s production. It’s a nightmare. No–a disaster. Megan’s not an actress and she’s certainly not a Juliet. Then she meets Owen Okita, an aspiring playwright who agrees to help Megan catch the eye of a sexy stagehand in exchange for help writing his new script.

Between rehearsals and contending with her divided family, Megan begins to notice Owen–thoughtful, unconventional, and utterly unlike her exes, and wonders: shouldn’t a girl get to play the lead in her own love story?

 

 

I loved Megan the main character. Most of the times, when it comes to contemporary, you always have the main character who is supposed to be that perfect little butterfly. Megan wasn't. And I loved that. It also made me love her even more. She was flawed, she made mistakes. But she grew. She seriously grew so much throughout the whole book.
We also had some really great side characters that I absolutely loved. Anthony, who is one of Megan's best friends. And Madeleine, her other best friend. And of course Owen. Owen, be still my heart. He was amazing and wonderful and just overall very dreamy.

 

I loved the relationships in this book. The friendships. Megan and Anthony. Megan and Madeleine. They also weren't perfect. They had quite some flaws. But I loved that. I loved to see characters in friendships that weren't perfect but that were worth fighting for.
The same goes for the family dynamics. Megan's family, with her parents being divorced, Megan living with her father and his pregnant wife and her little sister. Her mother living in a different state, having also a new man in her life. The struggles Megan had with that, with feeling out of place and feeling like she doesn't belong. And how all of this just grew throughout the story, how it developed. I loved it.
Romantic realionships. We had quite a few of those. I hated them all, except for Megan and Owen. And Anthony and Eric. I had all the feels about these idiots, who were so perfect for each other but had a tough time actually getting together.

 

The setting of this story was also amazing. It wasn't just centered around Highschool students, but there was also the theatre element, them working on a play and all the struggles with that.

 

Overall, I loved it. I loved the characters, the setting, the writing!!!

 
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text 2018-07-04 13:02
Reading progress update: I've read 184 out of 352 pages.
Always Never Yours - Austin Siegemund-Broka,Emily Wibberley

I just love how flawed and real these friendships are.

 
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