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review 2017-10-14 11:01
#67 - Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl by Rowell, Rainbow (2014) Paperback - Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl is one of the first book I heard about when I started watching Booktube videos back in the day, but it took me a lifetime to decide to purchase it and read it. I finally found the motivation to read this and I kind of liked it. But I was not such a fan; I thought I would like it way more than that. Maybe I should have read it when I started university 5 years ago, it would have made me feel closer to Cath I guess. Reading it today made me feel so far away from these characters, which is weird because I read a lot of YA contemporary and never have this feeling.

 

I love the idea of Cath and her sister Wren. I have a bigger sister and we have never been really close. I mean, we like spending time with each other etc. but we never talk about our problems. Reading about Cath and Wren was weird for me, I’m not used to such strong sister relationships and it was cool to see how they interacted with each other.

 

The romance was so realistic, I totally adore it. It shows how difficult it can be when you are kind of shy and “socially awkward”; it was not the perfect romance you find in most books. It felt so real. Cath is really nerdy and Levi is kind of insecure even if it does not show. I love how their relationship develops throughout the book.

 

I think the thing I like the least about this book (and I guess many people will disagree because it is kind of the point of this book) was all the little stories about Simon Snow. I love the whole concept of Cath being a real fan and needing this fictional world to escape the real one, but I did not really care reading about Baz and Simon, it was not a pleasant experience for me. I guess I will not read Carry On, but I understand why everybody is so excited about it and I think it was a great idea to write it. But it just did not work for me.

 

This book was a really interesting about leaving your comfort zone, meeting new people and struggling with life in general. I really wish I had read this book sooner, I think it would have make a big different in my rating.

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review 2017-10-14 10:59
#67 - Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl by Rowell, Rainbow (2014) Paperback - Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl is one of the first book I heard about when I started watching Booktube videos back in the day, but it took me a lifetime to decide to purchase it and read it. I finally found the motivation to read this and I kind of liked it. But I was not such a fan; I thought I would like it way more than that. Maybe I should have read it when I started university 5 years ago, it would have made me feel closer to Cath I guess. Reading it today made me feel so far away from these characters, which is weird because I read a lot of YA contemporary and never have this feeling.

 

I love the idea of Cath and her sister Wren. I have a bigger sister and we have never been really close. I mean, we like spending time with each other etc. but we never talk about our problems. Reading about Cath and Wren was weird for me, I’m not used to such strong sister relationships and it was cool to see how they interacted with each other.

 

The romance was so realistic, I totally adore it. It shows how difficult it can be when you are kind of shy and “socially awkward”; it was not the perfect romance you find in most books. It felt so real. Cath is really nerdy and Levi is kind of insecure even if it does not show. I love how their relationship develops throughout the book.

 

I think the thing I like the least about this book (and I guess many people will disagree because it is kind of the point of this book) was all the little stories about Simon Snow. I love the whole concept of Cath being a real fan and needing this fictional world to escape the real one, but I did not really care reading about Baz and Simon, it was not a pleasant experience for me. I guess I will not read Carry On, but I understand why everybody is so excited about it and I think it was a great idea to write it. But it just did not work for me.

 

This book was a really interesting about leaving your comfort zone, meeting new people and struggling with life in general. I really wish I had read this book sooner, I think it would have make a big different in my rating.

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review 2017-10-11 16:32
#66 - Morning Star by Pierce Brown
Morning Star - Pierce Brown

This is the third (and final) installment in the Red Rising saga. But a new book is coming out in January (Iron Gold), taking place ten years after the events of Morning Star. 

I don’t know why I did not pick this up earlier. I’ve read Golden Son in January 2016 and absolutely loved it and was so excited about Morning Star. But I have no idea why I did not buy it straight away and it took me a whole year to decide to buy it (then almost another year to decide to read it…). Anyway, I finally picked it up and this book was a hell of a ride. 

 

I have to admit that I was a bit confused at the beginning and had to read recaps of Red Rising and Golden Son. I still had difficulty with character’s names; I often read the book with the Red Rising Wiki open on my phone. But as soon as I was a bit more comfortable with all the names, I could not stop. So many things happened here and it gave me all the chills. 

 

This book is full of amazing complex characters; you cannot hate all the "villains", nor like all the "good people". They all have so many qualities and as many flaws, I just can’t pick one favourite. I love them all.  

 

I love how war is depicted, it not the utopist thing I’m used to in most (YA) books. War is cruel and it takes many sacrifices when you want to rebuild a society. I loved how the author handled this whole concept in the book. 

 

So many things surprised me, I cannot count the times I thought “I did not see that coming!”. Especially towards the end of the book, there is this ginormous plot twist when I almost banged my head on the wall (true story, I had to stop reading for at least 10minutes). 

 

I definitely recommend this series to anybody who loves science fiction and YA. It is a bit more complex than most YA books I’m used to, but not as complex as “non-YA” sci-fi books. It’s really an amazing series where friendship finds all its meanings. It is full of brutality and raw emotions that will leave you speechless.  

 

(THE ENDING!!! :o ) 

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review 2017-10-06 22:43
#65 - Rumor Has It by Elisabeth Grace
Rumor Has It - Elisabeth Grace

This book was sitting on my kindle and I decided to give it a try. I probably got it for free on Amazon, I’m not sure how it ended on my Kindle but I thought, let’s go for it.

 

It was not a bad read at all. I definitely enjoy the plot and the romance was cheesy, but I’m not saying it was bad. Just a lovely love story!

 

My problem was that I did not like the main female character. This book is told through two pov’s; Mason, a hip hop star, and Ellie (I actually had to search her name, don’t remember it right now), a boomerang girl trying to figure out what to do with her life. I really did not like her, especially the way she thought of herself. She just could not get the fact that the guy loved her and did not want to mess it up. Every little obstacle, she thought she was not good enough and he did not love her and blah blah blah. It was annoying. Still, I was really rooting for this love story and I was sad every time something bad happened to them.

 

I was expecting more sex scenes (there was definitely a lot of sex talk though, even too much) but I was not disappointed.

 

This book was enjoyable and I had fun reading it!

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