(76) Leap Day // Bookish Blurb

Image result for leap day by wendy massLeap Day by Wendy Mass

My friend recommended this to me when I went and visited her at Thanksgiving. I needed another book to read and it was available as a ebook from the library so I thought I would give it a shot.

this book follows one day in the life of Josie who is a “leaper”(not to be confused with a leper) which means she was born on Feb 29th. Thus we follow her on her 16th birthday and all that ensues. Continue reading “(76) Leap Day // Bookish Blurb”

Advertisements

(67) Among Others // Bookish Blurb

Image result for among othersAmong Others by Jo Walton

I guess you would call this book fantastical realism or something like that?

It’s hard to explain this book which explains why it was not what I expected. Basically, this book follows the life of Morwenna (Mo) in Wales (and England). She ran away from her mom and ended up with her dad who sends her to a boarding school. But also there are fairies (that you can only see if you believe in them) who (sometimes) talk to her and she is able to use magic (maybe?) and her mom did something bad that ended up killing her twin sister and leaving her crippled. Continue reading “(67) Among Others // Bookish Blurb”

(50) I Capture the Castle // Bookish Blurb

Image result for i capture the castle by dodie smithI Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

I think this book just got reprinted (it was first published in 1948) and I saw it in a bookstore with a cute cover (not the one pictured above) so I wanted to read it. Also this is the author who wrote 101 Dalmations. And JK Rowling has a quote on the cover. So I picked it up. Continue reading “(50) I Capture the Castle // Bookish Blurb”

(43) In the Unlikely Event // Bookish Blurb

Image result for in the unlikely event by judy blumeIn the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

Somehow I have gone through life thus far having never read a Judy Blume book. It felt like high time to remedy that.

In this book we follow a host of characters centered around the town of Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1952 when a plane crashes and their lives rapidly evolve.

For the most part our main character is Miri, the daughter of a single mother, just at the cusp of becoming an ‘adult’. Continue reading “(43) In the Unlikely Event // Bookish Blurb”

(12) Let’s Get Lost // Bookish Blurb

Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

I started this book (rather hesitantly) thinking that it was a teen romance (which it is) but it’s also so much more. We basically get four short stories which are all connected. The first three stories are about people who meet Leila, a girl driving up to see the northern lights, and then the fourth story is Leila’s. Each of the stories is kind of it’s own love story but they are all very different and aren’t always about romantic love. Also this book has very much the feel of a teen road trip adventure story with lots of odd hijinks. Continue reading “(12) Let’s Get Lost // Bookish Blurb”

(27) I’ll Give You the Sun // Bookish Blurb

16109340I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

This is a YA coming of age story about twins Jude and Noah.

This story is about family, guilt, loss, being broken and trying to put your life back together and yet it manages to still have moments of humor and . I don’t really know how to explain this book very well without giving too much away. Continue reading “(27) I’ll Give You the Sun // Bookish Blurb”