(15) The Eyre Affair // Bookish Blurb

Image result for the eyre affairThe Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

I don’t really know how to explain this book. It’s set in an alternate (parallel?) universe where people clone dodo birds for pets and time vortex(es)- what’s the plural of vortex? vorti?- appear randomly. We follow our main character Thursday Next who is a (for lack of a better word) secret agent dealing with literary crimes. After a very important book is stolen, she learns of a criminal mastermind set on destroying everyone’s favorite stories. I mean, are you hooked yet?! Continue reading “(15) The Eyre Affair // Bookish Blurb”

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(14)The Girl with All the Gifts // Bookish Blurb

Image result for the girl with the gifts bookThe Girl with All the Gifts by M R Carey

I didn’t like this book. It’s well written, the characters are complex, and the plot is well thought out with an ending that made sense. None of that changed the fact that this is a post apocalyptic zombie book. How in the world did I end up reading one of those?!? No wonder I didn’t like it. Continue reading “(14)The Girl with All the Gifts // Bookish Blurb”

(13) The Hired Girl // Bookish Blurb

The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz

In this YA historical fiction book we follow the diary of Joan Skraggs as she goes from being hopeless living at the whim of her father to going to work in the city and falling in love. Continue reading “(13) The Hired Girl // 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”

(9) Turtles All The Way Down // Bookish Blurb

Image result for Turtles All The Way Down by John GreenTurtles All The Way Down by John Green

I’ve read all the other John Green books so I thought I should give this one a try and I actually liked it. Not that I’ve hated his other books but I liked this book more than I was expecting to.

Roughly this book follows Aza who has OCD and although there is kinda a plot, the book mostly is centered around the way her disorder affects her life. Continue reading “(9) Turtles All The Way Down // Bookish Blurb”

(8) The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender // Bookish Blurb

18166936The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

This book kinda follows the story of Ava Lavender, a girl born with wings, but it also tells the story of her mother and her grandmother each who have experienced strange (and painful) things.┬áThis book gripped me. It pulled me in and wow. Continue reading “(8) The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender // Bookish Blurb”