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”
Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
I didn’t know much about this book when I started it but basically this is a queer love story. We follow Ramona as she discovers the complexity of her own sexuality while trying to keep her family afloat. Continue reading “(11) Ramona Blue // Bookish Blurb”
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K LeGuin
I heard about this book because the author recently died and apparently lots of people liked her books and I had never read any of them. I decided to go with the ya fantasy series since that seemed a bit more up my alley than some of her other works.
This book is about a boy with magical powers who accidentally creates a major problem and then has to fix it. It’s very much the first book in a series with a lot of character development and not a ton of plot. It’s also written in a very interesting style without a lot of dialogue and to some extend it does feel like epic fantasy. At times I definitely forgot that the characters were supposed to be young. Continue reading “(10) A Wizard of Earthsee // Bookish Blurb”
Turtles 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”
The 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. This book gripped me. It pulled me in and wow. Continue reading “(8) The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender // Bookish Blurb”
Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
Basically this book is about a group of women (specifically five cousins) who can make flowers grow. However the men that they love are cursed to disappear and if they ever try to leave the land they live on, they will die.
Overall, I found this book disappointing. I think something about the way it was written made it hard to read I guess. I just wasn’t drawn into the book. Also it probably didn’t help that there were so many characters. Continue reading “(7) Wild Beauty // Bookish Blurb”
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
I found this book strangely addictive despite the fact that it isn’t the sort of thing I usually read.
I appreciated that this book (although heavily romantic) was not purely (or even necessarily mostly) a romance novel. It was an adventure novel with complex characters who each have their ‘issue’ that society doesn’t like. Continue reading “(6) The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue // Bookish Blurb”