Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
This is a teen fantasy story set in a world where humans and dragons coexist. We follow Seraphina as events unfold that attempt to destroy the peace between them.
The dragons in this book were really interesting in that they could take almost human form and thus remain among humans (although there are various reasons that make you realize that they are not human. To dragons emotions are unacceptable, especially love. Love makes you do irrational things and is far too human for dragons to feel. Continue reading “(42) Seraphina // Bookish Blurb”
Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
This books follows the life of Madeline Whittier who has a disease that makes her allergic to the world so she lives in her house and never goes outside. Then Olly moves next door and brings the world to her. Continue reading “(40) Everything Everything // Bookish Blurb”
The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
This is a YA fantasy story set in real life. The premise of the story is that Jack thinks he is a normal boy and then learns that there is a magical community all around him that wants to use him and/or kill him.
Although I did end up enjoying this story, I found it very hard to get into it. I just didn’t care about the characters or the situation but I’m glad I persisted. Continue reading “(36) The Warrior Heir // Bookish Blurb”
I’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”
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
Ok, so this was another YA romance book. Somehow I ended up with a bunch of them all at once. In this book Andie thinks she has her life figured out and then a couple of things happen and she realizes that life could be different and so much better. Again, I was not in love but I will say that although it had many similarities to My Life Next Door, I think I liked this one better. Continue reading “(18)The Unexpected Everything // Bookish Blurb”
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
I don’t remember how I came across this book and thought I would get it. I kinda wish I hadn’t. Pretty much, this is a YA love story about rich Samantha who has a busy controlling mother and Jase the next door neighbor who is from a big crazy (poor) family and how they fall in love one summer. Continue reading “(16) My Life Next Door // Bookish Blurb”
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
This is a YA modern love story and it is so cute. It primarily covers one day, has super short chapters, and is a very easy read. Primarily we switch back and forth between Natasha and Daniel’s perspectives but we also jump around briefly into other peoples’ perspectives which I really appreciated (kind of like 2am at the Cat’s Pajamas) in that we come to some understanding as to why the other characters act the way they do. The receptionist and that random driver are no longer just ambiguous people and we see a little into their lives which really ties into the whole idea of this book that in order to understand a little thing you have to understand the whole universe. Continue reading “(15) The Sun is Also a Star // Bookish Blurb”
The Battle for Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi
So this was book 3 in the WondLa trilogy (see here for my review of book one). I was a little confused at first because I hadn’t read book two and a lot of important things happened in book two but I ultimately still enjoyed this book (although not as much as I think I would have if I had actually understood everything that was going on).
In this book Eva Nine has to try and stop a war between the aliens and the humans. It was very much an adventure story with lots of battles. I thought there might be an inkling of a romance but we stayed away from there. Continue reading “(10)The Battle for WondLa // Bookish Blurb”
The Search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi
This is YA sci-fi book. We have our main character (12 year old Eva Nine) who has been raised underground by Muthr (a very life-like robot) without contact with anyone else. She is forced to leave her home and ventures into the world in search of other humans. Continue reading “(9)The Search for WondLa // Bookish Blurb”
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
I’m trying to remember how I heard about this book but I think I might have found it on some NYT bestseller list. This is a YA novel about Lina and her family in Lithuania during WW2. Continue reading “(8)Between Shades of Gray // Bookish Blurb”