Thursday, July 20, 2017

Unfiltered Review

Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me.Title: Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me.
Author: Lily Collins
Narrator: Lily Collins
My rating: 4/5 stars


This is me trying to type a full review on my phone. I apologise in advance for typos.

This book is written by Lily Collins who is an actress and she did play Clary in the City of Bones movie.

I listened to the audio book and enjoyed it! It is narrated by Lily Collins and the story feels more real like she is there telling you the things that happened in her life. She is though since she is the narrator. I usually do not like audio books but since Collins was telling her own story helped me enjoy the book and listening to the audio so much more enjoyable.

Unfiltered shows tells the story of Lily' s life and tells people a very positive message. Love yourself. It is a very important message in my opinion.

I rarely read (listen to) non fiction books so it was a good change. I highly recommend the audio book and I do recommend this.

And the reason why it took me so long to read is that I borrowed it from my library and it auto returned so I had to rerequest it.

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Every Last Word Review


Every Last WordTitle: Every Last Word
Author: Tamara Ireland Stone
My rating: 4.5/ 5 stars
Date Read: 6/30/17


I really enjoyed this book and it probably one of my favourite books of the year. I honestly was never going to read this book bit after hearing Emma over at emmabooks talk about this many times and I saw it available on overdrive I just had to pick it up.

This is a mental health book and follows Samantha who has OCD. She is part of the Crazy 8s which is the schools popular group. She is afraid they will discover her illness. One day she meets a girl named Caroline and is introduced to Poet's Corner and it changes her.

Now I honestly don't know how well OCD was represented in this book but it seemed realistic to me.

I loved how the main character had more than one hobby the other being swimming because people have more than one hobby. I also liked how swimming kept appearing in the book.

Something I won't say what actually reminded me a bit of We Were Liars. I won't say what but if you read both you may be able to figure it out.

I really enjoyed the characters and the messages it shares. Over all I do recommend this!

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Shadow Kiss Review

Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, #3)Title: Shadow Kiss
AuthorRichelle Mead
Series: Vampire Academy book #3
My rating: 3.5 or 4/ 5 stars
Date Read: 6/17/17


Shadow Kiss is the third book in the Vampire Academy series and it is defiantly my favourite book so far. This series is a guilty pleasure read. I hate the books so much yet I love them at the same time and they are very addictive.

I will say that the beginning in my opinion was a tad slow but it picked up rather quickly. I read this book in almost one sitting because I borrowed it from the library on e book and had about 1 day to read it before it automatically returned by itself.

In this book we continue to follow the point of view of Rose Hathaway and it is told in first person. Rose is a very strong character and I like that we see a kick but character.

Now I will admit that I don't agree with everything that Rose does and I think one of her choices, I won't say which but if you read the book you may know, is very very stupid and just can't say much due to spoilers but I feel as if (view spoiler)

The ending was absolutely insane. I did not expect that and didn't predict it until well that part then I was like crap why are you doing this Mead. Sequels are so hard to review without spoiling the book!

I really like all the characters and my favourite is still Christian. No questions asked.

I will admit that I wasn't the biggest fan of Dimitri when the book series but as the books continued I am now starting to like him more as a character. I am not sure how I am going to feel about him in the next book though.

Adrian. I wasn't the biggest fan of Adrian and found him somewhat annoying in the last book. I actually liked him and I felt like he developed a bit more in this book.

The world is so easy to understand and the writing is very easy to follow so if you are in a reading slump I highly recommend this series.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Darkest Magic Review

The Darkest Magic (Spirits and Thieves, #2)Title: The Darkest Magic
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Series: A Book of Spirits and Thieves book #2
My rating: 4/ 5 stars
Date Read: 6/13/17


The Darkest Magic is the second book in the the Spirits and Thieves series. (I think it is a series I am not sure) You do not have to read Morgan Rhodes other series Falling Kingdoms before reading this series. I do recommend the other series and I do like it better than this one.

The beginning in my opinion was a very slow start. I didn't really cared what happened and I wasn't really invested in the story. As the book went one, I did enjoy it more. It feel like I didn't remember everything important that happened in the first book. Some things caught me by surprise. I eventually did remember what happens.

I really love the world of Mytica. I enjoyed being back in the world. I thought the world development is very good and the magic system is very easy to understand.

This book continues where the first book left off. It is told in third person and we follow the POV of four different characters Crystal, Becca, Farrell, and Maddox. My favourite POV has to be Farrell. I do enjoy reading from Crystal's point of view. I didn't really care much about Becca or Maddox's point of view. Towards the end of the book I did enjoy Maddox's point of view a bit more.

The ending, I need the next book now! I feel like I say that to every sequel I read.

Overall all I do recommend this series. I do not recommend reading this in a reading slump because it does take a lot of focus when reading. I do also recommend reading books in between each book to help prevent you from getting in a reading slump.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

That Summer Review

That SummerTitle: That Summer
Author: Sarah Dessen
My rating: 2.5/5 stars
Date Read: 6/4/17



This is definitely my least favourite Sarah Dessen book. I this book is or is one of her first books she has written so obviously she improved as a writer. This book is almost 200 pages long so if you are looking for a quick contemporary book I do recommend this.

This book is told in first person and we follow the main character Haven. Haven's father and mother are divorced and her father is remarrying. He works as a news sports person (you know what I am talking about) and is getting married to Lorna Queen who is the weather person or as they call her "Weather Pet" Her sister Ashley is getting married as well to a guy named Lewis Warsher and Haven finds him very boring.

This book is centered around weddings and you can tell by the summery I wrote above. If you haven't heard Sarah Dessen is coming out with a new book called Once and For All which also centers around weddings.

I found this book short. Like really short. Again only 200 pages.

Haven is the main character of this book and she feels very insecure about her height. She is 5'11" and is taller than most people in her town. If you are looking for a book with a very tall main character I do recommend this book.

There is a lot of family drama in this book. Well at least it seemed like a lot to me. They argued quite a lot but as a family I can still tell from reading that they loved and they all cared for each other.

Overall I thought this book was just Okay.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Summer Reader Book Tag

Hello, today I will be doing the summer reader book tag. This tag was created by  islandOFdri Since summer is here or coming, depends on when I post it, I feel like it is time to start doing some summery posts. Let's begin
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Lemonade: pick a book that started off bitter but got better.
For this one I will have to go with Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco. I wasn't a huge fan of the first half and honestly wanted to DNF it. As the story continued though it got so much better. If you didn't catch on yet, this is a Jack the Ripper retelling.

Golden Sun: pick a book that made you smile beyond compare.
A book that made me smile will have to be Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson. It is such a fun and cute contemporary novel. I found myself smiling when reading it. It is a perfect summer read so I do highly recommend it.

Tropical Flowers: pick a book set in a foreign country.
For this question I am going with Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare or all the Infernal Devices books because they all take place in London which works for this question because I live in the U.S. I absolutely love this trilogy more than TMI and it maybe more the TDA. I really like TDA as well so it is hard to choose! Anyway I do recommend this trilogy and it makes me want to travel to London.

Tree Shade: pick a book in which a mysterious or shady character was first introduced. 
For this one I am going with Sebastian Verlac for City of Glass Cassandra. I felt like he was hiding something I just could not tell what.

Beach Sand: pick a book that was grainy, and the plot barely developed.
I have to choose Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton. I did enjoy the book, it just took me a long time to figure out what the plot was and still after finishing the book I am not sure what the plot is. I can guess but I am not sure if it is right. The characters were really good though so I did end up giving it three stars even though it lacked plot a lot.

Green Grass: pick a character(s) that were full of life, making you smile.
Without a doubt I am choosing Harry Potter and his squad for this question. I absolutely love the Harry Potter series and currently am watching the Chamber of Secrets while typing this. I smile every time I reread the books and see my favourite characters. They are just so happy and full of life.

Watermelon: pick a book that had some juicy secrets.
I am going with Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. Yes I am choosing another Cassie Clare book and am currently reading Lord of Shadows at the moment which is probably having a big influence on what I am choosing. All the characters have so many secrets it's insane and I won't say what the secrets are but they have secrets.

Sun Hat: pick a book that had a vast, big universe/setting.
The world of Mytica from the Falling Kingdoms series is huge. This is written my Morgan Rhodes. In the first book the universe seems small but as the books go on we start to explore more of the world and it is huge and I can't wait to see more of it in the future books.

BBQ: pick a book in which a character was portrayed as a hunk.
LOL honestly I am not a huge fan of those characters. I guess Rowan from TOG series by Sarah J. Maas. I hate him but I guess he work for this question. I just don't like him but I know a lot of people do.

Summer Fun: pass the tag on.
This tag is old so I tag you if you want to do it!

So that was the Summer Reader Book Tag! What books do you plan on reading this summer ? Let me know in the comments. Thank you for reading and I will hopefully see you in my next post!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Frostbite Review

Frostbite (Vampire Academy, #2)Title: Frostbite 
Author:Richelle Mead
My rating: 3/5 stars
Date Read: 6/2/17


I picked this book up because the first book was one of the books that helped me get out of my reading slump. I just finished Lord of Shadows and can already feel another one coming. I did enjoy this book but not as much as the first one. I series is one of my new guilty pleasures.

Frostbite is the second book in the Vampire Academy series. It continues where the first book left off. This book is still told in first person and Rose is still our narrator.

I highly recommend this book if you are in a reading slump. The writing is very easy to follow and read and not annoying at the same time. The story is so addicting as well. I find myself hating the characters sometimes and also sometimes hating the direction the book is taking but it is still so addictive and makes me want to know what happens next. I will say these books are really short so it can easily be finished in a short period of time.

I did not see that much character development in this book however I did see some. Rose is still a strong main character and we do see her learn some new lessons that are really important.

Christian is still my favourtie character. There is just something about him that I really like and I cannot put my finger on it.

Mia is another character I learned to like a little in this book. I still am not her biggest fan but I no longer hate her. I won't be saying why due to spoilers.

I felt like we hardly saw Lissa in this book. We see her occasionally but she honestly felt more like a secondary character than a main character.

We meet Adrian at last. Honestly at the moment I hate him. I found him creepy and I think I like Mia more?! There is something about him that makes me not trust him as well. I feel like he will play a major role in the future books.

The world building is stronger than the character development in my opinion. This is a world that is very easy to understand. Everything is clearly explained and I really that.

Overall it was a solid read and I do recommend this series.

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