Angelfall – Book Review

Title: Angelfall

Author: Susan Ee

Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Synopsis:

It’s been six weeks since the angels of the apocalypse destroyed the world as we know it. Only pockets of humanity remain.

Savage street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night.

When angels fly away with a helpless girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back…
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My Thoughts:

Okay, I am generally not a big fan of paranormal books. I am also not a big fan of dark books. This novel qualifies as both. Though there are very grotesque descriptions of dark matters, there’s a lot of witty banter to keep you laughing. The story was action-packed throughout, and there were absolutely no plot-holes. The romance was also so cleverly woven in.

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Really, the only bad thing I can say about this book is the very distinct descriptions of dead bodies and how they were -uh- eaten.

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Eeek I’m cringing. But the book was so good! Susan Ee is a genius!

My overall reaction:

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I would recommend this book to all people everywhere! Unless you’re squeamish. You wouldn’t make it through two chapters. Though you’re welcome to try!

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8 YA Books That Should Be More Popular

A lot of books deserve the hype, some don’t. All I know for sure is that these 8 books definitely deserve to be a whole lot more popular.

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Gretchen has grown up around a close family friend – Adolf Hitler. But then she starts to fall for a Jewish reporter. Oh, and they’re investigating a murder mystery together.
This is one of my all time favorite historical fiction novels, and that’s saying a lot. I won’t be satisfied until every person on the world has read this book!

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This story tells what happens after Romeo and Juliet’s death, mainly revolving around Rosaline.
The novel is amazing! I’m not really a big Shakespeare reader, but I loved this book so much! I think historical fiction lovers will really appreciate his book!

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Yes, another Shakespeare retelling. This book has a very contemporary feel, but there is some magic involved when two actors are transported into the Romeo and Juliet world!

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I read this book quite a while ago, but I still remember how fantastic it was! It’s a contemporary that’s really quirky and fun, revolving around a girl’s first year of high school in Kentucky.

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Penryn teams up with a fallen angel to save her sister after an angel apocalypse.
This book is the very opposite of quirky and light. It’s a very dark, action-packed and intense read. But full of witty banter to keep things fun! I will never be able to recommend this book enough!

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If you like Indian myths and folk tales, you’ll love this book!

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I actually did a review on this one! To see that, click here.

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If you love classics like Little Women and Anne of Green Gables, you will love this book! It’s written in the form of letters from a grateful orphan getting a free college education from and anonymous donor to that anonymous donor. It’s full of fun and romance, and set in the early 1900s.

Happy Reading!

Since You’ve Been Gone – Book Review

Title: Since You’ve Been Gone

Author: Morgan Matson

Genre: Contemporary

Rating: 4/5 stars

The Pre-Sloane Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, she didn’t do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—the one who yanks you out of your shell.

But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just… disappears. No note. No calls. No texts. No Sloane. There’s just a random to-do list. On it, thirteen Sloane-selected-definitely-bizarre-tasks that Emily would never try… unless they could lead back to her best friend.

Apple Picking at Night? Okay, easy enough.

Dance until Dawn? Sure. Why not?

Kiss a Stranger? Wait… what?

Getting through Sloane’s list would mean a lot of firsts. But Emily has this whole unexpected summer ahead of her, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected) to check things off. Who knows what she’ll find?

Go Skinny Dipping? Um…
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The first chapter of this book is sort of a slow one, but as soon as you get through that one chapter, you can’t put it down. This book had it’s definite funny moments, but also some more intense ones. I wasn’t a chick flick sort of book, but made a good name for YA Contemporary. Also, I was pleasantly surprised with Frank. I mean, how many faces and personalities can you associate with the name Frank?

A solid four star rating overall!

9 Quotes for Writers to Live By

Even writers need a few quotes for inspiration.

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The Taylor Swift Book Tag

Was I tagged? Nope. Do I care? Not even a little. Honestly, I should probably be sleeping, but I’m all excited

right now. Not entirely sure why.

Anyway, here’s the Taylor Swift Book Tag!

1) We are never getting back together: a book or series you were pretty sure you were in love with but then wanted to break up with

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Ugh. I loved the first book, Matched, so incredibly much, but after about 30 pages, this book made me fall asleep. Literally.

2) Red: pick a book with a red cover

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This book transported me to a terrible place with one amazing girl. It was beautifully written and I loved every page. Oh, and the cover’s red.

3) The best day: pick a book that makes you feel nostalgic

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This book reminds me of simple happiness.

4) Love Story: pick a book with a forbidden love

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*cue creepy caffeinated giggle*

5) Innocent: Pick A Bad Character You Couldn’t Help But Love

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I still have no idea whether or not Snape is good or bad.

6) Innocent: pick a book that someone ruined the ending of

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*sigh*

Thanks Paige…

7) Everything has changed: pick a book that has a character who goes through extensive character development

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When you have a society that makes you choose one character trait and go through a training to enforce it, it’s pretty hard not to go through an extensive character development.

8) Forever and always: pick your favorite book couple

Like I could choose just one! Okay, fine Percabeth. Wait, no. Wessa. Oh, no, Clace. Honestly, I could go on all night.

9) You belong with me: most anticipated book release

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I’m so ready you have no idea.

10) Come back, be here: pick a book you wouldn’t lend out to anyone for fear of missing it too much

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They are my babies and I love them.

11) Tear drops on my guitar: a book that made you cry a lot

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I’m not sure why, but this book made me so sad. I cried. Multiple times.

12) Shake it off: a book that you love so much you just shake off the haters

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If you don’t care if you think I’m insane. I just love this book so, so, so, so, much. I might be a little obsessed.

There ya go! I tag anyone who reads this!

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8 Relatable Struggles of Being a Book Lover

Reading is so amazing, and we love it, but there are some serious struggles involved.

1. Wanting to Sleep so badly, then hating the author for writing a book so good that you have to stay up all night to finish it.

2. Having to wait an entire year for the sequel to come out.

3. When your favorite character dies. Again.

4. That cold, empty feeling when a series ends.

5. When you’re at the climax of a story and someone decides that it’s the perfect time to talk to you.

6. Book republished with movie poster covers…ugh…

7. When someone asks to borrow your precious and most favorite book.

8. Re-evaluating your life choices when one of your friends says she hates your favorite series.

Ten Funniest Percy Jackson Quotes

All of the Percy Jackson books by Rick Riordan are full of wit and humor, but what are the funniest quotes?

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“I nodded, looking at Rachel with respect. “You hit the Lord of the Titans in the eye with a blue plastic hairbrush.”

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Wow,” Thalia muttered. “Apollo is hot.”
“He’s the sun god,” I said.
“That’s not what I meant.”

8.

“Annabeth?” Percy said again. “You’re planning something. You’ve got that I’m-planning-something look.”
“I don’t have an I’m-planning-something look.”
“Yeah, you totally do. Your eyebrows knit together and your lips press together and—”
“Do you have a pen?” she asked him.”
“Why can’t you place a blessing like that on us?” I asked.

7.

“Now, come over here so I can pat you down.”
“But you don’t have-” Percy stopped. “Uh, sure.”
He stood next to the armless statue. Terminus conducted a rigorous mental pat down.
“You seem to be clean,” Terminus decided. “Do you have anything to declare?”
“Yes,” Percy said. “I declare that this is stupid.”

6.

“Hercules,huh? Percy frowned. “That guy was like the Starbucks of Ancient Greece. Everywhere you turn, there he is.”

5.

“It’s him,” I said. “Typhon.”
I was seriously hoping Chiron would say something good, like ‘No, that’s our huge friend Leroy! He’s going to help us!”

4.

“You’re a stalker with hooves.”
“I am not! I followed her to the Big House and hid in a bush and watched the whole thing.”

3.

“Two hundred Romans, and no one’s got a pen? Never mind!”

He slung his M16 onto his back and pulled out a hand grenade. There were many screaming Romans. Then the hand grenade morphed into a ballpoint pen, and Mars began to write.

Frank looked at Percy with wide eyes. He mouthed: Can your sword do grenade form?

Percy mouthed back, No. Shut up.”

2.

Not knowing is half the fun,” Aphrodite said, “Exquisitely painful isn’t it? Not being sure who you love and who loves you? Oh, you kids! It’s so cute I’m going to cry!”

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“It only works on wild animals.”

“So it would only affect Percy,” Annabeth reasoned.

“Hey!” I protested.”

Hope you enjoyed! Comment down below if I forgot anything!

The Winner’s Curse Book Review

Title: The Winner’s Curse

 

Author: Marie Rutkoski 

  Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

 
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars 

 As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions.

One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin.

But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

 Okay, I’ve seen a lot of mixed reviews about this, but I gotta tell you, I LOVED it. The writing was exceptional throughout, though the storyline was a little tame in the first half, but it did quickly get a whole lot more complex in the second. I would definetly recommend this, I can’t wait till The Winner’s Crime comes out!

The 5 Best The Fault in Our Stars Quotes

The Fault in Our Stars is full of words combined to say something beautiful, but of these, what are the best quotes?

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I love the certain positivity in this. It’s also a metaphor, which automatically makes it even better

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Sure, it sounds so sad, but it is true. Make sure you choose wisely.

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Oh, the classic The Fault in Our Stars quote. I love how it makes so little sense, and yet it makes so much.

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I’m sure all book lovers can relate to this. Maybe a little too much, actually.

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It sounds so incredibly simple, and so incredibly striking. It sort of makes you think, I guess there is a reason for all these hardships after all.

Top Five Fictional Sidekicks

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5. Dr. Watson. Now here’s sidekick material. Watson adds just the right amount of sensibility to Sherlock’s reasonable insanity.

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4. Ron Weasley. Sure, he’s not exactly the bravest lad, especially when it comes to spiders, but he sticks to Harry’s side through everything.

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3. Rue. She was the sweetest little thing that took care of Katniss when she was hallucinating and covered in tracker jacker stings and whatnot. I mean, normal Katniss is pretty scary, I don’t think I would’ve had the guts to approach her when she was going insane.

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2. Primrose Everdeen. Yeah, she was kind of the reason Katniss got into the Hunger Games in the first place, but she was always there to help Katniss in any way she could.

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1. Grover Underwood. Though this guy isn’t fearless, he faces his fears anyway to help his friends. Anytime Percy needed him, he was there. Now there’s a true sidekick!