March Wrap Up
To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
*I loved this book, it made me warm in the heart and brought out all the feels*
Saga Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
*It was an enjoyable read, it kept me on the edge of my seat.
It was my first graphic novel*
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
*This really was a great look it into what times were like back then.*
City of Glass by Cassandra Flare
*This is the best book in the series so far. It was action packed and I
Want to read the next one.*
“Always do what you're afraid to do.
I will prove myself strong when they think I am sick.
I will prove myself brave when they think I am weak.”
― E. Lockhart, We Were Liars
We Were Liars by Emily Lockhart
Published May 13th 2014
Synopsis- (goodreads)A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
I loved the fact that the author was able to fit such a deep storyline into such a short book. Cady story had so much to explain and she did justice in those two hundred pages. I didn’t mind at all the romance. Cady and Gat were like the couple I dreamed of getting to know and because of the ending I won't get to them, but this is spoiler free so you can keep reading. The relationship that the cousins had was great and you really got the three musketeer vibe from them. The only problem I had with the book was that Cady was very self-pitying and it did get in the way of my liking of her. Go and pick this book up and comment down below about how you like it.
Hey, its time for a new segment called "Bit Of Tips" where I give you tips on everything book related. Today I am going to be giving you tips on how to get out of a reading slump. I hope these tips help you. Here We Go!!!!:
1) Reread your favorite book- This is a great idea because this will help you fall in love with reading again. This really helped me when I was previously in a reading slump. You may not want to read all of it, but you will read a good portion. After you read the amount you want, you will find another book.
2) Go to the library or book store- This idea will give you ideas on new books to read. If you cant find a book at the library or bookstore, go online and find new books that fit your genre preferences on Goodreads.
3)Watch a film adaption- When you did read books what book did you want to read, but you didn't know if you wanted to. Look for some adaptions of those books and that will make you fall in love with that movie and you may want to read the book.
If you have any ideas as to ways that you can get out of a reading slump, leave a comment below.
“Strange, I thought, how you can be living your dreams and your nightmares at the very same time.”
― Ransom Riggs, Hollow City
Hollow city is about... (GoodReads) This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.
Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.
In December I read Hollow City by Ransom. Quirbooks sent this book to me and I am forever grateful because it was an amazing book.
I gave this book a 4.5 and I think I liked it a lot better than "Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children." In this book we expanded our knowledge on loops because we got to travel through multiple loops. Some of the new peculiars included the Silent Brothers (not so silent), Melina,Althea, as well as multiple animal peculiars. If you guys have read the book please tell me what an emuraffe is because that picture didn't help me at all. Another thing I looved (emphasis on the o's) about this books was the feels. This book struck an emotional cord because everything they did connected with me. I think it's the fact that I have got to know some of the characters.
As for negative things I have to say that some of the pictures weren't the best, but I got over it because the actual words were amazing. Go and pick up the first book that read this one. This series is great.
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero
Horrorstor is about... (Goodreads) "Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring bookshelves, shattered Glans water goblets, and smashed Liripip wardrobes. Sales are down, security cameras reveal nothing, and store managers are panicking.
To unravel the mystery, three employees volunteer to work a nine-hour dusk-till-dawn shift. In the dead of the night, they’ll patrol the empty showroom floor, investigate strange sights and sounds, and encounter horrors that defy the imagination.
A traditional haunted house story in a thoroughly contemporary setting, Horrorstör comes packaged in the form of a glossy mail order catalog, complete with product illustrations, a home delivery order form, and a map of Orsk’s labyrinthine showroom.
From the end of December to the beginning of January I read Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix. I liked this book and I gave it a 3.5/5 and here is why: (This book was sent to me from Quirk books for a review)
Going into the book I didn't expect much for the fact that it was a parody book, but once I got into the bulk of the book, I understood why so many people liked it. The characters were quirky and they were relatable which are 2 things that set a book up for greatness. Amy the main character was so honest with other characters that I could not help but laugh because of her sarcasm. Grady Hendrix knows how to write comedic books, but there were some things that I didn't like.
One thing that I didn't like about this book was the author didn't do a good job of describing the characters appearance. I couldn't picture what Amy looked like by what he told me so imagined a random person. I think that if he just said blond hair and blue eyes I would be satisfied, but all he wrote was if a character was black. Trinity was the only character that was given any detail. Another thing was, I didn't like the way in which the author transitioned from comedic to creepy in the book. I would have liked the book to stay comedic throughout , but it took a turn for the darker. I feel that Amy started to bring up irrelevant problems in her life to think about at times in the story.
All in all, I think that if you like comedic horror such as the "Scary Movie" franchise you would love this book and I will see you in another blog post!(: