Thirteen Reasons Why – Review

IMG_9700.editedThirteen Reasons Why is definitely not your typical young adult novel. When I heard it was adapted for a tv show and would release soon, I saw this is as an opportunity to finally read the novel.
Clay Jensen comes home from school to find a strange package waiting for him. It only has his address but not the return address written on it. Inside he finds a bunch of recorded cassette tapes from Hannah Baker – the Hannah Baker who committed suicide only two weeks earlier. On the cassette tapes Hannah explains there are thirteens reasons why she killed herself – Clay is one of them.

It is really difficult for me to find the right words to express my feelings. On the one hand, the story didn’t completely blow away my mind as I hoped it would, but on the other hand it is still a great book with such a strong and important message for all of us. Continue reading “Thirteen Reasons Why – Review”

Crossed – Review

Note: This review may contain spoilers for those of you who haven’t read Matched yet.

img_8196-editedKy was taken away by the Society. After discovering that he has been brought to the Outer Provinces to fight against the enemy, Cassia risks everything to find him. But the way to the Outer Provinces is dangerous and Cassia needs help. She joins forces with an Aberration girl who is set on finding the rebellion. But is the girl trustworthy? And does the rebellion even exist? And will she ever be reunited with Ky again? Continue reading “Crossed – Review”

A Quiet Kind of Thunder – Review

img_8166-editedThe other day my friend and I were browsing through the book shop. Since that morning we were talking about being the “quiet” ones – just normal introvert talk, if you know what I mean. Then all of a sudden my friend said “Look!” and pointed to that pretty pinkish-golden book cover with the white writing: A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard. What were the odds of us finding a book with “quiet” in the title? I picked it up and read the blurb. I was immediately intrigued by the storyline and decided to buy it right then and there – as was my friend. I couldn’t wait to start with this book because the plot seemed so different than any other book I’ve read. And no, it’s not “another introvert book” if that’s what you’re thinking. It is a young adult novel about Rhys and Steffi who couldn’t be more different, yet they were so alike: Rhys is deaf and Steffi doesn’t talk. Perfect, you think? Nope, it all just got a whole lot more complicated. Continue reading “A Quiet Kind of Thunder – Review”

Matched – Review

img_7965editedWhat happens when the society controls every aspect of your life: where you work, who you love, how many children you have, when you die.
Cassia lives in a society like that. On her seventeenth birthday she is about to meet her Match: her perfect partner in life – chosen by the Society. While she is happy with the Society’s decision at first, she can’t help but fall in love with someone else: someone who is not even eligible to be matched, according to the Society. And that is when she starts to question their motives and rules. As both try to hide their feelings from the Society and their friends, Cassia tries to fight for independence to make her own decisions and choices. But what happens when the Society is always a step a ahead of you? Continue reading “Matched – Review”

Punk 57

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When this book was released in October of this year, I saw it everywhere on Goodreads and Facebook.  It was an instant hit with exceptional reviews.  I immediately added it to my TBR and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.  I love books centered around pen pals, as that’s something I thoroughly enjoy, being that is how Sabrina and I met each other.  After reading the blurb, I was sold.  In a bit of a reading slump, I was recently able to borrow this book from someone in a Facebook group (thank goodness for Three Girls Lending Library)!

Punk 57 is about two fifth grade students at separate schools that are paired together as pen pals.  Misha and Ryen are given each other’s names because their teachers assumed they were the same gender.  Despite being the opposite sex, Misha and Ryen formed an instant friendship that grew with them into high school.  When Misha accidentally meets Ryen in person, their whole relationship changes, though Ryen is still in the dark.  She simply knows she misses her friend and is desperate for a way to get him back, even if that means partaking in illegal activities.

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Our Favorite Books of 2016

It has been a great year of reading, learning, and discovering new authors. We have fully immersed ourselves in the reading community, made new friends through it, and have had a wonderful year all thanks to the books we’ve grown to love.
And here is a list of our favorite books of 2016: Continue reading “Our Favorite Books of 2016”

The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window

boyThe Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window is a young adult novel by Kirsty Moseley.
Amber and her brother Jake are 8 and 10 and live in a abusive home. Ever since their father took on a new job, Amber, Jake and their mom need to tiptoe around the house, trying not to upset him – but failing ever so often. Then one night, 10-year old Liam, the neighbor’s boy and Jake’s best friend, sees Amber crying in her room. He sneaks over and comforts her until both fall asleep. Both are shocked when they wake up the next morning but then decide to act like nothing happened – until the following night when Liam sneaks in again.
Eight years later: Amber is now 16 and thanks to what her father did to her emotionally scarred. Liam is still best friends with Jake, a senior and he likes to flirt and hook up with as many girls as possible. Also, he still sneaks over to Amber’s. Then slowly but steady, Amber starts to see Liam as more than just her brothers best friend. What happens when overprotective Jake finds out not only about Amber and Jake’s sleeping arrangements but also about their fast growing relationship? Continue reading “The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window”