I‘ve taken such a long hiatus from blogging... So I‘m diving back into some #YA to get back into it!
What a way to wrap up the series! The middle books dragged a bit, but this was action packed and character driven. I loved the political intricacies of all of the alliances of people ready to backstab each other at a moment‘s notice. It also handled a lot of dystopian tropes in new and creative ways. Worth reading if you started but never finished the series.
1. My job is hosting a music festival, so I‘m working open-close all weekend 😭
2. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith because I‘m traveling.
3. So many! Boston is home. I went to school in LA. I love to travel to Sorrento, Italy, Key West, Florida, and I loved living in Chiba, Japan.
5. 80, but it‘s the beginning of a tropical storm 🌧
1. House of Leaves, but I‘m going to try to read the last of it!
2. I don‘t know about snack, but drink is definitely coffee or a good beer!
3. Body Counts by Sean Strub
2️⃣ The Picture or Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
3️⃣ The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
4️⃣ Kingsmen and Stardust
5️⃣ Slings and Arrows and Bojack Horseman
6️⃣ Glen Phillips solo, Foxy Shazam band
7️⃣ Green or turquoise
8️⃣ Magical realism
9️⃣ I bartender and manage the serving staff at a music club. I have a degree in arts management and I‘m pursuing a second in business administration
🔟 2 Maltese and a cat!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Opal by Maggie Stiefvater
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Obsidio by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
⭐️⭐️⭐️ — A lot of people have called this their guilty pleasure read and I completely agree. The plot and the romance and fun and engaging, but the dystopian element is as flimsy as a cardboard wall. If the author put an ounce more effort into world building I would have taken it seriously. But on the plus side, the premise of The Selection has all the juicy drama of watching The Bachelor.
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ — How do I even put words to how much I love his book? Not only is the plot complex and engaging, but the characters are incredibly diverse, serious issues like sexuality and mental health are explored respectfully, and Puck and Connor are honestly some of my favorite MCs of all time! This series is a treasure.
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“Songs and movies tell us that when you meet the one you love, the planet stops spinning, the clouds open up, and your heart begins to sing. Reality is messier than that. The truth is, we meet new people all the time, but we can never tell exactly what they might mean to us. You never know who you‘ll forget, or who you‘ll need forever.”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ — What a way to end a series! It‘s a wild ride through moral ambiguity, action, politics, love, loss, and some good old fashioned space fights! Every character from the previous MCs, to the grunt soldiers of the enemies, to the murderous AI is engaging to read. You could see some twists coming, but that never made them pack less of a punch. I‘m so glad Illuminae Files went out with a bang!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ — How a novella has complete world building and a slow-burn romance in 98 pages, I don't know, but it really does. The magic of the world is cool. Roy and Cecily were also fantastic leads. This plot works so beautifully as there's so much richness to the metaphors of being at conflict with your own physical body. Dark in some places, but definitely a great read!