This book was fine. It was a very interesting concept. But the details were a bit hard to follow. Overall I liked it, but I won't read any more in the series.
This book was so great. I really liked it a lot.
Meh. This was a little much for me. I grew up very religious and also overweight and there was, IMO, a lot of shaming for both in here.
So weird. Just... weird. Gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️because the concepts are original and the characters memorable. But. This is a weird book.
This story is BANANAS.
I loved the movie, but felt like I missed a lot. After reading the screenplay I love the whole thing even more. I wonder if it would be overkill to watch the movie and follow along in the screenplay...
Triggers for domestic abuse, child loss.
I'm not sure I liked this book so much as that it was very well written. I haven't hated a character so much as I hated Ian since Dolores Umbridge in HP and Big Jim Rennie in Under the Dome. I read a lot of mysteries and crime books and the twists kept me on my toes. The audiobook is very well done.
The relationships in this book got to me this time around. I sobbed when Fleur tells off Mrs. Weasley, when Tonks tells off Lupin, when Olympe seeks a hug from Hagrid straight away, and when Ginny tells Harry her thoughts near the end. My heart really needed the love Dumbledore believes in right now.
I liked this. I didn't love it like I did Simon, but perhaps it's because teenage girl drama gives me anxiety and not good flashbacks and also the whole "fat girl" thing made me want to shake Molly. But it was a great book to read in Pride month, and I definitely want more from this universe.
I was hesitant to try this series, despite many respectable people I care about loving it, because I'm always skeptical that I will love a fantasy series other than HP. But I am hooked. Can't wait to keep going.
I feel weird recommending this book. The subject matter isn't great, but the writing is excellent. It's a beautifully written book about a horrible situation. Family secrets, small-town rumors, and lies galore. Trigger warnings for child abuse.
On grief: "The only difference is that I'm getting used to the pain. It's like discovering a great hole in the ground. To begin with you forget it's there and you keep falling in. After awhile, it's still there but you learn to walk 'round it."
Okay, so trigger warnings for... everything. But I super enjoyed this and could have KICKED myself for spoiling the ending (by googling it. That's how I roll). Because I should have just let it play out. I listened on audio and really enjoyed the reader. Now I need someone's HBO log in info so I can watch the miniseries. Anyone?
Guys, this was a little woo woo for me. But the author read the audiobook, and she seems like a real true person, who is hardworking and believes what she is saying. And having a little more faith in myself and putting a bit more positive energy into the world won't hurt. So sure. Let's do it. I AM a badass.
I really liked this! Can't wait to see the movie. I will say that without a technical brain some (most) of the research details went over my head. But I really liked this book for (finally) recognizing the women who did so much for aeronautics.