Waiting on Wednesday [18]

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting.

 

There are so many books I’m excited about, so I’ll definitely keep doing Waiting on Wednesday. With that said, here’s my pick that I can’t wait for.

 

Underwater

Title: Underwater
Author: Marisa Reichardt
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux
Publication date: January 12, 2016
Summary (via Goodreads): Morgan didn’t mean to do anything wrong that day. Actually, she meant to do something right. But her kind act inadvertently played a role in a deadly tragedy. In order to move on, Morgan must learn to forgive—first someone who did something that might be unforgivable, and then, herself.

But Morgan can’t move on. She can’t even move beyond the front door of the apartment she shares with her mother and little brother. Morgan feels like she’s underwater, unable to surface. Unable to see her friends. Unable to go to school.

When it seems Morgan can’t hold her breath any longer, a new boy moves in next door. Evan reminds her of the salty ocean air and the rush she used to get from swimming. He might be just what she needs to help her reconnect with the world outside.

Underwater is a powerful, hopeful debut novel about redemption, recovery, and finding the strength it takes to face your past and move on.


Why I Chose This Book:

This book sounds amazing. I’ll be requesting it soon, and hopefully my request will be approved because I REALLY WANT TO READ IT! It sounds a bit like Everything, Everything, which was a fantastic book. I’m so excited to read this one! Is it January 12th yet? 😉

 

What upcoming releases are you most excited about?

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Fictional Families I’d Like to Celebrate Thanksgiving With

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.

 

This week’s topic is a Thanksgiving themed freebie, so I chose Ten Fictional Families I’d Like to Celebrate Thanksgiving With. I had to really think for some of these families, and others automatically popped into my head when I considered this topic. If I picked a family featured in a series, I just posted a picture of the first book.

 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone  Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda  Fangirl  Saint Anything  Lola and the Boy Next Door

1. Weasleys – They’re a fantastic family, and would make me feel right at home. Enough said.

2. Simon’s family from Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda  I think we’d get along quite well. They seemed like fun in the book.

3. Cath’s family from Fangirl – I absolutely adore her, and think we could be besties. So naturally I want to spend holidays at her house!

4. Chathams from Saint Anything – I love that family. I’d try to befriend Layla and stare at Mac as I passed the mashed potatoes.

5. Lola’s family from Lola and the Boy Next Door – Her parents were pretty awesome in the book. And I’m sure Cricket would stop over and I could ogle him 😉

 

The Anatomical Shape of a Heart  The Boyfriend List  The Fill-In Boyfriend  Throne of Glass  The Selection

6. Bex’s family from The Anatomical Shape of a Heart – Reading about their family dinner made me want to join in, especially if Jack tagged along!

7. Ruby Oliver’s family – They’re kind of crazy and I think it would be entertaining to have Thanksgiving with them.

8. The Fill-In Boyfriend’s family – I don’t want to give away his name, but his family is pretty awesome (or at least I know his sister and mom are). Plus he’s pretty cute, so that’s always a plus!

9. Royal castle in Throne of Glass – So I know this isn’t really a family, but I want to spend the holidays there. But the King can’t be there. I want to stare over at Chaol and maybe sneak a few peeks at Dorian as well, all while hanging out with Celaena.

10. Schreaves – I’d love to attend dinner with Maxon and America (and maybe even their kids). I loved reading The Selection series. I can’t wait to reread all of the books, and I can’t wait for the next one to come out.

 

What fictional families would you like to celebrate Thanksgiving with? Any of the same ones I picked?

Waiting on Wednesday [17]

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting.

 

There are so many books I’m excited about, so I’ll definitely keep doing Waiting on Wednesday. With that said, here’s my pick that I can’t wait for.

 

Firsts

Title: Firsts
Author: Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication date: January 5, 2016
Summary (via Goodreads): Seventeen-year-old Mercedes Ayres has an open-door policy when it comes to her bedroom, but only if the guy fulfills a specific criteria: he has to be a virgin. Mercedes lets the boys get their awkward, fumbling first times over with, and all she asks in return is that they give their girlfriends the perfect first time- the kind Mercedes never had herself.

Keeping what goes on in her bedroom a secret has been easy- so far. Her absentee mother isn’t home nearly enough to know about Mercedes’ extracurricular activities, and her uber-religious best friend, Angela, won’t even say the word “sex” until she gets married. But Mercedes doesn’t bank on Angela’s boyfriend finding out about her services and wanting a turn- or on Zach, who likes her for who she is instead of what she can do in bed.

When Mercedes’ perfect system falls apart, she has to find a way to salvage her reputation and figure out where her heart really belongs in the process. Funny, smart, and true-to-life, FIRSTS is a one-of-a-kind young adult novel about growing up.


Why I Chose This Book:

What first drew me in about this book was the cover. It’s pretty simple, but in a good way. This book sounds kind of out there/edgy, and I can’t wait to read it. I’m definitely curious to see how “what goes on in her bedroom” remains a secret, because teens are such gossips. I hope this book is as good as I expect it to be.

 

What upcoming releases are you most excited about?

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.

 

This week’s topic is Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So. I didn’t keep track of all my favorite lines for every book I read so far this year, but I made sure I kept track of some. Here are some of my absolute favorites!

 

Throne of Glass  Saint Anything  Fangirl  Everything, Everything Cover  Anna and the French Kiss

1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – “’You could rattle the stars,’” she whispered. “’You could do anything, if you only dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you the most.’”

2. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen  “You never knew what lay ahead; the future was one thing that could never be broken, because it had not yet had the chance to be anything.”

3. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – “‘Happily ever after, or even just together ever after, is not cheesy,’ Wren said. ‘It’s the noblest, like, the most courageous thing two people can shoot for.'”

4. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon – “But the difference between knowing it and seeing them in person is the difference between dreaming of flying and flight.”

5. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – “Is it possible for home to be a person and not a place?”

 

Lola and the Boy Next Door  The Treasure Map of Boys   When the Stars Align  First Blush  Mad About the Hatter

6. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins – “It’s easy to talk about things we hate, but sometimes it’s hard to explain exactly why we like something.”

7. The Treasure Map of Boys: Noel, Jackson, Finn, Hutch, Gideon—and me, Ruby Oliver by E. Lockhart – “I don’t have a predilection for happiness. I have a predilection for anxiety. Maybe it was easy for me to be happy once, a long time ago, but something shifted in my brain.”

8. When the Stars Align by Jeanette Grey – “And for a moment–one incredible moment–her chest cracked open, and she felt like she was just like those stars.”

9. Frosh: First Blush by Mónica B. Wagner – “Pencils don’t get pregnant ’cause they wear rubbers on their ends.”

10. Mad About the Hatter by Dakota Chase – “It was at times like this he wished his life were a book just so he could flip to the last page to see how it all turned out.”

 

Do you have any favorite lines from your recent reads?

ARC Review: Paint My Body Red by Heidi R. Kling

Paint My Body Red

Title: Paint My Body Red
Author: Heidi R. Kling
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC (Teen)
Publication date: November 2, 2015
Pages: 350
Source: Netgalley
Summary (via Goodreads): The world isn’t just black or white. Sometimes it’s red…

 

They think I’m next. That I’ll be the seventh kid to step in front of a train and end my life. With the rash of suicides at my school, Mom’s shipped me off to my dad’s Wyoming ranch for “my own safety.” They think I’m just another depressed teenager whose blood will end up on the tracks. They don’t know my secrets…or what I’ve done.


I wasn’t expecting Dad to be so sick, for the ranch I loved to be falling to bits, or for Jake—the cute boy I knew years ago—to have grown into a full-fledged, hot-as-hell cowboy. Suddenly, I don’t want to run anymore, but the secrets from home have found me…even here. And this time, it’s up to me to face them—and myself—if I want to live…

 

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This was an amazing book. I wasn’t 100% sure right at the beginning about what I’d think of it, but the more I read, the more I loved it. It’s another book that focus on a taboo topic i.e. teenage suicide. The writing was so raw, so emotional, so utterly fantastic. Thank you Netgalley for providing me a copy in exchange for a honest review. I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.

 

The intense summary, and beautiful cover, is what first drew me to this book. The story is told from two different time periods (kind of): ‘Then’ and ‘Now’. The ‘Then’ parts come from the ‘Now’ Paige remembering and writing it all down. Each is equally riveting in their own unique way. In a way, I looked forward to the ‘Then’ parts the most, so I could find out what had happened in Paige’s past. I was about 95% correct with my assumptions. With that said, I really loved the ‘Now’ parts too. I loved reading about Paige being back on her family ranch, reconnecting with her sick father, interacting with the ranch hands, especially Jake. I don’t really have a thing for cowboys/country boys, but he was totally swoon-worthy.

 

I really appreciated the fact that Heidi went places with this novel that maybe other authors would have skirted around. She wasn’t afraid to lay it all out there in her book, and I loved it so much more for that. She showed us the good, the bad, and the ugly (excuse the cliché). I found myself crying several times while reading this book. My heart went out to Paige for everything she’d gone through, everything she was still going through/dealing with on the ranch. I really liked most of the characters (Paige, her dad Gus, Anna, and Jake). I kind of liked Ty, or at least didn’t mind him, in the beginning of the book, but my opinion changed the further we got into Paige’s story.

 

I don’t want to give anything away, but this book definitely kept me on the edge of my seat, wanting to read more and more. The story was fast-paced, and very engaging. I’d highly recommend it, especially when you get to see a genuine cowboy that’s pretty much a dream come true. Jake was beyond amazing, and he’s going on my book boyfriend list. The ending of the book was great, and I almost wished the book wasn’t over, just so I could keep reading. I bought the Kindle version, and I’ll be rereading this beautiful book again and again.

 

There were so many great lines in this book! When I did my progress updates on Goodreads, I added about 9-10 of my favorite lines from the entire book. Here are several of my absolute favorites: “It’s easier to lose myself in the darkness of my life when I’m alone.” and “If I write it on paper, it may pop the cork off the bottle my chest is holding so tightly closed. If I write it on paper, I might be able to breathe again.” and “I understand his philosophy. But he should know by now that life isn’t black and white—it’s red. And in that color is where we spend the whole of what matters, the vibrancy of life, the bloody mess of death, and the pulsing heart of love.” and “…things happen. Bad things. Good things. And we can’t do anything to stop them. Sometimes life just has to play itself out.”

 

Final note: Read this book! It was such a touching story, and I’m so glad Heidi believed that it had to be one novel. I’m sure you’ll be as enthralled with this book as I was.

5 stars

ARC Review: Hello? by Liza Wiemer

Hello

Title: Hello?
Author: Liza Wiemer
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary
Publication date: November 10, 2015
Pages: 443
Source: Netgalley
Summary (via Goodreads): Tricia: A girl struggling to find her way after her beloved grandma’s death.

 

Emerson: A guy who lives his life to fulfill promises, real and hypothetical.

 

Angie: A girl with secrets she can only express through poetry.

 

Brenda: An actress and screenplay writer afraid to confront her past.

 

Brian: A potter who sets aside his life for Tricia, to the detriment of both.

 

Linked and transformed by one phone call, Hello? weaves together these five Wisconsin teens’ stories into a compelling narrative of friendship and family, loss and love, heartbreak and healing, serendipity, and ultimately hope.

 

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This was such an incredible book! I was a little apprehensive about it, because it had such high praise so far in the blogosphere and due to the fact that it had multiple POVs. I don’t know what it is about me with more than one POV, but I’m not a huge fan, unless they’re done well. Hello? was a great example of unique POVs that made each of the characters really stand out. Thank you to Netgalley for giving me a review copy in exchange for a honest review. This book was definitely 5 out of 5 stars.

 

First off, I love when books are set in Wisconsin, since that’s the state I was born in & currently live. I liked the different storytelling techniques (narration, poetry, screenplay, narration with drawings), even though it took a little while to get used to them. I think it really helped each of the characters stand out in their own unique way. I really liked Tricia and Brenda. I liked Emerson for the most part, but seeing him from the other character POVs (Angie/Brenda) kind of made him seem a little douche-y at times. Brian seemed kind of douche-y until I got to see his side of the story, got to see inside his head. I still think he’s a little douche-y though. Jury’s still out on Angie’s character. I loved reading her free verse poetry chapters, but I wasn’t really in love with her character. She was kind of one character I loved to hate, but I still sympathized with her.

 

My heart really went out to Tricia in this book. I lost count of how many times I cried while reading. I know losing someone close to you can really mess a person up emotionally. The phone call that eventually brings all the characters together, weaves all their stories together, was such a touching moment. The ‘Dear Reader’ part at the end of the book by Liza really spoke to me. This kind of story needs to be told more often, because one Hello? can truly save a life. Liza did an amazing job touching on this taboo topic, bringing to light that it’s okay to be overwhelmed with your feelings, but to stay strong. I don’t want to give much more away, but Brenda’s story also really touched me. I knew something like that had happened from the story context, but my heart breaks for her and anyone else that has gone through what she has.

 

The beginning of the story started off with a bang. Only about 5% into the eARC and I was crying, overwhelmed with emotions. The ending didn’t really surprise me (concerning Tricia and Emerson’s stories), because I was kind of expecting that as I was reading. This book was such a beautiful gem, so raw, so emotionally charged. I’ll be recommending it to anyone that’ll listen to me.

 

Some of my favorite lines from the book were: “You can’t write a script for this. My life’s not a two-hour movie.” and “The cold disappears, the past disappears, the future disappears. For one perfect minute I disappear.” and “He was deep-sea diving with my emotions, and my oxygen tank was near empty.”

 

I’m not 100% sure if Emerson will be added to my book boyfriend list. I loved when we saw him from Tricia’s POV, and when we saw his personal POV, but not so much from other people’s POVs. Brian isn’t on my book boyfriend list. He was okay, but he was a bit douche-y still in my opinion.

 

Final note: SUCH an amazing book. I purchased a copy yesterday on Amazon, but it’s sold out (!) right now, so I have to wait a little while until I get my paperback. If it was sold out on its release date, I think that’s a pretty great endorsement for how incredible this book is. But if you need more motivation to go buy a copy, here it is: GO BUY A COPY! You won’t regret it!

 

5 stars

Waiting on Wednesday [16]

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting.

 

There are so many books I’m excited about, so I’ll definitely keep doing Waiting on Wednesday. With that said, here’s my pick that I can’t wait for.

 

Status Update

Title: Status Update
Author: Annabeth Albert
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication date: December 7, 2015
Summary (via Goodreads): Adrian Gottlieb is winning at life. He’s a successful video game designer with everything a man could ask for, including a warm comfy ride to Denver and a date for his sister’s wedding. But he finds himself in need of a total reboot when he’s left stranded at a snowy campground in Utah. Holiday plans? Epic fail.

That is until Noah Walters offers him shelter for the night and a reluctant cross-country ride. Nothing about the ultraconservative geoarchaeologist should attract Adrian, but once he discovers Noah’s hidden love for video games, the two connect on a new level. Soon, a quiet but undeniable chemistry sparks.

Something doesn’t add up, though. As the miles accumulate and time runs out, Noah must face the most difficult choice of his life. Meanwhile, Adrian must decide whether he’s ready to level up. Is their relationship status worth fighting for, or has this game ended before it’s even begun?


Why I Chose This Book:

When I read the summary on Netgalley, I knew I had to request this book. I’m so glad my request was approved. I can’t wait to read this book, especially since it’s gotten great reviews so far! The cover is pretty adorable too 🙂

 

What upcoming releases are you most excited about?

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.

 

This week’s topic is Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To. If I’ve read the book first, I usually don’t end up liking the movie honestly. It’s rare that the movie is better, or equal, to the book. They need to make longer movies that follow the books more closely already. Why isn’t that a thing yet??

 

Mockingjay  Dumplin'  The Jungle Book  The Queen of the Tearling  Eleanor & Park

1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 – I have been in love with this series since the first movie came out on DVD. I quickly read all the books after watching the first movie, and I’ve been hooked ever since. I’ve even got my mom and sister hooked! 🙂

2. Dumplin’  I haven’t read the book yet, but when I found out it was going to be a movie, I was stoked. We need more fat main characters in the literary, and entertainment, world!

3. The Jungle Book – My coworker recently showed me the trailer for the new movie coming out next year, and it look soooo good! The Jungle Book isn’t one of my favorite Disney movies, but this “live version” movie looks fantastic!

4. The Queen of the Tearling – I’ve been wanting to read these books for too long now, and I was so excited when I found out it was going to be a movie. Plus I’m pretty sure I saw something where it said Emma Watson was going to star in the movie. I absolutely love her!

5. Eleanor & Park – I absolutely adored Fangirl, and I can’t wait to read the rest of Rainbow Rowell’s books, including Eleanor & Park. I hope they all become movies, especially Fangirl!

 

Shadow and Bone  The Darkest Minds  The 5th Wave  Fallen  The Selection

6. Shadow and Bone – I’m looking forward to reading this trilogy, and I was stoked when I heard its film rights were bought. Bring it on the big screen!

7. The Darkest Minds – I recently bought the book for my Kindle, and I can’t wait to read it. When I found out it was going to be a movie, I was pretty happy. Yay for YA films!

8. The 5th Wave – It sounds pretty interesting, and I’ve seen a lot of hype lately with the movie coming out next year. I really like Chloë Grace Moretz as an actress too, so I’m excited to see her starring in the movie.

9. Fallen – I haven’t read the books yet, but I really want to. The book/movie summaries sound fantastic.

10. The Selection – I’m pretty sure I heard the books (or at least the first one) were going to become movies. I’d love to see them on the big screen if that’s the case!

 

I’m kind of behind on some book to movie adaptions that came out the past couple years, like Scorch Trials, Paper Towns, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Still Alice, The Longest Ride, Dark Places, etc. I got part of my list from the Novel Heartbeat blog that has a list of upcoming/optioned YA book to movie adaptions.

 

I’m so excited by all the YA movies based on books that are coming out! So awesome! Any upcoming book to movie adaptations you can’t wait to see?

November SST: The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett Review + Giveaway

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Welcome to the Sunday Street Team! I was lucky enough to receive an ARC copy of The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett to review. It’s an amazing book! I gave it 5 out of 5 stars, and I pre-ordered a hardcover copy to read over and over again!

 

The Anatomical Shape of a HeartTitle: The Anatomical Shape of a Heart
Author:
Jenn Bennett
Publisher:
Feiwel & Friends
Publication date:
November 3, 2015
Summary (via Goodreads): Artist Beatrix Adams knows exactly how she’s spending the summer before her senior year. Determined to follow in Leonardo da Vinci’s footsteps, she’s ready to tackle the one thing that will give her an advantage in a museum-sponsored scholarship contest: drawing actual cadavers. But when she tries to sneak her way into the hospital’s Willed Body program and misses the last metro train home, she meets a boy who turns her summer plans upside down.

 

Jack is charming, wildly attractive . . . and possibly one of San Francisco’s most notorious graffiti artists. On midnight buses and city rooftops, Beatrix begins to see who Jack really is—and tries to uncover what he’s hiding that leaves him so wounded. But will these secrets come back to haunt him? Or will the skeletons in Beatrix’s own family’s closet tear them apart?

 


 

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I was a little unsure of this book because of the dead body part, but I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH! I’m so glad I decided to review this book for Sunday Street Team. Thank you Netgalley for giving me a copy in exchange for a honest review. This book is definitely 5 out of 5 stars.

 

This book really doesn’t have any slow parts. The writing and pacing was well done. The cover is simple, but super cute. I can’t believe this is the author’s first YA contemporary romance. She writes like a veteran of the genre. I can’t wait to read her next YA contemporary romance, whenever it comes out!

 

As I stated earlier, I was a little hesitant to read this because of the cadavers, but thankfully they weren’t overwhelming in the book. The bodies are only “shown” a few times, and the details aren’t too gory. If I can handle it, I think anyone can. The rest of the story overpowers the slight grossness of the dead bodies.

 

The romance was definitely believable, and I adored it. Bex and Jack are so cute! Jack has definitely been added to my book boyfriend list. I love, love, love him so much! He’s such a sweetheart and he’s pretty hot too. What a great combination! I squealed a few times while reading the book because I couldn’t contain my feels.

 

A couple of my favorite lines from the book were: “When the jacket stood back up, it grew arms and legs and a face that probably competed with Helen of Troy’s in the ship-launching department.” and “‘Do you ride?’ That sounded sort of dirty, and the way he looked at me felt sort of dirty, too. No one ever looked at me like that.”

 

Final note: This was such a fantastic book. I almost instantaneously pre-ordered a hardcover copy after I finished the ARC. I’d highly recommend this to anyone who loves YA contemporary romance, or just a book in general that’ll give you some amazing feels. I almost wish I hadn’t read it yet, just so I could experience it again for the first time.

 

5 stars

 


 

about the author

 

Jenn Bennett is the author of the Arcadia Bell urban fantasy series with Pocket and the Roaring 20’s historical paranormal romance series with Berkley. She lives near Atlanta with one husband and two pugs.


 

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Book Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

Cress

Title: Cress
Author: Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #3
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication date: February 4, 2014
Pages: 550
Source: Borrowed
Summary (via Goodreads): In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

 

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who’s only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

 

When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.

 

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I continued my read along with #TLCReadAlong by reading Cress in about 4 days. It was so good! I absolutely love this series. I can’t wait to read Fairest (hopefully this weekend), in anticipation for Winter’s release on Tuesday! I gave Cress 5 out of 5 stars.

 

In this book, it’s pretty much the same set of main characters, with the addition of Cress. And I thought she was absolutely adorable. It’s been a couple months since I read the first book, so my memory was a bit hazy when they introduced her. Thankfully the book explained pretty early on who she was. The book was pretty fast-paced, despite being fairly long. A 550 page book would probably usually take me over a week to read, but I couldn’t put it down.

 

I think the series does get better with each book. Cress is probably my favorite so far, and I’m hoping Winter is just as good, if not better. I was absolutely riveted as I read. I love all the pairings in the book. I still want all the main male characters to be my book boyfriends. They’re all amazing in their own ways. And I want to be friends with all the female characters. Really, I just want to live in this amazing world that Marissa Meyer has built for her fans.

 

The whole series is based on fairy tale retellings. In this book we’re supposed to see some of the Rapunzel fairy tale. We do see elements: the long hair, and Cress being locked away from everyone. It wasn’t as strong on the retelling aspect as some of the previous books as far as I can tell, or maybe I just don’t know the true Rapunzel fairy tale well enough.

 

I did mark down two lines from the book: “He was exactly the kind of hero Cress had been dreaming about her entire life.” and “You were so certain that I was this other person, and I kind of liked that you saw me differently than anyone else. Part of me kept thinking that maybe you’ve been right all along, and it’s everyone else who’s been wrong about me. That even I’ve been wrong about me.” But for the most part I was so absorbed that I didn’t even think about my favorite lines. I especially love the last couple chapters of Cress, and I really can’t wait for Winter to come out. I want to know what happens next!

 

Final note: An amazing third book to the series! I am so excited for Winter to come out next week! Check out the series if you haven’t already. I’m positive you won’t regret it!

5 stars