Tuesday, February 20, 2018

How To Stop Time

Stars 5/5
How To Stop Time by Matt Haig
(note.. this book made it to my 2018 Favorites List)

I need more of this story! WoW! I love this book. What an amazing story! This follows Tom, who looks 41 but in fact is really over 400 yrs old, and his life throughout time and the different eras. If I could give this book a thousand stars I would. It was just that amazing! I loved the creative and unique storytelling from all the different eras of time and all the characters. I really hope Matt Haig continues this story and more. I have to say that this book definitely made it to my 2018 Favorites List and very well could be an all time favorite read. I would recommend this book to everyone.

Monday, February 19, 2018

When Dimple Met Rishi

Stars 4/5
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

This is a coming of age book that follows Dimple and Rishi and how they met. I must say I have mixed emotions about this story. First let me say, that the writing is amazing and the story line is a contemporary read which I like. I did have some issues with Dimple and her immaturity in dealing with the relationship with Rishi and the way things did not turn in her favor. Maybe if Dimple would of put more time into the app instead of the dance routine, things could of been different. Honestly, I thought Dimple was physically, mentally and emotionally abusive towards Rishi. Think about it if the roles were reversed. I gave this story 4 stars because sometimes I just love to hate the main character. I would recommend this book.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Wintergirls

Stars 4/5
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

I went into this book not knowing anything about what the story was about in fact I thought it was a thriller. I must say it was very haunting in a body image sort of way. The book follows best friends Lia and Cassie, both have eating disorders. They make a contest on who can get the skinniest. Needless to say, the outcome is never good. I will not go into this story as not to spoil it but I will mention triggers for cutting, starvation and substance abuse. This is not usually the type of book I would read but I am glad I did. It was a good story and I would recommend it to others.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet

Stars 5/5
The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

I very much enjoyed this sci-fi awesome book. The story follows Rosemary and crew on the Wayfarer on their adventures through space. I loved the whole space travelling lifestyle and the characters were so unique and a creative genius. I think Becky Chambers reached out of box so much that the story was unlike any other I have read. I will definitely be reading the rest of the series and highly recommend it to everyone.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Windwitch

Stars 5/5
Windwitch by Susan Dennard

And the story continues! I just love this whole world that Susan Dennard created. It is full of awesomely daring characters and a bit of everything fantasy. Yes... I still love Aeduan ... even more in this book. I have to say that I hope more develops with Little Owl. What an amazingly thought out character! This is the second book in The Witchlands series so I do not want to say much to spoil the story but I highly recommend it to everyone who loves a complex world of witches and fantasy.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Truthwitch

Stars 5/5
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

My heart belongs to Aeduan! OMG I just loved his character and hope to read more about him. The story follows Safiya, a truthwitch, and her threadwitch sister, Iseult. Truthwitches are very rare and Safiya has had to hide her craft for her whole like. Safiya and Iseult want their freedom and to live life their way but many are trying to stop them and that is the adventure of the book. Princes, mercenaries, Ships and War. A wonderful ride! I would recommend this book to everyone and I plan to read the next books in the series!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Gunslinger Girl

Stars 5/5
Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely
(note.. this book made it to my 2018 Favorites List)

Please tell me that there is going to another book! OMG I just loved this story! This follows Serendipity "Pity" Jones, a young girl surviving in a post apocalyptic world. She runs away from her father, due to him wanting to sell her off, and finds her way to the city of Cessation. This is where all the gun slinging begins. I do not want to spoil the story but this book is a MUST READ! I would recommend this to everyone.