March 31, 2016

March Wrap Up

Goodbye March, HELLOOO April!

March 30, 2016

Six of Crows

Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1)
by Leigh Bardugo
465 pages
Published September 29th 2015
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Source: Purchased
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Kaz's crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.
This book was so amazing I literally could not put it down. I started reading it around 11 o clock and then around 1 am my eyes started to get really tired so I put all the lights in my room on and kept going (albeit at a very slow pace) until 4am when I was able to finish this masterpiece. 

Review: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy (Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy #1-10)
by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman
Hardcover, 672 pages
Expected publication: November 15th 2016
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Rating: 5/5 Stars

March 25, 2016

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
by Becky Albertalli
Hardcover, 303 pages
Published April 7th 2015 by Balzer + Bray
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.
There are good books and then there are great books. I've been reading a lot of ARCs lately, and I like so many of the ARCs I read, and sure most of the time I'm like "Wow this was really good!" but then, I go and read a book like SVTHSA, and it's like, books like this can't even compare to the ARCs I've been reading. I was just completely floored by SVTHSA. (Also I'm trying to change up my review style a little each post so BEAR WITH ME HERE PEOPLE. I'm also trying to write my reviews more in the style of how I talk rather then my more formal writing style, so yeah. )

  • This is the most adorable book ever. Okay. I was smiling like an idiot while reading it. 
  • Simon is adorable. He is so adorable and he's so funny and honestly he's just such a breath of fresh air. His life isn't tragic and his parents aren't dead or divorced and just - THANK GOD - because that trope is annoying the shit out of me right now.  
  • He is just such a pure character and even if you dont identify with his struggles you'll sympathize with him. 
  • Also, Simon is a BELIEVABLE teenager. In countless books YA authors just get so much about highschool completely and totally wrong, but I felt that Albertalli did a very nice job with making his high school experiences realistic. 
  • I couldn't guess Blues identity so every time we were introduced to a new male character I was like "Okay I bet this is Blue." (SO technically I guess we could say I guessed Blue's identity because I thought everyone was Blue! #smart #logicalsam) 
  • While reading this book my family and I went out to dinner and my mom didn't want us on our phones but I wanted to read it so badly I was sneakily reading my e-book under the table until my mom took my phone. THAT'S HOW GOOD IT WAS. LIKE, LITERALLY I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. (Until I was forced at least..but don't worry everyone, I got it back as soon as we were in the car on our way home)
  • If you don't relate to Simon I can almost guarantee you'll relate to one of the other characters.
  • I cried when it was over. Not because it was sad, because it WASN'T DON'T WORRY. It was just so freakin' cute and I didn't want it to be over and I was just so happy for Simon. 
GAHH okay so everyone,  if you're like me and for some godforsaken reason didn't read SVTHA yet, GET ON IT RIGHT NOW OKAYYY. Thanks (I know you'll love it) ;) This book was just so perfect and made my heart so happy.

That's all for now. BYEEE (and read svtha)