I love books that go beyond my expectations.
I mean, who doesn’t?? It means a lot tp ME, because usually, books end up being worse than I expected and I get hit by disappointment like no other.
But this time… IT WAS THE OTHER WAY AROUND.
I liked these books better than I thought I would??? Surprise!!
Girl Made of Stars was one of my most anticipated releases of the year (I saw that my request had been accepted at school and struggled not to scream) and it was even better than I had imagined. So SO GOOD.
And I honestly didn’t expect much out of Isle of Blood and Stone besides an average fantasy (especially since the beginning was slow) but it ended up surprising me and being much more entertaining than I’d suspected!!!
Continue reading “Mini ARC Reviews: Girl Made of Stars (A New Favorite that Made me CRY) & Isle of Blood and Stone (Surprisingly Entertaining)”
So I absolutely ADORED The Nowhere Girls.
Pretty cover?* Check. Important messages? Check. Great characters? Check. AND SO MUCH MORE.
It was just such an inspiring book, and it’s something that I feel EVERYONE needs to read, because it’s just so so powerful. It made me feel all sorts of emotions—sadness, anger, frustration, hope, bittersweetness… I’M JUST A MESS FROM THIS BOOK OKAY.
Just read it pleeeeeeease.
*Obviously this comes first.
Continue reading “The Nowhere Girls // Important Messages on Feminism & Rape Culture aka Read This Immediately [ARC Review]”
I. LOVE. THIS. BOOK.
Was that a little too straightforward?? Hahaha NEVER. Starfish was amazing and I adored it and I will forever treasure it and its gorgeous cover and its gorgeous characters and ASD;LFJASLKFJASDL;FJ. <– I’m a mess, as you can see.
This book just has so many great and beautiful things about it and I’m going to SCREAM about how much I love this??? It got five stars in the departments of characters and rep and characters and WELL-DEVELOPED ROMANCE and just everything???
Not to mention that absolutely STUNNING cover wow I will never be as pretty as THAT. *heart eyes*
I CANNOT STOP GUSHING OVER THIS BOOK please help.
Note: I’m still on hiatus. You may have seen me answering comments, but I will NOT be answering any comments on this post until I feel like I’m ready too. :))
Continue reading “Starfish // Much Love for this Gorgeous Book w/ Great Rep, an Asian MC (!!!), and Gorgeous Writing! [ARC Review]”
In YA, you either like fantasy or contemporary better.
There’s no “I like both equally!”. You will always love one more than the other. Even just a little bit.
It’s okay, little mangoes??? You’ll survive this startling realization. But to help out with the shock, I’m also bringing to your attention this tiny little question:
Which genre is “better”?
Not “which genre do you like better?”. Which genre IS better??? Because we truly need to know which one is more beneficial to us as
mangoes crazy bookworms human beings.
Continue reading “Fantasy vs. Contemporary: Which is the “Better” Genre to Read???”
*Please note that I am sick and therefore my thoughts may be a little jumbled, and this post may or may not have a sucky featured image.
I don’t usually read contemporaries. So then they all decided to attack me.
I first thought contemporaries were all drama-y and not that interesting to read. (Save the school drama for school please.)
But actually, contemporaries are smol little beings that 1) are unique in style and voice, 2) talk about and address modern issues, and 3) are almost always deep and meaningful. Meaning not your school drama type of book.
So after realizing this, of course I have to go and read some fantastic contemporaries.
Continue reading “Mini Reviews // All the Contemporaries Attack Me”