Monday, 29 February 2016

I'll Give You the Sun - Book Review


Started: Feb 12, 2016 | Finished: Feb 28, 2016

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Published by Dial Books on Sept 14, 2014
Genre: YA, contemporary 
Pages: 371
Book Edition: Hardcover, Audiobook
No. of times read: 1
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis: 
Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else—an even more unpredictable new force in her life. The early years are Noah's story to tell. The later years are Jude's. What the twins don't realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.
Rating: 4/5

My Review:

This is the first book I've ever read from Jandy Nelson, and I really enjoyed her writing style and how she wrote the two different perspectives from each twin. Noah's story takes place from when the twins are 13-14, and Jude's when they are 16. So much happens in each timeline that at times I didn't see how they connected until they started to and I thought that was brilliant. Each twin is going through things so differently from each other, but at the same time it's similar. I really just loved learning more about each twin and their stories.

The only things that I didn't love was how long the chapters was. I felt like I was getting overloaded with each story, that at times it was hard to keep track because I just got so much from one perspective that it was hard to then get into what was happening in the other twin's perspective. But now that I'm finished the book, I realize it wasn't that bad and I loved the story overall.

I would definitely recommend this book. I thought the idea of the story and how it all came together was so well done.

Have you read I'll Give You the Sun? What are your thoughts?

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Reading and Writing Slump!


I could base my life off of Nick Miller quotes, I swear! I just wanted to make a little post of apology for the lack of blog posts from me lately. I'm in a reading slump as well as a writing slump. I have many posts on the go, but aren't ready to be posted for various reasons.

My life consists of working, catching up on my YouTube subscriptions list, or watching and rewatching TV shows. Then this past week I got very sick and did nothing but sleep. But I'm feeling better now, and I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. So please just bare with me, I'll get there, it's just taking me a little longer to get back into it than usual.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Mr. Kiss and Tell - Book Review


Started: Jan 29, 2016 | Finished: Feb 9, 2016

Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham
Published by Vintage Books on January 20, 2015
Genre: YA, Mystery
Pages: 330
Book Edition: Paperback
No. of times read: 1
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis: 
The Neptune Grand has always been the seaside town’s ritziest hotel, despite the shady dealings and high-profile scandals that seem to follow its elite guests. When a woman claims that she was brutally assaulted in one of its rooms and left for dead by a staff member, the owners know that they have a potential powder keg on their hands. They turn to Veronica to disprove—or prove—the woman's story.

The case is a complicated mix of hard facts, mysterious occurrences, and uncooperative witnesses. The hotel refuses to turn over its reservation list and the victim won’t divulge who she was meeting that night. Add in the facts that the attack happened months ago, the victim’s memory is fuzzy, and there are holes in the hotel’s surveillance system, and Veronica has a convoluted mess on her hands. As she works to fill in the missing pieces, it becomes clear that someone is lying—but who? And why?
Rating: 4/5

My Review: (POSSIBLE SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW)

Another great Veronica Mars story!! I love reading these books because I picture it all so easily because it's so true to the show. Only thing I was massively disappointed with was that Kristen Bell didn't narrate this book like she did the first. So because of that I didn't buy the audiobook for this, but it was still just as good, I could hear all their voices in my head just fine.

The case in this one wasn't what I was expecting it to be, but it kept me interested throughout the whole book. The main victim is also a character from the TV series, I won't say who, but it was cool how they did that. Now about Logan and Veronica, I loved that there was more of them in this book, still could have been more but I was really happy that they had Logan home for this one. They are now living together which made me very happy. I will say, I didn't get a good feeling towards the end when they mentioned her having possible feelings for Leo again. But it ended on a good note for Logan and Veronica so my shipper heart was happy.

I would love if they brought out more books like this! They are all so good, and so true to the show as they would be with Rob Thomas co-writing the books. If Kristen Bell can just narrate more of the books than it would be perfect. I need more Veronica Mars in my life!

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