I Take You Review! 

The story I Take You by Eliza Kennedy is about a wild couple, Lily and Wil, who are planning to get married only months after they met. The book took place in the span of a week, and it was one crazy week. The story is not one that I usually read, stories about cheating are not something I like to read. When I started reading the book I immediately wanted to put it down. I did not understand why Lily acted the way she did. I still find it difficult to understand why Lily and Wil acted the way they did. I did not like the book, it was written well, but it was just not what I’m used to. I thought the cover had a cute summer vibe to it, but the book was not what I expected it to be.
*I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag!

Recently I was on BookTube watching videos and I found myself watching multiple videos of The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag. For those of you that don’t know, The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag is a tag where you answer nine book related questions sharing your opinion where a lot of people might not necessarily agree with. This tag is normally done as a video but I thought that it would be a good idea to just write a blog about sharing my opinion. The tag was created originally created by TheBookArcher so you should definitely go check out her video and all of the questions that I’ll be answering were created by her. I’ll be listing the question and then answering them.

  • A popular book or series that you didn’t like.

 

      1. This series isn’t extremely popular but I’m not a huge fan of the Matched series by Ally Condie. I’ve only read the first two books in the series and I originally read the first two books like 5 years and I remember liking it but I hadn’t finished the series because I didn’t have the last book and then a few years I bought it and just never got around to reading. This year I decided that I wanted to finish the series so I re read the first and second book and yet again I’ve pushed this series aside because I didn’t really like the series and I have no desire to know what happens next.
  • A popular book or series that everyone seems to hate but that you love.

 

      1. The book that I loved that a lot of people don’t seem to like is Allegiant from the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth. I’ve heard that a lot of people didn’t like this book but I remember really liking it. Other than the death of a certain character, I don’t know why a lot of people don’t like this book.
  • A love triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with OR an OTP that you don’t like.

 

      1. Spoiler Alert!!! A love triangle where the main character ended up with the person that I didn’t want them to end up with is the love triangle in the Delirium series by Lauren Oliver between Lena, Alex, and Julian. In the first book Lena falls in love with Alex but then she thinks that he’s dead and she later falls in love with Julian and then finds out that Alex never died. Although I did like Lena and Alex in the first book I liked her way more with Julian and was upset when in the last book she ends up with Alex.
  • A popular book genre that you hardly reach for.

 

      1. A popular book genre that are hardly reach for would definitely have to be historical fiction. I never usually read historical fiction unless it’s for a school assignment but even though it’s a genre that I usually never reach for, it’s a genre that I definitely want to get into. I have two books by Ruta Septys that I want to read because I heard that she is an amazing historical fiction author and I really want to get her book Salt by the Sea. Hopefully soon I’ll get into reading historical fiction.
  • A popular or beloved character that you do not like.

 

      1. A popular character that I don’t like would have to be Tamlin from the ACOTAR series by Sarah J. Maas. When I first read ACOTAR I liked Tamlin but after Feyre goes to go rescue Tamlin and he does absolutely nothing to help her I started to not like him and then when I started reading ACOMAF, I really stopped liking him. Now I love Feyre and Rhysand and they’re one of my favorite book couples.
  • A popular author that you can’t seem to get into.

 

      1. A popular author or in my case authors that I can’t seem to get into is Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. I know that they’re written multiple books together and I’ve only ever read Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by them but I didn’t really enjoy it that much. I might try to read other books that they’ve co authored together and books that they’ve individually written but at the moment I’m not really impressed by their writing.
  • A popular book trope that you’re tired of seeing.

 

      1. A book trope that I’m kind of tired of seeing is where the main character and their love interest are the most beautiful people ever. I often feel like when authors write books they try to create this perfect character that is so unrealistic. The guy and the girl are usually extremely beautiful and have virtually no flaws and I kind of wish that authors would try to make characters more realistic and believable.
  • A popular series that you have no interest in reading.

 

      1. A popular series that I don’t really have any interest in reading is The Lord of the Ring series by J.R.R. Tolkein. I’m not going to say that I have absolutely no interest in reading this series or that I’m never going to read this series because I kind of want to read this series because it is very popular and I know a lot of people love it but it really doesn’t interest me. I don’t really see any appeal to it and I’ve never even been interested in watching the movies because this series doesn’t really grab my attention but maybe later on in the future I’ll decide to pick the series up and read it but for now I’m not interested in it.
  • The saying goes “The book is always better than the movie,” but what movie or TV show adaption do you prefer more than the book?

 

    1. A lot of people may not agree with me about this but a movie that I liked more than the book was Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I read this book before seeing the movie and I loved it so much that  I gave the book 5 stars. Even though I really loved the book, I thought the movie was slightly better. I feel like the director was really good at staying true to the book and I really loved the film adaption of the relationship between Louisa and Will and I’ll definitely be buying the movie when it goes on sale. P.S. We wrote a blog on the book and the film adaption of the book that you should definitely check out.

-Melissa

Tell Me Three Things Review!

So recently I read Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum and it was a cute young adult contemporary novel. Tell Me Three Things was the first book I read by Julie Buxbaum and I will more than likely read some of the other books she has published. I enjoyed reading TMTT, so I’m glad I found out about this book. I was also very excited to receive a little book swag envelope that consisted of postcards,t a cute bookmark, a signed bookplate and some other cute Tell Me Three Things merch.

TMTT is about a teenage girl named Jessie who moves to LA from Chicago  with her father after having lost a very important family member. When they move to LA Jessie has a hard time adjusting to the lifestyle and she gets homesick very quickly. She misses her best friend and she has trouble fitting in. She starts to believe that she doesn’t belong there until a Somebody/Nobody decides to become her friend/guide into adjusting to her new life in a new school halfway across the country. At first this SN (Somebody/Nobody) person seemed a bit strange and it was kind of weird how he found her information without her knowing, even though you can find just about anything on the internet nowadays. Anyways, Jessie was stubborn at first and didn’t want SN’s help, but eventually she gave in and SN’s advice was very helpful to Jessie. She started to make friends and somewhere along the way her conversations with SN became flirty and it was possible that they started to develop feelings for each other.

If you pay attention I don’t think it’s that hard to discover SN’s true identity, but to Jessie it is a bit hard. I got upset with Jessie at some parts because she was so naive and extremely oblivious. I think that deep down she knew who SN was, but she didn’t want to believe that that person was actually SN. While it was extremely obvious who SN, Jessie just didn’t want to believe it until a couple of minutes before they met face to face.

I enjoyed reading it, but it is not one of my favorite contemporary love stories. I do recommend reading it because it is a cute contemporary read. I look forward to reading her other books and I believe she is publishing a book next year, so I can’t wait to buy it and read it.

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Have an ALMIGHTY Day!

-Wilmarilys

Hardcover v. Paperback!

Whenever you go book shopping, you might ask yourself the question, “Do I get this book in hardcover or in paperback?” Obviously my go to choice is hardcover, but on occasion I do buy some of my books in paperback. I prefer to buy my books in hardcover, I buy them in paperback if it is only available in paperback. Clearly there are some reasons why buying paperbacks would allow you to read more, first off they’re usually a lot cheaper than hardcovers and easier to take with you. Hardcovers on the other hand look a lot prettier on your bookshelf, but they aren’t as portable as paperbacks since they take up more space in your purse, or bag. I do have to admit that some paperbacks can and do have nice spines. I suppose it just depends on personal preference, I myself have a mix of both hardcover books and paperback books.
Comment below what kind of book you prefer buying.

Have an ALMIGHTY Day!

-Wilmarilys

Someone Like You Review!

A few weeks ago I read Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen and though I was weary when I went into reading this book because I don’t really like reading books that deal with teen pregnancy, I actually quite liked this book a lot. At this point I’ve read 8 books by Sarah Dessen and I almost always have liked her books because they deal with real life issues and always have valuable life lessons in them.

Someone Like You is about a girl named Halley and her best friend Scarlett. Halley and Scarlett have been best friends ever since Scarlett moved to the same town as Halley and Halley has always followed in the footsteps of her more daring friend Scarlett. During the summer before their junior year of high school, Scarlett falls in love with a boy named Michael and Halley is somewhat left by herself. During this summer, Halley goes away to an all girls summer camp that her mother forces her to go to. While at camp, Halley receives a phone call from Scarlett saying that Michael is dead so Halley hurriedly calls her mother and asks to leave camp early to the dismay of her mother.

When Halley arrives home, she finds out that Michael was killed in a motorcycle accident and on the day of Michael’s funeral, Halley meets Michael’s best friend Macon who Halley soon begins to fall for. In the midst of Halley dealing with her new feeling for Macon who she believes would never be interested in her, Halley finds out that Scarlett is pregnant with Michael’s baby. At this moment, Halley vows to be there for her friend during whatever choice she decides to make. Scarlett contemplates getting an abortion, giving the baby up for adoption or keeping the baby, knowing very well that this would make her life very difficult because she is in high school. While at an abortion clinic, Scarlett decides that she can not go through with it and decides to keep the baby and Halley stays by her side. While Halley is dealing with helping Scarlett she is juggling what to do about Macon who confessed to her that he likes her as well. Halley finding out that Macon likes her should be a happy moment for her but her parents disapprove of Macon because he is a bad influence and they forbid her from seeing him. Later on an event happens that questions whether or not Macon cares for Halley and Halley gets into a huge fight with Scarlett about Macon. In the end Halley realizes that Macon is not the right person for her and that friendship is way more important that any boy.

Overall I really enjoyed this book because I loved the friendship between Halley and Scarlett and how they were there for each other during difficult times in their lives. While I did like this book, I wasn’t a very big fan of the romantic relationship aspects of the book. I did not like Macon at all because he was a huge jerk and extremely shallow and didn’t seem like he really liked Halley at all. It seemed as though all he wanted to do was sleep with her and I didn’t like how naïve Halley was when it came to him. While I did have these issues with the book, the friendship aspect of the book definitely made up for any problems that I found in the book. I loved how in the end, despite all the hardships that Halley and Scarlett went through that they were able to work through their issues and remain best friends.

-Melissa

Most Anticipated Reads for 2016!

There have been a lot of good books that have come out since 2016 but here is a list of my top ten most anticipated reads for the rest of 2016…

  • 07/31- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by: J.K. Rowling
  • 09/03– Tales of the Peculiar by: Ransom Riggs
  • 09/06– Empire of Storms by: Sarah J. Maas
  • 09/27- The Fever Code by: James Dashner
  • 10/04– Holding Up the Universe by: Jennifer Niven
  • 10/18- Gemina by: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  • 11/01- The Sun Is Also A Star by: Nicola Yoon
  • 11/08– Heartless by: Marissa Meyer
  • 11/15– Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by: Cassandra Clare
  • 12/13– Crystal Storm by: Morgan Rhodes

-Melissa

June Haul/ Wrap Up/ July TBR!

This is a little late but during the month of June I read 8 books. I had an extremely busy month so I’m surprised that I was able to read this many books. These are the books I read during June…

  • Hamlet by: William Shakespeare
  • Someone Like You by: Sarah Dessen
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by: Sarah J. Maas
  • Crossed by: Ally Condie
  • The Probability of Miracles by: Wendy Wunder
  • Fangirl by: Rainbow Rowell
  • A Court of Mist and Fury by: Sarah J. Maas
  • Tell Me Three Things by: Julie Buxbaum

I didn’t end up buying many books during June but this are the books that I ended up purchasing… well technically I didn’t really buy any books in June because I bought three of the books in May but received them in June and one of them I got for free.

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by: Sarah J. Maas
  • A Court of Mist and Fury by: Sarah J. Maas
  • Ivory and Bone by: Julie Eshbaugh
  • I Almost Forgot About You by: Terry McMillan

These are the books that I plan on reading July…

  • Don’t Try This At Home by: Kian and Jc
  • I Almost Forgot About You by: Terry McMillan
  • Lucid by: Adrienne Stoltz & Ron Bass
  • Starry Night by: Isabel Gillies
  • Five Summers by: Una LaMarche
  • Ivory and Bone by: Julie Eshbaugh
  • Just Listen by: Sarah Dessen
  • Reached by: Ally Condie

-Melissa