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“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” ― Lemony Snicket

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas - John Boyne

After watching the movie and being absolutely heartbroken by the end, I really wanted to read the book when I found out there was one. I'm sad to say that I loved the movie, but found the book to be so-so

Chanel Bonfire - Wendy Lawless

Chanel Bonfire was an amazing read. I’ve always been infatuated with reading true stories about people growing up with a narcissistic parent(s) so I knew I needed to read this memoir. I devoured this book in a matter of hours—I couldn’t put it down. I loved how in their own right both Wendy and Robin overcame their mother and their situation. The writing was flawless and captivating.

Misery - Stephen King

I’ve been meaning to read Misery for years and just never seemed to get around to it. A couple weeks ago I randomly found a copy at the thrift store and I’m so glad I did. I’m a huge Stephen King fan and Misery was such a great read—I couldn’t put it down until I was done. It was gruesome and horrifying and I loved it so much.

The Mist - Stephen King

I've been meaning to read The Mist for such a long time and I finally got around to it today. I liked the story, but I didn't like the characters so much.

Einstein's Beach House - Jacob Appel

I was so excited when the author offered me a copy of Einstein's Beach House in exchange for a review. I love this collection. They're very unique and well written. Even though the stories were short they had a lot of depth. I definitely plan on reading more from this author whenever I get the chance.

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn

I'm surprised by how much I'm not in love with this book. Gone Girl has failed to captivate me the way Flynn’s other two novels did.

It took me days to read this book which is almost unheard of for me. (Especially with a Flynn novel). The first part of the book seems to drag on and on. I expected more since I absolutely love Dark Places and Sharp Objects. I’m a little disappointed, but I'm still a huge fan of Flynn’s work.

The Miracle Girl - Andrew  Roe

I’m not exactly sure how to explain how I felt about The Miracle Girl. I’m not a spiritual or religious person by any means and I went in to this book totally open-minded. I liked it, but I also think it was bland and unexciting. It never made me emotional like I thought it might and no event or character jumped off the page.

I enjoyed all the different perspectives that the reader was given. I do wish there was more background on Anabelle. I get that she was a “weird” and “special” kid, but I wanted more than that. Overall, I liked the book well enough (I debated between giving it 2 or 3 stars). I think the ending more than anything bumped it up to 3 stars for me.


*Received a free copy in exchange for a review*

Hugo & Rose - Bridget  Foley

I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect when I began reading Hugo & Rose. I mean, what would you do if you suddenly met the man from your dreams? Apparently stalking them is a great option.
I felt so bad for Rose’s family and everything that she put them through. Every time she called herself a horrible mother I rolled my eyes because even though she realized what she was doing she didn’t try to stop. Get your life together, Rose. Take care of your children.
I didn’t like Hugo either. He was so creepy. Even though by the middle/end of the book I wanted to punch Rose and Hugo’s characters I really liked the concept and the writing was well done. I thought the book would be flowery and bubbly, but it was actually kind of disturbing.


*Received a copy in exchange for a review*

We Are All Made of Molecules - Susin Nielsen

Although their characters were completely cliché Stewart and Ashley were great in their own ways. I loved how much they both grew by the end of the book. I actually think that my favorite character was Stewart’s mom. All the flashbacks made her seem like she was such an amazing mother. Funny, too. Overall, I loved We Are All Made of Molecules. It could’ve been more realistic, but it still makes an impact as is.


*Received a copy through Goodreads in exchange for a review*

The Adults - Alison Espach

I’ve had The Adults on my reading list for a while so of course I picked it up when I spotted it at the thrift store. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect when I started reading, but I loved it. The book as a whole was so captivating. Emily’s character was great and she kept my attention the entire time.
Alison Espach’s writing style sort of reminded me of Janet Fitch’s White Oleander which I also loved. All around a great book and a new favorite.

Shadow Beast - Luke Phillips

*Won through Goodreads*

Okay, so I’m a huge fan of cryptozoology and I really had high hopes for this book after reading nothing but 5 star reviews for it online.

I had a hard time starting this book for some reason. I’d read a few pages, put it down, and then pick it back up again. Rinse and repeat. I just couldn’t get into the story as much as I would’ve liked which I think muddled my experience.

The Story of Awkward - Regina Wamba, R.K. Ryals, Melissa Ringsted

I get what the author was going for— it just didn’t work for me. The book promised to be tragic and it was; just not in the right way. The story had potential and I was excited to read it, but The Story of Awkwardfell flat. Besides the awkward sex mentions I felt like I was reading a subpar middle grade novel.

If it wasn’t for my complete boredom, insomnia, and the fact that I hate leaving a book unfinished I probably wouldn’t have gotten past the first 100 pages.

War Kids - H.J. Lawson

OH, MY GOD. Now I need to get my hands on Survive The Day.

I haven’t read a book quite like War Kids before. The author did an amazing job— the book was so real.The multiple point of views worked really well and gave the story extra depth. It definitely pulls at your heartstrings and makes you think about all the devastation families in war-ridden countries endure. This book takes it beyond what we just see in the news.
War Kids leaves you thinking: How do real people survive this?

Read Between the Lines - Jo Knowles

*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

What’s your story?

The world is made up of overlapping stories and Read Between the Lines is a great example of that. Each character has a story of their own and all the stories are strung together in one way or another. Jo Knowles definitely knows how to add depth to a novel. I highly recommend this book.

Walking Dead #137 (MR) - Image Comics

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I expected this to be more of a Maggie centered issue because of how the last one ended. However, the story line seems to still be mostly centered on Carl. I don’t mind; I just wanted more action. The last couple of issues have been kind of slow. Hopefully this is all leading up to a huge explosion.

The Haunted - Bentley Little

I must have read a different book than anyone who gave this book anything more than two stars (Even that rating is being extremely generous) because this book was shit. I wish I could give it zero stars. It wasn’t scary or have any kind of suspense. Haunted was an awful attempt at a novel.

After about 200 pages I started skimming and even skipping some passages. Trust me, you won’t miss anything important. The writing was so bleak and uninteresting. The author added flashbacks of the town, but even that didn’t add anything to story.

Every sex scene made me physically cringe-- they were so lame, awkward, and horribly written. I don’t understand why the author chose to write so many of them or why they were even necessary. ”Oh, I heard the basement door slam. No wait, let me suck my sleeping husband’s dick and masturbate until I fall asleep instead of checking on my children.”

 

I hated this book. 

0/5 STARS