The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

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I…I’m sorry. For the incredibly, really, really low rating for this book. Well, okay. It isn’t that low because I decided to be generous enough and bump a star up. And, in my defense, it’s not my fault that the cover was so enticing. And pretty. And – well. Yeah. It really isn’t my fault that I tried to submerge my doubts by convincing myself that the cover alone was incentive enough to read the dang book.

See, from seeing so many praising reviews and excitement for this book, I just had to join in on the wagon. I guess I’m going to be contradicting myself a bit by saying that it might have been my fault for falling for an over-hyped book. Because that’s exactly what this is – an over-hyped book. Continue reading

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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Actual rating: 4.5

I recently started this series early in October and I have one thing to say:

Why did I not start this series earlier?

Because, in truth, I brushed this off as just another hyped up book with too many good praises. I’ve been seeing this book in almost every shelf since middle school, for Pete’s sake. But then I looked at that cover over and over (with a lot of uncanny wistfulness, mind you) and decided to just go with it.

Because, you know. Gorgeous cover = me likey. Continue reading

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

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So, since this is my first blog post in regards of actual books, I figured why not talk about one of my most recent favorites?

One of those recent favorites being Finding Audrey, of course. I haven’t read any of the author’s other books, but man does she have an amazing style. And by amazing, I’m talking about having a quirky and vivid way of writing from a teenage girl’s point of view. Not only that, but she includes hilarious situations about Audrey’s dysfunctional family and a lovable can-i-squeeze-him-please-and-call-him-mine love interest.

Basically, the story is about a girl named Audrey who suffers from Continue reading