Hi! I’ve read so many good books lately, and some… Not as great books, that I wanted to review all of them at once. So here are some short & sweet book reviews, all keeping to one or two sentences. Like if you enjoyed this format and want to see a post like this again!
Fingersmith, by Sarah Waters
This thrilling and tightly woven book is set in Victorian England, centering around a girl growing up amongst criminals and a girl with a fortune, and is basically what would happen if Charles Dickens wrote about lesbians.
The layered characters and intriguing plot make for an entertaining- and really hard to put down- historical novel.
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Nothing by Janne Teller explores questions of meaning in the story that shows how horrible seventh graders can be. This is one of the strangest books I’ve ever read, but it feels terrifyingly realistic.
Nothing matters. I have known that for a long time. So nothing is worth doing.
I just realized that.
Pretty fun, right?
Continue reading “Why You Should Read 226 Pages of Nothing”
Hi, and happy almost Valentine’s Day! Congratulations to every couple, and to those staying home reading like me, well here are-
9 Valentine’s Day Reads for when you’re happy, sad, or lovesick:
This story within a book by Rainbow Rowell is a cute, classic take on first loves, fanfiction, and college. Any Harry Potter fan should read it for the Harry Potter references and throwbacks. The plot centers around a shy college freshman named Cath, who is an avid Baz and Simon shipper, an identical twin, and about to fall in love.
Why I love you- The light tone and the two love stories.
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“I feel like a rock being skipped through the ocean—pain, relief, pain again, relief again, eventually destined to sink.”
I was really disappointed by History Is All You Left Me. I had been so excited for it, by the author of one of my favorite books- More Happy Than Not. But it was depressing, angsty, and overly confusing. The premise is that Griffin’s ex boyfriend, Theo, dies in an accident. He’s shocked, and this book is about him trying to come to terms with it.
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“All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others“
This George Orwell classic left me speechless. Its about a group of animals who decide to take over a farm and kick their human owners out. But the pigs take control, and the result is bloody and tyrannical. This book is a sly satire of the Russian Revolution, and many events in the book can be traced back to things that really happened. For example, one of the pigs is based on Joseph Stalin.
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Ash, by Malinda Lo
“With her heart hammering in her throat, Ash asked, ‘Will you do me the honor of dancing with me?’”
What if Cinderella fell in love with a fairy and drifted away from life? Trying to escape from her evil stepmother in this retold Cinderella story, the main character, Ash, just wants to see her mother again. But seeing her mother means never seeing the earth again, and Ash is faced with a life-changing choice. Because there’s no coming back from the fairy world.
Ash, by Malinda Lo, is a story of growing up, finding yourself, and making a choice, between fairy tales and true love. Between a dark and dangerous fairy, and life. This book is about a young girl growing up through sadness and misery, and how at night she dreams of another world. Ash is fantasy, perfect for fairy tale lovers, or anyone who wants a fresh look at the Cinderella story. Continue reading “Cinderella; retold”