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January 2019 wrap up

The first month of the year was a good success in terms of reading. I read a total of 6 books and here they are. 1 "The Great Gatsby" ~f. scott fitzgerald 4 STARS things i liked: the setting, the twisted characters, the writing, the ending things i didn't like: the pacing, some of the … Continue reading January 2019 wrap up

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“Broken Things” / book review

We thought it was just a story ... until it came true."broken things" ~lauren oliver TITLE: Broken Things AUTHOR: Lauren Oliver GENRE: Mystery SYNOPSIS: It’s been five years since Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods.  Everyone thinks Mia and Brynn killed their best friend. That driven by their obsession with a novel called The … Continue reading “Broken Things” / book review

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“Lifelik3” / book review

Your Body is not your ownYour Mind is not your ownYour Life is not your own~lifelik3 / jay kristoff AUTHOR: Jay Kristoff TITLE: Lifelik3 SERIES: Lifelik3 trilogy #1 GENRE: Sci-Fi SYNOPSIS: On a floating junkyard beneath a radiation sky, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap. Eve isn’t looking for secrets—she’s too busy looking … Continue reading “Lifelik3” / book review

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“The Raven Boys” / book review

The Trees speak Latin~the raven boys / maggie stiefvater TITLE: The Raven Boys AUTHOR: Maggie Stiefvater SERIES: The Raven Cycle #1 GENRE: paranormal / magical realism SYNOPSIS: It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive. Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue … Continue reading “The Raven Boys” / book review

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“Station Eleven” / book review

TITLE: Station Eleven AUTHOR: Emily St. John Mandel GENRE: Dystopian / End Of The World SYNOPSIS: An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, … Continue reading “Station Eleven” / book review

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“The Great Gatsby” / book review

Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages you've had.~f. scott fitzgerald TITLE: The Great Gatsby AUTHOR: F. Scott Fitzgerald GENRE: Classic SYNOPSIS: The story is of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his new love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties … Continue reading “The Great Gatsby” / book review

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“Animal Farm” / book review

ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL. BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS.~animal farm/ george orwell TITLE: animal farm AUTHOR: george orwell GENRE: classic SYNOPSIS: A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage … Continue reading “Animal Farm” / book review

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“A Christmas Carol” / book review

TITLE: a christmas charol AUTHOR: charles dickens GENRE: classic/christmas tale SYNOPSIS: Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas. It's all humbug to him. But will he change his ways after a series of ghostly visits one Christmas Eve? MY RATING: 4 stars MY THOUGHTS: I think by now we all know the classic tale of Ebeneezer Scrooge and … Continue reading “A Christmas Carol” / book review

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“The Afterlife of Holly Chase”/ spoiler free review

TITLE: the afterlife of holly chase AUTHOR: cynthia hand GENRE: contemporary/classic retelling/ christmas story PUBLISHER: harper teen SYNOPSIS: On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three Ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways She didn’t. And then she died. Now she’s stuck … Continue reading “The Afterlife of Holly Chase”/ spoiler free review