Welcome to my second wrap-up post! Are these worth it? Do y’all like the super tiny reviews, not to be confused with my mini reviews, or my regular reviews?
WHAT I READ:
I Hope You Get This Message, by Farah Naz Rishi
I really thought I was going to like this one more, but it ended up at just about 3 stars for me. There were pieces that were interesting but ultimately I found the ending really dissatisfying.
Favorite nonsense excerpt from my notes: Uhh Adeem you never seen a tampon before?
Together We Caught Fire, by Eva V. Gibson
Favorite read of the month, though it was a close call! I just posted my review here, which took me forever to write because I loved the book so much I couldn’t figure out what to say.
Favorite nonsense excerpt from my notes: Homemade kombucha!
Break the Fall, by Jennifer Iacopelli
As a former gymnast myself, I loved this one. Not a lot to say right now, because I’m in the middle of writing a review. It’ll be up soon and you’ll see all my thoughts then!
Favorite nonsense excerpt from my notes: Teal everywhere I’m not crying you’re crying.
Fireborne, by Rosaria Munda
I liked this in the end, but it took me a long time to get through. I had to pause twice to read other books, which is not at all like me. I had heard such good things about it that I wanted to finish, and I’m not sorry I did. It ended well, but it took SO long to get to the bulk of the action that I don’t know if I’ll continue with the series.
Favorite nonsense excerpt from my notes: Man, Duck is a really nice guy.
Sick Kids In Love, by Hannah Moskowitz
Despite a title that leaves something to be desired, this one really hit home with me, since I’m also a girl living with an invisible illness and look fine 99% of the time. Review coming for this one soon as well.
Favorite nonsense excerpt from my notes: He does FRENCH BRAIDS?!
Throw Like a Girl, by Sarah Henning
There’s no way Liv would be recruited so easily to the football team and not a single guy on the team or opposing teams would say shit but WHO CARES this was still fairly delightful.
Favorite nonsense excerpt from my notes: *Spoiler*’s concussion is obviously going to be a thing, right?
Gravemaidens, by Kelly Coon
A lot different than I thought it would be, and the story is good, truly. But I figured out who was really doing everything from the jump, so all the red herrings and the entire second act were sort of a bore for me, as I waited for them to figure it out.
Favorite nonsense excerpt from my notes: GIRL, YOU IN DANGER TOO!
Call Down the Hawk, by Maggie Stiefvater
*whispers* don’t hate me I got to read a friend’s copy
IT’S AS AMAZING AS YOU THINK IT WILL BE I CAN SAY NOTHING ELSE
Favorite nonsense excerpt from my notes: I really wish I’d reread the Raven Cycle first (Let this be a lesson to the rest of you)
The Guinevere Deception, by Kiersten White
I am so disappointed in everyone who didn’t give this 5 stars on Goodreads, because this was amazing. I adored this Camelot retelling, and can’t wait for the next installment.
Favorite nonsense excerpt from my notes: I AM SHOOK!
When the Stars Lead to You, by Ronni Davis
This had a lot of excellent mental health rep that I was not at all expecting. I thought it was going to be a very light and fluffy beach read and it was not at all that.
Favorite nonsense excerpt from my notes: This is SUPER MELODRAMATIC but also bringing back every romantic feeling I ever had in HS and I’m almost crying
What I Like About You, by Marisa Kanter
I CAN’T BELIEVE I GOT TO TRADE FOR THIS BOOK AHHHH. Expect a full and long review to come, but here’s the gist: I loved every second of this love-triangle-with-two-people, book blogger, cupcake making, cover revealing, and talking about BookCon novel.
Favorite nonsense excerpt from my notes: Ollie=wise beyond his years, queen of queens
Yes No Maybe So, by Becky Albertalli & Aisha Saeed
Suuuper timely, way more about politics and way less about Jamie and Maya having to navigate their way through a cross-cultural romance because really that’s the least of their problems.
Favorite nonsense excerpt from my notes: The love for Target is fantastic.
TOTAL BOOKS READ: 12
TOTAL PAGES READ: 4,671
Alright, there you have it! Will I keep these up? Will they go the way of WWW Wednesday? WHO KNOWS??