young adult

August Wrap-Up

Okay okay, I know I missed the past two months for wrap-up’s, but hey, I’m here again now and that’s all that matters, right? Right…? Lol.

I feel like we (meaning us bookworms who do monthly wrap-up’s) say this all the time, but wow! Another month gone by! Phew. I’m not complaining though, now that we’re finally transitioning out of Summer and into Fall, my favourite season! Before I end up rambling on about my excitement for Fall, let’s just get to the wrap-up part. I’ve had such an amazing reading month this August and I couldn’t be happier about it! I read a total of 10 books. I read 4 physical books, and 6 ebooks. Let’s start with the physical books. (more…)

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Review: The Leaving by Tara Altebrando

The Leaving by Tara Altebrando

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My Rating: ★★★★★

My Review/thoughts:

Eleven years ago, six kindergarteners mysteriously went missing. But now all of them except one are back. The five kids—now all 16 years old— who did find their way back home after all those years…seem to be perfectly fine. And none of them can remember anything that happened to them for the past eleven years. What happened to these children the last decade? Why did only five of them come back? What will happen now to their families that tried so hard to move on from something so tragic? The Leaving is one of those books that you just need to go into blindly. The less about the premise you know, the better reading experience you will have. Trust me. (more…)

Review: Our Demons, Best Friends by Diana T. Scott

Our Demons, Best Friends (Half of Me) by Diana T. Scott

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My Rating: ★★★★☆

My Review/thoughts:

Meet Ava: she’s got a painful past which she carries with her—silently—everywhere she goes. And then meet Sebastian: he’s also got a past, except he carries his like a lead armour, out in the open for everyone to see without any care for what others might be saying or thinking about him. Ava and Sebastian, both with their own baggage and demons to carry around, crosses path during their medical residency. We all know that deep down we all carry our own personal demons. It’s all in how well they play with each other. (more…)

Review: Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts by Esta Spalding

Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts by Esta Spalding

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My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.5/5)

My Review/thoughts:

The Fitzgerald-Trouts are four loosely related children with two different mothers and two different fathers. Their family tree will have you wanting to draw a diagram to try to figure out and understand just how these children are related. Not only is their family tree complicated, their situation as a whole is even more mind boggling. Set in a lush tropical island, the Fitzgerald-Trouts were abandoned by all four parents to mostly fend for their own selves with only a car to call their “home.” Throughout the entire book, (more…)

Review: Boy Band by Jacqueline E. Smith

 

Boy Band by Jacqueline E. Smith

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Synopsis from Goodreads:

Sam Morneau is Melissa Parker’s best friend. He’s also a member of The Kind of September, basically the hottest boy band on the planet.

After two and a half years, Mel is all too familiar with the day-to-day occurrences that come with being a member of the band’s inner circle,

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Review: Crank by Ellen Hopkins

Crank by Ellen Hopkins

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My Rating: ★★★★★

My Review/thoughts:

The
Screaming
flashed me back to a time
when Mom and Dad were still together
if you could call
miles apart together.

Having divorced parents and knowing firsthand what it’s like to have to deal with the constant bickering, words thrown at each other back and forth between two people you love, this verse struck very close to home. I was pulled right in. (more…)