35429999Author: Carlie Sorosiak

Title: Wild blue wonder

Publisher + date: June 26th 2018 by HarperTeen

Rating: ★★★★

Genre: YA, Romance, contemporary

Review copy provided by HarperTeen in exchange for a honest review, thank you

Scary things and amazing things coexist.
The world is full of wildness and wonder. And a lot of it is good.

Synopsis

There are two monsters in this story. One of them is me.

Ask anyone in Winship, Maine, and they’ll tell you the summer camp Quinn’s family owns is a magical place. Paper wishes hang from the ceiling. Blueberries grow in the dead of winter. According to local legend, a sea monster even lurks off the coast. Mostly, there’s just a feeling that something extraordinary could happen there.

Like Quinn falling in love with her best friend, Dylan.

After the accident, the magic drained from Quinn’s life. Now Dylan is gone, the camp is a lonely place, and Quinn knows it’s her fault.

But the new boy in town, Alexander, doesn’t see her as the monster she believes herself to be. As Quinn lets herself open up again, she begins to understand the truth about love, loss, and monsters—real and imagined.

What I think of it

This book absolutely broke my heart in a million pieces.

Quinn lost her best friend Dylan last year due to a tragic accident and blames herself for what happened. As much as she’s hurting she decides to fix the boat that was at the accident, which helps her heal. She meets someone new and has to face the monster she thinks she has become ever since the accident.

I really loved the chapters where you go back a year ago to the summer where Dylan was still alive, it felt really personal.
The fact that Quinn is quite an original character (she loves marine biology for example) made it even better.

Wild blue wonder
 shows what it is like to lose a close friend and how hard it is to cope when that person is gone.

This is a great book, so if you love emotional contemporary stories that will rip your heart apart, please pick this up. It’s so worth it


Céline. ❤

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35608668Author: Emily Barr

Title: The truth and lies of Ella Black

Publisher + date: January 11th 2018 by Penguin

Rating: ★

Genre: YA

Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a honest review, thank you!

Synopsis

Ella Black seems to live the life most other seventeen-year-olds would kill for . . .

Until one day, telling her nothing, her parents whisk her off to Rio de Janeiro. Determined to find out why, Ella takes her chance and searches through their things.

And realises her life has been a lie.

Her mother and father aren’t hers at all. Unable to comprehend the truth, Ella runs away, to the one place they’ll never think to look – the favelas.

But there she learns a terrible secret – the truth about her real parents and their past. And the truth about a mother, desperate for a daughter taken from her seventeen years ago

What I think of it

Normally when I get an ARC I always finish the book no matter how bad it is, but this time I just couldn’t finish it. It’s written very poorly which made me laugh sometimes, yes it’s THAT bad.

In the book we follow Ella Black, which is in my opinion the biggest bitch and ungrateful piece of .. I ever met (I’m not even sorry). She thinks the world turns around her and actually wants her parents to get divorced, with no solid reason why whatsoever.

For some reason the author decided that having a mental illness is a good excuse for animal abuse. Yes you have read this right, at some point Ella ends up killing a bird with a hammer, like?? At this point I just felt anger and disappointment that an author actually thought this would be a good idea to put in a young adults book without any warning whatsoever. I just decided to stop reading.

It upsets me because it doesn’t only puts people with a mental illness in a bad light but also people who are adopted.

I have read The one memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr which was so much better but after this book I refuse to read a book of her ever again.


Céline. ❤

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33631747Title: Broken Wishbones and Empty Spaces

Author: Pyrokardia

Publisher + date: January 22nd 2017 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Rating: ★

Genre: poetry

 

 

“We fell
into the book of love
stumbling through the pages
filling up the paragraphs
creating new chapters
right till the very last page
where we fell
out of the book
breaking into pieces
as we fell apart.”

Synopsis

This book is not for healing,
it is a shelter for your breaking
you will leave
but you’ll leave whole.

This prolific collection of poems; “Broken Wishbones & Empty Spaces” explains what it means to be broken, how it feels to be broken, and how it feels to thirst for love while being broken. It is a book that understands and justifies the melancholy in love. Yet amidst this hurt, it still acknowledges love as a good thing, if only we could find it, give it, and take it the right way.

“Broken Wishbones & Empty Spaces” heals a reader simply by acknowledgment. It skillfully teaches how to gracefully bear love’s forlorn.

Pyrokardia’s second collection of poetry couldn’t have been written in a better way and it is a perfect comrade and companion to his first collection titled “A Beautiful Mess”.

What I think of it

I heard so many good things about this book, so many people promoting it on social media so when I saw it on amazon kindle in sale I immediately bought it and started to read.. and I was immediately disappointed.

This book seems like it was written by a 12 year old having her first broken heart and is feeling like the whole world is against her.. This is probably a very unpopular opinion but I really can’t wrap my head around the fact that this book gets so many high ratings..

I know this was personal feelings and thoughts but this isn’t poetry, this doesn’t deserve to be next to great poetry books.. Unfortunately we can’t all be poets nor can we all be writers.

To be completely honest I did finish the book as I was hoping it would get better at some point but it didn’t.. So I cancelled my order and asked my money back.


Céline. ❤

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