Every Tuesday I’ll be discussing a random book of my Goodreads TBR list. I’ll post the synopsis and why I’ve added it on my list. The real question is, should I read it or just let it go?


35504431Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. In his long-awaited return. (Source)

 


I’ve put this book in my TBR list as a was a huge fan of The fault in our stars (like most people I guess), I tried John Green’s other books but none spoke to me as much as TFIOS (Looking far Alaska was one of the worst books I have ever read to be honest..) Another reason why I’ve put this book on my TBR is because it handles mental illnesses such as OCD and anxiety and I feel like more books need to handle mental illnesses.

So, did you like it? Should I keep this in my TBR or just get rid of it?


Céline. ❤

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34227670Title: A taxonomy of love

Author: Rachael Allen

Publisher + date: January 9th 2018 by Amulet Books

Rating: ★★★

Genre: YA, Romance

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

If it’s a matter of us versus them, I always want to be on the side of people who choose kindness over hate.

Synopsis

The moment Spencer meets Hope the summer before seventh grade, it’s . . . something at first sight. He knows she’s special, possibly even magical. The pair become fast friends, climbing trees and planning world travels. After years of being outshone by his older brother and teased because of his Tourette syndrome, Spencer finally feels like he belongs. But as Hope and Spencer get older and life gets messier, the clear label of “friend” gets messier, too.

Through sibling feuds and family tragedies, new relationships and broken hearts, the two grow together and apart, and Spencer, an aspiring scientist, tries to map it all out using his trusty system of taxonomy. He wants to identify and classify their relationship, but in the end, he finds that life doesn’t always fit into easy-to-manage boxes, and it’s this messy complexity that makes life so rich and beautiful.

What I think of it

If I had read this book at the age of 16 I would have probably liked it more, it was very cute and everything but I can’t get rid of the feeling it’s ‘yet another typical YA romance book’ which is why I only gave it 3 stars.

The only difference from others was the fact that the main character has Tourette syndrome, which made me want to finish this book. I’m glad this subject gets discussed in this book as not many youngsters know what Tourette syndrome actually is and I hope with reading this book people will get a better look on it.

The story in general is very cute and so are the characters. It’s nice to see how the characters develop throughout the story and how romance comes out of it all, but like I said it’s a typical cute YA story, perfect if you want to read something light.


Céline. ❤

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Lots of Harry Potter news!!

This month we were quite lucky to get some new updates about the world of Harry Potter, I decided to make a list of all!

  • Fantastic Beasts and where to find them Illustrated edition

    I kinda screamed a bit when I saw the most beautiful cover for this book, I honestly think this will be one of the most beautiful illustrated editions ever. The artwork is made by Olivia Lomenech Gill. This beautiful edition of Fantastic beasts will be released on 7 November 2017 published by Bloomsbury.
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  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Illustrated edition) has been brought to life in kindle form!

    On 5 September this amazing kindle edition will be released and I’m honestly really fricking excited about this because.. This edition will actually make the illustrations.. MOVE! Yes you have read this well, it will actually move just like the newspapers in the books/films (weren’t we all jealous about this) so we will get a bit of the wizarding reading experience too (screams). Note that you need kindle motion for this it’s compatible on Fire tablets and the free Kindle app for iOS and Android.

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  • 2 new books about the world of Harry Potter

    We are getting blessed with 2 (!) new books about the world of Harry Potter later this year, in October. I say the world of Harry Potter as it’s not about Harry himself. First of all, we are getting ‘Harry Potter: A history of magic’ it “promises to take readers on a fascinating journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – from Alchemy and Potions classes through to Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures.” This book was mentioned several times in the books
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    BUT we are also very lucky to get ‘Harry Potter: A Journey Through the History of Magic’ which is “packed with unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, magical illustrations from Jim Kay and weird, wonderful and inspiring artifacts that have been magically released from the archives at the British Library.”
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    Also to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series J.K Rowling announced there will be a Harry Potter exhibit about the history of magic which will be featured at the British library (20 October 2017 – 28 February 2018) you can get tickets HERE be quick tickets are selling quickly!!


Céline. ❤

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