These Broken Stars has all the ingredients that would usually blow me away and name it an all-time favorite. While I still did love it, I’m not quite over the moon because, yes, once again, the hype train is rolling along. This was one of the most hyped books of 2013, and while I suppose the hype was deserved, it’s hard for any book to live up to the high expectations that result. For me, however, it was the reading experience itself that was encumbered.
Tag: hate-to-love romance
Kasie West does it again! Oh my god, guys, I am so happy. I want to dance around and throw confetti in the air, because obviously I’ve officially found my author soul mate. This is Kasie’s third book, and just like the other two, it gets 5 stars from me. I mean, there’s auto-buy authors, and then there’s please-can-I-stalk-you-and-maybe-marry-you authors, and that’s kind of what Kasie West is becoming to me. *cough* Okay. Calm down, Debby. Cool it.
I don’t even really know where to begin with this. Honestly. I’ve been pretty much staring at a blinking cursor for 45 minutes. This is my favorite shoujo manga and it gives me all the feels in the world ever ever everrrr and how do you convey that well to other people?? Agh. Reviewing is hard. *pouts* Maid-sama! is the story of Misaki, a hardworking, over-achieving student. She serves as the student council president, where she tries to help transform her high school, which was previously an all boys’ school, into a girl-friendly environment. Fighting for the rights and safety of women, HELL YEAH. Meanwhile, […]
Cruel Beauty absolutely blew me away. So much so that roughly a week later, I’m still too speechless to write a review. I don’t know how to talk about this book without gushing. How to express in words just how much I loved it. But here we go. I will make a valiant effort. That promo comparison “Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast”? Yeah, forget that. That’s not going to work for this book. If anything, it’s Greek mythology meets Beauty and the Beast. Though I have not yet read Graceling, I feel like many other readers were kind of deceived with the comparison. This […]
When I went to London, I was extremely excited to explore the bookstores there. I *may* have created a list beforehand of books I wished most to pick up there. See, I wanted my London book haul to be special, so I wanted to pick up books that were either (a) a UK edition I preferred over the US edition, (b) written by a British author, or (c) set in London/England. When I stood in the bookstores with my list in hand, I quickly realized there was one book I wanted above all others: Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill. And it was nowhere to […]
I’m pretty sure we all know the quote, “We read to know we are not alone,” by C.S. Lewis. That sums up what this book means to me. This book is the closest that has ever come to being a reflection of me and my life up to now. It is so relatable, and when I find books like that, I start crying. Needless to say, this book is an all-time favorite for me – one of the most special books I have ever read. However, not everyone will have that reaction to this book. So I’m going to try to point out the merits […]
The Burning Sky is one of those books with a premise and a cover that pretty much had me salivating. It sounded perfect for me. It hit all the right notes. And while I recognized many points on which the book could have been better, this was such an engaging and absorbing read that I loved it all the same. Let’s get the elephant out of the room: the romance. It is… amazing. Irresistible. Addicting. Iolanthe and Titus have a chemistry that drips off the page. It didn’t take long at all for me to be head over heels for them. It was just the right […]
Every once in a while, a book comes along with a synopsis and a cover which convince you, no matter what, you will love that book. You don’t need to read any reviews or reactions, you just know. It doesn’t happen too often. I believe the last time I had it, it was with Stormdancer. But then, along came All Our Yesterdays. I just knew it. However, with previous reads that I had high hopes for ultimately letting me down, I was still nervous about it. But that was unwarranted for All Our Yesterdays. Make no mistake, I love this book. I’m kind of in […]