The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight...
This was the cheesiest, cutest, happiest book I have read in my entire life. The title says it all, really. Hadley and Oliver fall in love at first sight. They meet in an airport where they are travelling to the same place in the same row. They are both travelling to events that neither of them want to go to, and they share a love of wit and sarcasm. There is naturally an instant connection...
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
There are so many feelings associated with these books. I had a hypothesis for what I thought would happen, and that’s not how events ended up playing out. At all. I cannot even begin to describe this book without spoiling all of it. [[MORE]] So basically I think she went overboard. It seemed like she was trying really hard to please the fandom. In the typical dystopian/paranormal love...
Also: The Mouse That Roared
So this one didn’t require much reviewing, but it was a hilarious satire mocking The Cold War. A very quick read, and definitely pretty eye-opening about the Cold War.
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote is a truly compelling read. It explored two different sides of the same story. It made me question everything I have ever believed about criminal justice and gave insights to the minds of the murderers. Capote starts out describing the Clutter family. They are celebrities of Holcomb, Kansas, and known for being social and kind people. He then switches sides to the...
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
There were so many girls in my class that had a bone to pick with this book but I liked it a lot. I thought it was a beautifully written story about human nature, a man that made a mistake, and there is a way to be good again. Amir made a mistake. He knew as it was happening that he made a mistake. Unfortunately it was one of those mistakes that changed his life in the most dramatic way...
The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson
I made myself wait three days to write this. I had to make my feelings simmer down first before I puked them out all over a blog post. So you my recall that I reviewed the first book in this series, The Name of the Star, a little over a year ago. I was impressed with the way the book terrified me and I loved the way that the supernatural twist wasn’t random: that it actually made sense. ...
Speaking From Among the Bones by Alan Bradley
If I ever reach a day where I grow tired of this man’s books, you may as well shoot me then to get it over with. I cannot even BEGIN to describe how much I love each of his books. He has created this amazing character, Flavia de Luce, that I can only DREAM of becoming. She is so wonderfully witty and sarcastic, and she possesses a level of cleverness I can only hope to achieve. For...
Shades of Earth by Beth Revis
THIS BOOK WAS weird. It’s like I read the first two books and never fully realized that they would actually make it this far but then they did and then I got thrown off. I felt like a lot happened in it and everything was very jumbled but I do think it tied everything together very nicely. If you want to know what the hell I’m talking about, you can check out my review to the...
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
I have never read anything like this. It was like watching somebody listen to an audiobook. But it was an audiobook that narrated how someone’s life fell to shambles. Clay Jensen is one of those ordinary people that lives an ordinary life and nothing out of the ordinary happens to him. But that’s up until he has the most unpleasant night of his life. One day he finds a box of...
I just finished school reading assignment called In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, and I’m not going to review it but I seriously recommend it to anyone that has any interest in the history of the Dominican dictator, Trujillo, or his overthrowing.
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
The idea for this book was SO GOOD. Writing a zombie story from the perspective of the zombie? THAT IS SO GENIUS. When I was reading it I kept trying to flip the sides, like see what it would have been like being narrated from the people side, and it got like 10000x scarier. R just wants to understand and be understood. He doesn’t really belong with his fellow zombies. Of course they...
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
I can see how JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis were friends. THIS IS A REVIEW BY SOMEONE THAT HAS NOT (YET) READ THE LORD OF THE RINGS I have been told that the contrast between The Hobbit and LotR is INSANE because The Hobbit really was written for children, and even though there are parts of it that are fucking creepy, The Lord of the Rings is much darker and more adult-centric. Alas. Earwax. ...
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin
I liked this. The title is also very clever. The main thing that I liked about it was that at first glance, it looked like a depressing teen drama, but the inside was actually a well-written novel that took very strange turns right when things look like they’re going to be okay. The book centers around Naomi Porter, who is said amnesiac. She was walking down the steps of her school one...
NO. (also known as: The Gemma Doyle Trilogy by...
rattlesfetish: I got into these books right from the start. I read A Great and Terrible Beauty on a car trip I had the misfortune to be on, but this was a beautiful (great) distraction from basically everything. After this, everything changed. It took me a couple of days to read Rebel Angels, because I read it after school started back up, and likewise for The Sweet Far Thing (rant will...
I am currently reading The Gemma Doyle Trilogy and...
Loving them so far!
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
I’m sure this is one of those books that once thought long and hard about teaches me an extremely valuable life lesson and that it’s a story that I will never forget because it is such a classic coming of age novel… But I’m pretty sure I will read it for school at some point in my high school career, so this review is going to be very narrow-minded and not deep in ANY...
Reached by Ally Condie
I have quite a bone to pick with these books. I’m not saying I hated them or anything, but there are a lit of aspects of the series that I would change. The first book, Matched, had so much momentum. This was an idea that Ally Condie could have grabbed and flown away with but things just went so… weird. The second book was quite a let down. It was like the longest walk ever and...
A Million Suns by Beth Revis
I’m hooked. I am SO hooked. I don’t know what happened while I was reading this one but something clicked and it was just sort of like “Oh… There you are. I’ve been looking for you forever.” You can tell that I thought that first one was pretty mediocre but Revis BROUGHT HER GAME while writing this novel. I am so impressed. Basically, Elder finds himself in...
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Of course the only reason I read this was because of the title. But whatever. The aforementioned title comes from the line of a Beatles song entitled “Across the Universe”. I’m glad that I was so attracted to this book. I enjoyed it a lot. It was one of those books where there’s a ton of action and mystery and you know exactly which character is going to die in the end...
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
When faced with the challenge of finding a world lit book, I was stumped. I never dreamed I would find a book as cultured and enjoyable as this after my Poisonwood Bible experience. Which is why I was pleasantly surprised to find this story eccentric and enthralling. This story is a written letter to His Excellency Wen Jiabao of China from Mr. Balram Halwai. It’s a little unclear as to...
I know I never review movies but I just have to put this out there. I didn’t have very much faith The Perks of being a Wallflower movie, but I was blown away. If given a boring afternoon, go see it. Whether you have read the book or not (although the book is a beauty) just go see it. It was amazing.
The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
Every year, a new Percy Jackson book comes out, and when I read it, and I am pretty much the happiest person alive. I’ve been reading these books year by year since I was in the 4th grade. I love them more than words can describe. In fact, when on a long car trip yesterday, I was explaining to my friend how everything in these books has a happy ending. Everything always turns out the way...
DON'T JUDGE ME
*grumbles* Nevermore by James Patterson. I honestly don’t know why I’m reviewing this on the internet for the world to see, especially after I went to great lengths simply to conceal the fact that I was even reading this book, but, alas. I have a moral obligation to review every book I read, now. That’s the curse of the blogger (time lord). So I read most of these books when...
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
FEELINGS. This is one of those books that’s told by a few different perspectives centered around one thing and you don’t realize how they connect until WHAM. You get slapped in the face with a plot twist. In my opinion those are some of the most fun books to read, because it’s always hard to guess what’s going to happen. As you can probably guess, this is a plot...
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
This is the last summer reading book I have for you. At long last. I think I will keep reviewing books that I read during the school year because after having to swallow those books whole and crack them open and have to write miles of paragraphs about them, I usually have some pretty interesting things to say about them. So Daughter of Smoke and Bone is about a girl with blue hair raised by...
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
I’m a book lover, right? Every book I read usually has some aspect that I at least appreciate or like or at least look forward to. I don’t know if it’s the fact that this was summer reading or what but I hated this book. It’s the sort of book that is a required taste. I thought that maybe I was the only one in my class that strongly disliked this book with a lot of...
I feel obligated to review The Poisonwood Bible even though it’s summer reading because I reviewed The Shadow of the Wind. So expect an update from me in the next couple days.
Fear by Michael Grant
I don’t know what it is about these books, but I am obsessed with them. It must be my morbid interest in all things dark and creepy, because if these books are anything, they’re dark and creepy. I reviewed the first book a while back because I decided to reread the series and with a mild setback concerning summer reading, I managed to reread the series and get on to fear. (May I...
Au Revoir, Artemis.
chonklatime reblogged your post: Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian Sigh… The eighth book is sitting on my desk, staring me in the face, but I can’t quite bring myself to pick it up and… *sigh* I know. As I just told another person that read my review is that my finishing of this book actually marked the end of my childhood. I was even reading it in a How to Drive class. It was almost...
theelvishkilljoy reblogged your post: Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian this. Also, OMG, YOU’VE READ EYES LIKE STARS? Can we be friends, like forever? Part…me… EVERYTHING YOU JUST SAID IS ME. I am completely the type of person to get a book the day it comes out, so excited for the release date, and then sit around staring at it for days because once I’m done I know how sad...
Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian
This book actually symbolized the ending of my childhood. When I first read the Artemis Fowl books many years ago, I was convinced that I had found my books. It felt as though all my life my sole purpose was to read those books. It was as if they had been waiting for me. So you can probably say that I strongly recommend them. Artemis Fowl, Harry Potter, and Percy Jackson were the shapers of my...
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Although summer reading usually begins as a chore, reading The Shadow of the Wind was nothing less than an adventure. After a baffling first couple hundred pages I came to the conclusion that the plot was significantly more complicated than it appeared, a notion that proved to be correct after finishing the novel. I like to think of it as “Windception”, there are so many hidden...
Sorry for the delay. I’ve been working on my summer reading.
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris...
As usual in my reviews, I try not to give away too much plot, but I know this book is well sought-after so if you don’t want ANY spoilers then don’t read under the cut. If you want a relatively non-spoilery opinion of the novel, please read on. [[MORE]] This book was all kinds of precious. Given that its target age group is 8-12 I thought it was about as adorable as a book could...
Next review: Chris Colfer’s The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell
Hey everybody! I’ve decided that since I’ve already read and am breezing through the Gone series, that I am not going to review all of them. However, I will be reviewing Fear, because that is the one I haven’t read yet. Also soon, expect a review of Chris Colfer’s The Land of Stories. Okay? okay.
Just got a crate of the Breathless Reads books! WAHHOOOOO
Reread: Gone by Michael Grant
As far as covers go, this one is probably ranked at the bottom of my nonexistent “favorite covers” list. It violates one of my number one rules about judging books by their covers, which is if you can see a character’s WHOLE FACE, then it leaves little up to the imagination of the reader. This does not apply to one of my favorite books of all time, Leviathan by Scott...
Sorry for the lack of updates, I am currently drowning in exams right now. However expect many updates after this friday.
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
I’m upset I didn’t get this review out sooner, but no matter. The show must go on. I feel like the past two books in this series have been wholly unnecessary. The first 3 books were great and followed an amazing story line, and these just aren’t quite as amazing as those first 3 were. Anyway, the plot followed the idea that Jace and Sebastian had a sort of a super bond and...
that awkward moment when the sales rep of the publisher of the book you want sends the wrong book.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
So I started this book at about 4:30 this afternoon (or yesterday afternoon…?) and one singing debut and a movie later I wound up reading it, and now it’s 3 in the morning. I apologize if this review ends up being rather incoherent. It’s the exhaustion talking. So I have a lot of friends that read this book, and now I see why. The author/Charlie uses such amazing language and...
lazyidiot asked: Hey, Tatters, I found you! Want to review the Adoration of Jenna Fox? Pretty please?
Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund
For a book that used up practically all of its cover space to exclaim how much of a moving sci-fi romance this story was, there wasn’t very much, well… romance. Let me elaborate. The story starts with a mysterious girl and a mysterious boy that obviously have no connection whatsoever and will clearly not form a bond or a close give-and-take friendship in the character-development...
It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
It’s Kind of a Funny Story isn’t really a title I would choose to go with for this book. It’s not that it isn’t, you know… kind of a funny story, it’s just that it didn’t seem very relevant to the book. What I loved most about this story was how relateable it was, especially to myself. The protagonist of the story is Craig Gilner, a freshman in high...
Confessions of an Artemis Fowl fan →
tat5: Well. So I have been rereading my favorite childhood books recently, and in case you haven’t inferred this already, those were Artemis Fowl. Yes, I am an Artemis Fowl fanatic and obsesser, and I have been for more than 5 years. One of the things I noticed that I never liked, even as a 10 year…
Legend by Marie Lu
Holy crap, this book was delicious. I can honestly say I had trouble putting it down. I started it yesterday afternoon and finished it late at night (or early in the morning, depending on how you look at it), and instantlywished I hadn’t finished it so fast. I will say, I knew exactly what would happen by the third chapter, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t love it. It combines...
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate...
This isn’t a review, this is a strong recommendation. I read this book for the first time when I was in second grade, and it was the first book that ever made me cry. I’m not going to tell you anything about it, just that you can finish it in under two hours, and you will love it and cherish it. You will also cry. It is the most beautiful story I have ever read and I strongly...
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by...
This book was the complete opposite of what I expected! I am going to tell you exactly what I expected out of this book, and I hope that you don’t judge me. I thought that the main character, after witnessing his grandfather’s death, would go to the island where his grandfather grew up (which is what actually happens) and explore around for a while, and figure out that the home was...