Saturday, November 1, 2014

October Wrap Up

This month was a pretty good month for my reading, even though I felt like I wasn't reading half as much. Anyways, I read 13 books, and let's start on my wrap up :)

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour: This book, I really liked. The movie aspect was awesome and fascinating, since I didn't really know anything about it. The way the LGBT-ness of the main character isn't a big deal was such a breath of fresh air. Emi was so confident in her sexual orientation and that it was just a part of her. 5 stars

Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan: Required reading. 2 stars

The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare & Holly Black: I have mixed feelings about this book, I nearly hated the first half because of how slow it is, but the last few chapters were pretty awesome. That revelation blew my mind, and I'm excited to see where this series is going. 4 stars

The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan: I'm not going to say much because I have a book review for this, but to tell you briefly, this book was awesome. I cried. Actually cried over the loss of a very important series to me. Here's my book review, if you want to check it out. 5 stars

Kim/Kimi by Irwin Hadley: Required reading. 1 star

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma: This was an... interesting take on a taboo topic -incest. It described the unfairness of the world perfectly. And that ending... I should have seen it coming... 4 stars

Greenwitch by Susan Cooper: Required reading. 2 stars

Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen: Required reading. It was actually really fun to get to read a book with my classmates in class and see them (who never liked reading) get excited over this book. 3 stars

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson: I'll Give You the Sun is incredible and touching and I can go on and on. It had serious issues that was woven with the duo timelines beautifully and ended on such a hopeful note. The characters were so quirky and to see how art has impacted them and the way they think is gorgeous. Highly recommended, 5 stars

Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson: This book made me happy. It was really cute and realistic. It was though, a bit disappointed because everybody seemed to love it so much. I was expecting something more exciting, since it's such a long book for a contemporary. I also felt like the ending was cut short, and a few problems were left unresolved. I found myself laughing and smiling a few times. I'd recommend it, buy just be aware that it's a bit slow. 4 stars

The Double Life of Pocahontas by Jean Fritz: Required reading. 2 stars

The Young Elites by Marie Lu: This book was very enjoyable. The big thing that happened at the near end of the book I really didn't see coming. Adelina was not your usual protagonist, there is this darkness inside her that makes her dangerous, and it's intriguing. Marie Lu is a very talented action writer, but word-building is not her best suit. 4 stars

My True Love Gave Me: Twelve Holiday by a lot of different authors that I'm not going to name: My feelings are mixed for this one. Some of them, I skipped, but the others I loved. My favorite ones were the Stephanie Perkins, Kiersten White, Gayle Forman and David Leviathan ones. They made me so happy, but the others were really dull. 3 stars

And that's my wrap-up for this month. My favorite this month was I'll Give You the Sun. What are some of your favorites this month?

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