Okay. I know I posted this as my anticipated book of April but seriously.. I wasn’t expecting this. Not at all. My heart is exploding right now and I don’t know how I’m going to write this review. But I have to. I know I do.
First of all the summary is: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.
With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.
This was one mind blowing book. Like seriously. I didn’t know what I was expecting when I started reading it.
I loved how Simon was a really realistic, like almost as real as real character. Even though I was a bit curious as to who Blue was I didn’t see this as a mystery novel. I loved how the book mentioned that white shouldn’t be default. This I feel is a must read for every teenager out there.
I loved the romance in this novel, and most of the time I don’t pay attention to the romance part in books but this one seriously made me fall in love with not just the story but how Simon fell in love as the story went on.
I really loved the author’s writing and I can’t wait to read more of her books!
My rating: 5 stars
Vanished by E.E. Cooper
First of all that cover…! It looked really intriguing when I saw the cover almost about a year ago and when I read the plot I knew I had to have it!
The plot goes like this: Gone Girl meets Pretty Little Liars in this fast-paced psychological thriller full of delicious twists and turns.
Friendship. Obsession. Deception. Love.
Kalah knows better than to fall for Beth Taylor . . . but that doesn’t stop her from falling hard and falling fast, heart first into a sea of complications.
Then Beth vanishes. She skips town on her eighteenth birthday, leaving behind a flurry of rumors and a string of broken hearts. Not even Beth’s best friend, Britney, knows where she went. Beth didn’t even tell Kalah good-bye.
One of the rumors links Beth to Britney’s boyfriend, and Kalah doesn’t want to believe the betrayal. But Brit clearly believes it—and before Kalah can sort out the truth, Britney is dead.
When Beth finally reaches out to Kalah in the wake of Brit’s suicide, Kalah wants to trust what Beth tells her. But she’s swiftly realizing that nothing here is as it seems. Kalah’s caught in the middle of a deadly psychological game, and only she can untangle the deceptions and lies to reveal the unthinkable truth.
See? Who wouldn’t want to read that? I’m stoked!! Can’t wait to get my hands on it soon!!
I just finished reading this and I wanted to write the review while it’s still fresh in my brain.
So the summary goes like this: Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell forged permission slips and cover stories to his classmates, it sounds like a good way to make a little money and liven up a boring senior year. With the help of his friends Preston and Parvati, Max starts Liars, Inc. Suddenly everybody needs something and the cash starts pouring in. Who knew lying could be so lucrative?
When Preston wants his own cover story to go visit a girl he met online, Max doesn’t think twice about hooking him up. Until Preston never comes home. Then the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead the cops to Preston’s body. Terrifying clues that point to Max as the murderer.
Can Max find the real killer before he goes to prison for a crime he didn’t commit? In a story that Kirkus Reviews called “Captivating to the very end,” Paula Stokes starts with one single white lie and weaves a twisted tale that will have readers guessing until the explosive final chapters.
When the author says its twisted it’s really truly twisted. I loved almost every aspect of the story and it got better as I kept reading. Max grows and develops in the story and the author wrote a very well written story of not only about the mystery but also about family, love and trust.
What I loved most was how the story was connected with each other in a way that was almost as good as a movie well acted.
I would recommend this book to people who love a really good and well written story.
My rating: 5 stars
The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige
Okay so I finally read the second book in the series and OH MY GAWD!!!!
I don’t know how I’m going to put my feelings into words but I’ll try.
The summary goes like this:
In this dark, high-octane sequel to the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die, Amy Gumm must do everything in her power to kill Dorothy and free Oz.
To make Oz a free land again, Amy Gumm was given a mission: remove the Tin Woodman’s heart, steal the Scarecrow’s brain, take the Lion’s courage, and then Dorothy must die….
But Dorothy still lives. Now the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked has vanished, and mysterious Princess Ozma might be Amy’s only ally. As Amy learns the truth about her mission, she realizes that she’s only just scratched the surface of Oz’s past—and that Kansas, the home she couldn’t wait to leave behind, may also be in danger. In a place where the line between good and evil shifts with just a strong gust of wind, who can Amy trust—and who is really Wicked?
The main character Amy Gunn was tasked to collect three items: the Tin Woodman’s heart, the Scarecrow’s brain and the Lion’s courage to kill Dorothy. And as she goes on her journey and getting closer to killing Dorothy, she meets new characters on the way and we also learn and old character’s backstory.
The first book was just an introduction compared to this book and I think the third book will be the most shocking.
The author really put a really dirty twist on the original The Wizard of Oz and I’m really loving it. Once all three books come out I would love to have the collection on my shelf!