The Lucky Ones by Tiffany Reisz is weird in a way that makes you unable to look away, it draws you in and before you know it you’ve devoured this dark tale in one sitting. With definite “Flowers in the Attic” vibes this book will grab you from page one and make you question what is right and what is wrong all the way until the very end. I rate this unique story 3.5/5 stars!
I have always been a bit hesitant to get into an epic fantasy, whether its because the books are so big, the story a little too involved, who knows. But I finally picked up The Final Empire, book one in the Mistborn series, and gave it a go and by golly I am so happy I am finally reading this series. Long and a bit slow at times, the writing and world more than make up for any slow moments, and the characters are all simply amazing. 4.5 stars from me!
This book, wow, I finished over a week ago and yet I couldn’t get myself to write a review right away. It still brings tears to my eyes and tugs on my heartstrings. I almost don’t know how to review this because any review I write will be insufficient. This story is powerful, emotional, and important. Characters written only the way Backman can write them, a story line that draws you in slowly and impacts you for long after, and an author that is nothing short of inspiring. Another favorite book has been added to my shelf, 5 whole beautiful stars.
“You might be playing with bears. But that doesn’t mean you have to forget that you are a lion.”
Tom Malmquist writes a heartbreaking fictional story based on what he experienced in his own personal life. The grief he deals with is profound and what he has to go through in the wake of that grief is almost unbearable. A touching story with insights into the Swedish culture, though the writing was not my favorite, I rated this book 3 stars.
Following four best friends over the course of many years, this book explores hard topics such as abuse, miscarriages, and betrayal, but even more importantly tells the story of love, friendship, and family. I give this genuine story of friendship standing the test of time 4 out of 5 stars!
I will say I wasn’t sure about this book at first since it took me a while to really get into it, but by the end I was so invested in these characters that my emotions were all over the place. I rate this beautifully touching coming of age romance 4 out of 5 stars!
Is that Cinderella’s castle?! Why yes, yes it is. I recently went on a trip to Disney and the only book I brought along, to be read on the flights only cause um.. Disney World, was Batman Nightwalker by Marie Lu the second in the DC Icons series. I was so excited to get this book when it came out that it was a wonder I waited until my trip to read it. Batman is my ALL time favorite super hero. I have always loved the comics, shows, and movies. I love all the villains and heros that make up the city of Gotham. That is why it really saddens me to say I was completely underwhelmed by this book and only rate it 3 stars. Quite honestly I think its only that high just for the sole reason that this is a Batman book and I didn’t have the heart to rate it lower.