Book Review | SIMON VS. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Hello, bibliophiles!

I have a book review here today of, as the title suggest, Simon VS. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, one of my favorite contemporary romances this year.


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Title: Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Author: Becky Albertalli
Pages: 303
Publication: April 7th 2015 by Balzer + Bray

Genre: YA, Contemporary romance, LGBTQ+


“White shouldn’t be the default any more than straight should be the default. There shouldn’t even be a default.”
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier was being blackmailed when he forgot to log out out of his email on his school library’s computer. Simon is not so afraid about everyone knowing he’s gay but what worries him most is what that would cause to his connection with the mysteriously cute boy he’s been emailing with: Blue.
“He talked about the ocean between people. And how the whole point of everything is to find a shore worth swimming to.”
I loved this book. I loved Simon. First of all, I immediately connected with Simon and clicked with the writing style. Becky writes like how I think and talk, really. It made it so easy for me to relate to Simon. Moreover, Simon’s personality was just so similar to my best friend and that made Simon very real to me, it was like my best friend was telling me his story. The writing style was funny and witty, I loved the casual writing style of Becky that made the book so easy to read and I flew through it in a day! A plus for the writing style.
The characters were all so cute. We had Simon and his group of friends, their silliness and their drama. We went through the roller coaster, ups and downs of their friendship, I felt like I was also in their squad. Honestly, it was like this book was written about me or someone close to me, as Simon and I are the same age, I could relate to a lot of the things that he went through. Also, Simon’s family was so cute and quirky at times. There are of course times that are prolematic. But, overall, they were very supportive and just awesome!
“It feels like we’re the last survivors of a zombie apocalypse. Wonder Woman and a gay dementor. It doesn’t bode well for the survival of the species.”
And then, of course, Blue, who Simon had been emailing secretly with for a while. Blue and Simon go to the same school but they don’t know each other’s real identity yet. Again, relatable. Said best friend at the top and I are pen pal for a long while before we got to meet too!
“The closest thing I’ve ever had to a journal is probably you.”
However, the only problem I have with the book was that I wasn’t exactly convinced of Simon and Blue’s deep connection via emailing. It actually came as a surprise when the emails got more and more flirtatious but it was still good as it caused all the jittery butterflies exploded inside me.
On top of all that, there was the quest of guessing who Blue was. I didn’t guess he was who he was at all! Though I am glad it was him, they were perfect together. I mean the revealing part got me rolling all over my bed for minutes to calm myself down. I just can’tttttttt. They are so cute together omg.
Overall, I gave this book a 4.5/5 star.
It was honestly the cutest LGBTQ book I’ve ever read yet. I can’t find a reason why anyone wouldn’t love Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.
Would I recommend it? Heck yes!
“People really are like house with vast rooms and tiny windows. And maybe it’s a good thing, the way we never stop surprising each other.”

Thank you so much for reading! What did you think of this book? Did you love it? I would love to know your feelings and thoughts!

Happy Reading (Signing off),
Kimsiang @ Stories + Brushes

[Book Review] MAYBE SOMEDAY by Colleen Hoover

“Sometimes in life, we need a few bad days in order to keep the good ones in perspective.”

Guys, I finished Maybe Someday on my phone.

Yes, I just finished an ebook. Like, this is only the 5th ebook I actually finished in Kimsiang’s history of ebooks. Reading through the electronic screen has just been very hard for me. The main reason is that my eyesight is not that healthy and I’m severely short-sighted, therefore my eyes get tired easily and just can’t focus on the texts for hours on end, anyways, that’s not the point. Let’s get to what I think about this book!

Maybe Someday was the few exceptions that I just couldn’t help but kept scrolling because it was a very entertaining read.

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Title: Maybe Someday

Author: Colleen Hoover

Pages: 385 

Publication: March 18th 2014 by Atria Books

Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary

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Maybe Someday was about Sydney whom her boyfriend was cheating on with her best friend, resulting her with swollen hands because she punched them both and nowhere to stay for the night. Her deaf guitarist neighbor, Ridge, was kind enough to let her be his roommate as long as she helps him with his writer’s block.

“We try so hard to hide everything we’re really feeling from those who probably need to know our true feelings the most.”

 

First off, the characters are amazing. They are so realistic and down-to-earth yet very witty with their sarcasm, sass and the right on point humor. Plus, I love that Colleen Hoover writes about characters with disabilities, it’s very eye opening.

However, the characters are way too emotional, in my opinion, especially Sydney, she basically cries whenever her heart races a little more quickly than usual. One more thing, I didn’t like Ridge towards the end of the book, it was almost like he changed into another person ,and I don’t think I liked that ‘growth’. Also, I don’t feel like I know the characters all that much, yes, we were given background stories but it wasn’t enough, though that didn’t lessen how entertaining this book was.

Don’t even talk about the chemistry between the characters and the romance, I couldn’t take my eyes of the words. [Spoilers or maybe not, but read at your own risk]- [I still don’t quiet get how you can love someone and then fall hopelessly in love with another and are still sure you love the first person. Maybe because I haven’t experienced that sort of romance, but I don’t know, to me, I can’t even think of myself with anyone else other than the person I’m with.]

“There isn’t a doubt in my mind that we could be perfect for each others life, Sydney. It’s our lives that aren’t perfect for us.”

As for the writing style, it didn’t click with me at first, I don’t know why. It grew on me later and I flew through this book in a day nonetheless. I like her recent release, November 9 much more, writing style-wise.

The ending was amazing, just swoooooon.

Anddddd, the fact that this book focuses a lot on making music and stuffs, and that they actually recorded soundtracks for it is just nandhaiuwheija life and everything.

Maybe Someday – Griffin Peterson

“I failed miserably at trying not to fall in love with you.

I failed first.”

Overall, I gave this book a 4/5 stars. It was a quick romantic read and I definitely recommend it!

Signing off,

Kimsiang @ Stories + Brushes

“A life of mediocrity is a waste of a life.”

Book Review | A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah.J.Maas

Bonjour, compadres! 

(Okay, I don’t know French.)

If you know me at all, you’d know that I’m a hardcore Throne of Glass fan (did I just say hardcore? K.), I really like the series, it’s one of my favorites of all time, and Sarah.J.Maas is also one of favorite authors. So now you’re wondering why I’m just reading ACOTAR right now? Becauseeee financial crisis and then I kept putting it off and off, until recently I got hold of the book and read it! In a few words, I loved it, though I had a few issues and I still prefer the Throne of Glass series.

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Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses

Author: Sarah.J.Maas

Pages: 416

Publication: May 5th 2015 by Bloomsbury Children’s

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Magic, (NA, I’m not sure ://)


When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a Fae in the woods, the Fae’s friend arrives at her house to demand retribution for it and dragged her to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it… or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

“I was as unburdened as a piece of dandelion fluff, and he was the wind that stirred me about the world.”

Characters

Feyre: I really like Feyre as a character and reading from her perspective was fun. I like that she has her own mind, that she is strong and passionate (and she paints! I paint too. Okay, that was awkward.) But Feyre is hot-headed woman and she tried multiple times to get herself killed (not intentionally, just too passionate). Feyre is kinda the quirky, kept to herself characters, the kind that has a lot in her mind but only says so much, in other words, she is so like me that’s why I love her so much.

“You look . . . better than before.”
Was that a compliment? I could have sworn Lucien gave Tamlin an encouraging nod.
“And you hair is . . . clean.”

Tamlin: As for our male protagonist, the supposed hot sexy swoon-worthy high fae. I love Tamlin, don’t get me wrong, I love that he cares, he tries, and he’s just so good and perfect. Tamlin, whom I expected to be a cold-hearted High-Fae turned out to be very kind and deary. Did I mention I’m a sucker for romantic hot guys? Tho I feel like I don’t know much about Tamlin’s personality, and his relationship with Feyre was not enough, I don’t know I just want them to have more time together, do more things together, more closure because for now I am not aboard the ship because i can’t see them together yet!

Lucien: who is also a Fae and he resides with Tamlin too. I really like Lucien. I feel like he’s a mysterious character even though we were given a lot of back stories about him, I just feel like I can’t predict him yet. Sometimes he’s cool, sometimes he actually cares. Sometimes I think he’s hot and young, other times he sounds like my dad.

Rhysand: I love Rhysand. (I’m climbing the stairs to board the ship. I also sensed a love triangle. Is it Feysand? I’m completely on board.) I was never a fan of bad boys, but this time….. I don’t know why I like Rhysand so much even when he showed up only in the end. I hate the thing he did to Feyre, you know, when they went to the parties, but I love him when he’s like behind-the-scene Rhysand. Anyway, Rhysand is a High-Fae too, he came from another court, the night court, while Tamlin and Lucien were from the spring court.

“Rhysand stared at me for long enough that I faced him.
“Be glad of your human heart, Feyre. Pity those who don’t feel anything at all.”

Amarantha, the villian. I love to hate her! I mean she’s evil and her evilness makes sense so I love to hate her LOLOL. Amarantha basically controls the whole Fae kingdom, and she’s obviously not a good ruler therefore there’s war.

Then we have the world building, I loved it. I loved the magical creatures Sarah created, they were new and fascinating. I loved the world, that they are divided into courts, the Faeries. The world is unique and rich and big and just there’s a lot more to explore. I can’t wait.

The writing style is of course, perfection and captivating. Sarah’s writing is always very entertaining yet poetic, like very sentimental but easy to read at the same time. ❤ and sometimes she’s just giving you life lessons, your mom’s style.

“Don’t feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy.”

As for the plot as a whole, I loved it too. I felt it was slow at times, Feyre was always in the house, but because of the fascinating world, there was always fascinating things that caught me in the story. I also really liked the twist at the end, I didn’t at all expect the story to go in that direction, and it was a very interesting direction of course. I only had a problem with the main relationship, Feyre and Tamlin, I feel like it wasn’t so exciting and they need to be together more. Other than that, it was amazing.

“Because I wouldn’t want to die alone, I said,and my voice wobbled as I looked at Tamlin again,forcing myself to meet his stare.Because I’d want someone to hold my hand until the end, and awhile after that.That’s something everyone deserves, human or faerie.”

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah. J.Maas is a retelling of the classic fairytale, Beauty and the Beast, with a twist with Faes. The story and the world were rich and you’ll be fascinated from the first page to the last to the characters and you’ll love the steamy romances!

“I threw myself into that fire, threw myself into it, into him, and let myself burn.”

Overall, I gave ACOTAR 4.5/5 stars.

I honestly have no idea what the sequel is going to be about, I just know that I can’t wait!


 

Happy Reading,

Kimsiang @ STORIES&PAINTBRUSHES

 

Book Review | Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Greetings, friends!

Like everybody else, I know about Sophie Kinsella and the shopaholic series, tho I’ve never read them but I heard they are amazing and hilarious. (Okay, I don’t know why I said that, I was just trying to prove that I’m not from a cave.) I’ve also heard amazing reviews about this one, so I was very excited to pick it up and it didn’t disappoint! 🙂

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Title: Finding Audrey

Author: Sophie Kinsella

Pages: 286 pages

Publication: June 9th 2015 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Genre: YA, Contemporary


Finding Audrey follows Audrey, a 14-year-old teenager, who has a severe case of anxiety after being bullied that she can’t even go out or have a social life and she needs to wear sunglasses even in her house to avoid eye contacts.

“It won’t be forever. You’ll be in the dark for as long as it takes and then you’ll come out.

As she is only 14, Audrey’s voice did sound a bit young tho it wasn’t much of a problem for me.

The story focused a lot on Audrey’s family as Audrey was always home. Her mom and dad were the stereotyped mom that was obsessed and believed everything the daily mail said and did whatever it takes for her son to stop playing video games. Her dad was the type that always agree with the mom even when he didn’t know what it was. I mean it was pretty cliche but it was very entertaining. And Audrey’s brother, Frank, a video game addict who wanted to play video as a career. Frank had his video game friends home often to practice for a video game contest which you could win a lot of money. One of Frank’s friends, Linus, caught Audrey’s attention. And a relationship was developed but there was Audrey’s anxiety issue in the way and blah blah.

“Although, as Leonardo da Vinci said: “Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge,”

Like I mentioned I really liked the family relationship in here, even though it wasn’t that realistic, I liked that it made me laugh. As for the romantic relationship between Audrey and Linus, I think it was very cute and all, with the note-passing and Linus being so sweet and just understood Audrey. However, it was a bit of an insta-lovey which I didn’t really like. I mean one moment Audrey was still struggling with anxiety then she kinda liked Linus then they were a couple.

“No!” Linus sounds really shocked. Shocked, embarrassed, discomfited. Kind of mortified. Like he can’t believe I would say that. (I’m getting all this from one syllable, you understand.)”

Another issue I had with the book was that we weren’t given a background story of Audrey’s anxiety. I want to know what happened to Audrey in the first place, what triggered her social anxiety and more.

“Sometimes I hope I’m building up a stockpile of missing laughs, and when I’ve recovered, they’ll all come exploding out in one gigantic fit that lasts twenty-four hours.”

In Finding Audrey, Sophie Kinsella dealed with social anxiety in a light funny way but with respect. I find myself relate a lot to Audrey’s issue especially the eye contact one as I’m pretty shy lol.

Overall, I gave this book a 4/5 stars.

I would recommend this book to you if you’re looking for a light fluffy comedy read. I have a friend who refuses to read anything related to depression or anxiety or just anything that is very emotional because, she said, she feels kinda suffocating with all those stuffs. So if you’re like my friend, I definitely recommend this book, because it gives you glimpses about what it’s like to suffer from anxiety too. 

Book Review | CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell

Hello there!

I’m back today with a review of the book, Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. Let’s jump right in!

Title: Carry On

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Pages: 522 pages

Publication date: October 6th 2015 by St. Martin’s Griffin

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, YA


 

Carry On, like other Rainbow Rowell’s books, is a fluffy, cute, warm read. I was very entertained throughout the book though I had a few minor issues 🙂

If you have read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, you must have known about Simon Snow and Baz.

Carry On had about 6 POVs (Baz’s was my favorite) and it was about Simon Snow who was the chosen one, as in the greatest hero who would save the magic world from the villain, the Hundrum. Simon was sent off to the magic school to learn spells and stuffs; and there he had a roommate, Baz, who seemed to despise him and tried to kill him all the time. Also, Baz was a vampire. And the story kinda progressed from there.

It was heavily influenced by the Harry Potter series, which is one of the main issue I had. The reference was so obvious and that makes the story lacks a bit of originality.

Another issue I had was the ending, I just feel like the reasons and explanations didn’t make much sense and it wasn’t that epic. It didn’t go the way I wanted it to and the direction that it went, it wasn’t not good but I guess it was not satisfying enough.

Except those two points I mentioned, I really like this book. I especially love the relationships between the characters and the characters. I ship Simon and Baz soooooo hard. Like they are the hottest couple ever 😀 Rainbow writes in a way that her characters seem so real, the way they talk, feel, and react is how we interact in our everyday lives. That makes the character so flawed and lovable. (Agatha and The Mare was not my favourite lol)

Overall, I really like this story, it was very enjoyable. The humor was on point, relationship more than anything XD I really like Rainbow’s writing as I mentioned.

I gave this book 4.5/5 stars.


That’s all I have for this review! I definitely recommend this book. 

What about you? 😀

Happy Reading and Until Next time,

Kimsiang @ TheSpinesBreaker

 

 

Book Review |MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME edited by Stephanie Perkins

(Let’s pretend this post was published on the 25th 😉 there was a bit of technical prob :()

MERRY CHRISTMASSSSS! *SPREADS THE LOVE AND CANDIES*

Hello bibliophiles, thanks for stopping by.

Today I’m presenting you my review of My True Love gave to me which is a series of twelve different holiday stories by a bunch of different wonderful authors and was edited by Stephanie Perkins .

I buddy-read this book with my buddy obviously, therefore my reading experience was especially fun!

First of all, I rated this book 4 stars. It was a collection of stories, therefore there were some favorites, the not-so favorites and the DNF too.

I’m going to rate the stories individually and review it one by one too 😀

Let’s go!

  1. Midnights by Rainbow Rowell- 5/5 stars

This is one of my favorites, it’s very cute and just Rainbow Rowell okay? This story took place over the span of 4 years, that’s right it was 20 sth pages (lol) because it was written only on midnights of the 31st of December (I’ve heard November 9 by Collen Hoover is written like that too?). Our MCs, Mags aka Magaret and Noel aka Noel, met on the 31st Dec 2011 and had been bffs since then till 2014. Last midnight of that year was very interesting 😉

I love the main character and the story, they were very cute and hilarious. It definitely got me in the holiday vibes. 😀

2. The Lady and the Fox by Kelly Link

I’m sorry but this story was a no for me. It was one of my two DNFs. From what I got, the boy is not human, he only appears when it’s snowing and in the holiday season, and I couldn’t continue. I can’t rate this book since I didn’t finish it, but if I have to it would be 2/5 stars. :///

3. Angels in the snow by Matt de la Pena-4.5/5

Another favorite! The main character was very funny, and that’s a hint that the story was going to be great already. And it was! Because of financial problem, our MC- Shy, was stuck in San Diego- cat sitting at his boss’s new apartment, and there were barely any food left. And then there’s this girl, Haley, who asked him to fix her pipes and things started.

Shy lied to Haley about many things and in the end Haley hadn’t been that honest either. I love that aspect of this story. It was very sweet and everything.

4. Polaris is where you’ll find me by Jenny Han

If I’m not mistaken, our MC was one of Santa’s elves. Natalie lived in the North Pole, one day she met a human boy and kinda fell in love and she couldn’t find him after that. And that’s about the story. It was 10 pages long so… I really liked Jenny Han’s writing but I really couldn’t make anything out of the story :/// But at least it was better than the second story so 2.5/5 stars

5. It’s Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown by Stephanie Perkins-5/5 stars

Well, it’s Stephanie Perkins, you know what that means 😉 Marigold was moving into a pretty smart apartment with her mom and despite the size of her apartment and money, she wanted a Christmas tree. So she went to the shop, and meet North who sold Christmas trees ofc. North helped Marigold with carrying the Christmas tree and they had a few talks 😉 it was abit too fast (their romance) but it was so cute and swoon-worthy.

Your Temporary Santa by David Levithan-3.5/5

David Levithan so ofc it’s about the diversity. Our MC was asked by his boyfriend to be a temporary Santa for his youngest sister. It was pretty short and pretty good, I don’t even know how to describe it.

Krampuslauf 2.5/5

Well at least I finished the whole story but it wasn’t that good. I really liked in the beginning but when it gets to the end -.-

PS I went to Krampus this week too and I think it was pretty good except I never liked the supernatural thing -.-

What the hell have you done, Sophie Roth? By Gayle Forman-4.5/5

I really liked this one. It would have been five stars if the story hadn’t been written in third person.

Because of financial issue, our MC had to move to this college where she got a scholarship and all the people there were weird and she kinda couldnt fit in. Then Sophie Roth met this guy who just clicks with her despite her surroundings. I love their fast relationship, their hilarious dialogues, and jokes and all that.

Beer Buckets and Baby Jesus-3/5

It was a bit boring with all the religious stuffs going on. That’s all i guess..

Welcome to Christmas, CA

FAVVV! It was so sweet and amazing! It’s set in a small town in CA called Christmas so there are shops that have Christmas themed all year long, our MC works in one of the diner. One day, a new chef came to work, he made all her usual grumpy customers became happy and cheerful when they eat his food and he didnt even make the foods that the customers ordered. Turns out he has this supernatural ability and of sort. The ending and everyhting

Star of Bethlehem by 3.5/5

It was a bit unrealistic for me but it was not bad for sure. It just wasn’t for me and I didn’t really clicked with the characters so…

Our MC was a Youtube sensation but she didn’t really like the life of a famous pop star so she exchanged her plane ticket with a stranger girl who wanted to go Newyork which she was heading to. She arrived in this distant village with the stranger’s fiancee’s family. And she liked it there.

The Girl who woke the dreamer by Laini Taylor

The last DNF. I read the first page and closed the book. I just couldn’t do it. I didn’t get anything from that first page so no rating for this one respectedly.


 

And that was my review! I think the favorites were pretty predictable based on the authors tho I was very surprised to love Kelly Link’s story so much! And Matt de la Pena’s too! 😀

I wouldn’t recommend this book to everyone because a few people have DNF it and I didn’t love it that much either.

But you should check out if your interested after reading my review 😀

And again MERRY CHRISTMAS! I WISH ALL OF YOU AND ME ALL THE BEST BECAUSE WE DESERVE THE BEST! -KIMSIANG

Book Review | AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir

Hello lovely strangers ❤

This is first review post of the month-actually my first ever post and i’m feeling so bad that it took about a week to actually post anything ://

But here I am! An Ember In the Ashes which was recommended to me a million of times, and I am a bit disappointed honestly.

Title: An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1)

Author: Sabaa Tahir

Pages: 446 pages

Publication: April 28th 2015 by Razorbill

Source: Bought

Genre: YA, Dystopia, Fantasy

 

Ratings: Plot: 4/5
World Building: 3.5/5
Characters: 4.5/5
Writing Style: 4.5/5
Total: 4 stars

Plot & World Building: The events that happened in this book was mostly set in a kingdom called “The Empire”, where there were racism between the scholars and the Martials (the one who won the war years ago). There was a school, military academy, in this world called Blackcliff which trained assassins or murderers, “The Masks”. Laia (a scholar), was sent into Blackcliffe to disguise as a slave and be a spy for the Resistance (Scholars rebels) in return to the Resistance saving her brother, her only living relative left, from prison. Elias, a Mask in training and soon to graduate, had always want to ‘desert‘ his status as a Mask because he felt not that different from all the slaves/scholars in his kingdom, having to serve the violence and brutal Commandment that is his mother, having to kill innocence, so he wanted freedom. But before Elias had left, Laia came to Blackcliff, and there was now trial which purpose was to find a new emperor for their kingdom. Elias decided to stay as someone promised him real freedom if he passed all the trials.
I think the plot and storyline was okay. What I don’t like was the world, during the trials, so many innocence and friends were killed for no reason. I hate that. I know it was supposed to show the readers how brutal and dangerous this world is but but but I see no reason why why why that third trial had to be like that. Ugh. Also The Commandment is like Umbridge’s twins, she’s just as horrible. Ugh.

And there’s sort of a twist in the end that made me very excited in the direction this book is heading.

Characters: As for the characters, I like both our main MC and the other supporting characters as well, I think they played their roles well, they were different distinctable characeters and so on. As I mentioned, I think Laia and Elias were great. Laia from a naive and coward girl to a strong, independant woman. I actually like that she was weak and scared at first, because who wouldn’t? If she just came out strong, I wouldn’t have liked her as much. And she and Elias both have humor which I love because it would have been sooo dull, I wouldn’t have finished.

“I’d rather die than live with no mercy, no honor, no soul.”

Elias, I already liked him because he had the sense of humor, he knew what he wanted but tho I hate that he couldn’t choose between Helene, his best friend who he sort of romantically involved with, and Laia. Helene, Elias‘s best friend, I think her characters was very well-developed, she was a great character tho the sticking to the rules part wasn’t fun, but I can’t wait to see more of her in the next novels when she has superpower like that.

“There are two kinds of guilt: the kind that
drowns you until you’re useless, and the kind that fires your soul to purpose.”

Other than that, I didn’t really connect with the other characters, for instance, Izzi, I think she was okay? she was just there so? I forgot all the characters’ names ugh clearly this book wasn’t memorable enough. Iam trying to find the name of Laia’s other love interest. I didn’t connect or swoon over him either. And yep there were love triangles in this book, two set of them. I’ve never had a problem with love triangles, not a trope that I mind, tho I wish in this book it didn’t happen.

Writing Style: It was the best thing, I have no complaints. I am so glad this wasn’t in third person but rather dual-perspective, just perfect.

“Three thousand bodies swing forward, three thousand pairs of boots snap together, three thousand backs jerk as if yanked straight by a puppeteer’s hand. In the ensuing silence, you could hear a tear drop.”

Get what I mean? lol ❤

“Life is made of so many moments that mean nothing. Then one day, a single moment comes along to define every second that comes after. Such moments are tests of courage, of strength.”

Overall, I gave this book 4 stars, I have to say I was a bit disappointed. I mean I don’t know what I expected but I don’t think this lives up to all the hypes. It wasn’t bad for sure but it kinda made me question if I read the same books as others because I really couldn’t see the “IT BLEW ME AWAY. THIS WAS SUPER GOOD WOW I NEED THE NEXT BOOK”. I am excited for the sequel tho 🙂


Thank you for reading and I’ll hopefully see you in my next post.

Happy Reading,

Kimsiang