Book Review

The Book That’ll Make You Cry From Start Until the End |My Thoughts on The Last Wish of Sasha Cade by Cheyanne Young

About the Book:

34802290The day Raquel has been dreading for months has finally arrived. Sasha, her best friend in the whole world — the best friend in the whole world — has died of cancer. Raquel can’t imagine life without her. She’s overwhelmed and brokenhearted.

And then a letter from Sasha arrives. Has she somehow found a way to communicate from the afterlife?

In fact, Sasha has planned an elaborate scavenger hunt for Raquel, and when she follows the instructions to return to Sasha’s grave, a mysterious stranger with striking eyes is waiting for her. There’s a secret attached to this boy that only Sasha—and now Raquel—knows.

This boy, Elijah, might be just what Raquel needs to move on from her terrible loss. But can Raquel remain true to herself while also honoring her friend’s final wish?

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Buy Links: Amazon | Book Depository

ISBN: 978-1525301407

Publisher: Kids Can Press

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Book Review · mini book reviews · Readathon

THREE POINTS | Mini Book Reviews #3: BookTube-a-Thon 2018 Edition

Hey, avid readers! Back at it again with another readathon and another mini book reviews. *wink wink*

Last July 30th – August 5th, I participated for the third (or fourth?? I can’t remember!) time on BookTube-a-Thon hosted by Ariel Bissett on YouTube. As usual, I really had fun with this year’s BookTube-a-Thon, especially because I met new amazing avid readers! I was also able to vlog for three straight days and then just bailed out on the daily vlogging trend and it’s one thing that I’ve learned during the readathon: I. CANNOT. DO. DAILY. VLOGS. On top of that, I also did some Instagram challenges which are so fun; and also, the best part: Twitter sprints! If you want to view my BookTube-a-Thon playlist on YouTube, then just click here.

This post is just gonna be a run-down on all the books that I have read and SURPRISE, SURPRISE, my reading wrap-up video is also included!

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Blog Tour · Book Review

What the World Needs Right Now | [PH Blog Tour] Book Review + Giveaway: Are We All Lemmings & Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne

First off, I want to thank Ate Erika [The Nocturnal Fey] for giving me the chance to be a part of this blog tour. I also want to thank Usborne Publishing for the review copy, although this does not, in any way, affect my opinion on the book.

About the Book:

CoverWelcome to Camp Reset, a summer camp with a difference. A place offering a shot at
“normality” for Olive, a girl on the edge, and for the new friends she never expected to make –
who each have their own reasons for being there. Luckily Olive has a plan to solve all their
problems. But how do you fix the world when you can’t fix yourself?

Content Warnings: This book is a work of fiction but it deals with many real issues including suicidal behavior, mental health conditions including depression and mania, and discussion of sexual assault. 

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Buy Links: Book Depository [affiliate link] | Usborne | Amazon| Kobo | iBooks | Waterstones

**This book is also already available in National Bookstore but they haven’t listed it yet on their website.**

ISBN: 9781474933612

Publisher: Usborne Publishing

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Book Review

‘Mind Blowing Full of Feels and Twists’ Kind of Story | Book Review: The Man Who Didn’t Call by Rosie Walsh

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About the Book:

Imagine you meet a man, spend six glorious days together, and fall in love. And it’s mutual: you’ve never been so certain of anything.

So when he leaves for a long-booked holiday and promises to call from the airport, you have no cause to doubt him.
But he doesn’t call.

Your friends tell you to forget him, but you know they’re wrong: something must have happened; there must be a reason for his silence.

What do you do when you finally discover you’re right? That there is a reason — and that reason is the one thing you didn’t share with each other?

The truth.

NOTE:

The Man Who Didn’t Call = UK; Ghosted = US

ISBN: 9781509852734

Publisher: Mantle (an imprint of Pan Macmillan)

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Book Review · mini book reviews · Readathon

Mini Book Reviews #2: Dewey’s 24-hour Reverse Readathon Edition

Hey, avid readers! Back at it again with another mini book reviews post. It’s been a while since I last did this and I am so excited to be doing this because the books I will be reviewing today are the books that I managed to finish during the Dewey’s 24-hour Reverse Readathon that I did (on a different day and time) last Thursday (2:30 am was my official start time) through Friday (at 2:30 am, too, of course!).

If you have seen my updates on Twitter and/or Instagram, then you’d probably know that I finished THREE BOOKS! Don’t get me wrong, though. These three books were books that I’ve already started a loooong time ago, but I wasn’t halfway through with them yet so I decided to read and finish them during the readathon. Also, disclaimer: I’m not bragging that I finished that number of books, I just wanna share my little achievement with you all with the hopes of lifting up your motivation to read more.

So, anyway, if you wanna see the books that I’ve read and what my thoughts are on them, then just read more! Continue reading “Mini Book Reviews #2: Dewey’s 24-hour Reverse Readathon Edition”

Book Review

BOOK REVIEW: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

 

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About the Book:

Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Beautiful. Deadly.
Destined for greatness.

In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught.

Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?

ISBN: 9781408832332

Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books

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Book Review

BOOK REVIEW: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

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About the Book:

“Wrenching and revelatory.” An instant #1 bestseller, the widely acclaimed Turtles All the Way Down is John Green’s brilliant and shattering new novel.

“A tender story about learning to cope when the world feels out of control.” – People

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.

ISBN: 9780525555360

Publisher: Penguin Random House

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my thoughts

How can a book both feel fictional and realistic?

Here are just some of the many reasons why I love this book.

  1. It feels both fictional and realistic to me. The fictional part almost feels like Paper Towns to me. The realistic part feels REALLY realistic to me. I will explain further in the upcoming reasons.
  2. The story itself represented life in general. It was sad at one point, then at some times it’d become happy, then anxious, then back to being sad. It’s like life… It goes on.
  3. It gave justice to its mental health representation. The way that the mental health issues were represented here was just so raw and real. The emotions felt all real. It’s like being simulated into the mind of a mental health representative. What I’m really trying to say is JOHN GREEN DID A GREAT JOB ON THE MENTAL HEALTH REP. OKAY??? OKAY…
  4. It’s not all about the emotions. It’s also the character development and settings development. It’s amazing how John Green (implicitly) introduced the characters to the readers; how (as I’ve said earlier) it seems like a simulation of a mental health rep; and how it felt like I was really in Davis’ house.
  5. It’s achingly beautiful. It just proved that not everything that hurts is ugly, and not everything that is beautiful is perfect and happy. As I’ve said earlier, the story perfectly represented life.

Overall, this book is a really good book for me. It is something that I would want to reread in the future. It is something that I think is an important book because of how it talked and dealt with mental health, how it showed the important topics in today’s society, and how it represented this generation very well.

I highly recommend this to everyone!

I’m so glad to have found another favorite book of mine.

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About the Author:

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John Green is the New York Times bestselling author of Looking for Alaska,  An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, The Fault in Our Stars, and Turtles All the Way Down. He is one half of the vlogbrothers on YouTube and co-creator of educational series Crash Course.

 

 

 

 

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