Friday, September 4, 2015

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon Review

Everything, Everything
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Delacorte
Source: Conference
Stand Alone
My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.
But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.
Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

I didn't know anything about this book before reading. This one definitely sucks you in and doesn't let you go. I loved this book to pieces. 

This tells the story of Madeline. She's basically allergic to the world. So she's lives in a bubble and is content with that. Things start to change as soon as Olly moves in. 

I have so much love for these characters. I loved Madeline's caring personality. I loved Olly's complexity. I loved seeing them get to know each other. They had an amazing relationship. I loved the way they grew as people together. They had an innocence to their relationship that I really enjoyed. 

Let me tell you I've never read anything like this! This story is absolutely amazing! I loved getting to learn something new with Madeline's disease. I loved getting to see the characters grow. This book has a lot of adventure to it. It's a very fun story. I couldn't put this down to save my life! I was so incredibly impressed by this story. I highly recommend checking it out! 


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between by Jennifer E. Smith Review

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Poppy
Source: Conference
Stand Alone
On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan only have one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they'll retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. The night will lead them to friends and family, familiar landmarks and unexpected places, hard truths and surprising revelations. But as the clock winds down and morning approaches, so does their inevitable goodbye. The question is, will it be goodbye for now or goodbye forever?
This new must-read novel from Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, explores the difficult choices that must be made when life and love lead in different directions.

I'm a huge fan of this author so I had big expectations. I found this book to be much different than her other books. I very much enjoyed it! 

This tells the story of Clare and Aiden. Their about to move away to different colleges. To break up or to stay together has been on their minds for some time. They've only got one night left to figure things out. 

I thought the characters were good but they weren't great. I ended up enjoying Aiden more than Clare. I loved the way he pushed her and fought for her. Clare was a little too indecisive for me. She was way too back and forth! 

This book has an amazing storyline to it. I found it incredibly relatable. I loved how you couldn't predict the outcome at all. I loved all the fun adventurous aspects to it. Even though it was very fun, it still had its serious moments to it! I thought this story had a lot of meaning behind it. This was a one sitting read for me. I loved it to pieces! 


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Tonight the Streets are Ours by Leila Sales

****"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill at the Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.****

My pick this week is:
Tonight the Streets Are Ours
Tonight the Streets are Ours by Leila Sales
Expected publication: September 15th 2015 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
From the author of This Song Will Save Your Life comes a funny and relatable book about the hazards of falling for a person you haven't met yet.
Seventeen-year-old Arden Huntley is recklessly loyal. Taking care of her loved ones is what gives Arden purpose in her life and makes her feel like she matters. But she's tired of being loyal to people who don't appreciate her—including her needy best friend and her absent mom. 
Arden finds comfort in a blog she stumbles upon called "Tonight the Streets Are Ours," the musings of a young New York City writer named Peter. When Peter is dumped by the girlfriend he blogs about, Arden decides to take a road trip to see him.
During one crazy night out in NYC filled with parties, dancing, and music—the type of night when anything can happen, and nearly everything does—Arden discovers that Peter isn't exactly who she thought he was. And maybe she isn't exactly who she thought she was, either.

Sometimes you need a contemporary! I think this book sounds amazing! I've had some great experiences with this author so I can't wait to get my hands on this! 

Let me know what you guys would pick in the comments!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Curious Tale of In-Between by Lauren DeStefano Review

A Curious Tale of the In-Between (Pram, #1)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Source: Conference
First Book in the Pram series
Pram Bellamy is special—she can talk to ghosts. She doesn’t have too many friends amongst the living, but that’s all right. She has her books, she has her aunts, and she has her best friend, the ghostly Felix.
Then Pram meets Clarence, a boy from school who has also lost a parent and is looking for answers. Together they arrive at the door of the mysterious Lady Savant, who promises to help. But this spiritualist knows the true nature of Pram’s power, and what she has planned is more terrifying than any ghost.
Lauren DeStefano is beloved by critics and readers alike, and her middle grade debut is lyrical, evocative and not to be missed.

I was so excited to read this! I'm a huge fan of this author. I thought this story was incredibly creative. I really enjoyed it! 

This tells the story of Pram. Her mother died giving birth to her and it's been said that she was depressed. Pram can talk to ghosts. She's been pretty uninvolved in the living world, until the day she meets Clarance. 

I really loved these characters. I thought they were very unique. I loved how brave and adventurous Pram was. I loved how comfortable she was with herself. She didn't care what people thought as long as she was happy. I thought Clarance was very sweet. I loved the way he cared and stuck by Pram. Felix made a fabulous side character. 

This story has a darker hint to it. But, it was still perfect for the age range. It was very fun and exciting. It has its fair share of suspense and mystery. I found it to be very unpredictable. There was some real life meaning behind it as well. Overall I thought this was a fabulous read. It had some amazing aspects to it!