Book review: Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett (5 stars)

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Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

Genre: YA, Romance, Contemporary

Rating: 5/5 stars

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(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own)

Every since last year’s homecoming, Zorie and Lennon have been at odds although they were best friends, also their families are the modern day Montagues and Capulets. But when a group camping trip goes south, they finds them alone in each other’s company. While they go through the terrain, they find old feelings resurfacing, but can their feelings survive out in the world, away from the forest and twinkling of stars above?

I really related to Zorie. I really liked that the characters are detailed and even though the story was long, it definitely didn’t feel long.

I honestly went in with pretty low expectations, but heard a lot of good things. This book was heartbreaking and made me tear too many times. I liked the pacing and how things unfolded. The character development and romance was really good. And the map at the end was so cute!

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Book review: City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5) by Cassandra Clare (5 stars)

“He’d burn the whole wold down till he could dig you out of the ashes.”

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City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5) by Cassandra Clare

Genre: YA, Romance, Fantasy

Rating: 5/5 stars

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own)

When Jace and Clary meet again, she finds him bound with Lilith’s magic to her evil brother, now he is serving Sebastian. The Clave is intent on killing Sebastian, but there is no way for to harm one without destroying the other. Alec, Isabelle, Simon and Magnus turn to the Seelies, demons and even the Iron sisters to find a to save Jace while Clary is playing a dangerous game on her own. With Jace’s life on the line, Clary has to make decisions, one that could kill her or decide to continue to trust Jace.

Wow, just typing that summary already had me in tears XD Okay, I cried so much in this book too, I must have collected enough tears to create a river just for Cassandra Clare’s books alone.

The stakes are so insanely high in this book. This book was action packed, emotional and insane in so many ways.

A couple breaks up (not going to spoil), but this wrecks my heart more than a certain character’s death. I cried as though the world had ended (but this was one of my favourite couples of this series). It was full of heartbreak and tears for me, BUT I LOVED IT! This book may probably be my favourite out of the TMI series!

ORDER TO READ THE SHADOWHUNTERS CHRONICLES :

* City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) – Done (review)

* City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) -Done (review)

* City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) – Done (review)

* Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) – Done (review)

* City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) – Done (review)

* Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2) – Done (review)

* City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5) – Done (review)

* Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3)

* City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)

* The Bane Chronicles (#1-11)

* Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1)

* Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices #2)

*Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3)

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Book review: Two summers by Aimee Friedman (3.5 stars)

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Two summers by Aimee Friedman

Genre: YA, Romance, Contemporary

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

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(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own)

When Summer makes a split-second decisions, we see how her two different summers play out. One where she travels to France and meets hot boys while the others, she remains at home in her normal life. In both instances, she falls in love and discovers herself, and a family secret that she cannot hide from.

It jumps between the two instances, which actually creates a really interesting story, although they threw me off initially, once I got used to it, it was pretty fun and fresh. I liked the pacing and way things unfolded.

This book was definitely heartbreaking and I loved how the stories intersected. I honestly liked Jacques at first, but in the end preferred Hugh instead.

Honestly, I enjoyed this book and connected with the story, but I didn’t really connect to the characters.

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Book review: Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan (3.5 stars)

(I received a free Review Copy from Pansing and @definitelybooks for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own)

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Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

(Synopsis from Goodreads)

When Apple’s mother returns after eleven years of absence, Apple feels whole again. She will have an answer to her burning question – why did you go? And she will have someone who understands what it means to be a teenager – unlike Nana. But just like the stormy Christmas Eve when she left, her mother’s homecoming is bitter sweet, and Apple wonders who is really looking after whom. It’s only when Apple meets someone more lost than she is, that she begins to see things as they really are.

Like a brilliant hybrid of Cathy Cassidy and Jacqueline Wilson, Sarah Crossan entices you into her world, then tells a moving, perceptive and beautifully crafted story which has the power to make you laugh and cry.

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This book is available at all good bookstores.

The story is about hope, love, forgiveness and about finding home. I am usually not a fan of poetry-ish books, but this one was pretty good and the poems were weaved into the story with ease.

The book had an interesting premise of Apple, who lives with her Nana until her mum, who disappears years prior suddenly returns and wants to be a part of her life. But Apple ends up looking after her mum even though it supposed to be the other way round.

I really enjoyed this book as we see how Apple handles the situations and grow, at the same time, facing disappointment and learning to be more forgiving and accepting.

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Book review: Off the Ice (Juniper Falls #1) by Julie Cross (3.5 stars)

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Off the Ice (Juniper Falls #1) by Julie Cross

Genre: YA, Romance, Contemporary

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own)

Claire is back in Juniper Falls just for one semester to help out her father’s business and take care of him. Then she is reunited with Tate, what happened to them before she left town still lingers in the air between them. When Tate is suddenly forced to take over his hockey team’s star goalie, he is thrust into the spotlight, onward to the path to become an egoistical hockey player, which Claire has sworn off.

Initially I did feel that the pacing was a little off since I wasn’t sure where things were going. I definitely feel bad for the characters and emphatized to them, but didn’t relate or connect. The pacing did feel a little too slow for me, but it was an okay and interesting book.

I felt really bad for Mike though and he was shunned by everyone. I also did feel that Tate should have talked to Roger earlier since he was offering a helping hand earlier on. I really liked that Claire and Tate make each other better, but they also should definitely talk to each other more about their problems and face it head on together.

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