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Review: History is All You Left Me // Character Driven, Complex, and Beautiful

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RATING : 3-stars

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It’s a little disappointing to see that I’ve fallen into the hype. In case you didn’t know, I loved More Happy Than Not and this book is honestly one of my most anticipated releases this year. This is gonna be an unpopular opinion but unfortunately, I wasn’t impressed.

History is All You Left me follows the story of Griffin, a high school senior whose ex-boyfriend Theo just died in a drowning accident. Theo was Griff’s best friend, first love, and probably end game as well. They broke up before Theo went to college in California. In there Theo started a new relationship with Jackson, despite saying that Griff would be his end game as well. Continue reading

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Review : The Girl from Everywhere & The Ship Beyond Time // Maps, Ship, Diverse Characters, and Time Travel

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Hello everyone, it’s review time! ♥

As you probably remember, I won a giveaway hosted by Heidi Helig in December. The prize is seven diverse books that arrived last month and two of them are Heidi’s own books : the UK edition of The Girl from Everywhere and the ARC of The Ship Beyond Time. Thank you Heidi! 😀 Since it was Heidi who gave me the books, of course I read her books first. Not to mention that I’ve been wanting to read them for a while now.

Without further ado, let’s get down to the review! Continue reading

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Review : The Sun is Also a Star // Way Too Insta-Lovey for My Taste

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RATING : 2-5-stars

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This is my first Nicola Yoon’s book and I was initially reluctant to read it because of the insta love. But then I read positive, glowing reviews from some bloggers whose opinion I trust and decided to give this book a shot. I was disappointed. My initial thought was true. I’m honestly so sad to be giving this book 2.5 stars because I loved the writing so much! 😦 It hooked me right from the beginning but sadly there’s so many things that didn’t work out for me.

Let me break it down to you. Continue reading

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Review: Salt to the Sea // Hate to be the Black Sheep Here, but Well…

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RATING : 3-stars

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After seeing this book won the Goodreads Choice Award and receiving so many positive, 5-stars review, I was eager to read this book. And you know what usually happens every time I dive in with a lot of expectation. I get disappointed 😦 I truly don’t want to be the black sheep (again), but in the end, it was just an okay read for me. It might be because historical fiction isn’t my preferable genre, but probably not. Continue reading

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Review: The Bone Season // Definitely Didn’t Live Up to My Expectation </3

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Well… it sadly wasn’t what I expected at all.

After all the hype surrounding this book, I had so much expectations but dare I say, it was highly overrated. The Bone Season has a great plot, but sadly there are so many things that didn’t work out for me. So I’m warning you, if you’re a die hard fan of this series and can’t take unpopular opinion, you probably shouldn’t read my review at all 🙂 Continue reading

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Review: Holding Up the Universe // Fantastic Story That Feels So Familiar

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RATING : 3-stars

I was excited to read Holding Up the Universe for two reasons 1) I love All the Bright Places and 2) there was that drama surrounding the blurb which people said was offensive (which it really is not) that made me curious. But apparently, it took so long for me to finish this book because I kept being distracted by other books 😦 I eventually finished it, but it wasn’t as good as All the Bright Places.

I love the idea of the story, it’s so unique and important and sending all the right messages especially about self love. I also adore Jennifer Niven’s story telling ability, which is astounding! I mean… remember her previous book? 😛 But I felt like some things don’t make sense, some characters don’t interest me, and there are a lot of characters resemblance to All the Bright Places. ATBP is great but I don’t need two of it. Continue reading