June 20, 2018

The Thousandth Floor By: Katharine McGee Review/List (There is a small spoiler section.)

I'm sorry guys, I did not like this one. I always feel bad when I do a review for a  book that I really disliked, but at the same time I do want people to know why. Instead of just seeing a star rating on Goodreads. Which by the way, I very...very...very rarely give a 1 star rating to a book that I did NOT DNF. So here is me having to get mildy ranty and why my rating is so low: 

1.) To start off the entire beginning is extremely confusing. There are too many POVs and they change back and forth too rapidly. I had to keep flipping back to remind myself who was who. Later, the POV situation did get a little smoother. It was so rough for quite a bit at first though.

2.) The "world building," if I could even call it that, is a complete disaster. By the end of the book I STILL did not have a full grasp on the world. There is too much focus on teenage gossip girl drama. So I don't understand the point of it being set in the future? The book never completely came together for me. 

3.) The ending. I kept on reading because I was waiting for a big reveal and I was hoping for some actual substance at the end. I was disappointed. It ended how it began. Rich people with their ludicrous drama. Which is mostly centered around relationships and frenemy type friendships. Oh, and everyone in the book (except for one character I liked) was crazy and/or using people to get what their rich spoiled self wanted. Specifically Avery. Who was one of, if not THE, most horrible character and yet the author kept making it seem like she is a good little angel. SMH. 

4. Skip this one and go to the IN CONCLUSION section if you don't want SPOILERS!!!


****I'm serious guys MAJOR SPOILER ALERT!!!!****

Okay, now if you are reading this spoiler section YOU WERE WARNED! lol. :P So... here are my MAJOR issues. There is a rape that is very glossed over. A female drugs and rapes a male and it's never brought up again. Wtf? Also, there is a bisexual girl and her girlfriend who isn't as much of a major character like the bi girl is...so of course really the only main LGBTQ character dies. Another wtf? How come in so many books the only LGBTQ character is the one that dies? That is so sad and ridiculous. Another issue I had is that I feel like the book is all about having money and being beautiful/looking perfect (SPECIFICALLY WHITE AND BLONDE.) UGH. Well sorry, but another thing I have an issue with is the creepy relationship between a sister and adopted brother. Nasty. I don't care that he was adopted at age 7 or whatever. They were raised as siblings and that is so disgusting to me and I don't want to read about it. So here we are...a is rape ignored, the only main LGBTQ character dies, there is some racism, looks and money are all that matters apparently, and when it comes down to it...incest. 

IN CONCLUSION- (No more spoilers!)

Overall, I wish I had known about all of these issues ahead of time because I would not have read it. I sure as hell will not be continuing with the series. I feel like this review may come off as brutal or harsh. Even though I know a lot of people enjoyed it, I can't ignore how many major issues there are with it. 

I can't recommend The Thousandth Floor to anyone really. Sorry if you are someone that did enjoy the book, but I personally can't recommend it. At all. 

Side Note: Can anyone help me figure out how to hide just a spoiler section in my review here on Blogger? I have no idea. :/ 

May 2, 2018

Between Earth and Sky By: Amanda Skenandore Review

Thank you to TLC Book Tours for providing a free copy of Between Earth and Sky By: Amanda Skenandore in exchange for an honest review. 

Between Earth and Sky is one of those books that make me so glad I started a blog and bookstagram. (Even though I can't keep up with it all very well at the moment haha.) If it wasn't for that then I may not have ever heard of this book. Between Earth and Sky is not a book that I would typically pick up on my own, but I am so thrilled that I got a chance to read it. 

This is a well written, moving, beautiful, and tragic story based on historical facts. The setting is wonderfully vivid and I love how easily I could picture everything. I loved the characters as well, especially Alma and Asku. The book goes back and forth between 1906 and back in time to the 1880s when Alma was a child. I love how it was seamlessly written and you can really see Alma's growth and journey. I also enjoyed how there are a few small surprises in the book. Not twists exactly, but there are a couple of plot points that I really expected to go one way and instead they went another. I ADORE that in any book. 

I believe this is Amanda's debut book and it's practically flawless. I look forward to reading more from her! Overall I highly recommend Between Earth and Sky to anyone who enjoys historical fiction. 

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April 30, 2018

The Last Time I Lied By: Riley Sager ARC Review

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a free ebook copy of The Last Time I Lied By: Riley Sager in exchange for an honest review. 

After reading and enjoying Final Girls by Riley Sager back in November I had to read his upcoming book The Last Time I Lied. I am so glad I got approved on Netgalley for this one. This book was EVEN BETTER. Holy shiitake mushrooms this book was so FANTASTIC. The tension is ON POINT!! It did start off just a tad slow, BUT I really think it helped to build up the tension for later. 

I am not sure I liked any of the characters in this one, but wow they all sure were intriguing. I also enjoyed that the chapters went back and forth between the present and 15 years ago. The time jump was very well done. The storyline, atmosphere, and TWISTS were ON POINT as well. The Last Time I Lied defines what it means for a book to be a rollercoaster of twists and turns. You'll need a seatbelt to read this one. 

Overall this is one of my new favorite books. I highly recommend it to all of my mystery/thriller lover friends out there! I guarantee you won't regret reading this one. 

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April 11, 2018

Four Poems From Goodbye Darkness, Hello Light!!

Today I wanted to share with everyone four poems from my poetry book Goodbye Darkness, Hello Light. In the book there are four sections: Goodbye, Darkness, Hello, and Light. 

From Goodbye:

From Darkness: 

From Hello: 

From Light: 

I hope you enjoyed these poems from my book. Let me know what you think either way in the comments. If you're interested in Goodbye Darkness, Hello Light here is the link to add it on Goodreads and the link to purchase it on Amazon!

Also, it's National Poetry Month! What are some of your favorite poetry books? 

April 6, 2018

The Retreat By: Mark Edwards ARC Review

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a free ebook copy of The Retreat By: Mark Edwards in exchange for an honest review. 

Do you like slow burn and atmospheric mystery/thrillers? Than The Retreat is for you! This may not be the fastest paced book, but it's very intriguing and well written. I liked the MC, Lucas, and how he wanted to help Julia find or find out what happened to her missing child. Oh, and I desperately wanted to know what happened to Lily. That kept pushing me to read on because I HAD to know. I also enjoyed the town myth about The Red Widow. That really added to the atmosphere for me and I'm always a sucker for good atmosphere. Overall The Retreat is a fantastic read, but the ENDING really got me! It was completely unexpected and chilling. I highly recommend The Retreat!