Review: “Illuminae” by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

What a wild and heart-pounding ride! This is one of those books I’ve heard so much about; it was so hyped that I was afraid I wouldn’t like it as I’ve been disappointed by a variety of hyped books. But I can say with a smile on my face that this book was fantastic!

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Review: “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” by Jenny Han

Yay! I finally read this book! It’s been sitting on my shelf for a few months now, but because I am who I am, I listened to via audiobook from my local library’s Ovedrive app. Anywho, while I did enjoy this book, I didn’t like it as much as I thought it would. I mean, I’m still learning to like contemporary and while there were various aspects I did like in this book, there were definitely some hills I struggled to climb.

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Review: “You Bring the Distant Near” by Mitali Perkins

I didn’t know what to expect going into this book. I was instantly intrigued by the synopsis, but it went on the back burner of my mind until… I came across it at the local library. You Bring the Distant Near blew me out of the water in the best way possible. A myriad of emotions rippled through me, and I found myself laughing and crying in various parts of the book. Now that’s a good book to me.

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Review: “The Upside of Unrequited” by Becky Albertalli

Oh my goodness, could this book be any cuter?! It’s adorable and poignant, too, with moments that broke my heart but put it back together again.

While I have Albertalli’s debut novel, Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, on my shelf, I picked up The Upside of Unrequited at the local library on a whim. Now, I’m definitely going to try to make room to read Simon vs, especially since the movie is coming out next year (until the title Love, Simon).

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