I have always imagined that paradise would be a kind of library.

Not all books are written equal. Some are meant to be greater than others. The hardest part is figuring out which one is which.

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Rating Guide

People don’t choose books. Books choose people.

What might seem great for you might not be the same for others. And what might seem terrible for some, might just be the right one for you.

Rating guide:

★★★★★ – One word. PERFECT.
★★★★☆ –  Lacking just a tiny bit of something.
★★★☆☆ – Good but not great.
★★☆☆☆ – Disappointing.
★☆☆☆☆ – Terrible.

Warning!

Everything in this blog are my opinions.

I rate books based on feeling. A book could have the greatest plot and the best writing but if it will not give me that certain feeling while reading it, I might not like it. Please be warned.

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Review: By Your Side

This bored me and I almost gave up on it. But I’m so glad I didn’t because by the end, I was looking for more.

It took me a while to get attached to the characters. I really didn’t feel the friendship between Autumn and her friends, except Lisa. Dallin annoyed me so much for being petty and immature while her other friends might as well be nonexistent.

But other than that, this was great. I now understand why Kasie West is an auto-buy author for some readers when it comes to young adult contemporary romance.

Review: The Problem with Forever

This didn’t feel like reading a book. Rather, it felt like I was reading someone else’s story. Someone real.

This book has taken me on a roller coaster ride of emotions. To me, the best books are those that have the power to affect you, the one that lets you sympathize with the characters, and the kind that makes you feel as if you’re part of their story and you care about what happens to them. This book definitely did it for me.

Review: This Shattered World (Starbound #2)

If I were to describe this book in one word, it would be hopeful.

It’s what I felt after reading this book. Hope for a better tomorrow, hope for a better world, and hope that people can change for the better.

The first book, All These Broken Stars, is one of my favourite books of all time. Sadly, I didn’t quite love this one as much. To me, it had the second book syndrome. It existed to build up the story, to prepare us for the end.

On Books

Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.

– John Green

Favorite Quotes

“You’re you,’ he repeats, his eyes full of grief. ‘You’re the same girl who crashed on this planet with me, who I dragged through forests and over mountains, who climbed through a shipwreck full of bodies to save my life. You’re the same girl I loved, and I love you now.”

I don’t think it’s possible to put a timeline to love. Once it’s there, it’s like there’s never been anything else.

Recommendations

Below is a list of books I’ve read recently that I loved. Check them out!

Emmy & Oliver

Emmy’s best friend, Oliver, reappears after being kidnapped by his father ten years ago. Emmy hopes to pick up their relationship right where it left off. Are they destined to be together? Or has fate irreparably driven them apart?

Emmy just wants to be in charge of her own life. She wants to stay out late, surf her favorite beach—go anywhere without her parents’ relentless worrying. But Emmy’s parents can’t seem to let her grow up—not since the day Oliver disappearedMore

Strange the Dreamer

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?More

Zenn Diagram

Eva Walker has literally one friend—if you don’t count her quadruplet three-year-old-siblings—and it’s not even because she’s a math nerd. No, Eva is a loner out of necessity, because everyone and everything around her is an emotional minefield. All she has to do is touch someone, or their shirt, or their cell phone, and she can read all their secrets, their insecurities, their fearsMore