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 on this blog is my opinion.

I rate books based on feeling. I hold each genre to a different standard than others and rate it for what it is. Please be warned.

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June Monthly Wrap-Up: A New Reading Record

Welcome to my first monthly wrap up ever!

I can’t believe I haven’t done this before but I’m motivated to do it now because I set a new reading record this month!

I’ve read a total of 6 books and although it might seem small compared to others, it is a challenge for me since I only get to read at lunch and before going to bed on weekdays. I’m waaay behind my reading challenge this year. I only started reading again at the end of April so I read like crazy to catch up.

Their Fractured Light Review: A Tale on What it Means to Live

After finishing this series, I realized one thing. Although the story is connected and each character is different, I can’t help but play favorites. Tarver and Lilac of These Broken Stars still hold the number one place in my heart but Gideon and Sofia come at a close second.

Although Gideon and Sofia are both interesting characters, I found myself enjoying Gideon’s POV more. I loved his quick wit, his confidence, and even his cocky side. If anyone asks me who is the most charming character I’ve ever read, the answer would be him.

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

“I must freeze my heart to the one person who insists on setting it ablaze.”

Where did all those feelings go? People spend their whole lives looking for love. Poems and songs and entire novels are written about it. But how can you trust something that can end as suddenly as it begins?

Nicola Yoon, The Sun is Also A Star

Recommendations

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

Under the Never Sky

Aria is a teenager in the enclosed city of Reverie. Like all Dwellers, she spends her time with friends in virtual environments, called Realms, accessed through an eyepiece called a Smarteye. Aria enjoys the Realms and the easy life in Reverie. When she is forced out of the pod for a crime she did not commit, she believes her death is imminent. The outside world is known as The Death Shop, with danger in every direction.

As an Outsider, Perry has always known hunger, vicious predators, and violent energy storms from the swirling electrified atmosphere called the Aether. A bit of an outcast even among his hunting tribe, Perry withstands these daily tests with his exceptional abilities, as he is gifted with powerful senses that enable him to scent danger, food and even human emotionsMore

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