Review: Everywhere You Want to Be

This was a Little Red Riding Hood retelling but I forgot that it was.

Honestly, it doesn’t remind me of anything about the fairytale except that she has a grandmother and there’s a mean girl which I suppose was the wolf.

I loved It Started With Goodbye (a Cinderella retelling about Tatum, Tilly’s stepsister) and I was excited about this. So believe me when I say that I’m really, really sad that this turned out to be a disappointment.

Review: Love Looks Pretty on You by Lang Leav

Lang Leav is not for me.

I read my first Lang Leav book, Love & Misadventure, when I was broken-hearted (ha ha) and I loved every bit of it. But looking back, I’m not even sure if I would still think the same way if I read it again. My standard for poetry has changed and Lang Leav is not enough for me anymore.

I tried to give it a chance. I really did. I tried to feel the emotions that the poems were supposed to convey. But I just couldn’t do it.

Review: Star-Crossed by Pintip Dunn

This book probably has the most unique plot I’ve ever read. There’s nothing else like it. 

The story is set at a time in the future when people were sent to terraform a planet called Dion. However, out of the ten thousand pods that were sent, only a hundred pods had survived. Instead of a habitable, fully-terraformed planet, the people found only a patch of land on which to live. This planet is hundreds of light years away from Earth that they had no choice but to make do with what they have. Since the land isn’t enough to grow plants and animals they brought from Earth, they developed a solution to maximize the food they are able to produce. Part of the population undergoes a genetic modification that will make them absorb two or three times as many nutrients from food than the average person. These nutrients are then extracted from them and distributed to the rest of the colony as pills. These pills also double as currency. Interesting, right?

Review: The Catcher in the Rye

There is a reason a book is a classic but in this case, I didn’t see it.

I believe this is one of those books that you either love or you don’t. There’s no in between.

I set my expectations high for this. I’ve been carrying this book with me and THRICE I have been told that it is good. Sadly, I’m one of the people who didn’t think so.

Honestly, there were a lot of things I didn’t like about this book.

Review: Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately

This is not my cup of tea.

I love poetry and I’m definitely obsessed with music but this didn’t work for me.

Normally, I would finish a poetry book in one sitting or in a few days when I’m busy but this one took me TEN days. Every time I try to pick it up, I end up reading a few poems and putting it back down. More often than not, it made me really sleepy.

I expected the tracks to convey the feelings of each poem but sadly, most of them did not. I’m not saying the songs were not great. In fact, some of them were good. But do I want to listen to rap or club music along with reading poetry? No.

Review: The Sixth Event

This book was given to me via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I like to compare the plot to a house that had a nice framework but unfortunately, lacked interior designing. This book had great foundation. Having the chance to save the world is an awesome idea. Sadly, the events leading up to that had no impact to me. To me, it was as if the characters were like, “Okay, let’s save the world and be done with it.”