Review: Emmy & Oliver

This was absolutely beautiful.

After reading the blurb, I expected a typical story full of drama but it was so much more than what I imagined. For me, Robin Benway has managed to turn an ordinary story into something extraordinary.

What I loved most about this book is that I understood how all the characters felt. I understood why they did what they did, even Oliver’s father. The book was like a friend telling me all their problems and I feel for them so much that I want to hug them and say, “It’s okay. I understand. I am here.”

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Review: Unfathomable Chance

This is a surprisingly light read considering that it involves aliens and the whole universe. If I wasn’t so busy, I would have finished it in one sitting. It’s the kind of book that will make you curious enough to flip the next page.

One thing I loved about this book are the characters. I definitely have a soft spot for Roddy, the moody android and Rocky, the love machine. And also, who can resist a talking cat guardian named Kal Zed?

Review: I Wrote This For You

This is great to read when you’re feeling melancholic at 3 AM and can’t sleep.

I read this in one sitting. It was hard not to.

This would have been perfect if not for the pictures.

Some were creepy. Or just a blurry mess that you can’t make out. Not to mention the cover that looks something straight out of a horror movie.

Don’t get me wrong, though. There were still some good ones that give off the right vibe.

But the words, the words were something else. It makes you feel things. It makes you think. Which is where I found myself at 4 AM after reading the book, still unable to sleep and thinking about life while listening to indie music.

Review: Select

I loved this more than I thought I would.

I wished for this on Netgalley because the blurb seemed promising but I was not expecting that my wish would be granted.

Before starting the book, I went on Goodreads and was disheartened by the disappointed reviews and the three or lower star ratings. I know it is prejudice on my part but whether you like it or not, reviews have the power to influence readers and that’s why reviewers exist.

So imagine my surprise when I absolutely loved a book I was already prepared not to like.

Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #3)

When I first heard that there would be a third book, I admit I wasn’t thrilled.

After I finished the second one which was supposed to be the last, I was actually one of those who demanded Jenny Han to write one more. To me, Lara Jean and Peter’s time in P.S. I Love You was too short.

While I can’t say that it ruined my love for the series, it’s a book I loved a little less than the first two. But I enjoyed it a lot, nonetheless.

To me, it was like a long epilogue, the closure we all needed.

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: Big Mushy Happy Lump (Sarah’s Scribbles #2)

This is my first time reviewing a comic book so I’m going to do it based on how much I enjoyed it. And I enjoyed this A LOT.

I’ve been a follower of the author, Sarah Anderson on Instagram for quite a while now. If you’re a fan of the author or have previously liked some of her works across various social media platforms, you will definitely love this book.

What I liked about this is that it was able to present relatable situations in a really cute and funny way.