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: The King of FU by Benjamin Davis

If I were to describe this book in two words, I would say:

entertaining and honest.

If you want to write a memoir that is not boring, this is how you do it.

To be honest, I don’t even know how to properly describe this book. I haven’t read anything like it. I wouldn’t really say it’s poetry but it is written like a poem. The kind of poetry that annoys me the most are those that attempt to sound like poetry but are actually just sentences separated into lines.

But interestingly, it works for this book. Maybe it’s less about the format but more on how it was written. Benjamin has a way with words that makes it feel natural.

Review: 180 Seconds by Jessica Park

This book surprised me in so many ways.

I actually chose to read this because I wanted something fluffy. What I got was something totally different.

If you’re planning on reading this book, you absolutely need one thing: tissues.

No kidding.

Remember those viral videos on Facebook that make you cry? This book is like those videos but in written form. And only the hardest of hearts will be able to hold back their tears.

Review: The Darkest Star (Origin #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

When I received the email that I got approved for an ARC of this book, I honestly felt so happy I could cry.

But let me get this straight. I haven’t read the Lux series yet. What made me so happy is that I read Jennifer Armentrout’s The Problem with Forever and I loved it. And for fans of the Lux series, this book is a highly anticipated read that I felt so honored to get it.

The thing with books you have high expectations for is that more often than not, they let you down. And I’m so, so glad The Darkest Star didn’t.

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: Imperfect Chemistry (Imperfect #1) by Mary Frame

Lucy is a very interesting character. She reminds me of Sheldon Cooper (from the Big Bang Theory series), although not as extreme. She talks about things in a clinical and scientific way and is absolutely straightforward and honest. She is unlike all the female characters I ever read.

The thing with contemporary romance is that I don’t expect a lot from the plot. I just want a cute love story that sticks as close to reality as possible. This book delivered. It was entertaining and unexpectedly funny. It got me rolling on my bed laughing at 3 AM (seriously).

Review: Sadie by Courtney Summers

This is the first time I am going to say this: I am honored that I got to read this book before it was released, that I have the opportunity to spread the word about it. If there is a book I want people to read, it is this.

Reading Sadie does not feel like reading a work of fiction. Because as much as we want to deny it, this is not something you only read in books. This happens in real life. Courtney Summers created a story grounded in reality and stripped away what is not essential, leaving only the cold, harsh truth.