Review: Jane Anonymous by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Jane Anonymous is a story of a 17-year-old girl who got abducted and was held captive for seven months before finally escaping. The book is told in alternating timelines between THEN (during captivity) and NOW (after escape). It is a girl’s journey through healing and recovery.

I confess to putting off reading this book because I didn’t think I was ready to face something stressful. I’m not even sure why I requested this, knowing full well that it contained sensitive topics. But sometimes, I like to go out of my comfort zone so here I am.

Review: Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon

This is the kind of book that would have been amazing, if not for a few reasons.

The female lead was veeeery frustrating.
Kammani is one stressed character. She’s the kind that will try to lift the world on her shoulders… ALONE. Sometimes, that’s a good thing but in this case, it was not. All it did was lead her into stupid decisions. It’s one thing to be brave but it’s another thing to be brave and stupid.

Review: Fireborne by Rosaria Munda

What is the definition of a good book?

Is it the one that makes you devour the words and flip the pages like your life depends on it? Is it the one whose characters you feel connection with? Or is it the plot that leaves you speechless in the end?

For me, this book wasn’t one of those. And yet, I got through it and I truly cared about what happens next.

It started well. The world building was great and it felt like I was transported to a world where people rode dragons and your place in society was determined by your abilities.

Review: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

There are certain books you read that leave you with a feeling of contentment. This is one of those.

When I read the excerpt, I expected it to be a typical romantic comedy — a light enough read to keep me entertained. What I was not prepared for was how much depth I found in it.

This book is not just about a girl who loves books and being alone. This book is about comfort in solitude, the gift of family, and how sometimes, the best company comes in the most unexpected people.

Review: The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient #2)

This is my first Helen Hoang book so I had no expectations. I heard about The Kiss Quotient — it was big on the book blogging community — but I haven’t had time to read it yet. But when I got an ARC for the second book, I couldn’t miss the opportunity.

Right from the beginning, I was hooked. It even made me stay up late until 4 AM even though I had work in the morning. It was that good.

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.