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Emotionally Charged and Real! Only A Breath Apart by Katie McGarry [ARC Review]

Emotionally Charged and Real! Only A Breath Apart by Katie McGarry [ARC Review]

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Holy moly, this book!ย Only a Breath Apartย was a test in emotion and angst that I did have a hard time finishing but ultimately enjoyed! Trigger Warning: there is physical, verbal, emotional, and mental abuse in this book. Only a Breath Apartย was everything I expected and Katie McGarry did not disappoint! This book touched me in all the right places despite the hard subject matter and tone of the book. I expected angst but […]

โ€ข Posted January 25, 2019 โ€ข 5 Comments โ€ข

Cry Your Eyes Out! Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry [Audiobook Review]

Cry Your Eyes Out! Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry [Audiobook Review]

  Don’t want to read the whole review? ย Click to jump to the Skinny Review.   I’m not really into reading YA Contemporary Romance because it’s YA and I normally get frustrated by high school antics (I mean, not like I wasn’t a teenager back then). Sometimes, I can’t help but keep rolling my eyes.ย Pushing the Limitsย surprised me in a good way! This book is everything I thought a YA book isn’t – real and emotional and deals with adult themes. The Characters I love how these two broken characters met and fell in love. Echo has been hurt by […]

โ€ข Posted July 5, 2018 โ€ข 4 Comments โ€ข

Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz | Audiobook Review

Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz | Audiobook Review

Don’t want to read the whole review? ย Click to jump to the Skinny Review. I honestly don’t know how to review this book. When I finished listening to the audiobook, I was hit withย homesickness. If you don’t know already, I am an immigrant (now a US citizen) and I am Filipino, so this book really hit home for me. Coincidentally, my turn for the library cue came a few days before the US Presidential Election, which I thought was very appropriate. I had to read this. In fact, I finished listening to the audiobook on election day. I admit to […]

โ€ข Posted November 11, 2016 โ€ข 2 Comments โ€ข

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund | Book Review

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund | Book Review

Don’t want to read the whole review? ย Click to jump to the Skinny Review. It took me a while (well years, really) to finally read this. I first For Darkness Shows the Starsย a little after it came out and I was blown away by the awesome cover! I mean, LOOK AT THAT COVER! And the title is GENIUS! Anyway, fast forward to three months ago when I had some time to finally be inspired to read it. I think my mood just fit! I was FINALLY able to finish it! So, just as an aside, I haven’t READ or even […]

โ€ข Posted October 7, 2016 โ€ข 4 Comments โ€ข

Basically MY Life Story – Minus the FanFic Fame | Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell | Audiobook Review

Basically MY Life Story – Minus the FanFic Fame | Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell | Audiobook Review

Don’t want to read the whole review? ย Click to jump to the Skinny Review. I didnโ€™t have any expectations going into Fangirl. Sure, I had heard a lot of awesome things about Rainbow Rowell, but I honestly havenโ€™t picked up her books. I DID have Fangirl and Carry On signed by Rainbow Rowel at Yallwest earlier this year, but I gave my Fangirl copy to my cousin who absolutely ADORES Rainbow! Anyway, in preparation for reading Carry On (which I STILL HAVENโ€™T DONE!), I decided to read Fangirl first and I WAS AMAZED! I mean, if you are a total […]

โ€ข Posted September 9, 2016 โ€ข 8 Comments โ€ข

Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza | Audiobook Review

Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza | Audiobook Review

MY THOUGHTS “Aย girl android?! Gimme!” I was really surprised that I enjoyed Mila 2.0. ย I mean, a girl android?! ย One who doesn’t know that she is one?! ย One who IS a government secret weapon?! ย Interesting, right? ย I thought so. ย In fact, I had a hard time rating the book (so I settled for a 3.5) because I felt there were a lot of holes and a few things that I thought needed more work. Mila 2.0 is about a 16-year-old girl named Mila, who presumably has amnesia. ย She can’t recall the events of the fire that killed her father a […]

โ€ข Posted June 22, 2015 โ€ข 7 Comments โ€ข

This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner | Book Review

This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner | Book Review

I received this book for free from the Publisher via Netgalleyย in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. MY THOUGHTS “Hands down, one of the best books I’ve read this year!” This Shattered World is another story that blew me away!ย  I really LOVED reading about Captain Lee Chase and Avon rebel Flynn Cormac!ย  Plus, imagine that – a kick ass female captain! Captain Lee Chase has been in the planet Avon for a while.ย  She has not been affected by the fury that seems to take […]

โ€ข Posted May 28, 2015 โ€ข 1 Comment โ€ข

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand | Audiobook Re-Read Review

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand | Audiobook Re-Read Review

MY THOUGHTS I readย Unearthlyย last year but did not get a chance to do a full review. ย I re-listened to the audiobook on Scribd (love this subscription, BTW) and fell in love with the story again. ย Initially, I was not expecting to like the story. ย I had already read aย couple ofย “angels” books (read Fallenย by Lauren Kate and Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins) and I was not into it. ย With those two books in mind, I was pretty apprehensive with Unearthly. ย Plus, the washed out cover didn’t really capture my interest but since I run out of reading material, I decided to […]

โ€ข Posted May 19, 2015 โ€ข 2 Comments โ€ข

Cress by Marissa Meyer | Audiobook Review

Cress by Marissa Meyer | Audiobook Review

Before starting my review, I would like to apologize to my readers for posting aย blank post for this review a few weeks back.ย  With my pending vacation (I am still on said vacay), I was unaware that I set this review to post when I haven’t even written it!ย  So, please pardon my flightiness! My Thoughts Warning: This review may contain spoilers Since I read Scarlet, I have been super excited to read Cress becauseย let’s face it, Thorn is a very interesting character!ย  In fact, I was hoping that Thorn would be the hero in this book.ย  I was not […]

โ€ข Posted October 9, 2014 โ€ข 1 Comment โ€ข