Review

Made You Up

One of my most anticipated reads of the year, Made You Up certainly delivered. While I wish there was a tad less focus on the romantic aspect of the story, I can’t deny that it is a humorous and well-written tale with a protagonist you can’t help buy sympathize with. Made You Up is the… Read More Made You Up

Review

The Sky is Everywhere

After reading Jandy Nelson’s I’ll Give You the Sun, I was hooked by her exquisite writing and realistic characterization. Unfortunately, however, The Sky is Everywhere doesn’t quite have that same magical touch, and I was disappointed by how it turned out. My sister will die over and over again for the rest of my life.… Read More The Sky is Everywhere

Review

All the Bright Places

The thing I realize is that it’s not what you take, it’s what you leave. I’ll admit it flat out – I was incredibly suspicious of this book. The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park? That’s a pretty hefty marketing comparison to pull, and I suppose you can’t blame me for being wary.… Read More All the Bright Places

Review

A Monster Calls

This is such a hard book to review – not because my thoughts are conflicted, but because it relies so heavily on your emotional connection to the plot and characters. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness is a unique and thought-provoking story about grief and letting go. “The monster showed up just after midnight. As… Read More A Monster Calls

Review

I’ll Give You the Sun

I’ll Give You the Sun is both emotionally moving and beautifully written; filled with complexity and a variety of different layers not often seen used in the young adult genre. It touches upon so many different topics and won’t leave your thoughts for days once you’ve finished it. If one twin is cut, the other… Read More I’ll Give You the Sun

Review

Don’t Touch

Powerful and gripping, Don’t Touch was virtually a favorite of mine simply from the concept itself as it follows two things that I find fascinating: theatre and psychology. Luckily, the execution itself is just as well-done as the synopsis, and Rachel M. Wilson creates a story that both lingers and provokes thought. Ever since her… Read More Don’t Touch