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Bookish and Nerdy

Books, books, and more books with some fangirling on the side.

Currently reading

The Name of the Star (The Shades of London)
Maureen Johnson
Mockingjay (Hunger Games Series #3)
Suzanne Collins
Cinder  - Marissa Meyer *3.5* stars out of 5
Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell THIS IS AMAZING. Perfect, just perfect. I finished this two seconds ago, and Rainbow Rowell has done it again. The words have left me because Rainbow Rowell has taken them all and put them in this book. I have never related to character as much as I did with Cather Avery. I wish I had Levi. I wish I had a Wren. I wish I had a Reagan.

I feel very incoherent right now. I'll be posting a review/booktalk video and a review on my book blog.
The Distance Between Us - Kasie West *4.5* stars out of 5
The Redemption of Callie & Kayden  - Jessica Sorensen Overall, the ending was so satisfying. I loved Callie and Kayden's journey. Now I just need more Luke. Seth too. Full review coming soon.
The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence, #1) - Jessica Sorensen The first new adult book that I really, really enjoyed. Will be posting a detailed review on my book blog, bookishandnerdy.tumblr.com. Overall, the plot was great. The characters were likable. I had a lot of empathy for Callie and Kayden. I want to know more about Seth too. Read this in like 2 hours.
An Abundance of Katherines - John Green Enjoyable. I didn't love the main character Colin. I can see why he was dumped by so many Katherines. In fact, my favorite character was Hassan. Definitely the lightest John Green book I've read, but I haven't read Paper Towns yet.
Losing It - Cora Carmack read this in an two hours. it's terrible. i keep giving new adult multiple chances and i keep getting disappointed all the time. i only enjoyed the fact that garrick was british. i like hot british men. still wasn't enough for me to give more than one star. I felt no connections to any of the characters. the author talks about the potential conflict of him being her teacher BUT there was no actual fallout. everything was wrapped up very neatly with a nice bow on top. honestly, i've read lots of fanfiction when i was younger and this reminds of alot of stories i've read.

The positive thing about this. It's a cute romantic story with a HEA. I've been reading alot of intense books lately so this was nice break.
The Elite - Kiera Cass Review to come...but when does The One come out???? I need it.
The Selection - Kiera Cass Review to come...
The Darkest Minds - Alexandra Bracken X-posted from my blog: http://bookishandnerdy.blogspot.com

This book has been receiving tons of hype on book tube lately. I purchased this book when it was released last December, but I did not pick it up to read until this month. Well, I can’t believe it took me so long to read this book. This book is amazing. Essentially, The Darkest Minds is about girl, Ruby, who goes from normal to different in a split second. This is her struggle against an entire world who fears her and others like her when all she wants is acceptance. Ruby yearns for safety and security. She yearns for love and acceptance. I think that’s what makes this such a fantastic story. The overall theme isn’t new, but Alexandra Bracken has a way conveying Ruby’s struggles and obstacles in a way that is relatable. Not only that, Bracken sets up this great character arc for Ruby. We see Ruby start as scared and weak and turn out to be the complete opposite. The other characters are exceptionally written. I found myself loving all of them equally (at least the good guys). Liam, the kind hearted almost too trusting love interest, had such a great back story. Suzume aka Zu made her way into my heart and she was like my little sister. Chubs is by far one of my favorite all time favorite characters. The pacing of the novel is done well. By far, though, the world building is the most fantastic aspect of this novel. Bracken uses the simple premise of disease that takes out a certain population and triggers powers in the remaining kids and builds upon it. The reaction to the cataclysmic events are realistic and frightening. I found myself thinking that, “Yes, this is how the people of America would react”. Scared and irrational like we always seem to do. Alexandra Bracken introduces to a scary world where the future of the us is quickly disappearing. She does a superb job, and I absolutely love this book. I cannot wait for the sequel.

Unravel Me

Unravel Me - 4.5 / 5 stars to be exact!

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)

City of Bones - Cassandra Clare Still just as amazing as the first time around!!!

The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave - HOLY MOLY HOT DAMN THIS WAS GOOD. will edit with a real review soon!

Truth or Dare

Truth or Dare - Jacqueline Green ummmmm...THIS IS A SERIES?!? will add my review soooon. BUT what the heck?!?Characters: I liked Sydney. Although, she is very cliche. The loner who is into photography? Wow, original. Tenley was so annoying and a bitch. The author tried to create some depth through out the story but I feel it wasn’t achieved until the last chapter. I didn’t feel any empathy for Tenley till the last chapter. Caitlin had an awesome arc. The secondary characters were pretty interesting.Plot: Very similar to Pretty Little Liars, but I actually like this better. The girls aren’t’ all friends. I feel there is more mystery, and it’s just more intriguing as where PLL feels like I’m just being pulled back and forth. Truth or Dare had some great twists! AAAAAH especially Sydney’s storyline. Such a fun story albeit very predictable. ALTHOUGH, I didn’t know this was a series and it ended on a cliffhanger. *sigh* I actually went into this thinking it was stand alone novel. Nope. Just a warning for those who haven’t read it. Writing: Jacqueline Green had a way of creating an air of mystery but still kept the story pretty fun. At least, I think so. Other than that the writing was very straight forward. It was bit dragging in the middle but then it picks up again.Overall, I really enjoyed the book, and can’t wait to read the sequel. It’s a really fun, suspenseful read. I give this 4/5 stars.

Meant to Be

Meant to Be - Lauren Morrill more like 3.5 stars. will edit with my review soon.

The Program

The Program - Suzanne Young 3.5 stars to be exact. will edit this with a complete review later.