Milk and Honey

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milk and honey by rupi kaur

Published: November 7th, 2014

Publisher: Createspace

Rating: 4.5/5

Summary: milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.

So I read this one after reading her most recent poetry book, this one I didn’t really relate to as much as the other one but that didn’t mean it didn’t have really amazing poetry. It was really fascinating and I loved a lot of what she was trying to bring to the table.

I  know a lot of people don’t like this book and think it’s way too tumblr like but I like stuff like that. I really think it hits me more at times. That the poems that are like that can get really clever because the idea is to not really say much but convey a deeper meaning.

Rupi really knows how to write about love, about heartbreak, and about dark topics.

I will give a warning that this book really goes into darker topics at times and people who are a bit sensitive to that might want to tread carefully.

But it was great that this book really made me feel things and made me really think. I liked that about it, because a lot of the ones that made me think were the ones I couldn’t relate to. I like that they could have made me think even if I didn’t relate to them really struck me as clever that Rupi was able to do that for me.

I think my favorite part was around the section of love. I like reading other people’s takes on romance and it was just sunshine and flowers. It was really and raw and something that I could possible relate to.

She talked about good and bad times and that is something any relationship goes through.

As someone that never reads poetry I was glad that I checked this out and that this book really helped me get more interested in reading poetry. I have a few poetry books and thanks to Rupi I really want to check them out.

I found out that she shares her poetry online and I really appreciate that she is willing to make her work easy to get to online so it spreads out and other people can maybe be inspired by her work and maybe look at themselves and how they can love themselves. Rupi has a few about self love and it really stuck with me so I know it can stick with other people and really inspire them as well.

Overall I really liked this book and thought it was really well done and I’m glad it opened my eyes to poetry and makes me want to check more out! Poetry is really beautiful and this book really showed me that. Highly recommend!

Have you read her books before? If you have what did you think? Do you have another poets that I should check out?? If you do let me know below as I would love to know!

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The Sun and Her Flowers

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the sun and her flowers by rupi kaur

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

Published: October 3rd, 2017

Rating: 5/5

Summary: From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself.

Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms.

this is the recipe of life
said my mother
as she held me in her arms as i wept
think of those flowers you plant
in the garden each year
they will teach you
that people too
must wilt
fall
root
rise
in order to bloom

So I have never really read poetry besides like Shel Silverstein when I was younger, but I picked up this book seeing how everyone raved over her first book Milk and Honey so I really wanted to try this book out and see what I thought.

And I LOVED it!!

It really resonated with me so well and it was just wow…so great and amazing and while some what she experienced hadn’t happened to me there were a lot of poems that I thought were beautiful and important, or that I felt related to me.

Rupi is just is a really great poet and what she says is so relevant to many people, and so beautiful. I literally had no words for what she was saying at times. Her writing just blew me away.

A lot of her poems really went into dark topics, and she really talked about her experiences in life and with men, as well as with her family. It made her seem more relatable and I liked that about this book. While her past was so sad and hard at times it seemed, she really showed how she developed in the future.

I also really appreciated her section on refugees, and living as a brown woman. And I think that really stuck with me, because while I might not be a refugee I am a brown woman and her views on that really stuck with me even after reading this. She really pushed self-acceptance of the color of your skin, and acceptance of your self as who you are.

I just have many good thoughts about this book, and it really did make me sad at some points because of the mature incidents that are mentioned in this book, but most of it was just really beautiful and wow.

No words will explain how much I really adored this book.

I tabbed the heck outta that book so I can come back and read some of them when I feel like I need to. I actually went out and bought her first book and read that in a couple hours and tabbed that one as well. So stay tuned for that review in the future!

I know a lot of people might not care for poetry but I highly suggest giving this a chance because you might actually really like this book!

I think out of the two of her books this one is my favorite, which seems to be what a lot of people feel as well but highly recommend for poetry lovers, and people who are looking to give it a try!

Let me know if you’ve read this book below because I would really like to hear your thoughts and if you loved it or hated it as I would really love to know!

 

The Cowboy Who Came Calling

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The Cowboy Who Came Calling by Linda Broday

Publisher: SourceBooks Casablanca

Published: February 6th, 2018

Rating: 4/5

Summary: A Former Texas Ranger on a mission
A determined woman slowly losing her sight
A love neither could have predicted
…and a danger that may steal their happy ending before it can even begin.

Glory Day may be losing her vision, but that doesn’t mean she’ll ever stop fighting. Determined to provide for her struggling family, she confronts an outlaw with a price on his head. But when a mysterious cowboy gets between her and her target, Glory accidentally shoots him instead. Flustered, she has no option but to take the handsome stranger home to treat his wounds.

Former Texas Ranger Luke McClain didn’t plan to fall in love, but there’s no denying the strength of Glory’s will or the sweetness of her heart. But Glory’s been burned before, and Luke will have to reach into the depths of his own battered soul to convince her to take a chance…

So this was really cute! I really liked it! Glory was a really interesting and unique! She was tough and independent, and it was hard for her to really let herself rely on Luke and all that he offered. Their chemistry was funny to read about because they’re both so stubborn and it was so funny reading about them mistaking each other’s intentions and everything!

They had really great chemistry and were super funny and I really loved their banter to each other.

I think I also loved Glory’s situation and her disability because it really showed her need to really push past her feelings on it holding her back, and learning to accept that she isn’t weak when she accepts help from other people.

Also it tackled issues like addiction as well. Her mother had an addiction to a drug and it was hard on Glory and her sisters having to really step up and cover the space their mother should have taken had she been of sound mind.

This book really just wasn’t about romance it was about family, and learning to be strong, and over coming obstacles that you think will take you down but really lift you up and make you stronger. I think that’s why I really enjoyed it because I wasn’t just reading a romance story between two people, I was reading about Glory and her taking charge of her family and really pushing to help them survive obstacles that were placed in front of them.

But the romance was super cute so even if it didn’t have all those other themes I probably would have enjoyed it because Glory and Luke were just so cute!

They did have moments where I wanted to smack them both because things would get misinterpreted so easily and I was like “Oh my gosh open your eyes!!”

Another downside was Glory’s sister Patience! She was a bit annoying for someone her age, and I just wanted someone to be firm with her because she got away with everything! Hope was super sweet, but Patience was just like annoying and no one seemed to bother to correct her. She would bother Glory all the time and would spill secrets all the time, and she took Glory’s journal and would read it even though Glory mentioned she didn’t want her to. I don’t know, it was just really annoying.

But overall I did enjoy this story, and I thought the storyline was really unique, and important as well. Plus the romance was cute! I loved it! Highly recommend especially if you’re really interested in reading books set in the western time period! It was fun! I think that was part of my enjoyment of this book!

I really do recommend you romance lovers check this out! It was really interesting and fun and I think you’ll really enjoy it! It comes out February 6th 2018 so when it’s out go check it out!

Haunting the Deep

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Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather

Publisher: Knopf’s Books for Young Readers

Published: October 3rd, 2017

Rating: 3/5

Summary: Samantha Mather knew her family’s connection to the infamous Salem Witch Trials might pose obstacles to an active social life. But having survived one curse, she never thought she’d find herself at the center of a new one.

This time, Sam is having recurring dreams about the Titanic . . . where she’s been walking the deck with first-class passengers, like her aunt and uncle. Meanwhile, in Sam’s waking life, strange missives from the Titanic have been finding their way to her, along with haunting visions of people who went down with the ship.

Ultimately, Sam and the Descendants, along with some help from heartthrob Elijah, must unravel who is behind the spell that is drawing her ever further into the dream ship . . . and closer to sharing the same grim fate as its ghostly passengers.

So I really enjoyed the first book and this one took me a while to read sadly. I did enjoy it but it took me awhile to get to the point where I felt the plot was picking up. I just didn’t enjoy a lot of the drama that went on between Sam and Jaxon. There was just a lot of it and it kept going on and at first I was annoyed by it and then I felt that some of it was good because it was following a different direction than I thought.

But still I just felt that there was a lot of it and I just wanted to focus on the other stuff dealing with the Titanic.

That aspect that I was really interested in! The history and stuff dealing with the Titanic was fun for me to read about. So I liked that they had flashbacks to that time period. And I think the ending really is what saved the book for me. That whole scene at the end was so intense and thrilling that I was flying through it trying to figure out what was going to happen and how it was all going to play out. There were a lot of close calls!

Also I was so happy that Elijah came back! I was sad he wasn’t in it more because he was one of my favorite characters from the first book. I liked his interaction with Sam and how their relationship developed. I wish this book had more of that.

If she writes a third book I want him to be in there more because I love him and the way the ending played out didn’t resolve it enough for me to know what direction they were going in. I mean I had an idea but I wanted it to be more concrete with his future with Sam.

But I also like the friendships between Sam and the Descendants. It was nice to see their growth from the first book to this book and how they stuck together on everything. Girl friendships that are done well are a joy to read and this one was amazing.

For some reason though I just wasn’t interested in reading it that much and I would getting into lulls when it came to this book. I did like how intense it got at times so those would keep me interested in reading. But again the ending made up for it and the flashbacks were fun to read! I liked it a lot and felt they added an added depth to the story line.

Overall I did enjoy it but I felt it wasn’t as interesting as the first one because that one I never wanted to put down but this one I just wouldn’t be interested in reading at some points. But I felt it was a solid read, but wasn’t amazing. The Titanic theme was really awesome though!

Let me know your thoughts and if you’ve read it as I would really love to know! Do you think she’ll write a third book? Let me know if you do and what you hope it’d be on!

 

 

A Skinful of Shadows

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A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge

Publisher: Amulet Books

Published: October 17th, 2017

Rating: 2/5

Summary: This is the story of a bear-hearted girl . . .

Sometimes, when a person dies, their spirit goes looking for somewhere to hide.
Some people have space within them, perfect for hiding.

Twelve-year-old Makepeace has learned to defend herself from the ghosts which try to possess her in the night, desperate for refuge, but one day a dreadful event causes her to drop her guard.

And now there’s a spirit inside her.

The spirit is wild, brutish and strong, and it may be her only defence when she is sent to live with her father’s rich and powerful ancestors. There is talk of civil war, and they need people like her to protect their dark and terrible family secret.

But as she plans her escape and heads out into a country torn apart by war, Makepeace must decide which is worse: possession – or death.

So I sadly did not like this book.

I had read the sampler I got from Netgalley and thought it was really interesting and it sounded cool! So I got the audiobook and just kept listening to it but I would get bored listening to it and I would just never want to listen to it ever. I just had no urge to read it at all so I was like meh whenever I would try to.

But also it got really weird at times.

Like really weird for me.

I’m weird and stuff but at the same time certain things I can’t wrap my head around. Like this situation where she stumbled across a bear carcass and she takes in the bear spirit in her body. And her extended family members keep themselves alive by taking the spirits of their ancestors in their bodies and thats how they live on for centuries.

Makepeace is next up to have a bunch of spirits of her ancestors put in her body and she doesn’t want that to happen. I stopped where she had fled to London and was trying to help a family member be free.

I just, I don’t know. I just didn’t really connect with anything and I just thought it was super strange for me and I just didn’t want to read it anymore.

I will say the development of the characters was interesting because you follow Makepeace from the time she was a small child and to when she grows up into a teenager.

My head if just all over this book really so I don’t have much clear thoughts about it because I just couldn’t grasp what I was really reading at the time.

But yeah I just didn’t like it that much and I felt that I didn’t understand what was going on during it. It was just so weird but yeah enough of that!

I have another of her books from Netgalley so I plan on still reading it to see if it was just that book that I didn’t like or if I just don’t connect with her writing at all. I feel bad but yeah. I’ll be giving another of her books a try at least!

Have any of you read her books? If you have what did you think of them? Did you find you had the same issue I was where I didn’t feel like I understood what was going on? Let me know your thoughts below as I would love to know!

 

 

Ever the Brave

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Ever the Brave by Erin Summerill

Publisher: HMH Teen

Published: December 5th, 2017

Rating: 5/5

Summary: Ever the Divided. Ever the Feared. Ever the Brave.
After saving King Aodren with her newfound Channeler powers, Britta only wants to live a peaceful life in her childhood home. Unfortunately, saving the King has created a tether between them she cannot sever, no matter how much she’d like to, and now he’s insisting on making her a noble lady. And there are those who want to use Britta’s power for evil designs. If Britta cannot find a way to harness her new magical ability, her life—as well as her country—may be lost.

The stakes are higher than ever in the sequel to Ever the Hunted, as Britta struggles to protect her kingdom and her heart.

Thank you HMH Teen for sending me this book for review!

So I loved the first book and I was so nervous because I was hoping it would be as good as the first and I felt this was so much better than the first! It was so awesome! I loved the events that happened in this book! It was so amazing! So much to say about it!

I think one of my favorite aspects in this book is the different POV’s. I liked getting to see inside Aodren and Cohen’s head as well as Britta’s. They’re great to read from and I liked seeing Cohen’s head during him letting Britta go to let her choose what she wants rather than be influenced by him and what he wants.

So I loved Britta very much and I loved seeing her growth and development in this book. She was her usual tough self and she still liked doing things herself, but she learns to open herself up and trust other people and let other people into her life. The main person she lets in is Aodren, who she didn’t really trust before but after letting him in she really gains a good friend out of him.

I did like that her romance didn’t involve her leading around someone while she figured things out and while Cohen let her think about her connection with Aodren and everything going on in her head. It was just refreshing to read that.

But her loyalty to Cohen was so cute! Things happened that weren’t really her first choice and her need to make it clear that he was something she wanted.

I dont know I expected her choice to be different than what she chose, and I was pleasantly surprised.

Also Aodren was a fun guy to read about, he really cared about Britta, and his country. I really feel like he was a good King and was dedicated to his country and wanted the best for them.

But wow so many secrets were revealed in this book! I just felt that the pacing was so fast paced and that there were no gaps where I felt like nothing was happening. There was so much action and I think it brought the book to life. I felt like I was always on the edge of my seat waiting for something to happen! Mainly the last 100 pages were so tense with what happened and all that was going on! I couldn’t put the book down! It was just so amazing! Wow!!! Gah!

Go read this series! That’s all I can tell you!

Just go read it! It’s just amazing and so fun and action packed! An amazing fantasy series with an interesting magic system and amazing characters!

If you’re a fan of strong characters and fast paced plots, and magic, you’ll love this series! Highly recommend it to you all! I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!

Anyways, thank you all for reading and I’ll see you in my next post! Let me know your thoughts on this series and if you’ve read it as I would love to know!

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The City of Brass

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The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty

Publisher: Harper Voyager

Published: November 14th, 2016

Rating: 2.5/5

Summary: Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles.

But when Nahri accidentally summons an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she’s forced to accept that the magical world she thought only existed in childhood stories is real. For the warrior tells her a new tale: across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire, and rivers where the mythical marid sleep; past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises, and mountains where the circling hawks are not what they seem, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brass–a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound.

In that city, behind gilded brass walls laced with enchantments, behind the six gates of the six djinn tribes, old resentments are simmering. And when Nahri decides to enter this world, she learns that true power is fierce and brutal. That magic cannot shield her from the dangerous web of court politics. That even the cleverest of schemes can have deadly consequences.

After all, there is a reason they say be careful what you wish for . . .

*THIS REVIEW IS FOR WHATEVER I FINISHED, NOT THE ENTIRE BOOK. WILL POST ANOTHER REVIEW WHENEVER I GET AROUND TO FINISHING THIS*

I’m sad to say that I’m putting this book down for right now. I started this like two weeks ago and I’m barely halfway through. I really want to finish it and I think I will but I just am not in the mood and I don’t want to force myself to read it when I have no interest in reading it right now.

I’ve seen so many good reviews on Goodreads and I really want to like it but right now It’s not engaging me so I think it’s best for me to move on.

But so far here are my thoughts:

I loved that vibe that I was getting, it was similar to The Wrath and the Dawn and Rebel of the Sands. The main character is from Cairo and can magically heal herself. She stumbles along a Djnn after using magic to summon him. I liked their dynamic and loved reading their storyline.

I think what was bothering me was that I didn’t care too much about Ali, the Prince. We read from his POV as well, and I wasn’t as invested in his storyline like I was with Nahri. I mean I understood that he was important but I just didn’t care as much as I did with Nahri.

Dara was awesome and I love him so much though! He was interesting to read about as well. He has so much unrevealed history that I wish was being revealed more quickly that it is.

Overall just not feeling it so I hope I get in the mood one day soon and decide to just jump back in. I’ll be posting another review for this book once I really do finish it so you can all know my full thoughts.

Anyways, let me know your thoughts and if you’ve read or are reading this book! I’d really love to know!

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How to Hang a Witch

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How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Published: July 26th 2016

Rating: 5/5

Summary: Salem, Massachusetts is the site of the infamous witch trials and the new home of Samantha Mather. Recently transplanted from New York City, Sam and her stepmother are not exactly welcomed with open arms. Sam is the descendant of Cotton Mather, one of the men responsible for those trials and almost immediately, she becomes the enemy of a group of girls who call themselves The Descendants. And guess who their ancestors were?

If dealing with that weren’t enough, Sam also comes face to face with a real live (well technically dead) ghost. A handsome, angry ghost who wants Sam to stop touching his stuff. But soon Sam discovers she is at the center of a centuries old curse affecting anyone with ties to the trials. Sam must come to terms with the ghost and find a way to work with The Descendants to stop a deadly cycle that has been going on since the first accused witch was hanged. If any town should have learned its lesson, it’s Salem. But history may be about to repeat itself.

So I started this book by listening to it on audiobook, and it was narrated by the author which I thought was cool. But sadly I was just getting so bored listening to it, and even though the character is younger than I normally read, the tone of the narrator really made her seem so much younger. I just wasn’t vibing with the story and so I put the audiobook down and decided to get the ebook and read that instead.

I loved the ebook better and flew through the book! I didn’t want to put it down! There was so many things going on and things were changing all over the place! I loved it so much because it really kept the pace of the novel going. I really liked all the twists and turns that were brought about.

You learned to not trust what was going on because things were just going in so many different directions. I really enjoyed this book! I thought it was a fun twist on the witch trials! That period in history is always fun to read about because it was so impactful back then.

I felt so bad for Sam most of the novel. She really couldn’t catch a break at all. Everything  that could go wrong for her did and she couldn’t do anything right. Trigger warning for bullying for anyone sensitive to that. She was just treated so badly by people and you couldn’t help but feel so bad for her and her situation. Especially when a classmate made a comment about her father and his situation. Sam really stood up for herself a lot but you could tell it bothered her.

I think that’s why I like Jaxon so much. He really stuck with her when she was having issues at school. He might not have much to offer with her abilities but he was always sticking up for her and defending her when everyone else shunned her. I really loved their friendship, and how even though she had a hard time opening up to him Jaxon stuck around.

Also Elijah was just so cute! I loved him! I thought he was an awesome character overall! He was sassy and swoony and so sweet! I liked his part in the story! His history with the witch trials was super interesting and I loved the secrets that were revealed concerning him later on in the story.

Overall the story was so fun and fast paced! I loved the last 100 pages the best because literally everything happened then! It was so intense and had me at the edge of my seat! I couldn’t help but be sucked in and wow! The things that were revealed about the crow lady and Elijah were so fascinating! I loved it all! So fun!

Also Mrs Meriweather was so fun I adored her so much! She was awesome throughout the whole book! I loved her humor and her personality was so fun and protective! It was so sweet! I love that Sam had her to count on.

I’ve already started the second book and this one involves the Titanic! I love history concerning the Titanic so I’m excited to see what Adriana Mather does with this book and the theme.

I’m not listening to the audiobook because I don’t want to put it down if I get bored of the audiobook so I’m just powering through the ebook on my iBooks app.

I highly HIGHLY recommend this book series to people who love history and love fast paced books because this book will really catch you and bring you along for a fun ride! You will hopefully not be disappointed!

Let me know in the comments your thoughts as I would love to know and I’ll see you in my next post!

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The Fire Queen

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The Fire Queen by Emily R King

Publisher: Skyscape

Published: September 26th, 2017

Rating: 5/5

Summary: In the second book in The Hundredth Queen Series, Emily R. King once again follows a young warrior queen’s rise to meet her destiny in a richly imagined world of sorcery and forbidden powers.

Though the tyrant rajah she was forced to marry is dead, Kalinda’s troubles are far from over. A warlord has invaded the imperial city, and now she’s in exile. But she isn’t alone. Kalinda has the allegiance of Captain Deven Naik, her guard and beloved, imprisoned for treason and stripped of command. With the empire at war, their best hope is to find Prince Ashwin, the rajah’s son, who has promised Deven’s freedom on one condition: that Kalinda will fight and defeat three formidable opponents.

But as Kalinda’s tournament strengths are once again challenged, so too is her relationship with Deven. While Deven fears her powers, Ashwin reveres them—as well as the courageous woman who wields them. Kalinda comes to regard Ashwin as the only man who can repair a warring world and finds herself torn between her allegiance to Deven and a newly found respect for the young prince.

With both the responsibility to protect her people and the fate of those she loves weighing heavily upon her, Kalinda is forced again to compete. She must test the limits of her fire powers and her hard-won wisdom. But will that be enough to unite the empire without sacrificing all she holds dear?

I hate that it took me so long to get through this book. I loved it so so much but gah! I was just so scared of my ship! And scared of everything going wrong! I would read it then get anxious and stop reading even though all I wanted to do was read more! I finally powered through it and it was so amazing! This series honestly gets better and better every time!

This book follows Kalinda and her continued journey from the first book. She is such a kickass character. She is still learning how to use her burner abilities and has to handle the fact that Deven doesn’t really feel comfortable around her powers. She has to go through another competition, and it begins to wear on her throughout it. I can’t even imagine the strain that is on her at the moment. She again is so kickass, and she learns to do things on her own and power through her obstacles. There’s just so much I admire about her, she has such compassion for others and puts her country before herself all the time. Also, her devotion to her love was so cute. They might have had issues and struggles but at the heart of it, she was devoted to him and their love. It made my heart swoon because it was so adorable!

I did like Prince Ashwin. He was an interesting character, and was trying to prove himself as a person, and not someone like his father. His father’s legacy really hurt him in the eyes of many people, holding his father’s mistakes over his head. Kali had that issue where sometimes she would jolt when she saw him because of her trauma with Rajah Tarek. He did seem to fuck everything up but you know…he’s not that bad of a person!

I think that Deven had such character growth during this novel. He really wasn’t comfortable with Kali and her burner powers. He was also very self-sacrificing, trying to put their people above him and his wants and needs. He grew during the timeline of this story. He learned to put things in perspective and learned to be vocal about certain things. He also learned from his mistakes at times, mainly with Kalinda. He learned to appreciate her and her powers, but also learned to love her for the person she is; rather than fear her for what she can do.

Overall this book was so action packed! There was so much going on, and you couldn’t help but devour it all with gusto! I loved it so so much and thought it was so good. I can’t believe this series can get better with each book. I loved the first and I loved the second! I just want the third book to come out already so I can read it!

I highly highly recommend this book for fans of fantasy and action! If you really love an action-packed book you’ll definitely love this book! But I think it’s something that everyone should read!

Let me know in the comments your thoughts and if you’ve read this before as I would love to know!

Sublime

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Sublime by Christina Lauren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: October 14th, 2014

Rating: 5/5

Summary: When Lucy walks out of a frozen forest, wearing only a silk dress and sandals, she isn’t sure how she got there. But when she sees Colin, she knows for sure that she’s here for him.

Colin has never been captivated by a girl the way he is by Lucy. With each passing day their lives intertwine, and even as Lucy begins to remember more of her life—and her death—neither of them is willing to give up what they have, no matter how impossible it is. And when Colin finds a way to physically be with Lucy, taking himself to the brink of death where his reality and Lucy’s overlap, the joy of being together for those brief stolen moments drowns out everything in the outside world. But some lines weren’t meant to be crossed… 

So I listened to this book on Audible and I thought it was so good! I really enjoyed it! I always seem to enjoy whatever they put out so this was no surprise that I thought this book was good! I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook, they had two narrators so I got to hear Collin and Lucy which was awesome! I like when authors do that for their audiobooks!

It follows Lucy and Collin. Collin goes to a private boarding school and meets Lucy, who isn’t who she seems to be. She is actually dead, and is stuck on campus and can’t leave. She finds herself drawn to Collin and they start to develop a friendship which ends up becoming more.

I felt that Lucy’s character was really intriguing, and I really wanted to find out more about her because she was so mysterious in the beginning. You didn’t know much about her because she didn’t know anything about herself except random memories that would appear in her head. She was a sweet girl and I liked her growing relationship with Collin and her tentative friendship with Jay. She and Collin were so cute together! He was super friendly with her in the beginning and I loved seeing that.

Collin was cool too! His passion for biking and adventure was super uplifting and fun! Thought he was a good solid character and hope when you pick it up that you like him as well!

But wow that ending was interesting! I was actually a bit confused, to be honest. I wasn’t sure if what I thought happened, had happened. It was hard to figure out what was going on and while I really wish things were a bit clearer, but at the same time I liked how things were a bit unclear. I hope they were united, I really hope so. That’s basically how I imagine things would end up. That’s how I want things to end up. So that’s how they are because things aren’t expressed really clearly.

But Christina Lauren write such amazing couples! I always love the relationships they portray. The couples are good couples, they never have unnecessary over the top drama and I just am happy whenever I read them. I personally felt like I like the main couple in The House more but Lucy and Collin were delightful!

Overall one of my favorite books they’ve written and such a fun read and loved the audiobook! Highly recommend the physical and audiobook for fans of their writing, and fans of cute romances and paranormal stories! Christina Lauren books are always some of my favorites, and I really hope you decide to pick up their books one day because I know you’ll love them like I do!

Let me know down below if you’ve read this book and your thoughts as I would really love to know!