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Review: If I Stay

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If I Stay by Gayle Forman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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3.5/5 stars.

I tried to watch the movie 2 years ago; but didn't even make it through 20 minutes. I was so confused and it seemed like she was chasing some bad guy that wasn't really meant for her. I was bored and didn't understand the point.

But reading the book was a lot more interesting (but still a meh overall; just in comparison to the movie). Adam seemed like a better character than he was in the movies, too. You saw the meaning behind their relationship already way more than in the short amount of the movie I saw.

It was good: but overhyped.

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Review: The Eternity Cure

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The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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3/5 stars.

Well written. Exciting plot line. Great characters.

It was just too drawn out.

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Review: Spark

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Spark by Rachael Craw
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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4/5 stars.

Classic YA. Simple romance. Idk what else to say?

Great.

It won't be very memorable, besides the fact that I enjoyed reading it. The story was written wonderfully and clearly, which is all I've ever asked (besides being interesting- and this was).

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Review: The Mime Order

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The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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3/5 stars.

So it may be a low rating because some ASSHOLE who sat near me in the library decided it's appropriate to have a 3 freaking hour long phone call. Jerk.

I could barely focus on this book.

But I really loved the ending, where Jaxon and Paige had a show down. Yaaaas.

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Review: The Thousandth Floor

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The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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3.5/5 stars.

This was super disturbing. Yes, I'm referring to Avery and Atlas. As well as Leda. What the actual fuck.

This WAS like Gossip Girl- but all the Serena angsty bits. And guess what I hated about GG?

Anything to do with Serena or Dan.

I've always been a Chuck and Blair kind of girl.

Leda was one hell of an antagonist. I guess she's Jenny after things go dark? Or Blair. But Blair never kills anybody. (Seriously wtf).

Anybody on the lower floor bored me. I won't say much else about them.

It doesn't matter that Avery and Atlas a step siblings. They are still related. Their parents like to bone each other. That isn't cool for them to start boning either. We don't really hear what Atlas thinks, but for Avery-- her love is so superficial.

They're nasty, unloveable characters.

But I've got to read the next one, for sur…

Review: My Life Next Door

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My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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2.5/5 stars.

This book was fine. It was worth a 50%. You've gotta like a few things to accept this book for anything higher than 2.5/5 stars:

1. Instalove. This is a major component of the novel that I was truly shocked about. Like the timing. This must be a world record for how quickly they "truly" fell in love.
2. A book that doesn't really have a point, besides the romance. This book kind of went off track than what I imagined, and I reached 50% and realised this wasn't about the build up of their romance?? It was this odd, not really grounded suspense about a character called Clay.
3. You've gotta like the simplicity and predictability of Romeo and Juliet. I don't think this point needs to be explained.

I'm not mad at the book, it wasn't dreadful by any standards. I just feel that it had no chemistry. It didn't…

The Sunday Post

Happy lazy Sunday, guys.

Here's a recap of the past week in reviews:
Holding Up the Universe
Ask and Answer
Change Your Life One Day At A Time
My Life Next Door

What's been your favourite read this week?