Everything Everything—Nicole Yoon
Look, there might be spoilers in this review. Take it or leave it.
This book was amazing.
I love a well written young adult novel that takes a hot minute to read and is a DAMN good story.
This book was about a girl with some sort of medical condition that made it impossible for her to go outside. Her mother is her doctor and keeping tabs on her at all times with the help of a nurse that keeps up her medical care as well.
Okay, there won’t be spoilers because y’all just need to read this.
It was so good.
The Kiss Quotient—Helen Hoang
This book had me questioning my entire life.
It had me questioning if I’m on the spectrum. It had me questioning if I should hire a professional sex worker. It had me questioning things I haven’t thought about since I was kid. Like how long my anxiety has been affecting me, how I dealt with it, who helped me.
It was a wild and hot book.
I ain’t gonna lie to ya! This book was sexy sexy. Haha, which you wouldn’t think it would be because it was about a woman who is intensely into math.
Like real intense.
BUT. It was a lovely story and an interesting perspective and like I said, it made me think about my ENTIRE life. Which not a lot of books can manage that. Especially not what could be seen as a romance novel.
I honestly looked up all the tells of a being on the spectrum and then I was like Whoa…I think I actually have ADHD based on all this research. (That and I was listening to a podcast about the same subject that made me think I am.)
WHICH MAKES SO MUCH SENSE YOU HAVE NO IDEA.
I should probably see a professional about it.
Anyway, read this book it was wonderful.
Trouble is a Friend of Mine—Stephanie Tromly
This book was fun! It was a mix of Veronica Mars and Ferris Beullers Day Off. It was fun and adventurous and I’m really glad it’s a series.
It was about Zoe Webster and Philip Digby, where they are trying to solve a crime or two.
Honestly, I barely remember this book because I read it last year, but I gave it 4 stars on GoodReads and that means a lot because I base everything off of one criteria:
Was this as good as Harry Potter?
Four stars means it was a damn fine romp of a time.
As You Wish—Jude Deveraux
For a Jude Deveraux book I was very disappointed.
It was a cookie-cutter version of some of her other books, which is to be expected given that it’s a romance novel, but she always manages to make things fun no matter what, but somehow this didn’t work.
I think it was because I hadn’t read the books leading up to this, I had no idea that this was in a series of sorts.
But even with that it was still stilted and weird.
Like I’m normally all for time traveling change your life kinds of books, but this was just eyerolling.
Which sucks since I love Jude Deveraux.
Thankfully she has a ton of books to choose from. And maybe reading the lead up books to this will change my mind.
Eleanor and Park—Rainbow Rowell
I think I need to reread this.
I don’t really remember it from reading it the first time, but my GoodReads rating says that I gave it 3 stars.
Which probably means that it was cute but not my most favourite.
But I also have a bunch of other Rainbow Rowell books on my shelf…
Means I liked her writing at the very least.
Hmm…deeply suspicious. Maybe I’ll read it again.
After the debacle of As You Wish, I decided to read another Jude Deveraux. Which brought me to Wishes.
It’s about Nellie Grayson and Jace Montgomery (love those Montgomery’s).
It was good, fun, romantic.
There’s a ghost. It’s kind of great.
Get. It. Lindy. West.
I love her.
Admittedly, I was only reading this because I wanted to watch the tv series. But THANK GOD I DID. Because what a fantastic read.
This entire book was just one big shout out to big girls everywhere and what it means to constantly be berated because you DARED (eye roll) to show up and stand up and just breathe in a room.
She tells her story in an eloquent and punch-to-the-mouth way and I love her.