Hello, Bookworms! I will be doing Goodreads Monday today, which is hosted by Emily @BudgetTalesBookBlog All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.
Book: The Strength In Our Scars Author: Bianca Sparacino Genre: Poetry, Self-Help
Blurb From Goodreads.
“The Strength In Our Scars” is Bianca Sparacino’s reminder to you: No matter what you’re going through, no matter where you are on your healing journey—you are strong.
Through poetry, prose, and compassionate encouragement you would expect from someone who knows exactly what you’re working through, Sparacino is here with the words you need.
“The Strength In Our Scars” tackles the gut-wrenching but relatable experiences of moving on, self-love, and ultimately learning to heal. In this book you will find peace, you will find a rock, you will find understanding, and you will find hope.
Remember: Whatever is dark within you has also carved light into your soul. Whatever is lost within you has also brought you back home to yourself. Whatever is hurt within you is also healing you in ways you may not understand at that moment in time. This book hopes to show you that.
Why I Want To Read This Book?
We all go through something and I want to read this book to learn about self-love and moving on from the past.
Have you read this book? Let me know in the comments. Happy Reading! Rabhya.
Thank you to the publisher for sending a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Book: Not Here To Be Liked Author: Michelle Quach Pages: 417 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Age Limit: 14-17 Yrs
Eliza Quan is the perfect candidate for editor-in-chief of her school paper. That is until ex-jock Len DiMartile decides on a whim to run against her. Suddenly her vast qualifications mean squat because inexperienced Len—who is tall, handsome, and male—just seems more like a leader.
When Eliza’s frustration spills out in a viral essay, she finds herself inspiring a feminist movement she never meant to start, caught between those who believe she’s a gender equality champion and others who think she’s simply crying misogyny.
Amid this growing tension, the school asks Eliza and Len to work side by side to demonstrate civility. But as they get to know one another, Eliza feels increasingly trapped by a horrifying realization—she just might be falling for the face of the patriarchy himself.
The main character, Eliza Quan is shown to be an unlikable character. Despite her critical and cold personality, I wanted to read more about her. I really loved how the author gave a realistic approach to feminism and stereotypical elements. At one point I was loving the chemistry between Eliza and Len and then was very moved by different topics being discussed such as sexism. The character development in this book was top-notch. Considering her debut novel, the story plot is very strong and it did not leave any plot holes open.
I loved the friendship element and the girls sticking together part. The author also discusses the social media hate that the main character is going through. I liked the personality of Eliza since she doesn’t really care about people not liking her and hating on her, hence the title of the book is also very appropriate haha. Also, the pacing of the book was very proper throughout. But, I found this book and Moxie very similar as both have the main focus of feminism.
What I Liked:
Realistic approach given to important topics.
Story plot and character development was top-notch.
Enemies to lovers trope were awesome.
Friendship, Stereotypes, Feminism and Sexism all well balanced out.
Pacing of the book was proper throughout (fast-paced).
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
What You Should Read Next:
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu.
All The Rage by Courtney Summers.
I highly recommend this YA Contemporary to you all! I took a half star away since I found this book and Moxie very similar at some parts. Overall, it is a cute contemporary with a badass main character who is not here to be liked! Have you read this book? Let me know in the comments. Happy Reading! Rabhya.
Hello Readers! Today I will be showing all the unread books on my shelf. Surprisingly, there are only six, so I don’t have much guilt XD. Hype me up in the comments if you have read any of these books!
The Firekeeper’s Daughter.
I read a couple of pages then I left it. I literally have two copies of this book and I feel so bad that I haven’t read this yet.
Same case with this one. I don’t know why I do this. I start reading a new book, then I leave it. I have heard great things about this book and it is said that if you love City Of Bones, then you will love this.
The Daughter Of The Burning City.
Emma from Emmmabooks recommended this book in one of her videos. I will get to this soon.
Queen Of Air And Darkness.
If I finish this chunky brick this year, I am going to celebrate. This book is around 800 pages and every time I see it, It puts me off. I really want to read this considering the last book left on a huge cliffhanger.
I Love You So Mochi.
My genre tastes are slowly gravitating to contemporary, which is good and bad in a way. Well, people have found this a cute contemporary, so will read it!
The Secret History.
I am having crisis with this book. I have read around 150 pages and It is so slow that I may DNF it.
Have you read any of these books? Let me know in the comments! Happy Reading! Rabhya.
Book: All These Bodies Author: Kendare Blake Pages: 304 Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller Age Limit: 12- 16 Yrs
Aspiring journalist Michael Jensen, desperate to escape his small-town life, can hardly believe it when the Bloodless Murders come to sleepy Black Deer Falls, Minnesota. Or that his father, the sheriff, located the only suspect: fifteen-year-old Marie Catherine Hale.
Tiny Marie doesn’t look capable of committing the grisly, inhumane attacks that are gripping the nation. At least, not on her own. With Marie refusing to talk to anyone but Michael, he agrees to tell her side of the story.
But how can Michael trust Marie’s confession when it calls into question everything he’s ever known . . . when falling for her lies, may cost him his life?
I was very excited to read this book. From the start, I was completely hooked to the story. The suspense was built up well and the plot was pretty solid. Until the end. The supernatural element was added and the story took a huge turn. Personally, the story was so gripping, but it all went downhill in the end. Also, at times the things were repetitive. Because of the ending, the whole story felt hazy, it left me with more questions than answers. I felt that the story was very stretched, for the most part, the potential lead for the killings and the main character’s conversations were going in circles which felt unnecessary. If the author would have changed the ending, the book would have been a hit. Because she did a great job with the base story plot and her writing style made me read more. My biggest question is: Did the story ever conclude? There wasn’t any conclusion as such.
What I Liked:
Writing Style: Hooked me to the story.
The story plot was built up well.
The story was fast paced hence read it in two days.
What I Didn’t Like:
The supernatural element ruined it.
The ending left me with more questions than answers.
Some things were repetitive.
There wasnt any as such conclusion.
Rating: 3 out of 5.
Have you read this book? Let me know in the comments! Happy Reading! Rabhya.