Audiobook Review: ‘The Astonishing Color of After’

This will easily be one of my favorites books of 2018. Everything about this book was beautiful, even when it was heartbreaking. The writing flows like a watercolor brush on a page.

CW: Suicide, Mental illness – Depression – these are prevalent themes.

Title: The Astonishing Color of After
Author: Emily X.R. Pan
Rating: 5/5 stars

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Audiobook Review: ‘Quidditch Through The Ages’

Despite this book originally being published in 2001, it has taken me until 2018 to actually read it – or more appropriately, listen to the audiobook that was just released in March 2018!

Title: Quidditch Through The Ages
Author: J.K. Rowling
Rating: 3/5 stars

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Audiobook Review: ‘Obsidio’

“Live a life worth dying for.”

This is it – the finale of The Illuminae Files. Who will live? Who will die? WILL WE GET ANSWERS? …yes, yes we do get all the answers we could have wanted.

This is one of my all time favorite series, which I will forever hold dear to my heart. No Obsidio spoilers, but there will be Illuminae and Gemina spoilers. So if you haven’t, go read (or audiobook!) Illuminae and Gemina first. And thank me later.

Title: Obsidio
Author: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Title: The Illuminae Files
Rating: 500/5 stars (yes, this is a valid rating. FIGHT ME.)

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Audiobook Review: ‘Bonfire’

This book was as boring as a town called Barrens, Indiana sounds like it would be. I honestly don’t know how or why I finished this book, except so many good reviews made me think something must happen! But NOTHING happened until 90% into the book. This book is supposed to be a mystery or a thriller? Nothing was thrilling until the 90% mark. THEN action happened. And then the book was over.

Title: Bonfire
Author: Krysten Ritter
Rating: 1/5 stars

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Review: ‘Sleeping Giants’ & ‘Waking Gods’

This is a review I’ve wanted to write since we started this blog seven or so months ago. The timing just never felt right. But with the final book of the trilogy (Only Human) coming out on May 1st, there’s no better time then the present to share my review and thoughts on Themis Files – aka Sleeping Giants (Themis Files #1) and Waking Gods (Themis #2). This will be a double-header review, but no spoilers!

Title: Sleeping Giants
Author: Sylvain Neuvel
Rating: 4/5 stars


Title: Waking Gods
Author: Sylvain Neuvel
Rating: 5/5 stars

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Review: ‘The Memory Book’

The Memory Book is a book Sammie McCoy is typing to her future self to help her remember – because she has a rare genetic disease that will slowly cause her to lose her memories and herself. She is trying to preserve everything inside of her Memory Book – from graduating high school to her first kiss.

Title: The Memory Book
Author: Lara Avery
Rating: 3.5/5 stars

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