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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Review: ‘Every Day’

A wakes up in a different body and in a different life – everyday.

I love the concept of this novel. Everyday this ‘being’ who has named themselves “A” is a different person, but has the same mind. They switch bodies every day, always into someone their age and never too far from where the last body was. They don’t know why or how it happens, it’s just something A has accepted as a way of living.

I will admit the reason I finally picked up this book is because of the movie released on February 23, 2018 with the same name – Every Day. The true bookworm I am, I knew I needed to read the book before seeing the movie. (Movie review coming on Friday!)

Title: Every Day
Author: David Levithan
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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

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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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ARC Review: ‘The Queen’s Rising’

The Queen’s Rising is Rebecca Ross’s debut novel and if this is anything to go by – sign me up for everything she writes in the future! I absolutely loved this world, the characters, the writing style, everything about The Queen’s Rising! I was fortunate enough to pick up a copy of this at New York Comic Con back in October. This can easily be read as a standalone, but at the time of this review, Rebecca has tweeted that she is working on a second book!

Title: The Queen’s Rising
Author: Rebecca Ross
Release Date: February 6th, 2018
Rating: 4/5 stars

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