Zero Repeat Forever – ARC Review

★★


28945665Let me start off this review by telling you all a little fact about myself. I like to begin reading new books at midnight. I don’t know why, but something about inconvenient hours of night makes me want to pick up a good story and start reading. So, it was at around midnight on a Saturday, well, technically Sunday, that I decided that I was going to read this book. I lied and said I would only read a few chapters, but we know that’s never how it goes. So, someway, somehow, I ended up reading this 496 page novel in one sitting. I didn’t stop reading until 5:30 a.m. when I finally read that last heartbreaking sentence. So, clearly, I liked this novel.

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My Chemical Romance – A Late Discovery

Ok, so this has nothing at all to do with book, but I’m feeling a lot of emotions right now and had to get this off my chest.

I had never listened to My Chemical Romance. I mean, sure I knew about Welcome to the Black Parade, because everyone knows about that song, but I never really listened to them. So, while I was jamming to Panic! at the Disco and Twenty Øne Pilots, my two current favorite bands, an MCR video popped up on my Youtube feed. That video was The Ghost of You. So, I clicked. I watched. I listened. I loved. Now, I’ve listened to a bunch of their stuff and want nothing more than to run to a store and buy The True Life of the Fabulous Killjoys comics, made by lead singer Gerard Way. Also, I have just realized that I might never be as fabulous as Gerard Way’s hair. Ok, maybe not his hair now, in 2017, but from 2007-2015, his hair was fabulous. In every color, in every style, especially in red.

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A Court of Wings and Ruin – A Book That Should Have Been Shorter

★★


31451174Ok, how do I begin this rant.

My relationship with this series, as with all other Sarah J. Maas books, has been a bit rocky to say the least. The Throne of Glass series started off really high for me, went down hill, hit rock bottom, and then bolted up into the skies once again like a phoenix reborn. (I have the reviews of Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows and Empire of Storms if you want more details on that.)

This series was a bit different. It started it bad for me. I found little enjoyment in ACOTAR, and then got a little better, but I still didn’t really like ACOMAF (I know, how dare I), and then finally got pretty good here in ACOWAR. Still, I didn’t love this book. I wish I could have, but I didn’t. Yet, I must admit that I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would so that has to count for something.

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Mask of Shadows – ARC Review Of An Over Hyped, Underdeveloped YA Fantasy

★★


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I’m not gonna lie, for all the hype that this book seems to be racking up, it sure wasn’t that good.

The book starts out decently enough. It begins with a robbery as we are introduced to our gender fluid main character, Sal, and the competition that would change their life. Notice I used ‘their’ instead of he or she, for Sal chooses to be addressed as whatever they dress for the day. If he dresses as a man, he will be addressed as such. If she dresses as a woman, the same applies. This was interesting as I never read from such a POV.

And I guess that’s where the originality ended.

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She, Myself, and I – ARC Review

★★


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When I first heard about this book I was actually very excited to read it. When I saw it on NetGalley I had just watched both Criminal (2016) and Self/Less (2015) two movies with the same exact same concept and both strangely staring Ryan Reynolds. Similar to those movies, this book is about a girl who gets her brain transplanted into another body and then things start to happen. So, I figure that since those movies didn’t totally suck, and that their concept was cool, I would want to read a YA contemporary about it, because why not.

In the end, I was kinda disappointed with what I got.

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