Genre: Young Adult

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

I’m having a weird moment where I don’t know what to say about a book. Simon was adorable.  110% of myself wanted nothing more than his complete and total happiness.  I liked Simon.  I liked Simon a lot.  I wanted to sit and watch his antics and frustrations and being human all day long.  Every time I sat down with this book, it hooked me.  So much love, honestly. It is a really quick read.  Legit, I sat down to read a couple chapters because I had a smidge of downtime and read the entire rest of the book.  The dialogue […]

Posted February 15, 2018 in Reviews // 6 Comments //
Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

This is going to be a very difficult review to write. Tess of the Road filled a void for me that won’t (I hope) exist for most people, and because of that, Tess is my soul.  I’m convinced there must be a better word in German to describe how much I love Tess Dombegh and how much I am Tess Dombegh.  I can’t find it, so I will try to explain. I have felt Tess’ pain.  I have known Tess’ rejection.  Although she has certainly had greater misfortune than me (and certainly greater adventure) her heart is my heart in countless […]

Posted February 14, 2018 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

I really, really, really enjoyed this book. I like Elise.  I get Elise.  I didn’t go through exactly what Elise did in school, but a lot of the time, I felt like she did.  High school can be brutal, guys.  Really, really brutal.  If you don’t fit in, then it’s ten times worse.  Elise’s story is about her depression hitting an absolute low, and how she comes back from that.  It’s not pretty.  In fact, a lot of times it’s really, really messy.  There are also really strong themes about cyberbullying.  But throughout the whole thing, there is a glimmer of […]

Posted February 12, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

“Explaining why you love something is one of the most important jobs on earth.” Well. Now because of this book I take an immense extra pleasure in discussing a good novel.  A good book wraps you up in a warm, cozy blanket and gives you magnificent hot cocoa and homemade chocolate cookies and says in that soft, familiar voice: “I love you.” How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran punches you in the face with a dildo and makes you listen to The Cure on repeat until either your brain explodes or you are in love.  It is not […]

Posted February 11, 2018 in Reviews // 1 Comment //
Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller

Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller

I think I need to come to terms with the fact that gaming books are not going to be a great genre for me. And that kills me because I LOVE IT when it’s done right.  But when it’s not… I feel like I spend a lot of time going “you imbecile, NOBODY calls them ‘non-player characters’!!!” or flailing that nobody has a gorram health potion and OMG do writers not research MMORPGs before writing about them please just stop. Otherworld was super frustrating for me.  First of all, I wanted to like it because I like Jason Segel as an […]

Posted February 8, 2018 in Reviews // 9 Comments //
Atlantia by Ally Condie

Atlantia by Ally Condie

Oy vei this book was such a chore. I read Crossed by Ally Condie recently, and didn’t like it, and when this popped up on my wishlist, I repeatedly reminded myself that I didn’t like her previous books.  I told myself over and over again that it was a bad idea. BUT.  It’s an Atlantis inspired dystopia! I have such a weak spot for Atlantis. Okay, so here’s what what cool about this book.  Because it wasn’t completely bad.  The concept of an underwater dystopian city is great, and it’s not one I’ve seen very often.  If the air was poisoned, if […]

Posted February 5, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //