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A Constellation of Roses by Miranda Asebedo

A Constellation of Roses by Miranda Asebedo

Posted October 21, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

I do so love Miranda Asebedo’s writing and I have been aching to read A Constellation of Roses since the preorder arrived on my doorstep. In fact, it was this book that made me decide I had to inject my preorders into my TBR rather than leaving them to the mercy of the TBR Jar. When this one popped up, I danced a bit. And you know what? It lived up to all my expectations. Where to begin? The world building is fantastic. Asebedo excels at giving the reader enough so they can imagine the world, but not so much […]

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Posted October 18, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

This is the part where I’m supposed to talk about how much I didn’t like An Abundance of Katherines. How I think it’s John Green’s worst book, how it’s completely unrealistic and the characters are unreliable and the romance(s) are ridiculous and the Muslim representation is a mess. I’ve been in the book community and I’ve been reading John Green long enough to know the community’s opinions on An Abundance of Katherines. The thing is… I don’t feel that way at all. In fact, An Abundance of Katherine’s is my favorite John Green novel. It’s a highly controversial opinion and […]

The Wild Ones by Nafiza Azad

The Wild Ones by Nafiza Azad

Posted October 12, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

The amount you enjoy The Wild Ones will be directly correlated to the amount you enjoy poetry and flowery language. Azad’s writing reminded me of Nikita Gill and Rupi Kaur. As such, this book was very much not my cup of tea, but it’s not a bad book! Just not a fit for my tastes. The make up of The Wild Ones is wonderful. It’s the story of a group of girls who come from traumatic, sorrowful backgrounds. They became part of the middle world when Paheli gifts them the stars they press into their palms, a gift given to […]

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Posted October 7, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

Back in 2006, American Gods was my first Neil Gaiman book. A friend at the time insisted it was the most incredible thing, so much so that she bought me a copy and I read it. When she asked what I thought, like any good friend, I lied and told her I loved it. I hadn’t read it since, until now. I still don’t particularly enjoy American Gods. The book is far too long and meandering for my taste. A great deal of me appreciates the way Gaiman writes, because his language is something of poetry in itself, not too […]

Rise to the Sun by Leah Johnson

Rise to the Sun by Leah Johnson

Posted September 16, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

Rise to the Sun is Leah Johnson’s sophomore novel. There’s a lot of good to it! For example, there’s a wide variety or representation in parental backgrounds and friendship dynamics. All the characters are interesting enough, and I really enjoyed the musical festival setting – why aren’t there more music festival settings in books? Lets make it a thing. Still, Rise to the Sun is not as strong of a book as You Should See Me in a Crown and I’d like to dig into “why”. At its base, Rise to the Sun is still an entertaining book and 100% […]