Thursday, November 14, 2019

Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky

Imaginary FriendImaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky


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This started off so strong. I was hooked and flew through the first few hundred pages. I was really loving the story and everything that was going on. However; around half way through everything was getting too repetitive. It was a little too slow and there was not enough happening to keep my interest. I wanted to know how everything ended, so I did skip to the end. But, all and all, I really DNF this around the half way point.


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Life at 12 College Road Eric Mondschein

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Back For More by Kayley Loring

Back For MoreBack For More by Kayley Loring
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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I love enemies to lover tropes! I just wanted a little more out of this one to set it apart from others. It was a really fun and quick read, but it just never hit that spot of breaking away from others like I wanted. That is not a bad thing, just something I like to look for to separate it from other romances.

I really enjoyed the characters with this one and had fun with the story. This was my first from this author and I am still excited to explore some of her other work. There were so many aspects of the story that I did enjoy. Overall, I still like this one.


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Dark Tomorrow 2: Cult of the Crow Dark Tomorrow Book Two Jeremiah Franklin


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

When the Stars Lead to You by Ronni Davis

When the Stars Lead to YouWhen the Stars Lead to You by Ronni Davis
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I went into this thinking it was going to a romance. It was, but it was also a hard hitting contemporary which is my absolute favorite. This story is kind of told within three parts: before, during, and after. I was pretty hooked from beginning as you start to see how Devon and Ashton meet and start their love story. I was not a huge fan that this does have a year jump where you miss the anguish Devon was going through though.

I loved that this story dealt with a Bi-Racial relationship. It really does hit on several good conversations around race and acceptance of dating outside your race as well. I really enjoyed these parts, especially being in a bi-racial relationship myself. Thankfully, our family accepted our love much more so than Ashtons.

This also deals with mental health including depression and suicidal ideations. You may not know that going in, but it is important as this could be a trigger for some. Where this would be something I would normally love in a book, it just fell a little flat for me. It was almost thrown in at times where it did not fit. I wanted more around Ashton and his depression, his battle, and the everything that happens along this storyline. ‘

The story itself was pretty good. I do not feel like this needed to be 400 though. There was too much filler for me. I also could not always connect with the writing. There are a lot of shorter sentences and fragments (other times I would be locked in with the writing; I know does not make sense).

I really loved at the end where the author shares her own story. The author also shares resources for mental health which I loved.

Overall, I liked this but did not fall in love with it as much as I would have liked too.


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