They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera//Quotes part II

Hey everyone! So, as promised, I finished They Both Die at the End, and it was beautiful, as expected. I also have some new quotes from the second half that I think are pretty darn cool, so let’s jump right in.

Screw body-slamming my heart,.png

The most important goodbye

People (1)

 

-My bad for snapping.-

 

Love is a superpower we all have,

 

The two have laughed and cried

Life isn't meant to be

 

speak

 

Bring on

 

Thanks for reading! Have you read any of Adam Silvera’s books? What did you think of them? Are there any quotes from books that you love? Let me know down below!

Advertisements

Quotes They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera PT 1//a new series?

Hey everyone! So, despite the fact that I spent literally the whole week at home, watching Netflix, I wrote absolutely nothing for the blog.

Yup.

That’s right.

I don’t even know but let’s just get on with it.

So, yesterday I had the wonderful idea for a possible series on here. After reading a book, I would go through and post some of my favorite quotes.

Of course, I had just finished a book, so I decided that I would read They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera in one day and just post quotes from there…and of course that didn’t go as planned.

So, I’ve gotten halfway through the book as of now, and I’m gonna split this up in two posts-one post today with me halfway through the book, and one post on Tuesday after I’ve finished the book.

Let me know if you would want this to be a series!

I'm not walking out

 

You two are straight-up shadows

 

People

I really

 

No matter how we choose

 

I need you

 

Small kindnesses

 

It's okay to

 

Asking for help when you need it

 

Thanks for reading! Let me know if you liked this post, and if you would be interested in seeing more like this in the future. Have you read this book?

 

 

 

Favorite Titles!

Hey everyone!

Today I thought to do a post that I’ve been thinking about for a while, about something I absolutely love-titles.

You’ll see by the end of this post that I tend to like the more poetic and flowy titles rather than one word titles.

So, here for you is my favorite book titles!

Image result for walk on earth a stranger   Image result for like a river glorious   Image result for into the bright unknown

1.Walk on Earth a Stranger, Like a River Glorious, Into the Bright Unknown

One sentence synopsis: A girl who can detect gold goes West during the Gold Rush era.

  • beautiful covers
  • beautiful titles
  • and amazing writing, characters, story, etc, etc, etc

I can’t wait until the last book comes out, I’m getting my hands on it as soon as possible.

I definitely recommend this series, go read it. Go. It’s so good.

Related image   Related image

2.Not a Drop to Drink, In a Handful of Dust

One sentence synopsis:Post apocalyptic world where water is the most scarce necessity.

But seriously, how beautiful are those titles? I want to say them over and over again they’re so great!

Also, a great underrated read. Mindy McGinnis is actually the best, her books deserve way more attention than they get.

Image result for a madness so discreet

3.A Madness so Discreet

One sentence synopsis: Girl is sent to an insane asylum, and ends up helping a doctor who studies criminal psychology.

Mindy McGinnis again, scoring with the beautiful titles and the great books.

Actually though, she is one of the most underrated authors I’ve ever read, and I’ve enjoyed all her books.

25164304

4.Of Fire and Stars

One sentence synopsis:Princess travels to kingdom to marry the prince, falls in love with his sister instead.

This is one of my favorite titles, and one of my favorite covers. I mean, just look at that font.<3<3

Definitely recommend this book if you’re looking for more LGBTQ+ reads, it features an f/f romance.

This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity, #1)   Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity, #2)

5.This Savage Song, Our Dark Duet

One sentence synopsis: Two people from different sides of a divided city and it also has music and monsters.

So…I have a confession..*hides face in hands*…I didn’t adore This Savage Song. I liked it enough to be engaged through the whole thing, but not enough to continue onto the next book, and not enough to actually remember what I read.

Oops?!

Regardless, I think the titles are beautiful, and the covers even more so. The font, am I right? Haha, I just like any font written in pretty calligraphy. Victoria Schwab is killing it with these titles, though.

Image result for tiny pretty things   Image result for shiny broken pieces

6.Tiny Pretty Things, Shiny Broken Pieces

One sentence synopsis:Ballerinas battle for dominance in a competitive ballet school.

These books are absolutely freaking amazing. The characters are diverse, the story is intense, the writing is great, I couldn’t rip my eyes off the page. Also, I was a dancer for a long time and have so many dancer friends that I love almost any book having to do with dance. So, book about competitive ballerinas=perfect.

It does sound dumb and petty, but dancers are so intense. Especially ballerinas in an elite ballet academy. They are some of the cruelest, most intense characters I’ve ever met and I love it.

And the titles? Absolutely killing it. There’s something about these titles that I’m just drawn to.

Eliza and Her Monsters

7.Eliza and Her Monsters

One sentence synopsis: Web comics, anxiety, selective mutism, cute relationships, traumatic Life Events™ and geekiness.

So, I know this may or may not be the ten millionth time I’ve mentioned this book on here, but it is just so amazing, I can’t even express my love for it. If you haven’t read it, what are you even doing with your life?

I love this title so much. It sounds good saying it out loud, and I like how it introduces both the main character and the web comic that’s so important to her. Just. Everything about this book.

Image result for every heart a doorway

 

8.Every Heart a Doorway

One sentence synopsis:Children recovering from being in fairy tales all in one place.

So…I have a small confession…I don’t really remember exactly what this book was about. I only know that the title is beautiful, and I definitely enjoyed the book on some level. Also, I recommend for more LGBTQ+ reads.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

9.The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

One sentence synopsis:Human girl in dangerous vampire city.

Same thing as above…I don’t really remember the exact story?? I do know though, that I love the title, and the cover too. As far as I can remember, because I have the memory of a rock, is that I didn’t enjoy it that much. However, the premise was really interesting, even though I don’t usually lean towards paranormal reads.

Image result for a death struck year

10.A Death Struck Year

One sentence synopsis: The Spanish Flu Pandemic, and a girl volunteering as a nurse to help the effort against the disease.

So, I read this book around two, two and a half years ago, and I still remember it vividly. The story was so gripping, and it was terrifying that the descriptions of the disease and how it affected every day life were actually real events that happened. That terrified me more than almost any other book I’ve read.

Besides that though, the title is beautiful. I think it captures the story perfectly and poetically.

Image result for daughter of smoke and bone  Image result for daughter of smoke and bone  Related image

11.Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Days of Blood and Starlight, Dreams of Gods and Monsters

One sentence synopsis: Idek man, this series is too weird to sum up in one sentence.

This series is…interesting, but I absolutely LOVE the titles. Like, they just sound perfect, and the look perfect? They just are all so beautiful, just 110% for those titles.

Salt to the Sea

12.Salt to the Sea

One sentence synopsis:WWII refugees and their journey to a refugee boat that is one of the least known yet most fatal tragedies ever.

First and foremost, this book, and anything else written by Ruta Sepetys is amazing. Her historical fiction is beautiful and amazing, and all the characters and stories keep me up late into the night reading.

I don’t even know what it is about this title, but I love it. It’s short, but it gets to the point, and it just sounds great, with all the alliteration going on.

Short, sweet, and perfect.

That’s all I have for you today, but I’m certain that there will be a part two of this post coming along eventually.

Thanks for reading! Tell me below, what are some of your favorite titles? Have you read any books in this post?

 

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia//non-spoiler review

eliza and her monsters by francesca zappia non spoiler review

Omg why is this book the cutest thing ever written? Can someone please tell me? I literally read this in one day and it has almost 400 pages-that should be proof enough that this book is amazing.

  • Eliza is one of my favorite narrators. She has anxiety, and at school, she’s very quiet and has zero friends. But online, she’s the creator of one of the most famous web comics, Monstrous Sea. Online, she knows her best friends, and the author doesn’t do the “internet friends aren’t real friends.” Her internet friends are her best friends. She’s just so geeky and into the internet and I loved reading from her perspective-she’s so relatable and adorable and I love her dedication to her comic.
  • Wallace (aka my new book crush) looks like he would be intimidating and rude and the “bad guy” of the book, but no he’s awkward and adorable and has selective mutism, loves Monstrous Sea, and is so timid and shy and geeky and cute, and adorable and perfect. He also has this dark past that makes him 100x more likable.(my favorite kind of squishy character-the adorable ones with the dark past)
  • Wallace also has selective mutism, and I give this book two thumbs up for amazing rep fr anxiety, selective mutism, and panic attacks.
  • Wallace+Eliza=the most adorable couple ever written. After every single scene that had even remote traces of romance I closed the book and smiled at the ceiling like an absolute idiot. They’re both awkward adorable babies and their romance is slow and beautiful and perfectly written and has no insta-love, thank God. Just-ahhhh my babies I love them.
  • Eliza’s family is beautifully complicated and they’re woven into the story perfectly. Throughout the whole book her parents cannot see eye to eye with her and why she’s always on the internet, and that leads to them making some big mistakes, but in the end, they begin to learn to understand her and start to become better parents.
  • And her brothers-omg possibly some of my favorite fictional siblings. They start out as obnoxious brats who don’t interact with Eliza past her driving them to soccer, but you slowly begin to see a different side of them, and it becomes clear how much they love Eliza. They’re so adorable and have such good hearts and by the end of the book I loved them so much.
  • Throughout the book there were little comics that I believe were drawn by the author, and I didn’t look at all of them(I just wanted to get to the next chapter) but the ones I did look at were really cool, Francesca Zappia is so talented.

Definitely 5/5 stars go read Eliza and Her Monsters and thank me it’s such a great book.

Are you still here?

Why?

Go.

Read it.

Now.

GO.

Untitled design (1)Untitled design (1)Untitled design (1)Untitled design (1)Untitled design (1)

Image result for eliza and her monsters

Her story is a phenomenon. Her life is a disaster.

In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire to try.

Then Wallace Warland, Monstrous Sea’s biggest fanfiction writer, transfers to her school. Wallace thinks Eliza is just another fan, and as he draws her out of her shell, she begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile.

But when Eliza’s secret is accidentally shared with the world, everything she’s built—her story, her relationship with Wallace, and even her sanity—begins to fall apart.

(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)

Thanks for reading! What’s a big book that you read really fast because it was amazing? Comment below!

 

 

Best Books of 2017

Hi everyone!

As of September 23, 2017 (the date it is right now as I’m writing this post) I have read 115 books.

Wow.

That’s a lot.

So, in order to make life hard for myself, I’m going to choose my ten favorite books of 2017 so far.*(these are in no particular order)

*These are not all 2017 releases, they are just books that I read in 2017, some of them were published in earlier years.

30649795

1.Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Fun fact: I got my copy of this book earlier than it came out-by accident. I was at the Strand Bookstore in NYC and found it on on of the shelves. I didn’t realize until I was on the train home that it wasn’t supposed to come out for another week!

Anyways, I loved this book. It broke my heart into a million tiny pieces watching Carver deal with the death of his three best friends and with the people around him. It was so raw and emotional and beautiful but also absolutely hilarious. This is the book that has brought me closest to crying in years. 15/10 would recommend, especially if you have no regard for your feels.

Image result for the crowns game

2.The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

This is one of my favorite fantasies-it read really fast, and the world, characters, and plot are all perfect. I love the writing, and the Russian setting was great. As soon as I finished I tried to get the sequel from my library and almost died when I found out that it didn’t come out for another three months.

Related image

3.My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier

My reaction to this book was just “damn.” I read it in one sitting and it only took me three hours. The story was so intense and interesting, I had to keep reading just to see what would happen. The subtle psychopathic ways of Che’s sister creeped me out and fascinated me to no end. I just ahhhhhh I have no words go read it it’s so good you’ll thank me.

Image result for queens of geek

4.Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

Everything about this book was perfect and wonderful and just ahhhh.

I loved all the fangirling and geekiness and the fact that it was set at a con. The characters were all so squishy and wonderful and both romances left my heart in a puddle. Just <3333 for this book.

Image result for eliza and her monsters

5.Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

I basically loved this for all the same reasons as Queens of Geek.

Fangirling/fanboying? Check. Geekiness? Check? Cute, squishy, adorable, perfect characters? Check. Heart melting romance that made me smile like an idiot and close the book to look up at the ceiling in joy? Check.

Another thing I enjoyed about Eliza and Her Monsters was the family dynamic and how it progressed throughout the story. It was beautiful and perfect.

Image result for warcross

6.Warcross by Marie Lu

I Just finished Warcross today and oh. My. God. This was wonderful. Everything about it-the world, the setting, the characters(who are now my new favorites) and the plot. Omfg the plot. It was so surprising and unexpected and so perfectly written. The flashbacks were seamlessly combined with Emika’s real world adventures and her time spent in VR.

And also-that romance <333.

Image result for when dimple met rishi

7.When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

I loved that this book featured a girl in STEM, even though I wish the book had focused a little more on the STEM aspects.

But-the romance was so adorable. I loved Dimple and her negative, no-nonsense attitude and Rishi was quite possibly the cutest and the most awkward person ever, especially when he was trying to win Dimple over. I also loved Dimple’s friendship with her roommate, and how that developed and changed through the book.

Related image

8.Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse

This is a historical fiction book set in Amsterdam, WWII. This was narrated by a non-Jewish girl who was only affected by the war by not having enough money or food. At the beginning, she goes on dangerous journeys to bring people rarely seen things in the time of war, such as chocolate or makeup.

Soon into the book, she becomes part of a dangerous mission to save a girl in a blue coat-a Jewish girl hiding from the Nazis. All the characters, even the side characters were so well-written and fleshed out.  It also had so many twists and turns and it was so dangerous and wonderful it was such a unique and beautiful WWII story.

Image result for the secret of a heart note

9.The Secret of  a Heart Note by Stacey Lee

Stacey Lee is definitely one of my favorite authors. Every book by her that I’ve read, I’ve loved. This book has a very interesting pretense, the idea that Mim and her mother can make love potions by smelling people’s heartnotes-their scents, but they can’t fall in love or it’ll ruin their sense of smell.

And, of course, Mim falls in love. I loved how easily the story flowed along and how she got to make and plant love potions-it was such an interesting idea to me, and I wish I could do that. Overall, just a great, unique story with great characters.

Image result for a mad wicked folly

10.A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Walker

This is a historical fiction set in 20th century London, about and upperclass girl named Victoria who wants to study art, not get married and become a housewife. This sounds like a pretty typical story, and not gonna lie, it was.

But I absolutely loved this book. Something about Victoria was just so relatable and there were so many scenes where she stood up for herself and stood against misogyny and it was so wonderful.

The way it was written, I also began to absolutely despise her parents and sympathize with her and the other side characters(who were great, btw). I enjoyed it way more than I thought I would.

Thanks for reading! What are your favorite reads of 2017 so far? Comment below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENUINE FRAUD BY E. LOCKHART//non-spoiler review

As one of my most anticipated releases of 2017, Genuine Fraud did not disappoint.

Something I didn’t know before starting the book(which took me too long to figure out) is that this book is written in reverse. The first chapter starts at the current moment, and each chapter goes a little farther back in time.

At first I found this really confusing, but as soon as I figured out that the chapters were going back in time everything began to click into place and the story line was fabulous.

As soon as you start the book all you have is questions and it’s all what? Why? How? Where? When? What? What? What?

This book absolutely twists your mind so effortlessly and I loved that. It slowly reveals the answers, and I was always itching to read the next chapter just to figure out another part of the story.

Genuine Fraud features Jule, the main character who loves working out and prides herself in being extremely physically strong, but at the same time loves makeup.  loved seeing a character who embraced both typically feminine/masculine qualities. It was refreshing, since most YA features characters with only “girly” or “boyish” interests. Jule could be very emotionless and detached from feelings, but throughout the book you also got glimpses of her more sensitive sides and emotional struggles, which made her an amazingly complex character.

The ways Jule lives and survives was absolutely fascinating to me, and every setting she went to (that’s right, this book included so many wonderful destinations) was always full of exciting adventures and surprises.

Overall, this was a wonderful twisty book that had excitement around every corner and surprises in every page, along with well written complex characters. It filled me with so many questions that were painfully slowly made clear and I loved trying to figure out how things made sense before they were told in the story.

Definitely recommend!

Untitled design (1)Untitled design (1)Untitled design (1)Untitled design (1)

genuinefraud

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodreads

 

Hello//TMI Book Tag

Hi, my name is Becca!

A couple years ago, I discovered the wonderful world of book blogging.

I’ve been considering starting a blog of my own for a while, and now I finally decided to make one. In the future, I’m planning on posting at least once a week on Sundays, and occasionally during the school week depending on how much time I have.

To kick it off, I’m doing the TMI Book Tag, originally from Jessethereader’s channel on YouTube. (to learn more about me, go to my about page)

1.What fictional character has the best style?

Lydia from The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner. She runs a fashion blog, after all.

2.Your book girlfriend/boyfriend/fictional crush?

Percy Jackson or Captain Thorne.

3.Ever loved a character but then started hating them?

Luke Castellan from the Percy Jackson series.

4.Biggest/longest book on your shelf?

Probably Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

5.Heaviest book on your shelf?

Emotionally, Night by Elie Wiesel; physically, probably Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

6.Do you have any book posters?

Yes! I have a Lunar Chronicles poster from Litographs, a Wires and Nerve poster from an Owlcrate box, a drawing of the golden trio from an Owlcrate box, a Divergent poster with the quote “We can be mended. We mend each other.”, a bunch of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them Posters, and numerous quotes that I lettered myself.

7.Do you have any book themed jewelry?

No.

8.Book OTP?

Percabeth, Romione, and all the Lunar Chronicles couples are my main ones.

9.Favorite book series?

So many, I can’t choose just one, but some are Harry Potter, Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus, The Lunar Chronicles, the Illuminae trilogy, The Waterfire Saga by Jennifer Donnelly, etc etc etc.

10.Favorite book-to-movie soundtrack?

The Harry Potter soundtrack.

11.A book/story you miss/wish could continue?

I always want more Percy.

12.Favorite stand-alone?

Also a really hard choice, but some are Queens of Geek, Goodbye Days, We Were Liars, When Dimple Met Rishi, etc etc etc.

13.Since when did you read books?

Since I was about four or five years old.

14.Which Hogwarts house are you in?

Ravenclaw all the way.

15.Quality you look for in a book?

Easy to follow writing, relatable characters, and interesting plot.

16.Favorite book quote?

“Have you ever asked yourself, do monsters make war, or does war make monsters?”  from Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.

17.Favorite author?

So many, but J.K. Rowling, Rick Riordan and Marissa Meyer are a few.

18.Favorite book cover?

I love the cover of The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, though I didn’t like the actual book.

19.Action or romance?

I like a good combination of both.

20.Where do you go when a sad moment happens?

I usually just stay where I am and stare off into space.

21.How long do you need to finish a book?

One to three days, depending on how much time I have.

22.How long is your mourning period?

No time. I jump right into the next book.

23. Least favorite book?

The Clique series by Lisi Harrison. I could not stand it.

24.Turn on in a character?

Kindness, bravery, and badassery.

25.Turn off in a character?

Pettiness.

26.Reason I started blogging?

I’ve been considering starting a blog for a while, and I’ve come up with so many ideas that I decided to finally do it.

27.Name a scary book?

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets freaked me out so much when I first read it.

28.Last book that made you cry?

I don’t cry over books, but the last one that made me sad was Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner.

29.Last book you gave five stars?

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde.

30.Any favorite book titles?

So many that I’m planning on doing a longer post on this, but one is A Madness so Discreet by Mindy McGinnis is definitely a favorite.

31.Last book you read?

The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson.

32.Currently reading?

The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson

33.Last book adaptation you watched?

That was so long ago that I don’t even remember.

34.A book character you always wanted to talk to?

Annabeth Chase.

35.An author you always wanted to talk to?

Rick Riordan.

36.Favorite book snack?

I eat anything on hand while I read, so I don’t really know.

37.Book world you want to live in?

Obviously the wizarding world.

38.Book world you don’t want to live in?

I’m gonna go with the cop out answer and say the Hunger Games world, because no thanks.

39.Last time you smelled a book?

A couple days ago maybe? I don’t really know.

40.Weird insults from books?

Not any that I specifically remember.

41.Favorite romance book?

When Dimple Met Rishi.

42.Do you write?

I try.

43.Favorite magical item?

Wand.

44.Your quidditch position?

Chaser.

45.Name a song you connect to a book.

I don’t think I have one.

46.Favorite book related pick up line?

Are you a library book? ‘Cause I’m checking you out.

Haha I only like that one because it’s so cheesy.

47.Have you ever used it?

Definitely not.

48.Favorite book fandom?

Probably Harry Potter, just because it’s been around for so long.

49.How many books do you own?

Around 100 I think.

50.Planning on reading next?

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart.

 

Thank you so much for reading! Comment below!