I was going through my Goodreads and I realized a had a bunch a short reviews for 6 books and I didn’t like the idea of posting 6 super short book reviews in separate posts without going into detail so I decided instead of making them longer I would just combine them into one post! So many great books! Now, some of the reviews are short not because I didn’t have a lot to say about them. It’s that I had too much to say about them that I just couldn’t put my thoughts into words.
“My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.”
Book Number 1:
Allyson Healey’s life is exactly like her suitcase—packed, planned, ordered. Then on the last day of her three-week post-graduation European tour, she meets Willem. A free-spirited, roving actor, Willem is everything she’s not, and when he invites her to abandon her plans and come to Paris with him, Allyson says yes. This uncharacteristic decision leads to a day of risk and romance, liberation and intimacy: 24 hours that will transform Allyson’s life.
A book about love, heartbreak, travel, identity, and the “accidents” of fate, Just One Day shows us how sometimes in order to get found, you first have to get lost. . . and how often the people we are seeking are much closer than we know.
I honestly did not think I would like this book as much as I did.
Beautifully written. I loved reading it. It was just perfect. I was expecting this cheesy romance where the guy in girl fell in love in just one day. Which they did, but it wasn’t cheesy at all. And it wasn’t what the whole book was about. It was so much more than that. It’s a definite must read for anyone.
“Sometimes in order to get found, you first have to get lost.”
I loved that part in the synopsis because it’s true. Allyson was someone who always followed the rules and did whatever her parents told her too. Which is okay for a while, yes you should listen to your parents. But you also need to make your own mistakes and find your own path.
5 out of 5 stars
Book Number 2:
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs.
It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
It’s a very unique book and it’s really hard to believe the pictures in it are real! I very much enjoyed reading it and learning about Jacob. I liked it, I just didn’t love it, but I still can’t wait to read the second one!
3 out of 5 stars
Book Number 3:
It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.
Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster-father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.
Brilliant. So brilliant. Markus Zusak definitely doesn’t sugarcoat anything but I’m totally okay with that. So many tears. So many. Gosh darn it Rudy! I just don’t have any words to describe my feelings for this book. It is absolutely one of my favorite books ever really enjoyed it. Just go read it!
5 out of 5 stars
Book Number 4:
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
I wish I could write more amazing words, but I just can’t explain awesomeness of this book. I was feeling so many emotions all at once while reading it, it’s just, amazing.
John Green you’ve done it again. Thanks for all the heartbreak.
A MUST read. Seriously if you haven’t read this book yet, then go do it!
5 out of 5 stars
Book Number 5:
Synopsis (of Clockwork Angel):
In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.
The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them.
Beautiful, heartbreaking, I can’t believe it’s over. Definitely one of the best series I’ve ever read.
Thank you Cassandra for sharing the lives all these amazing characters, I know I will never forget them. Such a life changing book. I don’t know if I could read it again without disappearing into a puddle of tears.
Overall rating for the whole trilogy:
5 out of 5 stars
Book Number 6:
“I had everything I needed to run a household: a house, food, and a new family. From now on it would just be me and Sammy–the two of us, and no one else.”
A tragic accident has turned eleven-year-old Aubrey’s world upside down. Starting a new life all alone, Aubrey has everything she thinks she needs: SpaghettiOs and Sammy, her new pet fish. She cannot talk about what happened to her. Writing letters is the only thing that feels right to Aubrey, even if no one ever reads them.
With the aid of her loving grandmother and new friends, Aubrey learns that she is not alone, and gradually, she finds the words to express feelings that once seemed impossible to describe. The healing powers of friendship, love, and memory help Aubrey take her first steps toward the future.
Love, Aubrey is such an amazing book. It had me bawling my eyes out over the simplest lines Aubrey is such a strong character and there just isn’t enough words to describe how amazing this book is.
My friend recommended this book to me, I was hesitant to read it because I was very lazy back in 6th grade, but I’m so glad I did and I’ve read it every year since that day.
So just go ahead and check out this book from your local library or buy it yourself because you won’t regret it.
5 out of 5 stars
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