Review: What If It’s Us

What If It's Us

Title: What If It’s Us
Author: Adam Silvera & Becky Albertalli
Publication Date: October 9th 2018
Genre: Contemporary 
Format: Ebook
Rating: ★★★

Synopsis

Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.

Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.

But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?

Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated.

Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.

But what if they can’t quite nail a first date . . . or a second first date . . . or a third?

What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work . . . and Ben doesn’t try hard enough?

What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?

But what if it is?


This book was cute. It isn’t my favorite book but it was definitely enjoyable. I do think that Silvera and Albertalli are a really good writing duo and I would love to read more of their works.

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Down The TBR Hole #5

Down the TBR Hole is a (very) bookish meme, originally created by Lia @ Lost In A Story. She has since combed through all of her TBR (very impressive) and diminished it by quite a bit, but the meme is still open to others! How to participate:

Let’s get started!

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  • Order by Ascending Date Added
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or let it go?

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 //


Thick as Thieves (The Queen's Thief, #5)

#1 Thick As Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner

I don’t know if I own this book but I’m 75% sure I do which means I’m going to read it. I also really like this series so hopefully I get to this one.

Keep


The Unexpected Everything

#2 The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

I’ve read some of Matson’s other books but I don’t really see myself reading this one.

Go


My Oxford Year

#3 My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan

Another one I’m not really interested in anymore so bye.

Go


Save the Date

#4 Save the Date by Morgan Matson

This one sounds cute so I might read it eventually.

Keep

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Down the TBR Hole #4

Down the TBR Hole is a (very) bookish meme, originally created by Lia @ Lost In A Story. She has since combed through all of her TBR (very impressive) and diminished it by quite a bit, but the meme is still open to others! How to participate:

Let’s get started!

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  • Order by Ascending Date Added
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or let it go?

1 // 2 // 3 //


A Conspiracy of Kings (The Queen's Thief, #4)

#1 A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner

I know that I’m going to keep this one because I want to finish this series.

Keep


The Vanishing Throne (The Falconer, #2)

#2 The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May

I kept the first book in this series because I thought I would like it but I’m going to take the two other books off until I actually read it.

Go


The Fallen Kingdom (The Falconer, #3)

#3 The Fallen Kingdom by Elizabeth May

See above

Go


The Hate U Give

#4 The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

I still haven’t read this book which awful because I really want to read it. Both my mom and sister read it and liked it. I know I’m going to read it one day just who knows when.

Keep

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Review: Air Awakens

Air Awakens (Air Awakens, #1)

Title: Air Awakens
Author: Elise Kova
Publication Date: August 27th 2015
Genre: Fantasy 
Format: Audiobook
Rating: ★★★

Synopsis

A library apprentice, a sorcerer prince, and an unbreakable magic bond…

The Solaris Empire is one conquest away from uniting the continent, and the rare elemental magic sleeping in seventeen-year-old library apprentice Vhalla Yarl could shift the tides of war.

Vhalla has always been taught to fear the Tower of Sorcerers, a mysterious magic society, and has been happy in her quiet world of books. But after she unknowingly saves the life of one of the most powerful sorcerers of them all—the Crown Prince Aldrik—she finds herself enticed into his world. Now she must decide her future: Embrace her sorcery and leave the life she’s known, or eradicate her magic and remain as she’s always been. And with powerful forces lurking in the shadows, Vhalla’s indecision could cost her more than she ever imagined.


I at first gave this book four stars but then I realized that I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I did. I do see why people like it so much but it just didn’t strike me as it did some other people.

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June Wrap Up

I read the same amount of books this month as I did last time which is great for me! It means that I didn’t slack on my reading this month. I mean I do wish I had read more than last month but I’m happy just to be reading anything.

I’m 4 books ahead of by reading goal of 30 so really that’s all that matters to me at this point. I just need to stay ahead.

Red, White & Royal Blue

Red White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston: ★★★★★

Omg I love this book so much!!! I actually chose it for my book club to read as well because I liked it so much. Hopefully I’ll have a review up about how much I loved this book but I’m so behind on my reviews that who knows when it’ll be up.

Orpheus Girl

Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry: ★★★

This book doesn’t come out until October but I was able to get an eARC of it from Edelweiss. I’m going to write a review of it but I probably won’t post it until it’s closer to the publication date. It’s definitely an impactful book but it’s not for everyone.

Caraval (Caraval, #1)

Caraval by Stephanie Garber: ★★★★

This book has been on my TBR since it came out two years ago and I’ve finally gotten around to reading it. It was much different than I was expecting and definitely in a good way. Review to come as well…

These books were all pretty great which makes me happy! I can’t wait to see what I read in July.

Down The TBR Hole #3

Down the TBR Hole is a (very) bookish meme, originally created by Lia @ Lost In A Story. She has since combed through all of her TBR (very impressive) and diminished it by quite a bit, but the meme is still open to others! How to participate:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  • Order by Ascending Date Added
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or let it go?

Let’s get started!

1 // 2 //

Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird, #2)

#1 Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray

I think I’m going to take this book off the list until I have finished reading the first book and know if I like it or not.

Go


A Million Worlds with You (Firebird, #3)

#2 A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray

For the same reason as above I’m going to let this one go.

Go

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Review: Sadie

Sadie

Title: Sadie
Author: Courtney Summers
Publication Date: October 8th 2019
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Ebook
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

A missing girl on a journey of revenge. A Serial―like podcast following the clues she’s left behind. And an ending you won’t be able to stop talking about.

Sadie hasn’t had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water.

But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie’s entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister’s killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him.

When West McCray―a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America―overhears Sadie’s story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie’s journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it’s too late.


This book is my second 5 star read of the year which is saying something considering the fact that I haven’t had that many 5 star reads out of the books that I have managed to read so far this year.

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