November Wrap Up and December TBR

Sooo I’m back with another wrap up and tbr! I managed to read a fair amount in November which is great! If you want to know what I thought of the books I read check it out below! 🙂

So far this month I have managed to read:

  • Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (reread)
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare

I am currently reading To Kill a Mockingbird for school so hopefully I can finish that soon and read at least one book for the holiday booktubeathon!

What have you guys read this month?

Keep on reading…

Jordan 🙂

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Review: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Hey everybody! I haven’t been posting as much on this blog because I’ve been working super hard to post weekly on my booktube. But here is a review I wrote a while ago! Hope you like! Let me know what you thought of this book in the comments!

Ever think about the simple joys you get to experience everyday in life? The warm sun on your skin, freshly cut grass, or even your favourite meal? What if those joys suddenly became your biggest fears. This is the reality for a teenager named Maddy. She has a rare disease known as SCID; an immune deficiency that requires infants to be isolated from birth.

Spending all your life only being allowed to talk to your mom and your house nurse seems like torture for any teenager, however Maddy believes that everything she needs is lying in her house and in the worlds of a good book. That all starts to change when Olly moves in next door.

Maddy and Olly start sending messages back and forth until Maddy doesn’t want to do anything else. She begins to realize that maybe she has been missing out on some major things in life. But what will her mother say?

I didn’t know what to expect when starting this book but in the end it wasn’t my favourite. The plot, although easy to fall into, was a bit ridiculous. It was too “insta-lovey” for my liking. Knowing that most young adult contemporaries jazz up a romance I was expecting it to be a bit over the top but not to the extent that it was. It was like one of those bad romance movies where you are just rolling your eyes the whole time at how unrealistic it is. The plot itself at times was also hard to believe but believable at the same time. Maddy would do something that was completely crazy for a girl in her position to do but for a regular teenage it makes perfect sense. I think that the idea was good but considering she can’t leave the house, there is only so much that can happen without seeming repetitive or unnecessary.

Pictures and diagrams were placed throughout the book, which added a very interesting and interactive aspect to the story. It was nice to see the medical reports for Maddy and to have a deeper understanding as to what SCID really is and why it is affecting her life so intensely.

Although I didn’t enjoy Maddy as a character as much as I would have liked, I do think that they way she respond to her environment was very well done. I constantly had to remind myself that even stepping one foot outside was a huge deal to her, therefore her doing something over the top crazy was just astonishing!

Olly was a very cute love interest that was very caring for Maddy, always making sure she was doing okay but at the same time didn’t treat her any differently because of her illness. His humour made the story lighthearted at the most crucial times.

Finally, I did enjoy the mystery and twist that was added to the end. This book wasn’t developed to my liking plot-wise, but it still have me captivated. I have a fun time trying to figure out what was going to happen and what was really going on.

If I have to rate this book, after much consideration I would give it a 3 out of 5 stars. Some may love it and class it as one of their favourites, where others might not be able to push through it. I think the best way to see if it’s something you will enjoy is to just give it a chance. I did, and even though it wasn’t one of my favourites, in the end, I am still happy I got to experience this story and everything it had to offer.

Keep on reading,

Jordan 🙂

If I have to rate this book, after much consideration I would give it a 3 out of 5 stars. Some may love it and class it as one of their favourites, where others might not be able to push through it. I think the best way to see if it’s something you will enjoy is to just give it a chance. I did, and even though it wasn’t one of my favourites, in the end, I am still happy I got to experience this story and everything it had to offer.

Monthly Update: June

Hey guys, sorry we have been so inactive these past few weeks. We are now on summer vacation and have been caught up in working and reading haha. Anyways, here are my booktube videos telling you guys what I read in the month of June and what I plan to read in the month of July.

I have already made some progress this month so out of my July tbr the crossed out books are the ones I have already read!

  • I’ll Give You the Sun
  • Darkest Minds
  • Holes
  • Isle of the Lost (book of my choice)
  • Ash and Bramble
  • Room
  • Crown of Midnight
  • The Replaced

Hopefully I can start I’ll Give you the Sun tomorrow and finish it before Friday. I don’t know what book I plan on reading after that but I guess you will have to wait and see for my July Wrap up to see how things went!

How was your past reading month? Let me know!

Keep on reading…

Jordan 🙂

Cover Review: Royally Lost by Angie Staton

Okay, let me start out by saying that I bought this book on a whim during one of Kobo’s sales. I then proceeded to read this book. I now hate this book. I have decided to review the cover anyway because I have not bought any other books recently. So, here goes basically nothing.

How cute is that book cover? Super cute right? Well, it’s not. It is evil with a caked on layer of cute foundation that has ruined my life. That book was awful. Just awful. I can now see how awful the cover is too. That skirt? So 2001.That belt? 2002 at the latest! Has anyone heard of fashion around here? Book covers should be timeless, guess this one missed the memo. Anyway, this book was so bad that it put me into a lull. I haven’t read a book in a week because of this wretched piece of literature, and now I have come to hate a seemingly obsolete book cover. I can’t even type more about this before it turns into a book review instead of a cover review.

If anyone has read this book please let me know what you thought about it! I would love to share opinions on it!

Keep designing your own catastrophe, as long as it does not include reading this book.

Hannah

Hannahs’ Monthly Update

I think I have done a decent amount of reading over the last month, and in all honesty I am pretty proud. This month has been pretty hectic, and the next couple days are going to be absolute insanity!

Anyway, without any further a due, here is all of the books that I have read over the last month!

  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightening Thief [Book One] by Rick Riordan
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsteres [Book Two] by Rick Riordan
  • P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titans Curse [Book Three] by Rick Riordan
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Battle of the Labyrinth [Book Four] by Rick Riordan
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Last Olympian [Book Five] by Rick Riordan
  • Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero [Book One] by Rick Riordan
  • Heroes of Olympus: [Book Two] by Rick Riordan
  • Royally Lost by Angie Stanton

Okay so I read 9 books over the past month, which I think is pretty impressive! I have currently read 44 books this year, 6 away from my challenge goal, and on track to read 93 by the end of this year!

What have you guys been reading?

Hannah