The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

hating gameI’m due for some contemporary after all the feels from my previous review. I thought I was in for some lighthearted fun. But The Hating Game was anything but lighthearted. The raves about this book is definitely well deserved. This is a story of Lucinda (I love that name) and her feelings for Joshua, her co-worker. Sounds simple right? Pretty straight forward? No, it’s not. This book is a perfect example of how a contemporary romance should be written. Engaging and lovable main characters? Check. Wonderfully written dialogue? Check. A simple yet interesting plot? Check. This book has me smiling in the first few pages. Continue reading

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

a monster callsI just finished this a couple of hours ago. I’m still not exactly sure how I’ll go about writing this review. From the first time I heard about this book, I vowed to stay away from it since it deals with a topic that I’ve considered triggering for me. I wasn’t sure how I’d end up feeling after reading something that has happened to me personally. You see, I lost my mother to cancer when I was 18. And I’m scared that this might make me relive some painful memories. But, another thing you have to know about me, (since it looks like oversharing is the theme for today) is that I may scare easy but I prefer to face these fears head on. So basically, my main motivation for picking this book up is to “just get it over with.” Continue reading

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

they both dieThis is my first Adam Silvera book and I am happy to announce that I 100% enjoyed my time with him. Wait. No, let’s ignore that, moving on. I heard about this book from a couple of booktubers, and from the synopsis alone it made me really curious. You have to understand that your girl is all about them sci-fi and technology mumbo jumbo. And the idea of a telco company informing you of your last 24 hours intrigued me. Even though this book did not give me what I initially wanted from it, it did manage to give me something else entirely.  Continue reading

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

arianddanteI’m glad I started the year of with this gem of a book. I’m both ecstatic and scared that this is the first book I read this year. Ecstatic because of course, this book is everything I wanted and more. Scared, because what if the rest of my 2018 reads pales in comparison to this amazing story? Okay, sorry for the dramatics. Let’s proceed. The only comment I was able to enter in my Goodreads review was a measly WOW. Yeah, I know, pretty lame. But I had such a hard time coming up with words that can describe what it felt like reading this book. It was so simple yet magical. Dante is such a beautiful person and I wish I have someone like him in my life.  Continue reading