To All the Boys I've Loved Before, by Jenny Han
Other books: P.S. I Still Love You (Haven't read)
Lara Jean is a simple girl; doesn't lke to drive, lives with her father and two sisters, and keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. Why does she do this, you may ask? Well, the love letters will never be shown to the boys, and it gives her a sense of finality with them. There's five letters, one for each boy. Then, one day, the letters get mailed to each boy they're for, and it causes her life to get crazy. Can she handle the pressure of having boys know she loved them? Can she explain that the letters were from a while ago? Do her feeling comes back? Find out!
*I still haven't found out because I haven't read the next book*
Jenny Han, Social:
Since You've Been Gone, by Morgan Matson
Sloane brought Emily out of her shell; made her confident, made her happier. But then, after 2 years of best friendship, she disappears, leaving Emily with a list of 13 things to do that are completely out of Emily's comfort zone. Then, she must find Sloane and tell her all about it. Some of the things are easy: Apple picking at night, dancing until dawn. And some are a bit of a challenge: Kiss a stranger? Go skinny-dipping? So, Emily doesn't have the summer she expected (especially when Frank Porter gets involved), but can this list help her find Sloane, her best friend?
I love contemporary novels, because I feel like they can relate to me. This book was pretty good, but it took me a while to read because the chapter length intimidated me. There was legit like a 60-paged chapter. And then there was a 3-paged one. Bi-polar much? (Just kidding😂) but all in all, it was a good book. 4/5⭐️
PS Guys, this pic is from my Instagram, completely taken with my phone. I finally figured out how to upload them, thank goodness. It took long enough!
Cruel Beauty, by Rosamund Hodge
Nyx has been destined to marry the evil ruler of her land. Her father had made a deal with the the Gentle Lord for his wife to bear children, however she died, which was not agreed upon. Now Nyx, who will be sent to marry him as part of the deal, was trained to kill him, and avenge her mother. When she arrives at the castle, she doesn't expect to meet who she meets, or love who she loves. Ignifex, the "beast's" name for himself, allows Nyx to guess his name every night, so that she will be free. However, she doesn't realize that this is binding him too. She falls in love with him, so unexpectedly, but still so right. But she still must carry out the promise to her family and avenge her mother's death. What can she do? What will she do?
This is a retelling on Beauty and the Beast. Beauty and the Beast is probably my most favorite Disney Princess movies. However, this book was hard for me to get into. I usually read books this size in two to three days, however this one took me about five or six. I don't really know what it was, but the world was complicated for me to understand--it's a mix of Greek mythology and princess/kingdom-ish? I'm not sure. But I usually love retellings! Once I got into it, though, I loved the story. 3/5 stars.
Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard
Mare Barrow lives in a world divided by the color of your blood: Silver or Red. She is a Red, a pick-pocket, living in the Stilts, and is preparing to enter the War, which is where every Red goes if they don't have an apprenticeship. Then, when her best friend, Kilorn, must go to war, she does everything to find a way for him to stay home.
There is a way.
Mare meets Cal, who gets her a job at the Silver ruler's home. She becomes a servant, a discovers her strange power: She can control electricity. Reds never have powers--only Silvers--so this comes as a shock. She falls into a lie--known only by the royal family--to protect her. Mare, however aches for something to be done about the unfairness of the world she lives in. What lengths will she go to to save herself, and all of the Reds?
Books: Red Queen, Cruel Crown (short story), Glass Sword
*I've only read Red Queen*
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