Book Review: Bad Bloods: November Snow by Shannon A Thompson


Title: Bad Bloods: November Snow by Shannon A. Thompson

Goodreads Summary:

When Daniel and Serena unite, their accidental relationship becomes the catalyst for a twelve-year war to continue. Exposing the twisted past of a corrupt city, Daniel, Serena, and everyone they know will come together to fight. But Serena has another battle.

After a political rumor threatens their lives, Serena must leave her family and join the political front against her will. To survive apart, Daniel has to separate his love from his hatred and join forces with his worst memory to secure Vendona’s war. But very few of them will survive to see the last day. Bad blood or human, a city will burn, snow will fall, and all will be united by catastrophic secrets and irrevocable tragedy.


Review: I am giving this book a huge five out of five stars. Sometimes when you read a sequel it doesn’t always add up to the first but this book goes above and beyond. This story is unlike anything that I have read before. The connection between Serena and Daniel is developed beautifully and continues nicely from the first book to the second book. I really liked how I would think that I knew what was happening or going to happen and then it turns out to happen a totally different way. I would recommend this book in a heart beat for anyone to read.

Book Review: Bad Bloods: November Rain by Shannon A Thompson


Title: Bad Bloods: November Rain by Shannon A. Thompson

Goodreads Summary:

Seventeen-year-old Serena isn’t human. She is a bad blood, and in the city of Vendona, bad bloods are executed. In the last moments before she faces imminent death, a prison guard aids her escape and sparks a revolt. Back on the streets determined to destroy her kind, Serena is spared by a fellow bad blood named Daniel. His past tragedies are as equally mysterious as her connection to them.

Unbeknownst to the two, this connection is the key to winning the election for bad bloods’ rights to be seen as human again. But Serena is the only one who can secure Vendona’s vote. Now, Daniel must unite with her before all hope is lost and bad bloods are eradicated, even if it means exposing secrets worse than death itself. United or not, a city will fight, rain will fall, and all will be threatened by star-crossed love and political corruption.


Review: I give this book a four out of five. There were just two reasons why I didn’t give this book a full five out of five is one because I found the first couple chapters kind of slow and two the chapters alternate between the two main characters Serena and Daniel. There would be times that I would forget who I was reading and would have to glance back and remind myself. Over all I really liked the book. I like the story and the relationship that is developing between the Serena and Daniel. The story is different, but it also shows how people judge others just because they are different. I love how this book has a underlying lesson that I’m not sure if the author meant to get a crossed or not. I would recommend this book. You can pick up a copy here.

Book Review: Girl Online by Zoe Sugg



Title: Girl Online by Zoe Sugg

Goodreads Summary:

I had no idea GirlOnline would take off the way it has – I can’t believe I now have 5432 followers, thanks so much! – and the thought of opening up to you all about this is terrifying, but here goes…

Penny has a secret.

Under the alias GirlOnline, she blogs about school dramas, boys, her mad, whirlwind family – and the panic attacks she’s suffered from lately. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets the gorgeous, guitar-strumming Noah. Suddenly Penny is falling in love – and capturing every moment of it on her blog.

But Noah has a secret too. One that threatens to ruin Penny’s cover – and her closest friendship – forever.

Review: I am giving this book a four out of five. I was really excited to read this book because I had heard a lot of good things about it, but once I got to reading it it just started out REALLY slow and descriptive. It seemed like every small thing was getting a paragraph or more of description. It got to the point where I almost put it down, but I ended up sticking with it and the writing did end up getting better, the story and characters got better as well. I do recommend that if you read this book that if you feel like it starts out the same way for you to keep reading because it does get better. I really wanted to give this book a higher rating but because of how it started and the over describing of a kinds of little things I just couldn’t. It did end up being a good story and I am looking forward to reading the Girl Online On Tour.

Book Review: Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell


Title: Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell

Goodreads Summary:

‘Everybody likes everything these days. The whole world is a nerd.’

‘Are you mad because other people like Star Wars? Are you mad because people like me like Star Wars?’


If you broke Elena’s heart, Star Wars would spill out. So when she decides to queue outside her local cinema to see the new movie, she’s expecting a celebration with crowds of people who love Han, Luke and Leia just as much as she does. What she’s not expecting is to be last in a line of only three people; to have to pee into a collectible Star Wars soda cup behind a dumpster or to meet that unlikely someone who just might truly understand the way she feels.

Review: I give this short story a five out of five. It was so good and funny. I loved reading it and wish that there was a way it could be made into a novel. I just wanted more. I would love to learn more about Elena. I would recommend this short story to anyone that has or hasn’t read any of Rainbow Rowell’s books yet.

Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell


Title: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Goodreads Summary:

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…

But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?



Review: I gave this book 4 out of 5, because even though it did hold my attention really well and I could connect with the main character Cath, I wasn’t pulled right in with the first few chapters. It wasn’t until I was almost halfway through the book that I got really into the story.

I have seen a lot of good reviews and mentions about this book as well as the author. Normally I just read books that I find when walking around a bookstore rather than what family, friends or other people recommend (mostly because we have different tastes in books) but I figured I would give this one a shot. When I started reading it was slow going and I was thinking that I might not be able to finish it, but the further I got the more into the story I was. I was able to start connecting with Cath and her anxiety with the big changes in that were happening in her life. Starting college and not really being able to make friends because she over thought everything. The plot really started to pick up the further along I got. The Cath started to come out of her shell and put herself out there with other people other than her roommate and roommate’s friend. The reader can really see Cath grow up and evolve as the story progresses. I would recommend this book to anyone, and I will definitely try some of Rainbow Rowell’s other books.

Book Review: The New Guy and other Senior Year Distractions by Amy Spaulding (ARC)



Title: The New Guy and other Senior Year Distractions by Amy Spaulding

Goodreads Summary:

A ridiculously cute, formerly-famous new guy dropping into your life? It’s practically every girl’s dream. But not Jules McCallister-Morgan’s. I realize that on paper I look like your standard type-A, neurotic, overachiever. And maybe I am. But I didn’t get to be the editor of my school’s long-revered newspaper by just showing up*. I have one main goal for my senior year-early acceptance into my first choice Ivy League college-and I will not be deterred by best friends, moms who think I could stand to “live a little,” or boys. At least, that was the plan before I knew about Alex Powell**.And before Alex Powell betrayed me***.I know what you’re thinking: Calm down, Jules. But you don’t understand. This stuff matters. This is my life. And I’m not going down without a fight. —-* Okay, I sort of did. But it’s a sore subject.** I mean, I guess everyone knows about Alex Powell? Two years ago, you couldn’t go anywhere without hearing about viral video boy band sensation Chaos 4 All. Two years ago, Alex Powell was famous.***Some people think I’m overreacting. But this. Means. War.


Review: I gave this book at one out of five. I did not like this book at all. I tried really hard to get through the whole thing but the characters just annoyed me and there was nothing exciting happening in the story the kept my interest. The main character Jules was so dramatic about everything in her life and it just escalated when the new guy in school Alex showed up. It’s your typical over achiever befriends the new guy and then something happens that is the end of her world. There was nothing unique about it. I usually like stories like this because it’s usually a nice break from the books that I normally read but this one was just not good.