More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera – REVIEW

Hello guys, I’m back here again after the long hiatus. I was kinda busy with my uni activity cz you know I was being a part of Uni orientation committee, so it was such very hectic to even visit my own blog. But, don’t worry guys, the orientation day is over now and the classes are only starting. Anyways, I’m here, writing a new post for you. It would be a book review, of course. A review of Adam Silvera’s masterpiece calles More Happy Than Not. One more thing, I’m beyond very happy to get accepted to reviewing next Adam Silvera’s work, They Both Die at the End on Edelweiss+, that’s the most exciting news, isn’t it? Pretty sure is. So, I don’t want to talk any longer, so here’s the book blurb and review.

 

“Memories: some can be sucker punching, others carry you forward; some stay with you forever, others you forget on your own. You can’t really know which ones you’ll survive if you don’t stay on the battlefield, bad times shooting at you like bullets. But if you’re lucky, you’ll have plenty of good times to shield you.” 

 

Title            : More Happy Than Not
Author        : Adam Silvera
GR Ratings : 4.11
Pages           : 300
Edition        : paperback
Published April 26th 2016 by Soho Teen

Description:
In his twisty, gritty, profoundly moving New York Times bestselling-debut—also called “mandatory reading” and selected as an Editors’ Choice by the New York Times—Adam Silvera brings to life a charged, dangerous near-future summer in the Bronx.

In the months after his father’s suicide, it’s been tough for sixteen-year-old Aaron Soto to find happiness again—but he’s still gunning for it. With the support of his girlfriend Genevieve and his overworked mom, he’s slowly remembering what that might feel like. But grief and the smile-shaped scar on his wrist prevent him from forgetting completely.

When Genevieve leaves for a couple of weeks, Aaron spends all his time hanging out with this new guy, Thomas. Aaron’s crew notices, and they’re not exactly thrilled. But Aaron can’t deny the happiness Thomas brings or how Thomas makes him feel safe from himself, despite the tensions their friendship is stirring with his girlfriend and friends. Since Aaron can’t stay away from Thomas or turn off his newfound feelings for him, he considers turning to the Leteo Institute’s revolutionary memory-alteration procedure to straighten himself out, even if it means forgetting who he truly is.

Why does happiness have to be so hard?

“Silvera managed to leave me smiling after totally breaking my heart. Unforgettable.”
—Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

“Adam Silvera explores the inner workings of a painful world and he delivers this with heartfelt honesty and a courageous, confident hand . . . A mesmerizing, unforgettable tour de force.”
—John Corey Whaley, National Book Award finalist and author of Where Things Come Back and Noggin

From the Hardcover edition.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26236898-more-happy-than-not

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Strong Enough by Melanie Harlow; David Romanov – REVIEW

Title           : Strong Enough
Author      : Melanie Harlow; David Romanov
GR Rating : 4.21
Pages         : 302
Edition      : ebook
Published June 19th 2017 by MH Publishing

Description :
From USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow and David Romanov, comes an all new sexy and emotional MM standalone romance.

I wasn’t looking for Derek Wolfe.

I wasn’t looking for anybody. All I wanted was to start a new life in America. But when I found myself stranded here with no place to go, he came to my rescue, offering me a place to stay.

He’s smart, successful, and sexy as hell—I can barely sleep knowing he’s right down the hall. And when the chemistry between us explodes one night with fierce, fiery passion, it’s hard to deny there’s something real there.

But he does.

He says he was drunk. He says it was a one-time thing. He says he’s not into guys and what we did meant nothing.

He’s lying. Because it happened again, and again, and again. And it’s better every time.

I know we could be good together, and I want the chance to try, but I’m done hiding. If he’s not strong enough to admit the truth, I’ll have to be strong enough to walk away.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34742728-strong-enough

“Madness. That’s what it was. And I could no longer contain it.”
― Melanie Harlow, Strong Enough Continue reading “Strong Enough by Melanie Harlow; David Romanov – REVIEW”

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover – REVIEW

“There is no such thing as bad people. We’re all just people who sometimes do bad things.”
― It Ends with Us

Title          : It Ends With Us
Author      : Colleen Hoover
GR Rating : 4.45
Edition      : Paperback
Pages          : 376
Published August 2nd by Atria Books

Description:

Instant New York Times Bestseller

The newest, highly anticipated novel from beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author, Colleen Hoover.

Sometimes it is the one who loves you who hurts you the most.

Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27276318-it-ends-with-us

“All humans make mistakes. What determines a person’s character aren’t the mistakes we make. It’s how we take those mistakes and turn them into lessons rather than excuses.”
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Book Rambles 2: Book Mails

Hello peeps. How’s your life?? I just hope yours are good as mine, I guess. Kidding mine has been more hectic than ever, keeping me company this whole month. Anyways, guess who’s back?? yesss, it’s me. 🎇🎆🎆🎆🎇

I’m not going to post about a book review or two now. I only wanna be here to share with you guys all about a pile of mails that I received last week. 😏😏

I’m going with June was a tough month for. So freaking tough with lots of holidays in almost two weeks or three, I couldn’t even remember it. 😭 Holidays mean the post office is closed which does mean no book mails for me. 😭 Just like that, can you imagine you’ve bought lots of books when it’s holiday and the post office decided to close to celebrate it as well. It sure damn was so annoying. 😭 It did happen to me. 😭😭 So I just sat here at home and wondered as to when the postman would come to me bringing my mails. The days went by, even the month. And then, last Wednesday (if I’m not mistaken), I heard the postman’s ride, my brother told me “There he (the postman) is, a guess for you.” I was just feeling so excited that time. I ran as fast as I could to meet him. And you know what happened next?? 🤪🤪🤪 The postman brought me SIX mails. Yikess!! It’s now only one mail but SIX as in S-I-X. Oh My Gosh, can you imagine how does it feel?? Absolutely, amazing. I couldn’t even make up a word to express it. Wonderful. Amazing too. I thought I went crazy that moment. Here’s the picture : Continue reading “Book Rambles 2: Book Mails”

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – REVIEW

“So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.”
― The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Title             : The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author        : Stephen Chbosky
GR Rating   : 4.21
Edition        : Paperback
Pages           : 231
Published August 30th 2012 by Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
Description:

Charlie is a freshman.

And while he’s not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it.

Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mix tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But he can’t stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15950494-the-perks-of-being-a-wallflower

“So, I guess we are who we are for alot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.”
― The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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A Girl Named Calamity (Alyria #1) by Danielle Lori – REVIEW

Title           : A Girl Named Calamity (Alyria #1)
Author       : Danielle Lori
GR Ratings: 4.26
Edition       : Kindle
Pages          : 219
Published July 13th 2016
Description:

“I hoped more than anything my name wasn’t my fate.”

I was a simple farm girl living in the magical land, Alyria, where men ruled and women only existed.

Call me sheltered. Call me naive. I was probably both. I never expected to be the key to Alyria’s destruction.

The journey I was on wasn’t only one to save me. But one where I had a lot of learning to do. With men. With magic. And with myself.

But I wasn’t alone. I had an escort. One I wasn’t so sure about. But one I couldn’t afford to lose and one I wasn’t so sure I could even leave.

I had many hopes. But the most important one was that my name wouldn’t become my fate.

WARNING: This novel contains blood, violence, profanity, and some sexual content.
It does end on a cliffhanger.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30249010-a-girl-named-calamity

MY REVIEW: Continue reading “A Girl Named Calamity (Alyria #1) by Danielle Lori – REVIEW”

All The Rage by Courtney Summers – REVIEW

“I don’t believe in forgiveness. I think if you hurt someone, it becomes part of you both. Each of you just has to live with it and the person you hurt gets to decide if they want to give you the chance to do it again. If they do and you’re a good person, you won’t make the same mistakes. Just whole new ones.”
― Courtney Summers, All the Rage

Let’s read the blurb first before we move to my review. Below here, I took it from GoodReads.

Title: All The Rage
Author: Courtney Summers
GoodReads Rating: 3.85
Format: Paperback
Pages: 321
Published April 14th 2015 by St. Martin’s Griffin

The sheriff’s son, Kellan Turner, is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is, and Romy Grey knows that for a fact. Because no one wants to believe a girl from the wrong side of town, the truth about him has cost her everything—friends, family, and her community. Branded a liar and bullied relentlessly by a group of kids she used to hang out with, Romy’s only refuge is the diner where she works outside of town. No one knows her name or her past there; she can finally be anonymous. But when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing after a party, and news of him assaulting another girl in a town close by gets out, Romy must decide whether she wants to fight or carry the burden of knowing more girls could get hurt if she doesn’t speak up. Nobody believed her the first time—and they certainly won’t now — but the cost of her silence might be more than she can bear.

With a shocking conclusion and writing that will absolutely knock you out, All the Rage examines the shame and silence inflicted upon young women after an act of sexual violence, forcing us to ask ourselves: In a culture that refuses to protect its young girls, how can they survive?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21853636-all-the-rage?ac=1&from_search=true

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