Release Date: November 8th, 2016
My Rating: 2/5 Stars
“I don’t know. But I would stay. For you. If you want me. If—”
“I want you.”
I’m highly unimpressed, although I’m entertained just enough to not rate it one star.
As usual, let’s start with the good stuff. I like how the love story is unfolded; at least it’s much better than The Notebook. Meyer reveals the complicated feelings the main character Catherine goes through and how she struggles with the fact that the reality is going the exactly opposite direction of her heart. Jest the Joker has to be my favourite character in the book. He’s very sassy but selfless, and he always takes the bigger picture into consideration. And oh, the book smells really nice! (Yeah I don’t have many good things to say about it.)
The biggest problem with this book is that Keep on reading!
Release date: October 11th, 2016
My rating: 5/5 Stars.
Maybe however much you’ve loved someone, that’s how much you can hate. It’s like a pocket turned inside out.
It stands to reason that the opposite should be true, too.
Generally, I’m not particularly attracted to fiction that doesn’t belong to the categories of thriller, horror, fantasy, crime, detective and the like. When I first came across this book on Goodreads before it was released, I was a bit hesitant whether I should add it to my already-bloated to-read shelf. I started reading it without any clue what I should expect.
I was blown away. Keep on reading!
Release date: September 13th, 2016
My rating: 2/5 Stars.
My favorite quotes:
“We choose what we want to do and who we want to be. Sometimes you gotta fight hard for it, but it’s worth it, to choose for yourself.”
“Home’s what you make it…. Could be a ship. Could be what you carry around on your back day after day. Could be family. Or maybe just one person you love more than any other. That’s home.”
I’m quite disappointed in this book.
Before its release on September the 13th, Traci Chee’s The Reader seems to have received quite a lot of hype already, and after the release, it has been getting high ratings and very flattering reviews on Goodreads. But I’m going to go on a limb and say that half way through the book, I lost most of the interest and enjoyment reading it. Upon finish, The Reader is very mediocre compared to other young adult novels.
Let’s talk about the good things first. Keep on Reading!