Mini-Reviews: Trying To Catch Up Reviews But Are Five Stars

The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis
Publication: September 8th 2015 by Disney-Hyperion
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: ARC, 328 pages
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The first half of the year was far the best. I won several ARCs and books. The One Thing was included on those ARCs and I am really thankful to the sweet author. If not because of her? I would never had the opportunity to read her extraordinarily good debut.

The One Thing is ripping-ly funny. The characters are with prudence or propriety. Maggie, the blind protagonist, is sometimes adored by yours truly – her I-don't-want-your-pity attitude bothers me. Regardless, Curtis' did a major break through in my reading history. It's anything you could ask for as a reader. You get annoyed, you'll laugh, you'll cry, your heart will wrench, you'll get the feeling that the characters are all right and so are you and in the very last word and period, you'll say "I'll read it again!".

Source: Author · I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content.


Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Publication: May 5th 2015 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: Paperback, 480 pages
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"Nothing worth doing is easy," Frank said. "Especially not in the beginning. But I'm not about to give up."

Since this book was on my radar last year, it never left me, where it once appeared in my dreams that I was holding it, reading it, and I was Sloane, talking to Emily, making fun of Matson for making us a story. That was ridiculous. Yeah.

You think only Sloane can write such lists? I do, too. But more about Since You've Been Gone.
1.) Make a playlist in every book you read. The playlists of this book are my jam. I never thought the author of this has same taste as mine.
2.) Find Emily. This time, it's not Sloane that you'll be seeking for but a friend like Emily. She's all you could ask for. She sees you as a sister, never thought of the bad things you do, the best BFF and she works in a customer-free ice cream shoppe!!! And hey, if you have one already, you're lucky.
3.) Run with a Frank. He's the best run buddy and keeps your courage up especially when you ride a horse.
4.) Find Morgan Matson. AND LET HER WRITE YOUR STORY BECAUSE SHE WRITES LIKE KAPAWWW WOAAHHH LOVE THAT UHMMM?? HEY!! *GRINS* *FEELS*


All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Publication: January 6th 2015 by Random House Children's Books
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: Paperback, 388 pages
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I thought I would rate this book five stars but (STOP: May spoil you.) that death was unacceptable. My reading interest was lost and decided after days to continue it. I was totally doubting to go on with the adventure when one is not there. It was like I was more fearful on facing the truth than Violet.

Talk about pulling you violently out of your seat, All The Bright Places is for you - all wander-gaiety-feels but painful debut.


Sorry I did a mini-reviews post. I'm so lazy to go through my notes when I was readings the books.
What have you read recently? Have you read any of these books? Or, Have you been on hiatus?



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Yani

I love to collect soundtracks from books and movies. It's cool to listen to their music and to live with them. Well, only those books and movies that are oh so aplomb to me.

28 comments

  1. Hi!

    Just passing by after seeing your comment on my page! :)
    These are lovely reviews as well! :)
    Keep reading and loving!

    xx

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    1. Hi Chloe! Thank you and Welcome to the bookish community. :D

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  2. Looks like you've read three winners recently Yani! I absolutely love it when a book can make me laugh, so The One Thing is definitely going on my list:) Thanks for your thoughts on these!

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    1. I did, Jenny! Glad The One Thing made on your list. It's definitely a good book. You're welcome!

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  3. Nice short ones :) They are so good when you have lots of reviews to post ;) been there, done that

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    1. Thank you! You're right. I was supposed to post a review for each one of these last month but finals have not given me a spare time for my blog.

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  4. beautiful reviews, you made me want to get my hands on The One Thing
    by Marci Lyn Curtis

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    1. Hi, Lily! Thanks. You should get a copy right now. It's really a good debut. :)

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  5. All three are books I want to read, so it's great to see you enjoyed them.

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  6. I haven't read Since you've been gone, but def enjoyed the other two

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    1. Then you'll definitely enjoy Since You've Been Gone, too. It's a long read, 400+ pages, but it's worth it. :)

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  7. I loved Since You've Been Gone with the lists and the friendship, as well as All the Bright Places which was so emotional! I shed a tear or two with that book!

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    1. You'll also shed more if you'll read The One Thing, Jeann! ❤

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  8. So glad to hear that you enjoyed Since You've Been Gone, it's such an amazing book! :D The One Thing sounds like such a good debut, I might add it to my TBR! :D

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    1. It is indeed, Marie! Do you like Emily much? I am bothered with her on the first half. Yes, yes! Pleae do read it soon. I would love to read your thoughts. :)

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  9. I haven't read any of these books but I'm very curious about Since You've Been Gone and All The Bright Places. Glad to know you enjoyed them!

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    1. That's all right! Time will come you will read those books. And that curiousity would be worth it. :)

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  10. OMG SO MUCH BOOK LOVE! Lots of five-star ratings - I love seeing this! The cover of the first one is gorgeous. I keep telling myself to try the Niven book, especially now that it's won that Goodreads award! Sometime in the future - it's definitely not my thing genre-wise, but I am curious about! I'm so glad you loved all of these.

    Lovely reviews, Yani! :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. You should read All The Bright Places! It really deserve its award. ❤ Thank you, Alyssa!

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  11. Oh, All The Bright Places! YANI! That book destroyed me. I cried those horrendous ugly tears. I agree though, as much as I loved it and felt that NEEDED to happen to truly make an impact, it hurt my heart so, so much. I'm pretty sure I'm the only one yet to read a Morgan Matson book. I love the concept of strong female friendships, something we need more of in YA. Lovely mini reviews poppet, I've missed visiting <3

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    1. It did destroyed me, too. My perspective with life just changed with ATBP. Also with Matson's towards girlfriends. Thank you, Kelly! ❤ I missed seeing your name here!

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  12. Ugh, I have been struggling to keep up with reviews as well, and The One Thing! Yet another book that I meant to get to in 2015, but just didn't. It sounds pretty great :D I'm glad you loved it!

    - Eli @ The Silver Words

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    1. The struggle is real. Don't worry, you'll read it soon enough. I have books I am meant to read too last year. :)

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  13. UGHHHHH I keep on meaning to read The One Thing but have just never found the time. I'll make sure to read it soon! I've heard so many great things about it, and I'm glad you liked it as well. I'm a fan of irreverent characters :3 and since you enjoyed The One Thing, you might want to try Summer on the Short Bus. Has several similarities.

    I tried Since You've Been Gone and it didn't really work for me. I'm thinking about having another go at it since people seemed to really like it. All the Bright Places was one of my favorite reads of the year it released! I actually ended up hosting Jennifer Niven's dream cast and it was amazing.

    Great mini-reviews!

    - Eli @ The Silver Words

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    1. You should read it next! It's worth it. Hey, I'm not alone at all. Irreverent is good for sometimes. They have advantages. Anyway, I'll keep that in mind! It's sure is interesting. Thanks, Eli. :)

      Aww, sad that it didn't. Maybe next time? OH GOOD GOD. I'LL CHECK THAT POST OF YOURS AND READ IT. NOTE: I HAVE BEEN STALKING ATBP FAN ACCOUNTS ON IG FOR THOSE DREAM CASTS!

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