Review of The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

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Review: It seems that Patrick Ness knows what its like inside of a teens mind. While reading this book I felt as if Ness  broke into my mind and wrote one of the best books that teens have ever wanted.

Each character and storyline, will drive you nuts with the humor behind them and the thoughtfulness.

I’m still having a hard time  describing this book and all that has come with it.

Just the different problems that the characters faced together and on their own really leave something with you. It also helps in connecting with the plot as a whole and caring for the characters themselves.

4 out of 5 stars.

336 pages. Hardback.

Young Adult. Paranormal. Fantasy. Contemporary. GLBT. Romance. Fiction.

Published by HarperTeen.

Summary: What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?

What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.

Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.

Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions.

Award-winning writer Patrick Ness’s bold and irreverent novel powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

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Review of Leveled (Saints of Denver #0.5) by Jay Crownover

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Review: I had a lot of fun reading this book, mostly because I have always wondered about Remy’s boyfriend moving on after his death. I am so happy and please that Jay Crownover did a book for him and Dom, their book was very interesting to read. To me the best part was them together interacting with all of the other characters in the Marked Men series and the ones to come in the Saints of Denver.

Crownover does a great job going into detail about how Lando has a hard time being with Dom and is able to explain it so that readers feel his pain and fear. She is also able to make us feel the relief and happiness of him and Dom being able to move forward in their relationship.

I look forward to see more of them in the new series!

4 out of 5 stars.

224 pages. Paperback.

New Adult. Contemporary. Romance. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Novella. Glbt.

Published by William Morrow Impulse.

Summary: We all need a hero…let the Saints of Denver begin

Orlando Frederick knows what it is to be leveled by pain. Instead of focusing on his own, he’s made it his mission to help others: sports stars, wounded war vets, survivors of all kinds. But when Dom, a rugged, damaged, sinfully attractive cop, makes his way into Lando’s physical therapy practice, he might be the biggest challenge yet. Lando loved one stubborn man before and barely survived the fallout. He’s not sure he can do it again.

Dominic Voss is a protector. The police badge he wears is not only his job, it’s his identity, so when he’s sidelined because of an injury, the only thing he cares about is getting back on the force. He expects Lando to mend his body, he just doesn’t realize the trainer will also have him working toward a hell of a lot more. As attraction simmers and flares, Dom sees that Lando needs repair of his own…if only the man will let him close enough to mend what’s broken.

An Avon Romance

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

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Review: I really loved the meaning and struggle to accept who you really are in this book. Because throughout the whole thing I was just a bit confused, till everything was made clear toward the end.

The best part of this book was the unique plot line that was made around Aron and his story. Almost futuristic and current all wrapped up into one mind blowing story about finding happiness. Before I even read this book ( I had gotten it in an OwlCrate box, months ago), I was scared of reading it. I was afraid I wouldn’t like it, or that it would be to difficult to read. I feel terrible that I put it off so long and was scared of it. No one should be afraid of books no matter the genre or content within it. I hope in the future I will be able to change how I think about these kinds of books. Because I would rather just jump into them instead of overthinking about the book itself.

I felt as if I was going through the whole book only knowing what Aaron knew at the different times, because when he knew what was really happening then so did I. It was a really neat experiencing a book such as this. I wish there were more of them out there. I hope Adam Silvera will write more in this genre, because God knows we need more of this diversity.

4 out of 5 stars.

293 pages. Hardback.

Young Adult. Contemporary. GLBT.

Published by Soho Teen.

Summary: In his twisty, gritty, profoundly moving debut—called “mandatory reading” 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 16-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?

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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Review: Man, I don’t even know where to start off this review! The book was so incredibly good, that I just don’t have the right words to describe how much I love this book.

Simon is one of the best main characters ever! I mean he is so down to earth, he is like any other person in how he talks. Which made the book even easier to relate too. And I thought I might not like the book at first, but after that first page I could not put this book down. I kept reading through dinner and whenever I had to get up and go around the house. I was really sad when I had finished the book and had to put it down, and return it back to the library. When I was only half way through I started taking pictures of the book and sending it to as many of my friends as I could think of for them to go and get the book to read. And I don’t really do that, well not the sending pictures part.

Anyway back to the plot and characters…

This plot could not have been any sweeter, what with the cute boys trying to get each others attention and the loyalty from friends. Yup, I’m lame I fell so in love with this book and Simon ad his struggles about coming out and finding his mysterious pen pal Blue! Gah, this book man, I can’t even.

5 out of 5 stars. ( I wish I could give it more)

303 pages. Hardback.

Young Adult. Romance. Contemporary. Boy/Boy. Glbt. Diverse.

Published by Balzer + Bray.

Summary: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

-Summary from GooodReads.com