Opposite Books Tag

So I was deciding on what to post this week and I was feeling another book tag! Today I am going to be doing the Opposite Books Tag. I got the idea from DreamlandBookBlog, go check her out. The original creator is here.

First book in your collection – Last book you bought

I am going to have to say Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I have had this series since 2012/2013, when I was in 5th grade.

My most recent but would be on my kindle of Nowhere but Here by Katie McGarry. It is still on sale for $1.99! You should go buy a copy, this is my favorite book of all time. If we are talking of physical books I got an order from amazon recently with 5 books. At the Edge of the Universe The Five stages of Andrew Brawley Under Rose-Tainted Skies Sad Perfect I’ll Meet You There

     

A cheap book – An expensive book

My cheapest book is any book I’ve gotten from Ollie’s. The most I pay there is $2.99. The one I got there that I am most excited about is this star won’t go out by Esther Earl.

My most expensive book is $27.99. Home is Burning  by Dan Marshall. I never laughed so hard at such a heart wrenching story.

A book with a male protagonist – One with a female protagonists

Jack from Room by Emma Donoghue. This is such a great book.

Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Cath is a very compatible character that is shy and super cute to read about.

A book you read fast – A book you read slow

My life with the Walter Boys  by Ali Novak. I read this in less than 3 hrs. It was so good I didn’t want to put it down.

Home is Burning by Dan  Marshall. It took me 7 days or a week to read because it is nonfiction. They always seem to take longer. This was a terrific memoir.

A pretty cover – An ugly cover

Caraval by Stephanie Garber. I am excited to read this just based on the cover and description.

Illuminae  by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman. It also doesn’t help I hated this.

A national book – an international book

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. This was a good and quick read.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I LOVED THIS. What can be better than a little girl loving books.

A thin book –  A thick book

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan. I haven’t read this yet, but I can’t wait to.

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. I would highly suggest you read this #acomaf AMAZING!!!!!!!!

A fiction book – A nonfiction book

Not after Everything by Michelle Levy.  This is a depressing story, that really makes you think about how much you take things for granted.

A Beautiful Mind  by Sylvia Nasar. The movie is great so I figured I’d love the books also.

A very romantic book – An action book

I don’t think I’ve read a book that was too romantic for me.

Six of Crows  by Leigh Bardugo. This is a great heist story told in multiple perspectives.

A book that made you happy – A book that made you sad

Every Katie Mcgarry book!! They make my inside squeal and sometimes the outsides. Pretty much any contemporary is always a happy read for me.

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson. A heart tearing story with a sad ending, that makes reality real while reading books.

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Spring Flowers Book Tag

Thank you to thedailyam for tagging me! You should go check out her responses.  The original was created by Chantal, you can see it here.

Daffodil – A book about unrequited love

I honestly don’t have an answer for this one. I know this is pathetic. Usually all of my books have their love reciprocated.

Fox Glove –  A book you pretended to like 

I really didn’t care for Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. I thought it was okay, but I didn’t get that wow factor everyone else did. It felt like any other young adult romance to me. It was very predicable. I am happy I read it, and I am glad my friends made me read it.

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It is also being made into a movie!

Lilac –  A book about first love

I am going to have to say Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally. I love his story I have read it many, many, many times since the first time I read it in 2015. It is a very empowering story about a GIRL being the quarterback on the Hundred Oaks football team. The romance between her and her best friend Sam Henry makes my heart very happy. I get so giddy, it’s unrealistic. I would recommend you read this now!

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All of her books are amazing!

Hyacinth – A book with a sad ending

Come back to me by Mila Gray. I will not spoil the ending but be prepared to cry.

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Peony – A book that made you embarrassed

I have to go with Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Fylnn. The whole book made me embarrassed but I am so glad I read it.

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Tulip – A book with the most beautiful declaration of love

I absolutely love the way Oz declared his love for Emily in Nowhere but Here by Katie Mcgarry. This is by far my favorite book ever! Every little thing about it makes me fall in love with it over and over again. If you’re going to read any book next make it his one, also check out Katie’s site and her other books here.

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Crocus – A book that made you laugh out loud

I have to admit I usually laugh throughout most books. I have to say that Simone vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli made me laugh the most. I was cracking up over it, I remember my friend was like what was so funny and I show her and she burst out laughing too.

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Pansy – A book that made you think about an important or heavy subject

Willow by Julia Hoban. This book is about teenage girl, Willow, who recently lost her parents and goes and lives with her brother and his family. She doesn’t feel wanted, so she cuts herself. This is such a wonderful and life changing story. I read it last summer and I still think of it today.

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Daisy – A book about a strong female friendship

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. Rose would do pretty much everything for Lissa. Their connection and friendship is one every girl should have.

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I tag whoever wants to do this tag DO IT.

Thanks for reading, Emily

 

 

All Things New-Book Review

“I just see him. And, oh, there is so much to see. Pain, relief, disappointment, excitement, worry, uncertainty, love. Not just one emotion, but a dozen at once. Visible and invisible, conscious, and subconscious, physical and emotional all at once, a wild array. “What?” he asks, because I am staring at him. “Nothing,” I say, and smile. “It’s just so good to see you.””

Title: All Things New

Author: Lauren Miller

Publisher: Three Saints Press

Pages: 328

Publication Date: August 1, 2017

5/5 stars

Synopsis: Jessa was recently in a car accident. She has been dealing with anxiety for most of her life, along with panic attacks. No one at school has noticed or her mom.  Her mom started to really act the part of the a “caring parent.” Her mom is a control freak and she can’t control Jessa or her body.  This is where Jessa’s father, comes to take her to Colorado she makes new friends and joins a support group.  She notices that since the accident everyone she looks at has a scare and bruises, always on their face. Her doctor tells her it’s probably because she refuses to look at her scare. Her new friends are twins. She becomes really close to Marshall. The handsome guy who has a whole in his heart. He sits with the anti-social people. He helps them. Jessa and Marshall become super close, but will they make it through touch times together?

Thoughts:  My heart just melted as I read this. I will buy myself a hard copy and my friends one too. That is how much I loved this story. The little mental illness part of this book made my day. This book was so realistic, I think that’s what made me like it even more. The fact of knowing someone goes through these things, saddens me. They should’t have to deal with these things, that could be holding them back from life. Throughout you see that everyone has their struggles in their life. Marshall has to deal with the complications of his hole in his heart. Overall this book was amazing. I loved it. It’s a book where you think you can only read a chapter then be done, but end up finishing the whole thing in a short amount of time and in one siting. I would highly recommend reading it when it comes out in August.

 

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Thank you for stopping by, Emily

Girl Out Of Water-Book Review

Title:  Girl Out of Water

Author: Laura Silverman

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Pages: 320

Publication Date: May  2, 2017

4/5 🌟

Synopsis: Anise loves to surf. She’s exited to spend all of the summer on the beach surfing, but then her dad tells her they are going to Nebraska to help her aunt out. She was recently in a car accident and will be in a wheel chair for a few weeks of the summer. Anise and her dad fly out and help out. While they are there Anise babysits her cousins. She takes them to the skate park where she meets Lincoln, a one armed and charming man. Lincoln gets Anise to try skateboarding and maybe change her to be a skater instead of a surfer. As the two connect and share there lives, Anise is given an opportunity to go home for the rest of the summer. Can she leave Lincoln and her cousins?

Thoughts: This was such an addicting and thrilling read. You never knew what Lincoln would do with Anise next. The way she connected with Emery and when she helped her through her friend problems made you want an Anise. Your heart would break for Anise as she explains what her moms leaving did to her. Anise has such a big heart.  I wish I was her. I really enjoyed all of this book. I got angry when Anise got angry or is she was sad, happy, or content. You won’t want to put this book down once you’ve started it! Highly highly recommend it!

Disclaimer* I was sent a copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Don’t Kiss The Messenger-Book Review

Title: Don’t Kiss the Messenger

Author: Katie Kacvinsky (she goes under thhe name Katie Ray)

Publisher: Entangled: Crush

Publication Date: April 10, 2017

3/5 ⭐️

Synopsis: CeCe has a scar running across her face. It gets her stares and finger points anywhere she goes. The only people to not do this are he close friends and Emmett, the new kid at school.  He doesn’t seem to notice or care she has a scare. She really is appreciative of him for it. Then there’s Bynn, another new student who is super hot and on the volleyball team with CeCe. Bynn really seems to like Emmett but she gets super shy around him. So, she asks CeCe to talk over the conversation when they email. Emmett starts to fall for this person sending the emails. He didn’t know CeCe was the one writing the beautiful messages.  He thought that maybe Brynn was to afraid to say these things out loud, he was writing a song for Brynn and CeCe. He just didn’t know it at the time he was only in love with one of them.

Thoughts:  I thought this was a great story. It shows that you don’t need to have beauty to have everything. It really is what’s on the inside that matters. There is a great representation of this used throughout and I loved that part of it. The emails that CeCe sent were so beautifully written. I enjoyed the dual perspectives but overall it wasn’t my favorite. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swinging at Love-Book Review

Title: Swinging at Love

Author: Kendra C. Highley

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Pages: 240

Publication Date: March 6, 2017

Stars: 4/5 🌟

Synopsis: Tristan an outfielder, can’t seem to hit the ball other then a tiny ting. He needs the practice before he ends up benched. So, he goes Swing Away, the batting cages where no one ever is. He can practice without anyone from school seeing him. Then he sees Alyssa and he knows this can’t be good. He doesn’t want her to tell people so, her goes and talks to her.

Alyssa is a ballerina who works at her dad’s batting cage. She used to play softball from 4-13 but she loved dancing more. Their family business is about to be shut down but then when Tristan starts to practice there and brings his team, the cages start to get more business.

Thoughts: This was such a cute book! I loved the descriptions and the use of secrecy to really get the feel for the cages and field. The way the two interact is so realistic. The sweetness and hotness that radiates off of Tristan is unbelievable. It made me love Tristan even more than I already did. I also really love when authors use dual perspective. When you get the views from both characters it makes the book more enjoyable. I would highly recommend this! I would also suggest reading The Bad Boy Bargain the first book in the series, it can be read as a standalone!

Disclaimer* I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

When I watch was watching booktube, I found a tag I really liked so I decided to do it myself. The original video is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYfgq8HgDc0&feature=youtu.be created by TheBookArcher

  1.  A popular book or series you didn’t like.

I really didn’t like The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It came out when I was in sixth grade and everyone was reading it and I told myself I would never read it. Last summer I read the first one and I just thought it was way over hyped. I didn’t even bother to pick up the next two, I just don’t think it’s worth it. I also didn’t like Uglies by Scott Westerfeld.

2. A popular book or series that everyone seems to hate but you love

I really loved Vampire Academy when I read it along with Bloodlines from Richelle Mead. I loved reading these books, it was also one of the first to large book series I had finished. I would highly recommend them.

3.  A love triangle that the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to or an OTP you didn’t like.

Spoilers! I didn’t like Tamlin with Feyre in A Court Of Thorns and Roses by Sara J. Maas. I was so happy when Feyre and Rhysand get together.

4. A book genre you hardly reach for.

I hardly reach for mystery and thriller or historical fiction. They just don’t scream to me as much as contemporary, fantasy, and mental illness do.

5. A popular or beloved character you don’t like.

I didn’t like Nina from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

6. A popular author you can’t get into.

Leigh Bardugo or Ruta Sepetys.

7. A popular book trope your tired of seeing.

When the man or boyfriend always saves the day or love triangles.

8. A popular book series you have no interest in reading. 

I could careless if I ever finished The Hunger Games or Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Lani Taylor.

9. The saying goes “The book is always better than the movie”, but what movie or T.V. show adaptation do you prefer more than the book?

Vampire Diaries. I feel like it makes a better t.v. show.

I really enjoyed these answers from A Book Lovers Playlist. you can visit her here. http://abookloversplaylist.blogspot.com/2015/05/unpopular-opinions-book-tag.html

 

P.S. I Like You-Book Review 

You’re my favorite way to pass the time. But time stands still when you’re on my mind.

Title: P.S. I Like You.

Author: Kasie West

Publisher: Scholastic

Pages: 330

Publication Date: July 26, 2016

5/5 🌟

Synopsis: Lily writes down song lyrics as she’s zoned of in Chemistry. The next day the song has a continuation and a little note for Lily. Lily and her new pen pal talk about their favorite songs, thoughts, and secrets. The one question Lily has is who is he? Shes determined to find out. Lily and her pen pal start sharing letters with each other. As Lily tries to uncover who he is, she faces some challenges. She struggles to find time for herself with her crazy family always asking her to do something.

Thoughts: I genuinely loved this book. The story that is untold and the lying undertone of it was so cute and sweet. The relationship with Cade is like nothing I’ve seen in Young Adult literature. The relationship Lily has with her family and siblings to so realistic. The way they fight and bicker is like being a part of an actual family. Her brothers are so sweet as they look up to her and would rather have her take care of them. Lily is also under a lot of stress as she continues to write a song. She created such beautiful lyrics.

I really enjoyed Kasie’s other books, just not as much as this one. I would highly recommend reading: P.S. I Like You, By Your Side, and The Distance Between US.