Looking for Alaska by John Green ❥ Book Review

Looking for AlaskaLooking for Alaska by John Green
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The first half of this book was amazing. I loved reading about Miles (Pudge) and Alaska.

As a main character, Miles was just right. I liked how he wanted a change and he just left his old life to pursue this “Great Perhaps” and that he wasn’t afraid to be himself with his new friends or to speak up around them (even if he did it less than I would have liked him to).

Alaska was just the most fascinating character to read about. She was so fun, extremely outgoing, creative, super smart, unique… this list can go on and on. I absolutely loved her obsession with reading (which I totally share) and looked up to her for her amazing quirkiness and weirdness (in the best way). She was so mysterious, but from Miles’ view, I felt like I got to know things about her maybe not everybody sees.

As for the second part of the book. Agh. It was horrible. And not in the way “horrible” usually means, but in the agonizing “I need to know what happened” way. As in, what the heck just happened.
I honestly didn’t even fully accepted what happened till like the end of the book. So yeah.

This book was good. Really good. I honestly really enjoyed it (maybe the first part more than the second), but it wasn’t a five-star book for me. I was honestly expecting a little more for John Green’s acclaimed Looking for Alaska, but it was not by any means bad.
Totally recommended if you like the type of books that make you think. And John Green. And romance. And boarding schools. And fun.

Go read it.

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This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith ❥ Short Book Review

This Is What Happy Looks LikeThis Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was so lovely and cute!

As with the first book I read by her, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, Jennifer’s writing was amazing! I loved the summery vibe this story has and it is one of those perfect beach books- the ones that don’t take too long to read and are just fun.

I really liked the characters in this book. I thought they were both really interesting and I quite enjoyed the hidden depth they both had. I liked finding out things about their lives I would never have expected as the story progressed.

This is What Happy Looks Like was cute, sweet, romantic and a whole lot of fun and I truly recommend it if you’re looking for the perfect summer read.

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Paper Towns by John Green ❥ Short Book Review

Paper TownsPaper Towns by John Green

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was… really something.

It was a little hard for me to get into the story at first, the beginning is interesting and fun but then it just morphs into this search after Margo and then into the search of the meaning of life and it just turns into a really complicated story. I wasn’t so sure I liked it and it was hard for me to read more than a couple pages at a time when I picked it up, but at some point, I really cannot pin point exactly when, it just got so amazing and real and addicting. I could not put it down and when I did, it hunted my thoughts all day.

Green’s writing is just phenomenal. There is no other way to describe how beautiful his writing style is and just how captivated I become when I read one of his books. The characters definitely evolved throughout this story, from the point of view of the reader, but also from their point of view, as well. I loved the adventure-y vibe this book has and how it succeeded at contemplating death, suicide and life in a manner that put the reader at ease.

It was really something.

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Enclave by Ann Aguirre ❥ Book Review

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Series: Razorland (#1)
Release Date: April 12, 2011
Format: Paperback- 288 pages
Source: bookdepository.com
Sequels: Endurance (#1.5), Outpost (#2), Horde (#3)
More Info: Goodreads, Author’s Website

 

 

 

As you can probably tell by most of the books I’ve read in the last couple of months- I am on an insane dystopian kick. Picking up this title was a no brainer for me. I figured it would be similar to The Maze Runner, which it sort of was- but I didn’t expect it to be this enjoyable.

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