Bone Gap // Laura Ruby
“People look, they don’t see.”
Actual Rating: 4.5/5 ⭐
Synopsis [From Goodreads]:
Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps—gaps to trip you up, gaps to slide through so you can disappear forever. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren’t surprised. After all, it wasn’t the first time that someone had slipped away and left Finn and Sean O’Sullivan on their own. Just a few years before, their mother had high-tailed it to Oregon for a brand new guy, a brand new life. That’s just how things go, the people said. Who are you going to blame?
Finn knows that’s not what happened with Roza. He knows she was kidnapped, ripped from the cornfields by a dangerous man whose face he cannot remember. But the searches turned up nothing, and no one believes him anymore. Not even Sean, who has more reason to find Roza than anyone, and every reason to blame Finn for letting her go.
As we follow the stories of Finn, Roza, and the people of Bone Gap—their melancholy pasts, their terrifying presents, their uncertain futures—acclaimed author Laura Ruby weaves a heartbreaking tale of love and loss, magic and mystery, regret and forgiveness—a story about how the face the world sees is never the sum of who we are.
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I have been pretty good about two things lately, 1) completing my reading challenge for this year (only ten books left!) and 2) reviewing most of the books I read on Goodreads. What I haven’t been too good at is getting those reviews from there to here so I thought it was time for another review roundup, ya edition!
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I’m the kind of person that doesn’t like to DNF books, any book that I technically DNF just ends up on a return-to-later shelf with the promise that I’ll pick it up again (and I never actually do), but for some odd reason DNFing a series is as easy as cutting butter for me.
So out of curiosity I went through all my shelves to see just how many series I had abandoned and I was honestly surprised on how high the number was. I think quite a few of them I’ve given up on just because there are other books I want to read more or because I completely forgot about them but there are a few that I’ve knowingly decided to DNF and I wanted to share them with you!
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Oh adaptations, how we love and hate thee. Even though I’m always a bit apprehensive I loved adaptations, I love watching books come to life but I know that I’ll always be just the tiniest bit disappointed in some missed or changed detail. That being said, I’m also one of those people that once I know something’s an adaptation I HAVE TO read the book because finding the differences always feels like finding some hidden Easter egg.
So! I thought that doing a whole series on my blog comparing and discussing adaptations would be fun. I recently (and by recently I mean an entire month ago) found myself watching Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children one day which then got me knee deep into a reread of the book, which I love by the way. I figured this was as good a place as any to start for my first “adaptation battle”.
I’m not going to be reviewing the book or the movie (I’m sure I will a little bit) in depth in these or getting hung up on tiny details, instead I’m going to talk about some of the bigger/more noticeable differences and whether or not I think they work/if I like them. At the very end I’ll decide if I prefer the book or the movie more.
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When The Moon Was Ours // Anna-Marie McLemore
“The girl from the water tower, a rose growing from her wrist, and the boy on the wooden ladder, hanging the moon close enough for them to find.”
Actual Rating: 5/5 ⭐
Synopsis [From Goodreads]
To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel’s wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees, and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town. But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now they want the roses that grow from Miel’s skin, convinced that their scent can make anyone fall in love. And they’re willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up.
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It’s been a while since I’ve set a monthly TBR, I don’t usually do them because I always end up feeling really restricted and like I have to read only those books. But, I also keep skipping over books on my TBR shelves because I’m “not quite ready to read that yet” so this month I randomly selected (using the good old paper slips in the jar method, these books are marked with an +) a few from my shelves and I also went a little wild with my library’s hold feature 😅
I figured sharing them here with you would keep me motivated to climb this small mountain of books I have in store for me.
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If I thought that last month was a big reading month, this month is a huge everything month. I feel like I not only read double what I did last month but I also posted more than last month. I can’t believe that June is over and that we’re halfway through 2017, it seems like literally yesterday this year only started.
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Ironically, I’ve been watching a bunch of videos of this tag and I was thinking about doing some sort of mid-year wrap up so I’m so glad that Romie tagged me in this. I have no idea of they’ve done this already but I’m going to tag Taryn and Haley and Marie (whose lovely blog I’ve recently found)
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Geekerella // Ashley Poston
“Look to the stars. Aim. Ignite.”
Actual Rating: 4/5 ⭐
Synopsis [From Goodreads]:
Anything can happen once upon a con…
When geek girl Elle Wittimer sees a cosplay contest sponsored by the producers of Starfield, she has to enter. First prize is an invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. Elle’s been scraping together tips from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck behind her stepmother’s back, and winning this contest could be her ticket out once and for all—not to mention a fangirl’s dream come true.
Teen actor Darien Freeman is less than thrilled about this year’s ExcelsiCon. He used to live for conventions, but now they’re nothing but jaw-aching photo sessions and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Federation Prince Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the diehard Starfield fandom has already dismissed him as just another heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, closet nerd Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.
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History Is All You Left Me // Adam Silvera
“I’ll never understand how time can make a moment feel as close as yesterday and as far as years.”
Actual Rating: 5/5 ⭐
When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course.
To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart.
If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.
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