The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

I still can't quite figure out what to think of this book. It was decidedly very different from books I've read before, because, as the synopsis implies, it looks at the perspectives of people who were away from all the real actions. The people on the sidelines of the exciting story. The ones who aren't … Continue reading The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer

I don't know how Brigid Kemmerer did it, but she managed to somehow create such a fiercely gripping main character who tears you apart by being so emotionally damaged and then makes you ridiculously proud to watch them rise above it all. The character development in this book for the main character, Rev, was honestly … Continue reading More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

First of all, I feel the need to admit that I had a really hard time judging this book from a non-biased position, because I, myself, am a hijab (headscarf) wearing Muslim, like our main character in the book. But my religious morals are vastly different from the main character's and they clashed a lot … Continue reading A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Adam Silvera has such a unique voice when writing his characters. That is one of the first things that struck me about his writing style. The two narrators in this book were so vastly different in both their personalities AND their lingo that I honestly never would've thought it was written by the same person. … Continue reading They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera