Okay, I've been having the toughest time writing reviews lately, specifically for these books. What's crazy is I'm OBSESSED and IN LOVE with these specific titles. I'm just having a hard time putting into words how much I truly love them without it all being an incoherent mess. My lovely friend, Jenna, did a post this week that I really liked and so I decided to do something similar! Thanks Jenna for the inspiration.
This book was absolutely beautiful. I was really nervous starting out because parallel universes and I don't mesh well the majority of the time, but this story line was written so well. I absolutely loved the characters. Sabine was realistic and I was able to by sympathetic to her throughout everything she went through in the book. There is also some major romance in the book and it was done perfectly. It was believable and felt so real. I absolutely adored Ethan, and I love how they grew together. While this book was beautiful, it was also HEART BREAKING. I literally ended up in the fetal position, clutching a pillow, and ugly-crying on my Kindle. It really wasn't a pretty sight. This book really BROKE me. Now I want all of you to go out and read this book and be heartbroken and ruined right along with me. ;D
(Thanks to Bloomsbury Kids for providing me with this eARC via Netgalley)
Okay, if you follow me on Twitter most of you already know I'm addicted to this book and that I absolutely LOVE it. Seriously it's an amazing thriller and has an amazing group of characters to boot. Sam is a really kick butt girl who goes in a male dominated world and shows every single one of them up. She goes into a situation where she knows she will be pushed around, looked down on, and she grits her teeth and pushes through every little thing they throw at her. She is someone that I rooted for the entire way through and I know everyone else will too. Drill, oh what all can I say about Drill?! He is fantastic. He is there for Sam in a way no one else could ever be. There is an amazing romance told BUT at the same time it doesn't over shadow this story, AND the female lead DOES NOT, I REPEAT DOES NOT, become weak because of the romance. This does not turn into a story where the guy she falls for is what makes her become strong/stronger, and she doesn't instantly become weak because he is around. This is something I absolutely love. It shows that you can have that romance, but you can be completely strong on your own also. All around this book is absolutely fantastic and I can not recommend it enough!
(Thanks to Harper Teen for providing me with this eARC via Edelweiss)
Publisher: Dial (Penguin Imprint)
Format: Print ARC
This book is seriously one of the, if not THE, most beautiful and touching book I have EVER read. I don't recall ever reading a book and the ending touching my heart and soul so much that it brought me to tears. This is a book that you will read and it will never leave you. The writing is insanely beautiful. It's eccentric, quirky, poetic, and fun. There are also so many amazing things this book deals with from family issues, sexual orientation, finding yourself, death, and love. It was amazing to have all this deep issues woven together so beautifully and then throwing art into the mix. I've never been much into art but this seriously made me want to go to museum and read up on things just because of how beautiful it is all made out to be. I'm extremely attached to all the characters in the book, though I have to admit Noah is my absolute favorite. He is so quirky and strange, but bright, bold, and beautiful. I love Jude and watching her find herself again. This is a book I would encourage anyone and everyone to pick up. I think it would have an amazing impact on everyone and touch them in some way. I will keep I'll Give You the Sun in my heart and soul forever.
And, Jandy Nelson- I would give all my fingers, the sun, the moon, the stars, and the sky up for this book, every single time. ♥
Publisher: Harper Teen
Format: Print ARC
HISTORICAL FANTASY!! Do I even have to say more?? Yes? Well fine. First of all, the time period was amazing. Then the world itself was phenomenal. I could vividly see everything and never had any problem imagining this world that Jessamin lives in. I felt like I was there the whole time and had no trouble believing in any of the mysterious, or magical things that happened. I really love Jessamin. She is a really spunky, tough girl and always wants to meet her problems head on. I love how she wasn't trying to depend on anyone else when things got tough for her, and how much she wants to keep her friends safe even if it made things harder for her. I adore Finn. Jessamin and him work so well together, and it was interesting the way the storyline played out for those two. I found the magic and the way it worked fascinating. This is definitely one of those books that will be on my favorites shelf, that I will get out and read again and again.
(Thanks to Harper Teen for providing me with this ARC)
So are you guys OBSESSING over any specific books right now? I just can't quit talking about and recommending these books to people!!! Also I ended up with two finished copies of Illusions of Fate, SO I'm giving away a copy!!
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