Margaly Reads

I recently got back into reading, and it is something that I will never regret doing.

Hana

Hana - Lauren Oliver My rating: 4 stars! This was great. I'm not much of a novella person, simply because you can't get into the story as much, but since we already knew and loved Hana it wasn't that hard for me.I really liked hearing Hana's point of view and I kind of guessed the ending at the end of Delirium, but it was still shocking. I'm really excited for Pandemonium because it's from Hana and Lena's point of view. Really quick and great read.

Burning Blue

Burning Blue - Paul Griffin My rating: 5 stars!!! What can I say about this book? It was both funny, touching, and inspiring. It's not a love story, it's more of a story about a girl who gets squirted in the face with acid and a boy who is determined to figure out who did it. There are twists and turns in the last 100 pages of the book that I did NOT expect. I thought I had the suspect figured out and then BOOM. I was proven wrong. The ending really left me thinking, not only because of who the perpetrator turned out to be but also just because of how they all dealt with it. I received an arc of this from goodreads, but I'm definitely going to buy it when it comes out. One of my new favorite contemporaries.

Lola and the Boy Next Door

Lola and the Boy Next Door - Stephanie Perkins My rating: 2.5 stars I was disappointed in this book. Really disappointed.I finished reading Anna and I was on such a Stephanie Perkins rush that I tried to make myself excited to read Lola. One the initial first chapters wore off, I wasn't interested. I didn't like Lola and I wasn't in love with Cricket. Sure, there was some character development with Cricket but not enough to make me love him as a person. Not like I loved St. Clair.Speaking of St. Clair, THANK YOU STEPHANIE PERKINS. I think the fact that Anna and St. Clair were mentioned in this book quite a lot was the only thing that kept me reading. I would smile everytime I saw their names mentioned, everytime I read about their love. It was a great touch, and a much needed touch.The romance was too slow and ... weird for me. There was an aspect of it that just didn't seem built upon well enough. Cricket was just too nice. I'm always one for sappy love stories but this was a weird love story with an ending that was kind of disappointing. Another disappointing thing was Max. Why did he have to become another asshole ex-boyfriend? I almost liked him. I mean he had a Chevy Impala. A CHEVY IMPALA and trades it in for a van. Wrong life decision.Not a huge fan, but I'm still excited for Isla and the happily ever after because JOSH AND ISLA AND PARIS. IT'LL BE GREAT!

Anna and the French Kiss

Anna and the French Kiss   - Stephanie Perkins My rating: 5 stars!!! What can I say about this book aside from the fact that I LOVE IT.I started reading the book because I felt like I had been under a rock, having not already read it. They hype over the book is well deserved. Anna Oliphant is a brilliant character. Shes one of the most realistic female leads I've read in a long time. The relationship between her and her male love interest is one to die for. Not only is he dreamy and foreign, but he's a great friend to her and they're both great together. I was a bit unsure about this novel in the first couple of chapters, but just as Anna slowly falls in love with her love interest, I fell in love with this book. It was both sickeningly sweet and heart breaking.LOVE IT!

Every Day

Every Day - David Levithan My rating: 4 stars This book was my first David Levithan book, and I was not disappointed! David Levithan is a great author, and he was able to make this slightly weird idea and love story become an amazing novel.A is a different person every day, and it's been like this for A's entire life. When I first heard about this I wasn't sure if I would like it or not. I ended up really enjoying it. The great thing about this book is that A isn't a girl or a boy, A is just A. A loves people based on who they are and she struggles loving someone who isn't as open to that idea. I wasn't a huge fan of the love story, but I did love seeing A grow and seeing A decide to just live. The book was really enjoyable.

Beneath the Glitter: A Novel

Beneath the Glitter - Elle Fowler, Blair Fowler My rating: 4 stars. This book was better than I imagined. I was a bit apprehensive due to my prior knowledge of the Fowler sisters, but the book was pretty enjoyable. I received an arc from the Goodreads First Reads Program and was excited to read the book.The book is loosely based on the lives of Elle and Blair Fowler. It's an easy read and I definitely want to read the sequel. There were a few moments in the story where I felt like the characters were a tad bit immature for their age, or times where I just wasn't interested in reading about the parties they attended. If you like books about glamorous lives, then this is your book.Surprisingly good book!

The Selection

The Selection - Kiera Cass My rating: 5 stars. This book was AMAZING.I initially got interested in it because it reminded me of something else that I read a couple of months ago. This book got me hooked almost instantly. The first few chapters were a bit slow, which may be due to my immediate dislike of Aspen, but once we got to the actual Selection I couldn't stop reading. The way Kiera Cass slowly evolved America and Maxon's relationship while creating character development for all the other characters was remarkable. Yes, there is a love triangle aspect in this book, but I think it's done in a way that's different from other novels. We see both relationships develop and it's not something that came out of nowhere. The book is just really interesting. I finished it in two days and on the last day I just sat there reading it for about 3 hours straight. I can't wait for 'The Elite.'

Pandemonium (Delirium)

Pandemonium - Lauren Oliver My rating: 5 stars!!! I added exclamation points because I can't even stress how much I love this book. This is one of only two instances in which I loved the sequel more than the first book.I loved the fact that we get to explore the wilds in the book and see what life's like outside of the fence. Lena meets some interesting characters, and of course gets herself in a sticky situation. I fell in love with Julian,a boy who plays a bit part in Pandemonium.The end was a major cliffhanger, even if I saw it coming. I can't wait till Requiem so that I can see what happens. Amazing novel!

Delirium

Delirium  - Lauren Oliver My rating: 5 Stars I finished the book a couple of days ago, and went right into the sequel. The imagery in the book is amazing, and the storyline is well written and heartbreaking. Great book!

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell

The Wishing Spell - Chris Colfer, Brandon Dorman My rating: 5 stars This book was SO GOOD. I was a bit skeptical of it at first, the fact that it is a middle-grade book and all, but it was such a good book. From the beginning, I was captivated by the mystical land that is The Land of Stories. I fell in love with the world. I did have a few issues with it, while reading. I can't handle the naivety of 12 year olds. They would say something extremely childish or just start crying, and my eyes would immediately start to roll. I love the book, I honestly do, but I just was having a hard time dealing with the characters sometimes.The development of all of the characters, though, was AMAZING. I LOVE Goldilocks, Snow White, and all of the other characters. Chris Colfer created a world that I want to visit, something that hasn't happened to me since Harry Potter.I will definitely have to read the book again, and soon. It's such a light and entertaining read. Great job, Chris Colfer!

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky My rating: 5 stars NO SPOILERS! (Yay)It took me two days after reading this book to write a review, because this book left me in such an emotional whirlwind that I could not properly formulate the words to describe it. I'm going to try, though.This book is amazing. Should you go read this book? From the beginning, I was hooked. I fell in love with Charlie and all of the other characters. One of the main reasons I loved the book was the format. I love the fact that we not only get to know things about Charlie's life, but we also get to see his opinions of them and how he reacts. I don't think I've ever felt so much for a character before meeting Charlie. I just could not stop reading the book.There were parts where I felt so distressed because of the book, but other times when it just made me feel really happy inside. I cannot recommend this book enough. GO READ IT.

Insurgent (Divergent)

Insurgent - Veronica Roth My rating is: 4.5 stars I LOVED Divergent, so I couldn't wait to read Insurgent. The beginning of Insurgent was a bit slow. Tris kept going back and forth from trying to be strong and then being miserable and weak. I get that she had to go through a lot in Divergent, especially with what happened between her and Will and her losing her parents, but I got a bit tired of hearing her have emotional breakdowns.Once the action really started, though, I was reading nonstop. The action is really what got me hooked in the first place. That and the Tris/Tobias love story. They're both still teenagers, but their relationship is at such a great level and i just LOVE IT.Then comes the ending!I had an idea of what happened due to all of the hints left throughout the book, but just hearing it be said and what came after was still shocking.Overall, I loved the book. It's great, though not as great as Divergent.

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