Heartless by Marissa Meyer

I liked this book for the way it illustrated how hurt people hurt people. This is a retelling/prequel of Alice in Wonderland that gives a lot of background of how the Queen of Hearts came into being and added the Jabberwocky to the story. The main character, Catherine wants to open a bakery with her…

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

So I loved the characters but wish the story/ plot was more interesting. Molly and her twin sister Cassie and their friends and family are interesting and people that I wish were in my life. But it took me a month to read this book since I am not into teen romance and the story…

Every Body Yoga by Jessamyn Stanley

This book is a great guide for anyone that is uncomfortable with their body and hesitant to do yoga. Jessamyn goes through how to use props as well as the type of yoga and yoga class etiquette. She makes the readers feel at ease with telling her journey into yoga and her feelings about being…

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

This is my 3rd book I have read for #emojiathon for challenge 🍬 “book that is like candy to you.” I would have never heard of this book and probably would have never read this book if it had not been in May’s Owlcrate box. I started reading this book and could not stop. I…

Columbine by Dave Cullen

The Columbine shooting was one of the defining moments in the American history and a turning point in the way schools handled school bullying and student safety. This happened my freshman year of high school and I remember how this scared so many people. I even had a science teacher have class discussion on what…

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

This family was super-creepy to me from the very beginning. And as you read, their secret becomes very obvious but it is not stated right away. When Lane’s mother kills herself, Lane goes to live with her grandparents on their farm called Roanoke in Kansas. She learns from her cousin, Allegra about the Roanoke girls,…

Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi

So have you ever read a book where there is all this hype and everyone seems to like/have on their reading list and you read it and are like “It was okay, I guess?” That was this book to me. How the author made an interesting story and topic so boring is beyond me… The…

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

So people seem to either love or hate this book. I love mysteries and psychological thrillers so I enjoyed this book. I disliked most of the characters. But I overall enjoyed the book. The main character is Rachel, the most pathetic woman ever who will annoy you with her poor choices and unreliable memory and…

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

This is not like The Girl on the Train so if you start reading this book thinking that it will be, you will really be disappointed. That being said, I really enjoyed reading this book. I love historical fiction and this had the fake history of a town that had 17th century witch trials in…

#emojiathon

My TBR for #emojiathon starting June 1st (all pictured except Into the Water): 🎁I’ll Give You The Sun ❤️The Upside of Unrequited 😍Flame in the Mist ☺️Hunted 😱The Woman in Cabin 10 😬Defy the Stars 👀Dark Matter 😂Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo 😒Empress of a Thousand Skies 👯🤑Into the Water 🍬 Eliza and Her…

The Fall of Lisa Bellow by Susan Perabo

Haunting… A look into the mind of a 13 year old girl who witnessed a robbery and the abduction of her popular classmate and the fallout in her own life, family and community. Meredith goes through a range of emotions as she sorts through her memories of what happened during the abduction as well as…

Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

There is a lot of raw emotion in this book. That being said, I could have read this book in one sitting. Grief and secrets are themes that popped up throughout the book. The two main characters, Juliet and Declan, both lost a family member and feel they are responsible for the death. Juliet’s mother…