Review: Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

Posted August 19, 2016 in review / 0 Comments

Review: Outrun the Moon by Stacey LeeOutrun the Moon by Stacey Lee
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers on May 24th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Historical
Format: E-book
Pages: 400
Source: Overdrive
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San Francisco, 1906: Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the poverty in Chinatown, and an education at St. Clare’s School for Girls is her best hope. Although St. Clare’s is off-limits to all but the wealthiest white girls, Mercy gains admittance through a mix of cunning and a little bribery, only to discover that getting in was the easiest part. Not to be undone by a bunch of spoiled heiresses, Mercy stands strong—until disaster strikes.

On April 18, a historic earthquake rocks San Francisco, destroying Mercy’s home and school. With martial law in effect, she is forced to wait with her classmates for their families in a temporary park encampment. Though fires might rage, and the city may be in shambles, Mercy can’t sit by while they wait for the army to bring help—she still has the “bossy” cheeks that mark her as someone who gets things done. But what can one teenage girl do to heal so many suffering in her broken city?

Outrun the Moon kinda took me by surprise because I wasn’t expecting myself to like it so much. Truth be told, I never really was interested in this book because it was set in 1906, and usually, most of the books that I’ve read, the authors tend to mess up those years with 2016 slangs and that made them cringe-worthy. BUT this book was amazing, truly amazing.

I fell in love with Mercy at first read, because she was everything I wanted to be if I was born in the 1800s when women were looked down upon. She was strong-willed, stubborn and just plain annoying (in a good way). I think Mercy reminded me that there was more to being a female than just getting married and producing babies.

The Chinatown aspect kinda shocked me because I never thought that there was any racism against Chinese by the Americans. YES, I never knew that this existed. I’m sorry, I’m pretty ignorant at times. Reading Outrun the Moon opened my eyes to several racial discrimination and racial slurs that I never knew existed. What I definitely love about this book was the thoughtful way it was written, in the sense that the author never placed ignorant facts into the book, and each sentence was deliberate, in a way that makes us read between the lines.

There was heartbreak and tragedy in this book, and I would lie if I said I didn’t wanna scream and cry at certain parts of the book. I MEAN, OMG. Them feels though, I thought my heart would never be okay.

I’m not really a fan of historical fiction, BUT DAMN I’m definitely a fan of Stacey Lee.

“Even if I did climb to the top of that mountain one day, people will never stop seeing my color first, before me.”

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Review: Nil On Fire (Nil #3) by Lynne Matson

Review: Nil On Fire (Nil #3) by Lynne Matson
Posted August 15, 2016 in review / 0 Comments

GOOD LORD. This book almost gave me a freaking heart attack, I swear. I legit thought everything was done with the people on Nil Unlocked, but noooo, Lynne Matson decided to bring them back and put them in more danger. *deep calming* But you know what? Despite everything, this was the best conclusion ever. It was perfect, answered all the unanswered questions and it basically rounded up everything. Also, we get to know Nil. Like, yeah, we really did get to know Nil, and she actually fascinated me, as much as I wanted to despise her. Him. Yeah, whatever HAHA. I […]

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Review: After You (Me Before You #2) by Jojo Moyes

Review: After You (Me Before You #2) by Jojo Moyes
Posted August 12, 2016 in review / 0 Comments

OH. MY. GOD. NO, seriously, Oh my God. If you have not read Me Before You, then I highly suggest that you stop reading my review this instant, because this review will contain spoilers about Me Before You. If you don’t really mind, then be my guest, keep reading. OKAY, SO WE HAVE TO ADDRESS THE FACT THAT WILL DIED RIGHT? And I thought that was the MOST. HEARTBREAKING. SHIT. EVER. Until I read this book, the book AFTER WILL’S DEATH, and I’m just there like NOPE. JUST. OMG. I mean, I never thought that I needed a sequel after […]

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Review: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Review: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
Posted August 8, 2016 in review / 0 Comments

Lady Midnight was everything I expected and more. Who knew I would miss being in Cassandra Clare’s world, but I definitely did. I miss the Shadowhunter world, learning more about the true meaning of parabatai, and of course, the annoying rule which states that parabatai are forbidden from falling in love with each other. THIS BOOK SERIOUSLY FEELS LIKE COMING HOME, I mean I already miss Clary and Jace and the rest, and reading about the Blackthorns threw me back into those feelings I had about Shadowhunters. I mean, if you can’t figure it out, I MIGHT HAVE A SLIGHT OBSESSION WITH […]

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SST August: Girl In Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow | Review+Giveaway

SST August: Girl In Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow | Review+Giveaway
Posted August 7, 2016 in review / 0 Comments

This book left me in pieces. (HAHA did you see what I did there? Girl in Pieces? Left me in pieces? Okay, I’m lame.) But truly, this book tore me up and it took me awhile to recover from it. In fact, I wrote this review 385 days after reading this book, because I was seriously invested in it. This book is mine. This book is all me, and I can relate to it, and this is me. Get it? No? HAHA I’m sorry. Girl In Pieces was about a girl who went through so much that she’s broken. And it took […]