Genre: LGBT

Review: I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

Posted February 2, 2017 in review / 1 Comment

Review: I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy NelsonI'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Published by Speak on October 27th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, LGBT
Format: Paperback
Pages: 375
Source: Gifted
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At first, Jude and her twin brother are NoahandJude; inseparable. Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude wears red-red lipstick, cliff-dives, and does all the talking for both of them.

Years later, they are barely speaking. Something has happened to change the twins in different yet equally devastating ways . . . but then Jude meets an intriguing, irresistible boy and a mysterious new mentor.

The early years are Noah’s to tell; the later years are Jude’s. But they each have only half the story, and if they can only find their way back to one another, they’ll have a chance to remake their world.

OH HEY HI, IT’S BEEN A LONG WHILE SINCE I WRITE A LEGIT LONG REVIEW LIKE WOW HELLO.

But yes, the book that finally pulled me out of my blogging slump is I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson, and I actually received this book from Josephine for TBTBSecretSanta and I love love love it. This book is the moon, the sun, the hearts, the stars and it broke me but it fixed me back together again, and I loved it and hated it and omg this is my favorite book of 2017, even though it made me bawl like a little kid.

“We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what. Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.”

THAT QUOTE. The moment I read that, it hit me hard and I started bawling. I cannot really explain myself but omg this book is bloody darn unique, I assure you. It’s from two different points of views but they’re the same yet different, because these are twins and like even though they’re different, they have the same thinking and I wish wish wish they had just talked TALKED TO EACH OTHER but oh my heart, their mistakes made them who they are and I know I am so not making any sense but omg guys, this book broke my heart.

“Quick, make a wish.
Take a (second or third or fourth) chance.
Remake the world.”

It wasn’t even about the romance. I mean that was good. It was really good, and hey, who am I kidding, I’ve always loved people who fall in love. BUT what made me really LOVE this book was the honest, beautiful way it was written. Jandy Nelson didn’t just write a book, she turned it into a living, breathing person. It felt real, it was real. And her beautiful beautiful words just bled all over me and I need more of her words.

“He floated into the air high above the sleeping forest, his green hat spinning a few feet above his head. In his hand was the open suitcase and out of it spilled a whole sky of stars.”

This book was damn good. NoahandJude are both worth knowing and I cannot get enough of them. SIGH. Yup, favorite damn book. akfnjdbkdf.

Beautiful.

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Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Posted February 1, 2016 in review / 0 Comments

Reaction upon finishing this book:   I buddy read this book together with Alexa from The Words Off The Page, and you guys should definitely check her out toooo. It was one of my first few times buddy-reading with someone, and its SIMON, so if you’re reading this book, go find a buddy because you will need to spazz. AND SQUEAL. Simon and Blue makes one of the cuuuutest fictional couple that I’ve ever read about, and woah #relationshipgoals. I’ve heard so many things about this book, GREAT THINGS. And the hype really really got to me. I didn’t want […]

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Review: Under The Lights by Dahlia Adler

Review: Under The Lights by Dahlia Adler
Posted October 13, 2015 in review / 2 Comments

I am absolutely freaking out about how amazing this book was, and I don’t think I can fully express it because it’ll probably be like OHMYGOSHTHISBOOKISAMAZINGYOUGOTTOREADITNJADASKDFASDJKFJKASDKJFD. YEAH. That happened. ANYWAY, I’ll just list out the reasons why I love-adore-am-crazy about this book. REASON 1 DIVERSITY. The main female character, Van, is an Asian-American and I absolutely LOVE it. Because if you haven’t noticed yet, this whole book was kinda set in Hollywood-style so it’s quite rare don’t you think, to have an Asian acting in Hollywood. Hence, this book does deal with issues regarding the differences that are rarely pointed out between being […]

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Review: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Review: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Posted October 10, 2015 in review / 6 Comments

I’ve heard SO MANY great reviews about this book, so I was pretty excited to start reading it and I swear I was super jumpy at the start. I just knew that this book was gonna break my heart, and I was absolutely right. I’m still sniffing from all the tears that I shed. The main character, Aaron, was everything I could ever want in a main character. He was amazing, confused, stressed out, and basically a typical teenager. One of the genres of this book was LGBT and I have to admit — I was pretty scared because most of […]

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Review: Black Iris by Leah Reader

Review: Black Iris by Leah Reader
Posted July 26, 2015 in review / 0 Comments

I think what made me pick up this book at the bookstore was the summary. It intrigued me, and I was like WHAT RUMORS OMG WHAT RUMORS. And that last few lines. “Laney is going to show them just how true. She’s going to show them all.” This book, guys, is about a girl who wanted to have revenge. I was pulled in since the first page because the book was written in such a compelling way, that makes you go like WHA- THIS GIRL IS INSANE AF BUT I LOVE HER, or maybe that’s just me. Laney is a […]