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School Review: Wuthering Heights

*Spoilers*

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This is not a romance? What are you talking about summary?

The windswept moors are the unforgettable setting of this tale of the love between the foundling Heathcliff and his wealthy benefactor’s daughter, Catherine. Through Catherine’s betrayal of Heathcliff and his bitter vengeance, their mythic passion haunts the next generation even after their deaths. Incorporating elements of many genres—from gothic novels and ghost stories to poetic allegory—and transcending them all, Wuthering Heights is a mystifying and powerful tour de force.

Wooo, welcome to the second post of the series! I have a couple books I have to read for my English class this year and I thought it would be fun review them here! I can remove the filter I use in class and really let my true feelings show about the certain books! The Great Gatsby was the first up (you can read the here if you are so inclined!) and this time, it’s Wuthering Heights. I would like to start off by saying that I didn’t really like it, so I am going to be negative haha.

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This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura

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Cover to Come

Katsuyamas never quit-but seventeen-year-old CJ doesn’t even know where to start. She’s never lived up to her mom’s type A ambition, and she’s perfectly happy just helping her aunt, Hannah, at their family’s flower shop. She doesn’t buy into Hannah’s romantic ideas about flowers and their hidden meanings, but when it comes to arranging the perfect bouquet, CJ discovers a knack she never knew she had. A skill she might even be proud of. Then her mom decides to sell the shop-to the family who swindled CJ’s grandparents when thousands of Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps during WWII. Soon a rift threatens to splinter CJ’s family, friends, and their entire Northern California community; and for the first time, CJ has found something she wants to fight for.

I saw ‘flower shop’ and was intrigued. It sounded like something different and like something I haven’t read before. From the summary, it also sounded like this book would tackle complicated issues that don’t really have a right answer. I wanted to know more.

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Books I Can’t Wait To Read, But Don’t Own Yet

Since there so many books come out all the time and I haven’t perfected my art of reading by osmosis, there are a few books I really want to read that aren’t even on my shelf yet! For this post, I’m sticking to already released books. Upcoming 2019s I’m looking forward will have it’s separate space in the future!

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Rereads

I love rereading books, even though I don’t do it very often. Because of that, I really have to love it a lot to even really consider reading it for a second time. There are so many books I want to get to, that rereads sort of fall on the backburner for me. Though, I thought it’d be fun to talk about the books I do want to reread at some point!

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The Beholder by Anna Bright

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Thank you Edelweiss for the e-ARC!

Selah has waited her whole life for a happily ever after. As the only daughter of the leader of Potomac, she knows her duty is to find the perfect match, a partner who will help secure the future of her people. Now that day has finally come. But after an excruciatingly public rejection from her closest childhood friend, Selah’s stepmother suggests an unthinkable solution: Selah must set sail across the Atlantic, where a series of potential suitors awaits—and if she doesn’t come home engaged, she shouldn’t come home at all. From English castle gardens to the fjords of Norge, and under the eye of the dreaded Imperiya Yotne, Selah’s quest will be the journey of a lifetime. But her stepmother’s schemes aren’t the only secrets hiding belowdecks…and the stakes of her voyage may be higher than any happy ending.

This one intrigued me. It sounded like it could be about a girl finding her self and have a good, solid found family as well! Plus, it seemed like I was going to get an adventure on the sea with an awesome ship who played into the story more than normal!

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