Would I pick up classics by myself? Probably not. Do I really hate some of the ones I’ve been forced to read? Heck yes. Have I kind of enjoyed some of them? I very grudgingly have to say yes here. I’m not sure if I would ever pick up something that is considered a “classic” voluntarily, even with my goal of branching out more. I’ve always had an aversion to them and I know some people feel the same way. I thought it would be fun to talk about why I, personally, am not the biggest fans of them.
Woo, it’s the third installment of my mini series! I have to read some books for my English class this year and I thought it would be fun to review them on here, where I could talk about them without the filter that I usually use in class! And that basically means that I am brutally honest about my opinions haha. This one is going to be about Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.
Classic movie fan Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online as Alex. Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush. Faced with doubts (what if he’s a creep in real life—or worse?), Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. Or that she’s landed a job at the local tourist-trap museum. Or that she’s being heckled daily by the irritatingly hot museum security guard, Porter Roth—a.k.a. her new archnemesis. But life is a whole lot messier than the movies, especially when Bailey discovers that tricky fine line between hate, love, and whatever it is she’s starting to feel for Porter. And as the summer months go by, Bailey must choose whether to cling to a dreamy online fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is Alex…
I picked this one up kinda of randomly. I really, really enjoyed Starry Eyes and Serious Moonlight and some of my friends have raved about this book. My reading schedule kinda got messed up and I had couple days with nothing planned. I thought I would start this one and see what happened!
In the former United States, sixteen-year-old Noam Álvaro wakes up in a hospital bed, the sole survivor of the viral magic that killed his family and made him a technopath. His ability to control technology attracts the attention of the minister of defense and thrusts him into the magical elite of the nation of Carolinia. The son of undocumented immigrants, Noam has spent his life fighting for the rights of refugees fleeing magical outbreaks—refugees Carolinia routinely deports with vicious efficiency. Sensing a way to make change, Noam accepts the minister’s offer to teach him the science behind his magic, secretly planning to use it against the government. But then he meets the minister’s son—cruel, dangerous, and achingly beautiful—and the way forward becomes less clear. Caught between his purpose and his heart, Noam must decide who he can trust and how far he’s willing to go in pursuit of the greater good.
I had seen this one around quite a bit. It sounded interesting enough, but I just wasn’t sure if it would be my cup of tea. It sounded like it would be heavy and I usually shy away from those types of books. But, I’m trying to branch out. Plus, the author said that it’s super, super queer! Trigger warnings: acholol abuse, rape
I’m a huge fan of unpopular opinions. Some of them may be negative, but some of them might not be! I think it’s fun to see what other people think and how their opinion’s differ from mine. And I’ve found that unpopular opinions are always stated without any malice, which is part of the reason I enjoy them so much! I’m not sure who the original creator of this tag is, but all credit to them!