Buttons Book Reviews

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2018 Book Bingo: April Edition — May 1, 2018

2018 Book Bingo: April Edition

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I’m back with another one of these things. You should all be proud me for remembering!!!! I hope that your April has been as good as mine. And that your May will be amazing!! But at least it has stopped snowing!!!! It is a miracle!!!! But let’s stop talking about that and start talking about the books that I’ve logged onto my reading challenge. Thanks again to Krista and Dawlyn at Little Blind Book Finds. If you haven’t gone and checked out their blog go and do it now!!!! They post amazing content that I love reading!!! Sorry if this gets a little boring. 

Featuring an MC With a Mental Illness:

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This book was very good but almost everyone was mentally ill. I really enjoyed it and I can’t wait to see what the author does in the future. 4/5 stars.

That’s Been on Your TBR Forever:

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This book was the first book on my TBR when I checked so it’s perfect for this role. I enjoyed this book a lot and I can’t wait for the sequel. Review to come out on May 10. 4/5 stars.

MC With Supernatural Abilities:

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Zelie, the MC, can control the dead. Of course, she has supernatural abilities. If you haven’t read this book then pick it up immediately. It is perfection!!!! Review to come on May 13. 5/5 stars.

With A MC From A Different Country Then You:

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Lada is from Wallachia, which is part of present-day Romania, and I live in the US. I really enjoyed this book and I loved watching how the characters grew as people. The review of this book will come out on May 16th. 4/5 stars.

With A Whimsical Theme:

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Can you think of a more whimsical setting then Wonderland? If you can, please tell me. The review of this book will be posted on May 19th. 4/5 stars.

Book That Was Popular 5+ Years Ago:

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This book was amazing and I loved reading it!!!! This book was published in 2012 so it’s been 6 years. The review of this book will be published on May 28th. 5/5 stars.

Featuring A Blind MC:

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Sorina is blind. Sort of. She has no eyes so I think that counts as blind. Well, I’m counting it. I really enjoyed this book except for one critical error. The review will be published on June 9th. 4/5 stars.

I read a lot of great books this month. I hope that you did as well. Please remember to fill out my survey!!! You can find the link on my about page!!! Thanks for Reading!!! Have a Great Day!!!! -Annalee and Buttons

A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares, by Krystal Sutherland — April 22, 2018

A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares, by Krystal Sutherland

download (1)Esther Solar is determined to break a curse that has doomed her entire family to debilitating phobias, only to encounter a new fear she hadn’t counted on: first love.

So this book was very good and I enjoyed it a lot because it talked a lot about mental illness in an interesting relatable way.  The characters were adorable and it was very easy to fall in love with them. And then they did something that shattered your heart into a million pieces and you never saw it coming. The plot was very character-based which meant that if you didn’t like the characters then you wouldn’t like this book. If you want to hear more about this book then you should read on.

The characters are amazing!!!! They are so real and imperfect and they make me want to die inside. Most of them had one type of mental illness or another which made me wonder if it was transitioned by blood or if just being around mentally ill people 24/7 can make you partial to being mentally ill yourself (I hope that didn’t sound insulting. If it did I am very sorry). The characters changed a lot in the book, after all, it’s a book about facing your fears, I would hope that you would change at least a little bit.

My favorite character was Eugene. He was one of those people that you can’t help but love. He was terrified of the things that lurked in your closet or under your bed. You know, your childhood monsters. He also disappears for long periods of time and flickers, seriously though, this kid is definitely magic and should have gotten a Hogwarts or Ilvermorny letter. I will stand by this until I die. He was also probably the most mentally ill of all of the main characters.

The plot was very interesting. It was a sort of contemporary because I will fight you if you don’t Eugene is magic. Otherwise, it was a contemporary about facing all 50 of your fears with your childhood crush and your mute best friend and your mentally ill twin brother(that’s Eugene). I like how Esther is actually scared when she does these dangerous things. I was worried that she would be totally fine jumping off of planes and swimming with sharks but my fears were unfounded. When I went into this book I wasn’t expecting much but now I realize that this book is very good and it will hook you from the beginning.

The setting was very well done. I could imagine the “haunted” house where they lived very well. I could even envision the little scenes that only lasted five pages, tops. My favorite scene was definitely the cave scene with the priest as the leader of the group. That’s right a priest is teaching everyone how to go spelunking. I’m sorry I just can’t stop laughing whenever I think about this. I did want to hear more about Death in this book (yes, Death is actually a character in this book). I hope that there’s a sequel.

So, as you can see, I loved this book a lot. I hope that you read it and love it just as much as I did. This will also be my Featuring an MC with a Mental Illness for the 2018 Book Bingo. The summary came from the Library of Congress. Please remember to fill out my survey. You can find the link on my about page. Thanks for Reading!!! Have a Great Day!!! -Annalee and Buttons

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