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When The Moon Was Ours, by Anne-Marie McLemore — November 21, 2018

When The Moon Was Ours, by Anne-Marie McLemore

download (1)As their deep friendship turns to love, Latina teenager Miel, who grows roses from her wrist, and Italian-Pakistani Samir, a transgender boy, fear their secrets will be exposed by the beautiful Bonner girls, four sisters rumored to be witches.

This was not my favorite book, but it was not my least favorite book either. I enjoyed reading about Miel and Sam, but not as much as I wanted to. The plot was interesting, but I pitied the Bonner sisters, instead of hating them. I enjoyed the character relationships in this book, and I can’t wait to see if that carries into The Weight of Feathers.

Anne-Maire McLemore’s writing style was as lyrical as I remember. It was so nice to read and I am addicted to it. Anne-Marie writes smoothly, and I love it. Anne-Marie is such a lyrical writer and I love that. Anne-Marie writes in a way that interests me, just like her use of Spanish words that I can’t pronounce. I don’t know very much Spanish, but I thought that I would know more of the words. Anne-Marie’s writing style is pretty constant and I bet that it will be pretty much the same in her debut novel.

The characters were okay. I enjoyed reading about Miel, Sam, and the Bonner sisters, but the Bonner sisters were just normal girls and I didn’t really hate or dislike them at all. The things that they were doing to Miel were terrible, but I understand why the girls did them and pitied them. I loved reading about the dynamics between Aracely and Miel because they acted so much like sisters. All of the characters changed over the course of the book, and it was so apparent. I enjoyed seeing the characters change, I just wish that it had been less obvious.

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The magic was definitely my favorite part of this book. It was so original and beautiful. I loved reading about Miel’s roses and Aracely’s ability to cure lovesickness. I loved how Miel and Aracely didn’t make their gifts a big deal, even though this whole book was based on Miel and her roses. The magic was so unique and I even though I didn’t agree with how Miel used her roses, I understood and respected it. I loved the way that the Bonner sisters were thinking of using Miel’s roses (what does that say about me) and I loved the magic so much.

The plot was my least favorite part of the book. I wish that I could say otherwise, but I wasn’t engrossed in it like I wanted to be. I liked the characters, loved the plot, and was excited about this book. So what went wrong? Well, two things. One. I didn’t understand a lot about the culture. Two. I pitied the Bonner sisters, instead of hating them. I wish that this had not been the case, but it was. I can wait to see if The Weight of Feathers makes me feel the same way as this book, or if it is different.

Even though this book wasn´t my favorite, I still enjoyed it and recommend it to fans of magical realism. I got the book summary from the Library of Congress. Remember to fill out my survey. You can find the link to it on my About page. Thanks for Reading!!! Have a Great Day!!! -Annalee and Buttons

Nevernight, by Jay Kristoff — November 19, 2018

Nevernight, by Jay Kristoff

51GGgNUKG0L._AC_US218_In a world where the suns almost never set, a woman gains entry to a school of infamous assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers that destroyed her family. Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she wanders a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and its thugs. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the hearth of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined. Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic-the Red Church. Deadly trials await her within the Church’s halls: blades and poisons, treachery and death. If she survives to initiation, she’ll be inducted among the chosen of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and be one step closer to the only thing she desires. Revenge.

This book might be my favorite Kristoff book, to date. I was engrossed in it and couldn’t wait for the next juicy detail to appear, or for a little bit of action. Jay did an amazing job with this book and I was so stunned by his amazing characters and writing style.

Jay’s writing style was nothing short of superb. The notes at the bottom of each page really stood out and made Nevernight so much more interesting. Jay’s writing was very lyrical and easy to read. I loved it and hope that Godsgrave‘s writing style is as good as this. Jay Kristoff’s writing style blew me away and I loved that. I really enjoyed how Jay’s style wrote the thoughts of Mia and Mr. Kindly. It seemed to be very realistic and I really think that this was Jay’s best book yet. 

Mia, Mr. Kindly, and all of the other characters were amazing!!! I loved Mr. Kindly from when he was introduced, and I think that he is the narrator. Only he would know Mia that well. Mia was such a tough woman, and I loved how the narrator made it very clear that she was not a very nice person. All of the side characters were so well-written and I loved all of them. The villains were just characters that I loved to hate, but I won’t spoil anything by ranting about them. All of the instructors were very well-written, neutral, characters. But my favorite character, by far, is Mr. Kindly.

The Church of the Lady of Blessed Murder was a truly unique setting. A place where killing is not only tolerated, but encouraged. Suffice to say, I fell in love with it instantly. Mia enjoyed it as well, and I can see why. The Church was in one of the oddest settings I have encountered and wish that there were a few more settings like it. I hope that the other books return to The Church of the Lady of Blessed Murder. I think that this is one of my favorite settings in a fantasy novel.

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The plot was very very very intriguing. There was a lot of backstabbing, betrayal (all things that I love in a fantasy novel), and dialogue to die for. The conversations between Mia and Mr. Kindly were glorious!!! There was a lot of fighting and planning and drama. The one thing that I didn’t like about this book was all of the girl/girl hate. I understood it, but I still didn’t like it. I loved how all of the characters seemed to be able to understand their challenges and what they were getting into. But, seeing Mr. Kindly come in and do whatever he had to do was defintly my favorite part of the book.

I loved this book and I highly recommend it!!! I got the summasy from the Library of Congress. Remember to fill out my survey. You can find the link to it on my About page. Thanks for Reading!!! Have a Great Day!!! -Annalee and Buttons

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Autoboyography, by Christina Lauren — November 17, 2018

Autoboyography, by Christina Lauren

downloadHigh school senior Tanner Scott has hidden his bisexuality since his family moved to Utah, but he falls hard for Sebastian, a Mormon mentoring students in a writing seminar that Tanner’s best friend convinced him to take.

This book was pretty good. It wasn’t Simon V.S. The Homo Sapiens Agenda good, but it wasn’t The Love Interest bad. I connected to the plot pretty well and I felt for Tanner. I just wanted to give him a hug. He needed it.

 

The writing style was like two different people with very different writing styles were writing this book. Which was exactly what happened. I didn’t know that this book was written by two people until I read the About the Author section. That meant that whenever the authors switched I knew. And I didn’t like it. One style was melodic and lyrical and the other style was sharp and to the point. It was bad.

The characters were so sweet and realistic and I loved them so much!!! I mean, sometimes I didn’t like some of them but in all they were amazing!! Tanner was so sweet and pure and I related so much to him (interpret that as you will). Sebastian also seemed super realistic, even though I wanted him to get his act together and accept himself for who he was. Autumn was an amazing best friend and I wouldn’t have put up with Tanner’s antics for so long. Everybody else was also great and I was so proud of everyone as they developed over the course of the book.

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The Mormons in the book were actually really interesting. They were this elite group with their own hierarchy and complicated rules. Especially concerning people questioning their sexual identity. All throughout the book, I wasn’t sure whether to hate them or just leave them alone (guess which I chose in the end). The Mormons in this book needed to lighten up and be more accepting. I am not saying this to offend Mormon viewers of my blog. I am talking about how the faith was represented in this book and not about the Mormon faith in real life (I don’t know very much about it). 

The plot was very character-based and there wasn’t a whole lot of action. I wanted the pacing to be a little bit slower but it wasn’t that much of a problem. I also wanted to see more of Tanner’s family and how they reacted to Sebastian. He was really sweet and I loved him so much (but not as much as Simon). The plot was also really predictable and I knew what was going to happen a chapter and a half before it actually happened. But I did love the Seminar and want to drive there to take the class.

I really enjoyed this book throughout all of it’s faults and even though I probably won’t pick up anything by these authors ever again I do admire them. I got the summary from the Library of Congress. Remember to fill out my survey. You can find the link to it on my About page.Thanks for Reading!!! Have a Great Day!!! -Annalee and Buttons

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Miles Morlaes: Spiderman, by Jason Reynolds —

Miles Morlaes: Spiderman, by Jason Reynolds

download (1)Brooklyn Visions Academy student Miles Morales may not always want to be a superhero, but he must come to terms with his identity – and deal with a villainous teacher as the new Spiderman.

Today I’m going to try and do something new. I’m going to try and write a bullet point review. I used to do these, and I’m ready to try again. Once. Either way, I really liked Miles Morales: Spiderman but it wasn’t as entertaining as I wanted it to be. I couldn’t relate to Miles as much as I hoped that I would. I also couldn’t understand some of the lingo.

Pros:

  • The plot – I was engrossed in the plot and couldn’t wait for the next action scenes!!! Everything was very intense and I couldn’t wait to see what Miles would do next.
  • The family aspect – Miles was always talking to his parents and he considered them before acting. The Morales family had dinner every Sunday and seemed like a real family. That is always so much better than the absentee parent trope.
  • The villains – The villain(s) were so unique and I have never read anything like them. I loved their symbols the most though. I hope that there is a sequel so that I know what happened to the villain(s).
  • The humor – All of the humor in this book was very well-written and had me laughing a lot. Once, I laughed so hard that I fell out of my chair!!!!
  • Miles – I enjoyed reading this book from Miles’s perspective, even if I didn’t understand most of his dialect. Miles was a good kid and one that I think will change the world someday.
  • The friendships – The friendships in this book were so genuine and I loved that so so much!!! All of the friendships in this book touched my heart because of their actions.

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Cons 

  • The romance – Miles’s relationship with the love interest seemed too forced. I liked the love interest in her own, but when she was with Miles everything seemed fake.
  • The dialogue – Sometimes I couldn’t understand what Miles and his friends were saying. I don’t think that is a particularly bad thing, but it did irritate me. I haven’t been to Brooklyn, so I don’t understand their dialect at all.
  • The ending – The ending just seemed to clear cut to me. The usual superhero ending happened and it just. . . fell flat for me. I wanted to connect with it, but I just couldn’t.
  • The “Showtime” – Showtime just felt wrong to me. I understand why it happened and the boy’s situation. But I still couldn’t connect with it. There wasn’t enough description for me to really connect.
  • The tragic backstory – That was mostly left in the dark. Miles gave the bare minimum and nothing more. I get that it was an uncomfortable topic, but Jason still could have explained it better through a flashback.

This wasn’t my favorite Jason Reynolds book, but I did enjoy it. I highly recommend it to all Spiderman fans. I got the summary from the Library of Congress. Remember to fill out my survey. You can find the link to it on my About page. Thanks for Reading!!! Have a Great Day!!! -Annalee and Buttons

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Mirage, by Somaiya Daud — November 15, 2018

Mirage, by Somaiya Daud

32768520._SY180_In a world dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry; she dreams of having adventures, and traveling beyond her isolated home. But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she expects: she is kidnapped and brought to the royal palace, where she discovers that she is to become a body double for the hated princess Maram.

This book was very well-written and I enjoyed reading about the characters and plot, just not as much as I’d hoped I would be.

The writing style was amazing and I loved it so much!!! Somaiya Daud’s style was very unique and I really like how Somaiya Daud described the world, but I didn’t really know what genre it was. There were droids, so I thought that it would be a sci-fi, but Mirage had a very fantasy aspect. It was sort of confusing, but I didn’t care that much. It was little things like this that dropped this book from my favorites list. Somaiya’s writing style was very nice and I liked it a lot. I hope that her other books will improve a little bit.

The characters were so realistic!!! Amani was very well-written and I loved reading about her. I also loved the way that she and Maram, the princess, conversed and talked about anything and everything. Their gradual transition from enemies to friends was one of the best female friendships that I’ve read this year. I loved the relationships in this book because they talked about real friendship and consensual relationships. I grew close to the everyone in the book, which made the ending harder than I thought it would be. If you read books for well-written characters than I suggest Mirage.

One of my favorite parts of Mirage was the aspect of religion. It was a good way to talk about Amani’s feelings and what she thought of different people. I really liked the way that everyone seemed to know the religion, but not everyone liked it. In fact, the king tried to ban it! But, that didn’t stop our hero, Amani from devoting herself wholly to it. I respected that, but I wish that sometimes it hadn’t been as big of a deal as it was. But, I did think that it was very interesting to read about.

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The plot was not my favorite. It was fairly original, but I didn’t connect with it the way that I wanted to. I understood what was happening, but I didn’t feel very concerned about what was happening. I was never worried about Amani’s safety, just because I knew that she wasn’t going to get seriously hurt. I think that Somaiya Daud will fix this in time, but it just got irritating. I really liked the originality of this book, but I don’t think that it was the best plot that I have ever read. I hope that this changes in time.

This book was not my favorite, but I still enjoyed it. I recommend it to fans of Veronica Roth and other writers like her. I got the summary from Amazon. Remember to fill out my survey. You can see my link to it on my About page. Thanks for Reading!!! Have a Great Day!!! -Annalee and Buttons

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Not The Girls You’re Looking For, by Aminah Mae Safi — November 13, 2018

Not The Girls You’re Looking For, by Aminah Mae Safi

download (1)Lulu Saad doesn’t need your advice, thank you very much. She’s got her three best friends and nothing can stop her from conquering the known world. Sure, for half a minute she thought she’d nearly drowned a cute guy at a party, but he was totally faking it. And fine, yes, she caused a scene during Ramadan. It’s all under control. Ish.
Except maybe this time she’s done a little more damage than she realizes. And if Lulu can’t find her way out of this mess soon, she’ll have to do more than repair friendships, family alliances, and wet clothing. She’ll have to go looking for herself.

 

This book was pretty good. I enjoyed it, although some of its aspects were lost on me. I wish that I had been able to understand this book a little bit more, but I think that it was a good book, all in all. The writing style, characters, and plot were all amazing and I can’t wait to read more from Aminah Mae Safi.

The writing style was very good. Not The Girls You’re Looking For was written in the third person, which was surprising, but I recovered almost instantly and started to enjoy the story. I think that sometimes Aminah Mae’s writing style could have improved, but this was her debut, so she was forgiven. Aminah Mae did a good job writing a sassy teenager who messed up a lot but had a good heart. As the book went on I found myself adjusting to the writing style and the third person, and growing to enjoy it. I wonder if Aminah Mae’s style will improve in the second book.

Not The Girls You're Looking For

The characters were probably my favorite part of the book. They were so funny and I loved most of them. Lulu was such a unique character and I really enjoyed reading about her. The side characters were a little bit flat, but I still enjoyed reading about them. Aminah Mae did have a good LGBTQ+ rep though. The friend group that Lulu was in shocked me though. The girls were there for each other but they were also at each other’s throats a lot. It was sort of confusing, but I got used to it after a while.

The diversity in this book was amazing!!!! I loved the representation and how realistic the reactions of the people were. Some of the reactions broke my heart, while others made my day. I really loved the way that all of the girls reacted to insults aimed at some of their friends. It made me hope that one day that would happen to me. I was in love with the way that the characters all respected each other’s traits and stood up for each other. I hope that my friends would do this for each other and me.

The plot was very well written and I was engrossed in it. I enjoyed the humor in Not The Girls You’re Looking For. I thought that the way that the girls dealt with sexual advances was very realistic and I was quite pleased with how Aminah Mae made it known that consent was the most important in a relationship. The plot was very interesting and I was engrossed in it. I was sitting on the edge of my seat and I couldn’t wait to learn more about . . . basically, everything. I really enjoyed this book and I can’t wait to read the next book that Aminah Mae Safi writes.

I really enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it. I got the summary from Goodreads. Remember to fill out my survey. You can find a link to it on my About page. Thanks for Reading!!! Have a Great Day!!! -Annalee and Buttons

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All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely — November 11, 2018

All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

download (1)When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend. Told through Rashad and Quinn’s alternating viewpoints.

This book was perfect!!! It is definitely life-changing, especially if you’re Caucasian. It opened my eyes to how police brutality affects everyone in the community, not just the cop and the victim. All of the characters were very realistic and they all were amazing. The plot really moved me and the writing style was amazing and showed what happens when to great authors work together.

The writing style was very striking. I was hooked on their writing from the very first page and I hope that Jason and Brendan keep working together so that I can read more of their writing. Their writing was very different from what Jason writes when he writes alone. I was surprised because I couldn’t tell who had written what chapter. I thought that it would be easy to tell that Jason wrote from Rashad’s perspective and that Brendan wrote from Quinn’s perspective. I had to read a little bit of the book to get used to the style, but I loved it by the end.

Rashad and Quinn were such great characters. They were two teenagers who had only passed each other in high school hallways and were suddenly thrown together during this horrific event. I loved how detailed Rashad, Quinn, and all of the side characters were. It made me more interested in the story and I couldn’t wait to learn more about the characters. I was very interested in the way that the school was divided about the incident. It seemed very real to me and I think that what happened at Rashad’s and Quinn’s high school could happen at any high school.

The police brutality and the aftereffects were very well written. I was enraptured in the scenes where they talked about it and how everyone was reacting. The reactions of the some of the people that were involved in the incident appalled me. I was heartbroken for Rashad and I hope that someday soon, African Americans will be able to walk safely in the streets. I was very glad about the ending. It was the perfect way to close All American Boys. I was very impressed with how Rashad and everyone else reacted to the police and it broke my heart. No one should have to go through that.

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The plot was very heartbreaking. I cried a lot during this book because of what characters were doing to Rashad and Quinn. I like to think that I would be like them. I hope that I would be. Even though most of Rashad’s perspective was spent in a hospital bed, I still felt the most moved by it. Quinn was more irritating to read through, but I understood where he was coming from. I hope that Brendan and Jason write more together.

This book was amazing and I highly recommend it and anything by either of these two authors. I got the summary from the Library of Congress. Remember to fill out my survey. You can find the link to it on my About page. Thanks for Reading!!! Have a Great Day!!! -Annalee and Buttons

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Dread Nation, by Justina Ireland — November 9, 2018

Dread Nation, by Justina Ireland

download (1)Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania–derailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever. In this new America, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Education Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. But there are also opportunities–and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It’s a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society’s expectations. But that’s not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Preston’s School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn’t pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose. But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies. And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.

This book is about Jane McKeene, a teenager learning how to kill shamblers (zombies) and getting into quite a bit of trouble along the way. So, as you can probably guess, I loved it. I was engrossed in the story and can’t wait to read more of Justina Ireland’s writing.

Justina Ireland’s writing style was amazing!!! I was very impressed with her ability to describe everything and introduce us to so many things so quickly. I loved how Justina Ireland always wrote with sass, just like Jane. It was very interesting and I was engrossed in Dread Nation from beginning to end. I loved how Justina Ireland was able to describe the setting and the racialism and how bad it was through Jane’s eyes. Well, Justina Ireland’s writing style wasn’t as good as I’d hoped it would be, it was still very pleasant to read to.

The characters were amazing and I can’t wait to read more from them. Jane was very sassy and it was so nice. I loved how funny everyone was and I can’t wait to see how the characters react after the events of the last book. Jane, Kate, and Jack were the epic trio and I loved them. I was very interested in the way that the characters reacted to racism, and most of the time, they did not disappoint. They reacted the way that I would have, given the circumstances. I did think that they should’ve protested a little bit more though.

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My favorite thing about this book was the zombies. It provided a very interesting setting for this book and also a good way to protest.  I loved the way that Jane and her friends talked about zombies and the advice that everyone gave on how to fight them. It will definitely come in handy when the zombie apocalypse shows up (because it will). I loved the way that the zombies were described. I loved the way that the characters (especially the Attendants – zombie killers). 

The plot was very intense. I didn’t want to move because I just wanted to sit there and read this amazing book. I can’t wait to read more of this book. I loved the way that the characters interacted with the problems that Justina created. The way that the problems were written made them seem insurmountable. Until Jane and her crew solved them, that is. 

All in all, I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read the next book in the series. I highly recommend this book. I got the summary from the Library of Congress. Remember to fill out my survey. You can find the link to it on my About page. Thanks for Reading!!! Have a Great Day!!! -Annalee and Buttons

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Still Life With Tornado, by A.S. King — November 7, 2018

Still Life With Tornado, by A.S. King

download (1)A talented 16-year-old artist slowly discovers the history of domestic violence behind why her brother left the family years earlier and why she suddenly cannot make art.

This book blew me away!!! A.S. King is a very talented writer and it really shows in this book. Still Life With Tornado talks about abuse, art, and hope. It reminded me of how A Thousand Perfect Notes is pitched. I loved the writing style, characters, and plot. The many Sarahs were quite amazing and I loved how snarky most of them were. I really enjoyed this book and I cannot wait to read more of A.S. King’s work.

I loved A.S. King’s writing style. It was very frank, but also quite sassy. A.S. King writes a lot about abuse and she has practically perfected it. I loved the way that A.S. King wrote with some hope so that I didn’t get too depressed with the future. A.S. King wrote the setting and the background very well and I couldn’t wait for more. She is very talented and it shows in her work. I loved how well she described the setting and how I could envision myself in the room where Sarah was and it would play out like a movie.

The characters were all so realistic. I loved all of the many Sarahs and wonder if any of the other characters that we encountered were past, present, or future selves of other characters. I think that I enjoyed Helens’ perspective over Sarah’s. It was so sarcastic, and I think that Helen was the first to face and understand everything. I was very interested in the many Sarahs. They were something that I wanted to learn more about. Sarah was very nice, but she wasn’t my favorite main character ever. I think that if the book was longer I might have liked her a little bit more.

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I really enjoyed the idea of many Sarahs, all in one place, all to help sixteen-year-old Sarah with her journey. I loved that and wanted to read more about it. I was very interested in this as it progressed and I wish that A.S. King dove into that and explained it a little bit more. Out of all the Sarahs, I think that I liked twenty-three-year-old Sarah the most. I don’t know she’s my favorite, she just is. I loved reading about the many Sarahs and wish that I could read more about them.

The plot was very interesting. I was engrossed in the story and hated every time I had to put the book down. Still Life With Tornado was a very odd book. It was not what I normally read. Still, this book managed to suck me in and make me feel for the characters and make wild guesses about the plot. I was really curious about how everyone was coping after Mexico and all of the abuse that happened in this book. That makes me want to go and read the next book in the series. If only A.S. King didn’t write stand-alone novels.

I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend all of A.S. King’s works. I got the summary from the Library of Congress. Remember to fill out my survey. You can find the link to it on my About page. Thanks for Reading!!!! Have a Great Day!!! -Annalee and Buttons

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They Both Die At The End, by Adam Silvera — November 5, 2018

They Both Die At The End, by Adam Silvera

download (1)In a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day, they will die, teenagers Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day.

This book hit me with the feels, right in the gut. And of course, when you look at the title, it’s obvious why. I loved Mr. Silvera’s writing style and how well he talked about death. All of the characters were so sweet and I loved how all of them stayed true to themselves. The plot was so well written and I loved it so so much and I can’t wait to read more of Mr. Silvera’s writing.

The writing style in this book pulled no punches. I was heartbroken and I wanted Mateo and Rufus to live (it’s not a spoiler)!!! I loved how Mr. Silvera wrote the different POVs of people that we think are unrelated to the story but then turn out to be critical. I loved the way that the story was laid out, with the different parts of the story. I was addicted to Mr. Silvera’s writing and I can’t wait to read more of his books.

The characters broke my heart!!!! In a good way, but still. I loved all of the main characters and the supporting characters. I was so invested in their story and even though I only knew them for a day, I felt like I had known Mateo and Rufus for years. I loved the way that those two interacted with each other and the supporting characters. I would love to name all of them but I don’t have the space to write about all of them and how they changed the story and my thoughts on Death.

The characters’ thoughts on Death rocked my world. Some of them accepted it and some of them fought it to the end. There was also some talk about whether there was an afterlife or not, which I thought was one of the most interesting parts of this book. I loved the way that the characters asked each other what they thought about the theories that they exchanged. I’ve actually thought about Mateo’s theory, but with a few small changes. I think that I enjoyed the fact that they could joke and laugh about death on their End Day. 

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The plot crushed me and I was so sad when they both died at the end. I was also broken-hearted because of some things that happened before Mateo and Rufus died an untimely death. I loved the way that everyone coped with their deaths, as it seemed very realistic and I understood why they were acting that way. I loved how Mr. Silvera was able to make twenty-four hours last 350 (more or less) pages. This book was very nerve-wracking for me, especially towards the end, but that was one of the many things that made this story unique. 

I loved this book so much and I highly recommend it to anyone with a soul. I got the summary from the Library of Congress. Remember to fill out my survey. You can find the link to it on my About page. Thanks for Reading!!! Have a Great Day!!! -Annalee and Buttons

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