February Wrap Up

I cannot believe another month is gone already, and with it almost all the promises for cold days (*suffers in silence*).

I have to admit i’m a little disappointed on myself, my book buying ban is over, yet i haven’t bought a book since. I need inspiration, which books should i buy next?

Any recommendations are happily welcome.

So this month i read 4 books and a lot of fanfiction. Like, seriously i read so many fanfics i cannot believe it myself.

Anyway, i enjoy everything i read pretty much. So now let me share with you the books i read on February.

We Are the Ants

We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson [5♥]

OMG, i don’t really have words to describe the way i feel about the book right now.

The story is about Henry, a teenager that has been abducted by aliens since he was 13 and now they gave him an ultimatum, life on earth will be destroyed, but he has the power to decide if it’s worth to be saved.

An absolute amazing plot, with a lot of lovable character and a relatable narrator in many ways. This book will be for sure one of my favorite readings of the year. I wrote full review for this book, you can find it here.

Things I Should Have Known

Things I Should Have Known by Clare LaZebnik [3.25♥]

I’m still not a 100% sure on how to feel about this book.

The story is about a girl that tries to get her autistic sister a boyfriend so she wouldn’t feel so alone.

Though i enjoyed it some, i’m not sure how much i liked it… i mean it was an easy read and easy going but, i had so many questions about it.

I wrote a review for this book, and i wanted to post it, but i’m still changing and trying to make an opinion on the book, so it is still sitting in my notebook. Maybe i’ll be posting it next week and you can decide for yourself.

The book will be released at the end of the month, i got the arc from netgalley.

Dumplin' (Dumplin', #1)

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy [3.5♥]

This book is about a self-proclaimed fat girl and how the body where she always felt home in, suddenly isn’t as comfortable as it used to be and the lengths she’ll go to feel okay with herself again.

So, i’m not sure how to feel about this book. I have a lot of feelings about the story and the characters and not all of them are good. I mean… it had its sweet moments, but i don’t know, i’m not sure i would recommend it to people.

We Are Okay

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour [4.25♥]

This book made me so emotional. I just can’t, okay. I adored the main character, Marin, so freaking much. The story was nothing as i expected and that made it so much better. I loved and enjoyed every moment i spent reading this. I hope to read more by the author pretty soon because her writing was beautiful.

I recently posted my review for the book, you can find it here.

Well, that was pretty much what i read this February, if you wanna know the names of the fanfictions i read, just let me know.

have a great month!

Clemence.

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

We Are OkayWe Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Genre: YA, GLBT.
Pages: 240
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Rating: 4.25 stars

Synopsis: You go through life thinking there’s so much you need…

Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother.

Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend, Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit, and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.

My opinion on the book:

I jumped into the book without knowing anything about it or the writer, i just wanted to immerse myself as much as possible in the book without a previous idea of what could it be about.

It was a great idea. I stumbled upon a very interesting story with lovable character and amazing writing.

The book is a bitter-sweet tale about how life changes not only because of stuff we are expecting to happen (like leaving for college) but also because life is so much bigger than what we think and see of it.

I adored the story. The main character, Marin, was an incredibly sweet character and narrator. I could feel the pain she was feeling through her words. I think the author made a great job creating the voice of the narrator.

There aren’t many characters in the book, and not all of them are fully developed (obviously), but the most important one are three-dimensional and come to life in the best way possible.

I enjoyed a lot the writing style of the author. It was soft and poetic and it suited the narrator very much. This was the first book i read by Nina LaCour, but i believe i’ll be reading more of her books because it was absolutely fantastic (so if you have one that you think i should start with, please tell me).

The book made me really melancholic and i went through a lot of emotions while reading it, i laughed and cried, smiled and felt really sad.

It was an extremely enjoyable reading and the emotions it made me feel were very real.

I would like to recommend this book to pretty much everyone, especially to those looking for a heart-warming, bitter-sweet story about friendship, loss, love & family.