Book Review Tuesday (4/25/17)-Gossamer

Hey everyone! I hope you guys have had an AWESOME April! I have-I mean COME ON. THE LAST JEDI TRAILER CAME OUT!!!!! *happy squealing* I got Rogue One for Easter too, and I just re-watched it on Sunday!!! *more happy squealing, followed by loud sobbing* Anyway, here is your last book of April 2017!

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Gossamer

Where do dreams and nightmares come from, and how? 

Littlest One is a tiny creature, the apprentice of Thin Elderly. Their job is to touch objects, gather memories from them, and transfer them into the waiting minds of humans in the form of dreams. Nightmares, on the other hand, are produced by Sinisteeds, dark, horse-like creatures who twist good dreams into bad.  Littlest One already shows promise-her touch is featherlight-gossamer, as Thin Elderly puts it. The humans they are assigned to are an old woman and her surrogate son, who is staying with her over the summer so he can be healed of his anger and damaged past. But little do they know, someone is watching over them, intertwining their lives in ways they could not fathom…

 

Though it was pretty short (144 pages), I loved this book! It was so sweet, imaginative, and heartwarming. There’s also a play based on it, apparently, and from the pictures I’ve seen, it looks pretty cool.

Also, on the subject of the Sinisteeds, when Lowry described them, I immdiately thought of…

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HECK YEAAAAAAAH

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS

Hehe, wonder if Pitch is behind those Sinisteeds…😈

 

Anyway, I hope you have a great rest of your day! Also, happy belated World Book Day!

Book Review Tuesday (4/18/17)-Forget Me Not

Hey everyone! I hope you had a happy Easter/Passover/whatever it is you celebrate, and a happy Spring as well! I finished this book fairly recently (something else happened on that same day, which I’ll tell you about later), and I loved it! I know I say this every single #$%*ing time, but I hope you enjoy it too. Really, I do.

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Forget Me Not

Calliope June is moving to yet another town because her mother broke up with yet another boyfriend. Calliope is sick of moving, and now she has to go to a new school. She must face the struggles of an ordinary kid and then some-she has Tourette’s syndrome. Calliope often finds it hard to control her various tics, be it humming, clapping, making faces, and occasionally frog croaking, which causes her to be the target of mean jokes and bullying. Only Jinsong, her next-door neighbor, sees her as she really is. Will Calliope truly be accepted?

 

This novel was absolutely wonderful, from the switching perspectives of Calliope and Jinsong (one was in verse, the other was normal. Cool, huh?), and the imaginative voices of both characters. Forget Me Not is a success!

 

Okay, before I go, here is the amazing thing that happened on Thursday….

I

MET

G. WILLOW WILSON!!!!!!! *fangirl sobbing*

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(my reaction in a nutshell + happy fangirl tears)

It was so amazing to meet her, and she was so nice, too! I AM NOT WORTHY *profuse bowing*

I hope you have a great Tuesday/rest of your week!

 

Book Review Tuesday (4/11/17)-The Planet Thieves

Hey everyone! I hope you’re having an awesome and bookish April so far! I’ve gotten to 94 books on my Goodreads 2017 reading challenge (don’t judge; I just read REALLY fast), and this book is one of them. I hope you enjoy!

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The Planet Thieves

Mason Stark and his fellow cadets on the spaceship SS Egypt expected their routine trip to space to be normal. But, everything goes awry when the ship is attacked by the Tremist-an alien race set on taking the planet Nori-Blue, a potential contender for human colonization. The assault leaves much of the crew and the captain of the Egypt dead, and most of the survivors captured, so Mason and those still remaining must go on a dangerous mission to save their crew-and their planet.

 

If you guys remember my reviews of Randoms (series) and Mars Evacuees, and have read one or both of them, then you’ll like this book a lot. It was definitely a very well-crafted sci-fi! There is a sequel, and I haven’t read it yet, but I probably will get to that at some point.

 

I hope you guys have a great rest of your day, and a great April (allergy season aside)!

Book Review Tuesday (4/4/17)-Some Kind of Happiness

Hey everyone! I hope you’re having a great April and had a wonderful Spring Break! I certainly did. Anyway, here’s your BRT for today!

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Some Kind of Happiness

Finley Hart has always been a little…different. She’s always in her head, writing stories of the mystical land of Everwood in her notebook. Over the summer, Finley has to stay at her grandparent’s house so her parents can work out “some problems” (that they don’t want to admit they have). But, her grandparent’s house hides a secret-Everwood exists, and it’s just behind it. She discovers that her beloved Everwood is dying, and, along with her cousins, must save it.

 

I’ll admit, I was a little suspicious of this book. I had kind of a meh experience with Foxheart (another of Claire Legrands’s novels), so I hoped that I wouldn’t have one similar to that with Some Kind of Happiness. I was not disappointed! It was a very original, magical, and imaginative book!

 

See you next time, fellow bookworms!