Sunday, August 31, 2014

Stacking the Shelves #100 (!!!) & the Weekly-Wrap-Up!

This bookish meme tells the blogosphere what all we borrowed, bought, and received for review. It's hosted over at Tynga's Reviews.

Bought:
Between the Spark and the Burn (Between, #2)
 Between the Spark and the Burn by April Genevieve Tucholke

This was my number one book on my Top Ten Tuesday of books I want desperately but don't yet have this week... I guess they heard my cries because it came the next day lol

Library: 
 Asylum (Asylum, #1)The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)
Asylum by Madeleine Roux
The Maze Runner by James Dashner

I've heard this author is really cool, so I'm going to try and give this one a try!
Got this one to read before the movie of course!

For review: 
Not in the Script (If Only . . . #3)Party Games: A Fear Street Novel
Not in the Script by Amy Finnergan
Party Games by R.L. Stine 
(Oh my childhood!) 

&...........
I have this thing where I get into a book hangover after reading something really good... And after Isla, nothing was just AMAZING and I couldn't find anything to hold my interest... So I always try to go back to a favorite author I was going to grab a book of her's off my shelf, but this showed up:
Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout

If you know me, you know that Armentrout can cure any book hangover, reading slump, or blogging slump I'm in. I always reach for something of hers when I'm in a foul mood because it ALWAYS works! I can't wait to finish this and rave about how amazing it is! 

Weekly Wrap-Up

Tuesday 08/24/14: Top 10 Tuesday: Books I really want to read but don't have yet
Wednesday 08/20/14: My WoW featuring The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige
Thursday 08/21/14: My DNF review of I Want it That Way by Ann Aguirre
Saturday 08/16/14: My DNF review of Starry Night by Isabel Gillies

This week clearly wasn't the best for reads, but I just haven't been in the mood. Especially with school starting back up. I just haven't been my usual self. Here's to hoping this week is better!

What went on at your blog this week?


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Starry Night by Isabel Gillies

ARC, 327 pages
Release Date: September 2, 2014
Published by: HarperTeen
Stand-alone
Source: ATWAT
For fans of: Magic, Romance, YA 

     Sometimes one night can change everything. On this particular night, Wren and her three best friends are attending a black-tie party at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate the opening of a major exhibit curated by her father. An enormous wind blasts through the city, making everyone feel that something unexpected and perhaps wonderful will happen. And for Wren, that something wonderful is Nolan. With his root-beer-brown Michelangelo eyes, Nolan changes the way Wren’s heart beats. In Isabel Gillies's Starry Night, suddenly everything is different. Nothing makes sense except for this boy. What happens to your life when everything changes, even your heart? How much do you give up? How much do you keep?
 

*MY THOUGHTS*

     To say I'm disappointed is an understatement. I was so excited for this one because y'all know I LOVE me a story that heavily relies on the romance. But this one just didn't cut it. It seemed really young and the writing style was not very good either.
     I found myself constantly having to remind myself that they were so young. Only because they were 15. And the writing style made them seem wayyyyy younger than that. The things they did (and when I say "they", I mean the three girls plus the parents) all bothered me. I wanted nothing more than to say GROW UP. 
     Then i didn't like that there was SO much back story. Some things I don't think HAD to be in there.It just made it extra long. I'm all for details and knowing everything, but sometimes too much fluff is just too much fluff. And bouncing around to all the different times in her life was just too much for me. It just seemed like there was way too much going on.
     Last but not least, the writing style just wasn't for me. I guess I should've known when I saw in the synopsis "root-beer-brown Michelangelo eyes", but I gave it a chance anyways. But unfortunately, it didn't get any better. Like on page 26 when I read "She's a prodigy- a Mozart of mozzarella." anddddd it just got worse. I didn't want to continue after I saw that it was that bad. I made it to page 130 and I just couldn't do it anymore. 
     This book disappointed me, but at the same time, it may not be that way for you. I can see that this is a highly anticipated book for so many people, so don't hesitate to give it a try! 
Overall, I give this


Friday, August 29, 2014

Follow Friday: Which book character would you trade places with?

Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee’s View & Alison Can Read.    

The goal is to increase blog followers and make friends. Basically how it works is you follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. So looking forward to making new blogging friends & following blogs!

tell us about a book CHARACTER that you'd trade places with!
The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)
     Well since I've only read this collection of novellas, I'm hoping this is a good choice lol I know towards the end it's not so great, but at the same time, I'm ready to take the risk. I know she's kick ass and she knows how to wield a sword. Plus, she lives in a world where there was fairies and magic and I just think that's cool!

Who would you trade places with from a book?!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre

e-ARC, 352 pages
Release Date: August 26, 2014
Published by: Harlequin HQN
2B, #1
Source: NetGalley
For fans of: Romance, Realistic Fiction, New Adult, Take Me Away After Dark, Chick-lit, Contemporary Romance, DNF, 

     Nadia Conrad has big dreams, and she's determined to make them come true—for her parents' sake as well as her own. But between maintaining her college scholarship and working at the local day care to support herself, she barely has time to think, let alone date. Then she moves into a new apartment and meets the taciturn yet irresistible guy in 1B….
     Daniel Tyler has grown up too fast. Becoming a single dad at twenty turned his life upside down—and brought him heartache he can't risk again. Now, as he raises his four-year-old son while balancing a full-time construction management job and night classes, a social life is out of the question. The last thing he wants is for four noisy students to move into the apartment upstairs. But one night, Nadia's and Ty's paths cross, and soon they can't stay away from each other.
     The timing is all wrong—but love happens when it happens. And you can't know what you truly need until you stand to lose it.
 

TAKE ME AWAY...

AFTER DARK!

*This book is part of the new adult contemporary romance genre! It is more mature than both YA. I have featured it in Take Me Away... After Dark as a way to feature the few Adult and New Adult titles I am beginning to read!"  

*MY THOUGHTS*

     So when I first saw the title of this I HAD to get my hands on it. I was SO EXCITED to read this because I actually grew up when boy bands were popular so I know ALL about the Backstreet Boys! And so of course, I had to have this one.
     But unfortunately this one wasn't my cup of tea. Maybe I was thinking about it too hard or something, but it just wasn't what I expected. For starters, the writing was terribly choppy. I kept having to go back and re-read passages to make sure I didn't leave a part out. I was really confused a lot of the time. And then to say I DNF'ed this around 47%, the "L-word" had already been thrown around as well. I just didn't really understand how things between them could escalate so quickly. Especially with a certain someone else in the picture. 
     And then I didn't really care about their relationship that much. They just didn't seem to connect with me or each other. Nadia seemed very naieve and Tyler seemed way too mature to be with a college student. They just didn't fit right to me. What bothered me the most though, was the use of the "f-word." Now I know that it comes up a lot in people's vocabulary nowadays, but still, let's say sex ok? Because saying "I want to f*ck you so bad it hurts every three pages was getting tiresome. At least find another expression. Hell say "I want to jump your bones." *shrugs*
     Overall, I was super excited about this, but it turned out as not a "me" book. I've seen some other bloggers out there that have actually enjoyed it, I'm gonna tell y'all this: Just because it wasn't for me doesn't mean you won't like it. I'm still going to (try to) read the second book in this series so don't hesitate to give this one a try!
Overall, I give this

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: 8/27/14

This bookish meme tells the blogosphere what we're waiting patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) for! It's hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine!

The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die, #2)

     In this dark, high-octane sequel to the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die, Amy Gumm must do everything in her power to kill Dorothy and free Oz.
     To make Oz a free land again, Amy Gumm was given a mission: remove the Tin Woodman’s heart, steal the Scarecrow’s brain, take the Lion’s courage, and then Dorothy must die....
     But Dorothy still lives. Now the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked has vanished, and mysterious Princess Ozma might be Amy’s only ally. As Amy learns the truth about her mission, she realizes that she’s only just scratched the surface of Oz’s past—and that Kansas, the home she couldn't wait to leave behind, may also be in danger. In a place where the line between good and evil shifts with just a strong gust of wind, who can Amy trust—and who is really Wicked?

Published by: HarperCollins
Expected Release Date: March 30, 2015

Why I'm Waiting: The first book in this series Dorothy Must Die was fantastically creepy (especially the scarecrow) and I am super excited to see what else Paige has up her sleeve for Amy and Dorothy. I'm excited to see how Amy will take on each Dorothy and her friends. Plus, let's look at this cover. Just as gorgeous as the first one. 

What are you waiting on this week?
Will you be waiting on this one with me?!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Top 10 Books I Really Want to Read but Don't Own Yet!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the BookishEach week we will post a new Top Ten list. Everyone is welcome to join.   

This week's topic is:
 Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books I Really Want to Read but Don't Own Yet!

Between the Spark and the Burn (Between, #2)
1. Between the Spark and Burn by April Tucholke: It's on it's way to me, but it just hasn't gotten here yet. I'm trying so hard to be patient, but it's SO HARD.

The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #3)
2. The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin: The Mara Dyer series in all it's twisted glory is one of my favorite series. I love all the twists and thrilling things that happen in this series. I cannot wait to have this final copy in my hands this fall. I've pre-ordered a signed one with all the fancy stuff! I can't wait to have it!

Stay with Me (Wait for You, #3)
3. Stay With Me by J. Lynn: I NEED THIS BOOK. Like yesterday. I can't wait to see what adventures in love Calla goes through. I can bet I will be a "little sick" and won't be able to make it in to work when this is finally released! This one comes out next month and I couldn't be more excited. I've got it pre-ordered already! 

I'll Meet You There
4. I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios: As y'all know, I'm a bit of a fan girl when it comes to Demetrios! I LOVED Something Real and I can only imagine this one will be just as good! Can't wait to see what it's all about! I've seen only a couple ARC's of this one (like maybe one) but I was so jealous I couldn't even express my jealousy.

Killer Instinct (The Naturals, #2)
5. Killer Instinct by Jennier Lynn Barnes: The first book in this series was super cool! It read a little like Criminal Minds (which is my favorite show ever) and it has these teens with really cool powers. Definitely something I can't wait to get my hands on! There were only a couple ARC's for this that I've seen, but every time I see one, I want to beg the owner to let me borrow it for a few days lol 

Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5)
6. Fairest by Marissa Meyer: If you had ANY doubt that this would be on my list, you really don't know me. The Lunar Chronicles are part of my favorite series and I would give anything to have this book in my hands. Soooo.... what do you say Feiwel & Friends? Need an extra foot or two around the office??? I'll trade you! lol 

The Return (Titan, #1)
7. The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout: Everyone knows I wasn't a huge fan of Seth, but I WAS a huge fan of Aiden the Covenant series.... So when I heard it was going to be more from that world, but from a different angle, I KNEW I would love it! Let's hope I start to understand all his crazy more! I know some people got this at BEA, and I am extremely jelly!

Hook's Revenge (Hook's Revenge, #1)
8. Hook's Revenge by Heidi Schulz: I heard about this one when it didn't even have a cover and before I even knew it was an MG. I REALLY can't wait for this re-telling. I'm pretty sure this will be the only Peter Pan book I've read this year that I will actually like. Plus, look at that cover! So freakin pretty! I'm just waiting on my pre-order to FINALLY come in!  

The Start of Me and You
9. The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord: Open Road Summer was really good and I can't wait to see what else she has up her sleeve. And it sounds like an amazing romance. And we all know how I LOVE the swoons! I've seen ARC's for this one already and I am so jealous! 

All Broke Down (Rusk University, #2)
10. All Broke Down by Cora Carmack: With football season coming back around, I NEED more football books in my life. Especially football books with hot football boys. I've seen e-ARC's floating around already and I am extremely jealous! 

What books do you want desperately but don't have yet?!
(In ARC or hardcover!!!)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Beyond the Book: Isla and the Happily Ever After


This bookish feature is an original by me! I had the epiphany for this the other day when I was writing out my 15 bookish confessions. (See #7) A lot of times I like to go "beyond the book" and do something that will connect me with the book and characters a little more. It will pop up on Mondays! Be on the look out for which books caught my eye and made me go beyond just reading it! 



“Phones are distracting. The internet is distracting.The way he looked at you? He wasn't distracted. He was consumed.” 


     My original Beyond the Book post was going to be about me and the boyfriend and my own happily ever after, but another (more well known blogger) beat me to it, so I went with something else that is pretty cool too. 
     The majority of this book was written with them in Paris, France. Paris is one of the places I love reading about because I want to visit there so bad. One day I WILL make it happen. And the first place I want to visit? You guessed it, Ponte Vecchio.
     Ponte Vecchio is basically the Love Lock bridge. The legend says if you and your significant other makes a lock, clips it to the bridge, and throws the key into the Arno River below, your love will last forever. It's named as one of the most romantic places in the entire world. It's known by so many people that people are mimicking the bridge and making some of their own right here in the United States.
     I can picture so many of my favorite characters going out to this bridge. Especially Josh and Isla. With Josh being an artist I imagine him drawing those locks or those couples as they lock their lock to the bridge. I bet those pictures would be gorgeous. And for him to be such a romantic, I knew that this would be something he would love. And of course with Isla being so amazed that they're finally together, I'm sure this would melt her little heart. 
     I am a huge believer of a lot of things so this bridge means a lot to me. Even though I've never been. I think it's so sweet of all these couples to go out there and hope to keep their love alive forever. I really hope that with each other they all find their "happily ever after." 


Have you ever visited Ponte Vecchio?
Would you like to visit Ponte Vecchio?
Any other fictional places that you would send your favorite fictional couples on dates? 


Have you ever had such a connection with a book that you had to go beyond just reading it? 

Join me on Mondays with Beyond the Book! 

Ghost House by Alexandra Adornetto

ARC, 314 pages
Release Date: August 26, 2014
Published by: Harlequin Teen
The Ghost House Saga, #1
Source: ATWT
For fans of: Paranormal, Horror, DNF


From the New York Times bestselling author of Halo comes the start of a beautiful and powerful new series.
     After the loss of her mother, Chloe Kennedy starts seeing the ghosts that haunted her as a young girl again. Spending time at her grandmother's country estate in the south of England is her chance to get away from her grief and the spirits that haunt her. Until she meets a mysterious stranger…
     Alexander Reade is 157 years dead, with secrets darker than the lake surrounding Grange Hall and a lifelike presence that draws Chloe more strongly than any ghost before. But the bond between them awakens the vengeful spirit of Alexander's past love, Isobel. And she will stop at nothing to destroy anyone who threatens to take him from her.
     To stop Isobel, Chloe must push her developing abilities to their most dangerous limits, even if it means losing Alex forever… and giving the hungry dead a chance to claim her for their own.
 

*MY THOUGHTS*

     After reading all the reviews on the Halo series, I was a little skeptical about reading this one. But with the ghostly twist, it seemed that this one would be interesting at the very least. And it was, but not past the synopsis. 
     In the synopsis we're basically told everything right away. The only thing that's left out is the identity of the "sinister spirit" that's after Chloe. And let me tell you, it's quite obvious who it is since the spirit she meets is a guy. I knew who it was right away. In short, this book is definitely predictable. There are a few other plot twists that occur, but I called those from a mile away as well.
     Then there's the writing style.... Now I'm the first to say I love details and I love how real they make everything, but at the same time, there is just too much sometimes. And this was one of those times. The amount of unnecessary details in this turned me off of the book. I found myself skimming over the details because the extra ones just got in the way. Without all those extra words I'm sure a good amount could've been chopped off this book.
     I also didn't like the amount of repetitiveness. With all of the extra details you would think that everything would only have to be said once..... Wrong. Throughout the book I think it was mentioned that she was the only one in her family about four times. And that's only from the part that I DID read. It just got annoying after awhile. 
     I was a little upset about not liking this because I haven't read a ghost book that I absolutely loved since Hereafter and that was about 3 years ago. Maybe it's time I just give up on them.... In other words, I'm not sure I'll be finishing this series. If I do, it'll be to just skim it and see what other ghosts will arrive at her grandmother's manor.
Overall, I give this

DNF@ pg. 175

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Stacking the Shelves #99 & the Weekly Wrap-Up!

This bookish meme tells the blogosphere what all we borrowed, bought, and received for review. It's hosted over at Tynga's Reviews.

Bought:
Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)

(The bookstore sent me the wrong Anna and said they can't refund it because they are out of the new ones so they can't send me a replacement.... Now I just have an entire set that doesn't match -___-)

For review:
Divinity
Divinity by Michelle Johnson

Weekly Wrap-Up

Tuesday 08/19/14: Top 10 Tuesday: Top 10 Books People Have Been Telling me I HAVE to read!
Wednesday 08/20/14: My WoW featuring Wild by Sophie Jordan
Thursday 08/21/14: My 4 Star Review of Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins! 
Friday 08/22/14: Follow Friday: Which books would make a better tv show than a movie?
Saturday 08/16/14: My 5 Star Review of If I Stay (the movie)


What went on at your blog this week?

Saturday, August 23, 2014

If I Stay (The Movie)

PG-13, 106 minutes
Release Date: August 22, 2014

     Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined.

*MY THOUGHTS*

       Way back when, when I first read this book, I was new to blogging and still trying to figure out which books people wanted to see on my blog. This book kept popping up so I decided to give it a try. Now, I cringe looking at my review from way back then, because I didn't do the book justice. Like at all. And oddly, even with some reviewing years under my belt, I feel like I won't do the movie justice either. It was just that good. 
     To get it out of the way, I will applaud them on how close they stayed to the book. There were some things different, but I think they were used to help the story in case they don't make the sequel. (But I'm PRAYING they do!) Well that's what I think anyways. But I really did like how close they made it. And to top it off, my favorite scene from the book made it into the movie so I was extremely excited. That's really all that I was hoping for. (If you're wondering, my favorite scene is what he said to her after Halloween...) 
     I also liked how they kept music as such a big part of the both of their lives. (I'm pretty sure it wouldn't have been the same without it.)  It was what brought them together in the movie and ultimately what kept them together. It helped make the story beautiful. Even my boyfriend enjoyed the music. He said that was one soundtrack he didn't mind me buying and listening to. He'll never understand the love Mia and I shared with classical (I play the flute if you didn't know...) music, but he does understand that music can connect even people that are opposites. Which is why he ended up liking the movie. He understood that even though their tastes were different, they were still very similar in some ways. 
     Lastly, all the acotrs were amazing.  played the hell out of Mia. It felt so raw and real. And just like everyone else, I was moved to tears by all that she went through. And each time she hit the floor or even just when she was playing, I was in TEARS. And then Jamie Blackley as Adam?... YES. So much YES. He fit the bill and the singing was so amazing. They played their characters so well, it was as if they were really in love and Adam was really asking her to fight. It was so emotional. I was a wreck in the theater. 
     But to be honest, that was my favorite part. The emotion. There were so many old people (like my mom's age and older... but don't say I called her old), some younger adults, some adults my age, and even some small children in there. It seemed that a lot of them had no idea it was based on a novel and that it was going to be so sad. All around the theater I heard sniffles and even a gasp out of someone else. (I promise it wasn't me!)  It made me happy to see that people were so engrossed in it. As for me, I was crying, but trying to do so silently. I couldn't even take a picture  afterwards because I did NOT want to be all over Instagram with a pink nose and a huge wad of tissues. 
     All that's left to say is 'Congrats on a job well done Gayle Forman.' You definitely deserve it! The movie, acting, and emotions were all phenomenal. I look forward to your new novel and really anything else you do. 
Overall, I give this

Friday, August 22, 2014

Follow Friday: Tv vs the Movies!

Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee’s View & Alison Can Read.    

The goal is to increase blog followers and make friends. Basically how it works is you follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. So looking forward to making new blogging friends & following blogs!

what book/series do you think would make a better tv show than a movie?

Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend (Broken Hearts & Revenge, #1)Blackbird
     I would definitely watch a tv shw based on Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn!  It would be filled with laughs and back stabbing and super juicy gossip. Pretty much like ALL tv shows nowadays involving teens smh lol To get my suspense kick, I would also love to watch a tv show like Blackbird. (Out 9/16/2014!) With her going through so much and having her actually doing it, I'm sure it would keep anyone on the edge of their seat and ready to see what happens next! 

What books do you think would make a better tv show than a movie?
What do you think of my picks?!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Hardcover, 339 pages
Release Date: August 14, 2014
Published by: Dutton
Anna and the French Kiss, #3
Source: Bought (Pre-Ordered)
For fans of: Romance, Hot Literary Guys, LOL, Feels, Chick-lit, Tear Jerkers

     From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever. Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and Étienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.
 

*MY THOUGHTS*

     From Anna and the French Kiss, to Lola and the Boy Next Door, Stephanie Perkins has not disappointed me. I wasn't expecting this one to be any different. And of course I was right. While Anna is still my favorite, Isla plays a very close second. 
"To be good at anything you have to practice.' 'Do you wanna practice on me?"
pg. 7
     I know this has become the running saying with this novel, but it's the truth. I saw a little of myself in Isla. I swear I'm just as much as awkward and weird as she is. And then there was the way she was so hard on herself. I know for a fact that I do that. Maybe not towards the same things, but I am hard on myself. I could understand where she was coming from. Because of this she seemed like such a relate-able character. She really felt so real.
"Thank you slutty funnel."
pg. 10
     As for Josh, let me pause and physically swoon. *SWOON SWOON SWOON* You guys, he is the epitome of sweet, romantic, and any other cutesy adjective that you can think of. I LOVED him. And all because of the way he loved Isla. I'm not sure how someone else missed it, because it was glaringly obvious. I've never seen a boy cry as much as I saw read about him crying. And I loved it because it felt so genuine. Joah, just like Isla, felt so utterly real. 
"Listen I like you and you like me, so let's go find a secluded park and touch each other'."
pg. 61
     I also loved the two of them together. They both have "ugly sides" that they didn't want the other to see, but at the same time, who really wants to show someone those parts? They always try to keep those away from people as long as they can. Which makes them even more realistic. And the insecurities and jealousy are real life emotions that people in relationships feel all the time. Their relationship seemed just as real as they did. I also want to send a thank you to Perkins. Thank you for making them use protection. It is proven now that using it won't mess up the flow or ruin the mood or anything like that. It's more realistic and it's helping teens that read this understand that they must be safe. 
"Back up, back up, back up. 'You always liked me?' 'A super smart hot girl who reads comics? You were definitely on my radar.'"
pg. 97
     What I loved most about this book though, was the way it brought oiut my emotions. I laughed at Lola so hard in the beginning for all that she did in front of Josh at Kismet. And then I was SMITTEN with Josh when he was finally introduced. And then I was taken with him even more because he was so sweet with Isla. And then I felt a little of the same jealousy when she read THE GRAPHIC NOVEL. And then I was a little upset with Isla after blowing things out of proportions. In short, everything about this novel either made me sigh with contented happiness or feel like I got punched in the gut. By the end, I was teary eyed and read the part about his "edited version" three times because it was hard seeing through my bleary eyes. 
"I've always thought the best relationships are those that are as happy and content in silence as they are in action'."
pg. 154
     And of course it was a pleasure to revisit the old characters: Anna, St. Clair, Lola, and Cricket. Even Calliope makes an apperance. I thought that was pretty cool. And the events that happen when they all appear made me love this book even more. I couldn't even say anything. I just found myself in shock. I loved that Perkins was able to tie everything together and give everyone exactly what they needed: A Happily Ever After. 
"You [can't] lose anything you haven't already lost."
pg. 303
     When a book contains relate-able characters and can make my emotions go into a full on roller coaster ride, that's how I know it was a hit with me. And this one, just like it's predecessors was definitely a hit. Thank you Stephanie Perkins for creating such real life romances with Anna, Lola, and Isla. I look forward to more of your novels in the future.
Overall, I give this