Book review: The opposite of falling apart by Micah Good (3 stars)

(I received an eARC from Netgalley for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

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The opposite of falling apart by Micah Good 

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance

Rating: 3/5 stars

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I related to Brennan SO MUCH because she has anxiety too and I just- I just really related because her anxiety is so similar to mine. I liked the conflict between her and Jonas, who is frustrated about his leg that he lost to a car accident.

Unfortunately, I did find it very slow paced and because of that, I was bored (I’m a bigger fan of fast paced books) by 50% and ended up speed reading through the book.

I would totally read the book Brennan is writing (the author should totally write it!)

I really found myself relating to Brennan, but the pacing threw me off so much that it didn’t manage to continue holding my attention.

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Book review: The seventh sun (The age of the seventh sun #1) by Lani Forbes (5 stars)

(I received an eARC from Edelweiss for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

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The seventh sun (The age of the seventh sun #1) by Lani Forbes 

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance

Rating: 5/5 stars

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I definitely loved the concept of this book and it gave me The selection + Empress of all seasons + Hunger games vibes.

I loved the pace and conflict, the gradual world building was really good and I didn’t feel that it was thrown onto me all at one go, but slowly introduced as I continued reading the book.

Mayana doesn’t understand the codex’s rules while Ahkin is a devout believer, this creates an interesting conflict between the characters which makes the story very interesting and it kept my attention. I actually wasn’t a fan of Yemania but Yoli was such a badass and I totally want to see more of her!

This book was very captivating and engaging, it gave me chills at the revelations and I really connected to the story and characters. It blends Aztec and Mayan history well and I really did not expect to fall in love with this story as much as I did, but I can’t wait for the next book.

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Book review: Of curses and kisses (St. Rosetta’s Academy #1) by Sandhya Menon (3.5 stars)

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Of curses and kisses (St. Rosetta’s Academy #1) by Sandhya Menon 

Genre: YA, Romance, Contemporary, Fantasy, Retelling

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

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A beauty and the beast retelling with an Indian protagonist? I’m definitely excited! The story is told in alternate POVs between Grey and Jaya.

I liked that we have Jaya, who is tired of always having to take care of her younger sister and be the responsible one while Grey keeps everyone at a distance.

This book was full of drama and conflict, which I actually enjoyed. I found it to be an interesting modern take on beauty and the beast and overall, found this book to be not back as I really enjoyed this take on the classic tale.

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Book review: The ghost bride by Yangsze Choo (4 stars)

(I received a review copy from #pansing and @definitelybooks for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)
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The ghost bride by Yangsze Choo 

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance, Historical

Rating: 4/5 stars

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This book is available at all good bookstores.

I saw that this book was going to be turned into a Netflix TV show, so when I saw an opportunity to read the book first, I definitely jumped on it! I really wanted to give it a try even though historical/ghosts aren’t my go to genres.

I love the concept of this book as the idea of Ghost weddings isn’t a foreign concept to me (I think I watched a horror movie once when I was younger?). The book is pretty slow paced, but it didn’t feel that way at all for me as I was thoroughly hooked. I’m not from Malaysia or very familiar with it, but it’s really close to Singapore and I really enjoy seeing things there that I could relate to and understand, like Laksa, Peranakan culture and the food!

I really liked the way the mystery was intertwined into the story, it kept it tense and the atmosphere eerie, keeping me alert and on my toes the entire time. Fans of Hotel del Luna and Along with the gods would definitely enjoy this book!

I really enjoyed this book as it thoroughly kept my attention and I enjoyed reading it!

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Book review: The upside of falling by Alex Light (3.5 stars)

(I received an eARC from Edelweiss for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

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The upside of falling by Alex Light

Genre: YA, Romance, Contemporary

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

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This book gave me To all the boys I’ve loved before vibes and had the fake dating trope as well! The story is told in alternate POVs between Becca and Brett. I found this book pretty fast paced.

The break up was definitely heartbreaking, but another scene at the bridge after that was so much more heartbreaking, you might as well have tossed me over that bridge into the water too.

I liked the start but disliked the middle, but then liked the last 40%, my heart was pretty confused throughout this book, but it was not bad. I liked that it had a nice resolution with a realistic take on love.

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