Hello everyone! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Hope Nation. Read on to hear my full thoughts on this essay collection! 2018 seems to be the year of YA anthologies, and I’ve been particularly looking forward to Hope Nation. This collection is comprised of essays by some of the most well-known voices in YA lit about moments that gave them hope, what hope means to them, and how to pass hope on to the next generation of readers and humans. It’s a varied mix of essays: some are five pages; some are twenty-five. Some are about specific moments; some are about abstract ideas. Many of them address identity and life as a marginalized person in some way. […]
Author: Nicola Yoon
I’ll admit, after seeing subpar reviews of this anthology from reviewers I trust, I was quite hesitant when I cracked open this book. However, overall, I ended up enjoying these short stories much more than expected! I’ve been pretty disappointed by YA anthologies recently, but Meet Cute definitely surprised me in a good way. My average rating for the stories was 3.5, so I’ve rated the overall anthology 3.5 stars to reflect that (although I rounded up to a 4 stars on Goodreads, because I really did love the stories I enjoyed from this collection). I appreciated that quite a few stories in this collection featured LGBTQIAP+ rep (although I do reeeeeaaalllly wish there had been some ace rep, considering […]
Follow my blog with Bloglovin Although I have yet to read Nicola Yoon’s debut novel, Everything, Everything, I have been anticipating the release of The Sun Is Also a Star since I first heard about it. I had high hopes going in, and I was not disappointed. I’m not normally a fan of stories that involve instalove in any capacity, but Yoon made the trope work. This book was just so dang CUTE. The main plotline takes place over the course of one day in New York City– a day that happens to be our female protagonist, Natasha’s, last day in the United States, as her family has been living in the country illegally for nine years and is being […]
Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. It’s a feature where we show off one of our most anticipated reads of the year. Where we tend to add more books to your never-ending TBR. madalyn’s waiting on why i’m waiting I’ve heard the most amazing things about this book! I’ve been prioritizing reading #ownvoices novels in 2016, and this sounds like an excellent one. I’m interested to read from the perspective of a character whose family is in danger of being deported. This is a very real issue that many teens in this country face, and I think it’s a discussion that needs to be had in YA lit. I also LOVE books that take place over a […]
Waiting on Wednesday Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. It’s a feature where we show-off one of our most anticipated reads of the year. Where we tend to add more books to your never-ending TBR. Why am I waiting? I cannot wait for this book because I really enjoyed Nicola’s first book, Everything Everything. I really enjoy her writing and I think this book is going to even outshine her first. *fingers crossed* What are you guys waiting for?
I normally don’t write a spoiler review, and by normally, I mean EVER. But, there’s no way for me to express my thoughts on this book without doing so. So, just in case the title of this post wasn’t clear enough for you. BEWARE: SPOILERS AHEAD. THEY WILL NOT BE MARKED, CONTINUE AT YOUR OWN RISK. There, now that we got that out of the way, let’s get down to talking about this book. I’m going to do this a little different than my normal reviews to make it easier on myself because I’m so torn on this book. On one hand I really liked it, and on the other, there were so many inconsistencies that I just can’t seem […]
My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love […]