Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #198: Everything, Everything

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.

Everything, Everything
By: Nicola Yoon
Release Date: September 1, 2015

"This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a girl who's literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she's ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more. 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 with Olly. It's almost certainly going to be a disaster." (Summary from

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Paper Towns Movie Trailer

Paper Towns Movie Trailer

Paper Towns
By: John Green
Movie Release Date: July 24, 2015
Buy the Book: Amazon - B&N

I am so excited for this movie! I love the book and I think the trailer looks great!

What do you think?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #197: Like it Never Happened

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.

Like It Never Happened
By: Emily Adrian
Release Date:  June 2, 2015

"When Rebecca Rivers lands the lead in her school’s production of The Crucible, she gets to change roles in real life, too. She casts off her old reputation, grows close with her four rowdy cast-mates, and kisses the extremely handsome Charlie Lamb onstage. Even Mr. McFadden, the play’s critical director, can find no fault with Rebecca. Though “The Essential Five” vow never to date each other, Rebecca can’t help her feelings for Charlie, leaving her both conflicted and lovestruck. But the on and off-stage drama of the cast is eclipsed by a life-altering accusation that threatens to destroy everything…even if some of it is just make believe" (Summary from

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #196: The Trouble With Destiny

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.

The Trouble With Destiny
By: Lauren Morrill
Release Date: December 8, 2015

"It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey... With her trusty baton and six insanely organized clipboards, drum major Liza Sanders is about to take Destiny by storm—the boat, that is. When Liza discovered that her beloved band was losing funding, she found Destiny, a luxury cruise ship complete with pools, midnight chocolate buffets, and a $25,000 spring break talent show prize. Liza can’t imagine senior year without the band, and nothing will distract her from achieving victory. She’s therefore not interested when her old camp crush, Lenny, shows up on board, looking shockingly hipster-hot. And she’s especially not interested in Russ, the probably-as-dumb-as-he-is-cute prankster jock whose ex, Demi, happens be Liza’s ex–best friend and leader of the Athenas, a show choir that’s the band’s greatest competition. But it’s not going to be smooth sailing. After the Destiny breaks down, all of Liza’s best-laid plans start to go awry. Liza likes to think of herself as an expert at almost everything, but when it comes to love, she’s about to find herself lost at sea." (Summary from

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #195: Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between

By: Jennifer E. Smith
Release Date: September 1, 2015

"On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan only have one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they'll retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. The night will lead them to friends and family, familiar landmarks and unexpected places, hard truths and surprising revelations. But as the clock winds down and morning approaches, so does their inevitable goodbye. The question is, will it be goodbye for now or goodbye forever?" (Summary from

Monday, March 2, 2015

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

My Heart and Other Black Holes
By: Jasmine Warga
Released: February 10, 2015
Source: Edelweiss
Purchase the Book: Amazon
*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

"Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness. There’s only one problem: she’s not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel’s convinced she’s found her solution: a teen boy with the username FrozenRobot (aka Roman) who’s haunted by a family tragedy is looking for a partner.  Even though Aysel and Roman have nothing in common, they slowly start to fill in each other’s broken lives. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together. Except that Roman may not be so easy to convince." (Summary from

I liked My Heart and Other Black Holes. The writing was beautiful and I found myself writing down quite a few quotes.

My Heart and Other Black Holes is about Aysel who wants to commit suicide, but she doesn't have the courage to go through with it. When she turns to a website for help, she finds a suicide partner. As Aysel and Roman make their plans and count down the days, Aysel begins to question whether she still wants to go through with it or not. 

Aysel and Roman were both interesting and complex characters. They both have these really complicated pasts and are feeling absolutely lost. Aysel and Roman have so much in common, but they still are so different from each other too. Aysel is struggling to cope with the crime that her father committed. It all happened so quick and she suddenly had to go live with her mom and half siblings. It also doesn't help that wherever she goes in town she is faced with the reminders. Then there is Roman who is struggling to live with so much guilt. I would have liked to see Roman developed a bit more.

The plot immediately grabbed my attention and held it until the end. I quickly became invested in these characters and wanted to know what would happen. As much as I liked that the plot took place over the span of a month, I did think that it felt rushed at times. I wanted to see some things developed more. I also found it to be really predictable after just a few chapters. 

Overall I liked My Heart and Other Black Holes. It is essentially a story about finding someone that can relate to you.

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