Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla

I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I loved this book! I thought it was a super cute retelling of Beauty and the Beast! I loved that the “Beast” was actually a girl in this book. While I, of course, did not like the reason that Bettina was a “beast”, I’m glad that the author did not focus much on it. I loved that Beau gave Bett a real chance and that he grew to know and like her without anyone else’s input. He even ignored the input of others and … Continue reading Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla

Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly

So I’ll be honest, I never knew that the original Grimm fairytale of Cinderella involved the stepsisters cutting off part of their feet in order to make the glass slipper fit. So when this book started off that way, it was quite a bit of a shock. I started off hesitant while reading this book. I had a hard time reconciling it with the Disney version of Cinderella that everyone knows. But I’m glad I kept going. Watching Isabell grow into the woman that she was meant to be and not the woman that her mother wanted her to be, … Continue reading Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly

The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy

“…being brave doesn’t mean that you aren’t afraid of anything. Just that the fear doesn’t stop you from fighting for something you believe in.” I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review: 🌟🌟🌟 Thank you, NetGalley! When the book started, I immediately thought…okay, another dystopian end-of-world type of book. And while, yes this is a good way to classify it, it was also different than others that I have read. I loved the way the Gifted’s Gifts worked and how their gifts could vary from person to person, even within the skill they had. … Continue reading The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy

Almost Interesting by David Spade

“FYI, this book is not that serious. This is meant to be read when super bored, then forgotten fifteen minutes later. It could be read cover-to-cover during one medium-to-severe case of diarrhea.” Well one thing is for sure, David Spade was right, this book was not that serious…this audiobook was hilarious! And it was not forgotten 15 minutes later. I knew of David Spade only from his role in Rules of Engagement where I thought he was hilarious. I saw this book on Audible, and when I saw Spade was the narrator…I had to try it. And I’m so glad … Continue reading Almost Interesting by David Spade

The Imposters by Scott Westerfeld

I loved reading Scott Westerfeld’s series Uglies and the Midnighters when I was younger. When I saw The Imposters at Target, I knew I had to give it a try. Especially when I saw it was an autographed copy! I had no idea this was going to be set in a time after Tally Underwood from the Uglies series. The dynamics between Frey and Rafia, Rafia and their father, Frey and their father, Frey and Col, and Frey and the world are incredible. The way that Scott Westerfeld set the twins up and the depth he used for Frey was amazing. … Continue reading The Imposters by Scott Westerfeld

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

“Wicked is Good”. Concluding book 2, Teresa makes this simple announcement that she has actually made before. “WICKED is good” Are they though? So far, I would definitely say the organization is not good by any means, although they seem to have good intentions, going by the philosophy of “the ends justify the means”. After seeing so many of their friends die, and the trials and hazards they have had to go through, why is Teresa so convinced of this? As with The Maze Runner ,  I read, actually, listened to The Scorch Trials by audiobook during my commute. While at … Continue reading The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

The Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz

Growing up, I was never that big into the Disney fairytales. I knew the stories of course, but they never really interested me. I never had a favorite princess or a favorite fairytale. If I had to choose, I would choose Ariel with The Little Mermaid, or Belle with Beauty and the Beast. Lately, I have become more and more interested in the fairytales, both Disney and non-Disney, both traditional and reimagined. When I saw The Isle of the Lost, I knew I had to give it a try. Even though this book is written for a younger audience, I … Continue reading The Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

I originally read The Maze Runner a few years ago and really enjoyed it. This time around, I decided to try it as an audiobook which I definitely enjoyed! While I vaguely remembered what happened in the book, it was more of vague feelings rather than real recollections. While listening to the book, I found myself remembering events as they happened, but I was happy to find that I could not remember what happened next beyond a few exceptions. I enjoyed hearing it again as if it was almost new. The characters are easily relatable and I found myself very … Continue reading The Maze Runner by James Dashner