*MUST READ* Without Merit by Colleen Hoover Book Review!

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I have been waiting for this book to come out! All of Colleen's books rip me apart and slowly put me back together again, piece by piece. Colleen did an amazing job with this book. I loved how she wrote about depression! Yes finally! Another author not afraid to write about mental health issues. The structure of the story is strong and is very relatable. The story mostly takes place in the house which used to be an old church. It seems odd but it's become a thing nowadays. I love the feel of authenticity it gives off.  I loved every single character. Colleen crafted each of them beautifully. Sagan, oh Sagan was a treat. A morbid little treat that one could just easily fall in love with at any given moment. Honor and Merit were anything but the doublemint twins. Complete and total opposites but weirdly the same if that makes any sense.

This entire book was strong. From the writing, the message, the characters, even the artwork in the book. Every little piece in this book was so detailed and played such an important role to the story. It helped carry the message along to the end. I loved this book. I loved this book so much, I read it in a day. The day after I met Colleen Hoover at her Pottstown, PA signing. She was awesome. I was not. I was a nervous wreck. I forgot my words and it was so surreal to me. One of the best days ever!



I recommend this book to everyone! If you have not read a CoHo book, what are you waiting for? My daughter and I are huge fans. If I could give this book 10 stars I would. But I could only give it 5/5 stars.


UPDATE!

Hi, guys! So I wanted to give you all a formal update on what's been going on and why I haven't blogged in a while. I have been busy writing a book and sending it to lit agents and publishers. After many many months of stress and sending my manuscript off into the wild and getting rejection letters, I finally got feedback and a publishing contract! It looks like my book will be published in 2018. It is a book that came from my heart. It is my raw and real truth. I write only what I feel and would like to express. It's a collection of poems, quotes, and open letters. I hope that you all love reading it as much as I loved writing it. I cried, laughed, and swooned writing this book. I went through an emotional journey and all of you will be reading that journey on those pages. To the one who has stolen my heart after picking it up off the floor, I love you with all of me. To my kids, I love you both without end, to infinity and beyond. I did this not only for you but for me. I needed the world to read what I had in my head and in my heart. I wanted you both to see that you have to live this life to the fullest and take chances and express yourself in all ways always because the freedom to express your thoughts and feelings is a beautiful and courageous thing. You lead by example and I am trying to be the best damn example you've ever had. 

Ink & Bone by Rachel Caine Book Review

This book was definitely quite the journey that I was waiting for a book to take me on. Every single character was so unique and mesmerizing in their own way. The author really did an amazing job creating such personalities for them. I loved everything about this book. The fact that it's about a magical library was fantastic! This world was so confusing but was so exciting to imagine it coming to life in my head! Rachel Caine this book was absolutely amazing! I cannot wait to read the second book. Feed me more Seymore! Thank you for Blogg for Books for providing me a copy to read in exchange for my honest review.

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner Book Review!


Thank you, Blogging forBooks for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

This book is the most beautiful book I have thus far in 2017. It has surpassed my other reads. Jeff Zentner is brilliant and wrote such a tragic and beautiful story. It took me on a rollercoaster of emotions. It makes you think of the time you have limited on this earth and to live free, love loud, and be you unapologetically. The structure of this story was strong and so relatable. This is something that happens day in and day out. Teens are glued to their cell phones. Destiny can be on her cell phone for hours which is why it frightens me when she starts driving. Texting and driving are serious and should not be done. This book talks about it and brings the attention to this subject and the consequences of texting and driving.

The characters of the story are lovable. You get to know the characters that aren't around and the characters that still are. You will be in awe at how beautifully Jeff carefully created each and every single one of these characters. You envision them coming alive in your mind as you read about who they were/are.

This book was strong in every sense. From the message of the dangers of texting and driving to dealing with grief and tragedy. One part, in particular, stood out to me in the book and it was the way Zentner described the circle of life and reincarnation. He wrote,

"There's a water cycle. Water never goes away. It never dies or is destroyed. It just changes from form to form in a continuous cycle, like energy. On a hot summer day, you've drunk water that a dinosaur drank. You might have cried tears that Alexander the Great cried. So I'm returning Eli's energy - his spirit - and all that it contained. His life. His music. His memories. His loves. All of the beautiful things in him. I give it back to the water so he can live that way now. Form to form. Energy to energy. Maybe I'll meet my son again in the rain, or in the ocean. Maybe he hasn't touched my face for the last time."

This literally broke me and left me in tears. Jeff Zentner, you have written a book that spoke to my soul, broke me to pieces and put me back together again. This is a book that everyone has to pick up and read. Every parent and teenager. everyone! I give this book 5/5 stars!

My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella Book Review!

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Sophie Kinsella has a way with words. I love her books. This book was fun and reminded me of myself! Katie, the main character is such a fun and comical character. She is someone I would love to have as a friend! She is going through what everyone is going through, life!

The structure of this book was strong and well rounded. I loved that this was set in London. I would love to visit these places and just walk everywhere she did. All of these characters were fun. I felt as if they were true to who we surround ourselves with. It kind of reminds me of Bridget Jones Diary. It witty, funny, and relatable!

This book has so many strengths. Sophie Kinsella does not disappoint with this. I give it 4/5 stars.