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Daisy Jones & The Six Book Review

Hello lovelies! How are you? Today’s blog post is all about my review of the novel Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know what your opinions are about this book. 

Average Rating: 4.42 out of 5 stars 

Genre: Historical Fiction 

Format: Audiobook

Length: 9 hours

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Synopsis (From Goodreads) 

Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.

 

***Trigger Warning for absence abuse, addiction and abortion. 

 

Thoughts

Pros

  • Loved the interview format. 
  • The audiobook was amazing. It has a full cast narrating. 
  • Loved the time period of the late 60’s and early 70’s. 
  • It’s a mix of Fleetwood Mac and A Star is Born. 
  • Full of scandals and heartbreak. 
  • This book was so feminist and I loved that aspect of it. 
  • Enjoyed the character development of the main and side characters. 
  • Appreciated the substance abuse aspect of the story. In my opinion it was done very well. 
  • Loved the music. 
  • Beautifully written. 
  • Loved the ending. 

Cons

  • Nothing. It was prefection. 

 

Rating

Plot: 5 stars 

Characters: 5 stars 

Writing: 5 stars 

Pacing: 5 stars 

Cover: 5 stars 

Enjoyment: 5 stars 

Overall: 5 stars 

 

I would 1000000000% recommend this book to you. 

 

“I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else’s muse. I am not a muse. I am the somebody. End of fucking story.” 

― Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones & The Six

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The Night Olivia Fell Spoiler Free Review

Hello lovelies! How are you? Today’s blog post is all about my thoughts and opinions on the newly released novel The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know if you have read or are planning on reading this book. Hope you have a great day. 

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Average Rating – 4.2 stars  

Genre – Thriller 

Format – paperback 

Length – 368 pages 

 

Synopsis (Goodreads) 

In the vein of Big Little Lies and Reconstructing Amelia comes an emotionally charged domestic suspense novel about a mother unraveling the truth behind how her daughter became brain dead. And pregnant.

A search for the truth. A lifetime of lies.

In the small hours of the morning, Abi Knight is startled awake by the phone call no mother ever wants to get: her teenage daughter Olivia has fallen off a bridge. Not only is Olivia brain dead, she’s pregnant and must remain on life support to keep her baby alive. And then Abi sees the angry bruises circling Olivia’s wrists.

When the police unexpectedly rule Olivia’s fall an accident, Abi decides to find out what really happened that night. Heartbroken and grieving, she unravels the threads of her daughter’s life. Was Olivia’s fall an accident? Or something far more sinister?

Christina McDonald weaves a suspenseful and heartwrenching tale of hidden relationships, devastating lies, and the power of a mother’s love. With flashbacks of Olivia’s own resolve to uncover family secrets, this taut and emotional novel asks: how well do you know your children? And how well do they know you?

 

Thoughts 

Pros 

  • Compelling. 
  • Great pacing to the story. 
  • I liked how it was a duel P.O.Vs 
  • It is beautifully written.
  • The soul of the novel is a mother and daughter relationship and I loved that aspect. I felt like it was raw and real. 
  • Loved the character development of Abi (the mother) at the end of the book she was string and determined. 
  • It is a debut novel and I can’t wait to read more from Christina McDonald. 

Cons 

  • I was very disappointed at the ending. I expected more. 

 

Rating 

Plot – 4 stars 

Characters – 5 stars 

Writing – 5 stars 

Pacing – 5 stars 

Cover – 4 stars 

Enjoyment – 4 stars 

Overall – 4 stars 

I would absolutely recommend this book!! 

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The Next Five People You Meet In Heaven Spoiler Review

Hello lovelies. How are you? Today’s blog post is all bout my thoughts and opinions on The Next Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know if you have read this book. Hope you have a great day. 

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Average Rating – 4. 39 stars 

Genre – Adult Contemporary 

Format – Hardcover 

Length – 224 pages 

 

Synopsis (GoodReads)

In this enchanting sequel to the number one bestseller The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom tells the story of Eddie’s heavenly reunion with Annie—the little girl he saved on earth—in an unforgettable novel of how our lives and losses intersect.

Fifteen years ago, in Mitch Albom’s beloved novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, the world fell in love with Eddie, a grizzled war veteran- turned-amusement park mechanic who died saving the life of a young girl named Annie. Eddie’s journey to heaven taught him that every life matters. Now, in this magical sequel, Mitch Albom reveals Annie’s story.

The accident that killed Eddie left an indelible mark on Annie. It took her left hand, which needed to be surgically reattached. Injured, scarred, and unable to remember why, Annie’s life is forever changed by a guilt-ravaged mother who whisks her away from the world she knew. Bullied by her peers and haunted by something she cannot recall, Annie struggles to find acceptance as she grows. When, as a young woman, she reconnects with Paulo, her childhood love, she believes she has finally  found happiness.

As the novel opens, Annie is marrying Paulo. But when her wedding night day ends in an unimaginable accident, Annie finds herself on her own heavenly journey—and an inevitable reunion with Eddie, one of the five people who will show her how her life mattered in ways she could not have fathomed.

Poignant and beautiful, filled with unexpected twists, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven reminds us that not only does every life matter, but that every ending is also a beginning—we only need to open our eyes to see it.

 

Thoughts 

Pros 

  • This book was my most anticipated book of 2018. 
  • I have waited 8 years for this sequel and it blew my expectations out of the water. 
  • This is not a religious book , it is a spiritual book. 
  • I loved how it was about the girl that Ed saved in the first book. 
  • Loved how the first sentence is the same in both books. 
  • Adored how Annie was visited by her childhood dog in human form. 
  • Loved how Annie got visited by Ed
  • Loved how the book ended with Annie living. 

Cons

  • None. This book is perfection

 

Rating 

Plot – 5 stars 

Characters – 5 stars 

Writing – 5 stars 

Pacing – 5 stars 

Cover – 5 stars 

Enjoyment – 5 stars 

Overall – 5 stars 

 

I would 10000000% recommend this book. 

 

“Love comes when you least expect it. Love comes when you most need it. Love comes when you are ready to receive it or can no longer deny it.” 

― Mitch Albom, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven

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The Five People You Meet In Heaven Non-Spoiler Review

Average Rating – 3.91 stars 

Genre – Contempoarary 

Format – Hardback 

Length – 196 pages 

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Synopsis (Goodreads) 

From the author of the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie, a novel that explores the unexpected connections of our lives, and the idea that heaven is more than a place; it’s an answer. 

Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It’s a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie’s five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his “meaningless” life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: “Why was I here?”

 

Thoughts 

Pros 

  • It was a re-read for me and loved it even more. I first read this book in my Grade 8 year and it has stuck with me ever since. 
  • Such a beautiful and powerful story. 
  • Ed is such a lovable character. 
  • Thee writing was pure magic. 
  • Loved how protective Ed was with the little girl. 
  • Loved following the different people that Ed has touched in Heaven. 
  • At the end of the book I felt like Ed was my friend. 

Cons 

  • No cons. This book was amazing!! 

 

Rating 

Plot – 5 stars 

Characters – 5 stars 

Writing – 5 stars 

Pacing – 5 stars 

Narrator – 5 stars 

Enjoyment – 5 stars 

Overall – 5 stars 

 

I would absolutely recommend this book. 

 

“No story sits by itself, Sometimes stories meet at corners and sometimes they cover one another completely, like stones beneath a river.” 

― Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

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Anne of Green Gables Review

Hello lovelies. How are you? Today’s blog post is all about my review on the book Anne of Green Gables. I read this book for the first time in grade 5 and I remember really enjoying it. I since have forgotten most of the plot. I wanted to continue the series, so I decided to reread the first book. Please let me know if you have read this book and your thoughts on it. Hope you have a great day. 

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Average Rating – 4. 24 stars

Genre – Classic Fiction

Format – Audiobook

Length – 10 hrs and 19 mins

Synopsis (Goodreads)

As soon as Anne Shirley arrives at the snug white farmhouse called Green Gables, she is sure she wants to stay forever . . . but will the Cuthberts send her back to to the orphanage? Anne knows she’s not what they expected—a skinny girl with fiery red hair and a temper to match. If only she can convince them to let her stay, she’ll try very hard not to keep rushing headlong into scrapes and blurting out the first thing that comes to her mind. Anne is not like anyone else, the Cuthberts agree; she is special—a girl with an enormous imagination. This orphan girl dreams of the day when she can call herself Anne of Green Gables.

 

Thoughts 

Pros

  • I loved this book. 
  • I loved how atmospheric it was. I have never been to P.E.I. before, but I could visualize it completely. 
  • Anne is such a wonderful, smart and magical little girl. 
  • Anne is mischievous, but she does it because she is curious. 
  • I loved how imaginative Anne was. 
  • I loved her relationship with Marilla and Matthew. It was so special.
  • Anne and Diana’s friendship was beautiful to watch. They are total opposites, but that’s what makes them work. 
  • Gilbert is one of my new favourite love interests. He is a peach. 
  • I loved how the second half of the book we got to see how smart Anne was while she was at Queen’s University. She is so inspiring. 

Cons

  • I have no cons. This story was perfection. 

 

Rating 

Plot – 5 stars 

Characters – 5 stars

Writing – 5 stars

Pacing – 5 stars

Narrator – 5 stars 

Enjoyment – 5 stars 

Overall – 5 stars 

 

I 100% recommend this book. 

 

“Life is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it.” 

Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

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Everything You Want Me To Be Review

Hello lovelies. How are you? Today’s blog is my review on the Book Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know if you have read this boom and if so what are your thoughts on this book. Hope you have a great day.

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Average Rating: 3.84 stars

Genre: Mystery Thriller

Format: Audiobook

Narrator: Various Narrators

Length: 10 hours and 44 minutes

Synopsis (GoodReads)

No one knows who she really is…

Hattie Hoffman has spent her whole life playing many parts: the good student, the good daughter, the good girlfriend. But Hattie wants something more, something bigger, and ultimately something that turns out to be exceedingly dangerous. When she’s found brutally stabbed to death, the tragedy rips right through the fabric of her small-town community.

It soon comes to light that Hattie was engaged in a highly compromising and potentially explosive secret online relationship. The question is: Did anyone else know? And to what lengths might they have gone to end it? Hattie’s boyfriend seems distraught over her death, but had he fallen so deeply in love with her that she had become an obsession? Or did Hattie’s impulsive, daredevil nature simply put her in the wrong place at the wrong time, leading her to a violent death at the hands of a stranger?

Full of twists and turns, Everything You Want Me to Bereconstructs a year in the life of a dangerously mesmerizing young woman, during which a small town’s darkest secrets come to the forefront…and she inches closer and closer to death.

Evocative and razor-sharp, Everything You Want Me to Bechallenges you to test the lines between innocence and culpability, identity and deception. Does love lead to self-discovery—or destruction?

Thoughts

Pros

  • Entertaining read. 
  • Hooked me from the start. 
  • I like how there was multiple perspectives so you get a lot of character aspect. 
  • I really liked the story as a hole. About a teenage girl playing a bunch of different parts for people. 
  • The writing was well done. 
  • I loved the narrators for all of the different characters. 
  • I loved how the main character Hattie was morally grey. It makes her relatable. 

Cons 

  • I guessed who the murderer was. I wanted it to be a little bit more unpredictable. 
  • The romance in this book made me feel very uncomfortable. 

 

Rating 

Characters – 4 stars 

Writing – 4 stars 

Pacing – 4 stars 

Narrator – 4 stars 

Enjoyment – 4 stars 

Overall – 4 stars 

 

I would recommend this book.

 

“Every book changes you in some way, whether it’s your perspective on the world or how you define yourself in relation to the world.”
― Mindy Mejia, Everything You Want Me to Be

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My Plain Jane Book Review

Hello lovelies! How are you? Today’s blog post is all about my review on My Plain Jane by     Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know if you have read the book and your thoughts on it. Hope you have a great day.

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Average Rating – 3.89 stars 

Genre – Historical retelling 

Format – Hardback 

Length – 452 pages 

Synopsis (From GoodReads)

You may think you know the story. After a miserable childhood, penniless orphan Jane Eyre embarks on a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There, she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester. Despite their significant age gap (!) and his uneven temper (!!), they fall in love—and, Reader, she marries him. (!!!)

Or does she?

Prepare for an adventure of Gothic proportions, in which all is not as it seems, a certain gentleman is hiding more than skeletons in his closets, and one orphan Jane Eyre, aspiring author Charlotte Brontë, and supernatural investigator Alexander Blackwood are about to be drawn together on the most epic ghost hunt this side of Wuthering Heights.

Thoughts

Pros 

  • Tells the story from three different perspectives. 
  • Such a fun read.
  • Super funny.
  • Love the concept of Jane Eyre being best friends with Charlotte Bronte (author of the novel) and that Jane can see ghosts. 
  • Loved how the character of Jane Eyre compared Mr. Rochester to Mr. Darcy. 
  • Loved how every so often that the narrator would talk to us the reader throughout the story. For example “excuse me, dear reader.”

Cons 

  • predictable 
  • Charlotte and Jane annoyed the hell out of me. 
  • There is so much female and female hating in this book. 
    • “‘She’s not even that pretty,’ Jane said ‘who needs glossy hair, anyways? And her neck…’ ‘swanlike,’ Charlotte said.”
    • Throughout the book Charlotte constantly put down Jane who was suppose to be her best friend. 

Rating 

Plot – 3 stars 

Writing – 4 stars 

Pacing – 3 stars 

Cover – 3 stars 

Enjoyment – 4 stars 

Overall – 3 stars 

 

If you want a funny and quick read I would recommend this book. 

 

“I would always rather be happy than dignified”

Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows, My Plain Jane