• Books,  Reviews,  Young Adult

    Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

    Good Morning All! This week I am reviewing Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff! This was the last book I read in 2018 and was honestly one of the most unique/unconventional books I have ever read. For one thing, it isn’t written in the most traditional book sense. Instead of pages of narration, the book is set up a collection of data logs, interviews, and reports. It is called, after all, The Illuminae Files. The story begins right after an attack on an illegal mining plant called Kerenza. The dialogue goes back and forth between interviews with Kady and Ezra, each telling their version of the events and how…

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    My Process for Writing Reviews

    Hi Guys! Today I thought I would go through my process for writing reviews! I try to start writing reviews as soon as possible after reading the book because then everything is fresher in my mind. If it’s been a while  I either read a summary or skim through the book itself. It usually takes me about 15-20 minutes to write a review which is nice because that means I can just sit down and knock out about five in an hour! This is my general process:   Step One: Read the Books (duh) Once I find a book I am interested in, I read it! While I read I…

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    The Year I Became Isabella Anders by Jessica Sorensen

    Isabella Anders has always been the girl that never fit in. Most days she feels invisible, especially when she’s around her older sister, Hannah, who catches the eye of everyone, including Kai and Kyler, the boys who live next door. Isabella has had a crush on Kyler for years, but knows he’ll never see her as anything more than Hannah’s little sister, unless she finds a way to standout. When Isabella gets an offer from her grandmother to travel overseas for the summer, she seizes the opportunity, hoping she’ll discover more about herself. And she does, but not in the way that she expected. Three months later, Isabella returns home…