Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson - Review


 




ABOUT THE BOOK 
Veronica Mars meets The Craft when a teen girl investigates the suspicious deaths of three classmates and accidentally ends up bringing them back to life to form a hilariously unlikely--and unwilling--vigilante girl gang.
Meet teenage Wiccan Mila Flores, who truly could not care less what you think about her Doc Martens, her attitude, or her weight because she knows that, no matter what, her BFF Riley is right by her side.

So when Riley and Fairmont Academy mean girls June Phelan-Park and Dayton Nesseth die under suspicious circumstances, Mila refuses to believe everyone's explanation that her BFF was involved in a suicide pact. Instead, armed with a tube of lip gloss and an ancient grimoire, Mila does the unthinkable to uncover the truth: she brings the girls back to life.

Unfortunately, Riley, June, and Dayton have no recollection of their murders. But they do have unfinished business to attend to. Now, with only seven days until the spell wears off and the girls return to their graves, Mila must wrangle the distracted group of undead teens and work fast to discover their murderer...before the killer strikes again.

Review

This book was so much fun, I finished it in a day! Undead Girl Gang has it all, mistery, adventure, friendship, crushes, and proper representation. The characters have real feelings which make them very relatable, teenagers can read this book and find themselves in one way or another. From the very beginning Lily Anderson hit us with strong emotions, there is grief and sadness but there is also the journey of moving on and finding the truth and discovering who you really are. Something that stands out from this book is that Mila is not you typical white teenager going through high school. No, Mila is Mexican, plus-size, not very popular and a witch, everything that makes her different is what makes her so relatable.

Let’s talk about proper representation, something that Lily Anderson does perfectly. While Mila is fat and Mexican these are not the things that define her. These representation are presented under a positive light that makes me super happy and I just want for everyone to read this book and realize that fat or Latinx characters don’t need to fit into stereotypes and that not everything has to be negative. Mila is a perfect example of how stereotypes can be broken, while other people want to define her as the fat girl she does not let that to be everything there is about her. Finally, she is a Mexican character that does not have broken English or is a super sexy women that is seducing every men that crosses her path, besides being a witch, she is a normal high schooler.

I gave this book a 5/5 🌟 and I would recommend to anyone that likes fun/emotional YA books or if you’re looking for some positive Mexican/fat positive representation this is the book for you!

About the Author

Lily Anderson is a school librarian and Melvil Dewey fangirl with an ever-growing collection of musical theater tattoos and Harry Potter ephemera. She lives in Northern California. She is also the author of THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN ME IS YOU and NOT NOW, NOT EVER. She tweets @ms_lilyanderson.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Article Three by Anna Jakobsson Lund - Review

Synopsis: Trust will get you killed – and trust will keep you alive

In a world where the System governs everything, Ava’s a rebel – one who can control other people’s thoughts with her mind. As part of a resistance movement preparing for war, this is a useful skill.

Levi stopped believing in the struggle for freedom when it snatched his parents from him. Now he’s just trying to live a quiet life and control the voices that threaten his sanity.

One night Levi’s sister is arrested. To free her, he has to break old promises and get involved with people he swore he’d never associate with. Ava’s ordered to help him and, together, they leave on a rescue mission. She says he has to trust the rebels. But should they?


REVIEW (SPOILER FREE) 


*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for a honest review*
Article Three has gotten me back into dystopia. It's been so long since I've read something from that genre and this book was great to come back to it. It's short and fast paced. I had a little trouble getting into it but once I passed the firsts few chapters it went on very fast. My only problem was with the dialogue, it was written in the way that you could see their accent but that made it hard to understand what they were saying, that was part of what slowed me down at the beginning. Overall, Article Three is a great book for all you dystopia fans out there! 4/5


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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Reading Challenge Update - 2016


We are halfway through the year and I think that this is the perfect time for a reading challenge update. This year I have been kind of a slow reader but I am confident that by the end of the year I would be able to complete my challenges. My plan is to read ten more books before the summer is over, that would leave me with ten more books to read during the fall and before the year is over.


These are the books I have read so far: 

Beastly by Alex Finn - 3/5

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/544891.Beastly

Emotions by Arnulfo Cantarero - 4/5

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25886430-emotions

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling - 5/5

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1.Harry_Potter_and_the_Half_Blood_Prince

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling - 5/5

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/136251.Harry_Potter_and_the_Deathly_Hallows

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee - 5/5

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird

Indian Killer by Sherman Alexie - 4/5

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19101195-indian-killer

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes - 5/5

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15507958-me-before-you

Mythical by Michael Weekly - 4/5

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30302708-mythical

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin - 5/5

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13496.A_Game_of_Thrones

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon - ?/5

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1618.The_Curious_Incident_of_the_Dog_in_the_Night_Time

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs - 4/5

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9460487-miss-peregrine-s-home-for-peculiar-children

How close are you to completing your challenge or have completed it already?

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Mythical by Michael Weekly - COVER REVEAL

I'm excited to be reavealing the cover to the secuel of Mystical, Mythical. In case you don't know, Mystical is a fun fantasy book that involves witches, lots of mystery and a talking cat. Without further a do here it is, the cover of Mythical.




Get Mythical here: Amazon

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater - Review

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17675462-the-raven-boys?ac=1&from_search=1
The Raven Boys is about a lot of things. But basically is about a girl named Blue who would cause her true love's death after kissing him. On St. Mark's Eve she sees the spirit of a boy named Gansey and that is how she comes to meet the raven boys and gets involved in the search for the lost king Glendower. It is a thrilling story with a lot of mystery, magic and a little bit of love.
This book surprised me, it was completely different form what I was expecting. I thought that The Raven boys was a love story and that's it. Instead I got into a paranormal world with people looking for magic. There is kind of a love story involve but I think that is not the main point of the plot.
I loved reading this book because I didn't know what it was about, so everything was new and unexpected. The story is well written and the characters well developed. The story was settled and there was something about each character that I loved. Every character had their own personality and a reason to be there. the whole story is written in such descriptive way that you can't help but get lost in the quest to find Glendower.
I fell in love with Gansey's personality. I loved how there were different sides to him. He was a complex character and I feel like we don't get to see a character like Gansey so often. He could have anything he wanted on the world just by a click of his finger and still he likes to work for what he wants. I also loved that he wanted to be more that what people assumed he was. Since he was a raven boy people assumed he was rich and condescending and even though he was rich and sometimes condescending he tried hard not to, for people not to get insulted. For me he was a character that cares about people and tried his best to make everyone happy.
I'm excited to see what the next book has to offer I hope it is fun and full of magic. Now my expectations are high but I still expect to get surprised. This was one those boos that I just couldn't put down and that gave me goosebumps almost every time. If you like paranormal, magic and death in a book then you should go an read this book and if you have read it let me know what you think, and if the second book is just as good. Just no spoilers please!