Everything, Everything.

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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
5 OUT OF 5 STARS

“Sometimes you do things for the right reasons and sometimes for the wrong ones and sometimes it’s impossible to tell the difference.”

I stayed up until 3am reading this book. I couldn’t stop reading it and it didn’t feel right going to sleep leaving it unfinished. I absolutely loved this book more than words can even explain! It was EVERYTHING and more if there was more than everything. I love Maddy with every piece of my heart and she was such an awesome character and such a strong person. I instantly fell in love with Olly and Carla too.

Nicola Yoon did such an amazing job writing this book and it was uniquely written and I guarantee you won’t be able to put it down! I laughed. I cried. I got angry. I felt everything. I am so glad that I was able to read this book and be apart of this amazing story. I highly recommend this book!

I received this book from Netgalley for an honest review. It will be released in September and I do hope you all give it a chance! “Life is a gift.” I could talk about this book forever and it wouldn’t be enough. It was definitely such an amazing and beautiful story. I think I’ll end it here though, because I don’t want to give anything away. Just know, it’s amazing and it’ll shock you and make you fall in love; with Maddy, the world, and your own life.

“But it’s never just one moment. It’s a series of them. And your life can branch out from each one in a thousand different ways. Maybe there’s a version of your life for all the choices you make and all the choices you don’t.”

Goodreads Description: My disease is as rare as it is famous. It’s a form of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, but basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in fifteen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives. New next door neighbors. I look out the window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black t-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. I want to learn everything about him, and I do. I learn that he is funny and fierce. I learn that his eyes are Atlantic Ocean-blue and that his vice is stealing silverware. I learn that when I talk to him, my whole world opens up, and I feel myself starting to change—starting to want things. To want out of my bubble. To want everything, everything the world has to offer.

“Love is worth everything. Everything.” 

Since I was up until after 4AM and I am up four hours later, I think I’ll be heading back to sleep (or at least attempting to). I hope everyone is having a great weekend! Bye!

I Hunt Killers. 

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
5 OUT OF 5 STARS

“Sometimes hope could be the most frightening thing in the world.”

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I love books, TV shows, documentaries, movies, etc. about murder and serial killers. If I’m not reading or catching up on my DVR, then my TV always has the Investigation Discovery channel on. So I of course wanted to read (well listen in this case) this book as soon as I read the description. It was so easy to follow along with the story and it was so good! Throughout the entire book I was trying to figure out who the killer was along with Jasper, his friends, and the police. Turns out, I was wrong the entire time and I never would have guessed! It was so fun trying though! Lots of “Oh my gosh” moments and “WHAAAAT!?” moments.

I loved Jasper and his girlfriend Connie and best friend Howie. Jasper had some pretty awesome friends to help him with some of the things he wanted to do. It was interesting getting an idea about how a child was raised by a serial killer. It was also heartbreaking that Jasper had to go through and deal with so much even after his father was arrested. It was really dark at times, but it was an interesting and really good read. I loved the book so much and the surprise ending was crazy! I really can’t wait to get the next book in the series! I’m disappointed that my library doesn’t have it 😦

I definitely recommend this book and especially if you’re into this type of thing; and mysteries and thrillers. It was so good!

“This is why I forgive, but I don’t forget. When you forget someone, the forgiveness doesn’t mean anything anymore.”

Goodreads Description: What if the world’s worst serial killer…was your dad? Jasper “Jazz” Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one might say. But he’s also the son of the world’s most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, Take Your Son to Work Day was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could—from the criminal’s point of view. And now bodies are piling up in Lobo’s Nod. In an effort to clear his name, Jazz joins the police in a hunt for a new serial killer. But Jazz has a secret—could he be more like his father than anyone knows?

“We humans have the capacity to wreak horrors on each other. But we also have the capacity to survive those horrors.”

What are you currently reading right now? Any book recommendations?

Here are some posts from this week:

  • Friday Finds #17. – Some of the books I added to my TBR and Kindle this week.
  • WWW Wednesdays #9. – Books I’m currently reading, recently finished, and reading next.
  • May Reads Recap. – A look at all the books that I was able to get through in May.

I sadly didn’t do as many posts as I wanted to do, but I still have some tags I need to get to. Hopefully soon! I’ve been distracted with either reading or TV. Hannibal returned!! And I mentioned before how I’ve been obsessed with Orphan Black and have been watching that. Next Friday Orange Is the New Black returns, so I’m pretty sure I’ll be binge watching that. I actually told my boyfriend that he better ask for the day off work, because I would be watching it without him if he didn’t. 😛

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I do have some exciting news…I reached 200 followers and I am so excited about it! 🙂 Thank you all for being amazing and following me and liking my stuff! It’s been so fun having this blog and being able to share my love for books (and other things) with you all! I’ve met some really awesome people through doing this blog and I’m excited about all the people I will continue to meet! ❤

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I have to eventually this weekend move everything off my computer, so I can completely wipe it and my bedroom is kind of a disaster 😦 … But for now I’m going to go read! I’m really getting into A Court of Thorns and Roses! It’s so good! Bye! ❤

Greyhound.

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Goodreads Description (link in the picture):
“Sebastien Ranes’s single mom and her feckless boyfriend can’t be bothered to take care of a stuttering twelve-year-old. Banished to live with his grandmother on the far side of the country, the boy can barely understand a bus schedule when he gets dumped at the Greyhound station in Stockton, California. Given $35 and a one-way ticket to Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sebastien must cross the country – alone, without a clue how to fend for himself.

Filled with youthful anger and naïveté, Sebastien heads out into the “Morning in America” of Ronald Reagan’s 1980s, encountering temperamental bus drivers, charming, shifty, and downright dangerous strangers, the music of Daryl Hall and John Oates, and an ex-con named Marcus, who takes the boy under his wing. In an unforgettable trek that evokes Oliver Twist and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the unlikely pair lurch from one misadventure to another, tumbling toward an elusive understanding of where and how, in a troubling world, to look for light.”

Greyhound by Steffan Piper. I was browsing the Kindle Unlimited with narration section of Amazon looking for a new book to listen to at work. I was instantly drawn to this book by the cover. It looked like it would be an interesting read, so I decided to read the description and it seemed interesting enough.

I absolutely LOVED the book so much! I was laughing (sometimes out loud), smiling (I’m sure everyone at work thought I was crazy), getting angry, sad, and even tearing up. I experienced almost every emotion in only 240 pages. I decided to come home and finish the book and by the end I was crying so much; happy tears. I was glad I finished it at home because if I finished it at work, I probably would have gotten a lot of crazy looks and questions why I was crying, lol.

I finished the book in one day between listening at work for 6 hours and finishing the rest at home for 2 hours. The narration was perfect and I think that influenced a lot of why I loved it so much. The characters were perfect and the entire story was great. It really makes you think about life and what and who is truly important. It shows you how kind people can truly be; people you don’t know. It also shows you how dangerous and cruel people can be. Reading this book only further made me believe that there is always light at the end of the tunnel even if it takes awhile and a bunch of bumps in the road to get there.

I already want to read it again and I just finished it today. This will be a book that I plan on actually purchasing. It has definitely been the best book I’ve read so far this year. This will be one of those books that I will always recommend to someone and read over and over. I am so glad the cover popped out at me, because I don’t think I would have given it a second look.

Has there been a book you read because of the cover? Let me know! I would love to check them out.