The Inexplicable Logic of My Life ★★★★☆

4 stars

I’m not entirely sure where to start this review. Maybe I should start by saying that I loved reading Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, which the man who wrote this book also wrote. Benjamin Alire Sáenz has a whimsical way of writing and I love reading any of his books. This book wasn’t really an exception but it didn’t leave me wanting to read more. I understand that this book follows a family and it is basically a record of their lives but it just wasn’t as gripping as Aristotle and Dante. I never thought about putting the book aside and throwing it into my DNF pile, so at least there’s that. 

*I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review and that fact in no way affected my review in any way*

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Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) ★★★★☆

I wanted to read this book for the longest time before I finally gave in and picked it up while shopping at Target. I’m incredibly happy that I did because it turned out to have such a great story line and plot! I loved the way in which it was told and cannot wait to start Gemina, the second book in the trilogy!

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A Face Like Glass ★★★★☆

3.5 stars 

So this book came out in May of 2012 but the new hardcover is coming out later this year. I loved the cover and the summary sounded interesting so I requested a copy from Netgalley. I’ve also read one of his other books, Cuckoo Song, and I found it incredibly enjoyable so I thought why not give this book a try. In the end, I’m very glad that I did.

*I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review and that fact in no way affected my review in any way*

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Red Rising ★★★★★

5 stars 

So I no longer want to write incredibly long reviews so this will be the first to reflect that change. 

I loved loved loved this book. I read it every night before going to bed and towards the last few chapters, it was a persistent thought in my mind. I had heard about this book for a few months before I bought it but then it just sat on my bookshelf until I picked it up about a week ago and I’m very happy that I did.

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How To Hang a Witch (How to Hang a Witch #1) ★★★☆☆

3 stars

I bought this book after visiting a potential college because I had run out of books that I had brought with me to read. This was basically a cover buy but I also love reading and learning about the Salem Witch Trials. If you, or anyone you know, really likes books about history, particularly the Salem Witch Trials, and doesn’t mind that the book is a young adult fantasy then this may be a good gift or recommendation.

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Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) ★★★★★

5 stars

I loved Six of Crows a lot and so I went into this book with high expectations. It didn’t disappoint. This book is almost everything I could have ever wanted to finish off the duology that is Six of Crows. There isn’t a dry or dull moment in this gigantic book and was a thrilling read from start to finish. I definitely recommend this series (duology) to anyone who loves a good young adult fantasy book and doesn’t mind that both books are quite large. While Leigh Bardugo also has another series (The Grisha series) I think I would personally recommend the Six of Crows series over it (The Grisha series) because the writing and story telling is just much better in her latest books.

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Heartless ★★★★☆

4 stars

Honestly, I loved this book and its spin on the Alice and Wonderland universe. It was such a great read and it was definitely worth staying up till 3 am to finish. I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves Alice in Wonderland or is even just a good book about a villain’s backstory.

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