Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl

Blurb: Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…

But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere. Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

4 stars

Read Via: Hardback book (library)

My Thoughts: This was a really interesting story. I do not think I mentioned before, but I used to write fanfictions when I was 15-18 or so. They were anime fanfictions, but I read countless others (like Harry Potter!). I loved it, and I still enjoy reading them.

I felt like I really connected with Cath. The way in reacts to things and how she feels is similar to myself. I think I am not as attached to Harry Potter as the other people who may have read this novel. Yeah, I read it as it was coming out and I liked it …. but I dunno.

This book was super adorable. I really like how their relationship evolved. I feel like their story could have continued. There were some parts that I did not like, but they were far and few in between. I will be look into her other books!

Read August 22, 2014 —  August 29, 2014

 

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Beautiful Wedding by Jamie McGuire

18528454Synopsis: This novella goes through Travis and Abby’s wedding and their first year anniversary while switching points of view. It explains and brings to light the reason why Abby suddenly decided she wanted to get married.

4 stars

Read Via: Kindle (own it)

My Thoughts: At first this was kind of boring, because it was over events that was covered in the second book. However, there were emotions and reasons that were explored better, which I liked. I felt a certain issue was swept under a rug. I liked the second half very much. It made me cry a little though, because it was sweet.

Read March 6, 2014 — March 7, 2014

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Mrs. Maddox by Jamie McGuire

Mrs. MaddoxSynopsis: Travis and Abby celebrate their first Valentine’s Day as a married couple. This is a short story.

5 stars

Read Via: Web (Author’s Website)

My Thoughts: This short story was adorable. Very sweet. I wish there were more of them. I tried to cover up spoilers, but the title just gives it away.

Read February 24, 2014

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Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Walking Disaster (Beautiful, #2)

Blurb: Finally, the highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Can you love someone too much?
Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.

In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.

Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.

CKI was really excited to start reading this book. Usually when I read a book about people falling in love and it’s just in the girls point of view I get kind of mad. I want to know what I guy is thinking at certain points. When I read this book I thought it was great. Even though most of it was a repeat from Beautiful Disasters there was still some new things. I also liked how the author didn’t end the book at the same part. She went a little further into their lives and I really enjoyed seeing how their live was turning out. I can’t wait until she writes about Travis’ brothers.

4stars

Untitled-1 I was very excited when CK told me this novel was completely in Travis’ point of view. I really liked Travis and I wanted to know what he really felt like through the story. However, a times I got bored or nervous because I already knew what the main events were. The epilogue was awesome because it went farther than the first book. Honestly, I don’t think this needed to be a whole book.

Read Via: Paperback book (own it)

Read February 25, 2014 — March 4, 2014

4 stars

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