Book Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli (Blog Tour)

30653853Title: The Upside of Unrequited
Author: Becky Albertalli
Release Date: April 11, 2017
Format: ARC
Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Number of Pages: 352
Date Read: April 11, 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.

There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker, Reid. He’s a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him.

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The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Book Review)

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Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Genre: Classics

Publication Date: First Published in April 1943

Date Read: January 16, 2016

Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.

Format: ebook

Pages: 98

Ratings: 5 out of 5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures.

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[UPDATED BOOK REVIEW] Looking for Alaska by John Green

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Title: Looking for Alaska

Author: John Green

Genre; Young Adult, Realistic Fiction

Publication Date: December 28th 2006

Date Read: May 10, 2015

Publisher: Speak

Format: Paperback

Pages: 221

Summary from goodreads:

Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter’s whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the “Great Perhaps” (François Rabelais, poet) even more. He heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed-up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.

After. Nothing is ever the same.


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[BOOK REVIEW] City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) by Cassandra Clare

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Synopsis from goodreads:
 
 
Love is a mortal sin, and the secrets of the past are deadly. Plunge into the third installment in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and prepare to be hooked (Entertainment Weekly).

To save her mothers life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.

As Clary uncovers more about her family past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much hes willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City whatever the cost?

Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the third installment of bestselling series the Mortal Instruments.

Includes an exclusive sneak peek of the fourth book in the Mortal Instruments series: City of Fallen Angels! And don’t miss the teaser fromClockwork Angel, the first book in the Infernal Devices trilogy, the prequel to the Mortal Instruments series.
 
 
 
 
Title: City of Glass
 
Author: Cassandra Clare
 
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
 
Publication Date: March 24th 2009
 
Date Read: May 18, 2015
 
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
 
Format: Paperback 
 
Pages: 541
 
 
 
 

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[BOOK REVIEW] City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare


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Synopsis from Goodreads:


Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? Clary would love to spend more time with her best friend, Simon. But the Shadowhunters won’t let her go–especially her handsome, infuriating newfound brother, Jace. And Clary’s only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil–and also her father. When the second of the Mortal Instruments os stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor suspects Jace. Could Jace really be willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?




Title: City of Ashes

Author: Cassandra Clare

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Publication Date: March 24th 2009

Date Read: May 15, 2015

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Format: Paperback

Pages: 453




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[BOOK REVIEW] City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare

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SYNOPSIS from Goodreads:

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know… 

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.





Title: City of Bones

Author: Cassandra Clare

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Publication Date: March 27th 2007

Date Read: May 13, 2015

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Format: Paperback

Pages: 485



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