June Wrap-Up #3

Howdy! Too many wrap-ups, my god! This is part 3 of my June Wrap-up, however, there will definitely be at least one more part before we’re done! Let’s dive right into it.

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

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This book was just so heartbreaking. It follows a girl named Taylor Edward’s and her family after her father is diagnosed with cancer. They get a last opportunity to spend their last summer together at their lake house. At first, I thought the story was slow and it didn’t captivate me. What kept me reading was Warren, Taylor’s brother. He’s a typical nerd, with fun facts and he was just adorable in every way possible. But then suddenly, the story just changes and became so beautiful and it ended with me crying in the middle of the night about that ending. Definitely recommend

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

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This is another graphic novel, and it was so much fun but kind of dark and creepy at the same time. It follows Katie who runs a restaurant called Seconds. Her dream is to one day own her own restaurant and she is currently renovating it and hoping to own it in the near future. She runs into issues along the way but finds a magical way to fix those issues by changing the past. What she doesn’t understand is that there are consequences to doing so, and she gets into a cycle of trying to fix her life. The art of this one was so beautiful but very simple. I read it on about 2 hours, it is one of those graphic novels that one can just fly through. I loved this book, but my main issue was Katie. She was whiny at times but it wasn’t anything intolerable

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer

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I have may thought about this book… It basically follows a girl, Delilah, that falls in love with a fictional character, a prince in a fairy tale, Oliver, only to realize that he isn’t really fictional and that he is trapped in this fairytale world. Delilah needs to help him get out of the fairytale. This book has a very cute concept, and don’t we all wish we can pull a fictional character out of a novel? I just didn’t feel like it was executed very well. It felt very much like a middle grade novel, which does not have to be a bad thing, but it felt as if it was too childish. Maybe that was the fairytale, but I’ve read several fairytale re-tellings and didn’t feel that way. Also, the ending of the book is so morally wrong. I won’t spoil it but that was not done very well.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Off the Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer

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This is a “Companion” to Between the Lines, but I really felt like this read like a sequel. That is why I won’t say anything about the plot, because I really do not want to spoil anything. My thoughts about this book is that what I mostly enjoyed about it was the format of this edition. It had coloured text and full color illustrations and that was different than other books. Another thing was kind of… the culture change. I’m trying to be vague but for those of you who have read the book understand when I say that part was hilarious. Otherwise, this book didn’t feel like too much of an improvement to the first.

Rating: 3 out of 5

The Sculptor by Scott McCloud

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This was a really big graphic novel, but it was so good I read it in a few hours. It is about David Smith, a sculptor having issues with sales and sculpting in general. He somehow makes a deal with death. He’ll be able to sculpt anything he wants, but he’ll pay his life in 200 days as an exchange. The art in this book is so beautiful. It has blue tones throughout it and it was just beautiful to look at. I really do recommend this graphic novel if you’re looking for a good one!

Rating: 5 out of 5

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

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I won’t be saying much about this book except that it was a re-read and it was perfect in every possible way. I would give it 10 stars if I could. This is one of those books that it is best to go into them blind, and that is why I won’t be saying much about this.

Ratings: 5 out of 5 stars

Selfish by Kim Kardashian West

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For those of you who don’t know, I love Kim Kardashian. I think that she is an inspiration to women to do whatever you want in life. Yes, this book is barely any text at all. I just feel like she actually put in a lot of work on making this book the way it is, and whether you like Kim or not, in my opinion, she is a complete beauty.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Grey by E. L. James

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As you may know, I love the Fifty Shades trilogy, so when I found out there is going to be a Fifty Shades of Grey from Christian’s perspective, I went crazy. I bought it as soon as possible and when I got it I finished it in about a day. It was just perfect in every way. I adored that she included chapters from his childhood but also from earlier submissives and from when he was in that seat. It gave a clearer insight into his mind.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Death Note: Volume 2 by Tsugumi Obha

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I can’t really say that much about this book since it is a sequel, but I can say a few things. This is getting really crazy. I’m loving the Kira vs L thingy and I’m understanding both parts. As I said before, I’m really looking forward to the next volume.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Okay guys, that’s it for now! I’ll try to post the last part tomorrow. I hope this is not getting too tiresome for you! Have you read any of these books? And what did you think? What fictional character would you pull out from a book if you could?

I hope you enjoyed, and don’t stop readind!

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