Book Reviews

Fallen- Book Review

The book being reviewed on this lovely evening is Fallen by Lauren Kate.

OH ME OH MY… Fallen.

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Let me just say, this book was a bit of a disappointment to me so if you love this book good for you, I just wanted more from it.

First of all, when I pick up a romance novel, I WANT ROMANCE RIGHT AWAY! I do not want to have to read 300 pages in order to get to the actual romance. Yeah, there are some kisses here and there but their relationship does not peak till right around this time.

Some positives:

I felt that the initial story of the main character was interesting. The death that made her go to the reform school was interesting and I wanted to follow her story right away.

The writing was very easy to follow and flowed smoothly for the most part.

I enjoyed the dark tone to the story.


The main character was very annoying to me. If a guy flips you off the first time you look at him, why would you keep going for them?

The inserts of comedy felt very awkward and unnecessary. These two obviously do not love each other for their humor and neither one of them are considered funny by their peers so when they try to be funny, it is just strange.

THE ROMANCE! Holy moly, this love triangle was difficult for me to get through. This may be a SPOILER but we all know that Daniel and Luce are gonna end up together the first couple of chapters in. The awkwardness of Luce and Cam was just cringy because we know that they are not meant to be and their encounters are just creepy (in my opinion). With that said, Cam and Daniel were my favorite characters! I like the mysteriousness of Daniel and how much of a jerk he was. I like how awkward Cam is even though I think he is supposed to be displayed as a dream boy.

Overall, I would give this book a 2/5. Even though I did not enjoy the first book, I will probably continue the series just because I own them and do not like reading partial series. With that said, keep an eye out for the rest of my reviews on this series!

Happy Reading!


Book Reviews

Sing, Unburied, Sing- Book Review

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Sing, Unburied, Sing is about a young man named JoJo who is trying to figure out what it means to be a man. JoJo looks at the different male figures in his life. His grandfather is a very big influence for him because his father is in prison. At the beginning of the book, we find out that his father is getting out of prison. JoJo, his mother, her friend, and his younger sister make a road trip to pick up the father. During this road trip, we find out that their family has a lot of issues and because of that, JoJo and his mother start seeing ghosts from the past. JoJo sees a ghost named Richie who is talked about in his grandfather’s stories and the mother sees her brother.

Overall, this book was okay for me. I felt like it took forever to get into and I did not really care for the characters. Don’t get me wrong, I felt bad for JoJo and his situation but everyone else seemed to just be fillers. A lot of people felt bad for the mother but I did not like the mother at all. I gave this book 2.5/5 stars.

Trigger warnings: Drug abuse, police brutality, racism, child abuse.

Book Reviews

Monday’s Not Coming- Book Review

When first picking up this book, I thought it would be a typical thriller. You know, there is a mystery and it gets solved through the main character or police. While this did happen in this book, there was a lot more twists and shocking moments that I did not expect to happen.

Monday’s Not Coming follows a young girl named Claudia. Claudia is working towards finding her best friend who no one seems to care is missing. Some trigger warnings are sexual abuse, child abuse, depression, and bullying.

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Something I did not expect from this book is that the best friend’s name is Monday. This is somewhat interesting because when reading the title, you usually think of the day Monday, not a person. That alone was very interesting for the author to do. Something else that I found interesting about this book is that the chapters are either Before or After Monday is seen as missing. This was very helpful to me because it developed the characters more, their relationship more, and how much the disappearance of Monday affected Claudia.

The book starts out with a mix of the relationship between Claudia and Monday and how Claudia is effected with the disappearance of Monday. As you can imagine the trauma of losing a best friend, it becomes clear that Claudia depended on Monday much more than a regular friend. It almost seems obsessive. That is my main issue with Claudia as a character because of how obsessed she is with Monday. SPOILER! It even gets down to the point that Monday performed oral sex on a boy so Claudia feels that she must do the same.  I get looking up to someone and wanting to do what they do but goodness, these kids are like 13/14 in this book.

There are a couple moments in this book where I was shocked and I feel like that is important to not mention so other readers can have the same experience. There is also a lot of good girl fights in this book which I enjoyed, mostly with the mothers.

Overall, I enjoyed this book as a whole. While I was reading, I felt myself piecing different clues together in order to get the whole story. Don’t worry! You are eventually told everything you need to know! I would give this book 4.5/5.