Tag: love stories

Addie LaRue: I’ll Forget Her

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

By: V.E. Schwab

Addie LaRue is about a girl in 1700’s France who wants to get out of her arranged marriage and live. She makes a deal with the devil that winds up in an ultimate curse. She’s immortal but no one will ever remember her.

And he means that in the immediate way. Like her family forgets her. Someone turns their head and boom it’s who are you? I admit I hoped for so much on this one the idea sounded so good and ultimately I was disappointed.

I get a bit spoilery below. Nothing you probably haven’t already heard or assumed about the book but just beware if you want to go in completely blind.

The Path of Life and Love: One Day in December

one day in december

One Day in December

By: Josie Silver

Grade: B

I picked this up from Book of the Month knowing that because of the title if I didn’t actually read it this month it would probably sit on the shelf for a year. Like sitting around waiting for the dreamy guy you saw at a bus stop. See? The good thing about celebrity fantasies (hello Jason!) you know they aren’t going to turn up on the arm of your best friend.

Unless she’s seriously not telling me something…

A Beautiful Collection: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

a thousand beginnings and endings

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

Edited By: Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman

Grade: A

Ghosts, star-crossed lovers, tragedy, more ghosts, shape-shifters, dances and sisters among other things… A Thousand Beginnings and Endings is an anthology of Asian myths and legends that released at the end of June.

It’s a beautifully written and entertaining collection of stories and if you aren’t familiar with the myths or want to know more about them there’s a page or two of information by the author at the end of each story which I was so grateful to read!

Lose the Outlaw

Unbury Carol

Unbury Carol

By: Josh Malerman

Grade: C+/B-

What if you were about to be buried alive and had no way to save yourself? It’s kind of my worst nightmare and surely a lot of other people’s. Which is one of the reasons I really wanted to read this book. Carol’s best hope is her one-time love an outlaw who left her years ago and one of the two people in the world who know about her condition.

Thank You Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

Directed By: Guillermo del Toro

Grade: DNF

Future Me: Oh! Look that movie I really, really wanted to see in theaters is out! It’s getting lots of awards buzz and I think I’m gonna love it.

Brain: You haven’t even watched it. Wait until you can rent it.

Me: But it’s right up my alley and I really, really want to see it!

Future Brain: Remember The Shape of Water?

Me: I’ll wait.

Spoilers below: not so much the ending but some things that happen in the film including a cat and the point in which I said- nope, no thanks!

Passenger

Passenger Author: Alexandra Bracken Grade: B Genre: YA/Romance/Fantasy ¬†Etta and Nicholas are the main characters in this time-traveling, treasure hunt fantasy that came very well reviewed amongst some of my favorite reviewers. I am always […]