Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Book Review: Aquicorn Cove by Katie O'Neill

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Gorgeously illustrated.

This book is about a girl - Lana who recently lost her mother. The story started with she and her father arrived at their previous hometown to help her Aunt Mae clean up a mess due to the storm that hit the village. Throughout the story, we can see that Lana is coping with her sadness of losing her mother. One day she found one sick baby creature “aquicorn” and tried to help it. Little did she know that this creature came from the magical kingdom in the sea.

The illustrations are really gorgeous and mesmerizing! I really like the message that the author bring - about the environment & our society nowadays. I give this book three stars in Goodreads and would like to recommend this book to environmental activist out there.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Book Review: The Fragile Ordinary by Samantha Young

Sunday, July 1, 2018

ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

The Fragile Ordinary is a coming of age YA Contemporary. If you know me, you know Samantha Young is one of my favorite author. Thus, I'm not surprised I enjoyed reading this so much. The novel is narrated by a girl name Comet Caldwell (1st person POV), who is a very shy and socially awkward. A girl who prefer to be stuck in books rather than socializing with people around her. The 2nd main character is Tobias King, the new mysterious boy in town who go to the same school as Comet.

The thing I loved the most about this novel is the character development especially on Comet's. It was so well built. At the end of the day, it's about finding your true-self, accepting all the flaws & quirks, and to see the good things layer by layer, not only on the outside. Comet learnt that sometimes we can't change the situation, but we can only accept and see the good things in it.

The relationship between Comet & Tobias is freaking sweet - they started as a best friend before they become lovers, which I really like as I have a thing for best friend to lover romance. Best friend to lover is everything, urgh.

If you read most of Samantha Young novel, you know she will give that unexpected plot twist. This was what I'm looking for while reading The Fragile Ordinary, and wow that twist is so unexpected I cried. I cried for Tobias, I cried for Comet. I'm so sad by it as I really thought that there is still hope, but nope. It just crushed my heart.

Minus one star for the weird slang / spelling from Stevie and his crew. It's hard for me get into and I feel that it's unnecessary.

Thank you to Harlequin Teen, InkSlinger PR & Samantha Young for providing a copy for an honest review.
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