Reviews

Recent Reads #9

  

 

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler & Maria Kalman


Release Date: It’s out!

The general idea: In case you don’t know why I hate you now, here are some letters and items detailing why you suck.

Thoughts upon seeing the cover art: I’d like some tea.

It made me feel: Like the real title should have been Why Did We Date in the First Place.

Romance: I guess. Okay, yeah, but not from the d-bag male lead.

Highlight: The art! I love illustrations!

Read it if you like: Singing “You Oughta Know”, Old Hollywood, cooking.

Rating: One fun size bag of M&Ms.

 

Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony & Rodrigo Corral


Release Date: It’s out!

The general idea: A story of a mysterious relationship told through art, music, and videos.

Thoughts upon seeing the cover art: Pretty! But the spine is so many colors, I don’t know which shelf to put it on! *is confused*

It made me feel: Like looking at all the little things Callaway and I have collected between us over the years.

Romance: Yes, the slightly forbidden and honest type.

Highlight: YouTube links and the like. I think lots of books might try things like this soon.

Read it if you like: Fast reads, art, the beauty of an unopened door.

Rating: One plate of flan.

 

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins


Release Date: It’s out!

The general idea: I have two gay dads, a jerkface boyfriend, and a crush on the boy who broke my soul.

Thoughts upon seeing the cover art: I need that wig. I need it now.

It made me feel: Like I should take up making my own clothes again.

Romance: Of course. The imperfect and a long-time-coming type.

Highlight: Besides the cute, lovey stuff, the descriptions of everything. From settings to clothes, it all felt vibrant.

Read it if you like: Figure skating, the unexpected, baking.

Rating: One packet of Skittles. Taste the rainbow!

 

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E Smith


Release Date: It’s out!

The general idea: I’m on a flight and have to sit by an awesome guy I’ll probably never see again.

Thoughts upon seeing the cover art: It’s like a Valentine!

It made me feel: Hopeful. I do like the random circumstances of life leading to interesting things.

Romance: The type that you’re not sure can work because of where it was born.

Highlight: Getting her back on the ground. I don’t like flying either. I felt jittery!

Read it if you like: Fate, being pissed at your parents, going to weddings.

Rating: One plane package of those great cinnamon cookies. Mmmm.

 

Fever by Lauren DeStefano


Release Date: It’s out!

The general idea: I’ve escaped a life of forced marriage, yay! Oh, so everything sucks out here, too? Awesome.

Thoughts upon seeing the cover art: Is she high? *reads the book* Oh… yeah, kind of.

It made me feel: Mostly icky, if I’m honest. The series circles around some sad and pervy things. But also, very suspenseful. Or suspended? How do I translate suspense into a feeling?

Romance: Yes, the very stressed type, no matter where it comes from.

Highlight: Maddie. I’d like to give this character a hug.

Read it if you like: Constant fear, jellybeans, going to the doctor.

Rating: A bag of kettle corn. Not exactly a candy, but it’s sweet, so deal with it