A Tyranny of Petticoats edited by Jessica Spotswood

4/5 stars

This is going to be a shorter post because it is hard for me to review a collection of stories without going by each story one by one and spoiling everything but I will try my hardest. Overall I thought that most of these stories were wonderful. They focuses on “badass girls” through out history. I absolutely loved this concept and thought that most of the authors captured this aspect through different types of women in different eras. Many of the stories I found myself looking for a whole book to continue the story. There were a couple that I did not like; however, you’re bond to get one of those out of 15 stories. I would recommend this book to anyone interested reading about badass women.

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Once again, sorry this post was so short!


Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

I gave this book 4/5 stars.

I had no idea what expect from this book when I picked it up, what I got was a diary of a freshman girl who’s worried about most things freshman were worried about. But what makes this book different is that Louise Rennison wrote the book in such a satirical way. She was poking fun at how much teenage girls blow things out of proportion and how naïve they truly are. I would say that this book is perfect for when one needs a funny, quick read. In my case I was in the middle of Life of Pi which is a thought provoking book  (review coming soon I promise) and I needed to give my mind a break. So I brought this book out, read it, and was ready to get back to thinking. I did think some of the things in the book were a little bit improbable but it was still a really good book. I’m looking forward to reading on with this series and would recommend this book to anyone who’s been in high school and needs a good laugh.

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A+E 4Ever by i. merey

I gave this book 5 /5 stars.

I picked this graphic novel up randomly at the library and started reading, two hours later I finished it amazed. This is a true coming of age story, about a boy and girl growing up and finding themselves. The story focuses on them finding their sexuality but you also see them find their style and developing their personalities. The story development was great and I loved the characters. I felt like the author did a great job showing what emotions and feelings are like as a teenager which I believe is hard for many authors to do. I also loved the art style. It was all black and white but the art was amazing. I would recommend this story to anyone who likes these coming of age stories but do note that there is some graphic things and harsh topics in the book.

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Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaria

I gave this book 4.5/5 stars.

This book is about a girl who is assigned to write a letter to a dead person but after she writes one letter she continues to write letters to many people who have died like a diary. I really enjoyed this book and love the writing concept. This book is very dark and deals with a lot of dark issues including mental illness. I would also call this a coming of age story, even though it is a little dark. I say that because there is a side story, if you will, about Laurel’s, the main character, friends who are growing up and trying to find who they are. I didn’t like how there is a gap in the letters and Laurel has seemingly become a new person. I would have liked to see her change slowly and, without giving away any spoilers, she how she deals with the her issues. Even though this book has some flaws I loved it and loved what it teaches. I would recommend this book for anyone who likes to read about mental illness and what goes on inside of the ill person’s head.

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The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan 

I gave this book 4.5/ 5 stars. 

This was an amazing, unique book. Even though it wasn’t a traditional book there was plenty of character development and a great plot line, which I loved. The only way to describe this book is that it was a lover’s dictionary. There is a word given and then the part of the story that corresponds to the word is reveled. The story is not given in chronological order but it is given in a nice, flowing order that makes sense. The only problem I had, which is 100% my fault was that I didn’t know so of the words that were given. Some I could figure out from the context in the story but I would have loved an actual definition somewhere in the book. I love David Levithan and would recommend this book for anyone who wants a quirky, quick read.

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American Gods by Neil Gaiman 

I gave this book 4.5/5 stars. 

This was a really good book. The amount of research needed for Neil to write this had to take months. There were so many different gods from different cultures and different parts of the world. I think if I knew more about the gods then I would have laughed at so many different things. That’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy the book. I thought that the book was amazing. I’m just saying that anyone who knows about a lot of different gods around the world would love this book. But everyone can appreciate the character development in this story. Almost every character that you meet in this book grows through out the book. That explains why the book is so long. But it is so worth the wait. This was a slow read for me… I’ve been reading it for 3 weeks now. And it takes so long because of the amount of information in the book. But slow reads aren’t bad.another amazing thing about this book were the plot twists. Even if I knew about them (from hint the Gaiman gives us) I would always frind the twists surprising and unpredictable.  I would defiantly recommend this to anyone who likes mythology or a really good adventure story. 

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Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay 

I gave this book 4.5/5 stars. 

I really really really liked this book. I have been watching the T.V. Show before reading the book so I did know the major twist. But I really liked how different the book was from the show. The book would be a really hard to make an exact replica of in a show or movie adaptation. In this book you are mostly inside of Dexter’s head. In fact there are not many conversations going on in the book at all. But that is one of the things that makes this book amazing. I will say that I didn’t really like Deb, Dexter’s sister, in the book that much. In fact I feel like the only character building we see is from Dexter and the killer. That is why I gave the book a 4.5. Overall this book is an amazing mystery type book and I recomend it and the show to anyone who likes gory type things. 

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