Caitsbooks Reviews: The Library of Lost Things by Laura Taylor Namey - 3.5 Stars

The Library of Lost Things by Laura Taylor Namey – A Cute Read, with Depth (ARC Review)

*All quotes are taken from the ARC and are subject to change*

Overall: 3.5/5 Stars
Characters: 4/5
Setting: 3/5
Writing: 4/5
Plot and Themes: 3.5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3.5/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Library of Lost Things is an interesting read that’s a mix between cute romance and heavy family drama.

“The circle never broke. We lived in a home strung across tightropes.”

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// Content Warning: Illness (Post-Concussive Syndrome), Mental Illness (Hoarding) //

Release Date: 10/8/2016
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Page Count: 384
Premise:

When Darcy Wells meets Asher Fleet, a former pilot whose dreams seem just out of reach, she doesn’t expect to care for him. For once, she doesn’t want to hide in her books. But after years of protecting her mother’s secret of being a hoarder, Darcy doesn’t know how to let anyone into her cluttered life.

“Holding a real book is like holding something alive. There’s the grit of the pages between your fingers as you turn them. The edges get soft and worn. With a real book, you feel the weight of the story more.”

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Caitsbooks Reviews: Roar Cora Carmack (3.5 Stars)

Roar (Stormheart #1) by Cora Carmack – Fun, but Nothing Special

Overall: 3.5/5 Stars
Characters: 4/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing: 3/5
Plot and Themes: 3/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3/5
Review in a Nutshell: Roar is a fun fantasy, with plenty of romance and a unique world. However, if you’re only a mild fantasy fan with a big TBR, I would understand skipping this one in favor of others.

“Perhaps death is all that waits for me across the great waters, but better to know death than to choose fear of the unknown.” 

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// Content Warning: Violence, Sexual Assault (Attempt), Anxiety, Murder, Illness, Imprisonment //

“If there’s one thing I know it’s that freedom shouldn’t feel like a noose around your neck.”

Release Date: 6/13/2017
Publisher: Tor Teen
Page Count: 380
Premise:
Roar follows Princess Aurora, who comes from a long line of powerful Stormlings, but holds no Stormling power herself. Desperate to protect her kingdom and her secret, Aurora agrees to her mother’s plan of marrying her off to a Stormling prince from another kingdom, but the more she learns about him, the more her future terrifies her. Disguising herself, Aurora flees the palace and joins group of storm hunters who promise her a way to gain storm magic for herself.

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Wicked Fox (Gumiho #1) by Kat Cho - Caitsbooks Review: 3.5 stars

Wicked Fox (Gumiho #1) by Kat Cho – Was It As Good As I Hoped? (Review)

Overall: 3.25/5 Stars
Characters: 3.5/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing: 3/5
Plot and Themes: 3/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3/5
Review in a Nutshell: Wicked Fox is a fun read, great for fans of k-dramas or paranormal romance, but otherwise may not be worth it.

“Night and darkness made a believer of everyone.”

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// Content Warning: Violence, Death, Abuse, Murder, Illness //

“The rest of the night, all Jihoon thought about were myths and fables. The lessons they taught and the price they came with.”

Release Date: 6/26/2019
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Page Count: 429 
Premise:
Wicked Fox follows Miyoung, who is half-human, half gumiho (nine-tailed fox). To survive, she must feed off of men’s gi every full moon, but Miyoung doesn’t want to be a killer. When she sees a stranger, Jihoon, being attacked by a goblin, she saves him, but in the process, she loses her fox bead- a magical bead that grants control over who to whoever holds it. However, when she tries to reunite with her bead, the results only cause more problems.

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Review: This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

24529123/trigger warning: This book is about a school shooting, so there is a lot of gun violence. There are also mentions of rape and sexual assault/

Overall: 3.5/5 Stars
Characters: 3/5
Setting: 3/5
Writing:
4/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review In A Nutshell: The topic of This Is Where It Ends, and general plot, is really important, and I think it’s really important for people to try to understand more so that we as a society can figure out how to put an end to it. As just a book, it was okay, but when you add the importance of the message, this book becomes something great.

“I never realized that courage was so terrifying.”

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Review: Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter

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Overall: 3.5/5 Stars
Characters: 3/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing:
3/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3/5
Review In A Nutshell:  Not If I Save You First is a fun, lighthearted younger-YA book that’s easy to jump into and enjoy.

“Someday I’m going to write a book: How to Not Die in Alaska — A Girl’s Guide to Fashionable Survival.”

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Review: Meet Cute: Some People are Destined to Meet

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It’s really hard to rate this as a whole, considering it’s an anthology. Scroll down to see my thoughts on each individual story.

Overall: 3.5/5 Stars
Characters: 4/5
Setting: 3/5
Writing:
3/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3/5
Review In A Nutshell:  Meet Cute is an adorable anthology filled with a variety of diverse stories by great authors. While some stories don’t shine as bright, others are absolutely perfect and make this 100% worth the read.

“Some people you want to get to know and some people you want to know you”

Favorite Stories:  The Dictionary of You and Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout,  The Department of Dead Love by Nicola Yoon, Oomph by Emery Lord
Least Favorite Stories:  Hourglass by Ibi Zoboi,  Siege Etiquette by Katie Cotugno,  The Way We Love Here by Dhonielle Clayton (although I would read a longer version of this story, I think my biggest issues with this one were all problems caused by the length)

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