Review: What If It’s Us (ARC) by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: What If It’s Us is an adorable tale of love and friendship that will take you on a rollercoaster of emotion through NYC.

Release Date: October 9th, 2018
*Quotes are taken from the ARC and are subject to change upon publishing.*

“’But what if the story should quit while it’s ahead?’
‘How do you know unless you give the story another chance?’”

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Top 5 LGBTQ+ Reads

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Caitsbook Top 5: LGBTQ+ Reads!

Here is a list of my favorite LGBTQ+ reads. Now, in order to count for this list, at least 50% of the book had to follow an LGBTQ+ character (so I couldn’t include The Raven Cycle or Six of Crows, sadly, but maybe I’ll make another list later!). And if you’re wondering why you’re favorite isn’t included- I probably just haven’t read it yet! There are so many great LGBTQ+ novels in the world and unfortunately, I have yet to read every single one (emphasis on yet).

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Review: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing:
5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review In A Nutshell: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is the perfect book for someone looking for a funny, adorable, and just overall amazing read. If you’re looking for a great LGBT book- why haven’t you read this already?!

“Why is straight the default? Everyone should have to declare one way or another, and it shouldn’t be this big awkward thing whether you’re straight, gay, bi, or whatever. I’m just saying.”

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Top 10 Best 2018 Releases (So Far)

There have been a lot of amazing releases this year, so far. Obviously, I haven’t been able to read them all, but I still wanted to talk about some of my favorites!  There are a few I haven’t quite gotten to yet (A Reaper At The Gates) so don’t think they’re not on this list because I hated them. I just haven’t had the time to read them (or I’m really afraid to read them, like with Reaper. Please Sabaa don’t hurt these characters anymore they need a break!) Also, I’m not including any books being released after June, I’ll make a different list in December or January covering all of those releases.

Okay on with the top ten!

Sidenote: I’m extremely indecisive so they aren’t in any particular order, with the exception of the first three probably being my top 3 reads this year. 

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Review: Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Overall: 4.8/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Leah on the Offbeat was definitely a great read, but don’t compare to the perfection of the book before it.

“Imagine going about your day knowing someone’s carrying you in their mind. That has to be the best part of being in love- the feeling of having a home in some else’s brain.”

 

 

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