Book Reviews

Stepsister

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Rating: ⭐️⭐️

In all honesty, I don’t think I ever watched the entire Cinderella movie in its original form. I’d read it many times, seen so many twists on it on the TV as I grew up but to be honest, Barbie was my childhood (and to this day I still occasionally slip down memory lane on YouTube listening to all the old Barbie songs feeling extremely nostalgic and reading all the comments of everyone else like my doing the same… weird sidenote but whatever).

This ended up being a sadly underwhelming read that I had previously been so looking forward to. I had expected a thrilling plot laced with darkness and deceit… this book failed to deliver that, despite the promises from many gushing reviews. However, this does not dim the significance of the overall message on gender roles and jealousy and the definition of beauty and also the power of labels.

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Book Reviews, dystopian

Legend

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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

So, as you guys may be able to guess by now… I’m off school, which means between all the extra chores and other things, there is a time when you’re left wondering what exactly you’re going to do with your time.

I’ve been seeing this book everywhere – OverDrive, the library, in my sister’s bedroom – for a really long time, and it took boredom to beat me into finally reading this.

And honestly, this book isn’t bad. It really isn’t. I didn’t expect it to be amazing anyway, I just thought it might have been a bit more of what it actually was.

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Book Reviews, YA fantasy

Smoke in the Sun

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I gave this book 2 stars for the entertainment. I will only go so far when it comes to entertainment in books, there are different types of entertainment: meaningful and meaningless. And you’re probably thinking “but, all the books you review on here are meaningless” and… yes… you are RIGHT, but there are different levels of meaninglessness, you know?

Anyways, I think this is the second book (Eliza and Her Monsters was the first) that I’ve rated lower than Emily May’s ratings… ever. Colour me shook. Okay, I’m going to try and make this sound organised because my enraged thoughts just blew out of me yesterday and my notes are an incoherent and unstructured mess.

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